Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Friday Night Lights - September 26, 2014 Edition

Friday Night Lights come early for the Frisco Centennial Titans in the form of a Thursday night game against cross-town rivals Frisco High School Raccoons.  Go Titans!  My mother’s alma mater, the Lincoln High School Tigers, will have a non-conference game on Friday night against Lake Worth.  Go Tigers! My high school alma mater Plano East Senior High will be idle this week in order to prepare for a game against McKinney Boyd on Friday, October 3.  My husband’s high school, McAllen Memorial, will travel to La Joya for a game on Friday evening.  Go Mustangs! My father's high school, Manual Arts in Los Angeles, will be playing against Firebaugh.  Go, Toilers!

Lady Grid out.

MLB Post-Season

Things are looking interesting for the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals as they compete to win their division.  Best of luck to both teams over the next five days.  It's too bad they don't play one another during this time.  My Texas Rangers had entirely too many losses. Sigh. Here's hoping we have a good manager next year. Despite Mr. Washington's recent resignation, I must say that he was entertaining and engaging during his tenure. I do wish him well in his next chapter of life.  Lady Grid out.

Friday, September 5, 2014

First Weekend of September

Cue Earth, Wind, and Fire. Ba-de-ya! Say do you remember? Ba-de-ya? Dancing in September? Now it's stuck in your mind, too.  You're welcome.

High School Action:

1. Burnet hosts Wylie (Abilene) tonight in Burnet.  I am pulling for Burnet Bulldogs to win over the Wylie Bulldogs.
2. Frisco Centennial hosts Lake Dallas tonight. Let's hope the Titans are able to carve out a victory against a winless Lake Dallas team.
3. Plano East battles Dallas Jesuit in non-conference play. Go, Panthers!
4. Unfortunately, the Lincoln High School (Dallas) Tigers weren't able to put together a win against Hillcrest, but they're hopeful for Samuell High School in one week.  Go, Tigers!

Just as a sidebar for the pros: I am impressed with the front office of the Cincinnati Bengals for prizing family above football.  Class act! Prayers for a complete recovery for DT Devon Still who was cut by the team but re-signed to the practice squad. This allows him to help pay for his daughter's cancer treatment.

In MLB news, Texas Rangers' manager Ron Washington has resigned.  Best wishes, Mr. Washington.  We know you tried to work some more post-season magic, but that team has decided to revert to its earlier pre-Washington and Nolan Ryan as president form and T-A-N-K.  My Papaw will be rolling in his grave again. Ugh.

College picks will be posted tomorrow, I've decided. Lady Grid out.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Mama is a Happy, Happy Girl!

The college football weekend made me smile last week, and I am no less joyous about the professionals getting underway in Seattle tonight.  I will put forth my predictions about high school, college, and professional action tomorrow.  This picture says it all.

Lady Grid out.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Back to "Normal"

Ah, the smell of pigskin wafts through the air, and I am a happy, happy girl.  My husband, son, and I have resumed out annual brag-fest through ESPN's College Pick'Em game.  We'll join up with Pigskin Pick 'Em and talk trash about each other's choices and weekly scores.  The winner gets bragging rights but no free dinner or chores completed. Here is how I picked for the week. Some games are still in progress, so I'll recap tomorrow when all are finalized.

  1. A&M vs. South Carolina - hoped for a win and was rewarded despite not realizing that I actually do have the SEC Network on my cable provider. I discovered it today while joyfully looking at the guide which indicated that multiple games were in session.  That is a relief.
  2. Auburn vs. Arkansas - Auburn prevailed as hoped
  3. USC vs. Fresno State - Tommy Trojan trounces them but good.
  4. FSU vs. Oklahoma State - Pistol Pete gets thumped by the Seminoles
  5. Wisconsin vs. LSU - The Tigers skin the Badgers.
  6. Clemson vs. the Dawgs - Dawgs win.
  7. Alabama vs. WVU - Tide rolls.
  8. Penn State vs. UCF Knights - Nittany Lions knock out the Knights.
  9. UNT vs. Texas - Longhorns will be happy about beating up on the Mean Green (Eagles).
  10. California vs. Northwestern - I figured the Wildcats would edge the Golden Bears.  Nope!
  11. UCLA vs. Virginia - Bruins win over Cavaliers.
  12. Ohio State vs. Navy Midshipmen - I wanted the sailors to win, but that was a bust. 

The Texas Rangers have the WORST record in the MLB, and although they're still my favorite MLB team, I've had nothing to write about recently.  Sigh. Lady Grid out.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Lady Took a Break

Just as a friendly warning, this may be stream of consciousness writing since I only snagged about five hours of sleep last night. Don't ask.  Earlier this month, I watched the World Cup with some interest and became a big fan of James Rodriguez.  He's incredible!  Of course, not to be outdone, the sports world then saw LeBron James come back to Cleveland.  More importantly, the San Antonio Spurs won the NBA title back in June, and it seems like an afterthought.  Grr!  Congratulations to the Spurs including Coach Popovich, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and the gang.  My son was thrilled.  As you know, he roots for the Spurs in a Mavericks household.  I should ground him for the rest of the summer.  We'll see how things shape up.

The Home Run Derby was fun to watch.  My only regret was that Joey Bautista got cool while Yoenis C├ęspedes was cooking with peanut oil, so to speak.  Todd Frazier's good-natured demeanor made it hard for me to decide as I watched them duel for the crown.  ¡Felicidades, Yoenis! Well, the AL has home-field advantage again this year for the World Series after defeating the National League 5-3.  My grandfather and father used to bet who would win the game.  Papa Bear took the American League, and Daddy took the National League.  I told Daddy that I'd be glad to accept the payment as Papa Bear's descendant. He replied that the check was in the mail.  My mail box will grow cobwebs and whiskers before I see one red cent of that money, you realize.  It's all fun anyway.

The SEC network kicks off on August 14, and I've been bombarded with information about it.  I'll see it for myself when it debuts on my local cable carrier.  My beloved Aggies will take on South Carolina. I look forward to wearing my maroon and white and whooping like mad. Lady Grid out.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Conference Championship Time!

I predicted three of the four teams correctly for the conference championships in the NBA.  Now I have the privilege of contemplating who will win the conference.

Spurs vs. Thunder: The Thunder beat the Spurs every time they played during the regular season.  Tony Parker has a hamstring injury that is plaguing him right now. I like the Spurs because they're the "grumpy old men," but I like Kevin Durant and his attitude towards his Mama. I predict the Spurs in game seven.

Heat vs. Pacers: The sportswriters have been drooling to see this matchup.  Once the Pacers started slipping in the late season, it wasn't a sure thing. I just don't want a ThreePeat, but the famed Roy Hibbert had better get with it to keep the Pacers from the broom-happy Heat.  Heat in five or six games. Ugh.

Lady Grid out.