What do you think you’ll remember most about this winter?

 

Albert Tenpenny w/Brandon, NYC - Long, a very long winter. In the city, alternate side of the street parking was suspended. That’s nice. And it slows down the city, too. Nice and quite. Brandon enjoyed snow days and went to the Silverball museum.

Albert Tenpenny w/Brandon, NYC – Long, a very long winter. In the city, alternate side of the street parking was suspended. That’s nice. And it slows down the city, too. Nice and quite. Brandon enjoyed snow days and went to the Silverball museum.

John & Marissa Albano, Neptune - John: All the snow and all the colleges I visited with my daughter this winter. Marissa: All the snow days. They were fun. I relaxed, which was nice. Running outside in the cold every single day.

John & Marissa Albano, Neptune – John: All the snow and all the colleges I visited with my daughter this winter. Marissa: All the snow days. They were fun. I relaxed, which was nice. Running outside in the cold every single day.

Jevon Barnes, Chinara Wordsworth & Shyhiem Barnes, Asbury Park - We stayed in the house a lot because of the cold. It was so cold, we watched a lot of T.V. We had snowball fights when we went outside. We played football, too.

Jevon Barnes, Chinara Wordsworth & Shyhiem Barnes, Asbury Park – We stayed in the house a lot because of the cold. It was so cold, we watched a lot of T.V. We had snowball fights when we went outside. We played football, too.

Megan Homer, Neptune - It was a frozen winter. The ice age. I went stir crazy from staying inside. I did make a snowman. I’ll be thrilled to see spring coming.

Megan Homer, Neptune – It was a frozen winter. The ice age. I went stir crazy from staying inside. I did make a snowman. I’ll be thrilled to see spring coming.

Richard Hunt, Belmar - I live on the water in Belmar and no matter how high I turned the heat up, I had a cold house.  I’m paying the gas bills now. Those are memorable. I gave out hand warmers to the mailman and gas station attendant.

Richard Hunt, Belmar – I live on the water in Belmar and no matter how high I turned the heat up, I had a cold house. I’m paying the gas bills now. Those are memorable. I gave out hand warmers to the mailman and gas station attendant.

Ted Landers, Bradley Beach - I never remember a winter with such relentless extreme cold temperatures. I thank God for the sun we had. I dress for the weather and walk when I can. Lots of layers, ski masks, hats, etc.

Ted Landers, Bradley Beach – I never remember a winter with such relentless extreme cold temperatures. I thank God for the sun we had. I dress for the weather and walk when I can. Lots of layers, ski masks, hats, etc.

Melissa Miller, Ocean - What I’ll remember most is that my daughter is 2 1/2 and this was the first time she played in the snow. It made up for all the snow and the cold. She had so much fun. She loved it. She keeps asking me if it’s snowing.

Melissa Miller, Ocean – What I’ll remember most is that my daughter is 2 1/2 and this was the first time she played in the snow. It made up for all the snow and the cold. She had so much fun. She loved it. She keeps asking me if it’s snowing.

Dan Nichols, Asbury Park - The great beach. Going down and seeing the ice at water’s edge. The snow on the beach meeting the ice in the water - it was just wonderful.

Dan Nichols, Asbury Park – The great beach. Going down and seeing the ice at water’s edge. The snow on the beach meeting the ice in the water – it was just wonderful.

Marion Orr, Shark River Hills - I just got back from Florida, I missed all the cold and snow. I was away for 6 weeks. It was wonderful. I watched the weather  up here down there.

Marion Orr, Shark River Hills – I just got back from Florida, I missed all the cold and snow. I was away for 6 weeks. It was wonderful. I watched the weather up here down there.

Rob Pacicca, Asbury Park - I remember building more fires in the fireplace with my friends and family more then any other year. This was a winter that brought us closer. We had no choice.

Rob Pacicca, Asbury Park – I remember building more fires in the fireplace with my friends and family more then any other year. This was a winter that brought us closer. We had no choice.

Susan Poland, Toms River & Michelle Fiorelli, Phila. -The frigging freezing cold. We hate winter. Ice and cold will be utmost on our list for this winter.  We were at the Stone Pony with South Side Johnny. It certainly wasn’t cold there.

Susan Poland, Toms River & Michelle Fiorelli, Phila. -The frigging freezing cold. We hate winter. Ice and cold will be utmost on our list for this winter. We were at the Stone Pony with South Side Johnny. It certainly wasn’t cold there.

Ginny Richart, Neptune - That I was still able to shovel snow, that was memorable. I came from Whiting in a snowstorm. I was on the Parkway. The only way I found my way was to follow a truck’s tracks.

Ginny Richart, Neptune – That I was still able to shovel snow, that was memorable. I came from Whiting in a snowstorm. I was on the Parkway. The only way I found my way was to follow a truck’s tracks.

Joe Rudy, Ocean Grove - I thought we were going to get away with no snow but we got plenty in the end. And the zero temperature, I had to have my brand new car jumped started. Hopefully we’ll have a early spring.

Joe Rudy, Ocean Grove – I thought we were going to get away with no snow but we got plenty in the end. And the zero temperature, I had to have my brand new car jumped started. Hopefully we’ll have a early spring.

Robert Stears, Long Island - We had 29 inches of snow in one storm. I’m 60 and I’ve never seen anything like that. Just the endless cold. I thought last year was bad, but this year was the worst. We haven’t seen the ground since early January.

Robert Stears, Long Island – We had 29 inches of snow in one storm. I’m 60 and I’ve never seen anything like that. Just the endless cold. I thought last year was bad, but this year was the worst. We haven’t seen the ground since early January.

Phil Fiore, Howell & Abigail Suph, Upper Saddle River - All the great snow days from Monmouth University. Getting snowed in with our friends, playing board games and such. Waking up the next day and making breakfast together.

Phil Fiore, Howell & Abigail Suph, Upper Saddle River – All the great snow days from Monmouth University. Getting snowed in with our friends, playing board games and such. Waking up the next day and making breakfast together.

What do you think of Rudy Giuliani’s comments that President Obama doesn’t love America?

 

Velma Waterman, Neptune - I think it’s a political move for one thing. And I don’t really think he believes what he said. He’s just trying to get some attention politically. He’s probably drawing us away from something else that’s going on.

Velma Waterman, Neptune – I think it’s a political move for one thing. And I don’t really think he believes what he said. He’s just trying to get some attention politically. He’s probably drawing us away from something else that’s going on.

 

Carl Chesna, Asbury Park - I think that while he did a great job cleaning up New York, he should keep his asinine opinions to himself.

Carl Chesna, Asbury Park – I think that while he did a great job cleaning up New York, he should keep his asinine opinions to himself.

Tom DeSeno, Asbury Park - I think he hit it right on the mark. Our president either doesn’t know or doesn't care. Our leadership through out the world was always good, and now it’s bad, even in this country. That’s why we’re having trouble all over the world. He doesn't know how to deal with it. He just doesn't know. It’s so important to have good leadership.

Tom DeSeno, Asbury Park – I think he hit it right on the mark. Our president either doesn’t know or doesn’t care. Our leadership through out the world was always good, and now it’s bad, even in this country. That’s why we’re having trouble all over the world. He doesn’t know how to deal with it. He just doesn’t know. It’s so important to have good leadership.

Jennifer Dixon, Bound Brook - I think the media skews what’s said to fit their agenda. I don’t know what the comment was, but my guess is that it was skewed greatly to fit the agenda.

Jennifer Dixon, Bound Brook – I think the media skews what’s said to fit their agenda. I don’t know what the comment was, but my guess is that it was skewed greatly to fit the agenda.

Mark Dudek, Asbury Park - I don’t agree with Rudy Giuliani’s comments. I just think it was childish.

Mark Dudek, Asbury Park – I don’t agree with Rudy Giuliani’s comments. I just think it was childish.

Kia Marlone, Neptune - I think he was totally out of line. Everybody knows that’s not the truth.  An apology is definitely in order.

Kia Marlone, Neptune – I think he was totally out of line. Everybody knows that’s not the truth. An apology is definitely in order.

John Napolitani w/John Jr., W. Allenhurst - I think Rudy Giuliani is entitled to his opinion. Giuliani has been at ground zero of terror. However, Obama is still the president and we need to have respect for that decision.

John Napolitani w/John Jr., W. Allenhurst – I think Rudy Giuliani is entitled to his opinion. Giuliani has been at ground zero of terror. However, Obama is still the president and we need to have respect for that decision.

Kim Neuwirth - I don’t like Obama and it doesn’t seem like he’s doing much for the country. He doesn’t do much for me.

Kim Neuwirth – I don’t like Obama and it doesn’t seem like he’s doing much for the country. He doesn’t do much for me.

Scott Nurnberger, Belmar -I think it’s pretty ridiculous. He’s looking for a political grab; some attention.

Scott Nurnberger, Belmar -I think it’s pretty ridiculous. He’s looking for a political grab; some attention.

Bob Page, W. Allenhurst - I think he’s got a right to say it. It doesn’t make it necessary so, the first amendment. It’s the way he feels. It’s his personal opinion.

Bob Page, W. Allenhurst – I think he’s got a right to say it. It doesn’t make it necessary so, the first amendment. It’s the way he feels. It’s his personal opinion.

Brian Williams: What do you think?

 

Michael Murphy w/Micahla, Asbury Park - I don’t think the six month suspension is enough. He’s there to deliver the honest news and making up getting shot down in a helicopter is a big lie. People are going to question.

Michael Murphy w/Micahla, Asbury Park – I don’t think the six month suspension is enough. He’s there to deliver the honest news and making up getting shot down in a helicopter is a big lie. People are going to question.

Michael Isaacson & Luis Nobrega, Asbury Park - We think he should retire. He’s lost his credibility. We do think he should have the opportunity to explain himself.

Michael Isaacson & Luis Nobrega, Asbury Park – We think he should retire. He’s lost his credibility. We do think he should have the opportunity to explain himself.

Michael Prince, Wall - I think it’s ridiculous. I  like Brian Williams. I think he should get a pass on this. It’s not the worst thing in the world to happen.

Michael Prince, Wall – I think it’s ridiculous. I like Brian Williams. I think he should get a pass on this. It’s not the worst thing in the world to happen.

Dick Weisman, Sea Bright - I think they’re piling on him. I think what he did was wrong, but I also think he;s suffered enough. I think everyone should ease off him. He’s suffered enough. He’s lost his job and his paycheck.

Dick Weisman, Sea Bright – I think they’re piling on him. I think what he did was wrong, but I also think he;s suffered enough. I think everyone should ease off him. He’s suffered enough. He’s lost his job and his paycheck.

Tom O’Leary, Asbury Park - What I really think is that he provided the vultures with another piece of carrion to feast on. All the nothings, all the little people who’ve never done anything in their life, are there to tear him apart.

Tom O’Leary, Asbury Park – What I really think is that he provided the vultures with another piece of carrion to feast on. All the nothings, all the little people who’ve never done anything in their life, are there to tear him apart.

Allison & Tim McGoughran, Wayside - It’s a sad way to end a long and storied career. We hope that people forgive and this native New Jerseyan lands on his feet.

Allison & Tim McGoughran, Wayside – It’s a sad way to end a long and storied career. We hope that people forgive and this native New Jerseyan lands on his feet.

Steven & Theresa McCarthy, Bradley Beach -We think it’s highly disappointing. He was a highly regarded news anchor and when you betray the public trust, you can never regain that credibility back. There may be a few more stories coming out about him meeting the pope or riding with Seal Team 6. We don’t know why he would need to do that.

Steven & Theresa McCarthy, Bradley Beach -We think it’s highly disappointing. He was a highly regarded news anchor and when you betray the public trust, you can never regain that credibility back. There may be a few more stories coming out about him meeting the pope or riding with Seal Team 6. We don’t know why he would need to do that.

Harry Lee Harris, Neptune - I don’t watch him that much, but I think he needs to be let go. If he does it, how many more do it. He’s supposed to report, not put his own opinion in. It puts a black eye on all the honest reporters.

Harry Lee Harris, Neptune – I don’t watch him that much, but I think he needs to be let go. If he does it, how many more do it. He’s supposed to report, not put his own opinion in. It puts a black eye on all the honest reporters.

Jacqueline & Gerald Aponte, Farmingdale - We think his penalty of six months should be sufficient. Let him return to newscasting. Forgive and forget.

Jacqueline & Gerald Aponte, Farmingdale – We think his penalty of six months should be sufficient. Let him return to newscasting. Forgive and forget.

What are you doing to stay warm?

 

Max Zeevi, Deal - Her name’s Victoria.

Max Zeevi, Deal – Her name’s Victoria.

Robert Barker, Asbury Park - Warm clothes. A mink coat, mink hat. Stay out of the wind. The wind is the worst part. I have kittens they keep me warm. They’re always under me.

Robert Barker, Asbury Park – Warm clothes. A mink coat, mink hat. Stay out of the wind. The wind is the worst part. I have kittens they keep me warm. They’re always under me.

Matt Basilotto, Russo Music -Whiskey and layers. Sweaters, sweatshirts, jackets and Jack Daniels. It works.

Matt Basilotto, Russo Music -Whiskey and layers. Sweaters, sweatshirts, jackets and Jack Daniels. It works.

Linda Bloechl, Neptune -I did the polar plunge on Saturday, for the second time. I can tell you that the most important thing to take care of if you feel you are going to do a polar plunge. Wear watershoes and be prepared to dry off quickly.

Linda Bloechl, Neptune -I did the polar plunge on Saturday, for the second time. I can tell you that the most important thing to take care of if you feel you are going to do a polar plunge. Wear watershoes and be prepared to dry off quickly.

Colby Bonsangue, Monmouth Beach - I wear my Uggs inside and out to keep the heat in. I dress in many layers. I stay inside a lot.

Colby Bonsangue, Monmouth Beach – I wear my Uggs inside and out to keep the heat in. I dress in many layers. I stay inside a lot.

Alison Bowie, Ocean - I stay close to warm loving people. I have a lot of friends. I’m blessed. That keeps me warm.

Alison Bowie, Ocean – I stay close to warm loving people. I have a lot of friends. I’m blessed. That keeps me warm.

Susan Cannata, Ocean Grove - I stay in the house, mostly. When they plowed my street, they plowed me in. We’re the last street to get plowed and then we get plowed in. It’s annoying, with the taxes we’re paying and we don’t get the service.

Susan Cannata, Ocean Grove – I stay in the house, mostly. When they plowed my street, they plowed me in. We’re the last street to get plowed and then we get plowed in. It’s annoying, with the taxes we’re paying and we don’t get the service.

Ryan Curran, Asbury Park - I workout at Killer Bee Combat Sports in Oakhurst. I eat at the local restaurants like Sunset Landing, Brickwall and the Bamboo Leaf. I stay local. I live in the Mirmar Building. I love it. Good heat. High efficiency. Great place.

Ryan Curran, Asbury Park – I workout at Killer Bee Combat Sports in Oakhurst. I eat at the local restaurants like Sunset Landing, Brickwall and the Bamboo Leaf. I stay local. I live in the Mirmar Building. I love it. Good heat. High efficiency. Great place.

Lynn Leopardi, Winks, Belmar - I cuddle up in the front of the fireplace with my 90 pound pitbull. I love her. She’s like a little mushball. She looks fierce, but she’s a love bug. The best dog ever. Her name is Bella.

Lynn Leopardi, Winks, Belmar – I cuddle up in the front of the fireplace with my 90 pound pitbull. I love her. She’s like a little mushball. She looks fierce, but she’s a love bug. The best dog ever. Her name is Bella.

Robert Martignetti, Belmar - I’m a contractor, so I’m scheduling all my work indoors. When I’m not working I’ll ride out the cold weather in Del Ray Beach, Fl.

Robert Martignetti, Belmar – I’m a contractor, so I’m scheduling all my work indoors. When I’m not working I’ll ride out the cold weather in Del Ray Beach, Fl.

Ali Martin & John Hutchinson, Belmar - We walk the dogs very quickly. We’re the co-chairs of Belmar Arts. This Sunday we hosted Bloody Mary Sunday fundraiser to beat the blues and the winter blahs.

Ali Martin & John Hutchinson, Belmar – We walk the dogs very quickly. We’re the co-chairs of Belmar Arts. This Sunday we hosted Bloody Mary Sunday fundraiser to beat the blues and the winter blahs.

Latasha McCall, Salvation Army - Lots of layers. I have a nice warm jacket, a hat and gloves. You have to dress right for this weather. Come to the Salvation Army on Main if you need something.

Latasha McCall, Salvation Army – Lots of layers. I have a nice warm jacket, a hat and gloves. You have to dress right for this weather. Come to the Salvation Army on Main if you need something.

Sammy & Lindsay Pantaleo, Neptune - We stay in bed and snuggle with Stella, our dog. We turn the heat up a little bit, too. An extra blanket; socks and slippers. Another log on the fire. We stay home as much as we can

Sammy & Lindsay Pantaleo, Neptune – We stay in bed and snuggle with Stella, our dog. We turn the heat up a little bit, too. An extra blanket; socks and slippers. Another log on the fire. We stay home as much as we can

Terry Prescott, Second Life Bikes - Peddle faster. That will keep you warm. Work harder. Keep the wind at your back, if you can.

Terry Prescott, Second Life Bikes – Peddle faster. That will keep you warm. Work harder. Keep the wind at your back, if you can.

Ted Scheffler, Asbury Park - I sit in my bedroom in front of a window where the sun shines in. I grade or read books in the sunlight. If the sun isn’t shining, I sit by the fireplace. Asbury is a great place to live.

Ted Scheffler, Asbury Park – I sit in my bedroom in front of a window where the sun shines in. I grade or read books in the sunlight. If the sun isn’t shining, I sit by the fireplace. Asbury is a great place to live.

Kelly Trevino, Luigi’s - Stand next to the pizza oven, as much as possible here. Hopefully we’re busy. Come get pizza and keep me warm.

Kelly Trevino, Luigi’s – Stand next to the pizza oven, as much as possible here. Hopefully we’re busy. Come get pizza and keep me warm.

What do you think of the deflategate controversy?

 

Jim Webb, Manasquan - I think it’s overly covered. It’s been totally overdone. I think if something else was going on there would be little coverage. And, I think, because it’s the Patriots, it’s easy to jump on them. They’re like the Yankees, you either love them or hate them. There’s no way it’s been happening all year and it had zero effect on that game. I’m from Lawrence, Mass. and a Patriots fan.

Jim Webb, Manasquan – I think it’s overly covered. It’s been totally overdone. I think if something else was going on there would be little coverage. And, I think, because it’s the Patriots, it’s easy to jump on them. They’re like the Yankees, you either love them or hate them. There’s no way it’s been happening all year and it had zero effect on that game. I’m from Lawrence, Mass. and a Patriots fan.

Pete Adorna, Ocean Grove - I think it’s ridiculous. It doesn’t make a difference to me. I think it’s blown out of proportion. It didn’t change the outcome of the game.The Colts still got their ass kicked.

Pete Adorna, Ocean Grove – I think it’s ridiculous. It doesn’t make a difference to me. I think it’s blown out of proportion. It didn’t change the outcome of the game.The Colts still got their ass kicked.

Liz & Mike Balastrieri, Freehold - We don't think it would make a difference either way, the Patriots dominated, and we hate the Patriots. If it turns out they did it intentionally, then there should be some consequences.

Liz & Mike Balastrieri, Freehold – We don’t think it would make a difference either way, the Patriots dominated, and we hate the Patriots. If it turns out they did it intentionally, then there should be some consequences.

Katherine Brown, Ocean - I’ve been watching the news and it seems like either equipment management had something to do with it, or the coach. I don’t think they can do anything now. It’s over.

Katherine Brown, Ocean – I’ve been watching the news and it seems like either equipment management had something to do with it, or the coach. I don’t think they can do anything now. It’s over.

Jay Ganghamer & Julie Palumbo, Wanamassa - We think that with 2 weeks between big games, there isn’t much else to talk about, so they’ll beat this to death. We think it’s a lot of hot air.

Jay Ganghamer & Julie Palumbo, Wanamassa – We think that with 2 weeks between big games, there isn’t much else to talk about, so they’ll beat this to death. We think it’s a lot of hot air.

Dan Gibson, Hazlet & Rebecca Covitz, Wanamassa - We think the Patriots have been cheating for a while. They’re always up to something. We don’t trust Tom Brady. He must have had something to do with it. You don’t catch a snap and don’t know the ball is deflated.

Dan Gibson, Hazlet & Rebecca Covitz, Wanamassa – We think the Patriots have been cheating for a while. They’re always up to something. We don’t trust Tom Brady. He must have had something to do with it. You don’t catch a snap and don’t know the ball is deflated.

Tom, Tim & Evelyn Kelly, Long Branch -We don’t believe Belichick or Brady, considering what they did. They shouldn’t mess with the Super Bowl, but there needs to be some penalty for next season. Fines and loss of draft picks.

Tom, Tim & Evelyn Kelly, Long Branch -We don’t believe Belichick or Brady, considering what they did. They shouldn’t mess with the Super Bowl, but there needs to be some penalty for next season. Fines and loss of draft picks.

Bill Kesling, Asbury Park - I think it’s all a bunch of hype. It’s a reason for the media to talk about. It’s been my experience that when they talk about one thing it’s because there’s something else we should be focusing on. As for the game, any publicity is good publicity. They’ll sell more ad space.

Bill Kesling, Asbury Park – I think it’s all a bunch of hype. It’s a reason for the media to talk about. It’s been my experience that when they talk about one thing it’s because there’s something else we should be focusing on. As for the game, any publicity is good publicity. They’ll sell more ad space.

