Archive | November, 2009

Weekend Wrap-Up

30 Nov

There is a lot to talk about as the College Football regular season winds down, the College Basketball season ramps up, and the paid players keep plugging along.  Let’s jump in:

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

1. To those who actually followed my live postings, I was at the Notre Dame/Stanford game, and I can say that by being at the game, I saw two major feats.  I may have seen Toby Gerhart win the Heisman Trophy, but I did see Charlie Weis lose his job.  It’s unfair to say that Charlie left the program in shambles, he just didn’t make them better than they were before.

That being said, seeing my Aunt get thrown up 38 times after Notre Dame’s final touchdown was pretty amazing:

2. Alabama and Florida both won their rivalry games, against Auburn and Florida State respectively, so now they will meet this weekend for the SEC championship, in a game I am calling, “The Game Where I Hope Somehow Both Teams Lose Bowl”.  I’m just sayin’ it’d be nice to see TCU play for BCS Championship.

PRO FOOTBALL

1. The Indianapolis Colts remain undefeated after leading the Texans to believe they might be able to pull the upset.  Memo to Andre Johnson: you gotta catch the ball dawg.

2. Brett Favre, Brett Favre, Brett Favre.  The man has lead his team to a 10-1 record, and has only thrown four interceptions.  FOUR.  He is playing out of his mind, out of his body, in fact he may be possessed.  That being said, Brett, or whatever Demon inhabits him (hopefully not the one in “Paranormal Activity” because that movie sucked) will now play until he is 64 for the Los Angeles Vikings.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

1. Tourney Time!  No not THE tourney, but the pre-season tourneys, and there were some good ones.  The big question out of the weekend is what is up with UCLA?  Yes, you lost some people to injuries and what not, but you can’t beat Fullerton, barely beat Cal State Bakersfield, and lose to Portland.  UCLA would have a hard time competing in the Big West, and believe me, I know the Big West, as my beloved Cal Poly Mustangs started the season 0-5.

2. Roy Williams defeated Nevada to achieve his 600th win as a collegiate coach, as the Tarheels defeated the Wolfpack of University of Nevada-Reno.  The irony here is that Williams, a lover of all things gambling related, as he admitted to going to the casinos in Detroit (really?) during the past NCAA tournament, reaches his milestone against a city that is known for its gambling.  Do you think he had any money on the game?

PRO BASKETBALL

1. Brandon Jennings has come down to Earth a little bit as the Bucks have lost four in a row, and he only averaged 14 points a game during that stretch.  It’s too soon to say that he is not the real deal, but then again, it was  probably too soon to say that he was so…

2. The New Jersey Nets fired Lawrence Frank last night, and then when on to lose vs. the Los Angeles Lakers, bringing their start to the season 0-17.  I guess you have to blame someone for this because you can’t fire players.  You need them to actually play the games, and if you have seen the Nets play, they barely have enough bodies to field a team.  So I love Coach Frank, but he had to go.  He is currently counting his money with Charlie Weis.

UNITED FOOTBALL LEAGE

The league Championship went to the Las Vegas Locomotives as the pulled the upset, beating the undefeated Florida Tuskers 20-17.  In overtime.  So it’s true, Jim Fassel can win a championship.

It was an exciting and sad day, as we have to wait a year for the six game league to come back next year, but when it does…it will be in LA.  BOOM!

Weis Out

30 Nov

It seems as though Charlie has been fired (I will be talking about it more in my weekend wrap-up), so Here We Go Irish…Find a Coach

Stanford 45 – Notre Dame 38

29 Nov

I was there to see Charlie Weis lose his job.

Aunt Pat

29 Nov

Just watched my family lift my Aunt up in the air 38 times as Notre Dame scored to make it 38-30 in favor of the Irish.

Wow

29 Nov

Craziest play I have ever seen live just happened!!! ND 31 Stanford 20

Halftime

29 Nov

So at halftime, the Irish are up 24-20 over the Stanford trees. What have I learned so far? My family knows how to tailgate, Notre Dame can score, Notre Dame can’t stop anyone from scoring, and the Stanford band is about funny as a cancelled Kelsey Grammar sitcom.

14-10

29 Nov

At the end of the first half, Notre Dame is leading Stanford 14-10. Pretty good game so far, including the Jim Beam being passed around.

7-7

29 Nov

Stanford recovers a fumble and scores. Notre Dame recovers a fumble and scores.

Actually at a Live Sporting Event

29 Nov

So, I am actually live posting from the Stanford/Notre Dame game hoping that the Notre Dame defense can stop Toby Gerhart for at least one series.

Weekend Wrap-Up

24 Nov

Alright I know it’s a day late, but with a new Podcast on Saturday (check it out: Knuckle Sandwich with Ryan Gaul), I had to wait a day to get this out, so just chill the fuck out.   I know it’s late, so let’s just dive in.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

1. Pretty ho-hum weekend, with the exception being all the Pac-10 action, as Oregon-Arizona and Cal-Stanford proved to be really exciting games.  USC even managed not to lose, because they didn’t play.

2. It hurts me to talk about my Irish, but I think that Charlie Weis has to be let go after a double overtime loss to UConn.  Charlie has had so many positive effects on the program, but I just feel that in the end, it has to come down to wins and losses. Charlie himself said that we can’t except being a 6-5 team, because that is what we are.  He said that 5 years ago, and here we are, right where we started.  That being said, he is a good man, and he really loved the University and the idea of making his players into men.  He did all the intangibles, but not enough to keep his job, in my opinion.

Wow that was serious back to the jokes.

PRO FOOTBALL

1.  If I told you these two games (Redskins vs. Cowboys and Browns vs. Lions),  and then told you the final score for one game would be 7-6, and the final score for the other game would be 38-37, and then asked you to guess which score went with which game, but just before you told me, I told you to swap your answers, then you would have the right answer to the question.

2.  In another sign that the Mayan’s have correctly picked the end of the world, the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Oakland Raiders beat the first place Cincinnati Begals, on the same day.  Where is John Cusack to save us?

PRO BASKETBALL

1.  Lakers + Healthy Pau Gasol = pretty damn good

2. The New Jersey Nets are still winless, as they lost to the New York Knicks over the weekend.  But in a grand gesture of sportsmanship, Nate Robinson felt so bad for beating them, that he tried to give them some points.  See below:

What an amazing human being.

UNITED FOOTBALL LEAGUE

1. The Las Vegas Locomotives defeated the New York Sentinels 41-7 in the fiinal UFL game of the regular season, so get some sleep, and get ready for the big one baby: UFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME!!!!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27 @ NOON

LAS VEGAS LOCOMOTIVES VS FLORIDA TUSKERS

BE THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!