Saturday, December 31, 2011

new years eve hockey

what a final day of round robin in the world juniors.  sweden just beat russia 4-3 in overtime after being down 0-3.  canada beat the u.s. 3-2, slovakia beat switzerland 6-4 and finland beat the czechs 4-0.  this means canada and sweden finished first in their pools and has byes into the semis, the czechs will face russia in one quarter final and finland will play slovakia in the other.  switzerland will go to the relegation round.   meanwhile the last nhl game of 2011 will go to the kings as they beat the canucks 4-1.  see you in the new year.

Friday, December 30, 2011

a fun friday with the world juniors

while at work, i met some of the czech republic players in galaxyland.  while conversing with them, i had asked if they had played their game already and one of the players said they had won 5-2 over the u.s.  another player said they're in the quarter finals and the u.s. is out.  the czech republis IS in the quarter finals and the u.s IS out and in the relegation round (huge surprise).  with finland beating denmark, group b (canada's group)  will finish with canada first and in the semi finals.  the czech republic and finland is in the quarters.  they play each other tomorrow for position and who they play from the other group.  the u.s. and denmark are in the relegation round along with latvia from group A.  the top four spots are still up for grabs.  four games tomorrow.  new years eve is going to be fun.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

canada in a rout

canada goes to three wins and no losses with a rather convincing 10-2 win over denmark.  pretty much all canada.  mark stone had two goals and canada scored two shorthanded goals.  denmark got both their goals on the power play.   next game for canada is new years eve against the united states.  that one should be a good one.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

world juniors day three

third day of the world juniors and first surprise result as finland beat the u.s. 4-1.  the u.s. for strethes outplayed finland, yet the finnish goalie kept them at bay.  two goals in 29 seconds in the third was the turning point.  canada vs czech rep. is at 6pm here.  update later.

update:  canada 5 czech rep 0.  canada two wins and no losses so far.  next game is tomorrow vs denmark tomorrow at 6pm edmonton time

Monday, December 26, 2011

boxing day hockey madness

it was boxing day and as usual it was busy in the shopping malls.  survived working in west ed mall.  god it was a mad house.  i manages so sneak a few peeks at the opening game of the world juniors between canada and finland.  canada blew them out 8-1.  very happy with the result.  next game is wednesday vs czech rep.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

its christmas eve

twas the night before christmas and the roast is in the stove, the potatoes on the stove, the veggies soon to come and the punch made.  gonna be an awesome christmas dinner with the roomate.  soon the presents willl be opened.   mmmmmm gonna be good tonight.  and beware of santa

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

the beginning of winter - oficcialy today

around 10:30pm tonight will mark the official beggining of winter.  the shortest day of the year.  unless you're in the southern hemisphere then it's the first day of summer.  wherever you are enjoy the day.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

a week from winter and 10 days to christmas

unbelievable.  next wednesday is the first day of winter and its hardly felt like it.  not much snow on the ground.  not much when you can see grass still.  hasnt been that cold here either.  a coupe two or three day stretches tahts about it.

on top of that we're only ten days to christmas.  its getting close fast.  somehow it always does.  watched the grinch (the tv show from 1966) on dvd last night and going to watch rudolph (tv show anyways) and more simpsons. joy.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

red green, the simpsons and a bit of charlie brown

finished watching the last of the red green show tuesday night.  finished of season 15 in the "geezer years" installment.  15 seasons and 300 episodes that show went.  not too bad considering i got the delinquient years (seasons 7-9), the mid life crisis years (seasons 10-12), and the geezer years (13-15) mover the span of four months.

after finishing red green, i started watching season 14 of the simpsons.  i picked that up on tuesday - the same day it came out here.  happy with it so far.

yesterday i watched the charlie brown christmas i have on dvd.  tonight i watch "its chrismastime again charlie brown."  its on the same disk as the charlie brown christmas.  hmmmm if i can get survivor thailand and survivor amazon i would be happy

Saturday, December 03, 2011

its definitely the holiday season

it's beggining to look a lot like christmas and now that it is snowing again it sure is.  the last snowfall melted a bit.  with the wind yesterday that got chaotic.  the sind was strong enough it blew a sign over in the west end.  southern alberta got some nasty winds earlier this week.  then some snow on top of that.  my christmas stuff is up already so im good there.  so in te meantime im watching it snow and getting my laundry done before going to work.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

end of november already.  wow

damn.  already the end ov november.  can't believe its over.  lets see, tony stewart won the nascar championship, b.c. lions won the grey cup,  nfl is into the playoff run and had its thanksgiving games this past thursday,  nhl is in full swing,  my christmas stuff is up and started christmas shopping for the roomate and had some snow.  of course november was renamed movember for its annual fundraiser to end prostate cancer.  its where the men grow moustaches and fundraise for prostate cancer research.  a good cause. 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

99th grey cup in vancouver

the b.c. lions are grey cup champions with a 34-23 win over the winnipeg blue bombers.  the lions were ahead 14-6 at halftime and were up 14-9 when they scored 17 unanswered points.  the bombers made it close, but paul mccallum added a field goal to put it out of reach.  travis lulay was named most valueable player for the grey cup.  andrew harris was named most valueable canadian.  so thats it for another CFL season.  next game isopening weekend around canada day.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

happy thanksgiving state side adn nfl football

happy thanksgiving to everyone in the united states.  time to pig out on turkey and other fixings.  this starts teh holiday season there (gah).

today is the annual turkey football day with three nfl games.  the first game just ended with the green bay packers beating the detroit lions 27-15.  miami at dallas is next and san francisco at baltimore is at 6:20.  updates on those games later.

update 1:  dallas 20 miami 19   dallas wins it on last second field goal.

update 2:  baltimore 16 san francisco 6.  first time two brothers as coaches ever faced each other.  john harbaugh beat younger brother jim.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

final race of season done, while final cfl game of season is set

tony stewart is 2011 nascar champion after winning the ford 400 in homestead.  even though carl edwards finished second, stewart made up the three points necessary.  stewart and edwards had the same points, but stewart had 5 wins to edwards one.  congrats to tony on his third championship

meanwhile the 99th grey cup is set as the b.c. lions will play the winnipeg bluebombers.  the bluebombers beat the hamilton tigercats 19-3 on a cold and blustery day.  it was -10 with a -16 windchill.  in the west b.c. beat the edmonton eskimos 40-23.  a flattering score considering b.c. once had a 33-9 lead.  the grey cup game is one week  from today at b.c. place stadium in vancouver.

Friday, November 18, 2011

winter is here.  so is the snow. 

as predicted, we got hit with a snowstorm AND as predicted, it got cold.  wake up weather tomorrow is forecast for -28c.   BRRRRR.   supposed to warm up by next week.  keep an eye on the forecast and we well see.  don't know much we got here, but the plows are around and people have been shoveling.  ugh.  stay warm.

Monday, November 14, 2011

winter has arrived.

boy has winter ever arrived.  got some snow today and supposed to get some more overnight.  thursday is forecast for snow as well.  and it is supposed to cool off to the minus teens for the weekend.  needless to say the roads will be slick.  not a good time to drive.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

kasey ends drought, cfl division finals set

kasesy kahne ended a 81 race drought by winning in phoenix this afternoon.  carl edwards finished second and tony stewart third.  with stewart leading the most laps, he is still three points behind edwards.  5x champ finished 14th.  final race of the season is next sunday in homestead.  will carl edwards win or will tony stewart cath edwards and win the championship? stay tuned.

while that happened, the hamilton tiger-cats shocked the montreal alouettes 52-44 to go to the east final against the blue bombers in winnipeg.  quite the high scoring game.

after that game, the edmonton eskimos are going to b.c. to face the lions after beating the calgary stampeders 33-19.  edmontons first home playoff game in seven years and they took advantage going up 25-9 at the half, but hanging on in the end.  the hamilton/winnipeg east final game and the edmonton/b.c. west final game is on the 20th.

Friday, November 11, 2011

remembrance day

it's the day of the year where we all should take time out of the day to remember the war veterans - past and present - that served this country.  lest we forget.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

a note to all royal canadian air farce fans

don ferguson will be signing books celebrating the air farce's 40th anniversary here in edmonton at the wal-mart in south edmonton common from 7-9pm on tuesday.  he will be in toronto vancouver and calgary as well.  i gotta go get myself one.  we will see.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

smoke does texas four step

tony stewart won his fourth chase race by beating out carl edwards in texas.  he also closed the gap to three points behind edwards.  5x champ jimmie johnson spun out and ended up 14th.  he is 55 points back.  with the new points system, i hate to say it but i think jimmie's run is done.  i hope tony wins it though.  two races left anything can happen

Saturday, November 05, 2011

cfl postseason set. 

the cfl regular season is done.  after edmonton wrapped up a home date last night beating saskatchewan, the stampeders beat the bluebombers 30-24 and the lions blew out the alouettes 43-1 tonight.  meaning the lions finished first in the west, followed by edmonton, then calgary (lions won the season series over edmonton and calgary.  edmonton won the season series over calgary).  in the east, the blue bombers finished first, the als finished second and the tiger cats third (bombers won season series over montreal).  soooo.  the east semi final has hamilton visiting montreal on the 13th with the winner visiting winnipeg on the 20th.  in the west it is calgary visiting edmonton on the 13th with the winner going to b.c. on the 20th.  now the fun begins

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

did i hear snow forecast?

i believe i did.  supposed to snow a bit here.  northern alberta from what i heard is supposed to get more.  and of course this past weekend, the east coast got wolloped with snow..  hmmmmm.not sure if its going to stick around.  oh well.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

a new month bringing some interest.

the beginning of november means a whole lot.  the last weekend of the cfl regular season.  three of the four games (saskatchewan at edmonton, winnipeg at calgary and montreal at b.c.)  will decide who finishes where in the east and west.  b.c, edmonton and calgary are in at 10-7 records as is montreal and winnipeg.  hamilton is in at 8-9 and will finishe third irregardless.  the last three races of the nascar season is in there.  we will have a champion decided.  the nfl  goes into crunch time.  cant forget the annual u.s. thanksgiving games.  and the nhl hits full stride.  gonna be a good month.

Monday, October 31, 2011

happy halloween

happy halloween to all.  the time of year where we all go get free candy and dress up as whatever and almost get away with it.  unless your working and cant dress up.   im not dressing up.  i'll get my own candy at the store - once the sales are on.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

almost november?  holy crap

hard to believe november is tuesday.  seemed like october flew by.   had thanksgiving come and go.  so much for eating turkey haha.  baseball season ended.  what a world series.  three races left in the nascar season.  heres hoping jimmie johnson comes back and wins championship #6.  if he doesn't i'm not going to complain, it was quite a run.  cfl season is close to done.  one more qeek in teh regular season then the playoffs.  thats getting tight.  nfl season is in high gear.  and hockey is in full swing.  can't forget tomorrow is halloween.  the fun of trick or treaters seeking candy.   hmmm i think thats it.

Friday, October 28, 2011

st. louis cardinals world series champions

the cardinals, at one point 10.5 games back in the wild card on august 23, just put the wraps on their 11 world series title with a 6-2 win in st.louis.  two of the runs came without getting a hit in the fifth inning (3 walks and two hit batsmen).  chris carpenter pitched 6+ to get the win.  jason motte finished it off.  david freese was named mvp of the world series (to go with the lcs mvp) and got himself 2012 chevrolet corvette.  congrats to him and congrats to the cardinals.  next game is next spring

Thursday, October 27, 2011

an epic game six for the ages

david freese of the cardinals put a cap on an amazing 10-9 win in 11 innings. he became the fourth player to hit a game winning world series home to end a game six (carlton fisk for the red sox in 1975, kirby pucket for the twins in 1991, and joe carter for the blue jays in 1993 - this one won the world series).  3 lead changes and at least five times the game was tied.  every time texas took the lead, st.louis came back to tie it.  an amazing game that will be remembered for years.  the game went 4h33mins.  game seven is tomorrow night for all the marbles.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

game 6 rained on

with the threat of rain in the forecast, game six of the world series has been moved to tomorrow night starting at 6:05 MT, 8:05 ET.

Monday, October 24, 2011

texas gets clutched by napoli

mike napoli hit a clutch two run double in the bottom of the 8th inning to give the rangers a 4-2 win in game five.  he was also clutch in a strike him out-throw the runner out play where albert pujols struck out and napoli threw out allan craig trying to steal second.  darren oliver gets the win neftali feliz got the save.  texas is up three games to two.  game six is wednesday night in st.louis.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

the rangers get even

the texas rangers evened the series at two with a 4-0 win over st.louis.  derek holland pitched 8 and a third innings of two hit ball and neftali feliz closed it out.  mike napoli hit a three run homer in the game.  game 5 is tomorrow in texas

Saturday, October 22, 2011

a slugfest to say the least

the cardinals are up two games to one with a 16-7 win in texas tonight.  albert pujols hit three homers, tying reggie jackson (1977) and babe ruth (1926 and 1928) for most home runs in one world series game.  pujols also had a hit in four consecutive hits in four consecutive innings (two singles and two homers in the 4th, 5th 6th and 7th).  the cardinals had multi run inningls from the 4th to the 7th innings.  quite a game.  game four is tomorrow in texas.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

rangers get even via a couple of flies

the rangers evened the series at one with a 2-1 win over st.louis.  back to back sacrifice flies (first one advancing elvis andrus to third) by josh hamilton and michael young got the runs in.  the rangers became the first team since 2001 to come back to win a game after trailing after eight innings ( the diamondbacks did so in game seven of the world series against the yankees in the 9th).  game three is saturday night in arlington texas.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

cards win cold, windy opener

on a cold windy drizzly night in st.louis, the cardinals win game one 3-2 to open the world series.  the st.louis bull pen held the rangers in check after chris carpenter started and pitched well.  game two of the world series is tomorrow night in st.louis.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

cards wins ugly

the st.louis cardinals are in the world series after winning game six 12-6 in a game where 13 runs were scored in the first three innings (9 for stlouis 4 for milwaukee.  15 is the playoff record) and tied a record for home runs after three innings with 6.  the st.louis bull pen shut the brewers down after the 3rd.  anyways congrats to the cardinals.  game one of the world series is wednesday in st.louis.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

rangers win going away, off to world series

the texas rangers are going to the world series after winning game six CONVINCINGLY 15-5.  a nine run third got the ball rolling.  nelson cruz was ALCS mvp leading with six homers.  they will start in either milwaukee or st.louis.  game one of the world series is wednesday.

