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Storminnorman's Sports Views
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As I sit here contemplating the events of the past week, and the fact that tonight is wrestling night with my wife's cousin and his group returning for Smackdown. I was thinking to myself sure am glad there are other real things in life to deal with.....

I was watching television this morning, seeing our Republican controlled Congress acting selfish as usual concerning the impact the weather is having on our friends in the Northeast. Be safe my friends until our elected officials finally get their heads out of their asses and do the right thing for you......

I was watching the final burn on Jim Rome's page yesterday, when I realized something. It was okay when everyone was putting it on the Lions over the past decade, but now as the tables are turning and the Lions are starting to become a better team the teams other teams are not liking it. I did not see this as rubbing it in the Chiefs faces, I seen as taking advantage of a situation, it was not the Lions players fault Kansas City gave them the ball 3 times in the fourth quarter around the 35 yard line. C'mon when the Lions were doing that, it did not bother the other teams to pound the ball in their face and add points to the score.

 

 

Sorry guys and gals, but this is the NFL where one of the tiebreakers is points for. You do not see Tom Brady relax when he is up by 30 points, he is still throwing the ball and trying to put more points on the board until the clock reaches 0:00.\

 

 

I want to believe that this is a positive step in what would be considered the building of a good football team, good teams are ruthless and kick you when you are down, they are not remorseful they just keep adding to your misery.

 

 


Finally, in the spirit of "Freaky Friday," here is a little picture for Scotty who is a bit under the weather. Hope you are well soon bro, missed your Wednesday post.....

 

Thanks for reading my post and have a great weekend....

Rants and Raves
Category: FEATURED
Tags: ACC Syracuse Pittsbugh Big East

I am typing this on my iPhone at the rehab site I am at.

Just found a computer at the rehab facility that i can use.

I want to thank all the Gabbers for the well wishes. If there is no pain there is no gain is so true in the rehab process.

I was shocked to read that Syracuse and Pittsburgh are going to the ACC. It will make their football programs better,.plus it will no longer allow Duke basketball to go undefeated in the conference. Sometimes change is good.

Til next time Scott

Deep Thoughts 9-21-11
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Tags: NFL NCAA football Texas high school football

 

 

 

Hello and welcome to another Wednesday of deep thoughts. Life is buzzing along here in the gradually cooling Texas hill country. It appears that we have left the 100 degree weather behind, although we are still pegging the mid 90's. This past weekend, Austin hosted the Austin City Limits music festival. Since I am an old fart and don't like to sit with 100,000 folks and sweat, I did not go. But from those that I talked to, the festival was a great event. This music festival grows more musically relevant each year and is another reason so many musicians love Austin. If you are in the area next September, you may want to check this out. I understand that tickets are already on sale, so good luck getting a ticket if you wait.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are a few videos of ACL, but there are three days of music available if you want more.

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

Since this is a sports blog, I guess I should get busy with sports...

 

 

 

 

 

So we are in the home stretch of baseball and thanks to the wild card races, baseball is still interesting. If you think about it, look where we would be right now without the wild card races. Boston and Tampa would realistically be on the outside looking in. Atlanta, St. Louis and San Francisco would be playing out the string. I know that some of you don't care for the wild card, but it sure has added excitement to the end of the season.

The Rays have caught fire and it is interested to watch Red Sox fans suddenly have to root for the Yankees to win. After taking 3 of 4 from Boston, Tampa Bay faces the Yankees. The Red Sox lost a heart breaker tonight to Baltimore and lost a chance to add a game to their wild card lead over the Rays. Nova pitched 7 and 2/3 of shut out ball to lead the Yankees over the Rays. Nova has proven to be one of the Yankees best pitchers this year. I will repeat that...Ivan Nova has proven to be one of the most effective Yankee pitchers this year. I look at the Yankee pitching and wonder how they are approaching 100 wins.

Tomorrow is a big day for Boston. Beckett takes the bump and his team needs a shut down performance to pull them from their late season swoon. Boston is loaded with talented position players, but unless the team finds another arm to go with Beckett, it will be tough sledding; assuming they hold onto the wild card spot.

 

The NL wild card race has become a three team affair. The Giants finally figured out how to score a few runs and put together a nice 8 game win streak. It appears that it was just a bit too late to catch the DBacks, but they still have a chance to catch the Braves. St. Louis also has begun to play much better of late and are only 2 1/2 games back of the Braves. The Braves got a much needed victory tonight over the Marlins and with 9 games left and control their own destiny. Injuries have hampered the Braves pitching staff and it has been difficult for them to put wins together. This time of year, it always seems to come down to the pitching. As Harold Reynolds said tonight on MLB TV...nobody wants to see the Giants in the playoffs. They have a talented staff top to bottom and with Wilson as closer, are a dangerous team.

