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Monday Moaning 2-11-13
Category: FEATURED
Tags: NCAA Life Family Notre Dame Hockey The Beeze Kate Upton C diff Joe Paterno Penn State The Grammys Music

 


I'm not a fan of Sports Illustrated, but I don't mind their cover girl!

Let me start this week by saying, I try not t o hold back when I write...My personal feelings and life are always front and center in my blogs...But I'll be honest...I've been holding some things back for awhile...Since around Thanksgiving my wife has been dealing with a bacterial infection called C._diff...It was brought on by of all things, an antibiotic...She had been on this medicine for about 20 days to get rid of an infection in a tooth that needed work...When she got a serious rash, and then the horrible stomach issues, she remembered reading the info from the pharmacy, and how it could cause such things, including death...Wow, just the drug I want to take...

There were too many tests, and too much waiting....And too much reading about C.diff...Like THIS...The idea of a fecal transplant grossed out my wife, but being the good guy that I am, I offered to shit down her throat!

Finally late in January, it was confirmed and she was prescribed medicine that often fixes the problem...If not totally, it can manage it...She just finished the meds, and things seem to be okay...Within two days of being on the medicine, the shit-fest had stopped...So that is looking better now...Just in time for family troubles...As if the stress of work, and kids, and dealing with that wasn't enough, her father who has been dealing with dementia, and Alzheimer's, has gotten really bad...Last time we were there, he was asking where Molly came from...Has no recollection of her...My wife's mother is slowly losing some things upstairs too...The stress of dealing with my father in law has been wearing on her too...And then her brother had a car wreck, which lead to us finding out that he had a bit of a legal issue...

We spent too much time this week figuring out what was going on, and cleaning up his mess...She spent Saturday in PA. dealing with things, while I stayed home with the kids...Next she has to get with her sisters and figure out the next move for what to do about their folks...It's been a real pain in the ass...

Plus my cracked up ribs are still killing me...And I clearly wrenched something in my back during my spill, because I've been having muscle spasms that hurt like a bitch...So things have sucked lately...I'm only writing about it now, because I needed to get it off my chest, and I feel like I've been distant and distracted when it comes to writing...I can't bitch to my wife...This is all 10 times harder on her...

Okay...So, there was a positive in the sports world...Notre Dame swept Michigan in hockey this weekend...Sweeping Michigan in anything, is always good!

 


In other sports news...The media was all buzzing about "The Paterno Report" that was released Sunday morning...I called bullshit right away...This report was paid for by the Paterno family...Done by people who were supporters of Paterno...2 were donors to PSU...This for the Paterno lovers, by the Paterno lovers...There is no way you can expect honesty in it...Nor should it have gotten any air time at all...Mrs. Paterno, maybe Joe never told you shit, but he knew Sandusky was a piece of shit, and he kept a lid on it, and let the child molesting and raping continue...Please lady, shut the fuck up...Your husband was an asshole....And all those still holding onto their blind loyalty to him are looking like assholes too...

There's a link to the stupid Paterno family site on the Q-o-t-D....

I watched the Grammy's Sunday night...There were some good performances, but I found it sad that most of the awards were given earlier...So many people not getting their time, while CBS couldn't stop showing us Taylor Swift singing and dancing to everyone who performed...And I'd love it if they actually put some performers on stage that we haven't seen countless times before...Sure the hipster, folksy guys get their time this year, but that will be that for awhile...But enough with Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Elton John...That old Queen at the piano reading the lyrics...Christ!

And acting like Justin Timberlake is the greatest musician ever, and we all have missed him so desperately while he's been acting...Yuck!

Jack White, please stop trying so hard to be the Johnny Depp of rock & roll...You're so fucking unique and cooler then everyone else...You're not! and Johnny Depp owned the Viper Room, hard to get cooler then that...And I can play average, loud distorted guitar, and chuck it at the end too...Not impressed!

This week, I leave you with this...

 


Have a week...

The Beeze.

