sports: September 2007 Archives

Go Cubs Go!

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Yeah, I don't really like that dopey song, but I can agree with the sentiment...


I'm going nukulur!!

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Apropos of nothing in particular, I thought that I'd let you know that my sports viewing over the past couple of weeks have inspired a couple more moratoria (you might recall my rant, which remains woefully disobeyed, on doing the math):

First, I would appreciate it eversomuch if people would just get over the fact that (a) they're in the background during a baseball game, and (b) they can call home on their mobiles, and wave at someone while they're in the background. I mean, seriously. Is being on TV such a big freakin deal nowadays that every shot of every batter in every game has to have 2-3 morons yapping on mobiles and waving at the camera? Really? It's distracting and it's pathetic. Stop.

And second, I am pleased to announce that sportscasters (looking at you, Madden) who pronounce peripheral as though it were actually "periphial" have achieved for me the same level of displeasure that I register whenever I hear someone talk about "nucular weapons."

And yes, I take this stuff far more seriously than I should.

Why they play the game

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Syracuse, Games 1-3: 32 points
Syracuse, Game 4: 38 points

Andrew Robinson, Games 1-3: 486 passing yards, 1 touchdown
Andrew Robinson, Game 4: 423 passing yards, 4 touchdowns (previous high: 208 passing yards)

And here I thought that Miami of Ohio was going to be their best chance at getting off the snide. Unless there's a whole lot of upsets goin on today, we can wave at least a temporary farewell to the Bottom 10, too.

(Oh, and thank goodness they were on the road, too. The road whites are at least unoffensive to the eyes.)

72 days til basketball season

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It's been a little difficult to swallow all the hype that's been circulating this week on the ESPN family of media surrounding the arrival of college football season. Part of it is that the BCS encourages the top teams to treat the opening weeks of the season as a variation of the NFL preseason--where college football is worse is that, rather than seeing first-string vs first-string, second vs second, and so on, we get to see the big guns play teams that would probably struggle against their walk-ons. The 4 ranked teams who premiered on Thursday night won their games by a collective score of 212-20. Woooo!

And unfortunately, Syracuse has sunk to the status of nonconference cupcake, so it's hard to get fired up locally. They made the mistake of scheduling last night's debacle vs Washington at a time when there were no other games, so that the entire nation could share in our sadness--the increasingly frequent pans of dejected Syracuse fans were particularly lovely.

I don't know what the answer to SU's current football woes is, but if last night's game was any indication, we'll have a tough time equalling last year's four wins. Ugh.

Update: Cupcakes 34, Wolverines 32. Mwahahahahaha!



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