Mark Nejmeh, Bradley Beach - I would say America has become a nation of liars to become winners.

Mark Nejmeh, Bradley Beach – I would say America has become a nation of liars to become winners.

Gary Noon, Ocean - I think it’s over inflated. - It’s just keeping the media busy between big games. I don’t think there should be any penalties. They would have won either way.

Gary Noon, Ocean – I think it’s over inflated. – It’s just keeping the media busy between big games. I don’t think there should be any penalties. They would have won either way.

Glenn Patterson, Eatontown - I think it’s just a bunch of bull. Because it’s the Patriots, it’s all hyped. They did the same thing 6 years ago, when they  accused Belichick of spying. He was fined heavily. It’s more about the media.

Glenn Patterson, Eatontown – I think it’s just a bunch of bull. Because it’s the Patriots, it’s all hyped. They did the same thing 6 years ago, when they accused Belichick of spying. He was fined heavily. It’s more about the media.

Harold Sanders, Asbury Park - They might be cheaters, but the Patriots are my favorite team. They’re a good football team. They didn’t have to do that. They could have won the right way.

Harold Sanders, Asbury Park – They might be cheaters, but the Patriots are my favorite team. They’re a good football team. They didn’t have to do that. They could have won the right way.

Brendon Walsh, Point Pleasant - I think once a cheater, always a cheater. That’s Bill Belichick for you. They would have won anyway. They blew them out, but, still...

Brendon Walsh, Point Pleasant – I think once a cheater, always a cheater. That’s Bill Belichick for you. They would have won anyway. They blew them out, but, still…

Who’s going to win the Super Bowl?

 

Tom Wilson, Starving Artist -The Patriots, 17-14. I give them the edge because they have an edge, they cheat.

Tom Wilson, Starving Artist -The Patriots, 17-14. I give them the edge because they have an edge, they cheat.

Alessandro Camilli, Anna Taddei & Luciano Camilli, La Lupa Di Roma - New England, 31 to 21. Better team.

Alessandro Camilli, Anna Taddei & Luciano Camilli, La Lupa Di Roma – New England, 31 to 21. Better team.

Missy Peters, Brenda Connolly & Archie Castel, Connolly Agency - We’re going with the Sea Hawks, 31-14. A younger, more dynamic team.

Missy Peters, Brenda Connolly & Archie Castel, Connolly Agency – We’re going with the Sea Hawks, 31-14. A younger, more dynamic team.

Joe Connor, Wall - I’m picking the Seattle Sea Hawks. It’s easy to root for Russ Wilson, he has a lot of heart. Sea Hawks, 28-24.

Joe Connor, Wall – I’m picking the Seattle Sea Hawks. It’s easy to root for Russ Wilson, he has a lot of heart. Sea Hawks, 28-24.

Bianca DeGennaro, Dominic’s pizza - I like Seattle, 35-21.

Bianca DeGennaro, Dominic’s pizza – I like Seattle, 35-21.

Kevin Feehan, Ocean - New England, 27-17. Brady’s peaking. He’s due.

Kevin Feehan, Ocean – New England, 27-17. Brady’s peaking. He’s due.

Karen Fordham, Asbury Park - The Sea Hawks, 34 to 28. Their defense is too good.

Karen Fordham, Asbury Park – The Sea Hawks, 34 to 28. Their defense is too good.

Dave Henderson, Avon -The Sea Hawks, 31 to 14. They’ve been pretty unstoppable this year.

Dave Henderson, Avon -The Sea Hawks, 31 to 14. They’ve been pretty unstoppable this year.

Don Lurch, Clancy’s - Patriots, 28-24. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick can’t be beat.

Don Lurch, Clancy’s – Patriots, 28-24. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick can’t be beat.

T.J. Maggio, Frank’s - New England, 27 to 20. - I like New England.

T.J. Maggio, Frank’s – New England, 27 to 20. – I like New England.

Bill Morgan, Avon Clock - The Patriots will win, although I’ll be rooting for Seattle. You can bet the ranch on it. Patriots, 31 to 17.

Bill Morgan, Avon Clock – The Patriots will win, although I’ll be rooting for Seattle. You can bet the ranch on it. Patriots, 31 to 17.

Oakie O’Connor, Neptune - Seattle, 21 to 7. It’ll be a good game.

Oakie O’Connor, Neptune – Seattle, 21 to 7. It’ll be a good game.

