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Cars Honking at Traffic Lights – There’s No Place Like Home

Posted by TopOfTheThread on July 5, 2008

I live in NY.

When getting outside the NY area, people do not immediately honk their car horns when the traffic light turns green. In NYC, and Long Island, if you do not immediately hit the gas when the light turns green, you will be honked at…

I have been doing a good amount of traveling the last few weeks. I visited Westport, CT (pleasure), Lenox, MA (pleasure), Baltimore, MD (business), New York, NY (business), Long Island, NY (pleasure). I always know when I am getting close to home (NY) because people are less patient and honk faster when the light turns green

I decided to put a stopwatch in my car. Whenever I was 1st at a red traffic light, I would wait up to 5 seconds when the red light changed to green. How long would it take for people to start honking at me?

(Chart contains the location and the time in seconds it took for someone to honk when the light changed from red to green)

how quickly do people honk when traffic lights change from red to green

how quickly do people honk when traffic lights change from red to green

As it turned out. and as expected, people in NYC honked the quickest and Long Island was the second fastest. There’s no place like home!

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Craig Biggio: A Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee from Long Island, NY

Posted by TopOfTheThread on June 22, 2008

You hear about Jim Brown. Long Island’s greatest athlete of all time. Manhasset High School, Syracuse University. Often considered both the best football player and lacrosse player of all time.craig biggio baseball hall of fame great athlete

Some of Long Island’s all time athletes, that your hear about, are Boomer Esiason, Ron Heller, Sue Bird, Willie Smith,…

You never hear about Kings Park’s Craig Biggio.

What about Craig Biggio?

Craig Biggio, the baseball player, is eligible to be inducted into the Hall Of Fame in 2013. He will be a first ballot inductee with 3,059 hits as a Houston Astro player and community leader.

He switched positions having played catcher, 2nd base, and outfield. He stole bases and is one of the all-time leaders having been hit by pitches. He was a 7 time all star, 4 time Gold Glove winner, and a Roberto Clemente Award winner.

He was a leader on and off the field for Houston. He was loved and respected by the fans, community and the media.

Not just a professional and collegiate baseball player (All American at Seton Hall) New Yorkers may remember Craig as a great football player. He was the Hansen Award winner given to the best high school football player in Suffolk County. While attending Kings Park High School, he turned down many football scholarships to attend Seton Hall on a baseball scholarship.

There are still great athletes who are good citizens. Let’s remember and honor Long Island’s Craig Biggio.


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NCCA lacrosse – Virginia v. Syracuse – goal of the game

Posted by TopOfTheThread on May 24, 2008

It is now between the 1st and 2nd quarter. Search out to see Virginia’s Will Barrow’s 1st quarter goal. Unbelievable. May be the goal of the year. Barrow, a Long Island kid, takes on the entire Orange defense…

And the Orange win in Double OT…

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NY Yankees lose to Gold National Majors, Commack North Little League

Posted by TopOfTheThread on May 21, 2008

<Here is a story that iw being written to blow off steam because the Yankees stink. The names of my friends have been abbreviated because I do not have their permission.>

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We had a great Little League team. Gold National Majors. Commack North Little League. Long Island. New York.

We went 14 – 0 in the regular season and won the league championship. It was a great group of guys who were close and did whatever it took to win. (Also, what happened in Gold National, stayed on Gold National. No one ever let it out if someone was wearing a gold thong ;>))

Position for position, and player for player, we were solid. So solid in fact that we would have beaten the 2008 Yankees if we had stayed together. Here is the player vs player comparison.

NY Yankees versus Gold National Majors, Commack North Little League Basball

For pitching,I would put Bill Hou up against Andy Pettite. The edge would be to Bill Hou who was our Randy Johnson of the time. We would then have Brian Sha. play 1B.


Note: I still don’t feel better about the Yankees… just disgusted with their performance. It was kind of nice to think of those old little league days.

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