Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sports Roundup

This is an update on how some of our family's favorite athletic teams have been playing (click on the pic to see a larger version).

As you can see, in the American League East, the Yankees and the Blue Jays are duking it out for 3rd place. Uh - way to go, guys.

The news gets even worse in the National League East, where the Nationals have a solid lock on last place. We build you a new stadium and this is the thanks we get? Sheez!

All I can say about the current Major League Baseball season is, there's always next year. Moving on to college football, we have some mixed news.

My beloved Iowa Hawkeyes lost to the Pittsburgh Panthers. Fellas, this is not how you get an invitation to play in the Rose Bowl on January 1. Or to play in any other January bowl, for that matter. Get with the program, guys!

Joshua is ecstatic that his LSU Tigers pulled out a last-minute win over the Auburn Tigers. This game was the marching band's road trip, so he saw all the excitement in person. Go, Tigers!

If it happens that the Hawkeyes and the Tigers confront each other in a bowl game this year (a scenario that doesn't look too likely at the moment), I've told Joshua that I'll be cheering for the LSU marching band to play well and for the Hawkeye football team to do likewise.

Now, I'll excuse myself so that I can get my munchies ready for today's game between the Washington Redskins and the Arizona Cardinals. Hail to the Redskins!


Barbara said...

Go Jays!!!! (I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't know they were battling for third.)

Dave said...

Lets not forget about hockey season is getting underway.

Josh said...

Now with USC losing to Oregon State, Georgia losing to Alabama, and Florida losing to Ole Miss (yes, Florida lost to Ole Miss, shocker!) With our win against Mississippi State, we moved up to #3 in the AP poll (Alabama jumped us, as I was expecting). While we were eating in the band hall before doing our parade to the PMAC and the Stadium, we were watching the Florida game, and then the Auburn-Tennessee game, and we got updates constantly on the Florida game, and when the extra point was blocked it was complete celebration and then again when they missed getting a 1st down on 4th and 1 with 50 seconds left. Everyone in the Tiger Band was happy at that point, needless to say.

Geaux Tigers! (Geaux, not Go)

Evie said...

Oh, man, Josh! Now I have to learn French?!?