Friday, October 14, 2011

cards win on sloppy opposition

the cards are a win away from the world series with a 7-1 win in milwaukee.  the brewers commited 4 errors in the game resulting in 5 runs for st.louis.  anyways the cards are up three games to two.  game six is sunday in milwaukee.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

brewers even series, get outstanding pitching

the brewers took game four 4-2 to even the series at two and got their first road win since 1982 world series.  randy wolf pitched seven strong innings and john axford got the save to preserve the win.  game five is tomorrow night in st.louis.
tigers extend series in a big way

the detroit tigers hung on to beat texas 7-5.  the rangers made it close late.  the tigers got 4 key runs in the sixth with a natural cycle (a single, double, triple and home run in consecutive at bats - a first in post season history). the got another run in the 7th to cap it.  the rangers still lead the series, now three games to two.  game six is saturday in texas.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

cardinals win close one

a four run first inning gave the st.louis cardinals a 4-3 win over milwaukee.  the brewers got two in the second and one in the third and that was it.  st.louis leads  the series two games to one.  game four is tomorrow in st.louis.
rangers win in extras after lengthy delay

after a 2h 13m  delay, the texas rangers pulled out a 7-3 win in 11 innings.  nelson cruz hit a three run homer in the 11th to seal in.  the rangers a re now up three games to one in the series and can wrap it up tomorrow in game 5.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

tigers get into series

the detroit tigers got great pitching from doug fister in a 5-2 win over texas.  the tigers got three home runs in there as well.  jose valverde got his third save of the playoffs to close out the game.  rangers still lead the series, now two games to one.  game four is tomorrow in detroit.

Monday, October 10, 2011

cardinals drink brewers dry

the cardinals just wrapped up a  12-3 win over milwaukee.  albert pujols went 4 for 5, drove in 5 runs and scored three himself.  definitely a one man wrecking crew tonight.  the series is tied at one.  game three is wednesday in st.louis
texas claws detroit in extras

nelson cruz delivered the game winning grand slam in the 11th inning to give texas a 7-3 win over detroit and puts them up two games to none.  texas had the bases loaded in the 9th but couldnt score.  game three is tomorrow in detroit.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

jimmie johnson getting back into it big

after the first two chase races, jimmie johnson was sitting 10th, 39 points back.  after a second last week and a win today, he has made a statement that he isnt dead yet.  he is only four points back of leader carl edwards, while kevin harvick is second in the points one back.   jimmie keeps this up he will get the 6 pack.  wow six in a row would be awesome.  here's hoping.
brewers win slugfest

brewers  just put the finishing touches on a 9-6 win over st.louis in milwaukee.  ryan braun, prince fielder and yuniesky betancourt each had a home run.  john axford picked up the save.  he threw with a purpose today getting two strikeouts and got the last batter to ground out.  this after blowing a save in game five against arizona.  game two is tomorrow night in milwaukee.
tigers/rangers rained out

todays game two between the tigers and rangers was rained out today.  game two will be played with the first pitch at 2:19pm

Saturday, October 08, 2011

rangers win rainy game one

after two rain delays totalling 110 minutes (41 in the first and 69 in the second), the texas rangers win game one of the ALCS 3-2  the bull pens for both teams held the batters in check once the rain finally subsided.  neftali feliz got the save for texas.  game two is tomorrow night in arlington texas.

Friday, October 07, 2011

cardinals win a gem, maces brewers in NLCS

the st.louis cardinals are in the NLCS with a 1-0 win in philadelphia.  chris carpenter pitched a complete game three hit shutout.  roy halladay pitched 8 excellent innings.  the run was scored with a triple and a double in the first inning.congrats to the cardinals.  game one of the NLDS is sunday
brewers go to NLCS in dramatic fashion

nyjer morgan drove in the game winning run in the bottom of the 10th to give the milwaukee brewers a 3-2 win and their first trip to the NLCS since 1982.  a close exciting game.  they will play either philly or st.louis.  they are playing game 5 now.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

tigers eat yankees, go to ALCS

the detroit tigers are going to the ALCS with a 3-2 win in new york.  doug fister gets the win and jose valverde gets the save striking out alex rodrigues to end the game.  the tigers start the ALCS in texas on saturday.
95th nhl season for openers

three games begin the 95th nhl season tonight with philadelphia at boston with the bruins raising their stanley cup banner.  theyre up 1-0.  also montreal at toronto in the first intermission scoreless and pittsburgh at vancouver at 8pm.  with the return of the winnipeg jets, it should be a fun season.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

d-backs even things up

a five run first inning catapulted the diamonbacks to a 10-6 win in game four over the brewers.  the d-backs owned most of the game.  the series is tied at two with the fifth game on friday in milwaukee.  a d-back brewing finale coming up
cards get even by "freese"ing

david freese homered and drove in all of st.louis runs in a 5-3 win over philadelphia.  great way to help even the series at two.  game 5 is friday in philadelphia.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

d-backs stave off elimination big.

arizona avoided getting swept by beating milwaukee 8-1.  paul goldschmidt broke the game open with a grand slam home run.  milwaukee still leads the series, now two games to 5 is tomorrow in arizona.
yankees get even with tigers

the new york yankees won game four convincingly 10-1.  a much needed win.  the series is tied at two.  game 5 is thursday in new york and the winner plays texas.
rangers lasso rays, phils take down cards in game three

the texas rangers are in the ALCS after knocking out the rays for the second year in a row, this time in four games,  winning game four 4-3.  congrats to the rangers.  meanwhile the phillies beat the cardinals 3-2 to go up two games to one in their series.  close one here.  game four is tomorrow in st.louis.

Monday, October 03, 2011

rangers capture game three, yankees tigers knotted in the 5th

earlier the texas rangers won game 3 4-3.  tampa pitcher david price still cant beat texas.  texas is up two games to one.  game four is tomorrow.  meanwhile in detroit the yankees and tigers are tied at two in the 5th.  update on that later.

update:  detroit 5 new york 4.  justin verlander gets the win, jose valverde gets the save.  delmon young hit the game winning home run in the 8th.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

cardinals earn split in philadelphia

st.louis got the split in philly with a 5-4 win after going down 0-4.  chris carpenter for st.louis gave up 4 runs in three innings on short rest.  st.louis got to cliff lee and evened it.  the st. louis bullpen, in six innings of relief, gave up one hit.  anyways, the series is tied at one. game three is on tuesday in st.louis.
tigers even series, brewers up in the 7th

earleir todat detroit evened their series with the yankees at one with a 5-3 win.  i dont know how the game went.  scherzer got the win garcia got the loss.  game three is tommorow.  meanwhile the brewers are up 9-4 on the diamondbacks in the top of the 7th.  update on that game later.

update:  milwaukee 9 arizona 4.  milwaukee leads series 2-0.  game 3 is tuesday in arizona

Saturday, October 01, 2011

yankees take game one convincingly

the yankees just won game one 9-3.  ivan nova piched 6.1 innings of excellent baseball after resuming the game from last night after c.c sabathia pitched the first two.  robinson cano went 3 for 5, had 6 runs batted in including a grand slam homer.  game two is tomorrow in new york.
rangers even series 

the texas rangers even the series at one with an 8-6 win in arlington, tex.  a 5 run 4th inning propelled it.  plus a two run fifth and one in the 7th.  quite a good game otherwise.  game three is on monday in tampa bay.
national league opener in the afternoon

the first games of the n.l.divisions eries opened in philadelphia with the phillies beating the cardinals 11-6.  roy halladay with the win, kyle lohse with the loss.  later in milwaukee, the brewers beat the diamondbacks 4-1.  didnt see either game.  both games musve been good ones.  both milwaukee and philly lead their series one game to none.

