Average gasoline prices continue to fall in Vermont and across the nation. According to vermontgasprices.com, average prices in Vermont this week are $3.549 per gallon, down from $3.569 a week ago, $3.699 a month ago and $3.910 a year ago. The national average this week is $3.374 and was $3.739 a year ago. In Vermont, the lowest gasoline prices are in Rutland ($3.35) and the highest are in Montpelier ($3.73).GasBuddy, a national rating service, has assembled several gasoline price facts:1. As of October 15, the US average has had a streak of 70 consecutive days where the price was lower than the same day last year. On August 6, 2013, the US average of $3.628 gal was the last time the country saw a price higher than last year on the same date. (On August 6, 2012, the average was $3.619 gal.)2. Less than 1% of the country is over $4.00 gal; last year at this time, 15% of the United States saw prices over $4.00 gal.3. Across the country, the average difference between the highest 1% of stations ($4.140 gal) and the lowest 1% of stations ($2.944 gal) is only $1.196 gal, a smaller differential than last week ($1.256 gal,) last month ($1.241 gal,) and last year ($1.508 gal.)4. There are six states with over 1% of stations reporting gas stations with prices over $4.00 gal: Connecticut (1.2%,) New York (1.3%,) Nevada (1.4%,) California (4.32%,) Alaska (24.1%,) and Hawaii (95.1%.) Alaska and Hawaii both have nearly 2% of stations over $4.50 gal. Last year, there were only four states that reported no stations over $4.00 gal: Delaware, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Indiana.5. There are three states where the most common price is under $3.00 gal: Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma, all at $2.999 gal. (Hawaii is the only state with a most common price over $4.00 gal at $4.059 gal.) Last year, there weren’t any states with a most common price under $3.00 gal.6. Not surprisingly, Hawaii’s highest 1% of stations is averaging the highest price at $5.112 gal. This is also the only state where the highest 1% is over $5.00 gal. Meanwhile, Oklahoma has the lowest 1% of stations averaging the least expensive price, at $2.871 gal.7. At 42%, Missouri has the most stations under $3.00 gal; last week, only 26% of the stations in the state could say the same. Oklahoma has the second most stations reporting prices that low, with 24% of them under $3.00 gal.Source: GasBuddy.com
561 Members Members 0 I’m actually like the guy in my group of friends that they ask about uniforms. They know i’m more knowledgeable than the average fan so i guess they value my opinion more. And my older brothers were really in to uniforms when we were growing up, but i’m the only one that obsesses over them. Also idk if anyone else here does this, but when i go to sports stores or any stores that sell sports apparel i always go and feel the different materials. It;’s interesting feeling the different textures, pattens, etc. And cool feeling like authentic materials for the first time. 31,105 posts Location:Badgerland Followers 3 I must be lucky, or maybe I’ve just worn down my friends and loved ones My parents generally like to talk uniforms when I bring them up. They have their opinions, and that forms some common ground. I try not to bring it up all the time whenever sports comes up, but when I do they seem receptive.My sister’s gotten into it, actually. She even visits the mothership for news, and I can always count on a text from her whenever a huge unveiling happens.My friends either humour me for brief moments, after which I get the clue and shut up, or sometimes show brief instances of genuine interest.If you want to avoid being hassled for being a uniform and logo geek just pick your battles. Try to gauge how people will react and go from there. Like, if someone doesn’t think the Vikings updated their logo don’t go off on a tangent explaining the subtle differences. You’re just going to look like a weirdo. If you want to discuss how bright and vibrant the Stars’ new green sweaters look, however, you might get an interesting response or two. 0 Link to post 0 Share on other sites 0 This topic is now closed to further replies. Recommended Posts 8,670 1,204 15,496 posts Sports Logo News Jer15 Posted September 24, 2013 infrared41 8,670 #CCSLCProbz By BigBubba, September 24, 2013 in Sports Logo News Forums Home BigBubba 4,436 Favourite Logos:I have some. Location:Houston, Texas All of my friends just kill me whenever I make a comment about our high school teams having mismatched colors. Some navy and white, others royal and orange, some navy and gold, navy and yellow, royal and gold… JUST KILLS ME. Share on other sites Share this post 12,229 posts 1,027 Formerly & Currently McCall hockey week Moderators Link to post Share on other sites Posted September 24, 2013 Well the hashtaging isn’t really the best of starts.Otherwise, yes, I get what you mean. Though my brothers do have similar interests on the subject to varying degrees. But still sometimes I’ll really go into details and even my older brother who follows fairly closely (and may be a lurker here occasionally) still will give me grief. Though they all do because 1) I’m the middle child and they have since we were kids, and 2) I was the only one to go into graphic design and not teaching and so they feel threatened by me actually knowing about something they don’t and so they give me crap to still make me feel inferior. 