As the season winds down, it appears that Ichiro will fall short of 200 hits this season. After tonight's game, Ichiro has 176 hits. With 9 games left and probably around 40 or so at bats, 24 hits seems a tall order; even for Ichiro. Speaking of 200 hits, the Rangers have a player that achieved 200 hits tonight. Michael Young. What a pro Young is. If anyone wanted to model themselves after a player, Michael Young would be a good player to choose. Infinitely talented, he is a great teammate and leader. Many felt that Texas' hopes for the playoffs left with Cliff Lee...I am not so sure that this Texas team doesn't have the talent to play into October.

I know that I will be watching...

 

 



 

 

 

 

So how do you like the NFL season so far? I mentioned a few weeks back that I sensed a changing of the guard in some divisions. While it is impossible to predict the future based upon 2 games, it is clear that fans in Detroit and Buffalo are much happier with what they see this year. The Texans have had a nice start, but this week's game against New Orleans will show exactly where they are. For what it's worth, I think the Texans make a game of it. Buffalo will also see if they are ready to play with the big boys as they play New England this week. I am not sure if Buffalo can stop Brady, but I think that Fitzpatrick will have some success against the Patriots. This will be a fun game to watch.

What has happened to the resurgence in KC? After a decent season last year, I expected KC to take a few more steps forward. Now, it is questionable if they even will win a few games. Boy did the get hammered last week. It looks like a long season for the Chiefs and their fans.

Last week, I implied that Tony Romo was cursed and unable to lead Dallas in the clutch. Well, after watching Romo come back into the game and lead his team to an OT win against the 49ers, I have to say...great job Tony. I know, you will say it was against the 49ers. My thought is that it does not matter who the team was, coming back into the game with a fractured rib was the type of leadership that this team needs. Have you ever had a broken rib? I have and I cannot imagine playing football. It was all that I could do to breathe, much less get tackled. Maybe this is what this team has been looking for. Dallas has the talent to win a super bowl, but injuries will tell the tale. Dallas is not very deep and if the injuries continue to mount, Dallas will struggle to make the playoffs.

 

One last NFL thought...watching Monday Night Football, I saw two Giant defenders flop because they could not keep up with the Rams offense. I suppose this happens, but damn...at least they could not get up after some type of collision. See for yourself...

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Two-Giants-players-feign-simultaneous-injuries-t?urn=nfl-wp7507 

 

 

 



 

 

 

College football. We all have our favorite teams, but each of has something different that draws us to the game. There are traditions that make the college game interesting to me. I have never been a USC fan, but I have always appreciated their cheerleaders. I am not a Notre Dame fan, but TD Jesus is something you just don't forget. You don't have to be a Texas fan to recognize Bevo or Big Bertha. Each school has a tradition that is unique to that institution. Many of Texas A&M's traditions have to do with beating Texas; a team that they will soon likely not face each year. The game of college football has left tradition behind to chase the dollars. My favorite school is Texas and they leading the greedy pack. I listened to Mack Brown last night and he made an appeal that made sense. The game is about the student athlete. As schools begin to attach themselves to conferences scattered across the country it leaves parents less opportunity to watch their kids play. Fans will be faced with added travel expense to watch their favorite teams. It is interesting that the NCAA has long used travel costs and school time missed as reasons to not have a playoff. Does this only matter during December?  

Garret Gilbert began the season as the Texas QB. After an unimpressive game against Rice and two interceptions against BYU. Gilbert was benched. He took the benching in stride, but I wondered what he would do? With younger players starting in front of you, there is not much future ahead. Today, it was announced that Gilbert had season ending shoulder surgery. What? There has been no mention of a shoulder issue. As I think about this...since Gilbert played so little of this year, he could realistically appeal the NCAA for a medical red shirt year, right? So, if he transfers and receives the red shirt year he would have two seasons left to start over. Very interesting.

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

The Westwood teepee is gone and the Warriors have a new inflatable. The new inflatable was debuted in San Antonio against SA Lee.

 

The Warriors traveled south to visit the Lee Rebels. Five minutes into the game the score was Westwood 21 Lee 0. Ben Johnson returned and demonstrated his health with a 65 yard TD run. Desmond Wyatt added  3 catches for a 133 yards and  2 TD's. Colin McGuire added a 44 yard field goal in Westwood's strong 38 to 7 performance. The game was over early, but the Warriors finished the game healthy and were able to provide valuable playing time for the younger players. Next week is the first district game for Westwood. This is big game against a very tough Stony Point Tiger team. Stony Point is nationally ranked each year and is always a tough test. This is the first year that Westwood matches up and should be a great game. Here are a few videos of the Lee game:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That's all that I have for today, but here is a bit of Jack Handey to take with you:

 

 

If you go through a lot of hammers each month, I don't think it necessarily means you're a hard worker. It may just mean that you have a lot to learn about proper hammer maintenance.

 

 

The wise man can pick up a grain of sand and envision a whole universe. But the stupid man will just lie down on some seaweed and roll around until he's completely draped in it. Then he'll stand up and say, "Hey, I'm Vine Man!" 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a few deep thoughts of your own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday's Tantrum - 9/20/11
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Welcome to the tantrums, where this week we look forward to the official arrival of Autumn, and the start of outdoor activities and celebrations.  Here, I think we call it “Indian Summer”.  Days getting shorter, temperature very slowly starts dropping (still in the 90’s).  We’re getting to the best sports time of the year.  The NFL is underway, MLB is winding down it’s long regular season, and the NHL is starting to roll out their season.

Rant of the Week – Cal Football.  Hey Jeff Tedford and the Cal Golden Bears, where the hell did you find Presbyterian?  Why did you even consider taking a game against a team from the Big South?  What, you couldn’t play Sacramento State, UC Davis, Cal Poly, or (heaven forbid) San Diego State?  What, a local junior college wasn’t available?  Shake yourselves, you’re in the freaking Pac-12 and you’re playing a school nobody has ever heard of before?  I get Georgia and Wake Forest playing teams from that conference because they’re nearby, but this is utter and complete bullshit! 

MLB.   Hey SF Giants, welcome to the party!  Too little too late?  Four games back in the Wild Card and five games back in the division with nine games left to play?  Doesn’t look too good right now.

Speaking of not looking good, hey Boston, the Rays are only two games back?

Lastly, all that turmoil and the L. A. Dodgers are sitting at .500?  Nice job to them.  Now get rid of Frank McCourt.

NFL.   I got to watch the Oakland/Buffalo game early and let me tell you that I gotta believe both teams are for real, and at worst are pushovers no more.  The Amish Rifle is freaking incredible and far underrated.  I had half a mind to draft him and probably should have.  I did draft Fred Jackson thankfully.  When are the Raiders gonna clean up the sloppy play that earns them flags?  It is going to kill them, and this could be a very good year for them.

Speaking of the Dallas Cowboys – what is with everybody on TV polishing Rob Ryan’s knob?  Look Talking Heads, he isn’t Jesus, he’s a Defensive Coordinator, no different than the ones that hold the same job 31 other places. 

Speaking of the Dallas Cowboys #2 – Hey rest of the NFL, when you develop a defensive game plan for the Cow-patties, why don’t one of you mix in a way to contain Jason Whitten?  How the hell does this guy get so wide open so many times week after week?

Speaking of the Dallas Cowboys #3 – Don’t go patting yourselves on the back, you beat the San Francisco 49ers.  YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO DO THAT AND BY A LOT LARGER MARGIN, CERTAINLY NOT IN OVERTIME!

All those talking junk about Indy not having a backup QB?  Kerry Collins will do just fine, but I would recommend looking for somebody other than Curtis Painter.

Don’t think I’m not celebrating “The Dream Team” not only taking a loss, but their defense giving up 35 points!  How ya like that hype there Ea-Gals???

Dunta Robinson of the Atlanta Falcons needs a serious wake-up call before he seriously injures somebody.  This idiot got fined $40,000 and still claims he didn't do anything wrong.  Look at the tape again,  leading with the helmet, going head-to-head, followed by a forearm up around the head tells me he was intending to hurt somebody.

College Football.  Damn if Oklahoma didn’t come into Doak Campbell and knock off my Seminoles.  Missed the game, but this sucks!  Heard E. J. Manuel hurt his shoulder.  Seems like Oklahoma has just written their own ticket to the BCS Championship game. 

Syracuse and Pitt to the ACC?  I kinda like it, but this could open the door to much bigger things finally.  For instance, what will be the response of the Big Ten?  Do they finally get off their ass and go after West Virginia?  This will NEVER happen, but why doesn’t Texas grow a set and join the SEC?  For that matter, why doesn’t Florida State?

If given a choice between programs I despise, I’ll root for Miami over Blow-hio State every time and my faith was rewarded. 

Not being home Saturday, I can only go on reports, did Navy really give South Carolina a tough game only to lose it in the 4th Quarter?  This is why the big boys won’t schedule teams like Navy and Boise State because they know what potentially can happen.  Lattimore ran for 246 yards, not unexpected against an undersized and under-athletic group of Middies, but they still nearly pulled it off.  Keep it going Navy!

Beaver Report.  The boys went down to the Bay Area and picked up a 42-7 win Saturday Night.  Game was boring after the first quarter when the Beavs went up 21-0.  But the refs were flag happy, the opponents were trying to goad the Beavers into fisticuffs, and it was just a weird night overall.  The fact that everybody got out of there in one piece is probably the best news of all.

