Archive for October 11th, 2011



In the NFL, it was Monday Night Football between the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions.  The Lions have been practically irrelevant for about 20 years.  This year, they’re 4-0, and were looking to stay perfect.  It was a slow going first half, but in the second half Detroit came alive.  Stafford lit it up for 219 yards and two touchdowns and Lions running-back Jahvid Best tore up on the ground for 163 yards and a TD.  The Lions are now 5-0, which they haven’t been since 1956.  The Lions remain tied for first place with none other than the defending Super Bowl champion Packers.  That face off will be a pivotal battle in the season.  Detroit 24, Chicago 13.


A  super-exciting Game 2 between the Detroit Tigers and the Texas Rangers.  Detroit was hoping to even up the series, and the Rangers were trying to seal both home games.  The Rangers jumped out to an easy 2-0 lead in the first, and things stayed pretty status quo for a while.  Until, in the third inning, Ryan Raburn smacked a 3-run shot to give the Tigers a 3-2 lead.  But, in the 7th inning, Nelson Cruz blasted a game-tying home run.  And in the 9th, the Tigers found themselves with the bases loaded, but they couldn’t capitalize.  This one would require… extra innings, always thrilling in a playoff game given the significant stakes.  This time, the Rangers found themselves with the bases loaded, and who’s up?  Yep, Nelson Cruz.  He walked right up to the plate, and after a couple pitches, crushed it to left field for a grand-slam.  Game over, and the Rangers take a 2-0 lead in the series.  Texas 7, Detroit 3.

And in the NLCS, the Cardinals were looking to equalize the series with their division rivals:  The Milwaukee Brewers.  The Brew-Crew owned Game 1, but you should never count out a team as polished as the Cards.  The Brewers have a saying this season called “Beast Mode” — signifying when a player is taking it to the ‘next level’.  None of the Brewers Beasts would do anything close to the dominance of Albert Pujols.  Pujols just continued to hit extra-base hit after extra-base hit.  He had 5 hits, one of which was a homer, and brought in 5 runs.  Just a magnificent performance from the best player in baseball.  The Cards destroyed the Brewers, and now the series heads back to St. Louis.   St. Louis 12, Milwaukee 3.

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