Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Columns

January 19, 2013

AARON SNYDER: Time to order more wings

ASHLAND — As it kindled a slow, simmering fire along my palate, even the mango habanero buffalo wing sauce greeting my tastebuds and dripping from my fingers couldn’t compare to how hot the home team was on the big screen before me.

It takes an awful lot for me to leave Buffalo Wild Wings short of a three-hour stay, but I didn’t put up a fight when my lovely wife and two little ones were ready to hit the exits on Sunday afternoon.

The Atlanta Falcons were well ahead of the Seattle Seahawks, 20-0, at halftime. The future Hall of Fame tight end whose name graced the jersey I was wearing, well, he was doing his thing.

The old Chiefs attire from the back of my closet was worth brushing the dust off of — it allowed me to support one of the all-time good guys of the game. Chief-turned-Falcon Tony Gonzalez had a tip-toe touchdown along the back of the end zone that showed why he left himself some wiggle room when talking about retirement.

So, my work was done. Gonzalez and the Falcons were one win away from a Super Bowl berth.

Not so fast.

An hour or so passes by, and curiosity struck a brainwave. I reached for my iPhone, actually to check the Michigan-Ohio State basketball score before scrolling to football. But a certain NFL score caught my attention first: Falcons 27, Seahawks 21. Whaaaaaat???

Were the Seahawks really going to pull it off a crazy comeback again?

I had to listen to the last few minutes in the car, and as you know now, the Falcons barely pulled it out at home, of course with the help of a Gonzalez catch setting up the game-winning field goal.

Moral of the story? Don’t leave Buffalo Wild Wings early.

Text Only
Columns
  • Lana Bellamy: Waking up America's youth: 4/18/14

    I once read a quote by a man saying the reason today’s youth do not have the same “spunk” as youth in the past is because they do not have inspiration.

    April 17, 2014

  • Mark Maynard: Let’s just forget about it: 04/17/14

    The older I get, the more forgetful I become. Does that sound familiar?

    April 16, 2014

  • Uncovering forgotten treasures

    You know the big difference between me and a hoarder? I mean, except that you can walk through my house and there are none of the disgusting aspects of hoarding in my life.
     

    April 14, 2014

  • Political stories worth retelling

    With Kentucky in the midst of the political season, it’s time to share some stories I’ve heard about the art of politicking.
     

    April 13, 2014

  • 0413timbizcolweb.jpg Tim Preston: Great salmon; finding Dr. Amy; and more Maria: 4/13/14

    It isn’t an especially convenient location unless you happen to be going that way, and if you don’t get there within the next couple of weeks you’ll have to wait until fall to try it out, but I had the best lunch I can remember last week at one of the last places you’d likely think of when pondering where to eat.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Restaurant horror stories; garden planning tips

    In my couponing classes, I always had fun with everyone by telling them gross restaurant stories. In encouraging them to eat at home more and save their money, I was also teaching them how much cleaner it is.
     

    April 12, 2014

  • Feeling happy is ...

    Anyone hoping the Ashland-Huntington area will soon overtake Disney World as “the happiest place on Earth” will be waiting awhile.
     

    April 10, 2014

  • 0410markcol.jpg Mark Maynard: Brick House (South Ashland Florist) brings in $13K so far: 04/10/14

    Here’s a 14-name salute coming your way:

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • John Cannon: Take this joint, please: 04/09/14

    Some of the things that occurred during our recent week in Jamaica were unexpected and even a bit weird. I suspect those will be the things we will still clearly remember long after the memories of the hours of lying on the beach have faded. I started to mention them in last week’s column, but opted to save them until a later date in the interest of length.

    April 8, 2014

  • AARON SNYDER: March Madness, sadness for Cats

    It’s just another game. That’s the message John Calipari preached profusely throughout the 2014 NCAA tournament. It’s typical coachspeak, but Cal’s young Kentucky team clung to the step-by-step approach to produce atypical results.

    April 8, 2014