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.