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Hello Friends!!!!

 

To all The Valuable Big Mike Readers, Have a safe and happy New Year!

 

 

Talking about New Years, included in this report is a sneak peak at Times Square setting up for New Years Eve, along with some special events, the two shows I saw this week, a tribute to the friends that have come to visit Big Mike in NYC, and Robb and Elissa's names up in lights on Broadway!!!

 

 

To starts the report off though, the 2nd scheduled stop on the California Tour of Big Mike's Road Show was Train Town.

 

The park was open, yet the coaster was closed. I did not add this to the front page or the total parks visited number due to the fact that I could not supply The Valuable Big Mike Readers with a quality shot of the coaster.

 

Thus, not to short change the readers but to bring as much info as possible, the park did not count but I will post what I saw anyway.

 

 

I hope everyone enjoys!!!

 

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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That's it for now. Just snapped a picture in a totally random place to wish everyone a fun and safe New Year's Eve and a fantastic 2009! Peace, Big Mike

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A special EXCLUSIVE picture of the back of the ball drop.

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This was in Briant Park and very crowded. I will wait for the holiday crowd to leave and skate at Rockerfeller Center instead.

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The Empire State Building was in holiday colors and ice skating was a big hit.

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The evening show was My Sinatra, which is an obligation to see if you are from New Jersey like Ol Blue Eyes.

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Between shows, it was nice to walk in NYC in late December at 6pm and have it be SIXTY FOUR degrees!

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The show was about him and his nightmares about horses. If you look at his body closely, it is actually a horses head. I never noticed it until I saw the show because I was more excited to see the totally naked female lead, which I did from front row center in the orchestra for a GREAT view!!! I admit I did sneak a peak at Harry Potters weiner also.

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The matinee show I took in was "Equus" with the Harry Potter dude. I liked it. Can you see anything strange about his body in the picture???

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I can still vision Renee standing there with her cute pink hat and scarf. Great memories!

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Now that I was in a cheery mood again, I went back to visit the place I now only call "Our Spot"

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... and I miss Brian, but I got a pretzel to cheer me up right before taking this picture!!

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... and I miss Renee :( ...

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It was not all fun and games though. Every time Big Mike visits NYC now, he remembers the fun times shared with the good friends that have come to visit so far. I miss Rick :( ...

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Of course, Big Mike's name up in lights on Broadway with a picture of two hot babes on his arms was a good touch too.

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While in Times Square, Big Mike used some of his pull to thank Robb and Elissa for ANOTHER year of die hard dedication to making this site the BEST THERE IS out there for Theme Park websites and for being GREAT friends!!!

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Big news in the Big City for Big Mike! I just wish someone was there to get a wide picture of the swarm of cameras that surrounded Big Mike at that moment! My camera could not get them all!

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It was the big moment when Big Mike shredded the Haters and all the cameras converged to cover the event...

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As soon as the press heard all about The Big Mike Road Show, they had thier top story of the day! The AP news was one of 4 interviews Big Mike gave!

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Big Mike chose to shred all the Big Mike Road Show 2008 Haters that spewed all thier negativity at the hard work and dedication Big Mike made to entertain and inform everybody.

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It was a great day to come into NYC, as it was Good Riddance Day, where you could shred your bad memories of 2008!

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Your first view of the 2009 sign under the ball.

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Back in NYC this week! You can see there are 3 days left until New Years Eve and they already have the speakers up for the celebration and it is almost 12 o'clock!

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Only the front of the park was open, so this was as close as a picture I could get of the coaster. Just means another visit to the Coaster Palooza Hotel!!!

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Other rides at the park:

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Extra locomotives.

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I did not ride the train as a form of protest.

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The prices.

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Boo, the coaster is not! Why?

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Yay! Welcome, Train Town is open!

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Train Town in California!

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1. Train Town looks awesome! My girlfriend's 4-year-old daughter is a train fanatic and would love it there. Heck, *I* would love it there!

 

2. They're bringing back "The Electric Company"? OMG!

 

3. I'd be willing to be anything that the Sinatra tribute was 1,000X better than Harry Potter dreaming about horses. That just sounds... "weird" isn't even the word.

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Happy New Year to Big Mike and all the valuable Big Mike Readers.

 

I'd like to thank Big Mike for his thread being the reason I took the plunge and joined TPR and also the thread where I am making my first post.

 

thanks and best wishes from the cold and foggy UK>

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Mike, The Fantasy Football update will be in the next post! I have to spread my fillers out since these Cali parks were so small and not much to them.

 

Pete, welcome to TPR!!! Congrats for your first post too!!! I am honored that my thread has been a little help so far in getting people involved here Thats my goal, to make TPR better any way I can! Welcome to the family of Valuable Big Mike Readers!!!

 

Scott, he did sound like Sinatra but its not the same sitting there watching some sound alike dude. The show just got off the ground, they were using another shows set, they plan on having a band but now is just a piano player, and he was still reading off a script to his side most of the show. The rest of the crowd did give him a huge ovation at the end though.

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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We'll be watching in the old ball drop here in Philadelphia tonight. And then we have the Mummer's Day Parade on New Years Day. It is a cross between Mardi Gras and a mini broadway musical number. Something very unique to our town. I believe this is the 107th year of the parade marching. Big Mike it has been a pleasure following and being a part of the road show and I hope 2009 is a great year for you also. Happy 2009 Big Mike! And to all of my fellow TRP members, have a safe and Happy New Year 2009 !

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Hey Friends!!!

 

Thanks for all the New Years wishes, you all rock!

 

The next stop on The Big Mike Road Show 2008 was Nut Tree Park in California!!