Friday, September 30, 2011

tigers/yankees deluged by rain

tonights game one between detroit vs new york has been called due to rain.  they will resume tomorrow at 6:30pm with the yankees coming to bat in the bottom of the second with the score tied at one.
rays draw first blood

the tampa bay rays draw first blood with a 9-0 win in texas.  matt moore pitched seven innings of two hit ball.  seven of the nine runs came by the home run - johnny damon with a two run homer, and kelly choppach had a three run homer and a two run homer.  tampa leads series 1-0.
re-opening of b.c. place

b.c. place will be officially re-opened with the edmonton eskimos as first visitors of the b.c. lions home.  b.c. place now has a refurbished retractable roof to replace the teflon roof that they had.  can't wait to see what it looks like.  the lions spent the last season and a half at empire stadium (their old stadium before b.c. place opened in 1983).  the grey cup game is held there this year as well.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

end of september tomorrow already?  wtf?

doesn't seem that long ago september started and the end of it is tomorrow already.  damn it left in a hurry.  mlb playoff start tomorrow, tony stewart won the first two chase races while jimmie johnson didnt do too great.  tony leads and jimmie is 10th in the points.  gonna be an ecxiting 8 races.  nfl season started, cfl second half is in full swing, hockey season is on the doorstep now with the return of the winnipeg jets.  october is looking good already.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

rays snag last wild card after red sox unravel

the tampa bay ray came back from seven runs down to beat the yankees 8-7 in extra innings.  that combined with boston losing 4-3 in baltimore (they were up a run going to the bottom of nine).  the rays had a month of september while boston won only 6 games.  the playoff matchups feature the rays vs the rangers and the yankees facing the tigers in the A.L.  in the N.L. it will be the cardinals vs phillies and brewers vs diamondbacks.  fun starts friday.
cardinals go wild card on last day

the st.louis cardinals claimed the national league wild card with an 8-0 win in houston combined with atlanta losing 4-3 to philadelphia.  st.louis got on a hot streak while atlanta, who was up 8.5 games, faltered dramatically.  congrats to st.louis.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

mlb's 200,000 game in the books "officially"

the 200,000th game ended up being colorado at houston, which became official after the 5th inning with the game tied at two not long after kansas city vs chicago was game 199,999.  that was official after 4 1/2 with chicago leading 5-0.  so there you go.

update: colorado 4 houston 2.  took 13 innings to get the winner

Friday, September 23, 2011

texas rangers capture a.l. west

combined with their 5-3 win over seattle and a 3-1 win by oakland over the angels, the texas rangers won their fifth american league west title and second consecutive title.  congrats to the rangers.
diamondbacks slither way to n.l. west title

with a 3-1 over the san francisco giants, the arizona diamondbacks just clinched the national league west title. its their fourth title and fifth playoff appearance (could be five divisions not sure).  congrats to the d-backs.
national league central "brew"ing

with a 5-1 win against the florida marlins, combined with a 5-1 chicago cubs win over the st.louis cardinals (this game just ended), the milwaukee brewers won the national league central.  their first division won in the national league and first divison since 1982 when the y won the a.l. east.  congrats to them.
a milestone for major league baseball

at some point before the end of the season, major league baseball will have played its 200,000th game.  the very first game was april 22 1876 between the boston red caps (nee red stockings, then would eventally be the boston/milwaulkee/atlanta braves) vs the philadeplhia athletics (not to confuse them with the american league team that started in philly, then kansas city then oakland).  the red caps won 6-5.  this was also the first national league game.  teams then played a 70 game schedule (philadelphia and the new york mutuals wer forced out both not finishing the full sked).  boston finished with a 39-31 record and philly had a 14-45 record.  so who will be the 200,000th game and who will win it?

side note:  game #100,000 was on july 16 1964 and had the orioles beating the yankees 6-1.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

coming onto the first day of fall

the first day of fall is tomorrow (3:04 am).  it's noticable with the leaves changing color and falling off the trees.  we got a summertime forecast for the next few days.  i think we got our summer late, even if it is indian summer.  it'll be gone before ya know it.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

yankees eastern playoff bound

by sweeping both ends of a double header, the new york yankees wrapped up the a.l. east with a week to spare.  it is their 16th trip to postseason baseball in 17 years.  they have a good stretch going.  congrats to the yankees

Monday, September 19, 2011

rivera nu-mo-ro one save style

mariano rivera picked up save 602, preserving a 6-4 win over the minnesota twins.he been using the cutter pitch his whole career and as been keeping them off base.  congrats to mariano.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

phive in a row of philly

the philadelphia phillies just wrapped up their fifth n.l. east title with a 9-2 win over st.louis.  a six run eighth inning did it for them.  congrats to the phillies.

Friday, September 16, 2011

tigers take bite out of a.l. central

the detroit tigers just clinched the american league central with a 3-1 win in oakland.  even though the phillies clinched a playoff spot, the tigers were the first team to win their division.  it is detroits first division win since 1987 when the won the a.l. east by two games over toronto.  congrats to them.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

mariano rivera at 600

mariano rivera became the second closing pitcher to record 600 saves in a career.  trevor hoffman sits at 601.  quite an accomplishment for both.  congrats to mariano on the accomplishment.  i think rivera will pass hoffman before the end of the season.
fall is almost here and feels like it

fall may be a week from friday, and it feels like it.  its +9 outside at the moment and the leaves are already turning color.  its refreshing now considering before the weekend it was freaking hot.  today is why i love fall.  the sun is setting early which adds to the fall look.  winter on the other hand is a different story and another post.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

nfl season upon us

the nfl season is upon us.  the last two super bowl champions begin the season in green bay as the new orleans saints play the packers.  sunday will have its pethera of games and monday night will cap it off with two games (new england at miami and oakland at denver)  looking forward to the season here.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

labour (or labor) day long weekend

the final long weekend of the summer is upon us. with the fall day yesterday, tis turning out to be a nice one as well. even to the end of the week the summer weather will arrive. nascar race tomorrow night from atlanta, loads of afternoon baseball you can shake a stick at, and the labour day cfl weekend that started yesterday with b.c. beating toronto and ending monday with the doubleheader, with montreal visiting hamilton and edmonton going to calgary. tomorrow its saskatchewan playing winnipeg in part one of the "banjo bowl." and preseason nfl football as well. nice way to start september.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

end of august already.

