Archive for October 7th, 2011



It was the much anticipated Game 5 between the Detroit Tigers and the New York Yankees.  After the Tigers won Game 2, their closer Jose Valverde declared that the series was OVER.  Clearly Valverde underestimated the mighty power of the Yankees as they brought the series back to New York.  Ivan Nova took the mound for the Yankees.  He got one out, then gave up back-to-back home runs to Don Kelly and Deimon Young.  2-0 Tigers.  The Tigers held the lead the whole way, but in the 7th inning, the Yankees loaded the bases.  They even got Tigers pitcher Benoit to pitch a walk with the bases loaded, and Derek Jeter came in to score.  3-2 Tigers.  Then, super high-paid Alex Rodriguez came to the plate.  Grand slam???? Nope, he struck out.  After that, the Yanks lost momentum and couldn’t get it back.  A-Rod came up again in the bottom of the 9th with 2 outs (exactly what they pay him to do) and… struck out again.  And that marked the end of the Yankees season.  Detroit moves on to play the Texas Rangers in the ALCS.  Detroit 3, NY Yankees 2.


And in the NFL, the Miami Dolphins are off to a horrendous 0-4 start.  Things didn’t get any better for them as it looks like they will lose their starting quarterback Chad Henne for the season.  Henne didn’t exactly impress so far this year, but he was still in charge of running that offense and now will pass the dim torch to Matt Moore.  Moore came in late in the last game, and actually led the Dolphins to a touchdown.  It’s rumored that the Dolphins are looking to bring in an established QB — like the recently cut David Gerrard or even Jake Delhomme, but many are speculating that the Dolphins will tank the season and hope to land Stanford’s Andrew Luck with the #1 pick in the draft — a prospect some feel could be the next Dan Marino.  And that’s exactly what Miami could use — another era of high times.

Finally, in college football, TCU has been an impressive mid-major conference team for the past decade.  They were the school that introduced us to LaDainian Tomlinson.  All of their success, including the impressive BCS Bowl win against Wisconsin last year, got them an invitation to the Big East.  After thinking about it, TCU doesn’t want to be a part of the Big East anymore.  Why?  One reason:   Big East football is practically dissolving.  Syracuse and Pitt are bolting to the ACC next year, and it’s reported that UCONN wants in as well.  Not exactly the coolest conference to go to.  And another reason:  The Big 12 also extended an invite, and the TCU Horned Frogs have accepted.  The Big 12 is also experiencing some changes, but it’s rumored that the Big East may merge with the Big 12.  Basically, college football conferencing is completely in flux right now.

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