Thursday, December 21, 2006

Holiday Blizzard 2006



(Boulder-CO) The Holiday Blizzard of 2006 has come and went leaving most of Colorado scrambling in its wake. Here are a couple of pictures from around my place. About 24 inches of snow fell in total, but the wind kicked up pretty good and in some spots the snow drifts were as deep as my waist. It was pretty fun stuff!
The first picture shows a split-rail fence with the snow almost covering the second rail in the fence.
The second picture is my car with snow accumulating higher than its ground clearance and door openings!


8 comments:

Seth said...

Oooh shit. I'm out in Telluride on saturday. Solid.

Nugg Doctor said...

From what I hear... The mountains are going to be primo when they open up the passes again. Big time snow fall.

Thanks for reading,

The Nugg Doctor

Knepster said...

My thoughts on the storm: I hate shoveling.

Stumbleweed said...

Man, this better not screw up AI getting here tomorrow. If he gets off the plane at 4:00, they better have his jersey ready and a Hummer to rush him to the Pepsi Center. I'll be so pissed if it gets cancelled again or if he (or the Kings I guess) can't make it in. Let's hope for some sun tomorrow.

Nugg Doctor said...

I am with you stumbleweed,

I will be a grouch if I do not get to see the Nuggets, including Iverson, tomorrow night. When is next time I will be lucky enough to have a friend sell me an extra clube level ticket to see the debut game of Allen Iverson? Probably never, so don't botch this one, Earth!

Thanks for reading,

The Nugg Doctor

Nugg Doctor said...

And, no, I can't seem to get my knuckles untangled at the moment...

Thanks for reading,

The Nugg Doctor

Tymes Rhymes said...

This is off topic, but did you see this Detroit/Cleveland game? Sorry to go back to the brawl but, the Pistons were up by like 20 points and had 4 of their 5 starters out with 2:00 to go. Earlier Chuck Barkley said that the Nuggets were wrong in the brawl and coach Karl really wanted to run the score up and that he would have hit us hard to if we did it to him. Of course the Pistons went to their bench at the 2:00 mark.In the brawl at MSG, the Nuggets were going to do the same (sub out starters) around the same time. Why is the national media not looking at the fact that the Nuggets were going to sub? They are still saying that " the Nuggets shouldn't have had their starters in the game" but we were going to sub. While the Pistons will get off with a 20 point lead around 2 minutes to go with 4 of their 5 starters still out? I think that the media really hates on Denver.

Stumbleweed said...

I've thought the exact same thing in several other instances since then too -- there's tons of teams that leave their starters in until 2:00 and nobody says anything about it. Also, Karl had the starters in until about 1:45 during the blowout win against Atlanta -- I guess he has a vendetta against them too, eh? The media wants to play up anything that could be taken as controversy -- did George run up the score in retribution for Isiah firing Larry Brown? Probably not, since he "runs up the score" every time the Nuggets are trying to secure the lead due to their penchant for blowing late-game leads.... but the media will tell that story anyway.

Also, we're a small-market team by comparison (everyone is by comparison), so if the league and the media knows what's good for them in terms of viewership, etc., they'll give NY the benefit of the doubt every time. SAme reason that the Nuggets' suspensions were overall longer even though the Knicks started the whole thing.

But yeah, people keep saying the same things, and they really have no basis in fact. Most of the people commenting on the fight didn't even watch the whole game, much less the rest of the Nuggets games this year. It helps put things into context when you have seen the same thing happen in other games and you've seen why George might want to leave his starters in a bit longer to make sure the game's actually over.

But yeah... most of the people commenting on the brawl have no idea what they're talking about and just go for whatever sensationalist story they can cobble together. Same reason they don't talk about little Nate's machismo problem -- they'd rather put the words "NBA's leading scorer" and "sucker punch" together as much as they possibly can.

In other news, I'm a bit disappointed that Melo didn't appeal the suspension... But really, it was the most mature move he could've made. He just put on the blindfold, but the bullet, and took his punishment. I'm sure people will keep trying to find the negative in Melo, but it's prety clear that he's worried about his rep and genuinely apologetic for his mistakes.

C'mon sun, do your thing.