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Monday, February 02, 2009

FORGED IN STEEL

 Judge Rob Pineiro said...

Dear Friends of Judge Manny Crespo:

On my return to Criminal I managed, with the kind help of the AOC, to move into Chambers 625 and Courtroom 6-1—Judge Manny Crespo’s Chambers and Courtroom. I have an 11” by 8” picture of Judge Manny which I have placed in all my assigned courtrooms. However, I would like to give it a more permanent residence by hanging it in the “Crespo Courtroom”. 

Aracely, Manny's wife, and Manny Jr. have agreed to help me with the task and we’ll be hanging it up on Tuesday, February 3 at 8:15 AM. Coffee, cafecitos, pastelitos and pastries will be provided. 

You are invited.

Roberto M. Pineiro


Now on to the Super Bowl


These are the moments in which a quarterback's character becomes forged, dare we say it, in steel. Down by 3.  Two minutes and thirty five seconds left in the game. First down yields a holding penalty. Second and twenty and about 90 yards for the win, 65 yards for a chance at at a tie.  Montana did it. Eli Manning did it.  Steve McNair fell a yard short. And now add Ben Roethlisberger to the storied names of Super Bowl winning quarterbacks who have driven the length of the field with two minutes left to win the game. 

It doesn't get any better than what we saw yesterday. 

The Cardinals gave the Steelers everything and more, and with the heart of a champion the Steelers took the best shots the Cardinals had to give, and answered. Both teams should be proud. It was a great game




14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I grew up with The Steelers. I saw Bobby Layne, "Bullet Bill Dudley", Fran Rogal (Hi Diddle, Diddle..Rogal up the Middle), Ernie Stautner, Bill McPeak (and his tackle of Leon Heart), "the hit" on Y.A. Tittle...sat in "Crawfords #2" drinking with John Henry Johnson on a Saturday night b4 a Sunday game...and many, many more memories of this team. I am proud to be a member of "The Steeler Nation".

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Anonymous said...

Redneck Hero
Two boys are playing football in the Golden Gate Park when one is attacked by a Rottweiler.

Thinking quickly, the other boy rips off a board of the nearby fence, wedges it down the dog's collar and twists, breaking the dog's neck.

A reporter who is strolling by sees the incident, and rushes over to interview the boy.

"'Forty Niners' fan saves friend from vicious animal"; he starts writing in his notebook.

"But I'm not a Niners fan," the boy replies.

"'Oakland Raiders' fan rescues friend from horrific attack," says the reporter as he writes in his notebook.

"I'm not a Raiders fan either," the boy says.

"Then what are you?" the reporter asks. "I'm a Cowboys fan!!!" the boy says proudly.

The reporter starts a new sheet in his notebook and writes, "Redneck bastard kills family pet!"

Anonymous said...

sloppy game - too many penalties called, some that should have been called were not & more importantly - the commercials were generally boring and / or confusing

Q. Who does this remind you of...? Be honest. said...

Blogger: Term used to describe anyone with enough time or narcissism to document every tedious bit of minutia filling their uneventful lives. Possibly the most annoying thing about bloggers is the sense of self-importance they get after even the most modest of publicity. Sometimes it takes as little as a referral on a more popular blogger's website to set the lesser blogger's ego into orbit.

Then God forbid a blogger gets mentioned on CNN. If you thought it was impossible for a certain blogger to get more pious than he was, wait until you see the shit storm of self-righteous save-the-world bullshit after a network plug. Suddenly the boring, mild-mannered blogger you once knew will turn into Mother Theresa, and will single handedly take it upon himself to end world hunger with his stupid links to band websites and other smug blogger dipshits.

Vito, Rumpole's Bookie said...

You owe me $605--counting the vig--after last night. How many Parcells are you up for the season now Big Guy?

CAPTAIN said...

3:36 and 9:09

You should have listened to me when I called Heads for the coin toss and said to Take The Seven Points.

Rump dederves credit for having the guts to stick his neck out each and every week and call em as he sees em.

Another great year Horace - can't wait for fall football 2009.

My Two Sons said...

My two son's picked out our very own Phil R. on the Jumbotron. Just prior to the beginning of the fourth quarter the camerman zoomed in on a giant shirtless man dressed in a Cardinal Bird Costume!! Every time the Cardinal's scored he would take out a giant bell made of seeds and begin ringing and chomping. He is the ultimate Cardinals fan!!

