Friday, January 31, 2014
can't believe it is the end of January. still trying to figure out where it went. the nfl playoffs began and only the super bowl is left. already had four nhl outdoor games, with one in ann arbour michigan, dodger stadium in l.a. and two games in yankee stadium. plus world junior hockey. January started semi-cold, then cold then ten days of spring weather, and now it is semi cold again. and it is supposed to get real cold mid week. ugh. winter is far from over.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
the denver broncos are going into super bowl XLVIII with a convincing 26-16 win over the new england patriots in denver. 15th meeting between tom brady and peyton manning and manning wins this one. the broncos will await the nfc championship game winner. that game starts in about half an hour between san francisco and seattle.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
it is the annual hockey day in canada on cbc. i think it starts airing at 10am with a few features on cbc. all seven canadian teams will be involved. cbc will be airing three games today. n.y rangers at ottawa and edmonton at winnipeg at noon (ottawa out east, edmonton and winnipeg out west), montreal at toronto at 5pm and calgary at vancouver at 8pm lloydminster is this years host. there will be also street hockey, pics with the stanley cup and an alumni game throughout the day. updates on the games throughout the day. update 1: rangers beat ottawa 4-1 while winnipeg beat edmonton in overtime 3-2. update 2: toronto 5 montreal 3. update 3: vancouver 3 calgary 2 in the shootout. thats another hockey day in canada. until next year.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
the denver broncos held on to a 24-17 win over the san diego chargers. the chargers nearly pulled even after being down 24-7. anyways the broncos will now host the new england patriots in teh afc championship game next sunday, while the 49ers and seahawks will play the nfc championship game.
the san francisco 49ers are going to the nfc championship game with a 23-10 win in carolina panthers. the 49ers will face the seahawks in seattle. that should be quite the match-up. next up has the san diego chargers in denver to face the broncos. winner faces new england.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
the new england patriots cruise past the indianapolis colts 43-22 on the strength of six rushing touchdowns. yes - six rushing td's. tom brady did not throw a touchdown pass. it's onto the afc championship game. they will get either denver or san diego. tomorrow has denver vs san diego and san francisco vs carolina. they will end the divisional games and set up the championship games.
the seattle seahawks will be hosting the nfc championship game after meating the new orleans saints 23-15. the seahawks defence was just way too good today. drew brees couldnt get anything going until the fourth quarter. by then it was too late. the seattle offense was pretty good too. coming up has indianapolis at new england for a spot in the afc championship game.
Sunday, January 05, 2014
the san francisco 49ers went to green bay and pulled out a last second field goal to win 23-20 over the packers on a cold chilly afternoon at lambeau field. i heard it was -20F with the wind chill there. oy. anyways the 49ers head to carolina to play the panthers in the divisional match up. there she be for the wild card weekend.
the san diego chargers put the end to a 27-10 win over the cincinnati bengals in a chilly cincinnati. most of the game it was san diego. the chargers will now play the denver broncos in denver next sunday in one divisional game. the other afc matchup has indianapolis going to new england to play the patriots on saturday night. coming up is san francisco at green bay with the winner going to carolina.
rasmus ristalainedn scored the overtime winner as finland beats sweden 3-2 in sweden to win the world junior tournament. the overtime ended up quite an exciting one as both teams had great chances. congrats to finland on the gold, and congrats to sweden for the sweden. it is finlands third gold win and first medal since 2006. it was a great tournament and malmo, sweden was a wonderful host.
russia wins the bronze with a 2-1 win over canada. it was quite a good game today. russia was teh better team even though canada played better today. canada finishes fourth for the second year in a row. it has been years since canada has missed a medal two years in a row. congrats to russia on the bronze.
Saturday, January 04, 2014
the new orleans saints win their first playoff road win on a last second field goal and beat the philadelphia eagles 26-24. they will go play the seattle seahawks next saturday in seattle. it is going to be noisy in seattle. tomorrow has san diego at cincinnati and san francisco at green bay. that will end teh wild card weekend.
can you belive it? kansas city was up 31-10 only to blow it and lose 45-44 in indianapolis. wow. quite the shocker of a comeback by the colts. gonna be quite the weekend of this kind of game keeps happening. who knows who indy wil face. it will be either denver or new england, depending on the bengals at chargers game tomorrow.
finland just put the boots on a 5-1 win over canada. finland absolutely played a perfect game stymying the canadians. first goal for finland was on a bad bounce, then it went finland's way. added to that canada took a couple of careless penalties that gave finland a couple power play goals and had two ten minute misconducts on top of that. finland will now play sweden for gold tomorrow (should be a good one) while canada plays russia for bronze.
earlier sweden beat out russia 2-1 to punch their ticket to the gold medal game. sweden got the first two goals. once russia scored, they started to por it on. the swedish goaltender shut the door. there was some rough stuff at the end that could bring out some disciplinary action. anyways, sweden will play for gold tomorrow, while russia has to play for bronze. canada vs finland is on now stay tuned.
Thursday, January 02, 2014
i was at work during the quarter final games at the world juniors today. russia beat the u.s. 5-3, canada beat switzerland 4-1 (canada actually scored first in this game. they have given up teh first goal the whole tournament), finland beat the czech republic 5-3 and sweden beat slovakia 6-0. this sets up a pair of pretty good semi final matchups. canada plays finland in one and sweden plays russia in the other. the semi finals are saturday, with the winners playing for gold and losers playing for bronze on sunday.