Friday, September 30, 2005

a.l. central decided - officially

chicago made it official tonite. they beat cleveland 3-2. so forget any tiebreaks there. with the loss, cleveland lost the wildcard lead. that is being shared by the yankees and the red sox, who are tied for the a.l. east lead. only the n.l. wild card is yet to be decided. fun way to end september. good way to begin october tomorrow too. road to the world series, car racing and football (cfl and nfl). suddenly my head is spinning from all the sports fun.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

another division decided

chicago white sox got the a.l. central. ok, granted that them and cleveland could end up tied for the division IF cleveland hangs on to the wild card this weekend. chicago gets the tiebreak based in the season series.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

san diego padres n.l. west champions

the san diego padres wrapped it up with a 9-1 win over the san francisco giants. the down side is their record. they are at 79-79. the 1973 n.y. mets had a 82-79 record. the padres could have a worse record by the time sunday is done. yikes indeed. anyways there ya have it.
stretch drive

sand diego can win the n.l. west by beating san francisco. last night, the atlanta braves and anaheim angels won the n.l. east and a.l. west. st. louis had already won the n.l. central about 10-12 days ago. the yankees lead bosont by one game in the a.l. east, chicago white sox lead cleveland by three games in the a.l. central and boston andcleveland are tied in the a.l. wild card. houston leads philadelphia by 2.5 games in the n.l. wild card. i forgot to mention barry bonds hit #708 last night. tonight, the last i checked, san diego leads san francisco 4-0 in the 4th. updates on have fun with the home stretch.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

flags of olympic hosts

another project finished. all the flags of countries who have hosted the olympics. got all the flags from discount flags superstore. i think they look great. already sent these images to the guy who owns the flag store. enjoy

Monday, September 26, 2005

kansas city at denver

the broncos owned the chiefs tonight. denver scored 17 pts in the first quarter en route to a 30-10 win. denver's offence mixed up their plays and frustrated the k.c. defence. and the denver defence didnt let k.c. do much. next monday is green bay at carolina.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

mbna points race 400

jimmie johnson won today. and i didnt watch it. i thought i had it taped (next time i get a tv guide before hand). then i find a tv guide from the sun and discovered i taped golf and the race was tape delayed for later while i was at work. i should definitely get a tv guide from the journal. from what i read on, tony stewart had an ill handling car, greg biffle cut a tire and matt kenseth finished 35th. wild. next race in talladega a week from today. gonna be fun.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

autumnal equinox

the official first day of autumn began at 4:23 pm edmonton time today. im loving the fall air. the last couple of days its felt like it. i call it world series weather, cause it feels this cool during the world series. especially walking around without a jacket. ive grown to like the fall weather. anyways, there ya go.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

he did it again

barry bonds hit #707 tonight in washington. which makes me wonder: now that he has hit a homer in washington, how many major league ball parks has he hit in, current or old ones? somewhere, someone has the answer.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

barry bonds

barry bonds, since coming off the d.l. last monday, hit his 3rd homer of the season tonite. he now has 706 in his career. the giants have 12 games left and bonds is 8 h.r's from tying babe ruth with 714. gonna get good.
some finish in dallas

what a finish between the redskins and cowboys last night. dallas honored troy aikman, michael irvin and emmitt smith at halftime and the cowboys weere leading 13-0 late in the 4th quarter. until the redskins scored their first two touchdowns of the season withing two minutes and they end up winning 14-13. that was washington's first win in ten years.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

sylvania 300

what a race in louden. ryan newman won. tempers flared. e.g. kasey kahne at kyle busch and robby gordon really got mad at michael waltrip and called him " a piece of shit" on air. all of this prompted nascar to issue this: any more tantrums like this will result in a driver being parked for the next race. rbby gordon will likely lose 25 points and probably lose some money. anyways tony stewart still leads the points. kurt busch lost some points and sits 10th after an early accident with scott riggs. if this was exciting, i cant wait to see what dover will be like next sunday. cant wait

Friday, September 16, 2005

minutes away.....

.....from the first preseason game of the year with the calgary flames in town against the oilers. time to let off some steam beforre the first regular season game on october 5th against colorado. lets play hockey.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

big oiler news

for anyone who doesnt know yet, ryan smyth signed a two year contract. havent heard the terms yet. the oilers needed to sign him too. coming october 3, the oilers will have a brand new look to their website. cant wait to see that.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

busy sports sunday

boy was this statistician busy today. the usual baseball AND the first sunday of the nfl season. ive got the colts and the ravens on now. 17-0 colts five minutes into the fourth quarter. off to bed once the game is over. good thing the car race was last night. i dont know what i'd do.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

the race for the championship

kurt busch won the chevy rock and roll 400 tonite. starting in louden on the 18th, the 10 race playoff begins. the 10 drivers who are in and their adjusted points in parenthesis: 1. tony stewart (5050), 2. greg biffle (5045), 3. rusty wallace (5040), 4. jimmie johnson (5035), 5. kurt busch (5030), 6. mark martin (5025), 7. jeremy mayfield (5020), 8. carl edwards (5015), 9. matt kenseth (5010), 10. ryan newman (5005). there we have it. fun begins on the 18th in louden and the sylvania 300.

Friday, September 09, 2005

the red green show

the comedy channel recently started airing the first episodes of the red green show when the show first started. for a while they were showing red green from season 4 and up, which makes this pretty cool. now where did i put that bag og m&ms?

Thursday, September 08, 2005

nfl opening night

tonight is the opening night of the nfl season. kick off between the new england patriots and the oakland raiders at gillette stadium in new england. 14 more games on sunday and one more on monday night. the monday night game between philadelphia and atlanta starts the final season on abc. next season monday night football will be on espn (i think its espn). gonna be a fun season.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

sony hd 500

kyle busch has just won his first career race in california tonite. he became the youngest driver to win as well, but by just four days. atta boy kyle. the race for the chase is getting fun now. 62 points between 9th (matt kenseth) and 13th (elliot sadler). mark martin and kurt busch got in tonite (well, kurt has to start in richmond). the last race before the 10 race playoff is saturday night in richmond. gonna be fun on saturday.

Friday, September 02, 2005

view from the ball park

great shots of the legislature and downtown. need i say more?

various ones

got one from outside the ball park, a car in the stands and crusher showing he can play too. how they got the car there? the use of a crane. crusher is the name of the mascot and what the ball park looks like from the outside.

action on the field

the top left with winnipeg batting. the top right with edmonton batting and the left one with the lights on

images from the ballpark

yep. was at the ball game against the winnipeg goldeyes tonite. here's the field from left to right field.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

baseball pic in a way

heres proof i was at the game - kinda. the hat was a giveaway promotion and the ball was fouled back into the area in right where i was sitting. not many people in the area and i had the jump on another guy there. silly me forgot to put the ticket stub there. would have had the pic up sooner, but the batteries in my camera decided to play stubborn. time to get new batteries. may go to a game friday. hopefully i'll remember to bring my camera and get pics of the ball park. oh yeah i almost forgot. happy birthday alberta.