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Ottawa by 4
Calgary by 10
Toronto by 4
Hamilton by 4
posted by cixelsyd at 07:43 PM on October 01
Saw the Cowboys were up 24-0 and figured I'd better tune in to watch them fold and lose.
To my surprise they actually ran the ball on a few plays when they had the lead.
Even more amazing was the response of the Dallas crowd to running plays. On the possession following the Saints 2nd touchdown putting them within reach the Cowboys handed the ball to Murray on 1st down. Murray and the Cowboys offensive line shredded the Saints defense for a 6 yard gain as they had been doing all game ... and a hush comes over the home crowd.
Either it was complete astonishment on how to respond to a dominating running attack since it has been so long that the Cowboys actually chose to use their strength or the Cowboys fans find it more exciting watching Romo chuck the ball all over and throw a few quick picks to cough up the lead.
posted by cixelsyd at 11:23 AM on September 29
After everything I just posted, Derek Jeter went ahead and wrote his storybook ending tonight.
Jeter isn't going to be remembered for a walk off single in a season where his presence prevented his team from securing a playoff berth, but a nice ending non the less. He will be remembered for clutch performances when the competition was most intense.
I guess this clears the way for ARod to play shortstop for the next 3 seasons.
posted by cixelsyd at 11:14 PM on September 25
Montreal by 9
Edmonton by 7
Hamilton by 7
Calgary by 10
posted by cixelsyd at 03:52 PM on September 25
The gospel according to Ray.
Give me a break already. If Ray Lewis needs face time to stroke his ego he ought to just be himself because he isn't fooling anyone.
Nobody buys the Reverend Ray act, including himself.
posted by cixelsyd at 11:55 PM on September 23
I see an environment that gives far more attention to negative stories about athletes than positive ones
posted by cixelsyd at 11:18 AM on September 18
The lack of true high profile role models in sports over the last few decades is alarming. Amen for athletes like Russell Wilson who realize how fortunate they are and understand the importance of being a role model to our youth.
Winston, Peterson, Rice, and all the rest feel their only responsibility is on the field and perhaps sporting nice tattoos and "bigger than you" diamond jewelry.
Just like young stars before them did.
posted by cixelsyd at 10:09 PM on September 17
Toronto by 7
Edmonton by 3
Calgary by 17
Saskatchewan by 17
posted by cixelsyd at 12:35 PM on September 17
Edmonton by 17
Calgary by 14
Winnipeg by 4
Saskatchewan by 8
posted by cixelsyd at 04:05 PM on September 11
I didn't even know they slashed tickets for the 2013. I assumed they were still gouging fans.
Average ticket prices last year were 17% lower in Toronto than in Buffalo.
One needs to reason that failure to sellout the 1 single game a year is an indication of the lack of interest. And it's not just the NFL. Anything other than Hockey draws poorly.
6 million people and less than 40K will buy bargain tickets for an NFL game.
posted by cixelsyd at 09:48 AM on September 10
Don't know what the fuss about Toronto and the NFL is about.
Does the NFL really want to put a team into a non-football city?
A single game every year that doesn't conflict with NHL regular season or exhibition can't even garner 40K attendance in Toronto, even with cheaper ticket prices than Buffalo and hundreds of freebies.
posted by cixelsyd at 10:17 PM on September 09
If anyone associated with the Ravens saw the elevator video before that tweet they also ought to be suspended from the NFL indefinitely.
posted by cixelsyd at 10:36 PM on September 08
... all that really matters. Be it NFL, NCAA, ...
One would have to think the NFL, Rice, and the Ravens "people" went to great lengths ensuring this video was never released.
Whoever did release the video is no doubt sitting on a pile of TMZ cash today.
Have to wonder whether it was worth it having messed with one of Ray Lewis' crew, however. People who do so have limited life expectancy.
posted by cixelsyd at 04:13 PM on September 08
versus a solid Packers team
Packers are solid offensively but average or below average elsewhere, especially defensively and along the lines. Seattle owned the line play and the Packers blew the first 2 or 3 tackle opportunities on nearly every play defensively.
posted by cixelsyd at 10:21 PM on September 07
Geno Auriemma hit with a secondary violation for calling 13-year-old Mo'ne Davis and congratulating her on being awesome.
Yes, because Geno passing congrats to a young athlete is far more damaging to college sports than it's flagship universities whose students don't actually attend classes, get unsecured interest free loans, or are involved in criminal complaints.
posted by cixelsyd at 10:15 AM on September 05
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