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hile still basking in the glow of the summer Olympics where we celebrated the best of the best of our athletes, we at Snippetz wondered about the worst in sports. We are happy to report that Colorado sports fans can rest assured that our Broncos, Nuggets and Rockies arenâ€™t the holders of the worst records. Thereâ€™s plenty to go around.
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Denver teams do not hold the worst records â€Ś really. The Denver Nuggets, however, enjoyed some notoriety in the 1997-1998 season for their 11-71 losing record.
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Although not the worst win-loss record in history (belongs to the 76ers), it turned out to be a record for one of the shortest NBA coaching careers. It was coach Bill Hanzlik’s first and last year as an NBA coach. Before coaching, Hanzlik played two years for the Seattle Supersonics and eight years for the Nuggets.
The Cleveland Spiders baseball team’s 1899 season ended with a still unbeaten record of 20-134. In the team’s defense, their owners purchased the St. Louis Browns that year and moved their star players from the Spiders to the Browns, including Cy Young, who was later honored in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
It’s too soon to know for sure if 2012 will be the Colorado Rockies’ worst season, but they’re already sitting at 44-71, so things are not looking good. The worst season was their opening year in 1993 at 67-95. Not fair to highlight their inaugural year you say? Fast forward to 2005 when the record was exactly the same.
Philadelphia has had some tough luck when it comes to sports records. In 1936, the Eagles had a 1-11 season. Why? This being the first year of the NFL draft, which was the brain child of Eagles coowner Bert Bell, the Eagles traded Jay Berwanger to the Chicago Bears. Halfback Berwanger was a Heisman Award winner. The Eagles saved a few bucks on his salary; they likely didn’t make much at the gate. Out of the 11 losses, 6 were shutouts. The Philadelphia Phillies closed the 1942 baseball season with a 42-109 record. In their early baseball years in 1916, the Athletics had a 36-117 record. It’s no wonder considering Charlie Pick, their third baseman made 42 errors and pitcher Tom Sheehan had a 1-16 streak with 54 strikeouts and 94 walks.
The Denver Broncos enjoyed their poorest record in 2010 with 4 wins and a dismal 12 losses. They’ve had five years of 11 losses each since their opening season in 1960 – 1961, 1963, 1964, 1967 and 1990. Enough said. Not to be outdone, the Colorado Avalanche has seen its fair share of poor seasons since it moved here from Quebec in 1995. The worst was in the 2008-09 season with a record of 32-45. In 2010-11, they didn’t fare much better when they ended that season with a 30-44 record. However, the Avalanche can boast winning the Stanley cup in 1996 (their first year in Denver) and
Gunners part way through their season. Too little too late since they ended their second year in existence after eight games with no wins. Six of the eight were shutouts. Their first year record was 3-6-1. The Gunners was an independent team that joined the NFL with the approval of the Reds purchase. After the 1934 season, they returned to independent status, eventually disbanding in 1941. In 1935, the Boston Braves baseball team suffered a 38-115 season when Hall of Famer Babe Ruth joined the team that year. After a successful career playing for the Boston Red Sox (1914-1919) and New York Yankees (1920-1934), Ruth’s career goal was to manage a team. The Braves took him on as the vice president and assistant manager (not to mention a major fan attractor and money maker); and he was promised a share of the profits of the financially failing franchise. The 40-yearold Ruth couldn’t perform on the diamond and ended his career that season on June 1, 1935. The 38-115 season was not the worst on record, but it was a close fourth. The New York Rangers hockey team fought their way through the 1943-44 season with a 6-39-5 performance. It is still considered the worst NHL season in history.
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In the second of their three years in existence, the Providence Steamrollers ended their 1947-48 basketball season with a 6-42 record. The Steamrollers were one of the original NBA 11 teams, first called the Basketball Association of America. This continues to be the record for the fewest games won in an NBA season.
It was bad enough Chicago suffered one of their worst blizzards ever in 1969, but their beloved Bears had their worst season ever, finishing at 1-13. Hall of Famers Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers joined the team that year. Go figure.
Most hoop fans are not likely to forget the Philadelphia 76ers 1972-73 season and certainly 76ers aren’t going to forget. They finished that season with a 9-73 record – the worst ever in NBA history. They even started the season badly with 15 straight losses and in between those 9 wins, they had four other losing streaks of 15, 20, 14 and 13 each. Their official Web site states: “The team set the standard by which bad NBA teams would be judged for years to come.” Indeed.
