Friday, December 31, 2010

the rio de janeiro 2016 olympic logo

this logo was unveiled an hour ago on copacabana
beach in rio de janeiro in fron of 2.5 million people.
the unveiling was part of the new years celebrations there.
another new years eve thriller

this ended up a pretty damn good game. sweden ended up beating canada 6-5 in a shootout and won group b and a bye into the semis. canada will play in a quarter final game sunday vs the trird place team in group A, pending the result of the u.s vs switzerland game. result later.

update: u.s. 2 swtizerland 1. u.s. wins group A and got a bye into the semis. canada will play switzerland in one quarter final matchup with the winner to play the u.s. in one semi. finland and russia play in the other quarter final matchup with the winner playing sweden in the other. quarter finals are sunday.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

world juniors in full swing.

we're four days into it and canada is sitting at 3 wins and no losses after beating norway 10- 1 tonight, 7-2 vs the czech rep. yesterday and russia 6-3 on boxing day. the last round robin game is new years eve against sweden. by then the playoff rounds will be decided.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

boxing day madness - except at westmount

the usual boxing day madness all over the place. stores crowde. malls jam packes. westmount mall was quiet as usual. just like any other sunday. westmount doesnt have any of the bigname stores. plus its a smaller mall and suited for seniors mostly. boxing day is overrated anyways.

Friday, December 24, 2010

merry christmas


merry christmas everyone. best wishes. i hope all is well.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

first day of winter with a dash of luner eclipse over night

its the first day of winter. okay it acually starts at 4:38pm today. this coincided with the lunar eclipse last night. last time a lunar eclipse happened on the first day of winter was in the 1630s. next time that happens will be 2094. with today being the shortest day of the year daylight wise, the sun will slowly stay out longer.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

our own snow storm

we got our own snowstorm here on wednesday. got anywhere between 10-30 cm of the white stuff come down. plus the 40-50kph winds and there were some drifts galore. i dont know if all the major streets and bus routed got done yet, but they were bad. it wasn't fun shovelling either. by christmas, temperatures will be to normal average -7.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

mass snow creats chaos for some christmassy for others

bigtime snow storm went through the midwest united states. the new england patriots played the bears in chicago in the snow there and won 36-7, while in minnesota the n.y.giants and vikings had to move theier game to tomorrow night AND to detroit when the weight of the snow caused the teflon roof to collapse. theres a video of it on the msn page. while here no storms like that, but it snowed a bit the last tree or four days. with the cool weather and christmas lights up, its looking good. snow much fun eh.

Monday, December 06, 2010

the red green show

i got the red gren show - the toddlin' years (seasons 4-6) last month and im enjoying it immensely. almost finished season 4 already. of course i had my bag of m&m's. the m&m's go back to when the show first startedup in 1991 and it seemed like when the show was on i had a bag of m&ms. i have the first 11 seasons of the red green show. now i wait for the last four seasons to come out.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

not much happening lately here besides the hockey. got most of the christmas shopping dont already. saw a christmas play last night and on the way home listened to a hockey game (no surprise there eh). jimmie johnson got his 5th trophy at the awards ceremony in las vegas 48 hours ago. cant forget the world junior hockey championship starts boxing day. not bad for the first five days of december. oh yeah my room is decked out.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

end of november already

wow november flew by. with the grey cup and the nascar championship and a whole bunch of football, it made for a great month. i guess the christmas shopping begins in earnest tomorrow, although it really began this past friday after u.s. thanksgiving. december brings christmas, hockey, football, and the world jr hockey championships. cant forget new years eve as well.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

98th grey cup in edmonton

the montreal allouettes just beat the saskatchewan roughriders 21-18 in a close game. montreal scored 13 unanswered points and forced saskatchewan to punt 8 times in the second hal. the riders got a touchdown late with four minutes left to make it close. darian durant had a pass intercepted to seal the win for montreal. jamal richardson was named grey cup mvp. and thus ends championship weeks.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

nascar championship and cfl division final

with a 2nd place finish and denny hamlin finishing 14th, jimmie johnson has won his 5TH CHAMPIONSHIP IN A ROW!!!!!!! chad knaus deserves the credit for it as well

meanwhile in calgary, the riders knocked off the stampeders 20-16 in the west final on a cold and icy and snowy mcmahon stadium in calgary. while in montreal, the allouettes massacred the argos 48-17 in the east final. so it will be a rematch from last year as the riders face the alouettes for the grey cup at commonwealth stadium.

Friday, November 19, 2010

the beginning of "championship week"

today marks the beginning of championship weeks featuring nascar practice and qualifying for the ford 400 in homestead. tomorrow, i believe is also practice. sunday is the ford 400, while in the cfl, its the west final between calgary and saskatchewan, and the east final between toronto and montreal. the winners go to edmonton for the 98th grey cup on the 28th. it will get exciting and fun.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

racing at phoenix and racing to grey cup

carl edwards snapped a lengthy winless drought by winning in phoenix. jimmie johnson finished 5th and denny hamlin finished 13 and still leads by 15 points. kevin harvik is third in points 46 points back. last race of the season is one week from today in homestead and the ford 400.

meanwhile in saskatchewan the riders just knocked off the b.c. lions 41-38 in overtime to win the west semi final. they will go to calgary to face the stampeders next sunday. while in the east the toronto argonauts went to hamilton and beat the tiger-cats 16-13 to win the east semi final. they will go to montreal to face the alouettes in the east final next sunday.

Monday, November 08, 2010

monday musings

so yesterday, denny hamlin won the AAA 500 in texas yesterday, and with jimmie johnsons 9th place finish, he took the points lead. he leads johnson by 33 points. next race is in phoenix on sunday.

the CFL regular season ended yesterday. calgary and montreal finished first in their divisions and has the bye into the division finals. calgary will play either saskatchewn or b.c. they play sunday in saskatchewan. montreal will play either hamilton or toronto, who plays their division semi in hamilton. a great november already.

Monday, November 01, 2010

world series game 5

tim lincecum pitched 8 innings giving up a solo homer, edgar renteria hit a key 3 run homer and brian wilson pitched the 9th as the san francisco giants won their first world series in san francisco and their first since 1954 when they were in new york. renteria was also named playoff mvp. congrats to them.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

world series game 4

the giants are a win away from the world series with a 4-0 win over the rangers. madison bumgardner pitched 8 scoreless innings and became the 4th youngest pitcher to start and win a world series game. brian wilson pitched a scoreless ninth. game 5 is tomorrow in arlington.
energy juice 500

after a last lap caution brought out when a.j. almendinger ended up upside down and rooled a couple times, clint bowyer was scored as the winner when he passed kevin harvick prior to the caution. points leader jimmie johnson finished 7th and has a 14 point lead over denny hamlin who finished 8th. kevin harvick is 34 back. next race is in texas and the AAA texas 500.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

world series game 3

the texas rangers are back in the series with a 4-2 win over the giants. colby lewis of texas pitched 7 2/3 innings and gave up two solo home runs. neftali feliz got the save by striking out the side in the 9th. game four is tomorrow in arlington.

Friday, October 29, 2010

world series game two

the giants are halfway to a world series championship with a 9-0 win over the texas rangers. matt cain pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings and the giants scored 6 runs in the 8th inning to wrap it up. game three is in arlington, texas tomorrow night

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

world series game one

san francisco takes a crazy game one 11-7. the giants bats knocked cliff lee out giving him the loss. tim lincecum hangs on for the win pitching 5 2/3 innings. game two is tomorrow in san francisco.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

san francisco giant in game 6

juan uribe hit the winning run in the 8th inning with a solo homer and brian wilson got ryan howard looking at strike 3 to end the game as the san francisco giants win game 6 3-2 and the series 4 games to two. they will play the texas rangers in the world series starting wednesday night in san francisco.

