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September 25, 2005 by mada_ecks on The soapbox chronicles..
So I was looking throught the college football rundown this morning(because I can't sleep an I'm bored) and I happen to notice that the Vanderbilt Commodores' are 4-0, yes Vany is undefeated. Now I'm not saying that they are "for real" or anything because they still have to play Florida, Georgia, and LSU, but they have looked impressive. Now would they make it to a bowl, I don't know, but I would like to see Vandy come out of the SEC with a chance for a bowl bid. And if they win atleast 2 of ...
September 5, 2005 by mada_ecks on The soapbox chronicles..
The greatest wide reciever arguably the greatest football player to ever play the game, Jerry Rice, has called it a career. Opting not to be the fourth reciever for the Denver Broncos, which told him he probably would have seen little of any playing time, and retirement just seemed like the best option. To me, there are a lot of great players that are in, or have retired from, the NFL. Jerry Rice was the type of player that came to work. For he knew he wasn't the fastest and wasn't the bigges...
September 4, 2005 by mada_ecks on The soapbox chronicles..
Auburn's National title dreams took a blow when they lost to Georgia Tech, 23-14. I really didn't get to watch the game mainly because I figured that they were gong to lose anyway, so I just decided to catch up watching Sportcenter this morning. Sure enough, I was right. Auburn really didn't look like the team from last year. Of course they lost Jason Cambell, Ronnie Brown, and Carnell Williams to the NFL, but Tuberville said that his team was ready to go. Yeah, they were ready alright. ...
September 1, 2005 by historyishere on History is a nightmare....
Angloesque wrote an article a few days ago called " What's a Tepid fan to do? " in which she detailed how she picks who she wants to win in games that don't feature her favorite team, the Denver Broncos, and I stated that my system for picking which team I want to win in any given college game is a lot more complicated than hers for the NFL, and I was asked to post it... and while it has taken me a few days to get it all down, I will try to present it in its entirety. Here we go. 1. ...
August 18, 2005 by AlexMatheson on Views From The West
I watched with some pleasure as Scotland conjured a 2 goal lead in last nights international friendly against Austria in Graz. In the first half, the Scots played well and were actually performing as a cohesive unit. Kenny Miller's opening goal in 3 minutes was very sweet, as was Gary O'Connor's low drive on 39 minutes. At half time, I was thinking that if they maintained that level of performance, they could slot another couple away in the second half and give the side a much needed injectio...
August 15, 2005 by ----- on ------------------
Well, here are my predictions for each conference's final standings...(the conferences are somewhat alphabetical) ACC: 1. Miami Hurricanes 2. Florida State Seminoles 3. Boston College 4. Virginia Cavaliers 5. NC State Wolf Pack 6. Maryland Terrapins 7. Virginia Tech Hokies 8. Clemson Tigers (tigers?) 9. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (my former physics teacher would force more calculus problems on me for not remembering his alma matter) 10. North Carolina Tar Heels 11. Duke B...
August 8, 2005 by AlexMatheson on Views From The West
I didn't get to either watch or listen to this game at the weekend but the result and match report suggest a team rich in Eastern Promise. Check out the link below for more details. What I can say is that things are looking up with the arrival of Shunsuke Nakamura and the continuing goal scoring form of Messers Hartson and Beattie. All we need now are for a few other ducks to be broken. I'm sure that if Shaun Maloney and Maciej Zurawski can get on the score sheet we'll see more from them. ...
August 2, 2005 by AlexMatheson on Views From The West
Well done, Celtic. And way to go Gordon Strachan!!! Okay, so the Bhoys haven't managed the turn around that would have stunned the football world and seen them make it into the next round of the Champions League but they have done themselves and their manager proud. WGS has done his job just as well as MON and in the space of a week has shaken things up and brought the team back to life. A clean sheet and four goals, some very fluid play and a work rate from all the players that would p...
August 2, 2005 by AlexMatheson on Views From The West
I listened to the Celtic game on the radio last Saturday afternoon and was all smiles by half time thanks mainly to the goal-scoring prowess of John Hartson. A hat-trick by half time and people are saying he isn't good enough to play?!? They've obviously forgotten who the SPLs top scorer was last season. And, the Artmedia thing aside, three goals in your first two games is a good start should he want to retain that crown. Anyway, 3 - 1 up at half time and we should have been cruising. But ...
July 28, 2005 by AlexMatheson on Views From The West
Artmedia 5 - 0 Celtic?!?!?!? This was the worst performance I can remember by a Celtic side in Europe or anywhere else for that matter. Sure there have been some disasters at home against Rangers and Caley Thistle to name but two, as well as the crash against Nuechatel Xamax... So, what did go wrong this time? Well, some will say it all went wrong when Chris Sutton was stretchered off. This certainly had an impact but it not enough for us to lose so heavily. There are also some co...
July 23, 2005 by ----- on ------------------
I'm posting my predictions,based on what i have read, of the final standings and playoffs for this NFL Season. AFC EAST: --By far the toughest division 1. Patriots 2. Bills 3. Jets 4. Miami AFC WEST: The only team, IMO, that has done well in the OS is Oakland, but… 1. San Diego 2. Kansas City 3. Oakland 4. Denver AFC NORTH: Second toughest division, cause 3 of 4 teams are possible playoff teams. 1. Steelers 2. Bengals 3. Ravens 4. Browns AFC SOUTH: I have no doubt ...
May 30, 2005 by Pdt2k on Delilah | News Headlines
West Ham United today beat Preston North End in the Championship Play-Off Final to take them into the Premiership. A single goal from Bobby Zamora in the 53rd minute was enough to secure victory for The Hammers. Sheffield Wednesday beat unfancied Hartlepool United yesterday to clinch the final promotion place into the Championship. Wednesday were 2-1 down with just 8 minutes to play, when Westwood (Hartlepool) was sent off for a professional foul. The resulting penalty was scored by Steven M...
May 23, 2005 by AlexMatheson on Views From The West
One of life's great religions is Football (and I mean Soccer). And just like every other religion, it comes in various flavours. My particular flavour is Celtic FC, one half of Glasgow's Old Firm. Yesterday afternoon, Sunday - even Football encompasses this day - Celtic were within 3 minutes of winning the Scottish Premier League. They just needed to beat Motherwell and had dominated them throughout the game, maintaining a 1-0 lead despite chances to see them reach a lead of 5 or 6-0. But ...