One thing I've learned, as I've slumped into adulthood, is that you may have dear friends, but none of them are as reliable as aging English rock stars. Such as Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson, who will do a nice thing for a bunch of Icelanders stranded in New York by Hurricane Irene.
Philadelphia and Vermont got deluged; Manhattan got rained on a little. Hurricane Irene was big enough and changeable enough to have been terrifying and deadly in some places, and boring in others. How did it all affect American sports and recreation?
Reports the Daytona Beach News-Journal, a surfer not yet publicly identified suffered a head laceration while surfing in New Smyrna Beach this morning.
But, jeez, how awesome would that be. Sharks, poisonous snakes, giant squid, killer whales, all swooshed into the empty highways looking for abandoned motorists to maim and swallow. Sigh. It would have been excellent.[WaPo]
Here's to you, Virginia Beach bros, dreaming the dream. For the record, a lot of you tipsters took the time to rewind and record this momentous occasion.
Make no mistake about it: National Hurricane Center Deputy Director Ed Rappaport set a very high bar for Hurricane Irene dong submissions. In fact, tipster Brian simply wrote, "The end."
Bobby Valentine is public-safety director in the fine city of Stamford, Conn. Bobby Valentine is also an ESPN booth guy for MLB games. All of which is to say that Bobby Valentine will be commentating on the Angels/Rangers game in Arlington, Texas on Sunday night when Hurricane Irene stomps all over the fine city of…
Rovell, CNBC's business reporter, tweets like the battle-weary Marine that he isn't: