VaBeachGuy

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  1. lol Yeah, I agree. You know, I actually still have the pay stub from that week? I worked something like 98 hours (though that may have been a 2 week period, I forget if we got paid weekly or bi-weekly). You'd think that 98 hours was a big pay check, but I believe it was under $300 after taxes. I'll have to dig the pay stub out, but minimum wage in 1987 was $3.35 an hour. To tell the truth, I'd probably have worked that job for free lol.
  2. Ok, let me kind of set the stage here. I was going through some old Betamax tapes and have been converting some of them to DVD. I came across one that didn't have a label on it, so I popped it into the machine and started it playing (and recording to DVD). When I checked it later, I discovered that a segment of Entertainment Tonight was near the end of the tape. \As I watched the segment it occurred to me exactly what it was. It was from the summer of 1987, I believe late June. A local movie theater was playing a 22 episode marathon of Cagney & Lacy episodes, one after the other, all night and it was free to the public. That theater was the AMC Academy 8 Theatre, at Beltway Plaza in Greenbelt, Maryland. I just happened to work at that theater in the summer of 1987, fresh out of High School yet about a year before I joined the Army. I also just happened to volunteer to work for that entire marathon, so I wound up working for about 24 hours straight that day. I may have fallen shy of 24 straight hours by 30 to 45 minutes. A local radio station called in and interviewed me and, as you can see below, Entertainment Tonight came and did a story on it as well. I'm in the video, though you can never quite see my face. Before you hit play, you can see me in the still frame below with my back to the camera. I can be seen a couple of other times, but only a hand or in one case, my nose lol. I had completely forgotten that they did this story and that I had (partially) been on Entertainment Tonight... Until I just re-discovered it. Pretty cool (for me, anyway).
  3. Sad to hear, the first thing that I can remember seeing him in would be One Day at a Time, as the ex-husband/father.
  4. My thoughts on 'These Are the Voyages' was that it was terrible. I was extremely disappointed in how they turned it into a 'behind the scenes' TNG episode. I can re-watch, and enjoy the nearly the entire series, but when it comes to the finale, I skip it. I don't bother watching it at all. There were so many better possibilities for how they could have done the finale, but this was just awful and in many ways, insulting.
  5. That first video kind of stutters, I'm not sure why that happened, so I re-uploaded it. I left some of the other stuff from the museum in it this time.
  6. Yeah, it's always been cool to visit it. I think the first time I saw it there was back in the late 70's. I know they recently took it apart and did a full restoration on it.
  7. On the eve of the rookies arriving in Philadelphia for the Rookie Camp, the Eagles agreed to terms on four-year contracts with the entire draft class: tight end Dallas Goedert , cornerback Avonte Maddox , defensive end Josh Sweat , guard/tackle Matt Pryor , and tackle Jordan Mailata . The team will also have rookie free agents and tryout players participate in the practices which begin Friday and run through Sunday. Our live coverage kicks off Friday at 11:15 a.m. with head coach Doug Pederson's press conference. If you want to watch the rookies on the field, we'll broadcast the opening of the first practice at noon. Here's a look at the Class of 2018: TE Dallas Goedert, South Dakota State Round 2, No. 49 Overall TE Dallas Goedert was dominant at the FCS level earning All-America honors in each of the past two seasons while also being a two-time finalist for the Walter Payton Award, which is the FCS version of the Heisman Trophy. A team captain and three-year starter, Goedert finished his college career third in school history with 198 receptions, fourth with 2,988 yards, and fifth with 21 touchdowns. CB Avonte Maddox, Pitt Round 4, No. 125 Overall The 22-year-old Detroit native was a four-year starter for the Panthers, breaking up 34 passes and notching eight interceptions. He returned two of them for touchdowns. A team captain as a senior, Maddox brings kick return experience into the mix as well. Maddox played primarily on the left side at Pittsburgh but also has nickel experience. He tested well at the NFL Scouting Combine posting the fastest 60-yard shuttle among all players this year. Maddox also impressed with a 4.39-second 40-yard dash, a 10-5 broad jump, and a 6.51-second 3-cone drill. DE Josh Sweat, Florida State Round 4, No. 130 Overall Sweat was productive in his three seasons with the Seminoles, posting 14.5 quarterback sacks and 29 tackles for loss. The Eagles want to see what he can do working in Jim Schwartz’s aggressive, downhill scheme off the edge. At 6-5 and 251 pounds, Sweat has the long frame and long arms that will help him at this level. T Matt Pryor, TCU Round 6, No. 206 Overall An immense prospect at 6-7, 338 pounds with 11.5-inch hands, Pryor played in 47 games (32 starts) in his collegiate career. The majority of Pryor's playing time has been at right guard where he started 23 contests. However, he also has eight starts at right tackle and another at left guard. T Jordan Mailata Round 7, No. 233 Overall A former professional rugby player from Australia, Mailata is a 6-8, 347-pound behemoth with 35.5-inch arms who can run the 40 in five seconds. He spent the past four months training in Florida to learn the basics of the game of football. He's as raw a prospect as you will ever find but possesses rare measurables. View the full article
  8. The Eagles signed running back Matt Jones on Wednesday, adding him to a very talented offensive backfield and, long story short, taking a flier on a player who has had a startling fall from grace in his career. Will a new home and a new offense ... View the full article
  9. In honor of the team’s first Super Bowl, Eagles fans will have the opportunity to celebrate the team’s unforgettable 2017 season with the launch of “Championship Red,” a limited edition Central Coa... View the full article
  10. There is no official depth chart, and the way the Eagles are going to approach the formation of one is to see how it all plays out on the practice field in the months ahead. Just so we get that out of the way … We’re approaching mid-May, and it’s slow on the news side here for a while. The Rookie Camp happens this weekend. The Organized Team Activities start later in the month. Let’s have some fun and project some Positional Battles ... View the full article
  11. lol They were well played with through the mid-70's. By the mid-80's, when I was a teenager, they were probably donated, given to younger neighborhood kids or thrown out.
  12. As South Dakota State head coach John Stiegelmeier gathered his six captains before the start of the 2017 season, he presented them with a list of goals. One of them was to finish as a top-eight team and earn a first-round bye in the playoffs. Senior captain Dallas Goedert interrupted his head coach. "He said, 'Coach, I think you're wrong. With all of the respect in the world, I think we've got to put down on paper top-two seed,'" Stiegelmeier recalled. "It wasn't with arrogance. It wasn't with not being able to back it up. That's the way he plays. He plays like a champion." The Jackrabbits won a school-record 11 games. They earned a first-round bye in the process, the No. 5 spot, and advanced to the semifinals before losing to James Madison. Goedert did his part with 72 catches for 1,111 yards and seven touchdowns. He was a first-team All-America and finalist for the Walter Payton Award (the FCS Heisman) for a second straight season. The 6-5, 260-pound tight end concluded his college career with an impressive list of achievements: • Third in career receptions at South Dakota State with 198 • Fourth in career receiving yards with 2,988 • Fifth in school history with 21 career touchdown receptions • Set single-season record with 92 receptions in 2016 • One of only three players in program history to post back-to-back seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards Not bad for someone who was discovered by a former assistant coach who is now a pastor in Milbank, South Dakota. The pastor, Carl Larson, saw Goedert's nine-player team from Britton-Hecla High School and reached out to Stiegelmeier. "It's been phenomenal. His work ethic has been off the charts," Stiegelmeier said. "Obviously, he's gifted genetically. There's so much more. His focus, his goals, I think one of the top things is his belief in himself. All of the credit goes to Dallas Goedert. He's been a phenomenal hard worker and a great leader for us." In addition to his individual accolades, South Dakota State reached the FCS playoffs in each of Goedert's four seasons and captured the school's first Missouri Valley Football Conference title in 2016. "We asked a lot of Dallas Goedert in terms of plays and motions and formations. He seldom made a mental error. He's very smart football-wise," Stiegelmeier said. "His athletic ability for his size is special then his hands are phenomenal. I wish I could have played quarterback with him as a tight end. If you get it close to him, he'll catch the ball. Then, his confidence. He wanted the ball. He wanted to be moved around. We played him in so many different positions that he just kept eating it up and helping us win football games." The Eagles' top pick in the 2018 NFL Draft will be on the field Friday for the first time as a member of the team when Rookie Camp commences. View the full article
  13. Single-game tickets for all 10 Eagles home games will go on sale Thursday, May 10 at 10 a.m. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting Ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. Th... View the full article
  14. I made a visit to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in the summer of 2009 and stopped in to the gift shop to get some video and pictures of the Enterprise model, it's since been moved to the main floor near the entrance, but up until just a couple of years ago, it resided in basement gift shop. Here's a short video of it from back then:
  15. With Carson Wentz still rehabbing, the Eagles added another veteran to the quarterback room signing Joe Callahan to a two-year deal on Monday. Nick Foles, Nate Sudfeld, and Callahan will split the... View the full article