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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint As a New Jersey Giants fan, I had reason to believe they could repeat as champions this year. They were 11-1 and were looking like the best team in football. Then Plaxico Burress shot himself in the leg, they lost the last four out of five games and the Philadelphia Eagles ended their post season. Okay, season over, pitchers and catchers report to spring training in two weeks, move on.... But I will be watching the Super Bowl to see New Jersey's own Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform at half time. ...

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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint This weekend, long maligned New Jersey had its first inductees ceremony to the New Jersey Hall of Fame. Among the inductees were Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, Yogi Berra, Buzz Aldrin, Clara Barton, Bill Bradley, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Malcolm Forbes, Robert Wood Johnson II, Vince Lombardi, Toni Morrison, Norman Schwarzkopf, Meryl Streep and Harriet Tubman....Not too shabby. Springsteen said "I always said that Sinatra owned New Jersey, but he'd rent me a little bit of down the Shore" ...

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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint The Stone Pony has stood as the Mecca of the Jersey rock scene for decades. I burst with pride the first time my son Andrew and his band played there. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny, Cheap Trick, Joan Jett, Jefferson Starship, Elvis Costello, Peter Frampton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Russell Crowe, and Patti Smith are just a few of the acts that have graced the same stage of the famous Jersey club. A tribute was held last night at the Stone Pony for Danny Federici who was an original member of the E Street Band. Federici lost a battle with cancer this past Thursday, he was 58. To Donate to the Danny Ferderici Melanoma Fund. ...

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