man where did august go. lots of baseball, cfl football, nfl preseason is going after getting a cba deal done in july, and nascar racing. felt like a fall day today as well. september is going to be good. nascar decides the chase for the championship, nfl regular season gets underway, baseball pennant races go full swing and hockey training camps begin. tons of fun.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

night racing at bristol

brad keselowski wins at the worlds fastest half miler. he wasnt the dominant driver, but got the lead after a pit stop and cruised. martin truex jr finished second, jeff gordon was third, and jimmie johnson was fourth. jimmie johnson is tied for the points lead with kyle busch, but busch has the lead based on more wins than jimmie (2-1). next race is in atlanta on september 4th.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

grand slamming record

in a 22-9 win over the oakland a's, the new york yankees hit a record 3 grand slam home runs in a game. robinson cano in the 5th, russel martin in the 6th and curtis granderson in the 8th did the trick. once down 2-7, the yankees got 4 runs in the 5th, 4 runs in the 6th, 6 runs in the 7th and 6 runs in the 8th. quite a game.

Monday, August 15, 2011

another baseball milestone

jim thome of the minnesota twins hit his 600th career home run in a 9-6 twins win. he is the 8th player to reach the milestone. congrats to jim.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

the red green show

finally got my hands on the middle three seasons of the gred green show (seasons 7-9 named the delinquient years). at the moment om watching season 12 in the "mid-life crisis years" afterwards i will watch seasons 7-9. now all i have to do is pre-order the last three seasons (seasons 13-15 named the geezer years). that comes out sept. 20th. then i will have all 15 seasons.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

3 sided racing

brad keselowski won in pocono WITH A BUSTED UP FOOT!! how he raced i dont know. jimmie johnson finished fourth and stil trails carl edwards in the points. next week we go road racing in watkins glen NY.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

angels no-no on cleveland

ervin santana of the l.a. angels just threw a no-hitter against the cleveland indians in a 3-1 win. the cleveland run came via fielding error, stolen base, ground ball moving runner to third and a wild pitch. congrats to santana

Sunday, July 24, 2011

edmonton indy

it ended up being a three car race that will power ended up winning. he beat out helio castroneves and daro franchitti to win on the new reconfigured track at the city centre airport. paul tracy was taken out after alex tagliani hit graham rahal who spun into tracy. not a way for paul to go on his last race in edmonton (he retiring at the end of the season) so congrats to will on the win.

Friday, July 22, 2011

indy race weekend is here

the izod indy edmonton weekend has arrived. it began wednesday with the haulers arriving and paraded around edmonton. yesterday an indy care was displayed in kingsway mall and ryan briscoe and oriol servia signing autographs. today is supposed to be practice day, but with the rain coming down as i write, it may not happen. tomorrow is qualifying and sunday is the actual race. gonna be a fun weekend.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

womens world cup final

japan vs the u.s. went through 90 minutes tied at one. they went into extra time and both scored a goal. they go to a shootout tied at two. japan then outscores the u.s. 3-1 to win t he womens world cup. japans first ever win. congrats to japan

Saturday, July 16, 2011

womens world cup the the third place game

sweden hung on to beat france 2-1 and took third place in the world cup a very good result for france, since they have never been this far. sweden has been this far before so third for them isnt much of a surprise. tomorrow it will be the u.s. vs japan for the championship. game starts around 12:30 here.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

semi final wednesday

the first semi final game just ended with the u.s. beating france 3-1. two goals in three minutes for the u.s. did it. the u.s. will be in the championship game on sunday in frankfurt, while france will play in the third place game on saturday. the other semi final game between sweden and japan is in less than an hour.

update: japan 3 sweden 1. big surprise. sweden is usually one of the class teams. congrats to japan. japan will play the u.s. for the womens world cup on sunday and sweden will play france on saturday

Sunday, July 10, 2011

soccer quarterfinals part 2

right now brazil is playing the united states. the states are up 1-0 in the 27th minute, the goal was scored when a brazilian player knocked the ball into her own net. earlier sweden defeated australia 3-1 and will play japan in one semi final game. the winnier of the brazil/u.s. game will face france. both semi final games are on wednesday.

update: brazil and the u.s. went the 90 minutes tied at one. in extra time (no sudden death teams play 3o minutes of e.t.) brazil scored early and the u.s. tied it late. they go to penalty kicks were the u.s. wins it 5-3. so the u.s. plays france and the swedes play japan on wednesday.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

quarter final soccer part one and a milestone

the first two quarter final matchups happened and both were very tight. england and france went the full 90 minutes plus extra time tied at one. they went to penalty kicks and france won out 4-3. in the other one today, japan and germany went into extra time an japan got the only goal in the 108th minute and also moved on. tomorrow it will be sweden vs australia and u.s. vs brazil. these games will determine the semi finals.

meanwhile derek jeter of the new york yankees got two hits - the second being a home run - to get to 3000 hits in a career. the home run got the milestone. congrats to derek jeter

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

womens world cup day 11

group D has been decided. brazil wrapped up the group with a 3-0 win over equitorial guinea. they owned the second half after a lackluster first half. in the other group D game, australia beat norway 2-1 to join brazil in the quarter finals. group D ends with brazil having 9 pts, australia with 6, norway with 3 and equitorial guinea. coming up in group C, sweden will play the u.s. for first and second while north korea will play columbia.

update: sweden ended the united states group undefeated run with a 2-1 win and finished first in the group with 9 pts. the u.s. finished second with 6. north korea and columbia played to a scoreless draw. each finished with one point. north korea takes third based on goal differential (-3 to -4 over columbia)

the remaining quarter finals matchups are: sweden vs australia and the u.s. vs brazil. these games are sunday.
the city who will host the 23rd winter olympic games in 2018 is..........

pyeongchang south korea. this was just anounced minutes ago. they got a majority vote in the first round of voting. congrats to them.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

women's world cup day ten

new zealand, being down 0-2, scored 2 late goals including one in added time to salvage a 2-2 draw with mexico. quite a comeback considering mexico carried the play.

meanwhile while this was happening, england defeated japan 2-0 to get into the quarterfinals and the group. so the group B standings finish up with england with 7 pts, japan with 6, mexico with 2 and new zealand with one. japan and england in the quarter finals. who they will face will depend on the group A games.

the group A features france vs germany, which will decide first and second in group A, and canada vs nigeria in a meaningless game. both games coming up.

update: germany beat france 4-2 while nigeria beat canada 1-0. germany wins group A with 9 pts, france finishes second with 6, then nigeria with 3 and canada with 0. so two quarter final match ups are set. germany will play japan and england will play france. both games july 9th.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

womens world cup day 8

australia hung on to beat equitorial guinea 3-2 in group D action. equitorial guinea nearly tied it late but didn't. brazil vs norway in about an hour and a bit.

update: brazil 3 norway 0. brazil is in the quarterfinal and leads group D with 6 pts. australia and norway have 3 pts and equitorial guinea have none.

no games tomorrow. on tuesday in group A it is france vs germany and canada vs nigeria while in group B it is england vs japan and new zealand vs mexico

Saturday, July 02, 2011

womens world cup day 7.

sweden won a tight 1-0 game over north korea. north korea had a couple of chances and never scored. coming up in about an hour, columbia vs united states.

update: united states 3 columbia 0. united states advance to quarter finals as well as sweden. they each have 6 pts while columbia have 0 and are out. tomorrow in group D is australia vs equitoria guinea and brazil vs norway.