0 Share this post 26,193 Favourite Logos:Johnny Canuck, Hartford Whalers, Lady Liberty, Stinger, Pre-Edge London Knights, Philadelphia Eagles, Florida Gators DeFrank Location:Hull, Englandshire I apologize for any decorum 1,276 Link to post Share this post 𝐋𝐄𝐓 𝐌𝐄 𝐈𝐍 andycumbee19 8,670 745 posts 561 Sign in to follow this Link to post Share on other sites Location:Champaign, IL I have to return some videotapes Members Members Posted September 24, 2013 It should always be Christmas in New Jersey 1,204 45,948 posts hockey week 142 959 2,510 posts 561 0 We the North! 0 1,276 alxy8s Share on other sites Posted September 24, 2013 #CCSLCProblems and Glimmers of Hope Link to post . . . even my older brother who follows fairly closely (and may be a lurker here occasionally) still will give me grief. Though they all do because 1) I’m the middle child and they have since we were kids, and 2) I was the only one to go into graphic design and not teaching and so they feel threatened by me actually knowing about something they don’t and so they give me crap to still make me feel inferior. 316 622 Posted September 25, 2013 Next Prev Share this post Members 786 Posted September 24, 2013 My girlfriend’s listened to Basically Sports and gets weirded out when we go on uniform rants. She honestly didn’t notice the difference between a road and home Blackhawks sweater. ONE’S WHITE AND ONE’S RED SHE DIDN’T SEE ANY DIFFERENCE OH GOD*hurls self off of building* 225 959 0 Location:Location Location Prev Share this post Posted September 24, 2013 37,657 posts Members Chawls IceCap Posted September 24, 2013 987 1,149 Page 1 of 2 Members 987 4,016 posts 1,535 My friend noticed the Steelers dropped the flywire collars before I did, and then another friend posted about the beachtowel White Sox throwback jerseys being awful. It was a good night…well, except for the actual games… McCall andycumbee19 Share on other sites Share on other sites Page 1 of 2 1,027 I’ve got a good one:A couple years back when Ottawa changed the striping pattern on their socks it jumped out to me right away. I remember talking to a co-worker (who’s a huge hockey fan) about the game. I recall saying “did you notice Ottawa changed the striping on their socks? much more traditional now”. He looked at me like I was from mars. 0 Link to post 1,027 4,836 posts Share this post Location:Tampa, FL Share on other sites Link to post Location:SPAMTOWN, MN Link to post Location:Missouri Share on other sites CCSLC taught me how to spot a knockoff a mile away. Now I can’t focus on the game because the loser in front of my has an “Icinla” jersey on. UGHHHH. 0 Sports Logos Share this post Location:GTA Share this post 7,535 posts 4,436 Share on other sites MiK Sometimes I feel weird that I care about what uniforms teams wear. But then whenever I see a team’s official twitter account tweet out what combo they’re going to wear (sometimes as early as 3 days in advance), it’s as if my interest is somehow validated. Like, they obviously wouldn’t send out a tweet like that unless more than a few people actually cared, right? alxy8s Share this post Link to post nash61 Midway 453 0 21,575 Posted September 24, 2013 There’s no pleasing people… DeFrank #CCSLCProblems and Glimmers of Hope 2 My name is Hermilo and I too am an addict. For any sport we watch, my friends generally heckle me for paying more attention to what they’re wearing than what the score is. My best friend in particular will sarcastically tell me things along the lines of “so according to your logic, team X will beat team Y because their uniforms look better.” To which I always jokingly reply “well generally, when you look like :censored: you play like :censored:.” They secretly like the quirks of sports aesthetics though, which is made evident by the obscure comments they’ll make anytime there is a big reveal. They just won’t admit it. 1,204 316 2 Jer15 Joshawaggie . . . even my older brother who follows fairly closely (and may be a lurker here occasionally) still will give me grief. Though they all do because 1) I’m the middle child and they have since we were kids, and 2) I was the only one to go into graphic design and not teaching and so they feel threatened by me actually knowing about something they don’t and so they give me crap to still make me feel inferior.Yes, that is a picture of an old man holding a cigar. I’m proud of you. Next the admiral CS85 142 Members Share on other sites Favourite Logos:”Tradition and simplicity; there’s a fine line between the two. You can’t manufacture tradition but you can empathize simplicity.” – John Viola I’m always the one to point out stuff about uniforms when me and my family sit around and watch football. My brother instantly grasps it once I notice, it usually takes Dad a quick minute. Also, when we’re at a game somewhere, we can just point out fakes like it’s nothin. My Dad is also the one that’s ALWAYS amazed that I have so much “insider information” as he calls it about who’s wearing what on given game days & why they’re wearing it.I’ve also got a friend now who is beginning to take notice of such things when she’s not with me. I feel like I’m doing something right!THANKS, CCSLC! 