2014 was another big year here at The Maine Edge. There were plenty of great stories all around. However, there were a few that stood out among the rest. Here are a few of my personal favorites.
And it all comes down to this. The final week of the NFL season is upon us, and thanks to a furious (and furry-ous) comeback on Stella’s part in recent weeks, just a single game separates us going into the final slate of games.
Neither of us had a particularly strong week last week – Stella went 8-8; I went 7-9 – so it all boils down to how things play out with the four games on which we differ in Week 17.
It’s a major award
NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. - Who took the leg lamp belonging to Ralphie’s “Old Man” from a New York store’s annual tribute to “A Christmas Story”?
Celtics trade Rajon Rondo to Mavericks
The Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo (along with forward Dwight Powell) to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for center Brandan Wright, point guard Jameer Nelson, forward Jae Crowder and future first- and second-round draft picks.
Thoughts on “The Interview”
So it turns out that things are relatively quiet in the celebrity realm. For the first time in a long time, the rich and famous are more or less behaving themselves. It’s rare, but not unprecedented. Maybe it’s the holiday season.
Peter Jackson’s overlong “Hobbit” trilogy finally reaches its conclusion
Plenty of critical ink has been spilled – including by yours truly – regarding the decision to turn “The Hobbit” into a trilogy of movies despite the original novel’s scant 300 or so pages.
Trilogy concludes with ‘Secret of the Tomb’
It’s no secret that sequels have become a major cog in the Hollywood machine. Why invest in new ideas when there are already-extant ideas that have already been proven moneymakers? Unfortunately, this too often leads to increasingly diminishing returns as ideas are exploited to the point of overexposure.
Last week, I offered up a selection of some of my favorite books from the past year – seven in all. It’s a list I compose every December; I quite look forward to it.
But in the days that followed, I found myself thinking that seven simply wasn’t enough. My solution? Another list of seven this week, giving us a grand total of 14 favorites for 2014.
So Stella showed no mercy in Week 15, thoroughly mopping the floor with me. It was an absolute rout – I managed a 9-7 record for the week, but Stella went off for the best week of the season thus far, going 14-2. She nailed all five games on which our opinions differed; her only missteps were picking the Packers over the Bills (obvious) and the Eagles over the Cowboys (understandable).
The more you know
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota officials have canceled a public safety campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of jerking the steering wheel on icy roads, saying it’s too risqué.
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