5New Jersey mayors have threatened to refuse to provide police and emergency service for next year’s Super Bowl, slated to be held in MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands. Said Seacaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli: “The stadium… has done little to help offset any costs for the surrounding communities when larger events occur… there is little doubt that the mayors will be expecting a call that their services are needed. The answer will be clear. Don’t ask.” source
Did you know that Gerald R. Ford received offers from two professional football teams, the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers?
He chose instead to take a position as boxing coach and assistant varsity football coach at Yale hoping to attend law school there.
In his youth, Jerry earned “All-City” and “All-State” honors at South High School in Grand Rapids before joining the team at the University of Michigan as a center.
Ford won the Meyer Morton Trophy, awarded to the outstanding freshman player in spring practice, in his first year as a Wolverine. He made the varsity squad the next year and in 1934 he got the starting position.
Although he had high hopes for his senior year since the team won the national championship in both 1932 and 1933, injuries hit the offense and the defense struggled. “We lost seven of our eight ball games,” Ford later reflected on his final season at Michigan. “But what really hurt was that my teammates, after the end of the season, voted me the most valuable player. I didn’t know whether to smile or sue.”
1,200the average calories consumed by Americans while watching the Super Bowl, according to the Calorie Control Council. We must admit, that figure was a little surprisingly low to us, when you consider it’s still shy of most people’s daily caloric targets, but as always, context matters — eating 2000 healthful calories in a day is still vastly preferable to the usual chips-n’-pizza Super Bowl fare, especially the over 1 billion chicken wings America is expected to eat tomorrow. source