Happy Friday! Happy Super Bowl Weekend! and Happy Groundhog Day! I hope you are staying warm in these days of the Polar Vortex! Maybe we will get some good news from our friendly neighborhood groundhog this weekend!
Tomorrow is Groundhog Day which has got to be one of the stranger days that we “observe.” At various locations from New York to Colorado people will gather before the sun comes up to determine whether or not a rodent will see his shadow and somehow this translates into how much more winter we will have. This “holiday” has been around for a couple of hundred years and supposedly has its origins in ancient European weather lore where instead of a large ground squirrel, the weather was predicted by a badger or a bear.
There will be at least 25 Groundhog Day celebrations featuring 25 different groundhogs this weekend. Some of these groundhogs will not see their shadows and thus predict an early spring. However other groundhogs will see their shadow and predict six more weeks of winter. Now I will not be going to Punxsutawney, PA to see Punxsutawney Phil or even to Marion, OH to see Buckeye Chuck, I will stay warm under the covers of my bed Saturday morning. I just looked at the calendar and noticed that it is about seven weeks until spring.
Yet groundhogs are not the only folks venturing out this weekend, here are a few that you might miss.
If Tom Brady sees his shadow does that mean he will play six more seasons?
If a US Senator sees his shadow does that means six more years of spending.?
If Brenda Snipes sees her shadow does that means six more weeks of counting votes in Broward County?
If Mark Zuckerburg sees his shadow will he also see your shadow as well?
If Cincinnati Bengals Owner Mike Brown sees his shadow does that mean it will be six more weeks before the Bengals name a Head Coach?
If Cincinnati Reds Manager David Bell sees his shadow does that mean it is eight weeks until Opening Day?
Will New Orleans Saints Receiver Tommylee Lewis see his shadow or the shadow of a Rams Defensive Back?
If Kim Kardashian sees her shadow would I care?
Thought for the Week
The groundhog is like most other prophets; it delivers its prediction and then disappears. ~ Bill Vaughan http://www.brainyquote.com