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by mke717spotter
Sun Dec 04, 2022 11:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 255
Views: 8468

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Hopefully Lewandowski sticks around through EURO 2024, otherwise the future looks bleak for Poland. US didn't play bad but we all know once you're in elimination "not bad" won't cut it. Of course, I didn't expect USA to win anyway, not against Netherlands who had been playing at least some...

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by mke717spotter
Fri Dec 02, 2022 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 255
Views: 8468

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

What a rollercoaster those two games were. For a while there, Japan and Costa Rica were going through from a group that contained both Germany and Spain. :shock: As it stands now the 2026 WC is set to have a new three-team group format, so unless that changes, we will no longer get to experience th...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Nov 30, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 255
Views: 8468

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Poland haven't really looked good all tournament, but its the first time in my life they've made it out of the group. They really had to hang on for dear life at the end as another goal for either Argentina or Mexico would've sent them out. Prior to Saudi Arabia's late strike they were on the verge ...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Nov 30, 2022 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 255
Views: 8468

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

casinterest wrote:
US advances to play the Netherlands (That's going to be a tough one for the US).

It just had to be stressful, didn't it? Getting out the group is the expectation so at this point anything else is gravy. And the ghosts of France 1998 have finally been vanquished.

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by mke717spotter
Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 255
Views: 8468

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

USA actually looked quite solid. They need a win against Iran to advance so that will be an epic contest. I think both teams deserve to go through to the second round so it’s a shame only one will. Iran are now calling for the US to be kicked out of the World Cup. I guess it was only a matter of ti...

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by mke717spotter
Sun Nov 27, 2022 3:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 255
Views: 8468

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

ChrisKen wrote:
Qatar out - Quickest exit of a host nation in WC history.

Talk about disappointing. They've been preparing for this tournament for twelve years (ever since they were named the hosts). Considering they won the Asian Cup I expected better than this.

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by mke717spotter
Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 255
Views: 8468

Re: Fifa World Cup 2022

mke717spotter wrote:
To be honest I'm not that optimistic about the US team. Their run in the qualifiers was underwhelming and the last two friendly matches leading into the tournament went poorly.

Maybe the loss to Japan and tie versus Saudi Arabia prior to the tournament aren't looking so bad right now?

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by mke717spotter
Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 255
Views: 8468

Re: Fifa World Cup 2022

The USA did tie with Wales, the USA was rather listless in the 2nd half, let Wales get a chance. Well, they completely dominated the first half. That is pretty rare for them at the World Cup because usually they're overwhelmed by the opposition and as a result they end up sitting back, ceding the p...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 8077

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

Clearly no WC should go to a country that never qualified for a WC... Well, in 1988 the US was selected to host the 1994 event and that was before they had qualified for 1990. Prior to that they hadn't featured in a World Cup since 1950. In fact, the US didn't even have a professional league at the...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 105
Views: 18381

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022

Planeboy17 wrote:
Not sure that E75 can’t do MKE-LAX/SFO. UA has run EUG and FAT to ORD. Maybe the #s don’t work but I’m sure a 220 can do it.

UA used to do MSN-LAX/SFO. Obviously MKE isn't much farther.

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by mke717spotter
Sun Nov 20, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 8077

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

FIFA seems to have a liking for holding their events in nations with autocratic regimes, usually suits them fine, more scope for corruption for a start. Apparently North Korea hosting a future World Cup is on the table. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-11447641/FIFA-president-Gi...

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by mke717spotter
Fri Nov 18, 2022 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 8077

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

Lest we forget the US was runner-up in the bidding to host the 2022 World Cup.

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by mke717spotter
Wed Nov 16, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 105
Views: 18381

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022

NK is ending MKE-LAX/PHX/TPA. The article states that these flights could return, however. It's hard to believe that nobody is able to make MKE-LAX work long-term. https://thepointsguy.com/news/spirit-airlines-route-cuts/ "While it's noteworthy that Spirit is cutting so many routes in a single ...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Nov 14, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 255
Views: 8468

Re: Fifa World Cup 2022

Fox had been running ads suggesting the US is going to win the World Cup, which seems a little absurd, frankly. The ad campaign is also trying to tie in the tournament with Christmas time, even though it ends a whole week before that. To be honest I'm not that optimistic about the US team. Their run...