Friday, July 01, 2011

happy canada day

happy canada day to all. people all over canada will be celebrating canada's 144th birthday capped off by fireworks. enjoy the day canada.
womens world cup day 6

japan is in the quarterfinals with a 4-0 win over mexico. it was the homare sawa show as she scored three of the goals. coming up shortly is new zealand vs england.

update: england 2 new zealand 1. england needs at least a draw agains japan to advance. japan leads group B with 6 pts, engalnd has 4, mexico has 1 and new zealand has none. tomorrow in group C, its north korea vs sweden and the united states vs columbia

Thursday, June 30, 2011

womens world cup day 5

france is moving on to the quarter finals aftar a convincing 4-0 win over canada. france controlled the game from start to finish. france leads group A with 6 pts anda canada has none. next up germany vs nigeria in about an hour to round up the second game of group A.

update: germany 1 nigeria 0. a tight physical game. germany scored in the 54th minute. germany is in the quarter finals joining france, both with 6 pts. canada and nigeria have no points and are eliminated. tomorrow it will be japan vs mexico and new zealand vs england in group B action.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

womens world cup day four

equitorial guinea battled norway the whole way, but norway got one late in the game to get a 1-0 over equitorial guinea. a pretty close one. next up is brazil vs australia.

update: brazil 1 australia 0. brazil got their goal in the 54th minute and survived an australian attack late. norway and brazil have 3 points and australia and equitorial guine have none. back to group A for thier second game. canada vs france and germany vs nigeria tomorrow

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

womens world cup day 3

in the early game sweden bean columbia 1-0 in a game that sweden could have put more in. anyways they sit atop group C for the time being. USA vs north korea is coming up in about 45 minutes to round up group C.

update: USA 2 north korea 0. tight game most of the way. sweden and the USA has 3 pts while north korea and columbia at none. tomorrow in group D its norway vs equitorial guinea and brazil vs australia to round out the opening games of group play.

Monday, June 27, 2011

womens world cup day two.

japan just beat new zealand 2-1 to kick off group B action. i caught the last 15 minutes of it. i thought japan had most of the control. mexico vs england will round out group B action. they start in one hour.

update: mexico 1 england 1. japan leadds group B with 3 pts, mexico and england with 1 point each and new zealand with none. tomorrow columbia vs sweden and usa vs north korea in group C action.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

women's world cup underway

the womens world cup has begun in germany with group A action with france beating nigeria 1-0 and germany beating canada 2-1. christine sinclair got the goal for canada in the 82nd minute. france and germany are atop group A with 3 pts each.
road racing in sonoma

kurt busch won in sonoma this afternoon. from the bits and pieces that i saw he was pretty good. he is second in th points, 25 behind carl edwards who finished 4th. 5x champion jimmie johnson finished 7th and moved up to third in the points. next race is saturday in daytona.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

first day of summer

summer officially started today and wouldn't you know it - a severe thunderstorm watch in effect. just not for edmonton. its for the surrounding communities. with the rain finally stopping and it going to 23 today the conditions are right for some storms. its that time of the year.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

the london 2012 torch

this is the torch that will be used for the 2012
torch relay leading to the summer olympics .
8000 holes representin 8000 runners. whaddya think?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

game 7 no doubter

the boston brouins have just won the stanley cup with a 4-0 win in game seven and the series 4-3. boston i think outplayed vancouver, mostly in the net. tim thomas was way better than roberto luongo. tim thomas won the conn smythe trophy as playoff mvp. congrats to the bruins.

Monday, June 13, 2011

something to ponder

with the nba final ending last night and game 6 of the stanley cup final tonight makes me wonder the last time the nba was done before hockey. something to ponder and to look up.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

mavs cool off heat

with a 105-95 win in miami in game 6, the dallas mavericks win the nba championship 4 games to 2. dirk nowitzki was named playoff mvp congrats to the mavericks.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

back on after a month without

got the internet, phone and cable hooked up today after a month without. mostly because of a move in early may. with the nba final and stanley cup final nearly done and cfl season almost here and baseball season in full swing. plus a no hitter bu justin verlander on may 7th. and the indy 500 won by dan wheldon. hopefully more to come.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

lightnings strikes out caps

with a 5-3 win, the tampa bay lightning advaces to the conference finals and completed a four game sweep of the washington capitals. wow tampa bay did great against them. the lightning will face either boston or philadelphia.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011


francisco liriano threw the first no-hitter of the season as the minnesota twins beat the chicago white sox 1-0. it was minnesota's fifth no-hitter. liriano threw 123 pitches and walked 6 in the process.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

saturday night's all right for racing

kyle busch wins another spring race in richmond leading 236 of the 400 laps. carl edwards still has the points lead with a fifth place finish. jimmie johnson finished 8th and is still second in the points, 9 back. cmon jimmie

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

bruins claw out habs while lignings zaps penguins

the boston bruins knocked out the montreal canadiens 4-3 in overtime and the series in seven games. they will play the flyers in round two in a rematch from last year. last year philly came back from 0-3 down to win that series.

meanwhile the tampa bay ligning came back from 1-3 down in their series with the pittsburgh penguins to win the series 4-3 after winning game 7 1-0. quite the series on both. the lightning will play the capitals.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

canucks knock out champs, boy was it close

alex burrows of the canucks knocked out the chicago blackhawks in overtime and will face nashville in the second round after winning 2-1 in o.t. and the series 4-3. they finnaly beat the hawks in the playoffs and almost choked after going up three games to none. congrats to them. as i said they will play nashville in the second round and the other west semi match up is san jose vs detroit.
flyers rattle sabres

the philadelphia flyers knock out the buffal sabres four games to htree with a commanding 5-2 win in philly. even though the flyers had goalie issues throughout the series, they had it tonight. congrats to them.

