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Are You Ready For Some Football?

As I mentioned in The Big Apple, part 1, Gary and I were in New York to watch our hero Bret Farve play a little football.
However, having been out the night before having way too much fun we weren’t at all that ready but we did achieve our goal of being hungover for the game.

After gulping down a little breakfast, with our very expensive stub hub tickets in our hand, we headed out into the chilly November morning to hail a cab.
When we finally flagged one down and asked the cabby to take us to Giants Stadium, (the Jets use the same facility as the Giants) he told us in broken English that he had no idea where that was.  

So with the clock ticking, we jump out of that cab and into another only to hear that he also doesn’t know where it is, but at least he got on his radio and found out.
Wow, who could have guessed that anyone living in New York wouldn’t know where Brett was playing today?

When we get on the freeway there is absolutely no traffic so I’m sure that we must be going the wrong way until after coming over a hill, there it is, Giants Stadium.
Once we arrived, we had to really hustle to find our seats in time for the kick-off.

Our seats were perfect, not only were they in the warm sun but they were on the Jets’ side of the field.
We were surrounded by raucous Jet fans, who as they kicked off the ball never stopped being rowdy. Cool!

Our boy Bret had us a nice 34 -0 lead at the end of the first quarter so of course, we did some leaping high fives with our new best friends.
Bret went on to win 50  to something, so Gary and I were very happy but now, how the hell do we get back to our hotel?

As we leave the stadium we asked one of the people who worked there if he knew where the cab stand was?
He pointed to a place that is about half a mile away so as the sun started to go down along with the temperature, off we trudged.

When we eventually got there, we only found one beat-up old cab, and when we asked the cabby, “How much to downtown Manhatten,” he said, “A hundred and twenty-five plus tolls,” so we passed.
Wow, no wonder these guys were wiped out by Uber.

Looking around we noticed a bunch of folks lining up for buses so we hustled over to ask if there were any busses to Manhattan?
The good news was yes, but the bad news was that the bus stop was on the other side of the stadium which of course was another half-mile walk away.

We rushed over there as fast as we could hopin’ and a prayin’ that we hadn’t missed it.
Not to worry though because as we came around the corner there was still a long line of folks waiting. Whew!

Unfortunately, though, we soon discovered that the line continued not only around the next corner, it went around several other corners.
Two hours later we were finally on the bus headed back to Manhattan but we had no idea where the bus ride would end.

Luckily the bus terminal  was right near Times Square and as we left I noticed a big ol’ statue of Ralph Kramden from the old TV series, “The Honeymooners” and I couldn’t help but yell, “And away we go!”
As Gary and I made our way back to our hotel couldn’t believe how many people were still in the streets, it was shoulder to shoulder and it was Sunday night, what an unbelievable city.

What a wonderful experience. Gary and I both agreed that It all turned out to be much better than we’d expected.
The next morning after saying our goodbyes at JFK and I was winging my way back to West Palm Beach, it suddenly hit me, two radio guys in the Big Apple for three days and we never turned the radio on once. Wow, was it us or New York Radio?
Miss ya, Gar!

GEO’S LIFE-LINERS

Being smart is not only a skill it’s also a choice.

I can only wonder what Suzette McClure who murdered my good friend Charlie Minor is doing now and where she is?

I’ve been in love six times but was only excited about marrying one of them.

While watching some old Tom Cruise Mission Impossible movies, I realized that they were very successful because Tom was smart enough to have great actors in them like Anothony Hopkins and John Voigt.

Courage needs to be constantly exercised.

The question may be more important than the answer.

Good enough is the enemy of great.

I think the oil companies are going to keep raising prices until we all promise not to vote for a Democrat in the mid-terms.

Hockey players are the only athletes in the world who pretend that they’re not hurt.

What politician would you trust to babysit your grandbabies?

At what age do you develop shame?

Why do Whiskey and wine go down much easier than water?

Tolerance sanctions misuse and incompetence. 

Familiarity breeds contempt.”

If the 65% of the rich didnt inherit their wealth, I rather doubt they’d be running anything.

I once read that Einstein married his cousin because she had big tits. How wise was that?

Most listeners don’t want their favorite radio station to get any better.

Has anybody thought that maybe we shouldn’t export our oil?

Do you REMEMBER what the initials CD, ASAP, DVD, BYOB, FOMO, FYI, LASER, P.S, PIN, RADAR, RIP, SCUBA, SMART, SNAFU, SONAR, SOS, VIN, WD-40, ZIP, CAPTCHA, CD-ROM, JPEG, RAM, URL, AWOL, FLOTUS, NATO, SWAT, AIDS, AT&T, stand for?

I wonder when Biden is going to stop blaming Trump for everything and start fixing things?

Most great men aren’t good men because they’re too busy being great to be good.

COMMENTS

Terry Kenny: Hey George, what day would you prefer us in Winnipeg to come and visit during your visit? (Excellent Adventure)
Geo: I’d love to see you every night we’re in town, Terry but I’ll check with my brother who has a lot of band guys from his era coming too.

Ron Below: To answer your headline question- War, What The Hell Is It Good For?… Absolutely nothing! (War)
Geo: Uh-huh, uh-huh!

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