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by mke717spotter
Sat Nov 05, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 558
Views: 27359

Re: 2022 US Elections

Wisconsin - Incumbent Rep. Ron Johnson faces a challenge from Dem. Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes. Barnes has flopped as a candidate and even though Johnson is an elitist, with the winds favoring the GOP, I think he holds on here. I'm very interested to see how the governor's race plays out. Four years ag...

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by mke717spotter
Sat Oct 15, 2022 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 1313
Views: 259470

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2022

Today’s the big move to T5 for DL. Back in 2008 when I was 16 I booked a daytrip on NW to DTW (without telling my parents :wink2: ) so that I could fly on a DC-9. DL ran their T-tails (DC-9, MD-80, MD-90, 717) more frequently out of ORD and the fares were usually cheaper so whenever I had a hankeri...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Oct 06, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Impromptu trip to Fairbanks | Part 1: MCI to FAI on Alaska Airlines' Milk Run
Replies: 11
Views: 5991

Re: Impromptu trip to Fairbanks | Part 1: MCI to FAI on Alaska Airlines' Milk Run

Nice trip report and pictures. I am planning to make a similar trip to Seattle and Alaska this summer. However, I am undecided about doing the Milk Run because it seems like the weather is a crapshoot. I'm worried it wouldn't be worthwhile if its super cloudy and rainy with low visibility. I'd be in...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Sep 08, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12816

Re: Queen under medical supervision as doctors are concerned for her health

The Queen has died aged 96. My word this was quick. It seems a little surprising that someone would decompensate so quickly. In the photos that were released just the other day she did appear "old", but it didn't look like she was at death's door necessarily. Was there a major event like ...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Aug 15, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trying the A320neo ATL-MDW-ATL on Frontier (Pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 5860

Re: Trying the A320neo ATL-MDW-ATL on Frontier (Pics)

It seems like you make a lot of trips to Chicago. Is it for work, do you have family there, or do you just enjoy the city that much?

N776AU wrote:
Finally a break in the monotony of loud 737s.

A sad reminder of the times we're now in when 737 NGs are considered "loud."

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by mke717spotter
Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 52
Views: 6217

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

There are still three spots up for grabs and these will be decided in June: Costa Rica vs. New Zealand Wales vs. the winner of Scotland-Ukraine Peru vs. the winner of Australia-UAE Costa Rica, Wales, and Australia have secured the finals spots. The field of 32 is now set. From the US perspective I ...

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by mke717spotter
Sat May 21, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident at MKE?
Replies: 6
Views: 3355

Re: Incident at MKE?

GSPSPOT wrote:
Wasn't that runway closed for the better part of a year ALREADY recently??

7R/25L was being worked on last year.

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by mke717spotter
Mon May 09, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 105
Views: 18381

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022

Two points: 1.) I flew B6 to JFK the other day and the load was very light. Well under half of the seats were filled. Granted, this was on a Saturday and I realize that one flight doesn't give the whole picture, but hopefully they are patient and can make MKE work. 2.) I was told that 19R/1L will be...

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by mke717spotter
Sat Apr 30, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring Break: American Airlines First Class ORD-MIA-ORD
Replies: 3
Views: 4920

Re: Spring Break: American Airlines First Class ORD-MIA-ORD

Looks like a decent breakfast for sure - and something that is quite unique (serving smoked salmon) on domestic flights. You're right, I was expecting something completely unoriginal like an omelet so that was a nice surprise. Upon its restart the train initially had limited hours, but now it's run...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Apr 28, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: (Photos and Videos) HNL-OGG-HNL: Honolulu to Maui - HA176 & Maui to Honolulu - HA535 Boeing 717-200
Replies: 2
Views: 3371

Re: (Photos and Videos) HNL-OGG-HNL: Honolulu to Maui - HA176 & Maui to Honolulu - HA535 Boeing 717-200

I have fond memories of flying on AQ's 732s and HA's DC-95s back in the day. Its a shame the former isn't around anymore. I'm sort of surprised that HA has first class seating on their 717s, considering how short all those inter-island flights are.

