When Hurricane Sandy wiped out Halloween last year, I couldn’t really complain about it, as we got off pretty lucky compared to much of Central and South Jersey. No trees or anything fell on our home, and our only injuries consisted of minor burns suffered by my wife on Halloween night, when she was attempting to make me hot chocolate in a pitch-dark kitchen.
That said, for someone who views Halloween the way most people do Christmas, there was no escaping that there was a pretty big void for me last year. By the time our lights flickered back on, it was a few days into November. I hadn’t nearly gotten my fill of my favorite holiday, but time waits for no ghoul.
One tradition that fell by the wayside was my annual Halloween mixtape, which I was in the process of making, but didn’t have time or electricity to complete it. But it’s a new year, with crisp and clear weather in New Jersey, so I’m thrilled to present this year’s version for download.
Here are my weekly thoughts on the game of football, with my standard disclaimer that I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t profess to know a whole lot about the sport. Apologies for its lateness Ã¢â‚¬â€œ baseball, some Halloween activities and hanging out with Larry Johnson (post forthcoming) got in the way a bit.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s amazing to see the fall of Brett Favre, considering the heights he came from.
DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get me wrong, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m certainly not an enormous fan of FavreÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s apparent heavy-handed attempt at simultaneous sexual harassment and adultery.
But the visceral jubilation IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve seen for the destruction of FavreÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s legacy is baffling to me. It seems to stem from a deep-rooted dislike of Favre that has grown over the years, and one that seems somewhat outsized.
I mean, if you took out of context the euphoria on Twitter after Favre threw an interception on Monday night against the Jets, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d have thought we caught Osama Bin Laden.
Though sports is definitely what this site does best, Halloween is the official holiday of SportsAngle.com. ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s simply something to be said for a day in which itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s completely acceptable to more closely represent who you are visually, even if itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s sort of macabre Ã¢â‚¬â€œ or in my case, completely and totally macabre.
As a special Halloween present, SportsAngle presents its top 10 favorite horror movies as of right now. This list could very easily be very different by this time next year, but why not live in the now? All of these films come highly endorsed, and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m presenting it a day early so you can hit up your local Best Buy and load up for the holiday.