The alma mater of Kobe Bryant, who decided to forego his NCAA eligibility and instead declared himself eligible for the 1996 NBA Draft with the 13th overall pick by the LA Lakers directly out of high school, who essentially got Kobe for Vlade Divac.
Kobe Bryant is Lower Merion High School's most famous alumnus.
Basketball: A traveling violation
Travel: The government-owned corporation that operates the Acela from Boston to DC.
Basketball: The ballhandler raised his pivot foot, and put it back down without passing or shooting - the ref has to call Amtrak on that!
Travel: He's taking the Amtrak Acela Express from New Haven to Penn Station instead of Metro-North to save time.
Going to the airport; traveling by airplane. The main route to New York City's JFK Airport is the Van Wyck Expressway.
-Where are you going over vacation?
-I'm van wyckin' it to Miami.
-Are you coming home early today?
-No, I have to van wyck it because Dohn's coming back from Europe tonight.
The full nickname of the New York Mets National League Baseball Club, which began their first season of play in 1962. The team colors are blue (taken from the defunct Brooklyn Dodgers) and orange (taken from the defunct New York Baseball Giants).
The Metropolitans won the World Series in 1969 and 1986.
Home games are played in William A. Shea Stadium in Flushing, Queens, which is easily accessible by using the MTA 7 Train (Willets Point/Shea Stadium station on the NYC Subway - all express trains stop at Shea), LIRR, Grand Central Parkway, and the Van Wyck Expressway (Interstate 678).
The team's mascot is Mr. Met, arguably the most recognizable mascot in baseball.
All 162 regular season, and any additional postseason games are broadcast on WFAN (660AM), which broadcasts a 50,000 watt clear channel signal from High Island, a private island owned by Viacom next to City Island, in the Bronx. On clear nights, the signal can be heard as far south as Cuba. The flagship radio play-by-play announcer is Gary Cohen. Howie Rose calls certain innings and gives color commentary, while Ed Coleman is in charge of "Mets Extra," a broadcast that precedes and follows every Mets game.
Television broadcasts will be shown on the Mets own television network, which will begin operation in the first quarter of 2006.
The Metropolitans play in the National League's East Division, which also includes the Montréal Expos, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Atlanta Braves, and the (Miami) Florida Marlins.
Hall of Famers who have donned the Metropolitans uniform (but were not necessarily inducted as Mets): Richie Ashburn, Yogi Berra (NYM player and manager), Gary Carter, Willie Mays, Eddie Murray, Nolan Ryan, Tom Seaver, Duke Snider, Warren Spahn, and Casey Stengel (manager).
There has never been a no-hitter thrown by a Metropolitans pitcher.
Jerry from Queens is calling in to the Schmoozer to talk about his beloved New York Metropolitans.
September 08, 2005
the fins attached to the bottom of a surfboard.
after i got out of the water, i noticed that my middle skeg was missing from my board. now i gotta buy another one. damnit.
December 05, 2005
Drop Out Looser - Kids who drop out, or those people (usually guys) who try to get with (and usually do) younger girls.
Justin, a 21-year-old DOL who works full-time at Wal-Mart, is going out with Cindy, a 16-year-old high school sophomore.
September 18, 2003