Monday, February 4, 2013
Prognosticating camel improves Super Bowl record to 8-1.
Princess the camel from Popcorn Park Zoo in Lacey Township in Ocean County scored another ‘W’ when the Ravens clinched Super Bowl XLVII. Although it was a close call as the 49ers made a comeback in the fourth quarter, the odds were in favor of Princess’ prediction with the Ravens winning 34-31. Popcorn Park celebrated the victory with an update on its Facebook page: “Ravens win!!! Princess picking another Super Bowl winner… Priceless!” Each year, Princess predicts the winner of NFL games, including the Super Bowl. Princess makes her decisions based on graham crackers. Each week, General Manager John Bergmann writes the names of two teams competing and holds a graham cracker, Princess’ favorite snack, in each hand. Princess then chooses to …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Will Princess the Camel's prediction put Baltimore over the hump?
Princess the Camel of Popcorn Park Zoo in Ocean County's Lacey Township has a thing for underdog stories. As a football pick prognosticator, Princess has predicted the Baltimore Ravens will come out on top in Super Bowl XLVII. “She thought about it for a while,” said John Bergmann, general manager of Popcorn Park. Princess, who has been prognosticating for the past seven years, has the uncanny ability to predict the outcome of games. This season she is 11-6, having missed several weeks due to Popcorn Park’s involvement in rescuing animals after Hurricane Sandy. For Super Bowls, Princess’ record is 7-1. The last few Super Bowls, she has gone with underdogs, Bergmann said. Princess makes her decisions based on graham crackers, Bergman said. …
Monday, February 6, 2012
No longer feeling like a fool
The first football player I ever liked was a quarterback who got sacked all the time. Every year, his New York Giant teams lost more than they won. Every game, he got battered, booed-at and berated, tossed-around, tackled and "turfed." Every snap, he was there, ready to give it another try, preparing himself for another heap of abuse. His name was Phil Simms, and guys with 300-pound Herculean bodies mauled his protectors and threw themselves on his blindslide. The QB would lift himself from the rock-hard artificial turf, his shoulder pad popped out of his sleeve, and his helmet slightly askew. After each brutal pounding, all he'd do is tuck that pad back in, just behind the number 11 that was sewed to his sleeve, and get ready to call …
Saturday, February 4, 2012
For Eagles fans, picking a team to cheer for Sunday could be a choice between the lesser of two evils.
No matter where you look, you can’t escape the Super Bowl coverage. The food! The commercials! The … teams? We feel your pain, Eagles fans. For many who bleed green, this Sunday is a most painful choice—support the hated division rival Giants or the odious defeated-the-Eagles-in-Super-Bowl-XXXIX Patriots. But we know loathing for the Giants runs very deep in many South Jersey homes. So we’re curious—who would the Giants have to play in order for you to truly root for them? Vote in our poll and share your thoughts about Sunday’s matchup in the comments.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
From Jackass-influenced skateboarding videos to competing for a Super Bowl spot, Cal Hanlon has come a long way from his high school days.
Want to help a Moorestown alum make a Super Bowl appearance? Cal Hanlon, Moorestown High School class of 2006, is one of 35 people across the globe competing for a chance to have their commercial featured during Super Bowl XLVI. Hanlon, 23, created the 30-second spot—which you can view by clicking on one of the two links below—through a contest sponsored by Mofilm, which organizes competitions like this to give amateur filmmakers a chance to create video advertisements for major corporations such as Pepsi, Best Buy, AT&T or, in this case, Chevy. Hanlon said he won an award in the fall for an ad he created for Pepsi. __________ To view Cal Hanlon's commercial, click here for a direct link to the video. __________ Steven Trauger, a …