Beard Of The Day – May 25th – Staff Sgt. Marc J. Small


Born in Collegeville, PA, Marc Small volunteered for military service in the early 2000’s. In 2004 he entered the army as a Special Forces Trainee and by 2007 had earned his Green Beret. In 2009, he was deployed to Afghanistan as a medical sergeant. During his time in Afghanistan, Small treated sometimes upwards of 50 patients a day before he was killed in an attack on his unit in February 2009. His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War of Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, NATO medal, Overseas Service, Parachutist Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, and Special Forces Tab.

Happy Memorial Day to everyone – and thank you to all that have served.

Beard Of The Day – May 24th – Isaac Brock

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As the lead singer, guitarist, and creative force behind Seattle’s Modest Mouse, the occasionally bearded Isaac Brock has carved out a niche in mainstream rock and roll while never once compromising his band’s sound. With a seemingly odd combination with half-barked off-meter poetry over the top of multiple drummers, calliopes, mandolins, banjos, and any other instrument he and his mates can get their hands on, it all doesn’t seem like a recipe for mainstream success. But Brock has remained true to the music he wants to play since the band’s earliest recordings to their most recent Strangers To Ourselves, and mainstream success has naturally followed because of the talent involved.



You Gotta Keep ‘Em Separated: Ducks 4 – Hawks 5 OT (Series Tied 2-2)

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Even the next day I’m not sure where to begin this. So let’s flip it and look at it how a Ducks fan (if there is such a thing) might look at it. You still haven’t lost in regulation, and had Corey Crawford not put on two borderline-incredible overtime performances in Games 2 and 4, this series might already be over. Your 3rd period magic has now worked both ways, in that the Ducks were able to protect leads, and rather easily, rather easily in Games 1 and 3. And then there was that comeback, which has been a Ducks specialty this season, in Game 4. You’ve rolled the Hawks in the overtimes, they still only have four ES goals in the series. So yeah, things probably look pretty rosy, even if you think you can’t waste a three goals in 37 seconds burst like that.

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Game 4 – Ducks vs Hawks Preview, Pregame Thread, Neurologist Appointment

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Game Time: 7:00PM Central
TV/Radio:  NBC, CBC, TVA, WGN-AM 720
All The Answers: Anaheim Calling, Battle Of California

In Joel Quenneville’s seven year tenure as the Hawks’ coach, there has not been a single postseason wherein his squad has not trailed in a series at some point, including twice in each respective year that ended in a parade. So tonight’s Game 4 at home against the Ducks is not new territory for his team. But Game 3 certainly rocketed up the charts as one of his all-time coaching boners in what is already a greatest hits collection. The Ducks took advantage, and now tonight results in a crucial, near must-win for the home team.

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