Saturday, September 27, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Predicted: AL East - Boston
Actual: AL East - Tampa Bay - Wrong barring collapse
Predicted: NL East - New York
Actual: NL East - Philly- BIG MAYBE HERE
Predicted: AL Central - Cleveland
Actual: AL Central - Chicago or Minnesota - Wrong
Predicted: NL Central - Chicago - Right
Predicted: AL West - Seattle
Actual - AL West LA Angels - Wrong
Predicted: NL West - Colorado
Actual: NL West - LA Dodgers - Wrong
Predicted: AL Wild Card - Detroit
Actual: AL Wild Card - Boston - Wrong
Predicted: NL Wild Card - Arizona
Actual: NL Wild Card - NY, Milwaukee or Philly - Wrong
So, let's see...I was right about The Yankees not making it.....and that's about it. YIKES! Only the Cubs pick turned out to be completely right. I might be right with the NL East but I'm wrong right now....that would 2 of the 8 playoff teams predicted that I got right. Not something to be proud of.....
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Yankee Stadium saw it's last game tonight and even me -a true hater of the Pinstrips - got choked up watching the end of the building that has been a house of horrors for Red Sox teams and fans. True class. That is what you say when you talk about the Yankees. They might take advantage of a system weighted towards the rich but they have always been known for great baseball tradition.
This sport can do that to you. Make you laugh, make you cry and make you see ghosts in the outfield. I'm really happy that I was there on July 4th....to say goodbye. Because after tonight - the field that saw Ruth and Jeter play in it's diamond....Ford and Rivera pitch on its mound is no more.
How would you like to be Joba Chamberlain? The kid from Lincoln pitched in the final game. Was on the mound during the Jeter speach. Walked around the stadium with his team to say goodbye....pretty cool.
As Terrance Mann said - "America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again"
PS - Yes, I'm sick about the Patriots looking like a defense being coached by Kevin Cosgrove as they get diced by the SPREAD?! offense of Miami. Sick and sad but it's one loss...in week 3. Long way to go - but there will be no domination of the league this year. First time Pats out of at least a tie of 1st since 2003 in the AFC East.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Story on my hometown
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Captions that Liked:
-Mr. Mortensen, I'm happy to tell you that your colonoscopy results came back clean.
-Former NU wrestling commit strikes a pose for online fans
- "Save your girlfriend, ride a Husker!"
Monday, September 8, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
It's called the "Kimo Rule". Kimo von Oelhoffen was a player for the Steelers who dove at the leg of Carson Palmer of the Bengals. Palmer's knee was shreaded and so were the hopes of the team for the Playoffs. The NFL stepped in and said a player on Defense must take "every opportunity' to avoid hitting the QB at or below the knees when the QB is in a defenseless position looking to throw with both feet on the ground." That didn't happen with Pollard today. He crawled and dove at Pats star QB's leg. In my opinion...I agree with Randy Moss - "I think it was a dirty play"
But is that the fan in me coming out? Probably. I'm pissed off cause one player took out the star of the league. The entire AFC just became wide out because of one guy's mind cramp. Would Pollard have liked it he was in Tom's position and Tom did that to him? I seriously doubt but it's part of the game...injuries that is. Stars get hurt and you have to go on without them.
Yahoosports.com is reporting that it's a serious knee injury for Tom Brady. Last year they were 16-0 and nearly made history by winning the Super Bowl but he was injured for that big game and now injured in game 1 of the year. I'm sick. I'm stunned. I'm pissed. But it is part of football...a nasty part of the game that shows that one guy's idiot move can wreck so much.
Let's hope the Patriots can rally around Matt Cassell and play well next week at the Jets.