Friday, October 22, 2010

texas rangers world series bound

with a 6-1 win, the texas rangers are heading to the world series for the first time in franchise history. they beat the new york yankees in six games. in a way it was poetic justice that alex rodriguez, a former texas ranger, struck out to end the series. the rangers will start in either san francisco or philadelphia. game six is tomorrow night at 5pm with the giants leading three games to two.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

alcs game 5 and nlcs game 4

the yankees are alive with a 7-2 win over the rangers. they still trail 3 games to 2. game six is friday in texas. meanwhile the giants are one win from the world series after beating the phillies 6-5. they lead three games to one. game five is tomorrow in san francisco

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

alcs game 4 and nlcs game 3

the texas rangers just blew out the yankees 10-3 and are on the verge of going to their first ever world series. so far the rangers have outscored the yankees 30-11. game 5 is tomorrow at yankee stadium

meanwhile earlier today, the san francisco giants are up two games to none over the philadelphia phillies with a 3-0 win in san fran. matt cain got the win throwing 7 innings of two hit ball. game 4 is tomorrow in san fran.

Monday, October 18, 2010

alcs game 3

the texas rangers blew out the yankees 8-0 in game three of the series. cliff lee threw 1 strikeouts and held the yankees to two hits. andy pettite took the loss. game 4 is tomorrow in new york.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

nlcs game two

the phillies evened the series with a 6-1 win over the giants. roy oswalt pitched 8 innings and got 9 strikeouts. brent madsen pitched the 9th. game 3 is tuesday

Saturday, October 16, 2010

bank of america 500

jamie macmurray passed kyle busch on the last restart with 19 to go and won in charlotte. kyle finished second, jimmie johnson finished third and added to his lead over denny hamlin, who finished fourth. great job to jamie mac. next race in martinsville on the 24th
alcs game 2 and nlcs game 1

earlier, texas beat the yankees 7-2 to even their series at one. didnt see the game. the rangers redeemed themselves immensely. game 3 is monday. right now the giants and phillies are on and its tied at one. update later.

update: giants 4 phillies 3 tim licecum and roy halladay both threw 7 innings. lincecum gets win and halladay gets loss

Friday, October 15, 2010

alcs game one

after being down 5-0, the yankees came back to beat texas 6-5. they got one in the 7th and 5 in the 8th after texas put three in the 1st and two in the 4th. game two is tomorrow afternoon in texas.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

rangers kill rays, face yankees next.

with a 5-1 win, the texas rangers knock out the tampa bay race and will face the new york yankees in the alcs. it is the rangers first ever series win in the playoffs. this series starts friday.

Monday, October 11, 2010

giants squish braves

the san francisco giants are in the nlcs for the first time since 2002 with a 3-2 win in game four and a three games to one win over the atlanta braves. they will face the phillies starting saturday.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

pepsi max 400 and more playoff ball

tony stewart won in fontana today. cant remember if he led a lot but he was there when needed to be. jimmie johnson finished third and increased to 36 points with denny hamlin finished 8th. i didnt see the points standings. congrats to tony winning.

meanwhile the rays evened their series with the rangers by winning 5-2 today, while the giants and braves are tied at two in the 9th.

update: san francisco 3 atlanta 2 giants lead series 2-1

update 2: philadelphia 2 cincinnati 0. phillies in nlcs starting saturday

Saturday, October 09, 2010

yankees alcs bound

the ney york yankees are alcs bound with a 6-1 win over minnesota and a three game sweep of the division series against the twins. they will play either texas or tampa bay in the lcs. texas/tampa bay play game four tomorrow.
alds game 3 double header

tampa bay just beat texas 6-3 to stay alive in that series. texas leads two games to one. meanwhile its the bottom of one in new york and its scoreless.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

nhl opener plus night two of playoff baseball

the opening night of the nhl season is on. it actually started in finland with carolina beating minnesota 4-3. got the battle of alberta on now. the oilers are leading 4-0 in the third.

meanwhile the yankees and the rangers are in control of their series with the yankees beating minnesota 5-2 and the rangers winning in tampa bay 6-0. the giants opened their series with the braves with a 1-0 win helped by tim lincecum's complete game 2 hit shutout.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

night one of post season baseball

night one just ended with the yankees beating the twins 6-4. in the first game the rangers beat the rays 5-1 and in the second game the phillies beat the reds 4-0 in which roy halladay threw only the second no hitter in post season history. the first being don larsen's perfect game in the 1956 world series. tomorrow the braves and giants start their first round series as well as the american league series. more tomorrow.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

price chopper 400 + baseball wrap up

greg biffle won the price chopper 400 by 7 seconds over jimmie johnson, who now takes the point lead with denny hamlin finishing 12th. great job to biffle

meanwhile the last day of the regular season brought two divisions and a wild card into focus. tampa bay won the a.l. east with them winning and the yankees losing to boston. san francisco won the n.l. west by beating san diego. with that loss, sand diego also lost the wild card thanks to atlanta beating philadelphia. the match upse are: tampa bay vs texas starting wednesday, yankees vs twins starting wednesday, cincinnati vs philadelphia starting wednesday and san francisco vs atlanta starting thursday.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

reds n.l. central champs, yankees and rays in

the cincinnati reds are n.l. central winners for the first time since 1995 when they were in teh playoffs last. they got in by beating houston. meanwhile the yankees and the tampa bay rays are in the playoffs by both of them winninga and the boston red sox losing. the yankees and the rays will decide the division.

Monday, September 27, 2010

phillie phoursome

with their win tonight, the philadelphia phillies won the national league east for the fourth straight season. a pretty good run for them. congrats to the phillies

Sunday, September 26, 2010

AAA 400

jimmie johnson redeemed himself immensely by winning on the monster mile in dover deleware. he moved up to second in the points behind denny hamlin who finished ninth today. even though he finished 11th, jeff gordon lost 4 spots in the points while kevin harvick lost 3. next race is in kansas and the price chopper 400 presented by kraft foods

Saturday, September 25, 2010

texas divison

by beating the oakland a's, the texas rangers just won the american league west division crown. their first division since 1999as well as their first playoff appearance since then. congrats to them

Friday, September 24, 2010

not what bowyer needed

clint bowyer lost 150 points after his car had failed post race inspection after sunday's race. the car was found "not to have conformed to nascar rules" and "chassis did not meet certain nascar requirements." he goes back to 12th in the points. his crew cheif got suspended for the next 6 races and was fined $150,000. not a good wat to start the weekend in dover.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

first division decided.

with chicago white sox just losing to oakland a's and minnesota twins beating the indians earlier, the twins are a.l. central champions for the second straight year and 6th time since 2002. congrats to the twins.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

sylvania 300

clint bowyer held off denny hamlin on fuel mileage (after tony stewart ran out of gas) to snap an 88 winless streak. bowyer moves from 12th to second in the points and trails hamlin by 35 pts. jimmie johnson finished 25th and dropped from second to 7th in the points. next race is thw AAA 400 at the monster mile in dover deleware

Sunday, September 12, 2010

full slate of games galore

the first full slate of nfl games happened, capped off by a 13-7 washington redskins victory over the dallas cowboys. the cowboys appeared to have won it, but a holding penalty snuffed it out. two monday night games to end week one. the baltimore ravens @ the new york jets at 5 and the san diego chargers @ the kansas city chiefs at 8:15. then it will be back to one mnf game. thats it for this weekend.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

air guard 400

denny hamlin held off kyle busch to win the air guard 400 in richmond tonight. at the same time, he also got the first seed in the chase for the championship with 6 wins (10 pts per win equalling 60 pts) and 5060. jimmie johnson will start the chase second with 5050 pts. kevin harvick and kyle busch is third and fourth - each with 3 wins and 5030 pts. kurt busch stars 5th with 2 wins and 5020 pts. greg biffle and tony stewart starts 6th and 7th - each with one win and 5010 pts. from 8th to 12th with 5000 pts: jeff gordon, carl edwards, jeff burton, matt kenseth and clint bowyer. the chase starts a week tommorow in louden, new hampshire.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

nfl opening night

the opening game featured a rematch from the nfc championship game between the minnesota vikingas and the new orleans saints. the saints came out with a 14-9 win in which both teams had opportunities to score and a few turnovers - from what i read anyways. i wish i could have seen the game (damn the work). anyways go saints. sunday kicks of the rest of the games as well as two monday night games. nice way to kick of the season.