CAPTAIN said...

FYI:

... printed in the Broward Blog in response to an issue about a suspended officer, one reader wrote:

Why doesn't someone request Grady's personnel files from BSO? Here's some case law to get you started.

It has also been held that where a Government employee serves as a prosecution witness, the Defendant is entitled to have access to his or her Government personnel file in order to ascertain whether there is information within it which could be of an impeaching nature. United States v. Deutsch, 475 F.2d 55, 57 (5th Cir. 1973). Similarly, in United States v. Morell, 524 F.2d 500, 552-55 (2d Cir. 1975), the Court of Appeals held that defense counsel were entitled to impeaching information in the confidential file of an informant witness. See also, United States v. Beekman, 155 F.2d 580 (2d Cir.1946). As pointed out by one commentator, "This information is extremely valuable to the criminal or civil practitioner in thoroughly investigating and preparing any cases where the credibility of a police officer is at issue". Snyder, Discovery of Police Personnel Files in Criminal Proceedings, 52 Fla. Bar J. 119, 122 (1979). The purpose of the present motion with regard to personnel files is aimed at files to which the State has access. As to personnel files (State or otherwise), all should be disclosed on the authority of United States v. Deutsch, supra.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful tribute to our friend.
Any chance of moving it to NOON or later for those who can't make the 8:15 because of commitments in South Dade
Thanks

Only in Miami said...

BREAKING NEWS: Who investigates the Miami Dade Police Internal Affairs Department when they are dirty and currupt?

READ THE STORY AT THE MIAMI NEW TIMES:

http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2009/02/when_internal_affairs_gets_too.php

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement recently ended an investigation into the one-time commander of the Miami-Dade Police Department's internal affairs unit, concluding Donald Rifkin was hoping to get laid by talking to county cop Carmen Pichardo about sensitive information in the internal affairs case against her. Department rules forbid IA detectives from discussing cases with anyone, especially officers under investigation. As a result, Rifkin was demoted from Major to Captain. Pichardo was also busted down from Major to Lieutenant. Still waiting word from a police department spokesman to find out if Rifkin is still with the Professional Compliance Bureau or if he has been reassigned. Rifkin and Pichardo could not be reached for comment.
......

FREE BREAKFAST AT DENNY'S said...

From 6am to 2pm all Denny's will serve a free GrandSlam Breakfast to anyone. Tuesday, only. This is not B.S. for all those robed readers waiting for the day to finally say "I'll pay for breakfast".

February 1st, during the Superbowl, not only did Hulu admit it's got an evil plot to take over the world, but Denny's promised everyone in America that on Tuesday between 6am and 2pm they're giving everyone in America a free Grand Slam. Instant, disposable, corporate junk food culture be damned, free breakfast is free breakfast. See you in the bread line.

I called the Denny's at 3600 Biscayne Boulevard, the one closest to the New Times building, to find out about crackheads, old ladies and waiting on line. Pam picked up the phone and here's what she said.







Pam: I already know what you're gonna ask about, it's from 6am to 2pm.

New Times: Is it take out or dine in?

Pam: Dine in only.

New Times: What if you run out of food?

Pam: We're not gonna run out of food sir, don't worry.

New Times: Well how many people do you think are gonna show up.

Pam: We want all of Miami sir.

New Times: Holy shit that's like 7 million people, you don't have enough food for that.

Pam: Well there's more than one Denny's in Miami.

New Times: Well how many you expecting at 36th and Biscayne.

Pam: Probably four or five thousand.

New Times: Damn, that's a lot of eggs, what's in a Grand Slam anyway.

Pam: 2 pancakes, 2 eggs, 4 bacon, 4 sausage or 2 bacon and 2 sausage

New Times: What if I get stuck in line behind an old lady with no teeth and she eats really slow, and cause of her I miss out.

Pam: There's more than one table sir.

New Times: Will you be serving crackheads?

Pam: Whatever walks through that door, we're serving.

New Times: What if you're allergic to pancakes?

Pam: No substitutions.

New Times: See ya tomorrow.

Pam: I'll be here.

Anonymous said...

It's great to have Judge Pineiro back in the building. Welcome back! We missed you and your no nonsense way of dispensing justice.

Anonymous said...

Rumpole, when will you be in Facebook?

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:50 am. You forgot Roy Jefferson and Dick Shiner. And for younger fans, who can forget "Jefferson Street" Joe Gilliam.