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People walk past the logo for the upcoming Super Bowl XLIX
People walk past the logo for the upcoming Super Bowl XLIX (Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Super Facts for the Super Bowl

So Sunday night they are playing this football game in Arizona matching the Seattle Seahawks against the New England Patriots.  

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Barnegat's Manny Bowen
Barnegat's Manny Bowen (Bob Badders)
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Looking for a Commitment

A few local sports notes today.

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Blizzard conditions on Cape Cod
Blizzard conditions on Cape Cod (Steve McVie Solomon)
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Battling the Elements and the Wrestler

It would be easy to blame meteorologists and the media for the blizzard that wasn’t but it does prove that in the end despite advanced technology Mother Nature is unpredictable. 

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A winter wonderland in Lakewood
A winter wonderland in Lakewood (The Lakewood Scoop)
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The Blizzard That Wasn’t

Let’s be honest. Winter Storm Juno has been a dud for those of us in Ocean County and much of the Jersey Shore.  Predictions of an epic and record-setting blizzard were off the mark as the storm moved east when it raced up the coast.

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Snow in Island Heights
Snow in Island Heights (Breana Rehak, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Taking On the Winter Blues

I have a feeling we are about to enter into the abyss of winter, a period of about six weeks in which we’ll deal with snow, ice and cold weather. 

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Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots holds up the Lamar Hunt Trophy after defeating the Indianapolis Colts in the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium
Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots holds up the Lamar Hunt Trophy after defeating the Indianapolis Colts in the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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A Two-Week Football Drought

For real football fans the two-week wait between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl is simply dreadful.

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University of Phoenix Stadium
University of Phoenix Stadium (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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The Average Guy’s Thoughts

I know we are well into 2015 but I just got around to glancing at the newest issue of Men’s Health magazine and as usual I start at the back with a monthly feature called “The Average Guy.”  This one had to do with the results of a survey in which men looked at the upcoming year.

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Toms River South’s Tymere Berry
Toms River South’s Tymere Berry (Cliff Lavalle)
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Great Movies, Great Hoops

Not that you’re looking for my opinion but if you did I would tell you..

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Kevin Williams with former Giants running back Keith Elias
Kevin Williams with former Giants running back Keith Elias (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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All-Stars Advise Student-Athletes to ‘Play it Clean’

If you are old enough you might remember in the 1980s there was an advertising campaign that was the focal point in the war on drugs at that time. 

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John Truhan and his family with the game ball from his 300th win
John Truhan and his family with the game ball from his 300th win (Townsquare Media NJ)
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300 Wins for Central Regional’s John Truhan

Even more so than athletes coaches are judged on wins and losses which may or may not be fair. 

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Jim Dowd as a member of the Brick Township High School Green Dragons
Jim Dowd as a member of the Brick Township High School Green Dragons (Townsquare Mediia)
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In Defense of Jim Dowd

The way the justice system seems to work these days is you are guilty until proven innocent which of course is not the way it’s supposed to be. 

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(L-R) Todd Frazier and Frankie Edgar
(L-R) Todd Frazier (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) and Frankie Edgar (Michael Cohen/Getty Images)
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All Stars Help Fight Drug Abuse in Ocean County

Clearly Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato has made the fight against heroin and other drugs his top mission.

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