Posted on: April 14, 2008 6:06 pm
 

The Real Losers?

I've been thinking about how the Cubs have been labeled losers of the past century only because we have failed to win a WS title since 1908 (not to mention not winning the NL Pennant since 1945).  It got me to thinking though...are we the ultimate losers?  I don't really think so.  Sure, it's been a little miserable not seeing a WS title hoisted in Chicago's north side since for 99 season, but technically, I don't think we should be labeled "losers."  It got me to thinking, remember last year when the Philadelphia Phillies became the first team to reach 10,000 losses?  Sure, they've been successful in recent years, but yet, they still only have 1 World Series title (compared to the Cubs' two) and have won the pennant only 5 times compared to the Cubs' 16 (granted, the Cubs have been a team for 7 years longer).  Do you think the label of "losers" should be planted onto the Phillies?  Maybe, maybe not, the choice is yours.  Just some food for thought..
Category: MLB
Posted on: March 31, 2008 7:02 pm
 

Why in the world are people ALREADY crying...

...about Kerry Wood?  He pitches one bad inning and people have the guts to say, "the same old" Kerry Wood???  The same old Kerry Wood was the pitcher that had the most electrifying stuff in baseball.  He was able to lead the Cubs and be the strikeout pitcher that he is.  Be patient.  Kerry Wood has the veteran presence and he's adjusting.  He's used to being a starter, but has learned how to pitch out of the bullpen.  This is a learning experience and everyone just has to be patient.  Same thing goes for Eric Gagne.  He isn't learning, but he was at once the best closer in the game.  I can't believe how unbelievably patient some people are...One game doesn't mean a season..

..Just like this loss doesn't mean a season...
Category: MLB
Posted on: March 16, 2008 1:37 am
Edited on: March 16, 2008 1:24 pm
 

What if version of my picks

I was thinking..what if Georgia and Illinois does win? I have 3 more sets of predictions if they happen to win their respective tourneys. You'll figure out which is which.


America East (1) - MARYLAND-BALTIMORE COUNTY
Atlantic Ten (4) - Xavier, Saint Joseph's, Massachusetts, TEMPLE
Atlantic Coast (4) - NORTH CAROLINA, Duke, Miami (FL), Clemson
Atlantic Sun (1) - BELMONT
Big XII (6) - Kansas, TEXAS, Kansas State, Baylor, Texas A&M, Oklahoma
Big East (7) - GEORGETOWN, Connecticut, Marquette, Louisville, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Notre Dame
Big Sky (1) - PORTLAND STATE
Big South (1) - WINTHROP
Big Ten (5) - Indiana, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Purdue, ILLINOIS
Big West (1) - CAL STATE FULLERTON
Colonial (1) - GEORGE MASON
Conference USA (1) - MEMPHIS
Horizon (1) - BUTLER
Ivy League (1) - CORNELL
Metro-Atlantic (1) - SIENA
Mid-American (1) - KENT STATE
Mid-Eastern (1) - COPPIN STATE
Missouri Valley (2) - DRAKE, Illinois State
Mountain West (2) - Brigham Young, UNLV
Northeast (1) - MOUNT SAINT MARY'S
Ohio Valley (1) - AUSTIN PEAY
Pacific Ten (5) - UCLA, Stanford, Southern California, Washington State, Oregon
Patriot League (1) - AMERICAN
Southeastern Conference (5) - ARKANSAS, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Kentucky
Southern (1) - DAVIDSON
Southland (1) - TEXAS-ARLINGTON
Summit League (1) - ORAL ROBERTS
Southwestern Athletic (1) - MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE
Sun Belt (2) - WESTERN KENTUCKY, South Alabama
West Coast (3) - Saint Mary's, Gonzaga, SAN DIEGO
Western Athletic (1) - BOISE STATE

Last Four In: 1. Saint Joseph's
2. Kentucky
3. Oregon
4.Massachusetts

Last Four Out: 1. Arizona
2. Virginia Commonwealth
3. Villanova
4. Virginia Tech

Next Four Out: 1. New Mexico
2. Ohio State
3. Dayton
4. Arizona State

America East (1) - MARYLAND-BALTIMORE COUNTY
Atlantic Ten (4) - Xavier, Saint Joseph's, Massachusetts, TEMPLE
Atlantic Coast (4) - NORTH CAROLINA, Duke, Miami (FL), Clemson
Atlantic Sun (1) - BELMONT
Big XII (6) - Kansas, TEXAS, Kansas State, Baylor, Texas A&M, Oklahoma
Big East (7) - GEORGETOWN, Connecticut, Marquette, Louisville, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Notre Dame
Big Sky (1) - PORTLAND STATE
Big South (1) - WINTHROP
Big Ten (4) - Indiana, Michigan State, WISCONSIN, Purdue
Big West (1) - CAL STATE FULLERTON
Colonial (1) - GEORGE MASON
Conference USA (1) - MEMPHIS
Horizon (1) - BUTLER
Ivy League (1) - CORNELL
Metro-Atlantic (1) - SIENA
Mid-American (1) - KENT STATE
Mid-Eastern (1) - COPPIN STATE
Missouri Valley (2) - DRAKE, Illinois State
Mountain West (2) - Brigham Young, UNLV
Northeast (1) - MOUNT SAINT MARY'S
Ohio Valley (1) - AUSTIN PEAY
Pacific Ten (5) - UCLA, Stanford, Southern California, Washington State, Oregon
Patriot League (1) - AMERICAN
Southeastern Conference (6) - ARKANSAS, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Kentucky, GEORGIA
Southern (1) - DAVIDSON
Southland (1) - TEXAS-ARLINGTON
Summit League (1) - ORAL ROBERTS
Southwestern Athletic (1) - MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE
Sun Belt (2) - WESTERN KENTUCKY, South Alabama
West Coast (3) - Saint Mary's, Gonzaga, SAN DIEGO
Western Athletic (1) - BOISE STATE

Last Four In: 1. Saint Joseph's
2. Kentucky
3. Oregon
4.Massachusetts

Last Four Out: 1. Arizona
2. Virginia Commonwealth
3. Villanova
4. Virginia Tech

Next Four Out: 1. New Mexico
2. Ohio State
3. Dayton
4. Arizona State

America East (1) - MARYLAND-BALTIMORE COUNTY
Atlantic Ten (3) - Xavier, Saint Joseph's, TEMPLE
Atlantic Coast (4) - NORTH CAROLINA, Duke, Miami (FL), Clemson
Atlantic Sun (1) - BELMONT
Big XII (6) - Kansas, TEXAS, Kansas State, Baylor, Texas A&M, Oklahoma
Big East (7) - GEORGETOWN, Connecticut, Marquette, Louisville, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Notre Dame
Big Sky (1) - PORTLAND STATE
Big South (1) - WINTHROP
Big Ten (5) - Indiana, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Purdue, ILLINOIS
Big West (1) - CAL STATE FULLERTON
Colonial (1) - GEORGE MASON
Conference USA (1) - MEMPHIS
Horizon (1) - BUTLER
Ivy League (1) - CORNELL
Metro-Atlantic (1) - SIENA
Mid-American (1) - KENT STATE
Mid-Eastern (1) - COPPIN STATE
Missouri Valley (2) - DRAKE, Illinois State
Mountain West (2) - Brigham Young, UNLV
Northeast (1) - MOUNT SAINT MARY'S
Ohio Valley (1) - AUSTIN PEAY
Pacific Ten (5) - UCLA, Stanford, Southern California, Washington State, Oregon
Patriot League (1) - AMERICAN
Southeastern Conference (6) - ARKANSAS, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Kentucky, GEORGIA
Southern (1) - DAVIDSON
Southland (1) - TEXAS-ARLINGTON
Summit League (1) - ORAL ROBERTS
Southwestern Athletic (1) - MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE
Sun Belt (2) - WESTERN KENTUCKY, South Alabama
West Coast (3) - Saint Mary's, Gonzaga, SAN DIEGO
Western Athletic (1) - BOISE STATE

Last Four In: 1. South Alabama
2. Saint Joseph's
3. Kentucky
4.Oregon

Last Four Out: 1. Massachusetts
2. Arizona
3. Virginia Commonwealth
4. Villanova

Next Four Out: 1. Virginia Tech
2. New Mexico
3. Ohio State
4. Dayton
Posted on: March 15, 2008 12:54 pm
Edited on: March 16, 2008 1:24 pm
 

NCAA Tourney teams by conference - as of March 15

Remember, all caps means that they I think they will/already have received the auto-bid. These are as of March 15th, 2008 and a big fat mess.

