Five New Year’s resolutions

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Happy New Year to all my Rome friends. My 2019 New Year’s resolutions are as follows:

1. Go to a University of Notre Dame football game. Next year the Irish play Boston College on Nov. 23 and I have two nieces at ND and one at BC. I can’t wait.

2. 2018 was my worst year in terms of health. I had bladder surgery in early November but now I am 100 percent. I can’t wait to get back to golf, pickleball and basketball.

3. Jason Nowicki has his Rome Free Academy hockey team at 7-2 halfway through the season. I hope to get home before the season ends to watch them play along with the RFA boys basketball team.

4. I would like to learn a new skill or hobby. How about the card game of Bridge? I might even try to water ski this summer.

5. I would like to spend more time with family and friends. I spend four months in Rome every year and last year I missed out on visits with so many. To mention a few: Todd Dewan, Barry VanDreason, Ron and Cheryl Kaplan, Carl Colgan, Preston Denby, Bill McKeever and Joe Melioris.

Rome Sports Nickname: Tommy Sestito “Tito.” Did you know Tom signed with the Toronto Marlies last week? I can’t wait until he plays in Charlotte so I can watch him compete again.

Pick of the week: I think Alabama will beat Clemson this Monday night. Rome’s number one Crimson Tide fan Steve Reed gave me his Alabama hat last year. I will wear it every day next week in celebration of a National Championship. Alabama 31, Clemson 17.

Geek of the week: Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. He quit on his team last week and he has lost so much respect from his teammates and fans.

Congratulations to Texas co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Herbie Hand for the upset victory over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. His offensive line opened up huge holes for the running backs in the 28-21 win. Herb is the pride and joy of Westmoreland High School and Hamilton College.

Do you remember Art and Bonnie Zingerline? Art worked at Rome Strip Steel and Bonnie was a school teacher for most of their career. Art was one of the best long-distance runners in our city a few years ago. They now live in Las Vegas and are loving the retirement life.

Notre Dame lost to Clemson last week and the game wasn’t even close in a 30-3 defeat. Most of my fellow Irish fans like Joe Benner, Mike Moshier, Pete Capponi, Tom Dixon and my brother Tim are all on suicide watch. Just kidding.

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