First of all, congratulations to the Syracuse Orange. They will meet up with West Virginia in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium, December 29th. Go Orange. Now having said that let me then say, "What is a Pinstripe Bowl?". Since the NCAA lowered the qualification for bowl eligibility to 6-6 we have seen a parade of mediocre teams playing each other in an ever increasing number of games. Exactly how many bowl games are there?
Jumping into Oneida Lake on the second day of December may not be thought of as big fun by some but doing it for a cause such as the "Special Olympics" is bringing out the best in some Central New Yorkers. The "Polar Plunge", according to Polarplungeny, will be held Sunday morning at Oneida Shores on Bartell Road in Brewerton. There is still time to brace yourself and sign up to take part. Here are the details.
It has played to packed houses in New York and other cities across the country for years and now "Wicked" has made its way to the Landmark Theater in Syracuse. Billed as "the untold story of the witches of Oz" the storyline, according to Wikipedia, "is told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz; its plot begins before and continues after Dorothy's arrival in Oz from Kansas and includes several references to the 1939 film and Baum's novel." Here is a schedule of performances and ticket info.
Vernon Downs Casino and Tioga Downs Casino have combined to donate $200,000 to the American Red Cross to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy in New York. According to the Tioga Downs website Chairman of American Racing and Entertainment Jeff Gural made the announcement after several fund raising activities were held at the two facilities.
The run of great weather is coming to an end this weekend. For some, the season's first lake effect snow is forecast while everyone will see temperatures plummet from near 60 to near freezing. Click for the details.
The other day when I was at the gym I saw on one of the TV's a young man reviewing the latest James Bond movie "Skyfall". Actually, I had seen him several times before and was impressed by his poise and maturity. So I did a little investigating. It turns out that he is 14-year old--that's right, 14--Jackson Murphy and he does family and kid movie reviews every Saturday on YNN. Take a look and you'll be astonished at just how confident and polished he is on the air.
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