Archive for the ‘football’ Tag

Super Bowl 52: dad patiently explained the Game

Marty Glickman and dad

Here’s my dad with legendary sports broadcaster Marty Glickman at the old Shea Stadium. I love you, dad, and miss you so much. You patiently explained football to me, and by the end of the first quarter I’d forgotten what you said . . . not for lack of listening.

I paid attention to every word (like I did in science class yet couldn’t correlate the notes I took to the lesson plan) yet to me, the game was and always will be men in tights running away from or to each other to grab or throw the elusive football.

You’d grin at me when I told you, dad, and I knew you thought my comment was funny. I wished I understood the game as you did.

Hockey and basketball were and are my sports. That’s for another blog post.

Today is about football and fans rooting for their favorite team of men in tights running away from or to each other to grab or throw the elusive football.

This one-of-a-kind trophy was autographed by office staff, construction crews/NYSTA

No one will be throwing this football, dad, signed by the team that is building the new bridge. Maybe some of the men and women on this team wear tights (we used to call them woolies) for warmth since they’re outside in freezing weather yet have an ongoing team spirit.

I hope you enjoy the game from above, dad. Love, Janie

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2018

#ThrowbackThursday and #facesofthebridge

Penning their names on a football for Super Bowl XLVIII (2014) and 1st bridge year/NYSTA

Penning their names on a football for Super Bowl XLVIII (2014) and 1st bridge year/NYSTA

Every year around the holidays and Super Bowl the Outreach Team highlights people who work on the project in offices, Thruway facilities, on the river.

Commemorating Super Bowl XLIX (2015) and project staff with this signed helmet/NNYB

Commemorating Super Bowl XLIX (2015) and project staff with this signed helmet/NNYB

While the big football game was nearly two weeks ago, it’s never too late to look back a few years . . . and since today is Throwback Thursday, all the more reason.

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This year a special version of the Vince Lombardi Trophy was signed by staff.

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To show us another side of the project the Twitter hashtag #facesofthebridge was created. Pictures three and four here from that hashtag are credited to NNYB.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

Teams’ Spirit: Super Bowl 50 and New NY Bridge

Marty Glickman and dad

Here’s my dad with legendary sports broadcaster Marty Glickman at the old Shea Stadium. I love you, dad, and miss you so much. You patiently explained football to me, and by the end of the first quarter I’d forgotten what you said . . . not for lack of listening.

I paid attention to every word (like I did in science class yet couldn’t correlate the notes I took to the lesson plan) yet to me, the game was and always will be men in tights running away from or to each other to grab or throw the elusive football.

You’d grin at me when I told you, dad, and I knew you thought my comment was funny. I wished I understood the game as you did.

Hockey and basketball were and are my sports. That’s for another blog post.

Today is about football and fans rooting for their favorite team of men in tights running away from or to each other to grab or throw the elusive football.

This one-of-a-kind trophy was autographed by office staff, construction crews/NYSTA

This one-of-a-kind trophy was autographed by office staff, construction crews/NYSTA

No one will be throwing this football, dad, signed by the team that is building the new bridge. Maybe some of the men and women on this team wear tights (we used to call them woolies) for warmth since they’re outside in freezing weather yet have an ongoing team spirit.

I hope you enjoy the game from above, dad. Love, Janie

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

Proper Attire Be It Football or the Project Site

You can’t play football without this, right?/NNYB Outreach

You can’t play football without this, right?/NNYB Outreach

It’s a regulation football. Players wear appropriate uniforms and gear.

Same goes for dressing properly at work on the project site, like Safety Sam does. By the way, he’s got company across the river.

His unnamed counterpart (below) at the Tarrytown Outreach Center needs socks and steel toe boots at the project site. Safety conditions and personal protection equipment: both are important.

Looking good, dressed for work. Do you know what a yellow hat means?/NNYB Outreach

Looking good, dressed for work. Do you know what a yellow hat means?/NNYB Outreach

How many items in the picture below can you see on the mannequin?

SOURCE: THE NEW NY BRIDGE Monthly Newsletter (February 2014)

SOURCE: THE NEW NY BRIDGE Monthly Newsletter (February 2014)

Learn more at the Outreach Centers, 142 Main St., Nyack, and 2 N. Broadway, Tarrytown. Both are open Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

While Safety Sam is no longer the only mannequin around he’s in good company.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

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