The Washington Capitals crawled through their first season in 1974-75 with an 8-67-5 record. The team went through two coaches that season – Jim Anderson for 54 games; then topped off the year with Red Sullivan’s 17-game losing streak. Goalies Michel Belhumeur and Ron Low together gave up 446 goals.
During the 1992-93 basketball season, the Dallas Mavericks won 11 games and lost 71, coming dangerously close to the 76ers record. They managed to pull through in the end after the team signed guard Jim Jackson. He played in the last 28 games of that season with a $1 million bonus and a full year’s salary under his belt. Their last home game was a highly celebrated win.
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In 2003, the Detroit Tigers finished with a 43-119 season. At least they broke one record – the Athletics’ 1916 season of 117 losses.
In 1952, the Dallas Texans had high hopes but ended their first and only season with a 1-11 record. In Texas, they lose big, too.
In 1952, the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the help of greats Gus Bell, Joe Garagiola and Ralph Kiner, had a 42-112 season.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers started their franchise with a 0-14 season in 1976. And it didn’t end there. In their second season they lost the first 12 games. They finally beat the New Orleans Saints with only two games remaining in the second season. Imagine how the Saints felt.
The New York Mets finished last in the National League with a 40-120 record in 1962. It was their first and worst year of regular season play.
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Pay Attention, listen to instructions, be patient and focus on assigned tasks. Your child should understand that the teacher is in charge and is responsible for each and every child in the class. Let your child know that you expect her to follow instructions at school just as she does at home. By age six, a child should be able to remember and use teachersâ€™ names appropriately, â€œYo, Mrs. P.!â€? simply doesnâ€™t cut it. Addressing teachers by their proper names is polite and respectful. Review the long-established (and very successful!) hand-raising technique. Tell your child that just getting up and moving around the class is distracting to the teacher and the other students. Whenever lessons are being presented, your child must stay seated and raise his or her hand if help is needed.
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In one of the tests done by researchers, bone density was checked in women who were moderate drinkers. The women were told to stop any drinking for two weeks, at which time bone density was checked again. What researchers found was more bone turnover -- or loss -- after two short weeks. When the women
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ARONIA IN THE SPOTLIGHT Aronia or Chokeberry bush is a cold hardy deciduous shrub that has dark green glossy foliage in the summer and delicate white flowers in the spring. It’s not the same as the Chokecherry we all have in our backyards. It is a multi-season shrub that is often overlooked. Aronia is very adaptable to light and water conditions. It can do well anywhere from full sun to part sun to shade! It has moderate water requirements, but it will also tolerate a wet site. This can make it a good option for a full sun and wet site or a shady and slightly dry site, where many plants won’t grow. Aronia is a great landscape shrub because it has something of interest for every season. In the late summer it is covered with beautiful plump dark purple or red fruit, which is why it is in the spotlight right now! Now all of the dangling fruit which, depending on the variety, are black to dark red are starting to ripen, and if their not harvested they will persist well into winter making it highly ornamental. As the days and nights get cooler the foliage turns to orange and then red which really sets up an eye-catching contrast of colors. The Chokeberry bush has a 4-6’ height and spread and it is known to sucker, so make sure and place it where suckering would be desirable, like a natural area away from your lawn. Lately the Chokeberry has been getting a lot of attention for its remarkable health benefits. The Aronia berry is being called
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ton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians and Dayton Triangles -- meet to form a new professional football league. Football star Jim Thorpe was nominated as president of the new league. â€˘ On Aug. 21, 1959, President Dwight Eisenhower signs a proclamation admitting Hawaii into the Union as the 50th state. The president also issued an order for an American flag featuring 50 stars arranged in staggered rows. â€˘ On Aug. 22, 1962, President Charles De Gaulle of France survives one of several assassination attempts against him thanks to the superior handling performance of the presidential automobile, the Citroen DS 19. During the attack, a hail of 140 bullets shattered the carâ€™s rear window and punctured all four of its tires.