America East (1) - MARYLAND-BALTIMORE COUNTY
Atlantic Ten (4) - Xavier, Saint Joseph's, Massachusetts, TEMPLE
Atlantic Coast (4) - NORTH CAROLINA, Duke, Miami (FL), Clemson
Atlantic Sun (1) - BELMONT
Big XII (6) - Kansas, TEXAS, Kansas State, Baylor, Texas A&M, Oklahoma
Big East (7) - Georgetown, Connecticut, Marquette, Louisville, PITTSBURGH, West Virginia, Notre Dame
Big Sky (1) - PORTLAND STATE
Big South (1) - WINTHROP
Big Ten (4) - Indiana, Michigan State, WISCONSIN, Purdue
Big West (1) - CAL STATE FULLERTON
Colonial (1) - GEORGE MASON
Conference USA (1) - MEMPHIS
Horizon (1) - BUTLER
Ivy League (1) - CORNELL
Metro-Atlantic (1) - SIENA
Mid-American (1) - KENT STATE
Mid-Eastern (1) - COPPIN STATE
Missouri Valley (2) - DRAKE, Illinois State
Mountain West (2) - Brigham Young, UNLV
Northeast (1) - MOUNT SAINT MARY'S
Ohio Valley (1) - AUSTIN PEAY
Pacific Ten (6) - UCLA, Stanford, Southern California, Washington State, Oregon, Arizona
Patriot League (1) - AMERICAN
Southeastern Conference (5) - ARKANSAS, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Kentucky
Southern (1) - DAVIDSON
Southland (1) - TEXAS-ARLINGTON
Summit League (1) - ORAL ROBERTS
Southwestern Athletic (1) - MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE
Sun Belt (2) - WESTERN KENTUCKY, South Alabama
West Coast (3) - Saint Mary's, Gonzaga, SAN DIEGO
Western Athletic (1) - BOISE STATE

Last Four In: 1. Kentucky
2. Oregon
3. Massachusetts
4.Arizona

Last Four Out: 1. Virginia Commonwealth
2. Villanova
3. Virginia Tech
4. New Mexico

Next Four Out: 1. Ohio State
2. Dayton
3. Arizona State
4. Mississippi
Posted on: March 12, 2008 12:45 am
 

NCAA Tourney teams by conference - as of March 11

Updated..

Time for another tough round of predicting.  These are as of March 11th's results, it's not too terribly great....  All caps are the auto-bid predictions/already haves.

America East (1) - MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY
Atlantic Ten (3) - XAIVER, Dayton, Massachusetts
Atlantic Coast (4) - NORTH CAROLINA, Duke, Miami (FL), Clemson
Atlantic Sun (1) - BELMONT
Big XII (6) - KANSAS, Texas, Texas A&M, Kansas State, Baylor, Oklahoma
Big East (8) - LOUISVILLE, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Connecticut, Marquette, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Syracuse
Big Sky (1) - PORTLAND STATE
Big South (1) - WINTHROP
Big Ten (4) - WISCONSIN, Michigan State, Purdue, Indiana
Big West (1) - CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE
Colonial (1) - GEORGE MASON
Conference USA (2) - MEMPHIS, Alabama-Birmingham
Horizon League (1) - BUTLER
Ivy League (1) - CORNELL
Metro-Atlantic (1) - SIENA
Mid-American (1) - KENT STATE
Mid-Eastern (1) - MORGAN STATE
Missouri Valley (2) - DRAKE, Illinois State
Mountain West (2) - UNLV, Brigham Young
Northeast (1) - SACRED HEART
Ohio Valley (1) - AUSTIN PEAY
Pacific Ten (5) - UCLA, Southern California, Washington State, Stanford, Arizona
Patriot League (1) - AMERICAN
Southeastern Conference (5) - TENNESSEE, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Kentucky
Southern (1) - DAVIDSON
Southland (1) - STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Southwestern Athletic (1) - ALABAMA STATE
Summit League (1) - ORAL ROBERTS
Sun Belt (2) - WESTERN KENTUCKY, South Alabama
West Coast (3) - Gonzaga, Saint Mary's, SAN DIEGO
Western Athletic (1) - UTAH STATE
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 7, 2008 11:01 pm
 

NCAA Tourney teams by conference - as of Thurs.