Monday, September 06, 2010

2010 edmonton corn maze

got back from going through this maze. freind o mine and i went to go through the maze and it was pretty fun. took me almost an hour to get through it and my friend an extra 20 minutes after i finished. check it out when you have the chance

Sunday, September 05, 2010

emony healthcare 500

man, tony stewart killed tonight in atlanta. led the most laps and won the race. jimmie johnson got into the chase with a third place finish. great finish for him. next race is in richmond on saturday night to decide the rest of the chasers

Thursday, September 02, 2010

thursday morning mindless banter

start of september yay. kids went back to school here yesterday. its felt like fall the past few day and the leaves are starting to show it here. the cfl season goes in earnest tomorrow beginning the labor day weekend games. the nfl season starts next weekend and the nhl starts training camp. baseball is in playoff race mode while nascar goes chase for the championship mode with the lsat two "pre chase races" sunday night and the night of sept. 11 in richmond. setting up to be good already.

Monday, August 30, 2010

end of the month tomorrow already? wtf

can't believe the end of august is tomorrow already. i cant believe it went by already. with the kids going back to school wednesday and the labor day football coming up next monday, the nfl starting, the nascar race for the chase begins and hockey hitting training camps. september is shaping up to ge a good one already. this month, i was happy to get internet back, baseball, nfl preseason (yawn), nascar racing, the fringe here, heritage days here, and i cant remember what else.

Friday, August 27, 2010

feels kinda like fall

it sure feels like fall. i think its the wind thats helping. plus its 15c outside. its interesting because yesterday it was 29c yesterday. then there was a thunderstorm last night. i saw it go by at work. there was some hail too. gonna be fall like for awhile from what i heard on the news. i'll take it.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

a clean sweep at bristol

unbelievable. capping off with the irwin tools 500 tonight, kyle busch swept bristol this weekend. he on the truck race and the nationwide race this weekend as well. congrats to him meanwhile juan montoya took out jimmie johnson causing him to finish 35th in the race and is now 9th in the points. with the top 12 making it and jimmie sliding, im getting worried. hopefully he gets back on the schnide in atlanta on sept. 5. thats when the next race is

Friday, August 20, 2010

gotta love it when a plan comes together

worked well getting the homestead cleaned up and lawn mowed. and apples on the ground raked up. plus watched the end of season 3 of hell's kitchen on dvd, it made for a good day. an off day tomorrow as well - just gotta slack off then.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

carfax 400

kevin harvick got himself into the chase with a win in michigan today. i didnt see the race. jimmie johnson finished 12th and is still fifth in the points. with three races to the chase its going to be a great run to there. next race is saturday night at bristol.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

heck of a game at rogers centre - for a second day in a row

pitcher brandon morrow of the toronto blue jays struck out 17 batters and took a no hitter to the last out of the 9th inning in a 1-0 win over the tampa bay rays. he ended up getting the last out to pitch a complete game one hitter. not long after the rays got one of their own a few days ago they almost got victimized. the rays were no hit twice as well.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

heck of a game at rogers centre - even for a rookie

this was quite a baseball game between the toronto blue jays and tampa bay rays. the jays won 17-11 in which they hit 8 home runs in the game - 2 by J.P Arencibia. the first one he hit was in his first at bat and the first pitch he faced. overall he had 4 hits (with the 2 homers). he was the first player since 1900 to hit 2 homers and four hits, the 5th player to hit two homers in his first game and 107th player to hit a homer in his first major league at bat. he had 3 runs batted in also. great game for sure
ahhh the lazy, hazy summer saturday

i love it when i have my saturday off. with me working at westmount mall, its me and another worker that alternate saturdays. today im off and coworker works. next saturday i work and coworker is off. its a small crew atwestmount (its a small mall). its been good there. meanwhile today, the laundry is getting done and yesterday i got other things done (i was off yesterday too). a good two days.

Friday, August 06, 2010

im back

nearly four weeks without internet. i think it ran from me. im not sure what happened, but i thing the first culprit was a thunderstorm messed with it. in between then and now, spain won the world cup, the national league won the all star game, lots of baseball and football. the nfl began training camps already. back to some fun now.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

world cup semi final two

spain defeated germany 1-0 to face the netherlands in the championship game on sunday. spain controlled the game with quick passing, ball control and very good defence. germany could not get anything going. germany faces uruguay for third place on saturday at 12:30 in port elizabeth. spain plays the netherlands on sunday at 12:30 in johannesburg

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

world cup semi final one

the netherlands is going to the world cup final on sunday with a 3-2 win over uruguay. uruguay in the meantime will play for third place on saturday. the second semi final is tomorrow at 12:30 between germany and spain.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

quarter final part 2

germany took out argentina 4-0 to go to the semi finals against spain, who took out paraguay 1-0 in a wierd game where there were goals dissalowed on penalty kicks (i saw the highlights) and such. germany and spain play wednesday while the netherlands play uruguay on tuesday.

Friday, July 02, 2010

quarterfinal part one

biiig. the netherlands just knocked out brazil 2-1 and will face uruguay or ghana in one semi final game. brazil had the first half, but the netherlands took control of the game when they tied it when melo of brazil headed the ball into his own net. they scored again and brazil lost their composure. anyways uruguay and ghana at 12:30.

update: urugauy wins in penalty kicks 4-2 after ghana had the opportuniy to win it in extra time on the last play. a uruguay player stopped the ball with his hand causung ghana to get a penalty kick. that kick ended up off the crossbar. so uruguay plays the netherlands on tuesday.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

happy canada day

happy 143rd birthday to canada. canada day celebrations all over canada culminating in the fireworks show to cap it all off. even people decked out in anything red and white. even the cfl season started already with montreal and saskatchewan kicking it of with a pretty good shootout so far in a 33-33 tie game midway in the 4th quarter. toronto at calgary is at 8pm. cheers to canada.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

end of june already. good golly miss molly

man, june flew by like nothing. lets see, theres was the world cup, which is still happening with the quarterfinals on friday and saturday, the blackhawks winning the stanley cup, the lakers winning the nba championship, four car races with jimmie johnson winning two of them and loads of baseball. the nhl draft happend and the oilers taking taylor hall with the first overall choice.. coming up, the end of the world cup, the cfl season starts, the mlb all star game and other games around it, more nascar beginning saturday night in daytonaand free agent frenzy tomorrow. its a happening july already.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

round of 16 part four

the final day of the round of sixteen began witha great game between paraguay and japan. this one went scorless right to the penalty kicks. paraguay won it 5-3. only japan missed when one oftheir players hit the crossbar. anyways paraguay will face either portugal or spain. that game is at 12:30.

update: spain beat portugal 1-0 and will face paraguay on saturday

Monday, June 28, 2010

round of 16 part 3

the netherlands have knocked out slovakia with a 2-1 win. slovakia got their goal on a penalty kick which ended up the last play of the game while the netherlands got a goal in each half. the netherlands will play the winner of the brazil vs chile game. that game is at 12:30.

update: brazil 3 chile 0. brazil vs netherlands on friday

Sunday, June 27, 2010

round of 16 part 2

germany just knocked out england 4-1 and will go to the quarter finals and will face either argentina or mexico. turning point was a goal england had got disallowed after it hit the crossbar and came down over the line. after that germany took over. argentina and mexico is at 12:30.

update: agrentina 3 mexico 1 argentina will face germany on saturday.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

round of 16 part one

uruguay just beat south korea 2-1 to advance to the quarter finals and will face either ghana or the united states. that game is at 12:30.

update: ghana defeats the u.s. 2-1 in extra time. ghana got the winner early in the first half of extra time and hung on to it after the full half hour of extra time. ghana will now face uruguay in one quarter final game on july 2.