0 Link to post 225 Posted September 25, 2013 0 Share on other sites Formerly & Currently McCall 1,535 Perennial also-ran Share on other sites nash61 6,149 posts Members 1,204 shaydre1019 Share this post Share this post Link to post Location:in phone shaydre1019 Posted September 24, 2013 1,535 9,904 (formerly, briefly CherryMX) BigBubba 453 It’s funny you should start this thread now, as I was watching the Cincinnati-Green Bay game this past sunday with family, my oldest sister points out that she likes the Bengals helmets and jerseys (they were wearing the orange alternates, but you already knew that). I gave a non-committal response to that but was quick to point out how much I hate the white panels on the side of the jersey, and she stared at them for a second and said “yeah that looks f-ing awful.”I was so proud. All Activity 11,718 posts Share on other sites 622 Location:Fort Worth, TX Link to post Posted September 24, 2013 21,575 Share this post 0 786 Share on other sites Posted September 25, 2013 Moderators 14,934 posts Posted September 24, 2013 Well the hashtaging isn’t really the best of starts.I actually like that part of the thread title.Anyway, I have one friend who is into it (though his tastes are nothing like mine; if it’s weird and promotes an apparel company, he likes it), but my knowledge has resulted in me taking some ribbing. Of course this is back in high school. Now, I seldom talk about it with friends beyond, “yeah I like the Vikings new uniforms”. My wife knows I am into it and she’ll go a couple of sentences when a game is on and sometimes even offer a comment (often about monochrome football uniforms, which she hates). Chawls Sometimes when I point out that a player is doing something unusual with his socks or that a number is misaligned compared to the rest of the team, Mrs Jaffa looks at me like I’m proper mental.At a recent family gathering, our youngnephew announced he’d just been accepted into a local team. Questions duly followed about when and where he’d be playing, if he’d be starting or a sub, that sort of thing – my line of questioning though concerned what was the team’s kit like and was he being given a set shirt number? Mrs Jaffa gave me that look.Green and black striped shirt, black shorts, green socks – and he’s ’12’ for the season. I know you’re curious too. Heh. Link to post Share this post Link to post 1,149 MiK OnWis97 We just say ‘Manager’ Location:New Orleans metro area Members 987 Share on other sites 5,125 posts This may be just a product of my late-night boredom, but it seems that relatively often, we have stories about how awkward we feel being the only ones in the room who comment about the uniforms or how ignorant our friends are towards uniforms (heck, there’s a conversation going on in the Gear Grinder thread right now). Really, being a Creamerite is a constant struggle for acceptance and trying to be understood…which is where the second part comes in. Sometimes, we hear our friends/significant others make unsolicited comments about uniforms. Whether it’s a simple “Team X’s logo is ugly!” or a “Wow, that Penguins jersey with those weird panels is bad – they should go back to what they wore before.” that would make any of us Reebok-haters proud, we cherish these little comments close to our hearts, knowing that there are others like us.I was watching the Jets game yesterday with my brother, and I commented on how ugly the mismatching shades of green on the jersey looked. His response? “I don’t really notice it, to be honest.” I doubt this thread will go anywhere, but hey, who knows. 786 Share this post McCall Link to post Jaffa Location:Washington, DC Link to post Share on other sites All Activity 1,149 1,276 26,193 Members Sign in to follow this Honestly, none of the sports fans in my social circle find my interest in uniforms to be “odd” or “weird” or whatever. If I bring something up that’s uniform related, etc. they all discuss the matter with at least a mild interest – and I’ve yet to have someone say they don’t know what I’m talking about. A couple of the guys on my staff at work, while not “geeks” like we are around here, get into talking jerseys or changes, etc. And my GF knows more about this stuff than do a lot of the people in our little community here. In short, it’s never been an issue for me. Share this post Go To Topic Listing Share on other sites McCall 0 Location:Missouri SportsLogos.Net the user formerly known as NJTank Posted