Just decided to put it on my blog too..

These are my picks as of Thursday March 6th's games.  Remember, the all caps teams are the auto-bid winners

America East (1) - MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY
Atlantic Ten (3) - XAIVER, Saint Joseph's, Massachusetts
Atlantic Coast (4) - NORTH CAROLINA, Duke, Miami (FL), Clemson
Atlantic Sun (1) - BELMONT
Big XII (6) - KANSAS, Texas, Texas A&M, Kansas State, Baylor, Oklahoma
Big East (8) - LOUISVILLE, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Connecticut, Marquette, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Villanova
Big Sky (1) - PORTLAND STATE
Big South (1) - WINTHROP
Big Ten (4) - WISCONSIN, Michigan State, Purdue, Indiana
Big West (1) - CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE
Colonial (1) - VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH
Conference USA (2) - MEMPHIS, Alabama-Birmingham
Horizon League (1) - BUTLER
Ivy League (1) - CORNELL
Metro-Atlantic (1) - RIDER
Mid-American (1) - KENT STATE
Mid-Eastern (1) - MORGAN STATE
Missouri Valley (2) - SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, Drake
Mountain West (2) - UNLV, Brigham Young
Northeast (1) - WAGNER
Ohio Valley (1) - AUSTIN PEAY
Pacific Ten (6) - UCLA, Southern California, Washington State, Stanford, Arizona, Arizona State
Patriot League (1) - AMERICAN
Southeastern Conference (5) - TENNESSEE, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Mississippi, Arkansas
Southern (1) - DAVIDSON
Southland (1) - STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Southwestern Athletic (1) - ALABAMA STATE
Summit League (1) - ORAL ROBERTS
Sun Belt (2) - WESTERN KENTUCKY, South Alabama
West Coast (2) - GONZAGA, Saint Mary's
Western Athletic (1) - UTAH STATE
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 27, 2008 10:43 pm
 

Nebraska and Creighton B-ball

First off, looking at Nebraska, they are on a 3 game win streak which were against Texas A&M, Kansas State, and Oklahoma.  I think the daggers in their hearts, though, were the losses against Iowa State and Missouri that preceded this 3 game win streak.  Nebraska has a tough match-up against Texas before they encounter must-win situations against Oklahoma State and Colorado.  What's important here, though, is that the Huskers are finally learning Doc's style.  They have matured and are playing with a whole lot more intensity.  Nebraska fans sure are excited for some post-season basketball..

As for Creighton, they are now coming off a loss to Illinois State.  This team cannot, I repeat, cannot make it to the NCAAs through virtue of an at-large bid.  They need to win the Missouri Valley Conference tourney to make it to the NCAAs.  Been looking at this team lately, and they're just young and learning.  P'Allen Stinnett should become a great player in the upcoming years.  Hopefully Creighton finds some way to right the ship and capture the MVC tourney...

Just some thoughts..
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 4, 2008 7:50 am
 

Giants over Patriots - not THAT big a deal..

So what?  The Giants beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl.  Every year we see a team win the Super Bowl.  So how's this any different that any of the other Super Bowls?  I'll admit, this was a giant upset, but if the media gives it a full month's worth of attention, then it just spoils the teams and all of the fun.  It's not that big a deal.  If you all remember, the Giants were losers by 3 points the last week of the regular season to the Patriots.  Sure, they were an NFC Wild Card team, but still..the Giants knew they could hang with the Patriots and ended up beating them.  Sure, it stopped the Pats' run for an undefeated season, but it's not like this is the biggest upset in sports history.  To sum it all up, this Super Bowl is like all of the other Super Bowls, a team won and a team lost.  Don't play it out like it's really that big a deal.
Category: NFL
 
 
 
 
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