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A Verizon customer relays his experiences with Verizon Internet following recent blow to Net Neutrality. Note: I too have noticed a slow down in some of my service with Mediacom on some services.
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I personally avoided the debate myself and this piece pretty much sums up my feelings about the subject.
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@Shwood is an all around cool guy with a new TV show coming out. I’m pretty psyched about it.
- WWE Network coming Feb. 24
I have been waiting for this service to pop up for a while now. All WWE PPVs throughout the year, including Wrestlemania will air for $9.99 a month. I will be a day one subscriber. I’m actually going to see the Elimination Chamber event at the Target Center the night before the Network launches.
The Metrodome roof has been deflated for the final time today as everyone here in Vikings territory prepares for the new stadium. I made it to two Vikings game this year for the final season … with very different outcomes.
I have been coming to the Dome in some fashion since the early 1990s when I went to my first Minnesota Twins game. Since then I have been to a number of Vikings games and even got on the sideline of the field while covering a high school football state championship game.
Vikings lose to Carolina. I don’t want to talk about it.
The first game I went to this season was against the Carolina Panthers on Oct. 13. I won a pair of tickets in a charity auction a few weeks earlier and invited a friend to the game. It likely went down as one of the worst losses in recent memory. At least at that point. Despite car trouble earlier in the day and a poor performing Vikings team, it was a fun excursion. It helped knowing I already had tickets for another game later in the season.
We beat the Bears at my final Metrodome game
On Dec. 1 I took my mom to our annual Vikings game. This time around we went to see the Vikings take on the Chicago Bears. It was an edge of the seat game going into overtime. A lot of drama with a field goal being called back on a penalty giving the Bears a chance to win (only to mess up their kick as well). The Vikings went on to win and I went on to celebrate.
I have some mixed feelings about the Metrodome closing this year. On one hand it has played host to some of my favorite personal memories of the last 20 years. On the other hand it was an out dated facility that wasn’t friendly to people in wheel chairs (a lesson learned during my final game).
Someone in Tyler asked me yesterday if I got a piece of the Dome. They were apparently selling seats, pieces of the roof and other items. I missed out on that opportunity, but the memories I made there will last a long time. Thanks for all the noise Metrodome crowd. It was sure fun while it lasted.
Onward and upward.
For the second year in a row I helped bring Santa Claus to Tyler, Minnesota. The big red guy stops by the day after Thanksgiving every year. I couldn’t help but put my two cents in for a good Christmas.
I was going through my iPhoto library tonight and spotted a few photos that I thought were fun to remember. I saw U2 back in July 2011 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The concert was a blast (even if I got wet from heavy rain).
I hear the band is currently working on a new album with producer Danger Mouse. I’m hoping to catch them live for a second time.
Taking my mom to at least one Twins game and one Vikings game a year has become an annual tradition. Growing up she always encouraged my interest in sports so this is a fun way to share in that love for the good guys.
This year I took her to the Twins vs. Red Sox game on May 19. The game will go down as one of the longer rain delays the Twins have hosted (at least at Target Field). In the middle of the seventh inning the sky opened up and it down poured. We tried to wait it out but sadly we had to get going.
At the end of the day, after a three hour rain delay the Twins ended up falling to the Red Sox. It wasn’t really that great of a game, but it was the game that celebrated the 20th anniversary of the movie “The Sandlot.” They played the movie on the big screens during the rain delay.
I’m looking forward to this year’s Vikings game and hopefully I might even making it to another Twins game. Only time will tell.