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What NFL? Tim Gaffney's weekly column....

POSTED January 07, 2013
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney


If a picture is worth a thousand words, this one should run well into the millions. Former Torrington resident, Tim Considine was remembered on Friday night by family and friends alike during a fund raiser for ALS. Over $6000.00 was raised for the foundation on a great night in Torrington.

TORRINGTON: So, I hear there’s still NFL games being played? 
As a Jets fan, I’ve been free since early October with no need to stay up late, plan my day around the games, buy a Jersey, eat too much, etc.
All my potential teams are gone. The Giants, the Steelers, the Colts, the Skins and even the Bengals (or Bangals as I heard excessively on the radio broadcast Sunday. Just what is a Bangal? Did they have a couple of hit records in the ‘90’s?).
Only the dreaded Patriots remain on the local scene. Now mind you, in my Frito Lay day, having a local team make a deep run is very good for business.
You’ll see all kinds of massive displays in all the area supermarkets including one’s you can walk under, if your lucky. Just don’t hang off those suckers, they are not so sturdy.
Classic match-ups? I can’t find any. 
Houston at New England? No, unless the Astro’s bring back Nolan Ryan to throw the deep ball in a different sport.
The Packers and 49ers have a bit of an appeal but the Ravens/Broncos game would have been much sexier if it was the Colts/Broncos. 
New versus old QB and all in the latter. 
Atlanta and Seattle, please, just put on a Grey’s Anatomy episode instead. Nobody cares.
Bitter Jets fan? Yeah, just a bit.
And please, no more pictures of the fat guy and his moronic tattoos.
……
Great to see Eric Gamari and the Torrington boys get a much needed win on Friday night against Naugatuck.
The goal of this years team is to get back to the State Tournament which takes eight wins and at present, the Raiders (2-5) need six more.
This week Woodland (5-3) comes to town on Tuesday before Torrington hits the road on Friday to take on Watertown (3-4).
You could say the visit to the Brass Division might result in a pair of wins which would put Gamari and company half way to that goal of eight.
Ansonia (3-5), St Paul (5-2) and an out of conference game against Gilbert (3-2) are up next.
It’s conceivable the Raiders could sit with six wins by the end of this five game stretch.
…….
It’s big game time for the Lady Raiders as well later this week as they host Watertown who start the week with a perfect 9-0 mark, tops in the Brass.
Torrington (7-2) is battling with both Kennedy (6-3) and Holy Cross (6-3) for the top spot in the Copper Division.
It’s been a strange season in the NVL so far with no clear or dominant team emerging as of yet. Will make for a terrific second time around the schedule.
…….
Still shaking my head at the unrelenting generosity I have seen out this area in the past week.
First, the Possum Queen Festival raises over $50,000 in their 23rd Annual event on New Years Day.
Three days later, over 1100 fans packed the Connie Donahue Gymnasium on Friday night to raise more than $6000.00 to benefit the ALS Connecticut Association in memory of Tim Considine…..Truly remarkable. Proud to call this region home.

TORRINGTON: So, I hear there’s still NFL games being played? 

As a Jets fan, I’ve been free since early October with no need to stay up late, plan my day around the games, buy a Jersey, eat too much, etc.

All my fringe teams are gone as well.

The Giants, the Steelers, the Colts, the Skins and even the Bengals (or Bangals as I heard excessively on the radio broadcast Sunday.Just what is a Bangal? Did they have a couple of hit records in the ‘90’s?).

Only the dreaded Patriots remain on the local scene.

Now mind you, in my Frito Lay day, having a local team make a deep run is very good for business.

You’ll see all kinds of massive displays in all the area supermarkets including one’s you can walk under, if your lucky.

Just don’t hang off those suckers, they are not so sturdy.

Classic match-ups?

I can’t find any. 

Houston at New England?

No, unless the Astro’s bring back Nolan Ryan to throw the deep ball in a different sport.

The Packers and 49ers have a bit of an appeal but the Ravens/Broncos game would have been much sexier if it was the Colts/Broncos. 

New versus old QB and all in the latter. 

Atlanta and Seattle, please, just put on a Grey’s Anatomy episode instead.

Nobody cares.

Bitter Jets fan?

Yeah, just a bit.

And please, no more pictures of the fat guy and his moronic tattoos

.……

Great to see Eric Gamari and the Torrington boys get a much needed win on Friday night against Naugatuck.

The goal of this years team is to get back to the State Tournament which takes eight wins and at present, the Raiders (2-5) need six more.

This week Woodland (5-3) comes to town on Tuesday before Torrington hits the road on Friday to take on Watertown (3-4).

You could say the visit to the Brass Division might result in a pair of wins which would put Gamari and company half way to that goal of eight.

Ansonia (3-5), St Paul (5-2) and an out of conference game against Gilbert (3-2) are up next.

It’s conceivable the Raiders could sit with six wins by the end of this five game stretch

.…….

It’s big game time for the Lady Raiders as well later this week as they host Watertown who start the week with a perfect 9-0 mark, tops in the Brass.

Torrington (7-2) is battling with both Kennedy (6-3) and Holy Cross (6-3) for the top spot in the Copper Division.

It’s been a strange season in the NVL so far with no clear or dominant team emerging as of yet.

Will make for a terrific second time around the schedule

.…….

Still shaking my head at the unrelenting generosity I have seen out this area in the past week.

First, the Possum Queen Festival raises over $50,000 in their 23rd Annual event on New Years Day.

Three days later, over 1100 fans packed the Connie Donahue Gymnasium on Friday night to raise more than $6000.00 to benefit the ALS Connecticut Association in memory of Tim Considine…..

Truly remarkable.

Proud to call this region home.

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