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A Big Weekend Ahead

By January 31, 2013July 31st, 2015Uncategorized

We’re busily wrapping up some work destined for the Bakken oil fields before the end of the week. Super Bowl XLVII, featuring a battle of the Harbaugh brothers, is the main event this weekend; though there are a couple of other dates to take note of.

Which Harbaugh do you think will coach his team to victory in New Orleans this weekend, Jim with the 49ers or John with the Ravens?

A day before the biggest sporting event in America is an annual event where around 40,000 people will gather at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, PA waiting for the forecast from the world’s most famous groundhog weatherman, Punxsutawney Phil, who will tell us how much more winter we can expect. Did you know that there are no less than 37 events that will be held across North America where local groundhog prognosticators like Wiarton Willie and Dunkirk Dave will emerge from burrows to deliver their weather prediction?

Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow and retreat into his burrow for six more weeks of winter, or will he not see his shadow indicating an early spring?

Many of us grew up singing along with Don McLean’s generation defining song, American Pie. Each verse of the song ends with the line, “the day the music died”. Not as many know that Sunday will mark the 54th anniversary of the Day the Music Died, the anniversary of the tragic plane crash that took the lives of three of early rock n’ roll’s rising stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, and the pilot Roger Peterson.