"Before this happened, people who were anxious about it might have come in to work on their fear of bridges and tunnels because it was an irrational fear," said Jean Ratner, who runs the Center for Travel Anxiety in Bethesda, Md. "But with that bridge collapsing, their fears seem justified.
"Je Jo and Brenchel can sit in the backyard combing their hair or chewing on their lips while the new players put on a hilarious puppet show or put together an epic plan and STILL have more screentime than all of them combined." Brett Favre.
He's undoubtedly one of the best quarterbacks to play the game, but the amount of media attention he received in what is ostensibly a team sport bordered on the insane.
In 2009, he returned to Green Bay (his old team) to play as the QB of the Minnesota Vikings (their hated rival).
Fox dedicated a camera to watch him for the entire game and fans could watch a webcast of that view exclusively.
Last year, more than 4,000 people took advantage of that program.
That number grew so high, private contractors have now been hired to provide the service. At the Mackinac Straits Bridge in Michigan, a five-mile suspension span that’s the third-longest bridge in the country, about 1,200 people take advantage of a similar, free driving service to cross that bridge.
These are just some of the many possibilities discussed in the scholarly literature.
But in 2012, a New York Times article announced that the problem had been solved, by a team of innovative biologists applying computational tools to language change.
It is also a time when I can, in some small way, help to congratulate them in a perhaps meaningful way -- through inclusion on this website's spring sports All-Star team or, beyond that, with inclusion on the Top Drawer 24 team of outstanding student-athlete-citizens. The Top Drawer program, conceived more than a decade ago, has grown to encompass schools beyond the border of Schuyler County.
And beyond that, there is the presentation each year -- on the same night as our Top Drawer celebration at the State Park pavilion -- of Athlete of the Year and Susan Award trophies to deserving (and yes, inspiring) students. We partner with 10 schools -- up from the original two -- to honor students who are among the best and brightest that our area has to offer.