Friday, June 25, 2010

arizona's no hitter

edwin jackson of the arizona diamondbacks threw a no hitter against the tampa bay rays in a 1-0 arizona win. the fourth no hitter of the year already. one in april, the two perfect games in may and this one. quite the company jackson has joined.
world cup day 15

the final day of group stage is half done. brazil and portugal played to a scoreless draw, this giving brazil top spot in group G with 7 points, while portugal finished second with 5 points. in the other group G game ivory coast defeated north korea 3-0 and finishes with 4 points while north korea finished with zero. brazil and portugal will face the top two from group H. the group H games are switzerland vs honduras and chile vs spain. group H games start at 12:30.

update: spain beat chile 2-1 and will finish first in group H with chile second. both have 6 pts but spain has goal differential (+2 to +1). switzerland and honduras ended their game with a scoreless tie. switzerland finishes third eith 4 pts and honduras finished with one. spain will play portugal in the round of 16 on tuesday and chile will get brazil on monday.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

world cup day 14

group F action produced the biggest shock as slovakia put the defending world cup champs out of it by beating italy 3-2. with paraguay tying new zealand 0-0, the final standing there has paraguay with 5 pts, slovakia with 4, new zealand with 3 and italy with 2. paraguay and slovakia are moving on and will face the top two of group E. so we will have new world cup champs. at 12:30 it is group E action with denmark playing japan and cameroon playing the netherlands.

update: japan beat denmark 3-1 while the netherlands beat cameroon 2-1. netherlands win the group with 9 pts, japan with 6, denmark with 3 and cameroon with 0. the netherlands will play slovakia on monday in the round of 16 and paraguay plays japan on tuesday. the rest of the round of 16 wil be determined tomorrow

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

world cup day 13

group C wrap up. the u.s, in the las minute of the game scores the only goal of the game (one earlier disallowed) and advances with a 1-0 win over algeria. also england defeated slovenia 1-0 to advance to the round of 16. the u.s. and england with 5 pts, slovenia with 4 and algeria with 1. the u.s. gets the group with most goals scored (u.s and england both hada +1 goal differential. u.s had 4 goals and england had 2). group D action is at 12:30.

update: group D action had australia beat serbia 2-1 and germany beat ghana 1-0. germany finishes first with 6 pts. ghana and australia finish with 4 pts and serbia finished with 3. ghana finishes second over australia based on on goal differential (ghana's 0 to australia's -3). after this germany plays england in the round of 16 on sunday while ghana plays the united states on saturday.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

world cup day 12

the beginning of the last group games began this morning. uruguay defeated mexico 1-0 while south africa defeated france 2-1. uruguay finishes on top of group A with 7 pts, mexico and south africa finishes with 4 and france gets one. mexico will finish second over south africa based on goal differencial (mexico +1 vs south africa -2). so uruguay and mexico move to the round of 16 and will play the top 2 from group B. group B games are: greece vs argentina and nigeria vs south korea. both games at 12:30.

update: argentina 2 greece 0 while nigeria and south korea was even at two. argentina finishes group B at 9 pts, south korea at 4, greece at 3 and nigeria at 1. argentina and south korea moves on to round of 16. argenina will face mexico on the 27th and uruguay will face south korea on the 26th. thats it for today

Monday, June 21, 2010

world cup day 11

this was one sided. portugal defeated north korea 7-0 and now has 4 pts in group G. brazil still has 6 pts and is already in the round of 16. with the goal difference between portugal and ivory coast (portugals +7 to ivory coast's -2), portugal will more than likely be in the round of 16. north korea has no points and is out and ivory coast has 1. oh by te way the netherlands are already in. chile vs switzerland is in a few minutes and spain vs honduras is at 12:30.

update: chile 1 switzerland 0. chile now has 6 pts while switzerland has 3.

update 2: spain 2 honduras 0. spain is tied with switzerland with 3 pts and honduras still has none.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

world cup day 10

paraguay put themselves in a spot to make the round of 16 with a 2-0 win over slovakia. they now have four points and leads group F with italy and new zealand coming out in a few minutes. brazil and the ivory coast round out the days action at 12:30.

update: new zealand hangs on and earns a tie with the current champs italy 1-1. new zealand and italy each have two points in group F, paraguay still leads with four and slovakia has one.

update 2: brazil defeeats ivory coast 3-1 and leads group G with 6 pts

Saturday, June 19, 2010

world cup day nine

in group D ghana earned a 1-1 tie with australia. combined with serbia beating germany yesterday, ghana leads with 4 pts, germany and serbia has 3 pts each and australia has one. in group E, the netherlands beat japan 1-0 and leads the group with 6 pts. japan has 3 pts. meanwhile denmark beat cameroon 2-1 and has 3 pts while cameroon has none. there she be for day nine.

Friday, June 18, 2010

world cup day 8

huge upset. serbia defeats germany 1-0. serbia's first ever world cup win while germany suffers it's first group loss since 1986 (other losses in playoffs). german player got a red card half hour into the game and a couple minutes later serbia scores. next up usa vs slovenia.

update: slovenia 2 usa 2. slovenia got their goals in the first half and looked good to win. the u.s. made a couple players changes and it worked. a goal early in the second half and a goal later got them even. next up england vs algeria at 12:30.

update 2: algeria 0 england 0. another lackluster game from england. algeria played well defensively

Thursday, June 17, 2010

los angeles lakers nba champions

the lakers have won their 16th championship with an 83-79 win over the celtics in game 7. a hard fought win tonight. theyre thie first team to win back to back since they won 3 in 2000, 2001 and 2002. kobe bryant won the bill russel trophy as playoff mvp. like the nhl, see ya in october.
a week into the world cup

the first game was a bit one sided. argentina led off the second games in group B with a 4-1 win over south korea. an own goal started the downslide for the koreans. coming up in a bit is greece and nigeria to round up group B and at 12:30 is france and mexico to finish group A.

update: greece 2 nigeria 1. turning point was the nigeria player getting a red card leaving them with 10 players. greece then turned it on. and got their two goals and the play as well. they are tied with south korea with 3 pts while argentina has 6 and leads the group B.

update 2: mexico 2 france 0. mexico and uruguay each has 4 pts and will play each other on the 22 for top spot in the pool.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

world cup day 6

chile snapped a lengthy drought with a 1-0 win over honduras in nelspruit. chile's last win was 1962 against yugoslavia. 48 years and 13 games ago. coming up in a bit to wrap up group H will be spain vs switzerland. at 12:30 will be south africa vs uruguay from pretoria to begin group A action and the second games.

update: switzerland 1 spain 0. swizterland beats spain for the first time ever. spain carried the play yet couldn't put the ball in the net. switzerland and chile each have 3 pts in group H.

update 2: uruguay begins the second round of round robin games with a 3-0 win over south aftrica. uruguay leads group A with 4 pts.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

nba finals game 6

the l.a. lakers evend the series at three games with a convincing 89-67 win over the celtics in los angeles. boston is now 1 for 8 in games in which they had a chance to wrap the series up on the road since 2008. game 7 is thursday night for all the marbles
world cup day 5

what a finish to the first game of day five. slovakia opens the scoring in the 50th minute. getting late in the game slovakia was sure to win when new zealand pulls one out of the hat and evens it in the 90th +3rd added extra minute to get the draw. all four teams (new zealand, slovakia, italy and paraguay) in group F has a point. coming up in 33 minutes it will be ivory coast vs portugal to begin group G and at 12:30 it will be brazil vs north korea to round out group G.

update: ivory coast 0 portugal 0. tight game this one and very entertaining.

update: 2: brazil 2 north korea 1. brazil tops group G with 3 pts

Monday, June 14, 2010

world cup day 4

earlier this morning the netherlands beat denmark 2-0 to start group E action. right now about the second half from bloemfontein its japan leading cameroon 1-0 in the other group E game. later, italy and paraguay wrap up the days action in group F.

update: japan 1 cameroon 0. cameroon had great chancec to even it late. japan's goalie stopped one at the crucial time. japan and the netherlands each have three points in group E.

update 2: italy 1 paraguay 1. thats it for day 4

Sunday, June 13, 2010

nba finals game 5

the celtics pulled out a win in game five winning 92-86. they led as much as 13 in the fourth quarter before the lakers made a game of it. the celtics can wrap it up in los angeles tuesday night.
more world cup

in polokwane, a late goal by robert koren in the 79th minute gave slovenia a 1-0 win over algeria and the group C lead. 3 points for them, england and the us has one and algeria with none. right now from pretoria, its serbia vs ghana. theyre in the 13th minute and at 12:30 from durban, it will be germany and australia to close out group D. updates on those games later.

update: ghana 1 serbia 0. ghana gets it on a penalty kick in the 85th minute after a hand ball by serbia. ball hit the hand of the serb player.

update 2: germany 4 australia 0. germany owned this one. thats it for day 3

Saturday, June 12, 2010

world cup day two

first match of the day just ended with south korea defeating greece 2-0 in port elizabeth. greece still has yet to score as they didnt score in the first world cup appearance in 1994. it's also south koreas second world cup win on foreign soil (they did well on home soil in 2002 even though they didn't win it all). next game in roughly 40 minutes in johannesburg between argentina and nigeria. update on that later.

update: argentina 1 nigeria 0. great chances by both sides even though argentina had the play. argentina and south korea lead group B with 3 points each. coming up at 12:30 is england vs usa in rustenburg to start group C action.

update 2: england 1 usa 1. thats it for day two.

