Archive for February, 2011


We’re Not Gonna Take It

February 13, 2011 by

The Islanders looked for some revenge against Brent Johnson and the Penguins


Oh We’re Not Gonna Take It
no, We Ain’t Gonna Take It
oh We’re Not Gonna Take It Anymore

we’ve Got The Right To Choose And
there Ain’t No Way We’ll Lose It
this Is Our Life, This Is Our Song
we’ll Fight The Powers That Be Just
don’t Pick Our Destiny ’cause
you Don’t Know Us, You Don’t Belong

Those lyrics by 80’s hair band and Long Island natives Twisted Sister,  have been blasted over the speakers at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum for over 25 years now.  But friday night, they were never so true. 

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My First NASCAR Experience

February 7, 2011 by

Even though NASCAR may be the most popular sport in America, to most people it’s a completely different culture. The only way to fully understand the world of NASCAR is to fully immerse yourself in it.  So that’s what I did back in October 2010 when I was lucky enough to have the full-blown NASCAR experience.  Like most people who have grown up in the SportsCenter era, I know the names of like 15 drivers.  Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Tony Stewart, and so on.   I had always wanted to go to a race, but I didn’t think I could stomach 3 or 4 hours of watching guys making left-hand turns.  I was wrong.  Thanks to a close relative who works for the brand new NASCAR Hall of Fame, I got the “behind the scenes” tour of what happens before and during a race.  Without a doubt, doing it this way has gotten me hooked. Read the rest of this entry »