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About polarbear

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    Anchorage, AK & Avalon, CA
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    Hockey ... Drop the dayum Puck!! :p
  1. I'll drop in and add a quick comment, then won't be a bother, I promise. When you log on and find that someone has sent you a nastygram.. it's pretty disheartening and I'm still trying to figure that one out.. In any event, in regards to the new arena being built on the UAA campus.. there won't be ice added in that sports venue. The basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, skiing, x-country and track & field will be located there - but anything that has to do with hockey will be stay at the Wells Fargo Center just down the road. The Wells Fargo Center does have a sheet of ice, but it's
  2. Yeah, really! They come up on the ballots every once in a while, but voters always shoot em down... O'well.. makes the trips to LV & Reno all the more fun!
  3. You're right olympicsfan97. Ah, but there's nothing better than watching Anchorage and say.. Gwinnett, GA competing against one another for the cup. Gotta love it! Hey Baron-Pierre, you're not so bad afterall. At least you maintain your composure while discussing all of these "wanna-be" locations. I'm at the tail end of a 20 year retirement position and will either be in my place in Avalon, or who the &^# knows where LONG before anyone hosts the 2026 games. Not sure if I'll sell my house up here (I'll never find a view like this one has again.. ) but I won't be liv
  4. I can't believe some of the replies that have rolled across this thing since I posted this thing! (( )) "Baron P. Myles IV book writer extraordinaire", I really, really hope the Olympics are held in Reno/Tahoe in the near future for you. Seriously.. no one has the passion and desire you have. But don't drive yourself crazy worrying about other locations stealing Reno's thunder! And Quaker.. the location of Anchorage, Alaska had nothing to do with it not winning prior bids! Good grief.. I fly down to the lower-48 all the flippin' time. The way some of you are talking, it's l
  5. ....according to the Anchorage Daily News: http://www.adn.com/2013/05/30/2921532/anchorage-to-explore-possible.html
  6. World clock -> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?month=2&year=2010&obj=sun&afl=-11&day=1&n=18
  7. Oooh. big correction. That should read: 2.2 BILLION with a "B" surplus. Good grief, did I ever short change the state!!
  8. I guess I just get a kick out of some of the comments that roll through here about potential U.S. cities that could bid some day for the winter games. I mean.. Bozeman, Montana? It makes me wonder if the person suggesting it has actually been there? In any event -- if you made a list of U.S. cities that surrounded by mountains, downhill and x-country ski trails, and more snow than we know what to do with - it boggles the mind that so many here think that Anchorage is the one place where it will "never happen". Alaska has a 2.2 million dollar SURPLUS due to oil revenues. How
  9. Fishing, mining or oil drilling perhaps.. but the Olympics? I've been listening to rumbles about another bid here for quite a while now, but haven't heard a peep from the environmental community. Why would they care? They didn't care last time and most of the ski areas have doubled in size since then. If anything, they'd be pushing for it. Alyeska ski resort is a half hour drive from the city (or you can take the train).. And Hillside, Kincaid, and other ski areas are right in the city. The largest hockey arena in Anchorage is already TOO small for this city, but there's seve
  10. What devastating news!! MSNBC said that it's possible that he was off-center while going down, but of course.. it's way too early to know just yet and a meeting is underway. Hugs and prayers to the family, friends and fellow teammates of Nodar Kumaritashvili.
  11. For hockey and curling anyway. But according to some news articles, NBC is threatening to yank Justin.tv for other sports. Here's one news story about NBC v Justin.tv, but there's quite a few stories out there--> http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/olympics/2011023126_olycanadiantv09.html NBC should provide their own streaming if they're going to try and stop everyone else from doing it!
  12. Ok.. I passed your predictions onto Kikkan Randall last night and she said you are in the penalty box! Seriously. That's what she said to tell you fineshot!
  13. ~~~ Absolutely STUNNING !!!! ~~~~ = = Thank you for sharing those !!!!
  14. I'm guessing they'll be a series of animals such as moose, bears, etc. wearing RCMP style hats and toting hockey sticks. Ok.. I'm just tossing out guesses here, but hey.. .. I'm sure whatever they come up with will be AWESOME !!
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