It’s the final Monday of October and the day before Halloween but of course for those of you new to Toms River, South Toms River, Beachwood & Pine Beach be prepared for trick or treaters today.

Most of all already know this story.  Anyway, some random thoughts and comments:

  • Last night’s World Series game #5 was an instant classic, epic, gut-wrenching, dramatic...find whatever words you want. It was also only viewed by a small majority around here considering it ended at 1:38 this morning.   Oh by the way the Astros won 13-12 in ten innings and are one win away from winning their first-ever World Series.
  • I’ve been a Penn State fan for as long as I can remember and Saturday’s loss to Ohio State was as bad as I can remember. That’s what happens when you play not to lose.  At least I did not suffer alone. I was with my family and about 250 other Nittany Lion fans at the Village Pourhouse in Hoboken.  One minute it was like New Year’s Eve, the next a funeral.
  • The two referees who walked off the field Friday night The two referees who walked off the field Friday before the Colts Neck-Monroe high school football game should not be assigned to another game this season. In case you missed this one Ernie Lunardelli and his son Anthony left the field before the opening kickoff as their own protest to the four Monroe players who took a knee during the national anthem.  Two “cadet” officials (basically those in training) assigned to the chain crew had to take their place and fortunately there were no incidents.  The protest by the Monroe players was not a first and reportedly the Lunardelli’s notified both teams during the pre-game of their plans if anyone took a knee during the anthem.  What they should have done is not accepted the assignment. Once they did they had a responsibility to fulfill it.
  • Honestly I can’t suffer through another Phil Murphy TV commercial but you can’t seem to escape them.