On the Radar: Court report, Plains blizzard, dropping objects, bowl games
December 31st, 2010
08:46 AM ET

On the Radar: Court report, Plains blizzard, dropping objects, bowl games

Supreme Court report: The U.S. Supreme Court will release Chief Justice John Roberts' year-end report at 6 p.m. ET.

Roberts may comment on judges' salaries, judicial nominations, security concerns in the courts and other issues.

Weather watch: The Northern Plains will endure blizzard conditions for another day as a powerful upper-level storm moves east from Colorado, the National Weather Service says.

Wind chills of 15 to 30 degrees below zero are likely to put the kibosh on outdoor New Year's Eve celebrations across the Midwest.

Falling objects: As many as 1 million revelers are expected to pack New York's Times Square area for the annual ball drop, but that's not the only place where people will be counting backward and watching things fall at midnight.

Here are some of the planned celebrations:

  • Pineapple drop in Honolulu, Hawaii (pictured above)
  • Dill pickle drop in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Pine cone drop in Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Peep candy drop in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Sausage drop in Elmore, Ohio
  • Walleye drop in Port Clinton, Ohio
  • Hunk of cheese drop in Plymouth, Wisconsin
  • Bologna drop in Lebanon, Pennsylvania
  • Peach drop in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Possum drop in Brasstown, North Carolina
  • Acorn drop in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Potato chips drop in Lewistown, Pennsylvania
  • Wrench drop in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Snooki drop in Seaside Heights, New Jersey
  • Flea drop in Eastover, North Carolina

Bowl games: The college football bowl season shifts into high gear, with four New Year's Eve games (all times Eastern):

  • Meineke Car Care Bowl: South Florida vs. Clemson, noon
  • Sun Bowl: Notre Dame vs. Miami, 2 p.m.
  • Liberty Bowl: Georgia vs. No. 25 UCF, 3:30 p.m.
  • Chick-fil-A Bowl: No. 20 South Carolina vs. No. 23 Florida State, 7:30 p.m.
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  1. Jeff Frank

    Falling Objects Contd' : Not the only place where people will be counting backward and watching things fall at midnight.
    Watching your friend or loved one pass out on booze, Nationwide.

    December 31, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jim Brieske

    Anyone who watches College football is an idiot and a fool. That always applies to the participants, these people are just as stupid.
    College football has no true champion determined by all teams (except two undefeated teams) being eliminated through defeat in a tournament. The two remaining undefeated teams play each other to determine the champion.
    The morons of our world allow this greedy behavior when they all should band together and say, fuk you NCAA football. Give us an NFL type playoffs or go fuk yourselves.
    jim

    December 31, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jim Brieske

    Anyone who watches College football is an idiot and a fool. That also applies to the participants. Cheerleaders, band, players and coaches are all just as stupid. More so.
    College football has no true champion determined by all teams (except two undefeated teams) being eliminated through defeat in a tournament. The two remaining undefeated teams play each other to determine the champion.
    The morons of our world allow this greedy behavior when they all should band together and say, fuk you NCAA football. Give us an NFL type playoffs or go fuk yourselves.
    jim

    December 31, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. SKRILLA GORILLA

    Who's playing the Macaroni and Cheese Bowl this year?

    December 31, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. i rock

    Jim brieske is sponsoring the gaybowl. .he head picklesucker

    December 31, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jim Brieske

    SKRILLA MONKEY and i rock myself to sleep. Nice rebuttable argument from both of you.
    You proved my point as to you being idiots, morons and having pea brains.
    Go fuk yourselves, time wasters and losers. I rock..., I have fuked more women than you have spoken to.
    jim

    December 31, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. drap

    Jim have fun @ Buttcoitus Bowl

    January 2, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |