The last 7 National Champions before last night:
Clemson beat them ALL this season.
Clemson is the only team to beat Bama in 27 games. A rematch of last years game with the team ranked number two winning both games. Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant’s record safe (for now). It was a great game (just like last year). We didn’t lose, we got beat. Lane Kiffin wouldn’t have made any difference. Dabo is still a stupid name (even if he did play for Bama).
Roll Tide Roll.
November 14, 2016
Apparently one of the reasons Alabama will stay at the top of the polls is that they never have to play Alabama. They are alone in that regard. Here is a great story about true freshman QB Jalen Hurt (with a lot of stuff about Auburn too).
November 3, 2016
To come from being down 3-1 is miraculous in and of itself. For the Cubs to do it in the way they did is just iconic and phenomenal. This might be the best story about the Cubs and their win that I read.
It was Epic. Magnificent. Spectacular. Historic. Stupendous. Just fucking AWESOME!
Ready for a dynasty? There’s always next year! Glad I got to share the experience with Sal and a bunch of Cubs faithful at a bar that was fully engaged.
March 28, 2016
This article says the Orangemen have a real chance to win the NCAA Tournament. They sure beat VA!
February 8, 2016
In a stunning upset, the Denver Broncos and their 39 year old QB Peyton Place Manning won Super Bowl 50. It really wasn’t Manning’s doing, he didn’t play all that well. However, the Denver Defense and Von Miller in particular were stunning and controlled the game.
December 28, 2015
Another icon from my youth, Meadowlark Lemon from the Harlem Globetrotters, has died. RIP Meadowlark, the Clown Prince of Basketball!
July 10, 2015
Kenny “The Snake” Stabler passed away. He was not only an NFL legend from his days as the Raiders quaterback, but from the University of Alabama as well where he also did color commentary on games. RIP Snake.
June 3, 2015
Tonight, the Chicago Blackhawks face off against the Tampa Bay Lightning for all of the glory in professional hockey.
When I grew up in Tampa, we didn’t know what hockey was, much less have a professional team in the Stanley Cup finals. Since relocating to Chicago in the mid-nineties, I have become a Blackhawks fan. After all, they have the best logo in sports. They are going for their third Stanley Cup in six years. Watching the Hawks with Sal and “fire-pitting” has been most enjoyable.
Should be entertaining. Go Hawks!
Also in Chicago sports this week, we have a new basketball coach for the Bulls. When introduced, Fred Hoiberg just repeated the phrase “say my name!”. The Bulls treated former coach Thibideau badly and could have shown more class. I liked Thibs. He took us to the playoffs every year since becoming the Bulls head coach. I would rather he be our coach than the opponents coach. I predict he ends up in New Orleans…
January 5, 2015
The Ohio State Buckeyes beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on New Years day. The same day, the Oregon Ducks crushed the undefeated Florida State Seminoles and ended their 29 game winning streak. Now we see if the Ducks can end the current longest winning streak in NCAA Football and see if they can beat the Buckeyes on January 12.
I am almost too cold to care. It was ZERO this morning when I got up with a wind chill somewhere south of twenty below. We are set for another blanket of snow overnight (3-5 inches). Oh Joy! This means I get to shovel the driveway tomorrow morning before work in below zero temps!
However, The Buckeyes beat Bama and my hopes and dreams of yet another championship, the first ever playoff, were dashed. Congrats to the Buckeyes and the Ducks!