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by mke717spotter
Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 1313
Views: 259470

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2022

How does this work with regards to economy lots G and H? The CDA website is unclear with regards to these lots. I assume the shuttles to lots G & H will continue to run even after the May 1 cutoff of shuttle service to the MMF noted in the CDA press release. Do the G & H shuttles take peopl...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 105
Views: 18381

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022

Haven't heard or seen anything about Midwest 2.0 in over a year. It sounds dead in the water, as expected. We can lump Contour Airlines' MKE experiment in with this. If you recall, they started flying from MKE to PIT and IND in October, but it looks like the flights were quietly dropped after only ...

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by mke717spotter
Sun Apr 24, 2022 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 105
Views: 18381

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022

Does anyone know the latest on Midwest Express 2.0 or the new international terminal that was supposed to replace E? Are these plans alive, on life support, dead? The last news article I can find about Midwest is from just over a year ago in which their spokesperson provided few details but said the...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Apr 13, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring Break: American Airlines First Class ORD-MIA-ORD
Replies: 3
Views: 4920

Spring Break: American Airlines First Class ORD-MIA-ORD

Greetings and welcome to another one of my trip reports! For those of you that haven't seen my previous posts, I'm currently halfway through medical school. The first two years are basically the same as undergrad. You spend most of your time in the classroom dealing with lectures and exams. Then the...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Apr 13, 2022 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 105
Views: 18381

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KMSP/KMKE
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Does anyone know why this flight diverted to MKE? It was sort of foggy in Milwaukee tonight, so I don't know if that might've extended down to ORD. The times don't really make much sense though.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KMSP/KMKE

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by mke717spotter
Mon Apr 04, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 105
Views: 18381

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022

Per MKE's Facebook page, DL is adding JFK-MKE. It starts June 6 and will be flown with a CR7. This route has come and gone several times over the years.

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by mke717spotter
Mon Apr 04, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 40
Views: 7342

Re: Hawaiian Aviation Thread - 2022

Has mask wearing been required at KOA even though the entire terminal is open-air?

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by mke717spotter
Sat Apr 02, 2022 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 52
Views: 6217

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

People were going nuts over a 5-1 win over Panama at home. Another thing that bothered me is that the players paraded around the field with a big "qualified" banner after that game, even though it wasn't a sure thing yet. So, who is the 'group of death' ? Maybe C (Argentina, Mexico, Polan...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Mar 31, 2022 4:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 52
Views: 6217

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

The list of qualified teams: Qatar Germany Denmark Brazil France Belgium Croatia Spain Serbia England Switzerland Netherlands Argentina Iran South Korea Japan Saudi Arabia Ecuador Uruguay Canada Ghana Senegal Portugal Poland Tunisia Morocco Cameroon USA Mexico So far Canada and Qatar are really the ...

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by mke717spotter
Sun Mar 27, 2022 7:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Calm Before the Storm: DL BOS-SEA-BOS+ Boeing at BFI and PAE
Replies: 3
Views: 4414

Re: The Calm Before the Storm: DL BOS-SEA-BOS+ Boeing at BFI and PAE

Nice trip report and pictures. I wouldn't have had Washington at the top of my list of skiing destinations. Who knew?

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by mke717spotter
Sun Mar 27, 2022 6:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 52
Views: 6217

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

The US is in a good position to qualify. Whenever they play down in Mexico its always hyped up as a tall order but I actually think they probably should've came away with a W. That's three straight qualifying cycles now that they've been able to secure a draw at Estadio Azteca. A win at home against...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Mar 24, 2022 5:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Another Domestic A350 ATL-DTW-ORD-MDW-ATL on Delta
Replies: 4
Views: 5241

Re: Another Domestic A350 ATL-DTW-ORD-MDW-ATL on Delta

Nice report and pictures. Sounds like you got your steps in running around the terminal at DTW.

