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Jan
14

Eusebio – RIP

Eusebio wasn’t as well-known as the more famous Pele, as he played for Portugal, which wasn’t a glamour team. But among those who follow the beautiful game, he was the equal of his more famous rival. He has died at the age of 71, and will be remembered.

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97 Responses to “Eusebio – RIP”


  1. 1 JER
    January 5, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Hello everybody.

    • 2 GGAIL
      January 5, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      Congrats JER on First!

    • 4 jackiegrumbacher
      January 5, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      Jer, I’m so glad deBlasio decided to move to Gracie mansion. I know it was hard for the family to leave Brooklyn, but he’s going to need lots of space for the visitors, meetings and entertaining that comes with being major and he’ll need the room. Plus the security will be easier at the mansion, than it would be in his row house.

      • 5 jacquelineoboomer
        January 5, 2014 at 6:01 pm

        That brought back memories. Before my high school years, we lived in a “row house” in New Jersey – as did my friend in Baltimore, and she and I talk about those days often. Actually, I’d love to go back and see how large (or small) it looks now on the inside!

    • 6 Vicki
      January 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      What a good first, JER.

  2. 7 sherijr
    January 5, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Rest in Peace indeed~ He gave much joy to my soccer loving sons when they were growing up. #Pele #Eusebio

    • 8 sherijr
      January 5, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      oh Crap, I am a knucklehead… I thought it was Pele that had passed, excuse me all for not paying better attention.

      RIP Eusebio

  3. 9 GGAIL
    January 5, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    So it was my turn to get left on the previous post.

    My condolence to Eusebio family and fans.

  4. 10 whatisworking
    January 5, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    HI Everyone

    I just wanted to send a quick note thanking folks ho have let me know that my blog is down. I am fighting with go daddy. Will let your know when it is back up. AARRGH….

  5. 14 JER
    January 5, 2014 at 3:11 pm
    • 15 utaustinliberal
      January 5, 2014 at 3:25 pm

      Fantastic SoS.

      • 16 forus50
        January 5, 2014 at 3:28 pm

        Agree wholeheartedly. Love this guy and so glad he got this job to fully and brilliantly restore his name and legacy from what the GOP disgracefully did to it in 2004.

    • 17 jackiegrumbacher
      January 5, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      Kerry is one of the world’s hardest working and most determined men. He is absolutely committed to getting as much done as possible in his time in office.

    • January 5, 2014 at 4:16 pm

      I love Sec Kerry. He has the tenacity, patience, good will and the heart to make good progress. I sincerely hope he’s able to make a breakthrough.

  6. 20 forus50
    January 5, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    LOL, Jeff Triplette is the worst referee in the NFL and he’s reffing today in the Bengals/Chargers game.
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1881188-its-officially-time-for-the-nfl-to-fire-referee-jeff-triplette

  7. 21 Linda
    January 5, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Breaking Bad, The Wire-style (Season 5)

  8. 24 Linda
    January 5, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    I am watching the impeachment of Clinton on cspan 3. They are down to the closing statements and the Republicans are disgusting…..

    Congressman Henry Hyde just said…… ” You can dress a shepherd in silk, but he still smells like a goat ” ( About President Clinton )

  9. 30 forus50
    January 5, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    A plane crash in Aspen. Reportedly Emma Stone was one of the passengers.

  10. 33 a4alice
    January 5, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    allright. I’m gonna stop talking about how cold it is in MN. ;-)

  11. 41 jackiegrumbacher
    January 5, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    For anyone keeping score, tomorrow is the 12th day of Christmas, Epiphany so some, the time when the wise men finally hauled themselves to the “stable.” In some countries the 12th day–January 6th–is when gifts are exchanged in the tradition of the wise men. In medieval times, Christmas guests would stay for all 12 days and it would just be about now that exhausted hosts and hostesses could start dreaming about seeing their guests leave. Is this where the idea of “leaping lords” came from–the hope that the whole lot of them would leap on to their horses and gallop off?

    • January 5, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      The Twelfth is the drummers drumming. . . ;)

      • 43 jackiegrumbacher
        January 5, 2014 at 3:51 pm

        Thank you, Carol. Never could remember that sequence because it’s my least favorite Christmas song. I just remember my Dad–long gone–telling us that “Little Christmas,” on the 6th, was the day for giving gifts in his own birth family in Italy.

        • January 5, 2014 at 4:48 pm

          We count today as the Twelfth and tomorrow as Epiphany. I was reading about it on the web and different places count it differently. Of course don’t count it at all.

  12. 45 donna dem 4 obama
    January 5, 2014 at 3:55 pm
    • 46 Vicki
      January 5, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      WE point out which party wants to extend UI.
      We make sure it is understood which party is covering Millions of previously uncovered people with healthcare.
      We speak up about which party is working towards a Federal minimum wage.
      Which party cares about equal rights for everyone
      Etc.

      That’s a pretty good path to victory, right?

