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Off Beaten Path: Maybe a tribute to Hostess snacks?
Say it 'aint so
It is with great sadness that I learned of the end of Hostess Brands today.
A part of my childhood has died. Admit it, growing up there was nothing better than a Hostess Fruit Pie. It was big time when you opened your lunch box at school and your mom had packed an Apple, Cherry or Blueberry Fruit Pie.
Back in the day, nobody cared about the 470+ calories in each pie, or the 20 grams of fat, or 38 grams of sugar. Nobody batted an eye at the 25 ingredients that included high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, and lard. Even as an adult, I would grab a fruit pie at a BP or Speedway. The best way to eat them was to heat them in a microwave for 30-seconds, then place in a bowl and plop two scoops of ice cream on top. Holy! I'll admit to never liking the chocolate or lemon fruit pie.
I also loved the Ding Dongs and Ho Ho's. I would put the Ding Dongs in the freezer. Twinkies were ok. I never was a big fan of Suzy Q's or Snow Balls.
Remember when Hostess put the baseball card panels on the bottom of boxes? ('75-'79). A three card panel measured 7 ¼” by 3 ¼ and the sets consisted of 150 cards. I remember riding under the grocery cart when my mom went to the store.
I would pull boxes off the lower self and flip them over to see which set of players I wanted.
Barry Larkin leads Brazil to historical WBC qualifier win
"I know the country of Brazil is watching," Brazil manager Barry Larkin said. "This is an important tournament for baseball in the fact that Brazil has its first Major League Baseball player in Yan Gomes, and there are many more that are going to be coming. As far as the way that we played today, I think this is significant for the country, for the future of baseball, and I know all Brasileiros are very proud tonight."
Five years ago today we awoke to learn we had lost The Old Lefthander.
MLB.com: Five years later, Nuxhall's legacy still resonates
Fay: Jocketty shoots down some rumors
Twitter: Cubs have signed C Dioner Navarro, who batted .290 last season for Reds, according to his agents. From Carrie Muskat @CarrieMuskat, MLB.com. Navarro signs 1-year, $1.75M deal
Bruce seeking to finish career in Cincinnati
Mark Sheldon, MLB.com
"[Bruce] made it clear that he wants to be a Red his entire career," Bruce's agent, Matt Sosnick, said. "[Joey] Votto is in his wedding in a couple of weeks and he wants to play with him. He has a lot of friends there. He and his fiancee are very comfortable in Cincinnati. Jay asked me to approach the team and see if something is there. We'll see if the team has any interest."
NKU builds early lead, can't hold off Tulsa in 76-56 loss
Former Musketeer Mark Lyons scores 17 to lead Arizona to win
Playoff picture: Bills beat Dolphins, help Bengals
Evan Pinkus/Associated Press
Dalton, Bengals developing
"Every game is its own entity; you only get one crack at this a week," Gruden said from his office earlier this week. "We're young offensively, and it's not always Andy. Sometimes, it's the tight end not getting off the line, or the receiver running the wrong route. You wanna talk about a sophomore slump, it's not just the quarterback. We all have our hands in the struggles, not just Andy. But Sunday was a breakthrough. He made big-time throws on third down and did a lot of stuff at the line that helped us."
It's getting pretty bad in Kansas City
Dane Callstrom sings about the state of the Kansas City Chiefs.
He refers to former KC coach Todd Haley when he sings, "what if Todd was one of us?".
On this date: Fit to be tied
From Steven Sharp
Sunday afternoon, November 16, 2008
Cincinnati Bengals versus Philadelphia Eagles
Paul Brown Stadium/Cincinnati, OH
The Cincinnati Bengals and the Philadelphia Eagles played to a 13-13 tie. It marked the third straight week that the 2008 Bengals (1-8-1) did not lose. The Bengals defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars, 21-19, on November 2, 2008. The Bengals had their bye week after the win over the Jaguars.
The tie probably helped the Eagles enough long-term in qualifying for the 2008 NFL postseason, as they finished with a regular-season record of 9-6-1 -- just good enough for the postseason.
30 years ago this Tuesday: "The band is on the field!"
SI: Looking back 30 years later
30 years later, magic of The Play endures
Rivera, then a junior at Cal, was on the sideline, stunned that Cardinal quarterback John Elway had led his team to a field goal and 20-19 lead with four seconds remaining. Rodgers, the Bears’ special teams captain, huddled his unit together and gave them a simple message. Do whatever it takes to keep the game’s final play alive.
No one imagined it would turn out the way it did.
Cardinals unveil uniform update for 2013
The new alternate jersey will feature "St. Louis" in place of "Cardinals" along the front. (cardinals.com)
Congrats to Xavier soccer
The 22nd ranked Xavier men captured their first ever NCAA tournament win Thursday night. The Musketeers beat Kentucky 1-0 and advance to face Indiana on Sunday in Bloomington, Indiana.