September 24, 2013 15,496 posts IceCap 21,575 0 1 I’m lucky that my wife loves that I love this stuff, and she gets into it too. My brother is a member here, so I have people that understand, thank God. Joshawaggie 6,981 posts Posted September 24, 2013 Link to post Forums Home Embracing the suck. CS85 Posted September 25, 2013 “I see you’re drinking 1%” Members Link to post Share this post 622 Members 0 1 Share this post Share on other sites the admiral Members 26,193 0 453 OnWis97 Share this post Link to post Followers 3 959 Formally mr.negative15 infrared41 142 Share this post 1,118 posts 0 McCall 8,818 posts 4,436 1 316 Favourite Logos:North Stars Midway Share this post Members 9,904 57,915 posts 1,204 4,350 posts 9,904 Members Posted September 24, 2013 I don’t usually make any comments. I said something once about how the Saints always seem to lose in the all-blacks and my roommate thought it was the strangest thing that I would remember something like that. Then again, he was a Lions fan that didn’t notice the logo refresh, so he’s probably a poor reference point.My dad and I went to the Georgia/Boise State game in 2011. When Boise came onto the field, he said, “We aren’t losing to a team with a helmet that looks like that.” Admittedly, Georgia’s look wasn’t any better that night, but I was proud of the sentiment. I’ve never heard him say anything about sports design other than that. Sports Logo News Link to post Posted September 24, 2013 225 1,204 Sports Logos Members Posted September 24, 2013 Jaffa Banned Share on other sites SportsLogos.Net #CCSLCProblems and Glimmers of Hope
It’s the largest loss of life from a fire in New York City, other than the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack, in more than a quarter century.‘This loss is unprecedented’The blaze broke out in the brick building on Prospect Avenue in the Bronx’s Belmont neighborhood at around 7 p.m. Eastern Time, forcing residents fleeing the flames out into the bitter cold, many without coats.Seven adults and five children died from the fire, including five who weren’t able to evacuate the burning building. Another four people who were critically injured in the blaze and hospitalized “are seriously fighting for their lives,” the fire commissioner said.“Last night’s tragic fire, other than 9/11, was the worst loss of life from a fire in our city in almost 28 years,” Nigro told reporters. “This loss is unprecedented.”‘We may lose others as well’Firefighters arrived on the scene within minutes, with more than 160 of them braving the frigid temperatures to battle the flames, quelling them completely by about 10 p.m. Eastern Time, according to the city fire department..The instability of the charred building has not allowed firefighters to make a full sweep of the building yet for any more fatalities.“The search of the building continues so we know that, even though it’s horrible to report 12 are dead already, we may lose others as well,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference Thursday night.At least one person on every floor of the building was killed, according to city officials. Five people were pronounced dead on the scene, and seven later died in area hospitals.“I came out through the window. Yeah, there was smoke everywhere. I couldn’t see the door. The door was … I couldn’t see the door. Was covered in smoke already,” Matthew Igbinetion, a resident of the building, told ABC station WABC-TV.Children among the deadAmong the children who died from the fire were three young girls ages 1, 2 and 7 as well as a boy whose age has yet to be released, according to the New York City Police Department.“They were burned, even little kids on the stretchers, burned,” a resident of the building told WABC-TV in New York City.The seven adults killed include three women ages 19, 37 and 63.One family is still looking for a missing son, according to WABC-TV.The fire is the city’s deadliest, excluding the Sept. 11 attacks, since the fire at the Happy Land nightclub in the Bronx in March 1990, which killed 87 people.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico FDNY (NEW YORK) — A massive apartment fire that killed at least 12 people — including a 1-year-old girl found with her mother in a bathtub — was sparked by a small child playing with a stove, city officials said.Making matters worse, city officials said, was that when the family fled the apartment they left the door open, allowing the flames to shoot up the stairwell.“It took the fire so quickly upstairs, people had little time to react,” New York City Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said at a press conference Friday morning. “Open stairs act as chimneys.”It was sparked by a 3-year-old boy playing with a stove on the first floor. At least 12 people killed, including seven adults and five children. Related The boy’s mother fled with her children, and left the door open to the burning apartment. The open door allowed the flames to quickly spread up the stairwell to the rest of the building.