Sunday, February 23, 2014


There have been a few interesting items since my last post.

  1. It's good to see the MLB back in action. Both of my grandfathers were addicted to baseball.  My regret is that I didn't discuss the game with them when I had the opportunity. Barry Bonds is returning to the San Francisco Giants as an instructor; apparently, he never officially retired. We'll see how things work out for him.
  2. LeBron James has a broken nose and plans to be careful about his return to the hardwoood.
  3. The Atlanta Hawks rallied to beat the Knicks; pass me some of that sweet iced tea, Maynard.
  4. Kobe is out for another three weeks. Maynard, put me a lemon slice in it, will you?
  5. Texas A&M Men's Basketball beat Tennessee in overtime, 68-65.  
  6. Syracuse was beaten by Duke; Coach Jim Boeheim was beside himself after the charge call late in the game.
  7. Wichita State is 29-0. I think they need to move ahead of Florida in the rankings now.
  8. Kansas routed the Texas Longhorns 85-54.  The Jayhawks were ranked number eight; the Longhorns were ranked nineteen.
  9. Number eleven-ranked Louisville edged number seven-ranked Cincinnati 58-57.
  10. At the time of this posting, the gold-medal game featuring Canada and Sweden had just dropped the puck in Sochi.  Good luck, Sweden.  I think you're going to need it and a miracle.  
Lady Grid out.

Monday, February 17, 2014

More Round Ball

We are getting closer to March Madness one day at a time.  I can hardly wait.  I was happy to see the Lady Aggies take down the Alabama Crimson tide last night.  Whoop!  Come on, Aggies, as we take on the Ole Miss Lady Rebels on Thursday night.  Gig 'em!

The men's team isn't faring as well as I'd like, but they take on the Crimson Tide at Reed Arena in College Station.  Farmers, fight!  In other men's basketball news, the UNC Tarheels–one of my perennial favorites as long as they don't play Texas A&M–beat Florida State tonight after falling behind early in the game.  Whew!

We've got about eight days until the MLB has all of their ducks in a row after the pitchers and catchers showed up last week.  Bring on the Cactus and the Grapefruit Leagues!  Hats off to Ryan Dempster for deciding to spend time with his family instead of chasing another World Series with the Red Sox.  Good luck, sir!

Lady Grid out.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

All-Star Game Tonight!

I look forward to hearing about the results of the NBA All-Star Game, but I don't like those sleeved jerseys they are wearing.  Ick!  A Yellow Flag of Shame to Adidas for creating those turkeys.  I truly believe freedom of movement comes from a tank-style jersey.  Just saying.

Congratulations to the Spurs Mario Belinelli for winning the three-point shot crown.  In the bizarre spectacle of the dunk contest, John Wall and his East team members won.  Hmm. . . there is something to be said for the old days.

Best of luck out there.  I'm pulling for the West All-Stars tonight.  Lady Grid out.

Friday, February 7, 2014

A Little Bit of This, and a Little Bit of That

Should Jonathan Manziel go to the Texans in the upcoming NFL draft? I know they have a new head coach and that he has been a lot of fun to watch.  I agree with Coach Herm Edwards that he needs more training for the professional level.

Here's hoping that former Viking LB Erin Henderson gets his life together after the two arrests for drunken driving.  Come on, man!  I am glad that the Broncos are keeping Jack Del Rio around; he needs some help on the D-line so that they can catch those elusive backs and quarterbacks like the Seahawks in the Super Bowl of late.  Get the people to get the job done. They may have to take a page of Coach Belichick's book and let go of those whose productivity expectations doesn't quite match up with their end goal in mind: hoisting the coveted Vince Lombardi trophy at the end of Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona at the University of Phoenix Stadium.  Onward and upward.

A Word or Two About the NBA:

The LA Clippers have a marvelous home record, so I expect some fun tonight in the game against Toronto. Both teams are coming off losses and want to rack up as many wins as possible.  It will be exciting to see Chris Paul return this Sunday as he rehabilitation period comes to an end.  I am going with the Clippers this time.

Unfair Game: OKC visits the Orlando Magic tonight, and I don't think it likely that the Magic will extend their recent winning streak of one after a game against Detroit.  Kevin Durant's shooting and scoring are just too hot to handle.  Thunder rolls, baby.

A belated Yellow Flag of Shame to Yoakim Noah for the use of profanity against the officials in the game the other night.  I would gladly accept a donation from the professionals for any fines they incur.  My son's college fund would benefit; my classroom would benefit.  There is a much better way to express yourself than use four-letter bombs unsuitable for children and gentle ladies.

Lady Grid out.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Mid-night Rambling

Och! It's not fun to be wide awake in the middle of the night.  The Super Bowl was an incredible display of defense anticipating the offense.  My beloved General Peyton is now 1-2 in the big game, but he is no less a favorite than before.  Perhaps Coach Carroll has something going; however, it remains to see if any fallout will take place next season.  I cite the Baltimore Ravens as my reference.

In college men's basketball, the world is mostly on its axis and rotating properly.  Duke downed Wake Forest, Florida beat Mizzou, and Memphis routed Rutgers.   The fly in the ointment is Ohio State's win over #17-ranked Iowa last night on the road.  We'll see how the Hawkeyes respond in coming days.

In college women's hoops, it's business as usual.  UCONN crushed SMU, Louisville beat UCF, and ASU trampled cross-state rivals Arizona.  They are gearing up for the March Madness to come in a few weeks.  It's still too soon to predict all of the teams who will be involved, but it's good fun to speculate at the water cooler in the office.

Here's hoping Real Madrid throttles Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey semis later on today.

Lady Grid out.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Super Sunday!

I've been sick recently and managed to push on teaching my young charges and then collapsing into a heap at the day's end.  This weekend has seen me stay close to home except to go grocery shopping and drive my son to his music performance.  I've been impressed by Kevin Durant's scoring and was thrilled that the OKC Thunder downed the Heat last week. I'll be chatty again once I feel I am truly beyond the ravages of the ick.

Well, here we are after all of the media frenzy and Super Bowl hype.  In just five hours, we'll hear the National Anthem and watch the game begin.  People will laugh over the commercials, scream in dismay at dropped balls or questionable calls, and enjoy some great foods.  However you celebrate, make sure you do so in a safe manner.  No reader should be lost due to a bad decision mixing spirits and vehicles.  Despite experts' opinions, I am still rooting for General Peyton to hoist that Vince Lombardi trophy for the second time in his storied career.  I pick the Broncos.

Lady Grid out.