Monday, April 30, 2007

cavaliers make wizards disappear and end of april

cleveland produced a third sweep in the nba first round with a 97-90 win over the washington wizards. somehow i find that mindboggling. the nba playoffs are some of the action that went on this month. the nhl playoffs are into the second round (ottawa leads new jersey 2-1 as does buffalo leading the rangers and anaheim leading vancouver. detroit and san jose have begun game three as i write this. series tied at one). baseball season is in full swing (ouch) and nascar is a quarter way through the season now. wow all of that has given me a headache. may ought to be interesting. more hockey, baskeball, baseball nascar and a weekoff coming. more of that as may goes along.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

aarons 499

can you believe the finish? jeff gordon wins under caution after a crash under "overdrive" or the green-white-checker finish. he also passes dale earnhardt sr for career wins, now with 77, on what would have been dale's birthday and on his track. wow. next race is saturday in richmond
nba champs are toast

yep, the chicago bulls knocked out the miami heat in four straight with a 92-79 win and will play the pistons in the second round

Saturday, April 28, 2007

pistons move on

in the nba, the detroit pistons ore the first team to go to the second round with a four game sweep of the orlando magic. the pistons won this afternoon 97-93 to wrap it up.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

the beijing torch unveiled today.
heres what they look like. the relay starts and ends in beijing and goes through parts of the middle east, taiwan (i read theyre not happy), san francisco, rio de janeiro (if i remember right) and other parts of asia. the story i read stated it will be the longest relay ever. wow i say

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

wkrp in cincinnati
i now own the first season of WKRP IN CINCINNATI. the only downside is the generic music that was put on the episodes to replace the actual music (the costs of music licencing is quite alot and the reason for the generic music). on 'turkeys away' an entire scen gets cut out (the scene when johnny is playing dogs by by pink floyd and mr. carlson visits). other than that, its okay.

Monday, April 23, 2007

vancouver vs dallas game 7

vancouver moves on with a 4-1 win over dallas. they will now play anaheim starting wednesday, while detroit will play san jose in the other west semi final.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

devils move on, wings vs flames game 6

the new jersety devils took out the tampa bay lightning 3-2 to win the series 4 games to 2. the eastern conference semi-final matchup are: #1 buffalo sabers vs #6 n.y. rangers and #2 new jersey vs #4 ottawa senators. meanwhile the red wings can eliminate the flames with a win tonight (detroit won yesterday to go up 3-2 in the series). update of that game later.

update: detroit 2 calgary 1 (2ot). detroit moves on

Saturday, April 21, 2007

subway fresh fit 500

jeff gordon beats out tony stewart to win his first race in phoenix. tony battled and had the lead, before jeff came back and passed him for good. his win ties jeff gordon with dale earnhardt with 76 wins. next race is in talladega on the 29th

Friday, April 20, 2007

islanders out in buffalo and devils bolt lightning

the buffalos sabres BARELY - i mean BARELY - beat the islanders 4-3 and took out the isles in five games. buffalo had a 4-1 lead and let up long enough to let the islanders back in it. meanwhile the devils beat the lightning 3-0 to go up 3-2 in the series. right now the sharks and predators are playing game five with the sharks leading 1-0.

update: san jose 3 nashville 2. san jose wins series 4 games to 1

Thursday, April 19, 2007

ottawa moves on

the senators knocked out the pitssburgh penguins 4 games to 1 with a 3-0 victory tonight. pittsburgh tried, but couldnt get anything going. detroit @calgary starts momentarily, while dallas at vancouver begin in half an hour. updates later.

update 1: calgary 3 detroit 2. series tied at two
update 2: dallas 1 vancouver 0 (ot) vancouver leads series 3 games to 2
update 3: anaheim 4 minnesota 1. anaheim wins series 4 games to 1

