Saturday, January 24, 2015

Rest in Peace, Mr. Cub

Rest in peace, Mr. Cub! We lost Ernie Banks today, and any baseball fan worth his salt will mourn the passing of one of the best short stops ever. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1977; it was well-deserved.

Lady Grid out.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

More "---"Gate?



They call it "DeflateGate." This is a few years after "SpyGate." I just don’t know what to say about the deflated footballs from Sunday’s AFC Championship game except to throw a Yellow Flag of Shame!  In fact, it’s a blanket-sized Yellow Flag of Shame.  Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.

In more positive gridiron news, former Seattle, Cincinnati, Detroit, and Dallas QB Jon Kitna is going to coach football at Waxahachie High School. Go, Indians!

Lady Grid out.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Spot-On!

"There'll be no living with her now after this." - Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

Let's get the negatives over with first.  My prediction of final scores was off in left field.  Some of my fantasy players didn't earn as many points as I liked; however, they kept me in the 90 plus percentage on ESPN Gridiron Playoff Challenge. I'm content with that result.

Those cardiac Seahawks made me nervous until the tide went their way: onside kick recovery, touchdown, winning the coin toss in the OT, and scoring the winning TD.  There are no words.  The Patriots drubbed the Colts in a big way. Now we get to wait for the Pro Bowl selection with Michael Irvin and Cris Carter on Wednesday. I'll watch with interest but not really have any dogs in this hunt. Until another day, friends.

Lady Grid out.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Whoop! Whoop!

The Aggie basketball team won against LSU in LSU's gym this afternoon.  Another win is good news to me.  I've been busy with my regular day job as an educator and now turn my focus to what I love: sports, specifically football.

I’m going with Seattle and New England to win this weekend.  I just have a feeling that it’ll be those two teams in the Super Bowl on February 1.  For my fantasy team, I’m selecting Seattle Seahawks’ QB Russell Wilson, RB Marshawn Lynch, WR Doug Baldwin, TE Luke Wilson, K Steven Hauschka, and the defense.  For the New England Patriots, I’m selecting QB Tom Brady, RB Shane Vereen, and WR Julian Edelman.  I sure hope I’m not left holding the bag since I have to keep this roster through the Super Bowl.  We’ll see what happens.

Seahawks - 42, Packers – 27

Patriots – 38, Colts, 21

Lady Grid out.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling

Time for a little checklist:

  1. Jason Garrett has a new deal on his contract.  John Fox is out at Denver. Rex Ryan and Jim Kelly were spotted drinking suds. Hmm.
  2. LeBron returns, and the Cavs still lose.
  3. The Mavericks beat the Kings.
  4. The Spurs lose to the Wizards.
  5. Pacquaio is ready for Mayweather.  This will be interesting since Mayweather's been chomping at the big for a ring date with Manny.  The initial report is for a May 2 fight in Las Vegas. Ding ding!

It's early Wednesday morning, folks.

Lady Grid out.

Monday, January 12, 2015

You'll Remember Me?

I guess that Fall Out Boy song they play on ESPN has been fulfilled; it's the one titled "Centuries" that samples Suzanne Vega's song "Tom's Diner."  Congratulations to the Ohio State Buckeyes.  Hubby didn't like them punching in the last touchdown with less than one minute to go.  He'd have preferred victory formation instead.  Coach Meyer must have wanted to make a statement about his number four ranked team beating number one then number two in successive games.

In NBA news, only one home team won. The Boston Celtics beat New Orleans while Brooklyn, Toronto, and Chicago lost to Houston, Detroit, and Orlando, respectively.  I'm keeping my eyes on the Pistons.  They're playing with a chip on their shoulder.  No one's really knocked it off yet. I know they don't throw flags in the NBA, but I'm throwing one at Kevin Garnett for head-butting Houston's Dwight Howard.  Tsk!

Lady Grid out.

Monday, Monday

The first ever College Football Playoff Championship is underway, and I didn't tell you who I want to win.  That's a good question deserving an answer. Go Buckeyes!

That reversal on the catch by Dez Bryant was heartbreaking, but who's to say that Rodgers and crew wouldn't have marched it back down, kicked a field goal, and had the same result of a win? Who's to say that the Dallas defense would have held tough to secure a ticket to the Pacific Northwest and the Hawks' Nest? We can't live in the "what ifs," no matter how tempting it is to languish among dreams. Sometimes, the team you want to win does win, and the team you want to win loses. It's life, and that's okay with me.  I remember that there's always next year.

Lady Grid out.