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Everything posted by lovehockey

  1. UnWined has a selection of Organic Butcher items for purchase online for pickup (locations at the Bradlee Shopping Center on King Street near 395 and the Belle View Shopping Center at Fort Hunt Road and Belle View Boulevard) or local delivery in Alexandria.
  2. If you happen to be watching TV at the moment (8 p.m. hour, Tuesday, November 28) they're re-running his Chopped episode.
  3. It's been a fantastic first day. Two major upsets. Plus the vast majority have been close games, including multiple 1-point games.
  4. The NFL is failing. Papa John's is looking at all of their stats and they need to pull pack from the NFL. The Koch brothers? Most of America doesn't know about them.
  5. I recall when New Orleans is Sinking was yanked off the airwaves after Katrina. And Pool Boy...I know you're a legit fan because you referred to them as the Hip.
  6. A website that most people have never heard of (I hadn't until you linked it) hosted by a small-minded person who doesn't deserve any notice.
  7. Sometime around 2007 I bought a bottle of white wine from the discount shelf at Schneiders. I can't remember what exactly it was, but it was a 1982 vintage. Since the cost was only about $5 I thought, "Why not?" If it turned out to be terrible I wasn't going to be out a lot of money. When I applied the corkscrew the cork fell into the bottle. I poured the wine into a pitcher and it turned out to be just fine. Quite nice, actually.
  8. I think the anthem protests do have a part in the sales slump. Given what this WSJ article says, it's safe to say Papa John's NFL sponsorship has hit its zenith. The head honcho's political views and the quality of the pizza aside, they can't continue as a major advertiser/sponsor for the NFL. Polling shows that for people who have quit watching the NFL this season, the protests have been the reason or one of the reasons they did so. For some, it was strictly the protests. For others, they were hanging on to their NFL viewing for various reasons and this was the straw that broke the camel's back. As to why other pizza chains haven't seen the same problem? Some of these people who quit watching are also boycotting the advertisers (or at least doing their best to). Earlier this season lists of advertisers were circulating around the internet and people were being encouraged to stop patronizing them. Anhauser-Busch even set up a dedicated complaint phone number as a result. So you end up with people who have quit watching football and also have quit ordering pizza on game days because it's not needed anymore. Or they have changed from Papa John's to another chain like Dominos whenever they want to order pizza. It's easier to decide to change your pizza delivery source than it is to decide to change, for example, your phone/internet/TV company (Verizon is another NFL advertiser). I would be interested in seeing how much of a drop in store sales there has been on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, but I'm guessing they won't make that publicly known. As for the timing of his complaint, it definitely wasn't good. I'm not typing this to defend the guy, but just wanted to point out that it's possible that at least some of the people who have quit the NFL have also quit Papa John's because they're a sponsor.
  9. You can also find games from Germany's Bundesliga on Fox Sports1 and 2. Occasionally a game will appear on the main Fox network.
  10. Tonight's game, delayed 3 hours, has brought a new addition to the DL (and I personally wouldn't be surprised if it's for the rest of the season) after Harper slipped on 1st base at full speed in the bottom of the 1st. Legs are not supposed to move that way. He couldn't put any weight on left his leg as he left the field. I'm sure there are tears in some of his knee ligaments.
  11. Chicken 65

    Namaste has it on the menu.
  12. They decided not to open in that location and instead will be opening soon at 7305 Richmond Highway. The building is next door to a Shell station and has been home to several other restaurants over the years.
  13. I'll admit, I've only got delivery from here. But I can say that the rotisserie chicken doesn't need utensils (really good!) and the Lomo is pretty tasty as well. The yuca fries are good deal. The first time I got the Cubano it was too salty but the second time it was just right. If you're in the delivery area you can get beer and wine.
  14. Fastest game of the year: 2:29. 10-1 against the Mariners and the 10 were scored against the starting pitcher (poor guy), in the rain. --- Jayson Werth (Pat)
  15. Or, in another scenario, you need the opponent to beat themselves. The best example of this in my lifetime was the 1986 Stanley Cup playoffs. Throughout the 80s it was said that the Calgary Flames would have done much better in the playoffs if they weren't in the Smythe Division. In the majority of those years they had to get past the powerhouse Edmonton Oilers in the 1st or 2nd round. In 1986, they won their series against the Oilers due to an Oilers' own goal (seriously, to this day I can't watch it). That year the Flames won the Stanley Cup against Montreal, and that is the only Cup they have (they made it to the finals in 1989 and lost to Montreal but never played Edmonton because LA took care of them in the 1st round).
  16. To save others from the hassle, it's Penalties in Minutes. While stats are kept on the number of penalties a player or a team has amassed, PIMs are also used because penalties vary in their length (the most common being the 2-minute minor, the 4-minute double minor, and the 5-minute major). For example, in the graphic Don linked the Caps had 2 penalty minutes while the Pens had 4. From that it's easy to say that during the 1st period 1 Capitals player had a 2-minute minor penalty. However, for the Pens, that 4 minutes could mean 2 players with 2-minute minor penalties or 1 player getting a double minor that is 4 minutes in length. But the solution to the 2 minors or 1 double minor question is given in the stat directly below the PIMs, and that is the number of power plays. The Pens were 0/1 on their power play, which means that they didn't score during the time that the Caps player was serving his 2 minutes. The Caps, however, were 1/2, which means they had 2 power plays and scored on one of them (in this case, when Crosby was in the sin bin). Therefore, there were 2 2-minute minors against the Pens during the 1st period. Also, when PIMs are totaled, the entire time assessed by the referee is counted, regardless of whether that actual time is served. Going back to the Crosby penalty, he was released from penalty box after the Caps scored 45 seconds into the 2-minute power play. However, the stats guys did not go back and subtract the 1 minute and 15 seconds not served. This is why the PIMs say 4 minutes for the Pens instead of 2 minutes and 45 seconds (the full 2 minutes of the other guy's penalty plus the 45 seconds Crosby actually served before the goal).
  17. Four games in the ever-changing Denver weather environment (plus that altitude thing) and a 3-1 record: 8-4 loss (the day after playing the ESPN Sunday night game against the Mets), 15-12 win (Turner hits for the cycle), 11-4 win, and 16-5 win (11 of the 16 runs coming in the top of the 7th). Imagine if they played at Coors field half the season...