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DAIRY-FREE FROZEN VANILLA CUSTARD 1 1/2 cup soymilk powder 3 1/2 cups soymilk 2/3 cup water 1 1/2 cups agave or maple syrup 1 tablespoon pure vanilla 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 1. In a blender, combine soymilk powder, water and soymilk until well-blended. 2. Combine the soymilk mixture with the syrup, vanilla and vinegar in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stirring constantly, cook until the mixture is thick and syrupy in consistency. 3. Pour mixture into an ice-cream maker and follow manufacturer’s directions. If you don’t have an ice-cream maker, use a 9- by 5-inch metal loaf pan or other medium-sized metal or aluminum pan. Place the pan in the freezer uncovered for 1 hour. 4. Stir mixture well every 30 minutes with wire whisk for the first two hours (this will prevent ice crystals from forming). After the final stirring, allow frozen custard to chill in the freezer, covered with plastic wrap, for 1 hour after the last blend before serving. Serve cold immediately, adding your choice of toppings, as desired.
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2. MEASUREMENTS: If the outside temperature is 10 degrees on the Celsius scale, what temperature is it on the Fahrenheit scale? 3. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: The Julian calendar was named for whom? 4. ASTRONOMY: What is perihelion? 5. CHEMISTRY: What is the symbol for the element magnesium? 6. LAW: Legally speaking, what does a testament do? 7. GEOGRAPHY: What modern-day country is in an area known in ancient times as Lusitania? 8. MEDICINE: What disease is caused by deficiency of vitamin A? 9. LITERATURE: Who wrote the novel “The Swiss Family Robinson”?
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“Bernie” (PG-13) -- Jack Black stars in this oddly satisfying comedy with a twist of murder. Bernie Tiede (Black) is the nicest guy in Carthage, Texas. Bernie even puts effort into befriending the most reclusive person in town, Marjorie Nugent (Shirley MacLaine), a sharp-tongued widow sitting on heaps of money. Bernie becomes involved with Marjorie as a companion and manager of her affairs. When her cruelty finally drives Bernie to shoot her four times
in the back, nobody in town wants to blame him, except the district attorney (played by an oil-slick Matthew McConaughey). It’s not a gut-busting laugh riot, but a satisfying ride through accessible dark comedy. The performances of the three main actors bring just the right amount of quirk. Interviews with witnesses and town gossips fit right in with the movie’s quaint take on scandalous matters. “The Dictator” (R) -- In the fictional North-African nation of Wadiya, supreme dictator Adm. Gen. Aladeen rules with a bejeweled iron fist. In a satire of Muammar Gaddafi and other autocrats, Aladeen lives in obscene luxury while tossing off one-liners full of anti-Semitism and hate for Western society -- except the celebrities he loves. This is the newest character from Sacha Baron Cohen, who previously brought praise and infamy with “Borat” and “Bruno.”
“The Dictator” is entirely scripted, which explains why it’s missing the edge of the last two films. It also tries to incorporate a romantic comedy aspect that pleases neither fans of Cohen’s dark satire or fans of romantic comedies. “A Separation” (PG-13) -- This drama from Iran is a stunner. It’s a gripping, real, relevant and touching story about a family falling apart. Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband and daughter, but her husband won’t leave his ailing father suffering from Alzheimer’s. This means Simin is not allowed to leave the country. She moves in with her parents, and her husband hires a maid to help care for his father. Life takes a few twists, and the people who just wanted things to go back to normal have to hold together what they have left through rough times. “Chimpanzee” (G) -- Disney knows how to produce a nature documentary. Sure,
it’s more sympathetic than scientific. The result, however, is an affecting look at another species, one that is intolerably fun to watch and also in peril. Narrated by Tim Allen, the film tells the story of Oscar, a baby chimp orphaned in the jungle. In true Disney fashion, the visuals are stunning, the story can reel in kids and adults, and the 77 minute runtime is backed with many adoring sighs of “Aaawww.”
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LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You’ve been your usual busy-bee self, gathering nectar wherever you can find it. But now’s a good time to kick back, relax and just enjoy smelling the roses.
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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) As eager as you are to take on that new challenge, it would be best to temper that spurt of “Ram”bunctious energy until you have more facts to back up your decision to move.
SPORTS QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Bill Gullickson won 20 games in 1991. 2. Barry Bonds, Bobby Bonds, Roberto Alomar, Marquis Grissom, Rickey Henderson, Joe Morgan, Paul Molitor and Craig Biggio. 3. Todd Marinovich had 638 yards passing in his first two regular-season games for the Raiders in 1991-92. 4. Christian Laettner of Duke (1989-92). 5. Mike Green (2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons) and Nicklas Lidstrom (2005-06 season). 6. Walter Ray Williams (47 victories), Earl Anthony (43), Norm Duke (37), Pete Weber (36) and Mark Roth (34). 7. Twelve.
