Friday, October 27, 2006

18" and what do you get...

Ok, so Tennessee Ernie Ford sang about 18 tons of coal, but we had 18" of snow plus a whole lot of wind. Most businesses were closed yesterday. It was blizzard conditions from 4am to 4pm. I had a nice 2-3' snow drift in my driveway but the 18" or more of snow in the road kept everyone at home. Now I am at work, it will be in the upper 50's today and 60's for the next week. Welcome to the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Typical Fall in Colorado

We had six inches of snow last week, then 60-70 degree weather. It will be 70 degrees today with a blizzard warning tonight and tomorrow! Really! We are supposed to get up to a foot of snow with susatined winds of 35 mph. Looks like I might get caught up with my reading for my graduate classes.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Mid-West Fall Classic

Tigers and Cardinals...Mickey Lolich vs. Bob Gibson...Dizzy Dean and the Gas House Gang. Great baseball history. Will we remember Suppan vs. Verlander in 30 years? Hopefully. The Cardinals have the worst record for a World Series participant in recent memory...Maybe ever.

I am normally a National League guy all the way, but I am tired of the Cards. Ever since Mark Maguire retired, it is hard to root for them. I will be going for the Tigers. The Tigers can continue the trend of old-school teams winning the series. Red Sox, White Sox and now the Tigers. Of course, the Cardinals aren't the new kids on the block like the Marlins or Arizona. Hopefully it will stretch out to 7 games that are pitching duals.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Way Behind

Yeah, yeah, I know. It has been several days between posts. The Reds are out and the first round of playoffs are over with. NLCS is Cards/Mets and ALCS is A's/Tigers. Basketball training camp has started, hockey regular season has started and the NFL finished week 5. This is the great convergance of sports; sort of like when all the planets align.

Here's a look at my favorite teams:

Colts: 5-0, but not firing on all cylinders

Steelers: 1-3 and trying to find themselves

IU Hoosiers Football: 3-3 and not scaring anybody

Reds: Finished with a 80-82 record but showed better pitching depth in the second half of the season. Aaron Harang could win the NL Cy Young award.

Pacers: Why is Stephen Jackson still on the team? Get rid of him and his 9mm handgun.

Penguins: Nice start to the season, but sold to a Canadien businessman. A move north in the future, eh?