Monday, April 25, 2011

sharks take bite out of kings

after surviving a 5 minute penalty to end the third and into overtime, the san jose sharks win game 6 4-3 in ot and win the series four games to two over the los angeles kings. the kings battled hard in the series i thought. anyways congrats to the sharks.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

predators eat ducks for dinner

the nashville predators are moving to the second round for the first time ever with a 4-2 win in game six and a 4-2 series win. it was a back and forth series and a back and forth game tonight. congrats to nashville

Saturday, April 23, 2011

rangers get capital punishment

with as 3-1 win, the washington capitals beat the new york rangers in game 5 and win the series 4 games to one. washington i think owned the series. who they will face will be decided later on.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

detroit put coyotes to sleep

with a 6-3 win, the detroit red wings complete a four game sweep of the phoenix coyotes. couple of games were pretty close, but detroit came out on top. tonight MAY have been the final game in phoenix, pending the ownership situation. who knose, come october they could still be in phooenix or in winnipeg. we will see. anyways congrats to detroit.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

a close finish at the aarons 499 jimmie johnson ,with a helpful push from dale earnhardt jr, won the aarons 499 by .002 over clint bowyer, while junior finished 4th, bowyer was 2nd and jeff gordon was third. johnson moved up to second in the points 5 points behind carl edwards, while junior moved to third in the points 19 behinde edwards.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

nhl playoffs set to begin the nhl playoffs begin with 5 games opening - chicago at vancouver, nyrangers at washington, phoenix at detroit, nashville at anaheim and tampa bay at pittsburgh. tomorrow los angeles at san jose, buffalo at philadelphia and montreal at boston round out the openers. let the chase for stanley begin.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

samsung mobile 500 matt kenseth ran away with this one leading 169 laps in winning his first race in 77 races. clint bowyer also had a good car and finishes 2nd. carl edwards finsihed 3rd and is now the new points leader with 256 pts. kyle busch is 9 back and mat kenseth and jimmie johnson is tied for third 13 point back. next race is a week tomorrow in talladega.

Monday, April 04, 2011

uconn huskies ncaa champions the university of conneticut huskies are 2011 ncaa champions with a 53-41 win over the butler bulldogs. i never saw the game. looked like it was a good game. i was hoping butler would win though. anyways congrats to uconn

Saturday, April 02, 2011

then there was one it will be uconn vs butler for the ncaa championship game on monday night. uconn hung on to beat kentycky 56-55 and butler beat VCU 70-62. it will be a good one for sure.

Friday, April 01, 2011

baseball season day 2 - no fooling first full night of baseball began with 6 day games. got hte seattle at oakland game on now with seattle leading 6-2 after 8 innings. i watched some of the toronto vs minnesota game with the jays winning 13-3. a great day today. no fooling either.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

end of march. wow already. march is going out in a nice way. spring has FINALLY showed its face. its supposed to be nice until next week. hopefully longer. time to watch the snow dissapear for good. baseball season starts today as well. with april on the doorstep, it will be a baseball kind of month. lets not forget the nhl playoff chase as well as the nba. the ncaa championship weekend is almost here too. semifinal saturday and championship monday. and nascar on tap too. easter in there too. goodbye march hello april.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

racing in fontana and final four set kevin harvick won out in fontana beating jimmie johnson. johnson moved to 5th in the points. kurt busch lost the points lead finishing 17th. carl edward took the points lead with a 6th place finish. next race is next sunday in martinsville and the goody's fast relief 500. meanwhile, VCU took out the last #1 seed in kansas, beating the jayhawks 71-61. kentucky is in the final four as well, beating north carolina 76-69. so it will be kentucky vs uconn in one final four game and VCU will play butler in the other. both games are saturday

Saturday, March 26, 2011

elite 8 part one

half of the final four is in with butler beating florida 74-71 in overtime and uconn beat arizona 65-63. butler will face either kansas or VCU and uconn will face kentucky or north carolina. kansas/VCU and kentucky/north carolina play tomorrow afternoon.

Friday, March 25, 2011

sweet 16 part two

two of four games are done, with kansas beating richmond 77-57 and will play either VCU or florida. meanwhile, north carolina beat marquette 81-63 and will face either kentucky or ohio st. VCU vs florida and kentucky vs ohio state starts within the next half an hour.

update: VCU just beat florida state 72-71 in overtime and will make its first elite 8 appearance in school history. they will play the kansas jayhawks. earlier kentucky beat ohio state 62-60 and will face north carolina.. both games on sunday

Thursday, March 24, 2011

ncaa champ out, other finalist in elite 8

last years ncaa champions are out as the arizona wildcats knock out the duke bluedevils 93-77 and will face uconn, who knocked out san diego state 74-67. meanwhile last years finalist, the butler bulldogs knocked out wisconsin 61-54 and will face florida who knocked out BYU 87-74. thats half of the elite 8. the rest will be decided tomorrow night

Sunday, March 20, 2011

first day of spring, racing at bristol and sweet 16 set featurring a couple of upsets

the first day of spring has sprung at 5:21pm here to barely above temperatures. time for the snow to go away finally

meanwhile in bristol, kyle busch wins there again and moved up 8 spots to 6th, while jimmie johnson finished 3rd and moved up to 7th in points. kurt busch still leads the points, but by one over carl edwards.

floridat state capped of night four of the ncaa tourney with a 71-57 win over notre dame and will face VCU in one sweet 16 matchup. VCU pulled off one upset beating purdue 94-76. marquette pulled off the other upset beating syracuse 66-62 and will face north carolina in anothe sweet 16 matchup. the rest of the matchups are: kentucky vs ohio st, kansas vs richmond, duke vs arizona, uconn vs san diego st, BYU vs florida and butler vs wisconsin. by this time next sunday we will know the final four.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

first #1 seed falls. thats the pitts

in an exciting and close finish, #8 butler knocked out #1 pittsburgh 71-70 and will be in the sweet 16 again. they will get either kansas state or wisconsin. the rest of the matchups will be decided tonight and tomorrow.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

happy st. patricks day

can't believe i almost forgot to pull this one. even though its basically over, i hope everyone had a great st. patrick's day. and hopefully you all wore green. even this post. could have used some green beer. cheers.
ncaa upset special already

first night and already a couple of upsets. first one had morehead state beating louisville 62-61. the second one had richmond beating vanderbilt 69-66 and the third had gonzaga beat st. johns 86-71. maybe more tomorrow.
march madness has begun

the ncaa tournament has officially begun. clemson and west virginia started it and they are at halftime tied at 40. old dominion vs butler is also playing at the moment with old dominion leading 21-19 getting late in the first half. more to come as the day goes on.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

the play in to the tournament

today marks the beginning of the ncaa tournament with the first two of four play in games. north carolina-asheille vs arkansas-little rock is at 4:30 with the winner playing pittsburgh to start the tournament. the second game is at 7:00 between clemason and UAB with the winner to play west virginia. tomorrow is the UTSA roadrunners and the alabama state hornets at 4:30 and virginia commonwealth rams and USC trojans at 7. tournament officially begins thursday night

Saturday, March 12, 2011

spring forward, unless you dont have to

2am tomorrow morning is the official time to move your clocks ahead one hour, so do so before you go to bed. unless you are in saskatchewan and parts of the united states that don't observe daylight time then ignore it.

Friday, March 11, 2011

red green show dvd insanity.

while i was watching "the red green show the toddlin' years" (seasons 4-6), acorn media decided to release "the delinquient years" (seasons 7-9) on this coming tuesday. two days ago, acorn media wil be putting out "the midlife crisis years" (seasons 10-12, and no im not making the titles up) on may 31st. acorn keeps this up they'll have the final three seasons out by the end of the summer. 15 seasons of duct tape to keep this blog going haha.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

kobalt tools 400

carl edwards won in las vegas today and was doing backflips afterwards. well his patented backflip off his car after he wins. jimmie johnson finished 16 and is 12th iun the points with 87 (new points system this year) tony stewart and kurt busch are tied for the lead with 113. next race is in bristol in two weeks.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

a new month means this..........

