There’s Another Groundhog and He’s Not Messing Around

Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted six more weeks of winter on Groundhog Day, but Sun Prairie, Wisconsin has their own groundhog and he’s not living in Phil’s shadow anymore. Not only did Jimmy NOT see his shadow, but he also has his own way of getting noticed…like attacking the mayor of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

We’ve been told the mayor is alright and still has both of his ears attached.

This Day In History – February 3

1870

The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified

Amendment XV prohibits each government in the United States from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen’s “race, color, or previous condition of servitude” (i.e., slavery)

1913

The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.

It authorized the power to impose and collect income tax.

2002

Super Bowl XXXVI

The New England Patriots beat the St. Louis Rams, 20-17 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans

It was the team’s third Super Bowl, with this being their first win. New England QB Tom Brady was voted the game’s MVP.

Here’s the entire game if you’d like to watch it:

and then lastly…

1959

Rock ‘n’ Roll singers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson died in a plane crash today along with the pilot when their chartered plane went down near Mason City, Iowa.

The deaths are immortalized in the The Day the Music Died by Don McLean.

 -Tyler Jackson

Top 5 Ways Facebook is Ruining Your Life! (But We Can’t Stop!!!)

Facebook is one hell of a drug . . . we keep going back for more, even though we know it’s bad for us.

 

 

Check out a list of the top five LITTLE ways Facebook has ruined your life . . .

 

 

1.  No one sends you birthday cards anymore . . . they just post on your wall.

 

 

2.  People make big announcements with status updates . . . so you find out important news from your friends at the same time as everyone ELSE who’s LESS important in their life.

 

 

3.  You realize other people have cooler lives than you, and you seem pretty boring in comparison.

 

 

4.  Books, movies, and TV shows are constantly getting spoiled for you.

 

 

5.  You get it shoved in your face when someone had a party and didn’t invite you.

Read more here!

Vegas already has a prediction for next year’s Super Bowl Champion!

Less than 24 hours after the New England Patriots took home the Super Bowl XLIX title, the oddsmakers in Las Vegas released their favorites to win Super Bowl 50.

It should come as no surprise that both the Patriots and Seattle Seahawks are expected to have an excellent chance at a championship in 2015-2016, and that the other favorites all have elite quarterbacks:

5. Indianapolis Colts and Dallas Cowboys (tie)

Odds: 14/1

4. Denver Broncos

Odds: 10/1

3. Green Bay Packers

Odds: 8/1

2. New England Patriots

Odds: 7/1

and then the team with the best odds?

1. Seattle Seahawks

Odds: 5/1

Our prediction?! 

THE CHIEFS ARE GOING TO TAKE IT ALL IN 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-Tyler & Megan

A Woman Didn’t Smile for 40 Years- to Keep From Wrinkling!

There’s a 50-year-old woman in England who hasn’t smiled in FORTY YEARS . . . to avoid getting wrinkles. And it looks like it worked . . . she definitely doesn’t look 50. She says it’s been worth it, even though she never smiles . . . not even when her daughter was born.  Check out her pics and read her bizarre story here.

This Day In History – February 2

1887

The beginning of Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, PA!

Legend has it, if “Punxsutawney Phil” see his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter.

I wonder if Bill Murray likes Groundhog Day?!  

1993

The Internal Revenue Service agreed to accept nine million dollars from singer Willie Nelson to settle his $17-million tax debt.

And the Feds said they would take proceeds from sales of Nelson’s Who’ll Buy My Memories? – The IRS Tapes, plus any judgment he might get in a lawsuit against his former accountant.

1995

Air Force Lt. Col. Eileen Collins became the first woman to pilot a space shuttle!

Discovery took off from Cape Kennedy, Florida.

and then lastly…

Happy 9th birthday to my two Corgi dogs, Mo & Philly!! 

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Philly

-Tyler Jackson

50th Annual ACM Nominees Have Been Announced

The nominees have been announced for the upcoming 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards hosted again by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton airing live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tx, April 19th on CBS.

The leading nominees are Miranda Lambert with 8 nominations, Dierks Bentley with 7, Florida Georgia Line with 5 and Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney & Eric Church with 4 nominations each.

There is also stiff competition in the new artist category with Kip Moore, Brett Eldredge, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Tyler Farr, Sam Hunt, Dan+Shay and Chase Rice all competing for the coveted honors.

Fans will once again help select the ACM New Artist of the Year, as well as the Entertainer of the Year trophy.

Voting is now open at VoteACM.com and CMT.com.

And check out the full list of nominees right here!

 

Jordy Nelson Stood In As Brad Paisley’s Guitar Tech

How great is this?! Brad Paisley tweeted out a pic last night of Jordy Nelson bringing him a guitar on-stage with the caption, “Ever wonder what @JordyRNelson does in the Packers offseason? He’s my guitar tech.”  Not a bad second gig if the NFL doesn’t pan out for Jordy.

Then they took this adorable selfie!

Check out the full story right here!

This Day In History – January 30

1933

The Lone Ranger was heard on radio for the first time.

The program ran for 2,956 episodes and ended in 1955!

1958

The first two-way moving sidewalk was put in service at Love Field in Dallas, TX.

The length of the walkway through the airport was 1,435 feet.

1969

The Beatles made their last public performance by giving an impromptu concert on the roof of the London recording studio.

In April of the following year Paul McCartney formally announced the group’s breakup.

1968

The Tet Offensive began as Communist forces launched surprise attacks against South Vietnamese provincial capitals.

1972

In Northern Ireland, British soldiers shot and killed thirteen Roman Catholic civil rights marchers. The day is known as Bloody Sunday.

This is the basis for the U2 song, Bloody Sunday

and then lastly…

1994

Superbowl XXVIII

The Dallas Cowboys beat the Buffalo Bills 30-13 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta

Cowboys’ running back Emmitt Smith was named the game’s MVP

-Tyler Jackson