No Sports Saturday

I’m very aware of the seriousness of events occurring right now, but please allow me to rant for a few seconds about the first Saturday in my lifetime without sports and an extended stoppage of play of all sports.  No March Madness in March, no March Madness brackets (and losing to my brother for another…

Saturday Sports

Saturday is usually all about College Football, but today will require flipping the channels to capture the best games of the day. Brighton vs. Tottenham (7:30 am) ESPN College GameDay Live in Florida (9:00 am) Iowa vs. Michigan (12:00 pm) Bowling Green vs. Notre Dame (3:30 pm) Auburn vs. Florida (3:30 pm) Minnesota Twins vs….

Themeless Thursday

It’s time for October baseball and I’m going to make an educated guess that the New York Yankees are going to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers later this month in the World Series…I began the season with the hopeful guess (wish???) that Bryce Harper and the Phillies would be playing the Yankees for the Championship…I’m…

Themeless Thursday

Hockey’s back just in time as Bryce Harper and the Phillies are 4 games back in the Wild Card standings and running out of time…Set a record this week losing three NFL quarterbacks I watch (Drew Brees, Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger)…Coffee and cranberry bread is the breakfast of the week…The dreaded teeth cleaning appointment will…

The Week In Seven Photos

As we wrap up the end of August and, to many, the end of summer, I was hoping this week’s images would reflect a great end of summer vibe.  You might have read about Gabby complaining about the weather quite often this summer while I’ve tried to remind her about the calm and peaceful nature of…

Thursday Photos and Matchups

Tennis vs. Ice Hockey – Definitely watching hockey and, in particular, the Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals and Don Cherry on Hockey Night in Canada. Billions starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti vs. Homeland starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin – This is too close to call, but Homeland…

Musings About ’80s Nostalgia

Vaguely recall receiving actual letters in the mail during the ’80s. I remember trying windsurfing in the ’80s, but never looking this cool.  For my version, picture a small, waveless lake and the sail barely leaving the surface of the water. I never attempted this in any decade and if I had it would have…

Autumn Matchups

Fall Colors vs. Falling Leaves – Looking out over a sea of leaves in the yard, the winner is definitely Fall Colors Movies – The Accountant (Ben Affleck) vs. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Tom Cruise) – Nothing beats Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books, but at the movies the winner was The Accountant TV Shows…

Bottoms Up!!

A few things I’m celebrating from the week.  Villanova’s unbelievable last second shot and great win against North Carolina for the NCAA Championship . . . One week closer to the U.S. presidential primary campaign season being over . . . Bryce Harper’s fourth career home run on opening day . . . Finally watched…

NHL Opening Night and Wednesday Night Rivalry

In the good old days of my favorite NHL rivalry, the Detroit Red Wings vs. the Colorado Avalanche, it was said at times  “that we went to a fight at Joe Louis Arena and a hockey game broke out,” but now as times have changed and fighting is frowned upon in the NHL, it has…

Peyton Manning #18 – For The Love of the Game

Leading up to Sunday night’s NFL match-up between the Denver Broncos and Detroit Lions, there was plenty of sports talk about witnessing the final days of Peyton Manning’s career and questioning his ability to lead the Broncos to a Super Bowl this year.  For those of us who put on our Manning jerseys (there were…