1. it will eventually warm up. the cold weather is getting a tad unnerving. gotta start seeing some grass soon. 2.spring training baseball has arrived. baseball season is near. 3. march madness a.k.a. ncaa basketball tournament is close. starts march 17th. 4. playoff drive in both the nba and nhl. 5. nascar gets into full swing even though they are two races in. and 6. at 2am on the morning of march 13 clocks move ahead one hour (unless you live in parts of canada and the u.s. that dont observe daylight saving time, then you dont have to). quite a month already set up.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

the 2014 sochi mascots

these guys were unveiled earlier today. the two on the left - named snow girl and fire boy - represent the paralympic games, while the polar bear, leopard and Zaya the dore hare represent the olympics.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

tim horton's heritage classic

in the second outdoor game of the season -and second in canada - the calgary flames shut out the montreal canadiens 4-0. rene bourque got two goals and mikka kiprusoff got the shutout.
rookie wins daytona 500

in his first race, trevor bayne wins his first race - the biggest race of the year - the daytona 500. i still dont know who he is. finished ahead of carl edwards and david gilliland. 5x champ jimmie johnson finished 27th. onwards to phoenix next sunday.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

budweiser shootout

in a very insane finish, kurt busch won the shootout after denny hamlin passed ryan newman under the double yellow line (which is a no-no. hamlin might have been by newman) and at the same time busch was going by newman on the high side (busch was being followed my jamie macmurray)busch and hamlin crossed almost simultaneously. busch ended up declared the winner, macmurray 2nd, newman third and jimmie johnson, who was leadin a second pack of four drivers ended up 4th. hamlin ended up the last car on the lead lap. an insane finishe to a great shootout. qualifying for the daytona 500 is tomorrow, which will determin the front row, and the gatorade dual races which will decide the remainder of the field.
the 9th annual (i think) hockey day in canada

its the annual hockey day in canada. this year yellowknife is hosting. this afternoon ottawa beat edmonton 5-3 from rexall. right now toronto is playing montreal and at 8pm its calgary vs vancouver. did anywone notice ron mcleans jacket? looked like he got it from the bay. updates of the other two games in a bit.

update 1: montreal 3 toronto 0. calgary @ vancouver in a few minutes

update 2: vancouver 4 calgary 2. thats it for another hockey day in canada

Sunday, February 06, 2011

super bowl XLV

the green bay packers have won the super bowl with a 31-25 win over the pittsburgh steelers. the packers owned the first quarter and a half. the steelers started coming on and made it a game and got to within three before the packers scored a td, keyed by a 33 yard completion from aaron rodgers to donald driver (i think im wrong) and a fg to preserve the win. it is their 4th super bowl and 13th championship overall. quarterback aaron rodgers was superbowl mvp. so there's another super bowl.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

man, february already?

wow january left in a hurry. with two snowstorms here it better have. the nhl all star game happened as well as the probowl, russia winning the world juniors, plus the shovelling. (i hear theres to be a nasty snowstorm state side). coming up, the super bowl, the start of the nascar season starting with speedweeks in daytona (budweiser shootout, the gatorade duels and of course the daytona 500), plus a boatload of hockey and other things. start your engines, this is gonna be good.

Friday, January 28, 2011

all star vacation

in a midst of the all star break. five days (started yesterday) of no hockey. its a needed break. in the meantime, gotta kick the cold. with off days today and tomorrow. rest is needed and essential. and the nfl probowl is on sunday as well. count down to super bowl is on.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

conference championship sunday

this afternoon, the green bay packers beat the chicago bears 21-14 in the NFC championship game in chicago. i saw bits and pieces of it so i dont know how much of a battle it really was. the packers are making their 5th trip to the super bowl. meanwhile in pittsburgh, the steelers lead the new york jets 24-3 at halftime. so far all pittsburgh. update after the game.

update: pittsburgh 24 new york 19. steelers face packers in super bowl XLV. steelers 3rd trip in six years and 8th trip to the super bowl overall

Sunday, January 16, 2011

nfl divisional playoff part two

the new york jets just knocked out the new england patriots 28-21 and will go to pittsburgh to play the steelers next sunday at 4:30pm. earlier the chicago bears beat out the seattle seahawks 35-24 and will face the green bay packers in chicago next sunday at 1:00pm.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

nfl divisional playoff part one

earlier the pittsburgh steelers, trailing 21-7 at halftime, came back and beat the baltimore ravens 31-24. they will play either the patriots or the jets, who play tomorrow. right now the falcons and packers are underway in atlanta, with the score tied at 14 all. update later.

update: green bay 48 atlanta 21. green bay plays either chicago or seattle, who play sunday.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

ravens fly to divisional while green bay packs up eagles

the baltimore ravens beat the kansas city chiefs 30-7 and will play pittsburgh steelers in one AFC divisional. meanwhile the green bay packers hung on to beat the philadelphia eagles 21-16 and will face the atlanta falcons in the NFC divisional game. so, the AFC matchups are the steelers vs ravens in pittsburgh on saturday and the patriots vs jets on sunday. in the NFC, its the pacers vs falcons on saturday and the seahawks vs bears on sunday.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

seahawks stun saints, colts vs jets underway

the seattle seahawks stunned the new orleans saints 41-36 in a pretty good game. seattle exposed a soft new orleans defence. qb matt hasselback was key throwing four touchdowns. meanwhile the indianapolis colts and new york jets are tied at 7 (jets just tied it). there is 9:48 left in the 3rd quarter. update later.

update: ny jets 17 indy 16. jets go to new england to play the patriots

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

russia wins world junior hockey gold

trailing 0-3 after two periods, the russians kick started a comeback with two goals in 11 seconds in a five goal third period, giving the russinas a 5-3 win and their 4th title. it was a stunning comeback for russia as it was a stunning melt down by canada, as they sat back and let russia back into it. congrats to russia

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

semi final monday

lst night canada advanced to the gold medal game with a 4-1 win over the u.s. canada outshot them 43-21. the u.s. goalie stood on his head stopping everything otherwise it would have been a blowout. the earlier semi final game had russia beat sweden in the shootout 4-3. so it will be canada vs russia for gold and sweden and the u.s. for bronze. both games are tomorrow

Sunday, January 02, 2011

end of nfl regular season ends. next stop - playoff time

the seattle seahawks became the last team to get in by beating the st. louis rams for the nfc west division. they will face the new orleans saints on saturday. the other nfc wild card game has the green bay packers in philadelphia to play the eagles on sunday. the chicago bears and atlanta falcons have the byes into the divisional round. in the afc, the new york jets go to indianapolis to face the colts on saturday and the baltimore ravens face the chiefs in kansas city on sunday. the new england patriots and pittsburgh steelers have the byes into the divisional round.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

2011 nhl winter classic

eric fehr had two goals and semyon varlamov stopped 32 shots as the washington capitals beat the pittsburgh penguins 3-1 in the fourth annual new years day outdoor game. there was some rain during the game. was a great game. next outdoor game is feb 20 between calgary and montreal in the second heritage classic game. montreal and edmonton was in the first one in november of 2003. great way to cap off new years day

happy 2011 to all. hopefully 2011 will be better than 2010. cheers to all. off to the tune of auld lang syne.