Some suggestions for catchy names
Recently in sports, the trend has been to eliminate nicknames that upset certain people.
In life, just about everybody gets a chance to name their children and their pets.
I’d like to suggest nicknames for the nation’s sports teams that are up for grabs.
Washington of the NFL presently doesn’t have a nickname. I suppose you could call them the “Nonames” as most of the seemingly good names are taken by other teams, like: “The Generals,” “The Senators,” “The Patriots,” “The Revolutions” and “The Diplomats,” etc.
I’m suggesting “The Franklins” after one of our great patriots and citizens of Colonial Days, Benjamin Franklin. In the early days of our country there was a territory named Franklin that missed out on becoming a state.
Since it looks like Cleveland MLB will be losing their nickname, why not call them “The Fellers” after the great Cleveland pitcher Bob Feller.
For the Atlanta MLB, I feel “The Hanks” would be a good choice to honor “The Great Hammering Hank Aaron.”
This name would go great with the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA. If Atlanta ever got another NHL team, they could be named “The Hunks.”
Guest columnist David Lucier’s (“How do you say Schenectady?”) in The Daily Gazette on Feb. 28, is another angle about names.
I learned to say the city’s name from my dad when I was a young resident there. While using the Sign of the Cross, I touched my forehead and said “skin,” my neck and said “neck,” and my breastbones and said “tity.”
Elderly being treated unfairly on vaccine
I enjoyed John Figliozzi’s column (“On road to vaccination, pondering our future”) in the Feb. 21 Gazette about his trip to receive the vaccine.
I wonder how old John is. It’s wonderful that he had a computer to set up his appointment. He is also lucky to have a car to make the two- and-a-half-hour drive.
Do you know what I was doing while he was on his road trip?
Sitting in my apartment with no computer, no car and no appointment. I am 86 years old.
New York state has opened up for all sorts of eligible people to get the vaccine.
The first group were the elderly with underlying conditions.
Do you know many over 70 that don’t have underlying conditions?
In the building I reside in, all elderly have not received the vaccine.
Something is terribly wrong with the way the elderly in New York have been treated.
Not time for NBA’s meaningless travel
I am dumbstruck by the news about the NBA’s All Star Game. Why meet now to play this non-essential game?
The owners’ safety guideline to keep their players safe is to have them all fly in on private jets. This waste of jet fuel and carbon dioxide pollution is really greedy and anti-social.
My apologies to the fans who take offense, but we have a climate and people to care for.
Great experience at SUNY vaccine site
My wife and I have received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations at the SUNY Albany campus.
The operation is professionally run and without long lines to contend with.
You can access them through the NYS COVID-19 help line either by phone or email.
We strongly recommend them.
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