 
Monday Moaning ( a 2012 Recap)
Category: FEATURED
Tags: Notre Dame Penn State Kids 2012 2013 Lance Armstrong Kony Occupy NFL NHL Art Modell Ron Santo Dads Hostess

 

 

 
 


It's New Year's Eve...2012 is coming to an end...What will we remember this 2012 for? A year with crazy weather...Intense heat waves...Wild fires and droughts...Extreme tornadoes...Epic storms...Yep, that all happened in 2012...What else? The world didn't end right before Christmas, as many thought the Mayans predicted...Though there were many lives lost just before Christmas...The mall shooting in Oregon...The horrific massacre at Sandy Hook changed so many lives, and as an outsider looking in, it really shook me up...

But the shooting didn't stop there...Another nut-job randomly opened fire in PA shortly after...followed by an asshole who set a house on fire Christmas Eve, in NY just to open fire on the fire fighters...But in that time from December 14th up to Christmas, there were over 60 people shot in Chicago, and the media seems to ignore that...Mental health and gun control debates were sparked because these events along with the Colorado movie theater shooting...Maybe we'll be able to remember 2013 for being the year that there was some serious change to prevent these acts from being some common...

In 2012 we saw the legacy of Joe Paterno shattered...And we saw the monster know as Jerry Sandusky locked up after years of abusing and raping kids, and years of Penn State officials and Paterno covering it up, and letting it continued...And while the media was so proud to cover this story, they turned a blind eye to THIS horrible story...ESPN didn't say shit about it until more than a month after I did...Speaking of ESPN...After trying to act like the PSU watch dog, they turned around and aired every PSU football game this year...Scumbags!

In 2012 Ron Santo was finally inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame...Too bad it was two years after he died...That place can burn...I'm sure Santo was happy, but he deserved to deliver that speech himself...





What else happened? The Hostess Company went in the tank...No more Twinkies...Who the hell saw that coming?

Art Modell died, and people in Cleveland still hate him, and really lack a clue about how important he was to the NFL...I tried to set them straight HERE...

Speaking of death...in 2012 we saw the LA Kings win the Stanley Cup...And since then, we've been watching the NHL kill itself...

From the looks of it, in 2013 we'll see a number of NFL teams with new head coaches...Including the Browns...

We found out Lance Armstrong was full of SHIT or PEDS...

I started fighting my fight for DADS to start getting some credit...

We saw a big hype about getting that Kony guy...Where are you #Kony2012 people...Fucking guy is still out there...You haven't done shit have you?

At least the Occupy people lasted a little longer...They showed some conviction...But then they gave up too...Hard to have movement bring any real change, if your movement lacks leadership and direction...And when the media only shows the wack-job wannabe hippies, no one takes you seriously...



In 2012 my kids turned 11, 8, and 2...Holy crap time flies...But it's been fun...They have been the biggest part of my life this year...Going ice skating with them during Browns games may have been the smartest thing I've done...And this weekend, with all the snow we got, we mixed in some sledding too...




Watch him at the bottom of the hill in this next one...




I love hearing my wife in the background, laughing as she says she's "gonna kill him"...We're the best parents!

2012 has had a lot of ups, and probably even more downs...I've seen people wishing the year away...I can't do that...Try to learn from the bad spots, and cherish the great stuff...And one of those great things I'll hold onto is Notre Dame going undefeated in 2012...And hopefully next week, they'll start 2013 with a win...Fuck Sports Illustrated and their prediction...Fuck the haters...Notre Dame is going to make Alabama earn every point they get...And all you Alabama/SEC people, and ND haters are going to be surprised when the Irish win it all...

My prediction is 2013 is going to be a good year...

Have a week...

The Beeze.

The Beeze's College Football Wrap Up 10-7-12
Category: FEATURED
Tags: NCAA College Football SEC ACC Big12 Big10 Pac12 Manti Te'o Collin Klein West Virginai Penn State UNH LSU Andy Vailas


We'll start this week with one of the day's early games...Big-12 and state rivals, Kansas at #7 Kansas State...If you paid attention to my pre-season predictions, and now my weekly wrap up, you know I'm all in with Collin Klein and Kansas State taking the Big-12 title this year...I have to say, early in this game I was a bit nervous...Charlie Weiss was pulling everything he could out of the playbook, and by halftime the Jayhawks were only down 21-14...But that was it...The Wildcats defense buckled down, and the offense rolled...Klein passed for 129 yards and 2 TD's, while rushing for 116 and two more TD's...K-State drilled the Jayhawks 56-16...

