History & Entertainment LOOKING FOR GOOD IN THE PAST
This Time of Year, Way Back When By Jim Sheets • Jims1127@hotmail.com
SANTA ROSA, CA. ~ February 3, 2013, Super Bowl XLVll.
That’s 47 for those of us that are Roman Numeral challenged. The San Francisco 49ers vs. the Baltimore Ravens. Some of the keys to the game are: Can the Raven defense contain 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the running game?
Can Raven quarter-
back Joe Flacco continue the same outstanding play in the Super Bowl that he has shown through- out the play- offs?
Do you think it is amaz- ing that for the
first time in NFL his-
tory two brothers are oppos- ing coaches on their respective teams? Speaking of history, this is a history article so here we go.
On January 15th 1967, the
first Super Bowl took place in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs.
were from the newly formed American Football League. The AFL started play in 1960. The early stages of the new league were a distant second from the NFL. The play was spotty and the attendance was low.
the mid sixties approached, the play improved enough that in 1967 the NFL agreed to have their champion play the AFL champion in what became known as the Super Bowl. The NFL champion Green Bay Packers had beaten the Dallas Cowboys in the famous “Ice Bowl” for the right to play the Chiefs in the first Super Bowl. The game time temperature was -15 degrees with a wind chill of -48 degrees. It was so cold that the band that was to play at halftime had their woodwind instruments freeze and would not play.
During warm ups
some band members had to be taken to the local hospital because of hypothermia and some had the brass mouth piece of their instrument stick to their lips.
The Chiefs were heavy under- dogs to the mighty Packers but held their own in the first half. It was 14 to 10 Packers at half time. In the second half the Packers imposed their will and scored 21 unanswered points win
to the first
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10. The Los
Angeles Coliseum seats over
100,000 and attendance that day was just shy of 62,000. Can you imagine a Super Bowl today with empty seats? Game time temperature was 71 degrees. The Packers came back the next year and beat the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl ll.
Super Bowl lll fea-
tured AFL champion New York Jets lead by Joe Namath who guaranteed a win.
were 18 point underdogs to the Baltimore Colts. Namath’s prediction was right and the Jets beat the Colts 16 to 7 in the largest upset in Super Bowl his- tory. The AFL had arrived and in 1970 merged with the NFL. The 49ers are 5 and 0 in
Super Bowls hoping to catch the Pittsburgh Steelers who have six wins. The Ravens won their only Super Bowl appear- ance in 2000.
Bills are 0 and 4 with all four loses coming in consecutive years. The Minnesota Vikings are also 0 and 4 and never led in any of the four loses.
Respect our past for it has shaped our future.
Others working the sales coun- ter include Misty Carstarphen, a dog trainer always willing to share her expertise on all things canine, Debbi Logan and Valerie Clark. Kevin Sharp has been a truck driver at Frizelle Enos since 2005. Sharon Lewis, a horse owner, shares
equine exper- tise with customers at Frizelle Enos in Penngrove. Dianne
Steele, who raises cattle, is
for the store’s lines of pet foods, veterinary supplies and other pet-related merchandise. Steele and Tony Renati oversee the day-to-day operations as well as inventories and the work force. Frizelle Enos keeps a constant pulse on the community, fol- lowing trends so that the store’s merchandise is current and rel- evant – like having feed and sup- plies for the increasing number of backyard farmers keeping lay- ing hens for fresh eggs. In recent years, said Renati, the value of the inventory at Frizelle Enos in Sebastopol has increased from $300,000 to more than $600,000, primarily with increased supplies of high-end pet foods, gift items, work clothes and Western wear. Bach said he’s pleased when customers tell him that they did not know Frizelle Enos had changed hands, now more than two years ago. His job, he said, is to keep a good thing going while enhancing the merchan- dise, service and expertise that customers have come to expect at the store.
Super Bowl more times than not is the most watched T.V. show of the year.
Bach said while Frizelle Enos stills serves old ranching fami- lies, the store also is the go-to place for hobby farmers and people with small parcels of land interested in growing more of their own food. “We carry organic feeds for their livestock and poultry,” said Bach. He grew up in Farmington, Missouri where he worked on farms and in feed stores, learning the feed and grain business while acquir- ing a farmer’s work ethic. He is past president of the California Grain and Feed Association and remains an active member of the organization.
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. ~Mohammed Ali
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ntinued from page 17 Bach said the challenge for the
feed business and its customers is the rising costs of hay and grain. Prices have skyrocketed because of weather calamities like the Midwest drought. Shortages, coupled with increasing global demand,
are push- ing feed and grain prices higher higher.
many of his custom- ers, Bach, a resident of Petaluma,
lives on rural property
with his son and daughter-in- law, Jason and Laura Bach, and their children, Addison, 4, and Jackson, 3. The three generations work together to care for the farm animals. Bach gets up at 5 a.m. each day to do his share of the feeding before heading to work at Frizelle Enos.
“My family has cows, hogs,
chickens and a couple of horses,” said Bach, living the rural life- style that defines the culture at Frizelle Enos.
Keep Your Brain Fit ...Co
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and forgiveness do for you as a person? Keep the brain alive by questing after that which cannot deteriorate along with the body: YOUR SPIRIT. Now here’s the kicker: if you play with these elements create a kind of scoreboard for yourself to measure what results you get. Are you learning other games or instruments more eas- ily? Do you remember where your glasses are? Can you carry a conversation more effectively than before? Remember, WHAT GETS MEASURED, GETS DONE! And finally, shoot out your arms in a victory pose every time you notice yourself remembering something distant or arcane; your body will produce testosterone (confidence) and lower cortisol (stress) hormones. Measure it and celebrate, your confidence will rise and you’ll feel great!
by Ron Skaar
-Sonoma County Caterer- Executive Chef at the Furth Center
(EVENT SPACE AVAILABLE) 707.490.7636
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