Archive for October 18th, 2013

WATERCOOLER CHAT: RED SOX ONE WIN AWAY FROM WORLD SERIES, SEAHAWKS FORCE OF NATURE, KEENUM NEW TEXAN STARTER

BASEBALL

It was Game 5 of the ALCS between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers.  This series was tied, and the Tigers were hoping to grab a win and take the series lead at home before having to head back to Boston.  This series has been back and forth, with each team looking like the better team in alternating games.  But this one belonged to the Boston bats.  The Red Sox piled on 4 runs in just the first 3 innings.  The Tigers rallied back late, thanks to a beautiful, clutch hit by Tigers superstar Miguel Cabrerra.  In the end, however, the Red Sox got a solid closing pitching performance from Koji Uehara to seal the deal and head back to Boston just one win away from the World Series.  Boston 4, Detroit 3.

FOOTBALL

And in the NFL, it was Thursday Night Football between division rivals Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals.  This was the perfect “trap game” for the Seahawks, as everyone thought they were going to just roll into Arizona and win easily.  But the ‘Hawks have been playing a little messy lately, and despite their 5-1 record, have become a little unpredictable.  Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson put an end to all of that.  He and the Seahawks offense looked terrific last night, as Wilson passed for 235 yards and 3 touchdowns.  The Cards tried to stay in the game, but the Seahawks were just too much of a force of nature for the Cards to come back.  The Seahawks now move to an impressive 6-1.  Seattle 34, Arizona 22.

Finally, in the NFL, the Houston Texans have tabbed their new starter.  No, it’s not back-up T.J. Yates.  It’s 3rd stringer Case Keenum.  But, before you go “Who????”, keep in mind that Case Keenum holds the record for passing yards in college football history.  Keenum threw touchdowns all over the place while at the University of Houston.  He is a fantastic quarterback, and if this works out, it could completely transform the Houston offense into a potent passing attack.  This could get really exciting.

Share
6 comments