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by mke717spotter
Sat Mar 05, 2022 4:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Expel Russia from FIFA
Replies: 31
Views: 3601

Re: Expel Russia from FIFA

Yeah, those decisions were clearly all about the football. :sarcastic: I was pretty clear that I didn't think it was ONLY about football. All I'm saying is that there was a clear opportunity to seize an advantage. As far as those three football teams are concerned, it worked out very conveniently f...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Mar 03, 2022 5:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Expel Russia from FIFA
Replies: 31
Views: 3601

Re: Expel Russia from FIFA

Poland will not play their World Cup play-off match which is scheduled to be played in Moscow on 24th March. Not that I don't think they're sincere in their objections to Russia's actions in Ukraine, but I can't help but think that the declarations from Poland, Sweden, and the Czech Republic had at...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Mar 03, 2022 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 105
Views: 18381

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022

NK is adding seasonal MKE-MYR for the upcoming summer. It will start out as 2x weekly in May and then it will gain another frequency in June. UA operated this route last year with a very similar schedule, albeit with CR2s. Of that trove of seasonal flights that UA added a year ago, it doesn't look l...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Feb 10, 2022 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 736
Views: 29800

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

It seems like blue America is finally ready to move on from the pandemic phase. New York, Rhode Island, Illinois, California and other liberal states are rolling back mask and proof of vaccination rules. It was pretty obvious that the political pressure was building. We can only hope that another va...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Feb 07, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!
Replies: 525
Views: 82786

Re: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!

I'm surprised that Frontier is the one that's buying Spirit. I thought it would've been the other way around.

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by mke717spotter
Thu Feb 03, 2022 5:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 52
Views: 6217

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

With the latest qualifying window now concluded Iran and South Korea have punched their tickets to the World Cup. The other noteworthy occurrence was the US beating Honduras 3-0 in a game where it was 5 degrees Fahrenheit at kickoff. It was the coldest game in USMNT history, and I'd be interested to...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Feb 03, 2022 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 105
Views: 18381

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2022

Flying out of Milwaukee, they might get a raised eyebrow or two! :spit: In one month since arriving in the midwest from KEF, OK-TVV's done 14 MKE-CUN turns + 5 to and from PUJ. Quite a departure from its earlier life flying CDG TLV FUE KTT FNC and the like. It's always some random carrier who opera...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Feb 01, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tom Brady announces retirement
Replies: 22
Views: 1494

Re: Tom Brady announces retirement

StarAC17 wrote:
Rodgers can leave GB but he should not leave the NFC.

The Packers would be crazy to trade him to an NFC team. Remember, Tampa Bay was the other team in on Favre and in they end they sent him to New York.

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by mke717spotter
Tue Feb 01, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tom Brady announces retirement
Replies: 22
Views: 1494

Re: Tom Brady announces retirement

It's official.... Tom Brady stood up! Interestingly, he thanks a lot of people in his Instagram post but there's no mention of Bill Belichick or the Patriots. In light of this move I think Rodgers would be crazy to leave Green Bay. I know the Packers have flopped in the playoffs recently but with B...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 125
Views: 6996

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

Niners D delivered again. Sorry Rodgers, still can't beat 'em. Nope he sure can't. Wonder what the future holds for him. What a brutal loss. Three straight 13-win seasons and zero trips to the Super Bowl. The offense obviously didn't play good enough and Rodgers gets some of the blame for that, but...

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by mke717spotter
Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 125
Views: 6996

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

I'll be in attendance at Lambeau Field on Saturday. Currently they're forecasting a high of 20 degrees F and it's supposed to approach 0 overnight. I was also there in 2014 for the playoff game against San Francisco and that day it was around 5 degrees at kickoff. The 49ers won that game, but the Pa...

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by mke717spotter
Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 736
Views: 29800

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

I'm currently watching my Arizona Wildcats take on Stanford in Palo Alto. Inconceivably, we're back to having no fans in the arena. Despite the availability of masks, testing, and vaccines, I just can't believe that we're back to the point where we can't have people attend a basketball game. It's ex...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Southwest - BLI-LAS-BLI
Replies: 7
Views: 5110

Re: Flying Southwest - BLI-LAS-BLI

Interesting trip report and pictures. I didn't know much about Bellingham but there airport there sort of reminds of the one in Tijuana in that they both attract passengers from both sides of the border.

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by mke717spotter
Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Caribbean Med School: B6 & AA ORD-JFK-GND-MIA-ORD
Replies: 11
Views: 8228

Re: Caribbean Med School: B6 & AA ORD-JFK-GND-MIA-ORD

I am curious to find out why you had to be towed out to the runway as a matter of airport policy. If you have B727s at the airport I’m guessing it’s not due to noise sensitivity! So I got in contact with a local spotter down there and I was told this procedure was implemented because a piece of pav...

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