FLASH BACK ANSWERS 1. Pat Boone. The song has since been covered by Frank Sinatra, Johnny Rivers and even John Fogerty. 2. “After Midnight,” in 1970. “Easy Now” was on the b-side. Clapton didn’t get a solo No. 1 until 1974 with “I Shot the Sheriff.” 3. Gerry and the Pacemakers, in 1964. The song has been covered by numerous others, including Ray Charles and Rickie Lee Jones. 4. The Love Unlimited Orchestra, started in the 1970s, was a full 40-piece orchestra, heavy on the string instruments. 5. “Personality” and “Stagger Lee.” Because “Stagger Lee” was about a murder, Dick Clark made Price change the lyrics when the song was performed on “American Bandstand.” 6. Bluesman Bobby “Blue” Bland, in 1973. It went to No. 5 on the R&B chart.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is a good time for hardworking Bovines to take a break from their hectic on-the-job schedules to bask in the unconditional love and support of friends and family. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Pay attention to what you hear in the workplace. You could pick up some hints about possible changes. Meanwhile, a new infusion of creative energy sets in by week’s end. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Try to be more flexible in dealing with a suddenly difficult situation, whether it’s on the job or in the home. Others might have some good points to offer. Listen to them. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You might think you’re not getting the royal treatment you deserve. But be careful not to become a royal pain by complaining about it. Be patient and allow things to work out. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Watch that penchant for being super-judgmental at work. It might create a bad impression with someone whose decisions could determine the course of your career.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) That pesky personal situation seems to be improving. But change comes slowly, so be patient. Expect someone to bring more positive news by week’s end. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Whoa! Ease up on that hectic pace you’ve been putting yourself through. Take time to recharge your energy levels before going full gallop again. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Try to be intrigued, not intimidated, by the issues you’re suddenly facing, and you’ll be ahead of the game. Don’t be afraid to demand answers to your questions. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) New associates freezing you out of their inner circle? Never mind. Put a warm smile on that friendly face of yours, and you’ll soon thaw them all down to size. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your wise guidance helps colleagues agree to compromise and move forward. Meanwhile, there are still vital issues you need to deal with in your personal life. BORN THIS WEEK: You enjoy being free with your emotions, but you also can exercise disciplined focus. You would make a fine artist.
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ost financial professionals would agree that a sound investment portfolio provides some degree of safety of principal, it offsets the loss of purchasing power caused by inflation, it provides for a real rate of return after taxes and over time it increases in value. When done well an investment portfolio becomes a vehicle for accumulating, storing and protecting wealth. Stocks, bonds, certificates of deposit, mutual funds and all the rest are simply the tools that we use to build a well-balanced investment portfolio. The determination of which tools we use, and how we use them, is based in large part by the investor’s goals and needs, attitude toward risk and time line: for most that is where it ends. We as Christians, however, are called to do more, and from our investments, to expect more. Our investment de-
cisions should be a reflection of our faith and values. It does matter how we choose to invest our money. From a Christian prospective, investing is not just about making money. It is also about doing what is right. Companies that support abortion, profit from pornography or compromise family values do not belong in a portfolio centered on faith. I recently reviewed the holdings of one of the largest mutual fund companies in America today both in size of assets under management and number of investors, what I found did not surprise me. Unfortunately it is a disturbing view of who we have become as a society. Over 13% of the companies the fund invested in were involved with the manufacture of abortion causing and abortion related products, paid for abortions as part of their employee benefit plan, or as an insurer; or financially supported organizations like Planned Parenthood. Just under 15% of the companies had earnings from the production or distribution of pornographic materials and other antifamily entertainment. Well over 40% financially supported or provided em-
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ployee benefits that compromised traditional family values. Sadly, this was not a unique situation limited to the holdings of one fund company. It was a consistency I found with each and every large mutual fund company I reviewed. Only the percentages changed. Which begs the question: Is this how we should be investing God’s treasure? Financially supporting and profiting from businesses whose earnings conflict so greatly with many of the core values of our faith? I believe not. “No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love HELP WANTED
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the other or be attentive to one and despise the other. You can not give yourself to God and money.” Luke 16:13 Chuck Maher is a Certified Financial PlannerTM practitioner specializing in Christian values based financial planning and investing. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, locally at (719)481-0549. Securities offered through and supervised by Wilbanks Securities, Inc. Member FINRA SIPC 4334 NW Expressway, Suite 222 Oklahoma City, OK 73116-1515 (405)842-0202 Fee Based through Wilbanks Securities Advisory
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