Speaking of which, I know chop blocks are part of the game, but it seems to me that somebody is going to get hurt severely if the refs don’t start calling that more.

On a different note, it was nice to have to wear a sweater to a game.  Granted its September, but what was it Mark Twain once said:  “The coldest winter I’ve had was a Summer in San Francisco”…

Next week, back to the heat and their toughest game of the season against the Delta Mustangs.

Mustang Football.   This generation of Mustangs makes me confused.  All the talent in the world, but zero emotion and that leads to flat play.  They went down and got smoked 33-19.  This team known for its run game only got 56 yards offense in the first half. 

Music – Gretchen Wilson.  Somebody for the regular guy/gal.

 

Douche Bag of the Week – San Francisco 49er fans.  Time to once again bust the imaginary balls of the White Wine Sippin’, brie cheese eating, front-running bandwagon faux 49er fans that sit in the stands at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.  How can you idiots call yourselves fans when the HATED Dallas Cow-pukes come into your house and their fans make more noise than you?  No way around it – YOU SUCK!!!  Here’s an idea Biff, put the pink polo shirt with the sweater accessory wrapped around you away and come to the game in a jersey.  Slam the brew in the tailgate and talk 49er FOOTBALL during said tailgate rather than stock portfolios, sales pitches, or alternative lifestyles you stupid douchebags.  Put down the friggin cell phones during the game and actually pay attention to what’s happening down on the field.

 

PEACE AND RANTING FOREVER!!!

 

 


 

Monday Moaning 9-19-11
Category: FEATURED
Tags: NCAA Notre Dame Football Super Conferences NFL The Beeze Cleveland Browns Baltimore Ravens Cam Newton

  Well it's Monday again, and it's time for another dose of Moaning...First off, this week I'm not as grumpy as I was last week...Thanks to Notre Dame not shitting the bed Saturday! You can read about that HERE...

Then there was the Browns...Coming off of an embarrassing loss to the Bengals, and rolling into Indianapolis...Now the Browns won, but unlike many folks in Cleveland, I'm not getting my hopes up...I mean, other than two excellent defensive ends, the Colts defense isn't that great...And their offense is lost without Peyton Manning...So relax Clevelanders, the Brownies still lost to the Bengals...

And what happened to the Ravens...They took apart the Steelers last week, and then this week they got punked by the Titans...WTF!?!

Cam Newton threw for over 400 hundred yards again...But he was able to mix in 3 interceptions, to help the Panthers lose! (ouch B-Dub!)

Oh, and Tom Brady was out there again Sunday, just torching mother fuckers! (423 yards and 3 TD's)

But enough of that stuff...Let's get into this College Football shit that is going down...Awhile back, I predicted, along with others, that we would see 4 "Super Conferences" in college football...Well as the Big-12 seems to be losing members, now The Big-East is falling...Pitt and Syracuse are heading to the ACC, and rumor has it, UConn and Rutgers are next...It wouldn't be a surprise to see USF head that way as well...

Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech...Look for all those kids to head to the PAC-12...I see Missouri, and Iowa State going to the Big-10, and then the Big-Ten will grab some Big East leftovers...The SEC already grabbed Texas A&M...They'll pick up some one else from the Big-12...

The big questions...Where do TCU and Boise State go...They're tired of being left out by the big guns...And, will 4 "Super Conference" telling the BCS to go to hell, and calling the shots in college football, finally force Notre Dame into a conference...Will the Irish even be invited?

If it all goes down, as I think it will...We may finally get the College Football playoff we've been dying for...And when it happens, how many will start bitching about the tradition of college football...What, the tradition of bitching every season about which team or teams got screwed...Don't worry, I'm sure there will be plenty to bitch about!

As for the happenings in my world...I spent Sunday morning at Chuck-Cheese with the kids, for one of their friends birthday...That, after watching our friends daughter over night Saturday...Some one is gonna get sick, I can feel it...

Here's my little girl, Saturday night around 12:30AM...Laughing and playing...She stayed up until almost 2:00AM...


Living the dream!

Sunday afternoon, I spent a few hours chopping a hedge that runs along our driveway...The city informed me it has to be no taller than 8 feet...So my 5'7" ass was on a shaky 6 foot ladder with electric hedge trimmers...One douche neighbor, who didn't offer to help, informed me that one of the things growing in this hedge, on my next door neighbors side, was poison oak...So if some one doesn't get sick, I'm waiting for some one to start itching...

Oh, and Mrs. Beeze starts her new job Monday...Going from one giant, evil bank, to another giant evil bank...But it's a really nice bump in pay...I'm one year closer to my goal of retiring by 40!

That's it for now....Have a week...I'm sure it's just gonna be great!

Later, The Beeze. 

 

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