The other early game I was bouncing to was from the MAC...Buffalo was visiting the Bobcats at Ohio U...And things didn't look good early for undefeated Ohio, as Buffalo jumped out to an early 14-0 lead...Ohio battled back and had the lead at halftime...Buffalo kept swinging and had the game tied after 3 quarters...The Bobcats pulled ahead and held on for 38-31 win, even though Buffalo had out gained them in yardage, and had a 10 minute TOP advantage on them...I'm sure this was a good reminder that the Bobcats can't coast though their MAC schedule...

I hadn't planned on writing about the #3 Florida State at NC State game, but now I have to...As I started writing this, I saw NC State was hanging in there...And then they did it...On fourth down, with time running out, Mike Glennon connected with Bryan Underwood for a game tying, 2 yards TD pass...And with the extra point. NC State took a 17-16 lead, and held on for the last few seconds to win...Love seeing FSU...Love seeing an upset live like that...And I was shocked to not see the NC State fans storm the field...Very odd to see a big conference upset like this, and not see the student body go bat-shit!

Now lets go to the SEC...I have never found myself rooting for #10 Florida...But today I was, as they took on #4 LSU...I have grown to hate LSU, and their obnoxious fans who think LSU is God's gift to football...Well, your team may have put some points up on Towson, but they didn't do shit against a real defense like Florida...And then Florida's offense just went ball-control all over your ass, hanging onto the ball for 37 minutes and change...The Gators won 14-6 and are now 5-0...

The other big game in the SEC was suppose to be #5 Georgia at #6 South Carolina...Instead it was an ass beating as South Carolina rushed for 230 yards on their way to a 35-7 victory...and that 230 yards doesn't count the 70 yard punt return for a TD by Ace Sanders... South Carolina QB Connor Shaw looked really good as well...This kid is coming along, and the fact that Spurrier doesn't seem to be screwing with his head too much may be a big reason why...But it all started the Gamecocks defense getting into Georgia QB, Aaron Murray's face, and head early...Just a dominating effort...And with Georgia taking the loss, along with LSU's loss, the SEC is looking more interesting...Game to watch next week, South Carolina at Florida...Should be a hell of a game!

Now, before I get into any other games, I have to get to my Fighting Irish...

 


Manti Te'o and the dominating #9 Fighting Irish defense took to Soldier field to renew an old rivalry with the Miami Hurricanes...I have to say I was a bit worried about Miami's speed, but once they dropped a few passes, on balls that had the secondary beat, the Irish defense woke up and held Miami to just a field goal...It also helped the defense that Notre Dame held onto the ball for over 39 minutes, and rushed for 376 yards...This was an old fashioned ass beating...The Irish ran through Miami the way Taco Bell runs through me...Damn, I really want a Mexican Pizza! George Atkinson III had 123 yards and a TD, while Cierre Wood put up 118 yards and 2 TD's...Theo Riddick had 21 yards and a TD on 5 carries...Everrett Golson had 51yards on the ground, and Cam McDaniel had 55 yards and 1 TD on 11 carries...
 


Next week #18 Stanford comes to South Bend to take on the Irish...But this week, Stanford had a bit of a scare, as they didn't feel like playing defense against Arizona...Both teams racked up 617 yards of total offense, each...4 Quarters wasn't enough...Tied at 48, they felt there needed to be more scoring...Stanford must have been feeling the pressure, because they wanted to end this quickly...A rare defense high-light, the Stanford D picked off a Matt Scott pass...Then on their second offensive play, Stepfan Taylor broke off a 21 yard TD run, to end the game 54-48...I hope the Cardinal defense plays this shitty next week!

In the Big-Ten, #24 Northwestern fans were getting excited about their team, until Saturday when they went to Penn State and lost to the Nittany Assholes 39-28...And yes, ESPN televised this weeks game...That's all 6 PSU games on ESPN/ABC...ESPN, the world wide leader in bullshit...Don't worry, if your school and legendary head coach cover up decades of child rape, ESPN will have your back, and do what the can to keep your sanctioned program relevant...