Theresa Toohey & Gene Pugliese, Chaps - We like the Sea Hawks. 21-7, Sea Hawks. We both like the Sea Hawks.

Theresa Toohey & Gene Pugliese, Chaps – We like the Sea Hawks. 21-7, Sea Hawks. We both like the Sea Hawks.

Stan Wascavage, Wall - I’m going with Seattle, 24-17. Defensively a better team. And lucky as hell.

Stan Wascavage, Wall – I’m going with Seattle, 24-17. Defensively a better team. And lucky as hell.

Skip West, Neptune City - The Sea Hawks. It’ll be a  close game, but the SeaHawks will teach the Patriots a lesson. 31-28, SeaHawks.

Skip West, Neptune City – The Sea Hawks. It’ll be a close game, but the SeaHawks will teach the Patriots a lesson. 31-28, SeaHawks.

Has your opinion of Governor Christie gone up or down in the past year?

 

Ray Villa w/Aidan, Red Bank - I’ve always been a Christie fan, so it’s the same. I’ve been a supporter. I think he’s done a good job and continues to do a good job.

Ray Villa w/Aidan, Red Bank – I’ve always been a Christie fan, so it’s the same. I’ve been a supporter. I think he’s done a good job and continues to do a good job.

Sara Bowman, Ocean Grove & Jacki Wahlgren, Freehold - Sara: I thought that he was really good after Sandy, but I know people who are still out of their homes. And now, I think he’s just running for president. Jacki: I have never liked him, and I never will.I pray he never makes president.

Sara Bowman, Ocean Grove & Jacki Wahlgren, Freehold – Sara: I thought that he was really good after Sandy, but I know people who are still out of their homes. And now, I think he’s just running for president. Jacki: I have never liked him, and I never will.I pray he never makes president.

Chris DeRise & Ira Ausfresser, Ocean - We’re both school psychologists and our opinions couldn’t go any lower. He’s been anti-education since day one. Property taxes are sky high. Businesses are running from New Jersey. And now he’s an absentee governor.

Chris DeRise & Ira Ausfresser, Ocean – We’re both school psychologists and our opinions couldn’t go any lower. He’s been anti-education since day one. Property taxes are sky high. Businesses are running from New Jersey. And now he’s an absentee governor.

Frank Farrell, Ocean - I would say down. I don’t think he’s spending enough time in the State. I don’t think he’s done enough for education. And, number three, we haven’t seen a raise in state pensions since I don’t know when.

Frank Farrell, Ocean – I would say down. I don’t think he’s spending enough time in the State. I don’t think he’s done enough for education. And, number three, we haven’t seen a raise in state pensions since I don’t know when.

David Garcia & Lance Brooks, Tinton Falls - Lance: My opinion is about the same. He’s obviously concentrating more on being president then running the state, and he has been for the last year. I’m waiting to see him duck the next Bridgegate. David: I feel basically the same. I feel he’s a hot head and comes off as a bully. The leader of a state should be able to keep his cool when confronted by someone who’s irritating him.

David Garcia & Lance Brooks, Tinton Falls – Lance: My opinion is about the same. He’s obviously concentrating more on being president then running the state, and he has been for the last year. I’m waiting to see him duck the next Bridgegate. David: I feel basically the same. I feel he’s a hot head and comes off as a bully. The leader of a state should be able to keep his cool when confronted by someone who’s irritating him.

Carol Giroud, Asbury Park - It’s gone down in the last year. It’s a combination of that bridge affair and increasing acts of bullying. I hope he doesn't run for president because he’s not a statesman. He’s not presidential material.

Carol Giroud, Asbury Park – It’s gone down in the last year. It’s a combination of that bridge affair and increasing acts of bullying. I hope he doesn’t run for president because he’s not a statesman. He’s not presidential material.

Pat King, Wanamassa - Down. Basically it’s because of all these trips he’s taking. If he’s president he can run the country. But he’s governor, and he should run the state.

Pat King, Wanamassa – Down. Basically it’s because of all these trips he’s taking. If he’s president he can run the country. But he’s governor, and he should run the state.

James McNulty, Spring Lake Heights - Down. I think he’s a little too showy; too over the top. He needs to practice patience. Other than that, I love New Jersey, so, whoever is governor, I’m behind him.

James McNulty, Spring Lake Heights – Down. I think he’s a little too showy; too over the top. He needs to practice patience. Other than that, I love New Jersey, so, whoever is governor, I’m behind him.

Sharon Mego, Asbury Park - My opinion hasn’t changed at all. I didn’t like him to begin with and I don’t like him now.  I think his overall rating has definitely decreased, and I hope he doesn’t run for president because he’ll surely lose.

Sharon Mego, Asbury Park – My opinion hasn’t changed at all. I didn’t like him to begin with and I don’t like him now. I think his overall rating has definitely decreased, and I hope he doesn’t run for president because he’ll surely lose.

Doreen Miller, Asbury Park & Janet Schultz, Toms River - We both say down. His temper has gotten him in trouble, number one. The Bridgegate matter. We think there’s more to that. He’s cutting senior programs, which is hurting the seniors.

Doreen Miller, Asbury Park & Janet Schultz, Toms River – We both say down. His temper has gotten him in trouble, number one. The Bridgegate matter. We think there’s more to that. He’s cutting senior programs, which is hurting the seniors.

Do you think you’ll be spending as much this year as you did last year?

 

Dolly Tate, Interlaken & Helen Hansen, Asbury Park -  Dolly: No. I don’t spend that much. I give money. I don’t buy gifts. I’ll be giving the same amount this year as last. Helen: I’ve already spent more. There’s more to give to, I have a large family. I have 26 nieces and nephews - plus.

Dolly Tate, Interlaken & Helen Hansen, Asbury Park – Dolly: No. I don’t spend that much. I give money. I don’t buy gifts. I’ll be giving the same amount this year as last. Helen: I’ve already spent more. There’s more to give to, I have a large family. I have 26 nieces and nephews – plus.

Nancy & Doug Hill, Rumson - We won’t be spending as much this year - for sure. We have twins in college. This is their first year. Rutgers and Seton Hall are getting our Christmas funds.

Nancy & Doug Hill, Rumson – We won’t be spending as much this year – for sure. We have twins in college. This is their first year. Rutgers and Seton Hall are getting our Christmas funds.

Reg Hogan, Groovy Graveyard - Probably the same. The same people to buy for, the same as every year. I shop all year round for people. If I see it and I like it, I get it - no matter when. I’m not a last minute shopper.

Reg Hogan, Groovy Graveyard – Probably the same. The same people to buy for, the same as every year. I shop all year round for people. If I see it and I like it, I get it – no matter when. I’m not a last minute shopper.

Kim Lawlor, Avon - Yes, Probably. I spend about the same every year. I like all the local little shops in Avon, Manasquan and Spring Lake.

Kim Lawlor, Avon – Yes, Probably. I spend about the same every year. I like all the local little shops in Avon, Manasquan and Spring Lake.

Shannon Whitledge & Janet Mills, Asbury Park - Janet: I’m going to go with yes. This has been a very short year. It went by so fast, I think I will celebrate it by buying gifts for those that I love. Shannon: Yes, God willing, yes. This year I’m in a better position than I was last year. I want to give to those who I love and to those who need love. Times have changed so drastically. I’m just glad I have a chance to show my appreciation once a year.

Shannon Whitledge & Janet Mills, Asbury Park – Janet: I’m going to go with yes. This has been a very short year. It went by so fast, I think I will celebrate it by buying gifts for those that I love. Shannon: Yes, God willing, yes. This year I’m in a better position than I was last year. I want to give to those who I love and to those who need love. Times have changed so drastically. I’m just glad I have a chance to show my appreciation once a year.

Katie O’Connor-Hill w/Tyler, Kathleen & Teagan, Wanamasa -  As you can see, I have more to buy for, so I’ll definitely be spending more. My brother got married.The family grew.

Katie O’Connor-Hill w/Tyler, Kathleen & Teagan, Wanamasa – As you can see, I have more to buy for, so I’ll definitely be spending more. My brother got married.The family grew.

Eleni Passes, Eyes of the World, Asbury Park - We don’t do gifts in our family anymore. We donate to local families. How much stuff do you need, really?

Eleni Passes, Eyes of the World, Asbury Park – We don’t do gifts in our family anymore. We donate to local families. How much stuff do you need, really?

Lou & Christian Politan, Deal - Yes, even more, there are more people to buy for.

Lou & Christian Politan, Deal – Yes, even more, there are more people to buy for.

Chip ‘Santa’ Piancone, Wall - Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho, I’m Santa. I’ll be spending more. The kids always want more. Merry Christmas.

Chip ‘Santa’ Piancone, Wall – Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho, I’m Santa. I’ll be spending more. The kids always want more. Merry Christmas.