Friday, June 11, 2010

world cup in south africa is on

yep, the biggest soccer (football outside north america) tournament is already underway with the first game already played this morning in johannesburg. south africa got the first goal of the tournament, but mexico tied it to cap a 1-1 tie to begin the tournament. right now in cape town, uruguay and france are underway. scoreless so far. update later.

update: uruguay 0 france 0. all four teams in group A with one point.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

nba finals game 4

the celtics just put the finishing touches of a 96-89 win over the lakers and also evened the series at two games a piece. looked like a pretty tight game. game 5 is sunday night in boston.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

blackhawks win stanley cup

patrick kane scored 4:10 into overtime to give the blackhawks a 4-3 win and a 4 games to 2 series win. they won their first stanley cup since 1961. man 49 years is a long time. jonathon toews won the conn smythe trophy as playoff mvp. see ya in october ;)

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

nba finals game 3

the lakers are up two games to one with a 91-84 win in boston. i didnt see it. looked close. game four is thursday in boston.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

stanley cup game 5, nba finals game 2

the blackhawks won game five 7-4 in what turned out to be a pretty good game dustin byfugulen (sp?) scored the hattrick in the win. chicago leads the series three games to two with game 6 in philadelphia.

at the same time the boston celtics evened the nba finals with a 103-94 win over the los angeles lakers. series tied at one. game three is june 8 in boston.

Friday, June 04, 2010

stanley cup game 4

the flyers have tied the series at two with a 5-3 win. and did they ever hang on to win. chicago almost tied the game at four, but michael leighton got help from the goal post. game five is sunday night in chicago.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

nba finals game one

the l.a. lakers just put the finishing touches of a 102-89 win over the boston celtics to open the nba finals. kobe bryant had 30 pts in the game and got scored the last points with a 3 point shot. game 2 is on sunday night in los angeles.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

stanley cup game 3

the flyers got themselves in the series with a much needed 4-3 win in overtime from what i heard philly carried some of the game. anyways game 4 in philly on friday.

Monday, May 31, 2010

stanley cup game 2

it took two goals in 38 seconds for chicago to win game two 2-1 and go up two games to none in the series. the series now goes to philadelphia gor games 3 and 4. game 3 is wednesday.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

coca cola 600

man kurt busch owned this one. led the most laps and won nascars longest race. he must have lead close to 250 of the 400 laps. i didnt see the updated standings. next race next week in pocono.
94th indianapolis 500

dario franchitti won his second indianapolis 500 earlier today. saw bits and pieces of it at work. he got a big wreath and a jug of milk and a big sum of money. congrats to dario

Saturday, May 29, 2010

lakers make suns set, blackhawks win game one

with a 111-103 win in game 6, the los angeles lakers are returning to the nba finals to defend their title against the boston celtics. the series starts in los angeles on thursday night.

meanwhile in chicago, the blackhawks draw first blood in the stanley cup with a 6-5 win over the flyers. quite a game tonight. game 2 is monday night.
halladay perfect for phillies

roy halladay of the philadelphia phillies just threw a perfect game in a 1-0 victory over the florida marlins. second perfect game this season and 20th overall. wow. congrats to halladay.

Friday, May 28, 2010

celtics outlast magic

on their third try, the boston celtice win game 6 96-84 and the series 4 games to 2. the magic made this a series after going down three games, but couldn't continue it tonight. the celtics are now in the nba finals where they await the suns/lakers series. the lakers lead that one 3-2 and can wrap it up tomorrow.

Monday, May 24, 2010

flyers snuff out habs

the philadelphia flyers win game 5 4-2 and the series four games to one and will now face the chicago blackhawks. flyers first trip to the finals since 1997. schedule to be out shortly.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

blackhawks take bite out of share, in cup final

with a 4-2 win, the chicago blackhawks complete a four game sweep of the san jose sharks and will make their first trip to the stanley cup finals since 1992. it will be the first cup games at the united centre as well. the united centre opened in 1995. who will they face? follow the flyers/habs series. that one has the flyers up 3 games to 1.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

nascar all star race

kurt busch just won the all star race tonight and wins a cool million bucks in the process. even with a scraped up right side meeting the wall he still drove it home. jeff gordon finished 20th, jimmie johnson 13th martin truek i believe was second and kevin harvick i think was 9th. a great race tonight. next up the coca cola 600 a week from tomorrow also in charlotte.

correction. kevin harvick finished 6th

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


the london 2012 mascots
these guys came out earlier today. the one on the left is named mandeville representing the paralympics. the one on the right is named wenlock. both were named after towns around london. whaddya think? i'm kinda liking them personally.

Monday, May 17, 2010

survivor heroes vs villains

a crazy end to i think was an entertaining season, the survivor finale prduced a two time sole survivor in sandra diaz-twine who got six of the nine jury votes. parvatti shallow got the other three while russel hantz got none. next one is in nicaragua in the fall. great end to a great season last night i say.

Friday, May 14, 2010

flyers cap comeback, will play montreal in east finals

in an unbelievable game the flyers, who were trailing the series three games to none and trailing game seven 3-0, win game 7 4-3 and wins the series 4-3 and became the 3rd nhl team to come back from three games down to win the series. in a cruel twist of fate for the bruins - the winning goal came after a too many men on the ice call. that 31 years to the week the bruins hada similar call go against them against montreal. montreal then tied it on the ensuing power play and won in overtime.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

boston cuts down cavs

with a 98-84 win in game 6, the boston celtics are in the eastern conference finals where they will face the orlando magic. the series starts in orlando over the weekend.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

habs eliminate stanley cup champs, flyers force game 7

unbelievale. the montreal canadiens earlier tonight took out the stanley cup champions pittsburgh penguins in game 7 winning 5-2 and will wait for the bruins/flyers series. the flyers after being down three games to none, have come back to even it at three with a 2-1 win over the bruins. lats team to come back three games down to win was the new york islanders in 1975 against pittsburgh. they almost did the same to the flyers the same year. game 7 between boston and philly is friday night.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

blackhawks take out canucks

the chicago blackhawks win game 6 5-1 and win the series 4 games to 2 over the vancouver canucks and will now face the san jose sharks in the western conference final. that should be a good series. dates and start times later.

Monday, May 10, 2010

magic dismantle hawks, can lakers do same

the orlando magic swept the atlanta hawks in four straight games, capped off with a 98-84 win in atlanta. they await the cleveland vs boston winner. meanwhile the lakers are up 53-34 in the 2nd quarter in utah. they also can end it tonight. update later.

lakers win 111-96 over utah and win series 4-0 and wil face the phoenix suns in the west final

Sunday, May 09, 2010

suns burn spurs to nothing

the phoenix suns, with a 107-101 win, sweep the san antonio spurs out of the playoffs and will be in the conference finals against either the l.a. lakers or utah jazz lakers lead that one three games to none with game four tomorrow.
oakland pitcher perfect

oakland a's pitcher dallas braden threw a perfect game in oakland's 4-0 win over the tampa bay rays. he became the 19th pitcher in mlb history to do so. he also threw oaklands first perfect game since may 1968 when jim 'catfish' hunter did it. a rare feat indeed.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

denny hamlin wins in darlington, can sharks take bite out of wings?

denny hamlin wins at the track "too tough to tame" after taking the lead on the last restart. he also won the nation wide race last night as well. kevin harvick stays in the points lead wit ha sixth place finish. jimmie johnson got sideswiped after a.j. almendinger spun low on the track, slid up the track at a high rate and hit johnson pretty hard. both drivers got out okay.

meanwhile with less than six minutes to go, san jose leads detroit 2-1 and if they hang on will eliminate the red wings and go to the conference finals. update later.

update: san jose does win game 5 2-1 and knocked out detroit.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

nba playoff action

the atlanta hawks beat the milwaukee bucks 95-74 to go to the second round and will play the orlando magic startinf tuesday. meanwhile the l.a. lakers won game one 104-99 over the utah jazz to start their second round series. yesterday the cleveland cavaliers beat the boston celtics to start their second round series. tomorrow the spurs and the suns start their series.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

crown royal 400

kyle busch OWNED this race leading 229 laps and winning in richmond. retook the lead on the last restart passing jeff gordon to win. kevin harvick is in the points lead with his 3rd place finish and jimmie johnson finishing 10th. next race is at the track "too tough to tame" next saturday night.