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

a rangers sweep and a no-no

the new york rangers knocked the thrashers in four straight games with a 4-2 win tonight. they're in the second round. meanwhile mark buerhle of the chicago white socks threw a no hitter against the texas rangers. quite a feat

Sunday, April 15, 2007

samsung 500

jeff burton passes matt kenseth on the last lap to win the samsung 500. points leader finished 4th. jimmie johnson loses a cylander, crashes and ends up 38. dale earnhardt jr got involved in a crashed after getting rearended by kyle busch. he ended up 36. tony stewart spun twice (first one caused the rearending and having jimmie johnson bumping him) he was 25th so the two jeffs are 1-2 in the points. gordon leads burton by 8. next race is saturday in phoenix.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

road wins rule the day

four playoff games today and all the road teams win. pittsburgh beat ottawa to tie that series at one, the rangers beat the thrashers to go up 2-0 in games, the lightning beat the devils to even that series and the islanders just beat the sabres to even that series. and sadly no late game tonight. im sure i can find something on - maybe.

Friday, April 13, 2007

doubleheader playoff hockey.

just finished watching anaheim win 3-2 over minnesota to go up 2-0 in games. earlier nashville beat san jose 5-2 in a reall chippy game. fair bit of rough stuff and the coaches trading a few words. lost in this, dallas beat vancouver 2-0 to tie that series. some decent playoff hockey so far.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

2007 nhl playoffs have begun

theyve started and so far the game of the night has been san jose beating nashville 5-4 in 2ot. so far dallas and vanouver is a near second. its a 4-4 tie at the moment with less that five minutes to go in the 3rd period. ottawa beat pittsburgh 6-3 earlier tonight. minnesota and anaheim at last report is 1-1. updates later.

update: vancouver beat dallas 5-4 in 4ot and anaheim beat minnesota 2-1

Sunday, April 08, 2007

new york islanders in, toronto maple leafs out

the islanders got in with a 3-2 shootout victory over the new jersey devils. they will play the buffalo sabres. the schedule will be out probably tomorrow for the first round.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

a truckload of hockey

14 games in the nhl tonight and there are two left in progress: nashville at colorado and edmonton at calgary. these games could decide the 8th seed tonight if calgary wins or colorado loses. tomorrow the n.y. islanders visit the devils. an islanders loss and theyre out. an islanders win and they get the 8th seed. the rest of the playoff matchups are already set. in the west: #2 anaheim vs #7 minnesota; #3 vancouver vs #6 dallas and #4 nashville vs #5 san jose. #1 detroit will play either colorado or calgary. (calgary and colorado play tomorrow if calgary loses and colorado wins tonight. its the makeup game from december). in the east: #1 buffalo plays either toronto or the islanders; #2 new jersey vs #7 tampa bay; #3 atlanta vs #6 ny rangers and #4 ottawa vs #5 pittsburgh. playoffs start wednesday.

update: nashville 4 colorado 2. calgary is in the playoffs and will play detroit in the playoffs.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

a frenzy of afternoon baseball

lots of afternoon baseball the last couple of days that could make your head spin. or not. watched toronto @ detroit this afternoon. detroit scored 8 runs in the 3rd inning only to have toronto score 7 in the 8th. and the tigers still won 10-9. just insane. an intriguing start to the 2007 season and its only four days old.

Monday, April 02, 2007

florida gators national champs.

the florida gators just beat the ohio state buckeyes 84-75 to repeat as ncaa champions. they are the first team to repeat since duke in 1991 and 1992. ohio state looked like a tired bunch at the end of the game. thats that for another year int the ncaa

Sunday, April 01, 2007

goody's cool orange 500

jimmie johnson barely beat out jeff gordon to win in martinsville. margin of victory was by half a car. jeff gordon still leads jeff burton and jimmie johnson by 28 and 60 pts. dale earnhardt jr, with a 5th place finish moves to 12th in the pts. denny hamlin finished 3rd and kyle busch was 4th. next race in two weeks in texas.