Thursday, August 30, 2012
Last year, I came out of the season with a 60% Win percentage against the spread. This year I have to lookout for rooting for the home underdog too much. A 5-11 Road Underdog record last year needs to be reversed this year as well as my Road favorite percentage. (All odds courtesy of 5Dimes.eu) Anyways, here are my picks for Week 1 and no rankings will be shown until the BCS rankings come out :
The bad thing is that West Virginia is no longer in the league. Pittsburgh is leaving after this year. And if it is true that the Big 10 and Rutgers are making googly eyes at each other, then this conference might be going the way of the WAC. We shall see as conference realignment continues into the forseeable future.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
|L-R Dom DiMaggio, Williams, Doerr, Pesky (those 4 were the best of friends) and Joe Dobson.|
Johnny Pesky through the years - Sports - Baseball - Red Sox - Boston.com
Nobody, and I mean nobody, loved baseball more than Johnny; and you'd be hard pressed to find anyone in the game, ever, who was loved more by the fans and the players.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The fact that a Richard Petty Racing driver, Marcos Ambros, came out on top just adds a cherry. It would've been fantastic even if the 2 car or the 18 had won instead.
Obviously it's too early to have an embed video to share. So hopefully you got to see it live. If not, watch the highlight shows tonight and check in here when I do get to add a video. Suffice to say there were several lead changes, beating and banging, and fantastic driving throughout the last few laps.
Nascar.com doesn't do embeds but here's a link to the final lap.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
In approximately five weeks I have to figure out what I’m going to do with myself on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights. For the third time in eighteen years the NHL may lock out their players on September 15th and I have to prepare for life without hockey.
In 1994 I was too busy with real life to care. It was my last year in college. I was engaged. My grades weren’t the best. I was working full time and struggling to both keep up with my studies and balance work, school, a fiancée and fun. Not good times.
In 2004 I was heartbroken there wouldn’t be NHL hockey but I had a fallback. We still had minor league hockey, and I ended up watching more San Diego Gulls games in person than I did in previous years.
Now that it’s 2012 things are different. San Diego hasn’t had minor league hockey in six years, and the closest ECHL team is about a two-hour drive away and affiliated with the Los Angeles Kings, whose ownership I loathe.
What’s a fan to do? Stay away. And this time around I may never come back since there are more programming options on cable television than ever before.
Will I disown the Leafs and the NHL if the league locks out the players? Ever since baseball had the audacity to cancel the World Series in 1994 I haven’t attended a game unless someone else bought the ticket, so anything’s possible.
We’ll see what happens on September 15th and the days afterward.