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Ramblings from a Boston Boy stuck in New York

Monthly Archives: October 2010

Just Think About It…

Vince Lombardi

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I’m going to try something – every week I’ll post a short quote – something inspirational or though-provoking – just for you all to think about.  Here’s the first one:

I would say that the quality of each man’s life is the full measure of that man’s commitment of excellence and victory – whether it be football, whether it be business, whether it be politics or government or what have you.

Vince Lombardi

Tom Brady Versus Derek Jeter — Who is Superior? (via howiGit’s Blog)

This article is about an argument I’ve been having for years with my NY friends, family, and coworkers. The guys at howiGit did a great job putting fingers to keyboard and finding a way to provide a quantifiable argument. I may not agree with them – I’ve left comment for them in fact – but I think it’s a great article nonetheless. It should spark some fierce debate.

Tom Brady Versus Derek Jeter -- Who is Superior? By Jimmy Cunningham, howiGit Contributing Writer New York, NY Mr. howiGit loves his comparisons, so here is one for him: a comparison of the two most iconic heroes in New York and Boston of the past generation — Derek Jeter versus Tom Brady. As with most comparisons on this blog, this one will dig deeper than just the numbers and performance on the field, but will examine the whole person — and in the end will determine the more iconic figure. … Read More

via howiGit’s Blog

Open Letter to Jack Wilson, President of the University of Massachusetts

Massachusetts Minutemen athletic logo

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Mr. Wilson –

I recently read the following article on – UConn scores by spending more – The Boston Globe.  As a UMass Amherst alumnus, I am extremely disappointed to hear that my alma mater is hurting so badly and slipping down the charts with regards to its academic and research performance.  This school, which has graduated myself, my wife, my sister, my brother-in-law, and my brother, was once one of the best institutions of higher learning in Massachusetts.  Now, from all accounts, it’s littered with run down buildings, sub par research facilities and students who are not necessarily the cream of the crop.

I implore you to follow UConn’s lead and empower the athletic department to start raising money for the rest of the university.  Make your flagship university just that – THE most sought after university in Massachusetts!  Build your OSU, your University of North Carolina, your Michigan! Read more of this post

Figuring Out Different Home Theater Cables

DisplayPort connector

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As a follow-up to our product review of 15ft HDMI cables, we found that technology and how-to site How-To Geek has put together a great primer on the difference between VGA, Composite, DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort cables and connectors.  They also get into the nitty-gritty of why you would want to use one type over the other and offer their recommendation at the end. Read more of this post

Eating Everywhere Contest : Show Us Your Wings!

Eating Everywhere

The good folks over at Eating Everywhere (full disclosure: I do write an occasional review over there) are running a Best Wings Contest with the winner receiving a free copy of the Anheuser-Busch Cookbook: Great Food, Great Beer (a $25 value).

So show your support BDR-readers and jump on in on this great contest! Nominations can be made through November 12th. Visit the link below to enter the contest!

Eating Everywhere Contest & Giveaway | Show Us Your Wings! « Eating Everywhere