Monday, April 4, 2016

Snow on Opening Day?

Down here we have been wearing shorts for the past two months, especially the young people who are invincible. Or so they think. Would you believe snow? In April? Snow. On to sports.

MLB Recap - April 4, 2016
  1. Houston at NY Yankees (Postponed)
  2. San Francisco at Milwaukee
  3. Minnesota at Baltimore
  4. Seattle at Texas
  5. Boston at Cleveland (Postponed)
  6. Washington at Atlanta
  7. Philadelphia at Cincinnati
  8. LA Dodgers at San Diego
  9. Toronto at Tampa Bay
  10. Colorado at Arizona - at press time the game had not ended.
  11. ChiCubs at LA Angels - at press time the game had not ended.
  12. ChiSox at Oakland - at press time the game had not ended.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
  1. Astros at Yankees
  2. Red Sox at Indians
  3. Mets at Royals
  4. Cardinals at Pirates
  5. Tigers at Marlins
  6. Blue Jays at Rays
  7. Mariners at Rangers
  8. Giants at Brewers
  9. Rockies at D-backs
  10. Cubs at Angels
  11. White Sox at Athletics
  12. Dodgers at Padres
Congratulations to Villanova Wildcats on your NCAA Men's Basketball championship. I actually picked them to win in one of my three regular brackets on ESPN, so that's nice to know. I have been a UNC fan for over twenty years, so I am still hating the buzzer beater that goes against my team.
Lady Grid out.

Friday, April 1, 2016

MLB Opening Day Weekend

Ah the boys of summer will be swinging those bats for real standings beginning on Sunday, April 3. You know that I am contributing my opinion about who's going to win. I'll be checking on games during my break times when possible just to keep the kids informed. Yeah, that's it.

April 3 - Opening Day 1
  1. St. Louis vs. Pittsburgh
  2. ChiCubs at LA Angels
  3. Toronto at Tampa Bay
  4. NY Mets at Kansas City - a rematch of the World Series. I want a different outcome.

April 4 - Opening Day 2
  1. Houston at NY Yankees
  2. San Francisco at Milwaukee
  3. Minnesota at Baltimore
  4. Seattle at Texas
  5. Boston at Cleveland
  6. Washington at Atlanta
  7. Philadelphia at Cincinnati
  8. LA Dodgers at San Diego
  9. Toronto at Tampa Bay
  10. Colorado at Arizona
  11. ChiCubs at LA Angels
  12. ChiSox at Oakland
Lady Grid out.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Tourney Weekend!

NCAA Tournaments

April 2 - Men's Final Four

Villanova vs. Oklahoma
Syracuse vs. UNC

April 3 - Women's Final Four

Oregon State vs. UCONN
Washington vs. Syracuse

I know the Orange want to do the 2013-2014 UCONN Men's and Women's championship celebration dance and cut the nets. It will not happen, in my humble opinion. I have been wrong before. I mention my picks for the brand new MLB season tomorrow. No fooling.

Lady Grid out.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Oh Well!

Now that both the men's and women's basketball teams are out of the tournaments, I can watch a little more dispassionately. I created a Second Chance Tournament Bracket on ESPN, and none of them are perfect, but one is at the ninety-seven percentage mark. Woohoo!

Today we have the beginning of the Elite Eight. I am picking the following teams for today's games:

  1. Kansas over Villanova
  2. Oregon over Oklahoma

Tomorrow's picks are UNC over Notre Dame and UVA over Syracuse. The Orange wrecked my world by upsetting Gonzaga in my second chance bracket. Yergh.  C'est la vie. It's all for fun anyway, and no I am still not Vegas-bound!

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For the women's tournament, I pick UCONN, Baylor, and Oregon State from my best bracket. I had throught BYU would be playing. Oops. If I have to pick between UCLA and Texas, I really prefer to push since neither team is a favorite. Okay, okay. Bruins edge the Lady Horns.

Lady Grid out.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Aggies are in the Sweet Sixteen!

With all of those brackets busting wide open after Michigan State's loss in the first round, things seemed hopeless on so many fronts. Texas was booted by a buzzer beater from UNI (University of Northern Illinois) off the hands of Paul Jesperson. SFA smacked down West Virginia like nobody's business. Hawai'i upset Cal. No perfect brackets remained.

Now on to the second round when things should be normal, right? Wrong! Xavier falls to Wisconsin.The best news and game possible happened last night as the #3 seeded Texas A&M University Aggies came from behind in the fourth quarter to tie things up twice with UNI and force two OTs. Whoop! I screamed so loudly that my normally unflappable eighteen year old son jumped four feet. Mama was excited. Now we face Oklahoma in the Sweet Sixteen. Gig 'em, Aggies! Whoop!!!!

Lady Grid out.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

NCAA Tourneys are Here!

Yes, sports fans, March Madness is upon us. I appreciate the effort my Aggies made, but we ran out of time against Kentucky. Next time, Aggies, next time.  Here is a bracket from the NCAA for the Mens Tournament that starts with the first four on Tuesday, March 15. Best of luck!



Lady Grid out.

Monday, February 29, 2016

NFL QBs and the Robot

I saw that Tom Brady has a two year contract extension. Peyton Manning is expected to retire this week. Here is the nutty one: Tony Romo the Dallas Cowboys playcaller for the next four or five years. I mean no disrespect to Mr. Romo. His body has endured multiple injuries. That left clavicle has been broken twice in less than twelve months; he is contemplating surgery to insert a plate that would protect his fragile collarbone. It's time to do something else, Tony.

And no, I do not think Steph Curry is human. I will observe him more closely to see if I can find a loose wire or something. That soul-killing shot at the end of the Warriors-Thunder game just defies any type of description. He is not human.

Lady Grid out.