EXIT of the Day.
EXIT 141 I-95n to Gold Rock and Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Hear this... right... um ... HERE!
"Certain comments are sky high soccer lobs that are meant to be blasted like a “bend it like Beckham” line drive.
This lady's male coach once snootily told her, "You run like a girl." Without missing a beat, she replied, "If you could run faster, you could too!"
Talk about retorting with a line drive after getting a lob, right?
Considered the Pele of her generation, Mia Hamm played college soccer for the North Carolina Tar Heels and helped the team win four consecutive NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship titles.
One of the key players and stars of the 1999 United States National Team which won the title at the 1999 World Cup, she scored the key penalty kick in the United States' double overtime victory over the Chinese in the championship game. Named in 1997 by People Magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World, in 1994 she was the recipient of the Honda Broderick Cup, given to the Most Outstanding Female Athlete in all of college sports.
A member of U.S. Team which won the Gold Medal at 1996 Olympic Games in Athens, she previously helped lead the Tar Heels to NCAA championships in 1989, 1990, 1992 and 1993 during which time the Lady Tarheels posted a record of 92 wins, 1 loss and 2 ties — in her four year career. She was a three-time first-team All-American, a three-time Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and led the nation in scoring in 1990, 1992 and 1993.
During that time, Mia set the UNC record for single-season assists with 33 in 1992. She set the NCAA record for single-season scoring with 97 points in 1992. She still holds NCAA Tournament career records for scoring (41 points) and goals (16). Then, while still a college undergrad, Mia started for Team USA when it won America's first-ever FIFA World Championship, played in China in 1991.
After that, Mia graduated from upcoming UNC Chapel Hill and received her degree in political science. Even now — years into her retirement and shortly after the Team USA Ladies won another FIFA world Cup — Mia Hamm is arguably the most famous women's soccer player in the world today.
So yeah Dude, learn to run like a woman!
#MiaHamm #NCAA #UNCChapelHill #FIFAWorldCup #Recordbreaking #Soccer #Football #TeamUSA #AllAmerican
I-295s Exit to SR 9, To New Castle and Wilmington, DE
Some Fast Facts and then a Road Test. So Pay attention. You. Yes... YOU! Get off the snapchat or Tik Tok and listen. Delaware is fascinating. Really.
Did you know that Delaware is home to the first log cabins in America, dating back to the 1600's? So log cabins are older than your Dad even. Bet that fact is not on Tik Tok today! One ancient log cabin is still on display in Dover at the Delaware Agricultural Museum. Their style is not so much All-American as it is All-Finnish. Yup. The All-American Log Cabin first came to America brought by fur trappers from Finland. Fascinating right?
Delaware is also home to the nation’s first scheduled railroad. It started in New Castle in 1831. Before that time, trains just ran and passengers would just stand along railroad tracks and wave down the train like a taxi cab. But you with the Tik Tok… you probably don’t know what a cab is. Correct? Just Uber… you know about Uber.
Speaking of transportation, Delawarean Oliver Evans built the first automobile in America, though it would be hardly recognizable as an automobile by today’s standards. More like a horseless carriage. Or a small locomotive from a train. Does anyone know what a locomotive looks like anymore? I wonder.
In certain parts of Delaware, it’s illegal to serve alcohol in an establishment if there’s dancing going on at the same time. Obviously that would not be popular on Tik Tok. No dancing or silly stuff -- which may make sense because Delaware is very serious. Delaware has the highest percentage of Ph. D.'s in the country…
…and Delaware is the only state NOT to have a National Park.
On the other hand, Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, Delaware produces one hundred and seventy five thousand barrels of beer every year. That’s almost 700 million bottles of beer, enough for everyone in the United States to have two beers every day for a year.
So now we know what people do in Delaware instead of Tik Tok or National Parks. They study for Ph. D's -- and drink craft beer!
Now for the Road Test.
Where is Dog Fish Head Brewery located? If you cannot remember you are obviously not a candidate for a Ph.D. Nor are you likely a reader of John Milton, the great philosopher and writer of “Paradise Lost” for whom the brewery's town, Milton, Delaware, is named. I bet you have not even heard of "Paradise Lost" because it is not posted on Instagram. Right?
Ha! Put that in your Tik Tok and Snap it!
#NewCastle #Delaware #Logcabin #Finnish #FinlandinDelaware #Wilmington #Ticktock #instagram #snapchat