Friday, April 30, 2010

lakers silence thunder, hawks force game seven, nuggets and jazz in progress

the l.a. lakers just knocked out the oklahoma city thunder in six games with a 95-94 win in game six. they await the winner of the nuggets and the jazz who are currently playing game six. the jazz are up by one in the third quarter. earlier the atlanta hawks forced a game seven b beating the milwaukee bucks 83-69. game seven there is sunday.

update: utah 112 denver 104 utah faces the lakers

Thursday, April 29, 2010

san antonio spurs dallas, can phoenix burn portland

earlier, san antonio knocked out the dallas mavericks in game six winning 97-87 and will face portland or phoenix, who is playing game six at the moment. update on that later.

update: phoenix 99 portland 90 phoenix eliminates portland and will face san antonio

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

habs "cap" comeback and beats washington

with a 2-1 win the montreal canadiens have knocked out the washington capitals in seven games and will now face the pittsburgh penguins in the east semi finals. in the other semi, it will be the bruins and the flyers. the stanley cup is getting closer now.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

celtics cool off heat, plus two other possible teams to move on plus an nhl game 7

the boston celtics eliminated the miami heat with a 96-86 score and will face either chicago or cleveland, who is currently playing. cleveland has an opportunity to move on with a win tonight as well. san antonio can do the same with a win over dallas, while the lakers and oklahoma city thunder play game 5 with their series tied at two. meanwhile the coyotes and red wings are scoreless in the first period in phoenix. the winner goes to san jose to begin the conference semis. updates later.

update: cleveland did take out the bulls winning game 5 96-96 and the series 4-1 and will face the celtics.

update 2: dallas stays alive with a103-81 win over san antonio.

update 3: lakers 111 thunder 87. lakers lead 3 games to 2

update 4: detroit 6 phoenix 1. detroit will face san jose while vancouver faces chicago.

Monday, April 26, 2010

orlando makes charlotte disappear

with a 99-90 win, the orlando magic swept the charlotte bobcats in four straight to move to the second round. they will face either the atlanta hawks or the milwaukee bucks. that series is tied at two wit milwaukees win tonight
bruins buffalo sabres, habs force game 7

the bruins just knocked out the sabres 4-3 and winning the series 4-2. meanwhile the habs forced a game 7 with the capitals winning 4-1. chicago and nashville are underway. a chicago win puts them in the second round.

update: chicago moves on to the second round against the vancouver canucks with a 5-3 win over the nashville predators and a 4 games to two series win.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

canucks crown kings, coyotes force game 7

the canucks just took out the kings in six games with a 4-2 win tonight in game 6. who knows who they will face. meanwhile the cowotes forced a seventh game with the red wings with a 5-2 win this afternoon. three games tomorrow. hopefully we'll know who plays who in the 2nd round
what a finish in talladega

crazy ass finish. on third and final green-white-checkered attempt, kevin harvick times it right and passes jamie macmurray at the finish line to win the aaron's 499 in talladega. he now takes the point lead from jimmie johnson who wreck trying to pass greg biffle on the second attempt. an insane finish. next race is saturday night in richmond.

correction. kevin harvick is behind jimmie johnson by 26 pts

Saturday, April 24, 2010

pens knock out sens, can sharks do same to avalanche

the pittsburgh penguins hust knocked out the ottawa senators, winning tonight 4-3 in o.t. and the series 4-2. pascal dupius scored the winner. right now san jose leads colorado 1-0 in the first. update later.

update: san jose 5 colorado 2 san jose wins series 4 games to 2

Thursday, April 22, 2010

flyers pitchfork devils, pens and sens doing overtime

the flyers are the first team going to the conference semis with a 3-0 win over the devils and a 4 games to 1 win in the series. brian boucher vastly outlayed martin brodeur in the series. next up - who knows. meanwhile, the penguins and senators are going to a double overtime period tied at three. chicago leads nashville 3-0 and san jose and colorado just started.

update: chicago 3 nashville 0 series tied at two

update 2: ottawa 4 pittsburgh 3 3ot. pittsburgh leads series 3-2

update 3: san jose 5 colorado 0 san jose leads series 3-2

Monday, April 19, 2010

monday racing texas shootout style

denny hamlin took the lead on the last restart and won the samsung mobile 500. he barely beat out jimmie johnson who was coming fast. the restart came after a 9 car pileup involving tony stewart and jeff gordon. great job by hamlin, who still raced even after knee surgery 19 days ago.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

saturday night playoff tilt with a side of baseball

the nba playoffs began this afternoon with cleveland beating chicago and atlanta beating milwaukee. boston beat buffalo this afternoon to even that series at one. montreal is playing washington currently and vancouver and los angeles starts at 8. five series there have played two games and all them are even at one. plus loads of afternoon baseball today. a busy day naturally.

update: washington beat montreal 6-5 in overtime to even that series while ubaldo jiminez threw a no hitter as the colorado rockies beat the atlanta braves 4-0. it was colorado's first ever no hitter.

update 2: the mets beat the cardinals in a game that went 20 innings and 6 hours 53 minutes and vancouver and los angeles are tied at two in overtime.

update 3: los angeles wins 3-2 in overtime. their series with vanocuver is tied at one. every series so far tied at one except for chicago and nashville with the preds leading 1-0.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

final day of nba and playoff matchups

with 14 games today to end the nba regular season, loads of action that decided the playoff matchups and seedings. here's the matchups now that the smoke is cleared: in the east its cleveland vs chicago, orlando vs charlotte, atlanta vs milwaukee and boston vs miami. in the west its l.a. lakers vs oklahoma, dallas vs san antonio, phoenix vs portland and denver vs utah. i believe the playoffs start saturday.
opening night of the nhl playoffs

its opening night and there are four games with ottawa leading pittsburgh 2-1 after one period, philadelphia and new jersey are scoreless in the first, detroit @ phoenix and colorado @ san jose start later tonight. updates later.

update: ottawa 5 pittsburgh 4. ottawa leads one game to none.

update 2: philadelphia 2 new jersey 1. philly leads one game to none.

update 3: phoenix beat detroit 3-2 while colorado beat san jose 2-1. they both lead one game to none

Monday, April 12, 2010

national hockey league playoff bound

the regular season ended yesterday. the matchups are: san jose vs colorado, chicago vs nashville, vancouver vs los angeles, phoenix vs detroit, washigton vs montreal, new jersey vs philadelphia, buffalo vs boston and pittsburgh vs ottawa. the playoffs begin wednesday night. schedules on www.nhl.com.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

saturday night racing from phoenix

kyle busch had the lead on the last caution. everyone pitted. jeff gordon came out leading. by the end of it, ryan newman ended up in victory lane after jeff spun the tires to take the restart. jimmie johnson went from 7th to 3rd. kyle busch ended it in 5th. great finish to the race tonight. next race is a week from tomorrow in texas.

