Super Sunday 26th of January, 2003 |
Supa Bowl Picks 16:45 EST by ike
It's about a half hour until kickoff, and here are the predictions:
Wu's got the Raiders winning 97-3.
Kirk likes the Raiders by 10, 27-17.
Chittim's taking the Raiders by a point, 21-20.
Ken B thinks it's Raiders by 2 pts, while Barbara B's says Raiders by two touchdowns.
On the other side of the ledger, the kid that goes by 'Jersey' down here likes the Bucs by a pt, 24-23.
My buddy John says Bucs by 7.
Carol, the hotel waitress, starting talking trash when I told her I was from CA -- she's taking the Bucs by at least 10.
Cousin Scott doesn't know which team will win, only that the score will be 27-23.
As for me, I'm going into Scott's camp, but I've got the winner: Raiders by 4, 27-23.
Friday 24th January, 2003
Arctic Temps, Regulation Games, and Some Pics 13:00 EST by ike
Sure, I packed my bathing suit. I packed a couple pairs of shorts. I even packed some t-shirts. What I should have packed was my winter hat and a parka: wind chill this morning brought the temperature into the teens. Thanks a lot, Daytona Beach...
So, to prevent us from catching pneumonia, the instructors have kept us indoors the last two days, shivering in the non-heated ballroom, going over the rulebook exclusively, covering such exhilirating topics as what constitutes a regulation, suspended, tie or no game. Joy. We have less than 10 working days left to prove what we're capable of doing on the field, so all the students are a little antsy to get outside and work...
On the bright side, I managed to upload some pictures -- enjoy...
Sunrise Over the Beach
View of the Main Drag
Umpires in 'Formation'
(Back Row L-R: Paul, Sam, Randy, Jerry, Harry, Hunter, Dana, Larry, Eddie)
(Front Row L-R: Brian, Rob, Brian, Andy, Steve, Scott, Ray, Brent, Josh, Brian, Josh)
Me, Biggy and Damian
The Puerto Rican Trio (left to right, Axel, Rafael and Idel)
The Space Shuttle 'Columbia'
Major League Umpire Larry Vanover Checking Out the Shuttle
If you have a Super Bowl pick, send it to me and I'll post them all together...