This guide was completed 10 days ago. All the bells and whistles added. Cherry put on top. Done. Then I reached to hit the save button. Screen flashed, then crashed and dreams of publishing that day were smashed. I've finally gotten time to sit down and pound this out again. I'm not at the park as the Twins and Tigers play, trying to stay in one place so my balky back can calm down. So here is the well-intentioned annual food guide to Fort Myers Things have changed since the last list. Some places have closed. Most notably, Nino's restaurant, located down the street from Hammond Stadium. It was a place with huge portions and awesome dished. A place where players, team officials and scribes dined. But Ninos caught on fire during the offseason and suffered damage from the resulting water sprinklers. Also, I'm sad to write, that the owner, Graziano Buccini, passed away on Thanksgiving from complications following a heart attack. Smilin' Graziano will be missed. Nino's will be … [Read more...] about Hungry in Fort Myers? It’s 2019 and, eventually, change can’t be stopped.
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1. Volume control? Photo: gstockstudio/Depositphotos According to the World Health Organisation Spain is the second noisiest country in the world after Japan. This would explain why several times a week I wish I had a universal mute button. Almost everywhere you go it’s loud. In Spain people tend to live on top of each other in densely packed apartments which has created a phenomenon known as 'radio patio'. The inner courtyards of apartment blocks act as perfect echo chambers broadcasting residents' daily lives. With the windows open most of the year round you can't help but hear it all. Family arguments, phone conversations, TVs blaring, food frying and a chorus of orgasms. I've always thought that eating out in a restaurant should be a relaxing experience. Rarely the case. Background hubbub quickly reaches a boisterous cacophony where groups of diners are shouting over each other across the table. In fact, conversations in public places are anything but muted, whether … [Read more...] about Nine Spanish culture shocks that I still can’t get my head around
Tom Brady is arguably the most powerful player in football – a six-time Super Bowl champion whose value on the field led to winning a power struggle with the mighty Bill Belichick.The New England Patriots quarterback does not leverage that power when it comes to contract negotiations with the team.Tom Brady’s history of discountsBrady has consistently taken team-friendly deals that have allowed the Patriots to spend elsewhere, a significant advantage in a salary-capped sport where quarterback contracts often hamstring teams from being competitive.Business Insider recently broke down his career football earnings that exceed $197 million. It’s a lot of money, but the analysis estimates that Brady has left anywhere from $60 million to $90 million on the table in taking discounts and restructuring his deals to provide the team more flexibility.For example, he restructured his deal in 2007 to allow New England to sign Randy Moss.Brady’s latest two-year extension … [Read more...] about Dak Prescott says he can’t afford a Gisele Bundchen discount like Tom Brady
Gregg Popovich spoke for 32 seconds. He didn’t take any questions. He didn’t need to. Popovich’s explanation following the Spurs 103-95 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday at the AT&T Center covered everything you need to know about the NBA’s Western Conference this season — if you don’t come out with a little extra juice, a little extra emotion then there is is no hope. “The Clippers were missing 40 points from a couple of guys that didn’t play tonight and we’ve seen it many times in the NBA,” Popovich said. “It’s one of the mysteries where it always seems like that team (with missing players) comes up and plays well and the team that has everybody kind of loses a little emotion or juice or whatever you want to call it.” Spurs fans probably had plenty of adjectives for it Sunday night. But, let’s call it flat and leave it at that. The Clippers came into the AT&T Center bruised and … [Read more...] about In crazy West, Spurs can’t afford to slip up like they did Sunday
Saban is chasing his seventh national title with what may be his best coaching job yet by Dennis Dodd @dennisdoddcbs moments ago • 7 min read SAN JOSE, Calif. -- In the quiet times, a wise Alabama veteran will lounge with teammates, all of them considering their fortune. "Sometimes, we sit around and talk about, 'We're really playing for the greatest coach ever,'" senior tailback Damien Harris said, "'and we just get to be a part of it. We get to watch it up close and personal.'"Nick Saban should be the biggest story of the College Football Playoff National Championship, but it's not all that obvious. His story has been written, rewritten and -- for some -- overwritten. In fact, Saban's pursuit of a record-breaking seventh national championship almost seems like it's hiding in plain sight. His titles -- six overall, five at Alabama -- have been so numerous and come so often that the obvious story tends to become the most tiresome. A win Monday … [Read more...] about Alabama can’t talk about it, but everyone should be: Nick Saban is on the verge of history