This weeks prime-time Big-Ten game featured #21 Nebraska heading into Columbus to take on #12 Ohio State...Early on this was a tight battle, with plenty of offense...But Ohio State took control and pulled away, winning 63-38...QB Braxton Miller rushed for 186 yards...I have to ask Nebraska, how the hell do you let that happen? Everyone knows this kid is the key weapon for Ohio State...Stop him...Don't let him run all over you...Force him to beat you with his arm...Did you guys not watch any film on how this kid runs? But Buckeyes fans are happy...They saw some high-powered offense that they have been waiting to see from Urban Meyer...

Speaking of high-powered offense...#8 West Virginia went down to Texas to take on the #11 Longhorns...Friggin' West Virginia and their offense...460 total yards...Geno Smith passing for 268 and 4 TD's...Texas tried their best to hang with the Mountaineers, as they put up 404 yards of offense...I was expecting Texas' defense to be the one to slow WV down and put them in their place, but I guess I was wrong, as WV won 48-45...I'm really noticing a lack of defense lately, and it's disappointing...

Also in the Big-12, with QB Casey Pachall suspended, #15 TCU lost to Iowa State 37-23...Looking at the numbers you would think TCU should have won this game, but there is that all important category of TURNOVERS...TCU turned it over 5 times...You can't win doing that...

And since I've found myself paying attention to the University of New Hampshire the last couple weeks, why not see what they did this week in the CAA...Well, QB Andy Vailas passed for 252 yards and 4 TD's, while running back Nico Steriti rushed for 126 yards and 2 TD's...Running back Jimmy Owens also added 120 yards on the ground, as UNH beat-up Georgia State 44-21...

That's it for the wrap up...See ya Monday!

The Beeze.

 

The Beeze's Collge Football Wrap Up 9-30-12
Category: FEATURED
Tags: NCAA Colleg Football ESPN West Virginia Baylor SEC Big Ten Big 12 Pac 12 Penn State UNH Football Andy Vailas

 



Well this week, I guess we have to start with Big-12 battle of no defense...Going into Saturday's game, the over was 82...#9 West Virginia and Baylor blew that out of the water, as these two high-powered offenses duked it out in a pass happy game...



West Virginia's QB Geno Smith passed for 656 yards and 8 TD's while leading his team to a 70-63 win...Baylor's Nick Florence did his best, throwing for 581 yards and 5 TD's...The Bears WR, Terrance Williams set a Big-12 record with 314 yards receiving, to go with his 2 TD's...Tough break for WV's WR Stedman Bailey, who had set the record earlier in the game, with 303 yards...He added 5 TD's...

Quite a switch from the defensive battle we saw last week with Kansas State and Oklahoma...#12 Texas and Oklahoma State tried to do their best to keep up with both their QB's putting up 300 yards each, and while putting up big points, they couldn't match WV and Baylor's output...

After Oklahoma State took 36-34 lead with two and a half minutes left in the game, Texas QB David Ash drove the Longhorns on a 75 yard game winning drive, capped off with a Joe Bergeron 2 yard TD run, with less than 30 seconds left...Texas wins 41-36...What a tough loss for Oke State....

Then there is the biggest full of shit team in College Football...# LSU...This week they took on another powerhouse in Towson...To no one's surprise, LSU won...But to their own disgrace, they didn't look like the dominating team that their fans think they are, as the final was 38-22...The great and mighty LSU Tigers gave up 22 points to Towson...22 points...22 fucking points to Towson!

Can we please drop LSU out of the top 10 already...This team is a fraud! I don't care that they play in the SEC...Their non-conference schedule is weak...Only 3 of their SEC opponents on their schedule this year should be a concern based on how grossly over-hyped this team is...

This week's big SEC game was between Tennessee and #5 Georgia...This was another offensive battle as Georgia put up 560 yards of offense while Tennessee put up 478...Yes, the trend of no defense continues as Georgia had to battle to win 51-44...

Ohio State fans are thrilled that their team has racked up a 5-0 record, after beating Michigan State 17-16 Saturday...But they shouldn't be that thrilled considering the other 4 teams they beat were Miami (Ohio), UCF, Cal (who gave them a scare), and UAB...