 

There has also been a high demand for the FINAL results in Fantasy Football for 2008, so we will cover that too!

 

Plus, Big Mike's Christmas Card Collection for this year!

 

All the Valuable Big Mike Readers that took me up on sending me a Christmas card, you will automatically be put on the master list to be sent The Official 2009 Big Mike Road Show Holiday Card next winter!!!

 

Everyone who missed the post about the holiday cards or were just to busy during the holiday season, you still have one more chance!!!

 

Big Mike's birthday is 2 weeks from today!!!!! Jan 16th!!!!

 

Everyone who sends a birthday card will also automatically be put on the Big Mike Road Show 2009 Holiday Card list!!!

 

Send your birthday wishes to:

 

Big Mike World Headquarters

Attn: Big Mike Betzler

126 Revere Ct

Montville NJ 07045

 

 

Now, on to the Fantasy Football Finales!!!

 

 

The Big Money League in which we needed a win or a Scott loss to clinch 3rd place money was a success!!! Big Mike won while Scott lost anyway.

 

Brad 15-2-0

MikeK 13-4-0

BIGMIKE 12-5-0

Scott 10-7-0

TracyWins 10-7-0

Art 9-8-0

Shannon 8-9-0

PeaseAnks 7-10-0

Carol 7-10-0

Kevin 5-12-0

Bob 4-13-0

Dave 2-15-0

 

Big Mike's Team:

D Brees A QB

C Williams A RB

T Hightower A RB

D Bowe A WR

R Moss A WR

J Witten A TE

J Stewart A RB-WR-TE

M Bryant A K

Dolphins A DST

P Thomas RS RB

R Bush RS RB

R Rice RS RB

B Berrian RS RB-WR-TE

D Avery RS RB-WR-TE

L Coles RS RB-WR-TE

J Carney RS K

 

 

Little Money League ($150)

 

Head to head with my friend Zinger. We were both tied at 8 wins a piece, whoever won got the cash! Big Mike was victorious!!!

 

Here is the winning email:

 

BIG MIKE IS BACK TO BACK CHAMPION!!!

 

ZINGER NOW "EMBARRASSED" HE SHOT HIS MOUTH OFF!

 

MIKE STAYED QUIET, ZINGER DIDN'T. MIKE WON, ZINGER DIDN'T.

 

DIDN'T FOLLOW HIS OWN ADVICE, COST HIM TITLE.

 

BIG MIKE STOCKED TEAM FOR WEEK 17 WHILE LETTING ZINGER BACK IN THE GAME.

 

ZINGER SCORES ALMOST 200, STILL NO MATCH FOR THE MIGHTY ONE.

 

BIG MIKE "BREES's" TO EASY VICTORY.

 

PHILLY D OUTSCORES ALMOST ALL ON ZINGERS TEAM.

 

THAT IS WHY BIG MIKE CHOSE TOMLINSON FIRST OVERALL.

 

NUMBER ONE FINGER WAVES FOR ANOTHER WHOLE YEAR.

 

 

Zinger: 197.8

 

Warner - 33

Rivers - 21

Peterson - 16

Williams - 17

Slaton - 18

Forte - 7

Wayne - 1

Fitzgerald - 25

Smith - 13

White - 10

Clark - 5

Witten - 6

Prater - 1

Kaeding - 9.8

Carolina - 14

Chicago - 1

 

 

Big Mike: 220.7

 

Cutler - 17

Brees - 38

Tomlinson - 27

Grant - 12

Turner - 26

Jones - 2

Boldin - 0

Owens - 10

Marshall - 5

Johnson - 26

Gates - 4

Gonzalez - 11

Kasay - 17.7

Bironas - 0

Minnesota - 2

Philadelphia - 23

 

 

Big Mike 9-8

 

 

ESPN League:

 

Winner's Bracket

 

Championship Matchup

 

#4 Red dragon Thepuppetmaster (slyr)

(6-6-1)shawn demorgandie 119

 

#2 New Jersey PowerDominators (BIG)

(9-4) 174

 

 

League Champion

CONGRATULATIONS

2008 League Champion!

 

New Jersey PowerDominators

Owner(s): Big Mike Betzler

Regular Season Record: 9-4

 

 

Just in case you wanted to know, here is how it looked on ESPN last year:

 

League Champion

CONGRATULATIONS

2007 League Champion!

 

New Jersey Power Dominator

Owner(s): Big Mike Betzler

Regular Season Record: 10-3

 

 

I own ESPN lol.

 

 

OK, no more fantasy football talk until next year!!

 

Everyone who suffered through that to get to the report, I am sorry

 

 

I hope you enjoy Nut Tree Park!!!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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Here are Big Mike's Christmas cards!!! Thanks everybody!! If you see yours, feel free to shout it out :) Don't forget, Big Mike's Birthday Jan 16th :) Peace, Big Mike

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I hope you enjoyed Nut Tree Park.

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Interesting that I am so far from home yet Interstate 80 is only 1 mile from Big Mike World Headquarters.

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Here are some other rides at the park:

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Credit #726 for Big Mike!

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The drop.

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The lift.

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Take a seat in the back Chump!

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Winner! There was no way I was going home without riding in the tractor! LOL

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I could have grabbed whatever they were harvesting, but I was already in game mode for the race out the exit!

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Big Mike pouts in the back seat and knows from watching the last half hour that this guy and kid is just going to run out the exit and back in the front car! It's On dude!!!

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The front car is a tractor! Big Mike sooo wanted the tractor and this guy laughed at me when he stole it from me!

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The train.

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Aerial view.

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Overview.

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The Harvest Express!

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The prices and how much each ride costs.

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Nut Tree Park!

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