Monday, April 05, 2010

ncaa championship about to start while baseball season in full swing

the duke blue devils and the butler bulldogs will square off in a few minutes for the final game of the tournament. butler is making its first trip to the championship game while duke will try to win their first one since 2001. should be a good one.

meanwhile the baseball season is in full swing with 10 day games today. the yankees and red sox kicked it off last night in boston with the red sox wining 9-7.

update: duke hangs on to beat butler 61-59. great game.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

ncaa semi final saturday

its half time between duke and west virginia and duke leads 39-31. this afternoon butler beat michigan state 52-50 to reach monday night's final. update from indianapolis after the duke/west virginia game.

update: duke 78 west virginia 57. duke will face butler on monday night for the ncaa championship.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

beginning of april - no foolin'

good start to april. got paid today (would have been tomorrow, but its a holiday tomorrow). so i picked up ice age: dawn of the dinosaurs. good movie. that was followed up by watching survivor: heroes vs villains and now i am watching an episode of the red green show: the infantile years. that has the first three seasons. good beginning to april. can't wait till tuesday when season 4 of simon & simon. until then, keep your stick on the ice.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

the end of march - out the same way it came in. baaaaaa

yes march is leaving the same way it came in - like a lamb. very little snow lying around. with loads of college basketball, nba basketball, hockey, spring training baseball, nascar, the paralympics, the rest of it felt like a lion hehe. april coming up means the beginning - officialy - of baseball, the end of the regalar season in hockey and basketball with the playoffs after and the end of the ncaa tournament. more car racing also on tap and easter this weekend. april will get interesting.

Monday, March 29, 2010

goody's fast pain relief 500

what a finish to this race in martinsville. last restart, jeff gordon had the lead. at the finish denny hamlin win. the two laps in between - chaos whit jeff gordon gettin loose as matt kenseth goes by, then kenseth slides up to the track and hamlin takes the lead there and didnt look back. joey logano finishes second out of all of that. a great finish to an entertaining race. congrats to denny.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

ncaa final four set

coulpe of tihgt ones. duke beat baylor 78-71 and will face west virginia in on semi final game. meanwhile michigan hung on and beat tennessee 70-69 and will face butler in the other semi final game. both semi final games are both on april 3 in indianapolis. the championship game is april 5.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

regional finals, half of final four teams in

west virginia just knowcked of kentucky 73-66 to go to the final four for the first time since 1959. they will face either duke or baylor. meanwhile this afternoon, butler knocked off kansas state 63-56 and will make their first final four appearance. they will face either michigan state or tennessee. oh yeah, butler is close to indianapolis - the host city for the semi finals and the championship game

Friday, March 26, 2010

ncaa tournament night six.

tennessee is going to the elite eight for the first time ever (hard to believe) with a 76-73 win over ohio state. they will get either michigan state or northern iowa on sunday. michigan vs northern iowa is at 7:43pm. meanwhile baylor just blew out st. marys 72-49 and will face duke or purdue on sunday. duke vs purdue tips off at 7:57pm. updates on those later.

update: michigan state 59 northern iowa 52. michigan state will face tennessee sunday

update 2: duke 70 purdue 57. duke plays baylor on sunday.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

night 5 of the ncaa tournament

#5 butler just knocked out #1 syracuse 63-59 and will go to the elite 8. west virginia leads washington 54-43 with 8:11 to go in the second half. the late evening games has xavier vs kansas state and kentucky vs cornell. stay tuned.

update: west virginia 69 washington 56. west virginia to play kentucky or cornell.

update 2: kentucky 62 cornell 45. kentucky will play west virginia on saturday.

update 3: a thriller here. kansas state beats xavier 101-96 in 2ot. kansas state will play butler on saturday.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

more basketball and racing at bristol

the fila 8 games of round two and one upset with #12 cornell beating #4 wisconsin 87-69. the tournament resumes next weekend beginning thursday. the matchups are: northern iowa vs michigan state, tennessee vs ohio st, syracuse vs butler, xavier vs kansas state, baylor vs saint mary's, duke vs purdue, washington vs west virginia and kentucky vs cornell.

meanwhile in bristol jimmie johnson wins while kurt busch, who led the most laps finished third. tony stewart was second.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

upsetes continue

the upsets keep rolling. the big one was #9 northern iowa beating #1 kansas 69-67 and going to the sweet sixteen. tow more upsets today so far as #10 st. marys beating #2 villanova and #11 washington beating #3 new mexico. butler, tennessee and baylor are also in the sweet sixteen. right now wake forest is playing kentucky and byu is playing kansas state.

update: kansas state 84 byu 72 and kentcky beats wake forest 90-60. there she be for day three

Thursday, March 18, 2010

march madness is now on

the ncaa basketball tournament hoas begun and already two upset and a minor upset. the big one had #13 murray st. beat #4 vanderbilt 66-65. the second one had #11 old dominion beating #6 notre dame 55-50. the minor one had #10 saint marys beating #7 richmond 80-71. 3 games in progres, another one to start shortly and 4 more later tonight.

p.s. another upset when #14 ohio beat #3 georgetown 97-83.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

happy st. patricks day

it's st. patricks day and everything is green. people are wearing green, beer is green, and i think the chicago river is green. part of the river gets dyed green. even this post is green. have a great green day.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

a weekend for other musings

college basketball finishing its divisional tournament. the draw is now out for march madness a.k.a the ncaa tourney. duke, syracuse, kansas and kentucky are the four regional #1's. no north carolina in this year. big surprise there. go to www.foxsports.com or www.cbssports.com for the bracket.

alberta's kevin koe won the brier in an extra end over glenn howard of ontario in what was a pretty good final. 5-4 was the score (although i think im wrong in the score).

the paralympics are going on and canada got a medal today. i caught a glimpse of it. i dont remember who got it. the sledge hockey team is in the semi finals against norway after winningg its two preliminaries over italy and sweden.

oh yeah it was also that time of year to change the clocks ahead an hour. im starting to feel it now. two days off coming so i can catch up on some sleep. mmmmmm sleeeep.

Monday, March 08, 2010

crazy end to car race and springtime

kurt busch won in atlanta for the seconed year in a row in the green-white-checkered finish after a couple of crazy happenings, one of which when carl edwards took out brad kesolowski causing the latter to flip. i didnt see the race (damn work) but i read about it. next weekend is an off weekend, but the next race is in bristol on the 21st.

gotta love spring when the snow is melting and the grass is showing. next weekend is the time change to spring forward. hope spring eternal poem on the red green show: it is spring. the days are getting longer. the nights are getting shorter. there must be a connection.

Monday, March 01, 2010

start of march feels like spring

it sure has been spring like the last few days. the snow melting exposing grass here. massive puddles forming. even one that can pass for a lake close to where i live. february left us with a roar and plentiful memories of the previous 17 days. and boy what a show of a closing ceremonies. olympic withdrawals abound. march is going to feel tame. next winter olympics in four years in sochi russia.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

mens hockey GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLD

canada just beat the u.s. 3-2 in overtime to win gold on home soil in a very clost and nerve wracking game. sidney crosby scores the winner. canada finished with 14g, 7s and 5 b for 26 medals. the 14 gold breaks a winter olympics record for most gold by a nation and by a host nation. closing ceremonies in more than two hours.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

boat load of golds and a bronze

three golds and a bronze today. golds won by kevin martin and his curling team from the saville centre in edmonton, jasey jay anderson in parallel giant snowboard slalom and the mens team pursuit team in speed skating. the bronze came from lyndon rush and his four man bobsled team. thats 13g 7s and 5b. best medal count by canada now. ties a record for most golds won by a nation and by a host nation at the winter olympics

Friday, February 26, 2010

golden mens relay

the mens short track team just picked up canada's 10th gold of the games by winning the 5000m relay. great skate by them. 10g 7s 4b = 21 medals.
golden bronze mix in 500m short track

a wild and crazy finish in this one. after apolo anton ohno gets disqualified for impeding, charles hamelin wins gold and francois-louis tremblay wins bronze. thats now 9g 7s and 4b. hopefully more to come.
curling silver

cheryl bernard lost the gold medal game to annette norber of sweden 7-6 in an extra end, yet still gets the silver. 8g, 7s and 3b for 18 medals and two days left.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

bronzed figure skater

joannie rochette wins bronze in figure skating in what turns out to be a good finish to a sad week for her with the loss of her mom on sunday. a brave, gutsy lady putting on two great performances. way to go joannie. were all proud of you. thats now 8g 6s and 3b
golden womens hockey team

canada just beat the u.s. 2-0 to claim their 3rd straight gold. shannon szabados stopped 29 shots to perserve the victory. yay for them. thats now 8g 6s and 2b.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

a gold and silver mix in two woman bobsled

kallie humphries and heather moyse won the gold and heleln upperton and shelley-ann brown won the silver in women's bobsled with a great final run for both teams. canada now has 7g 6s and 2b for 15 medals. woohoo
silver short tracking relay

the canadian short track speedskate relay team picked up a silver after the south koreans got disqualified. canada now has 6b 5s and 2b. womens bobsled almost finished.
bronzed speed skater while canada up on the russians

clara hughes picked up canada's second bronze and 12th overall in the 5000m speedskating event. thats 6g 4s 2b. meantime canada leads russia 6-2 in mens quarterfilan hockey action.

update: canada 7 russia 3. canada in the semi finals

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

golden ski cross canadian

ashley mcivor won the womens ski cross this afternoon giving canada its 6th gold of the game. canada has 6g 4s and 1 b for 11 medals overall. she will get her medal shortly.

