Football

Well, the Manning family is happy

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Congratulations to the NY Giants on their Super Bowl win last night. Special congratulations to the Archie Manning family, both sons have now won a Super Bowl and MVP award.

We hope that the grandkids don’t feel too much pressure when they begin any athletic competiton…

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Commercials: just OK, not that impressive or funny – is Naomi Campbell that needy for attention?

Halftime Show: the best of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – wonder how much he earned from Bridgestone and the NFL? It was really good

The Game: Priceless

Again, congratulations to the Belmontean Giant fans ! That was one heckufa ride last night.

  

Super Bowl Weekend

Are you ready?

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… for some FOOTBALL !!!

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… or advertising?

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… or the Tom Petty final sellout ?

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Perseverance Counts – Giants Win Big

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‘Nuff said…

Giants 23 – Packers 20 OT

Belmont native, Koren Robinson, played ok, team just couldn’t put it away tonight.

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Looking forward now to the Super Bowl, and having to clean up this party mess…

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Conference Championship Sunday

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AND

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On the Belmont Front Porch, Conference Championship Sunday is actually a bit bigger than the Super Bowl. The reason? There are TWO games and a lot more emotion wrapped up in the outcomes — plain and simple.

There is a split in the factions, so this year it seems that everyone will be rooting for someone else. This makes for an interesting evening.

No school on Monday and with MLK holiday on top,  it is all working well for a wonderful get-together.

There were some stores sales the past week to help with party planning. The food prep is pretty easy — with two games back-to-back — there is time for two complete meals. Nobody really stresses out over it all.

Ok, well, one for the kids, and one for the gamers. The rest of us just sorta come and go.  

We will have chili, hotdogs, chips (lots of ’em), wings, and a lot of pickups like the smokie sausage thingy’s. Since we have too many cheese-heads in Belmont, we have to grill out Brats — they are sooo picky with their food choices during ball games.

Right now it appears that overall, people are predicting the Pats and the Pack in the Super Bowl.

It has been a great football season.

   

Wildcat players shocked by Clark’s departure

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(Gazette Photo – Coach Clark checking on the pizza order)

Wildcats players shocked by Clark’s departure.

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Sorry there Dallas – one good run in 36 years…

South Point holds off Crest, wins Big South title

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(Brandon Spencer makes a tackle – Gazette Photo)

Win against Crest and Get the #2 Seed for Playoffs.

Way to Go Red Raiders !

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High School Football – Big Homecoming Night Looming in Belmont

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Usually, most schools schedule lightly regarded opponents for special event nights such as homecoming, opening day, senior night, etc.

Not the South Point Red Raider Football team. Friday night’s match up with Charlotte Latin pits two unbeaten and top state-ranked teams, on South Point’s homecoming night.

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Charlotte Latin complex

Not to be outdone on the football field, the South Point homecoming court, also has 11 “players” to take the field at halftime.

Kevin Cary at the Charlotte Observer is picking Latin over the Raiders, 34-24.

Our friends and neighbors see it just a little differently on the Front Porch. If the defensive unit can stay focused and in control, we have a shot at sending the boys from the private school back home to their mommies, crying no doubt.

Speaking of crying, two weeks in a row now, at home and away at Forestview, “Megaphone Man”, has been shut down and quieted from his exhortations at the football contests.  

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At home against Ashbrook two weeks ago, Gaston County Police asked him to stop. At the Forestview game, he tried to play dumb and denied having the “artificial noise-making device”.

“Megaphone Man” has been a staple at SPHS football contests for as long as we can collectively remember. “Git-R-Dun Boys” used to be the call from the top of the stands. Recently however, this guy, your typical football, hometown former-jock, shaved bald and loud as the dickens, has gotten pretty derogatory in his calling out to players, officials, and coaches.

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What was funny once, isn’t funny any more. We hope he can control himself.