      • 47 donna dem 4 obama
        January 5, 2014 at 4:18 pm

        All of these issues are great factors but I don’t believe it will be enough to drive people to come out in masses to vote out Repubs in 2014. Somehow as much as PBO is reluctant to do this he will have to make this years election about him. People stood in lines for hours and were determined to fight voter suppression because they wanted him re-elected. There are far more of us than them but one thing that Bill Clinton said years ago is very true. Democrats fall in love (with their candidates) while Republicans fall in line. Repubs are far better at voting in every election than we are. We have to be motivated to the polls. They just get up and go vote.

        • 48 forus50
          January 5, 2014 at 4:31 pm

          donna dem I completely agree. I think POTUS is going to need to be the #1 campaigner again and this time also be an educator – this time on informing people of the critical nature of voting in local and state elections. Hopefully he will have the time and energy for this as other than Wendy Davis in Texas and a few others, most of these candidates are not interesting enough for the average Dem to be motivated. POTUS and Biden and maybe even Hillary Clinton (ugghh but there are those who are strong supporters of her) will need to do a road show imo.

        • 49 Vicki
          January 5, 2014 at 5:03 pm

          Agree. A full court press just like Terry maCauliffe got in Va. FLOTUS then Bill C, VPOTUs, Hillary & POTUS showed up for Terry and he won.

  13. 50 carolyn
    January 5, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    We were in Italy on Epiphany one year. It was marvelous. People by the thousands came to Rome….Christmas markets were open, people were celebrating…..it was wonderful. The celebration doesn’t start in November, but, I think goes from Christmas Eve to Twelfth Night. A nice, limited compact time. The entire city was a wonderful festival.

    We start so early here, we’re worn out by Christmas day!

    • 51 jackiegrumbacher
      January 5, 2014 at 4:42 pm

      Oh, Carolyn, I would love to be in Italy at this time–so glad you had that experience. Here, we long ago made it all about giving presents and shopping, shopping, shopping til we wear ourselves out.

  14. 52 hopefruit2
    January 5, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    …And they came from far and wide all over the city, and lined up for this moment that all New Yorkers could be proud of – now that they had their very own Obama…

    • 53 Vicki
      January 5, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      Gorgeous photo,hf. I am so happy about our new Mayor.

    • 54 Allison
      January 5, 2014 at 4:14 pm

      This is absolutely fabulous! They are waiting in the cold. What a great statement!

      Bear in mind, the RWNJ’s are already trying to take him down. It won’t work. This is what NYers voted for. Thank you HF for sharing the tweet!

    • 55 Nena20409
      January 5, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      I have watched the NY Mayors since Giuliani and have never seen this many people going to visit the Mayor all at one time. Hmm?

      Sandinista would be happy, hmm? Calgon please take Noonan away.

    • 56 globalcitizenlinda
      January 5, 2014 at 5:31 pm

      opening things up for the regular people is great

  15. January 5, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Downton Abbey returns tonight!!

  16. 59 dotster3
    January 5, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    I know some probably won’t care, but I thought this was a very interesting report on Ronan Farrow. He is an impressive young guy, obviously super intelligent, college at 11, Yale law at 18, has worldly experiences that no one 3 times his age can claim, just an unbelievable history of one so young, with the U.N., UNICEF, State Dept., has traveled everywhere, met leaders from all corners, etc. etc. etc. And I agree from the few times I’ve seen him, he has that charismatic it factor, where you can’t look away, you pay attention. He stands out. He’s interesting, has a quirky personality. His mom is Mia Farrow, of course, dad is said to be Woody Allen, altho Mia caused all kinds of brouhaha recently by hinting that Frank Sinatra might be his real dad. (I think he looks like Frank). In any case he is getting a show on msnbc, and I will be curious about it, willing to give it a shot. I think he might snag some viewers.

    • 60 Layla
      January 5, 2014 at 4:38 pm

      Sorry to say he will be on MSNBC so I will not watch

      • 61 dotster3
        January 5, 2014 at 4:43 pm

        I think he has a lot to offer, a lot to teach, and it sounds like his show is going to have a unique set up and take on everything. So I want to check it out, may learn something new, will not hold the negative feelings I have for some of the actions at msnbc against him.

    • 62 Nena20409
      January 5, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      I wish him well. He has Blue eyes just like Sinatra. He looks jut like the skinny Sinatra from the 1940-1958.

      I have no doubt that he will try. I have issues with those who call themselves progressives. Liberals, I don’t mind so much. Progressives give me heartaches. Reality is my thing not idealism.

    • 63 Vicki
      January 5, 2014 at 5:08 pm

      He does look like Old Blue Eyes. MSNBC might be trying to up the “newstainment” factor with Ronan. Soft Hollywood news. Chris Matthews was doing it months ago and for all I know he still is. haven’t watched Matthews for a long time.
      MSNBC will soon be no different from Jimmy Fallon’s show , promoting NBC ventures.

