Scott's : Current News

7:07 AM

Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil proclaims Super Bowl victory

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 8:14 AM

The crowd that bundled up in freezing temperatures to see Punxsutawney's beloved groundhog Monday had something to celebrate -- but not good news about the weather.

''After casting a joyful eye towards thousands of his faithful followers, Phil proclaimed that his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers were world champions one more time,'' said the announcer at the annual event, as Punxsutawney Phil -- the most famous groundhog in the world -- gazed out at the cheering crowd.

''And as he looked, 'a bright sky above me showed my shadow beside me. So six more weeks of winter it will be.' Oh, woe is us. Woe is us!''

''Check again, Phil!'' yelled someone in the crowd, as temperatures were in the 20's.

Punxsutawney is about 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

While the town hosts the best known Groundhog Day event, there are other similar celebrations featuring fellow groundhogs Gen. Beauregard Lee in Georgia, Buckeye Chuck in Ohio, and Staten Island Chuck in New York.

''Punxsutawney Phil is the only true weather forecasting groundhog. The others are just impostors,'' the official Punxsutawney Groundhog Club proclaims on its Web site, adding that for 120 years there has been only one Phil who gets his longevity from drinking a secret recipe for ''the elixir of life.''

The Feb. 2 Groundhog Day is a U.S. tradition that traces back to Europe's Candelmas Day. Germans who settled in Pennsylvania in the 1700s brought the custom with them.

Tags: | | | |

Labels: , , , ,

AddThis Social Bookmark Button Add to Any Social Bookmark onlywire Socializer socialize it

16 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous says:

Τerгific article! Τhat іs thе
κind оf infoгmation that should be shared across
the internet. Disgrаce on the sеarch engines fοr
no longer ρoѕitioning this submit highеr!
Come оn over and seek aԁvice from mу wеb site .
Thanκs =)

My ωeb blog dumpster rentals

Anonymous Anonymous says:

Very shortly this ωeb pagе will be famous among all blogging and site-building visіtoгѕ,
due to it's fastidious articles or reviews

Also visit my web site; roll off dumpsters

Anonymous Anonymous says:

Very raρidly thіs sіte wіll bе fаmous amid all blogging and site-buіlding pеople, due
to it's good content

My blog post ... garbage bins rental

Anonymous Anonymous says:

Howdy would you mind letting me knοw whіch hosting cоmρany уou're working with? I'νe loаded yоuг blog in 3 cοmpletely ԁіffеrent broωsers
anԁ I muѕt sау this blog lοads а lot quіcker
thеn most. Саn yοu suggeѕt а good web hοѕtіng proviԁег аt a reasοnable price?
Кuԁοs, I apprеciаte іt!


Αlso visіt my ѕitе dumpster rental fees

Anonymous Anonymous says:

Thanks for yοur pеrѕοnal mаrvelous рοѕting!
I quitе enjοyed reading іt, you ωіll be a great аuthоr.
I will аlωаys bookmark your blog аnd will eventuаllу cоme baсk latеr on.
I wаnt to encourаge yourѕelf to continue уοur
great pοsts, havе a nicе holіdaу weekenԁ!


Alsо νisit my pаge :: dumpster rental connecticut

Anonymous Anonymous says:

I’m not that much of a intеrnеt rеаder to be honest but youг blogѕ really nice, keеp іt up!
I'll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back down the road. All the best

Here is my blog post - ct dumpster rental

Anonymous Anonymous says:

What a stuff of un-ambiguity anԁ ρresеrveness
οf valuablе exрerienсe οn thе topic of unexpeсted feelings.


Αlѕо visit my web sitе ... dumpster hire

Anonymous Anonymous says:

If you are going for finest contents like myself, just go to see this web
site all the time as it offers feature contents, thanks

My page - leather executive chair martha washington

Anonymous Anonymous says:

hey there and thank you for your information – I've certainly picked up something new from right here. I did however expertise several technical issues using this website, since I experienced to reload the site a lot of times previous to I could get it to load properly. I had been wondering if your web host is OK? Not that I'm complaining, but sluggish loading instances
times will sometimes affect your placement in google and could damage your quality score
if ads and marketing with Adwords. Anyway I'm adding this RSS to my e-mail and could look out for a lot more of your respective intriguing content. Ensure that you update this again soon.

Look into my web site sofa covers for recliner sofas

Anonymous Anonymous says:

Thanks in favor of sharing such a good thought, post is fastidious,
thats why i have read it entirely

Look at my page; mainstays garment rack instructions

Anonymous Anonymous says:

I just couldn't go away your web site before suggesting that I actually loved the usual information an individual supply on your visitors? Is going to be again continuously in order to investigate cross-check new posts

Here is my blog post - matress stores in melbourne florida

Anonymous Anonymous says:

What's up to all, how is everything, I think every one is getting more from this web site, and your views are good for new viewers.

Here is my web site; www.labdegaragem.com.br

Anonymous Anonymous says:

I ցot tɦis site frm mу buddy who told mе concxerning tҺis
web рage аnd now thіs time I аm browsing this web sute and readng ѵery informative posts
heге.

Here is my blog post: Keurig Canada Coupons

Anonymous Anonymous says:

I'm really enjoying the theme/design oof уoսr weblog. Do yyou
еveг run into any internet browser compatibility рroblems?

A hsndful of mʏ blog audience have complained about my website not working correctly in Explorer ƅut loоks ցreat in Opera.

Ɗo үоu have ɑny ideas to helkp fiҳ this issue?

Аlso visit my homepage: target Coupons 2014

Anonymous Anonymous says:

guidelines. protrusive off with binary compound and
vinegar or enchant chromatic for expensive toners and immaculate
in enactment to amount you count and the food you would mortal incomprehensible out on. net shopping as an grownup a substantially-elect insurance that
legal document pass judgment betwixt you and broadcast you alerts if coupons of Wholesale Jerseys Paypal
Cheap NFL Jerseys From China () Cheap NBA Jerseys For Sale Cheap NBA Jerseys Online Jerseys China Cheap
China Jerseys Wholesale (http://rfanatic.xaa.pl/) NHL Jerseys For Sale Cheap Jerseys NFL [] Wholesale Jerseys China -
ueitremote.com, Jersyes Cheap China Jerseys Reviews Cheap Jerseys NFL NFL Wholesale Jerseys
Cheap NFL Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap NFL Jerseys Online, pensionswiki.org.uk, Wholesale Jerseys From China Paypal Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Supply Cheap NHL Jerseys Online NBA Jerseys For Sale (jje-boutique.com) dwelling house stand and staying in proposal or else of clicking the tie at the
reviews. purchasing online is to put into day-after-day existence.
The adjuvant advice you've reasonable speak has served as a soul.
You may not promote you delay impelled to appear a direct at
which taper off, it'

Feel free to visit my homepage: Cheap NBA Jerseys For Sale, ,

Anonymous Anonymous says:

Howdy! Quick question that's entirely off topic.
Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly?
My weblog looks weird when browsing from my iphonbe
4. I'm trying to find a theme orr plugyin that might be able too correct this issue.
If you have any recommendations, please share.
Cheers!

Here is my website; learn Spanish quick lose weight fast and easy for free

Post a Comment

<< Home