Then there was the Big-Ten prime-time game...A rivalry that the Big-Ten seems to be trying to force...#22 Nebraska and Wisconsin...Wisconsin and Montee Ball were suppose to be a running team, but while Ball had 90 yards on the ground, the team finished with a total of 56 yards rushing...Instead it was Nebraska that was running the ball, with Taylor Martinez getting 107 yards on the ground, and Rex Burkhead with 86...Martinez also passed for 181 yards and 2 TD's to go with his one rushing TD...

Wisconsin was up 20-10 at Halftime, and then came right out in the second half and went up 27-10...After that, it was all Nebraska fighting back, to tie the game at 27 at the end of the third quarter...With just over 9 minutes left in the game, the Cornhuskers kicked the go-ahead filed goal, and then kept playing hard-nosed defense to hold on to the 30-27 win...

It what was premiere match up in the CAA, New Hampshire looked to bounce back from their tough 64-61 loss to Old Dominion, as undefeated Delaware came to visit the Wildcats...

After being down 7-0 at Halftime, UNH Quarterback, Andy Vailas got the wildcats on track, passing for 315 yards and 2 TD's, while also rushing for another TD and 36 yards, leading UNH 34-14 victory...

 


Good too see these guys come back strong after last week...

In case you missed it...ESPN once again put Penn State on the air...All 5 of Penn State's games have been televised on ESPN/ABC...And none of these games were against "Big Time" opponents...They opened against Ohio U. with all the post Sandusky/Paterno scandal and punishment hanging over the campus...ESPN hyped it for days...It bothered me, but didn't surprise me...The best part wast the Bobcats winning 24-14...

Then they went to Virginia and lost 17-16 because their kicker couldn't hit water if he fell out of a fucking boat...Then they got their first win against Navy...That was disappointing...Then they beat Temple...I would hope so...And Saturday they beat Illinois...Illinois, which is one of the Big-Ten's embarrassments to football...The others being Indiana, and Minnesota...

I'm sorry, but clearly ESPN signed a hush-hush deal to try and keep PSU Football in the public eye, hoping that when their penalties are over and done with, that they won't be completely irrelevant...(this is just my theory, backed up by nothing but my hatred of ESPN and Penn State...

And finally, the late game that should have been on major network...A big PAC-12 battle between Arizona, and Pac-12 surprise team, #18 Oregon State...Yet again, we had another big offense game...The Beavers put up 612 yards of total offense, while Arizona put up 545, in a back and forth battle that was finally settled when the Beavers went 75 yards in 10 plays to score the game winning TD with just over a minute left...Then iced it with a interception, winning 38-35...

That's it for this week...See ya Monday

The Beeze.

 

The Beeze's College Football Wrap Up 9-23-12
Category: FEATURED
Tags: NCAA College Football SEC ACC Big12 Pac12 Mantie Te'o Notre Dame The Beeze LSU Penn State ESPN Kansas State Oregon

 

The past couple of years when I've written about the #11 Notre Dame/ #18Michigan game, I've found myself writing about the incredible performances put on by Michigan QB, Denard Robinson...Well, not this time...Once again the Notre Dame defense played a great game...And just like last week, the Defense was lead by Manti Te'o...Te'o had 2 of the 4 interceptions that Robinson threw...Robinson made it clear that he's Michigan best running back, gaining 90 yards on the ground...But I'm not sure if he's their best QB....

The Notre Dame offense didn't make things easy on the defense, as Everrett Golson threw 2 interceptions in his own end of the field, early in the game...But the Irish defense kept Michigan off the board until the 4th quarter, giving up just two field goals...Golson was yanked, for the second time this year for Tommy Rees...While Rees kept the mistakes to a minimum, the offense was pretty conservative, relying on the defense's strong play, and holding on for a 13-6 victory...

I hated seeing Golson looking so dejected on the sidelines...The kid has great talent, and you don't want him to lose his confidence...Coach Kelly said after the game, that Everrett Golson is still their guy, and from time to time, they will look for Rees to get them through a tough spot...I'm not going to bitch right now...They're winning...And whatever gets you the win is okay with me...

And you can't say enough about Manti Te'o...Two weeks in a row, after dealing with the deaths of his grandmother and his girlfriend, there he is, leading his team...Playing great football...He hasn't made an INT during his time at Notre Dame...He now has 3 in the last 2 games...Watch this kid play people...Come April, he'll be a first round pick!