      • 64 anniebella
        January 5, 2014 at 5:20 pm

        So no show for Joy Reid. I wonder why.

      • 66 dotster3
        January 5, 2014 at 5:24 pm

        I think the opposite. He seems to be pretty serious about serious subjects. I have seen him only mock pop culture——have fun at the expense of. I did hear Jeff Zucker at CNN, tho, say they were going to have less news there and more entertainment shows.

  17. 68 dotster3
    January 5, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Packers game looks packed. (haha—Packers/packed) Just as I suspected with those crazy rabid fans. It’s 5 degrees at kickoff, expected to go quickly down from there as the game progresses. Don’t those people know they could watch the game all warm and cozy in their very own homes? Where your nostrils don’t freeze shut with every breath???

    • 69 Layla
      January 5, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      I am soo not a fan…however I once went to a live game in Tampa and I was quite surprised at how exciting it is!

    • 71 Nena20409
      January 5, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      They are die-hard fans. Packers are the ONLY team in the NFL not owned by a wealthy family. It is owned by the people who purchased the shares. No new shares were ever generated or created since then. If one wishes to sell his/her shares, they must sell it at the same price. No gains, no profits. The Walker Adm and their TBGOPer controlled House sneaked/snuck in a trick bill to sell the Packers. If this does not dethrone the Walker schemes in Wisconsin this Nov 2014, then Wisconsinites deserve the idiots they have been electing since 2010.

  18. 75 donna dem 4 obama
    January 5, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    I’m this kind of Liberal…

    • 76 Nena20409
      January 5, 2014 at 5:18 pm

      JFK’s definition of a Liberal

      JFK’s Acceptance Speech of the New York Liberal Party Nomination

      “…if by a “Liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people — their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties — someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a “Liberal,” then I’m proud to say I’m a “Liberal.”

      September 14, 1960

  19. January 5, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    PBO’s coin up close:

  20. January 5, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    So, since a few people are talking about Epiphany, here’s my own Epiphany story.

    At around age 8, I discovered that in Latin countries, gifts aren’t exchanged until Jan. 6. This knowledge sent me into paroxysms of delight. Since I lived in NYC, I was convinced that both Santa AND the Three Kings would visit me. So I made a list for the 3 Kings (don’t remember to whom I gave it) and waited for the presents to be under the tree on the 6th. Of course, I woke up the next morning and saw no new gifts. I think that was the beginning of my questioning of accepted reality.

  21. 81 Roberta in Mn
    January 5, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Just a heads up. I don’t know if anyone reported this yet, but R.T. Rybak had a heart attack 2 days after leaving office. Please say prayers for hom and his family. He was really instrumental in helping elect President Obama. Also, just one really nice person.

  22. 83 globalcitizenlinda
    January 5, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    read something that amused me: as part of their tweeter profile, someone proudly stated “former flower-girl”;

    now I have seen lots of things people cite in their profile but until today, I could not imagine “former flower-girl”

  23. January 5, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    I ate too much. I feel ill. Just thought I’d share that news. :???:

  24. January 5, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    I mentioned yesterday that I’m fascinated by weather — back when TimeWarner carried the Weather Channel on basic cable, the local radar intermission was almost always a blank screen — few radar disturbances (I’m near the Reagan Library).

    The good news about this shockingly cold weather in the mid-section of our country is that it is supposed to be brief.

    Most interesting to me is that oceanic warming looks to directly contribute to this plunge in temperatures.

    “The pocket of cold air, called a “polar vortex,” was blocked up north by a high-pressure area that meteorologists refer to as a “ridge,” according to Mark Ressler, senior meteorologist at The Weather Channel.
    The ridge has high pressure on both the surface level and aloft, meaning miles above the Earth’s surface. The ridge was formed by pools of warm water that have collected near the Gulf of Alaska, according to Joe D’Aleo, co-chief meteorologist at WeatherBELL Analytics. These pools of warm water, which are up to seven degrees warmer than normal, heat the surrounding air and expand it, raising the temperature and pressure, and block air from the Pacific Ocean as it tries to move eastward into Canada.”

    This map is hard to make out, but Alaska is in the upper middle of this graphic:
    ttps://twitter.com/arapaho415/status/419959615304921088

    The red in this map shows anomoly temperatures. Obviously the middle of the country is way below normal, but note the red (higher) temps in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

  25. 91 globalcitizenlinda
    January 5, 2014 at 5:38 pm
  26. 92 dotster3
    January 5, 2014 at 5:47 pm
  27. January 5, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    More on the weather.

    Love the ingenuity of these Minnesota brothers, although the Mom was no doubt worried sick about them possibly falling off and breaking an arm or two.

    And a reminder that the 1967 “ice bowl” was colder (hard to believe, right?)

    And, for 99ts, in 2013 Australia shattered previous heat records:

  28. 96 dotster3
    January 5, 2014 at 5:58 pm

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