Monday, February 22, 2010

golden ice dancing pair in figure skating

the ice dancing pair of scott moir and tessa virtue has won GOOOOOOLD with an exquisite performance tonite. the were exquisite last night and friday. thats now 5g, 4s and 1 b. they will get their medals and a little bit.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

silver lining in 1500m

kristina groves won the silver in the 1500m speed skating event. ireen wust of the netherlands won. martina sablikova got the bronze. thats now 4g, 4s and 1b = 9 medals.

Friday, February 19, 2010

golden skeleton run

jon montgomery just won gold on his final run in skeleton. a great run by him and a tad slow run by martin dukurs of latvia (i think he lost it somewhere on his last run). thats now 4g, 3s and 1 b. WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

golden speedskater of the long track variety

christine nesbitt got herself a gold in the 1000m event this afternoon. she gets her gold at 8:40 tonight. more info at http://www.vancouver2010.com/. canada has 3g 3s and 1b

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

silver speedskater of the short track kind

marianne st. gelais just picked up a silver in the 500m short track speedskating event. she finished behind a chinese skater nickednamed "the wayne gretzky of short track." thats now 2g 3s and 1 b for 6 overall. wooohooo

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

golden snowboard

dominique maltais walked away with canada's second gold winning the womens nowboard cross. i didnt see the race. i found out about it watching canada vs norway mens hockey game, which canada leads 6-0. update later.

update: canada 10 norway 0.

Monday, February 15, 2010

snowboarded silver

mike robertson takes a silver in snowboard cross after seth westcott of the u.s.a passes him2/3rd of the way down to claim gold. a great rae and a close finish. thats now 1 g, 2 s and 1 b.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLD COMES HOME

alexandre bilodeau just won canadas first ever gold on home soil winning the mens moguls event. time to party it up. 1 gold, one silver and one bronze so far. and its only day two.
52nd daytona 500

jamie macmurray has won the daytona 500 after an exciting finish. deale earnhard jr came from 10th to second on the last lap. there were two red flags to fix a piece of the track. an unbelievable finish to a unbelievable race. next stop in california and the auto club 500.
a bronzed speed skater

kristina groves just picked up a bronze in the 3000m speed skating event. she got it after daniella anshutz thoms finished 0.03 sec behind in her pairing. thats now a silver and a bronze in the first two days so far.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

first gold medal goes to.......

simon ammann of switzerland in ski jumping the normal hill size. jenn heil is in the moguls final and will ski in a bit. charles hamelin finishe third in the semi final heat and didnt make it to the final ( top two in the heats move on) meanwhile in womens hockey canada leads slovakia 10-0. a beating for sure so far. updates later.

update: canada 18 slovakia 0. jenn heil picks up a silver in moguls. americans win gold and bronze.

Friday, February 12, 2010

the vancouver olympics are on

the opening ceremonies are on and the parade of athletes are currently happening. sadly overshadowed by the tragid death of a georgian (the country not the state) athlete near the end of his luge training run. the georgian team bravely marched in with black armbands to commemorate the athlete. more of the show will continue after the parade of nations and the lighting of the cauldron. who will light it and how will it stay burning indoors? yes b.c. place is the home of the ceremonies. 17 days of competition and i'm ready to go.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

super bowl XLIV

the new orleans saints have won their first ever super bowl with a 31-17 win over the indianapolis colts. drew brees tied a super bowl record with most pass completions with 32. drew brees also won game mvp. so there's another nfl season. yay saints.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

budweiser shootout

kevin harvick just won his second straight budweiser shootout and if i heard it right, his 7th shootout of his career. a great prelude to the daytona 500 a week from tomorrow. racing will be good there.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

end of january

man, where did january go? just doesnt seem like that long ago we rang in 2010 and already its the end of the month. there was lots of nfl playoff football, the world junior hockey championships won by the u.s. loads of nhl hockey, i picked up season 20 of the simpsons and the redd green show the infantile years. february brings the super bowl, the vancouver winter olympics, and the beginning of the nascar season with speedweeks in daytona and the daytona 500. already a busy february lined up.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

hockey day in canada

today was the annual hockey day in canada marathon with 13.5 hours of hockey coverage from stratford ontario. stories from there and three games with ottawa beating montreal 3-2 in overtime at noon, vancouver beating toronto 5-3 in the early evening game and clagary beating edmonton 6-1 that just finished. lots of hockey today.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

first mention of nascar

ya know its nascar season on the doorstep when talk of speedweeks leading up to the daytona 500 gets talked about. made a mention with my roomate over the weekend after he made a sarcastic comment that involved feb. 14 (and it wasnt about valentines day).

Sunday, January 24, 2010

conference championship sunday

the new orleans saints just beat the minnesota vikings 31-28 in overtime and will make their first trip to the super bowl in team history. they will face the indianapolis colts who beat the new york jets 30-17 this afternoon. super bowl 44 is february 7 in miami.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

divisional playoff weekend

two blowouts, a semi blowout and a tight one this weekend. the blowouts both happened in the nfc with minnesota winning 34-3 over dallas today and new orleans winning 45-14 over arizona yesterday. the semi blowout was indianapolis beating baltimore 20-3, although baltimore didnt help themselves with turnovers and penalties at key time. the tight one was today with the new york jets beating the san diego chargers 17-14 - the surprise of the weekend. so the championship games are the n.y. jets at indianapolis in the afc and the minnesota vikings at the new orleans saints in the nfc. super bowl 44 is on the doorstep

Monday, January 11, 2010

wild card sunday the morning after

it was sure a wild one. and it featured the arizona cardinals winning a thriller over green bay in overtime 51-45. arizona was up at one point 31-10 before green bay came back to tie it. arizona missed a field goal to win it at the end of the 4th quarter but the ball missed the goal posts. arizona wins it after aaron rodgers trie to pass the ball and he got hit by an arizona defender, the ball gets popped up and another defender grabs the bal out of the air and ran it into the end zone. arizona now goes to new orleans to play the saints in the divisional while dallas plays minnesota - both in the NFC. in the AFC, baltimore beat new england 33-14, handing new ingland its first home loss of the year and first playoff home loss since 1978. baltimore will play indianapolis while the n.y. jets goes to san diego in the AFC divisional. getting interesting i say.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

NFL wild card saturday

the dallas cowboys just beat the philadelphia eagles (for the third time this season) 34-14 and will go to minnesota to play the vikings on the 17th. earlier the new york jets beat the cincinnati bengals 24-14 and will face either the indianapolis colts or the san diego chargers, pending on the game between the ravens and patriots tomorrow. also tomorrow its the packers and cardinals to round out the wild card weekend.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

a wild and crazy entertaining sunday

a lot of playoff scenarios in the NFL with a division beind decided (dallas beating philadelphia to do it and the new york jets and the baltimore ravens getiing in by winning. the wild card matchups once it all ended are: the new england patriots vs the ravens, the jets at the cincinnati bengals, dallas playing at home to philly (again) and the green bay packers at the arizona cardinals.

meanwhile canada beat switzerland 6-1 on one semi and the u.s. beat sweden 5-2 in the other. canada is in their 9th straight gold medal game when they play the u.s. tuesday night. sweden and switzerland play for bronze.

Friday, January 01, 2010

happy new year

happy new year to all. hopefully everyone enjoyed today and the fireworks last night. and a great game between canada and the u.s. hopefully 2010 is good.