In the off chance you haven't heard yet, the Guardians made quite the signing Tuesday afternoon! We signed 1B Josh Bell to a 2-year $33 Million deal! I'm excited to see what he can bring to the team!
All of a sudden I'm ready for March to roll around so they can get out to Phoenix for Spring Training! If I'm being honest, it's not just for the baseball. It's also because after the end of this month I have no more use for the cold weather and am ready for sun and 70s again lol.
I find some of the coolest ideas on Instagram! This one is a cool way to use ribbon to make a Christmas Tree! Take a look and see how it's done, and happy gifting!
What a wonderful wintery weekend I had! My first Tree of Lights was one for the books! I had such a wonderful time meeting everyone and raising money. A record breaking total of $80,783 was donated and our tree looks beautiful! Thank you to those who donated!
After I was on air for Tree of Lights, I went down to C-bus to partake in a beer tasting. My favorite movie theater EVER, Studio 35, did a themed beer tasting for the movie A Christmas Story. We tasted 10 beers, had some laughs, won some prizes, and watched the movie! It was a lot of fun, and I even tried a really great beer from around the area! They even had a delicious themed pizza that paired well.
And yesterday I got a lot of sweets from some bakeries and cafes, and watched the Netflix animated Christmas movie Klaus for the first time. I cried twice.
It was such a great way to kick off the holiday season. I'm excited for what the rest of the month has in store!
Bailey Zimmerman just earned his first #1 single with "Fall in Love" and he is ready to go with his next hit and sent "Rock and A Hard Place" to radio as his next single! Bailey said when he first heard the song he really connected with it and it has helped him in life, and he loves how fans sing along to it at his shows. The song is about a guy whose relationship is about to break up, describing it as between a "Rock and A Hard Place". A relatable song, which is why he connected with it.
Almost $81,000! Thank you so much from WQMX and NEOPAT for helping us raise all of that money for military families in the area! It's such a fun weekend for us too, hanging out in the lobby getting donations and watching as more strands on the tree outside get lit up. I enjoyed seeing families come by to see the reindeer Friday afternoon. I got to the station right as Santa and Mrs. Claus were leaving, but that would've been great to see all the kids coming to get pictures taken with them as well.
Again, thank you so much for your help, and how about we do it again next year? :)
Well, this is my second blog featuring Babs, so obviously, I am a fan of her advice. I was talking to Abbie in promotions about fresh cut Christmas trees and how to care for them and most of my advice from her came from Babs. Although we have been getting fresh cut trees for years, I still echo all of this:
OK, I get it it's chicken! But by the sheer amount of new chicken joints and established joints going all in on chicken, we must love it. I love making chicken at home in one way shape or form, because you can make as much as you want, and have leftovers.
But these look amazing, and I'm not sure Tupperware would be required after the initial eating.
It was a game the Browns had to have for a thousand reasons, and they got it done. But it wasn't easy or pretty. Alas, a win is a win and they are now 5-7 and technically still alive for a playoff spot. But in fairness, the way they played, the Texans were the ONLY NFL team they would have beaten Sunday. The Texans are simply awful, maybe one of the worst teams I've seen in many years - maybe since us a few years ago.
When you play a team that bad and have to rely on a special teams TD, two defensive TD's to win and your offense did NOT score any points, it's concerning. To make it worse, they only threatened so score a TD once and tossed an INT in the end zone. But they did win and it's on to Cincy for a season defining game with the Bengals. Win this one and you're still breathing. Lose it, and it's curtains for a post season possibility. The Ravens found a way to win yesterday after their QB got hurt, and that hurt the Browns badly, as did Cincy's BIG win over Kansas City.
I was watching the game with you, seeing the numbers and stats, it became even more clear to me just how bad the Texans really are. Sunday was the Texans Superbowl, and I'll give them credit. They did NOT allow the full strength Browns to score an offensive TD. Nick Chubb ran for a paltry 70 yards against the NFL's worst defense against the run. They just don't have the talent to compete with the Browns, or any other NFL team. You can't even say the Browns defense played well, the Texans are not at all a fair measuring stick.
The Browns rolled out their brand new QB, fresh off an 11 game suspension and an NFL layoff of 700 days. It's not fair to analyze him this week. Not many of us would be very sharp at our jobs after not doing it for two years out of disgrace in your former employers building. But being fair, he will not face any team the rest of the way as bad as the Texans. You have a week to tune it up because Joe Burrow and the Bengals will not be near as charitable as the Texans. They would love to pound the Browns for 20 reasons.
One good sign was Stefanski didn't coach like it was the Beer League. He didn't make things even more scary by making silly in game decisions. But this is true - He KNEW a loss Sunday (and it clearly could have happened) may have spelled the beginning of the end for him. Can you imagine walking into the owners office today, whose football future you traded away for a quarter of a billion dollar QB (who played), to explain losing to THAT team? The sheer crushing national and social media embarrassment alone may have been too much for the owner to deal with, let alone his football reality. I have no doubt the search would have begun today. The Texans bailed him out.
Should be noted, two of the leagues biggest "analytics" teams are the Browns and the Chargers. Two teams loaded with talent for the most part, and they are a combined 11-13, and both now looking from the outside in for the post season. Somehow the Steelers have the same record as the Browns right now. Funny, 6 months ago many were talking how the Steelers were in rebuild mode and would stink, and the Browns were ready for a deep playoff run. There is still room for good football common sense in the NFL. Ask Mike Tomlin.
The Browns have it right in front of them, the Bengals and the Ravens the next two weeks, and both games are must win - period. Even through it all, the Browns have not played themselves all the way out of it yet. But they better take a different game to Cincy than they took to Texas Sunday.
It's Monday and for many it's a tough day to get going. I have always had a very different take on Mondays. Although there are weeks I'm not ready for the weekend to end, I LIKE Mondays.
It's my job. I have been getting up at about 2:30AM for 40 years to do mornings shows here and around the country and great country radio stations. My job is a lifestyle, not a job. It's a way of life and you have to adjust to it. I love being up early and I live this place and this station.
I hear people say that "they are not morning people." Well, that's too easy to simply say. I think everyone can be if motivated enough by something other than just everyday life.
Here's a GREAT article to see if you can - or not!
I remember last year the good folks over at ODot had fun and named their plows!
The 2021 winners were: Snow Force One, Darth Blader, Plowy McPlowface, Snow More Mr. Ice Guy, Snowbi-Wan Kenobi, O-H Snow U Didn't, Sir Plows-A-Lot, and Ah, Push It… Push It Real Good!
Well this year you can vote for your favorites by CLICKING HERE!
I love some of these names:
You get 8 selections... They have to be in by tomorrow night.
There is a plow painting contest too....