It might have been nice to clinch in
five, having Prior in a position to hurl Games 1, 4 AND 7, but first
things first. Even if by some miraculous lucky break the Fish are
able to steal Game 6, which I can't think of even one scenario where
that happens, Florida has no one to run out there to pitch Game 7.
They ran out of pitchers weeks ago.
With the Sox and Yanks all squared up,
the potential Sox-Cubs matchup would be a real classic and one for
continue to save Bears fans
The Bears may have done the LDN a favor
by rejecting our credential request this season. And the Cubs have
spared Bears fans from even having to face reality! But that game
with the Saints is being widely regarded as one of the biggest
stinkers in many seasons.
At least they've got that going for
them! There are so many holes and weaknesses, I'm not sure I'd know
where to begin with that club. It is certainly a lot like having
your wisdom teeth pulled, and at least you don't have to watch that
Reporting protocol demands that I give
a report from Saturday's embarrassing 49-14 game at HOME versus
Michigan State. My son gets to go to a couple of games each year,
and this is one of the ones he wanted to attend. He likes the middle
of the morning or early afternoon kickoffs because he can stave off
his nap times and sometimes bypass them totally.
How bad was it this past weekend? It
was so bad that he had almost fallen asleep by halftime! Only his
love for the marching band and especially the baton twirler kept him
awake into the third quarter. I took pity on him at the end of the
third before he fell out of the stands. That does not bode well for
Not unlike the Bears, massive and
sweeping changes are the only remedy I could even remotely suggest.
season not over
The Railers could still split or maybe
even win twice more before the season is out. We'd like to see at
least one more victory put a big stamp of turnaround on this
campaign. The kids and coaches have worked so hard, we'd like to see
that work rewarded. We'd also like to see some seeds planted with
younger generations to show them what it will take to continue to
improve. Our hats are off to this program.
There has not been one iota of change
when it comes to the location of "Volleyball Central" in Illinois.
It's right here in Logan County! We have some of the best junior
high, high school AND college volleyball in the state and beyond.
You'll see what we mean as we near playoff time!
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the struggling ranks
When we saw ISU's extraordinary
performance against Illinois we thought at least two things: (1)
that the Illini would probably win six or seven games, as the Birds
were a nice tuneup for them, and (2) that the Redbirds would be very
good this season. So far, neither of those is coming to fruition.
Good thing the LDN is not out much for our services!!! ISU is in a
funk that is hard to describe. Let's hope they get out of it soon
and salvage what they can of the remaining schedule.
finally lose, Rams resume winning ways
Not ALL area teams are suffering
through agonizing seasons. The Indy Colts were undefeated going into
Sunday's play and lost in overtime to an overachieving Carolina
Panthers club. By the way, the Panthers are still undefeated! The
Rams on the other hand, with their 36-0 pasting of the lackluster
Falcons, seem to be trying to save their season. They've still got a
ways to go, but they seem to be improving. It's nice to have some of
our area teams doing well. How much more of this can we take???
to U.S. soccer women for taking the bronze in the World Cup!
I know we've got a little rain
forecasted, but hopefully we'll return to the spectacular fall
weather we've been having. Get out and enjoy some golf in this stuff
if you can, while you can! That's it for me…
Have a GREAT