Who wants highlights? I do!



Now if you like College Football like I do...Then Saturday night is your kind of night...Beside Notre Dam and Michigan in prime-time...You also had Florida State playing Clemson, and Kansas State visiting Oklahoma both in Prim-time...Oh, and Auburn facing LSU...Good stuff...

Lets start at Auburn...I'm so sick of people talking about how great #2 LSU is...So far they have played nobodies, and have blown them out...And stupid LSU fan thinks they're the shit...Well, this is how great they are...The beat Auburn 12-10...That's right, not 49-10...12-10...1-3 Auburn, had LSU sweating bullets...And that 1 win was an OT win against ULM...Let me just say this LSU fans...Your team better knuckle up for next weeks game against Towson...

Now, I have to talk about #15 Kansas State going to face #6 Oklahoma...This game was a hard-hitting battle...Now when I did my pre-season predictions, I said Oklahoma would win the Big-12, but I warned people about Kansas State, who gets no respect, and I had K-State QB Collin Klein as a Heisman sleeper...Well, the Wildcats didn't disappoint...They went into a hostile environment...Played tough defense, and gritty offense and managed to upset the Sooners 24-19...The biggest thing that kept the Sooners from winning was 3 turnovers...Almost 4, but one was overturned by review...Also 4-10 on third downs makes life hard too...

Klein's numbers weren't outstanding, only passing for 149 yards, and rushing for 79 and a TD...But he did what his team needed, as K-State beat Oklahoma in time of possession by almost ten minutes, and didn't turn the ball over...

Then there was #10 Clemson at #4 Florida State, in a huge ACC match up...I had picked Clemson to win the ACC, and I was liking what I was seeing early in this game...Their offense was looking good, finishing with 426 total yards, and 37 points, seems like a good day at the office...But the Seminoles turned it on in the late in the third quarter, racking up a total of 667 yards and putting 49 points on the board...It became clear as the game went on, that FSU had too much depth, size and strength, took the lead, and wore Clemson out...

Saturday afternoon, there was another good game...Two PAC-12 teams that have been surprising people...Oregon State at #19 UCLA...This game was about offense, and two QB's who can sling it...UCLA's Brett Hundley who passed for 372 of their 444 total yards...And Oregon State's Sean Mannion threw for 379 of their 501 total yards...Surprisingly, it wasn't a 49-45 game...Oregon State pulled out the victory and their second upset of the year, winning 27-20...

There was another PAC-12 game that many of us were looking forward to, as #22 Arizona visited #3 Oregon...Everyone knows about Oregon's awful, constantly changing uniforms, and their high-powered offense...But after Arizona beat up on Oklahoma State, people started taking them seriously...Well, looks like they need to go back to the drawing board, as Oregon has spent the evening showing people that they are the class of the PAC-12, destroying Arizona 49-0...

In the SEC I was looking forward to the Missouri / #7 South Carolina game...While Missouri is 2-2 (0-2 in the SEC) they've played hard, and stayed in games...And let's be honest, you never really know what's going to happen with Steve Spurrier and his Gamecocks...Well, let's put it this way...Missouri is having a rough first season in the SEC, as South Carolina beat them 31-10, and it didn't even seem that close...

Now I don't know if anyone else has noticed this, but it's really getting under my skin...So far this season, ESPN/ABC has televised every one of Penn State's games...Has it become ESPN's personal crusade to keep Penn State slightly relevant while they are under NCAA sanctions?

Is it just that they want to keep a spotlight on the child rape that took place there? I'm not getting that...They sure love showing the blue ribbons...Hey dummies, blue ribbons don't fix the lives that have been ruined by what happened there, and what was covered up there...And ESPN likes showing the dumb-ass fans/students/alumni that still have their undying loyalty to Joe Paterno, and feel he was wronged, and that they are the victims...I truly hate that place...But I really hate ESPN/ABC for continuously putting them on the air...Oh, PSU won 24-13 over Temple, if anyone cared...Burn in hell!

That's it for this week...Feel free to add your College Football highlights...See ya Monday!

The Beeze.

 

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