The Way I See It
By cj pollick
Ironman - Clearwater will host the (half) Ironman Triathalon this weekend. If you have ideas to visit Clearwater Beach Saturday morning, you should try to avoid the morning beach traffic due to this popular event.
Run, swim and bike beyond what most people would consider possible.
Another Frenchy's - Four "Frenchy's" is not enough. A new "Frenchy's" restaurant is being remodeled where Waterfront Restaurant once stood on North Clearwater Beach. (Not far from the new Sandpearl Hotel.)
NBC's Today Editor - Just when local citizens were looking for some good news, NBC's Today Editor stated that St. Pete/Clearwater should be considered as a vacationing "hot spot."
Of course, all of this good news from travel expert Peter Greenberg (of NBC) was greatly accepted by DT Munich the Executive Director of Visit St Pete/Clearwater, "This type of recognition is a huge compliment."
"Affordable and unique," explained Greenberg, when talking about our greater Clearwater area. Did he also say friendly people and some of the best beaches in the world?
Let's hope the good news in New York spreads to other northern locations where St. Pete/Clearwater has been a favorite vacation spot for many years.
Yes, Clearwater is a great place to visit.
Other recommended locations to visit according to Greenberg? Brazil, Mexico and Argentina.
Venezuela Election - For the folks who follow the radical leader of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, they know that this terrorist hates America and would spend all of Venezuela's vast oil funds to buy an atomic bomb from Iran (when they are able to build and sell nuclear bombs in the near future.)
Thus, the leader of Venezuela, who is now allowed to stay in office for another 10-20 years thanks to recent changes in their constitution, has the time and money to coordinate terrorist plans with allies in Iran to harm Americans.
Danger close to home?
Don't look past Venezuela.
Perhaps that is another reason to support a strong NATO.
Bomb Iran before they begin to make nuclear weapons?
Tough decision for our Congressional leaders in Washington.
USF, Florida, Miami, UCF & FSU - When you think about college football in Florida you probably think about the above stated football teams. However, not one Florida college football team is highly ranked.
USF had its day in NCAA football rankings, now it is fighting for an after-season college football bowl invitation. The BULLS should beat Syracuse and maybe could beat an improving PITT team at the end of the regular season. Not a bad year for the BULLS, but not one they expected a few weeks ago.
The GATORS beat Vandy last week and still have a slim hope for winning the SEC East Division. (Yes, they need some help.) The Gators should end the season with a several more wins, but, just like USF, a disappointing regular season and an average college bowl invitation. Gators have the best quarterback in college football,
Miami was the darling of Florida football; however, they have dropped in college rankings and might not obtain a post-season college bowl invitation. They must win all the remaining games to end the year with a chance of a bowl invitation. Miami needs to bring back that old "Hurricane Pride."
UCF bounced back after losing to USF and has a chance to win Conference USA. UCF will obtain a college bowl invitation and end the year with a decent win-loss record.
FSU started the season much like last year -- disappointing. For some reason they can't find a quarterback that fits into the new offensive strategy (whatever that is.) Nevertheless, they beat a good Boston College team last weekend and could end the season on a high note. FSU's season might be determined by the way they play Florida in a few weeks. FSU is not the FSU of old, but they are still competitive and might just surprise some people (but it is unlikely they would beat the Gators this year.)
The BUCS? 5-4 at the halfway mark. Their NFL division is so weak they might just make the playoffs. How about the Patriots win over the Colts. Tom Brady was quite impressive! (Young Dan Marino?)
Best college team in America?
It is not Notre Dame -- they lost to Navy last week. What the heck is happening at South Bend with the Fighting Irish?
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