This year’s Super Bowl was quite a good game.
The commercials left a lot to be desired, but the game itself was a classic battle. Such a close game is much preferable to a rout in my opinion.
Needless to say, once the final Hail Mary pass fell in the end zone, the partying began on the avenue.
Here’s some videos of the local scene
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Is it game time yet?
I’m a bit tired of waiting for 6:38pm to roll around.
Granted, I’ll admit to being a bit sick of 2 weeks of non-stop pre-game hype–particularly here in NYC.
Still, kickoff can’t come soon enough!
Speaking of Football–anyone else see the Chelsea-Manchester United game earlier today? What a second half!
3 good playoff games this weekend (the NE-Denver game was a “snoozer” by comparison).
The SF-NO game was just wild. However, the performance the Giants just put on this evening was quite the surprise.
Now that I’ve watched Football, I can be all conversational at the gym tomorrow.
what a finish there was to the OSU-Wisconsin game last night!
While it’s a bit disheartening to see the OSU defense start to fall apart late, Still what a finish for the Scarlet and Gray!
It brought back memories of the ’97 Rose Bowl game in which then OSU QB Germaine led an
unexpected game winning drive with little time left. [Aside, the ’97 Rose Bowl was a classic in and of itself).
Though OSU still needs to develop a passing game at some point–it appears that the Woody Hayes style of play is working.
US-Brazil soccer match this afternoon will definitely go down in the US Soccer cannon as an ultimately epic match.
Probably with an even more dramatic finish than Donovan’s game winner against Algeria in 2010–the US Women’s team playing with just 10 players and horrendous officiating–still managed to win!
The officiating was worse than that seen in the US (men)-Slovakia game in South Africa last year. The penalty and red card call were definitely not a call…the red card was excessive. And the reason for the penalty retake? Suspect.
Granted, Marta’s early goal in extra time was a deft touch but nonetheless..
The Brazilians also showed a real lack of sportsmanship in extra-time….just look at Erika who went down (phantom injury?) had to be taken off by stretcher than could magically run again? That’s totally classless.
Jim Tressel has resigned
More likely he was forced to resign. It’s a shame that things came to end the way they did. For so long, it appeared (from the outside) that he was a stand-up individual (on top of being a good coach). Oh well.
It’s super early in the Season, but
the Indians have started off 10-4
Let’s see if they can keep a streak of playing above .500 ball up for more than a month…
Cleveland Indians have swept a series?!?!?!
Really? And it’s not that the Indians were swept!
Strange times we live in…
So who is going to be considered the underdog in the VCU-Butler match up next Saturday?
Any moment know one of those “March Madness costs buisnesses $x in lost work” will be appearing.
Thankfully, none of the employees in my department follow college basketball, nor do I expect them to be competing in any bracket pools.
We won’t be losing any business over that!
The fact that it’s the NFL playoffs really kills my desire to do much of anything on Saturday Night/Sunday…besides watch football that is.
I doubt I’m the only one who feels this way.
Count me amongst the many surprised individuals at the Jets victory over the Patriots. The Jets looked rather strong today–especially in terms of their pass defense.
The NFC game though was over by the end of the first half.
Tomorrow I have to work….
SO with the Ravens win today, one of next week’s AFC match-ups is the Ravens-Steelers.
My two least favorite teams in the NFL.
Dear annoying Jets fans on Second Avenue–
I understand that you’re excited by your team’s
last minute victory over Indianapolis. However, you’ve been standing outside the local dive-bar, drunk, chanting and hollering. Not only that but you’ve been dabbling in and out of the street, which leads to car horns being sounded.
I can both see and hear that you are are clearly drunk. While that is understandable, why can’t you keep your chanting to in the bar? That way people won’t be honking their horns, nor will it be as loud outside when I attempt to sleep this evening?
Speaking of which, since one of the local watering holes is named “Brady’s” and
before the ’08 Super Bowl it changed its signage to “Maning’s”…will it be called “Sanchez’” this week?
It was pouring and gusting winds this morning. Yet, stubborn as I am, I proceeded downtown to grocery shop.
It was pouring! The rain was made worse by the gusting winds. Yuck-ola! It makes the idea of shopping via Fresh Direct and/or Kosher.com all the more appealing!
The weather is only conducive to one thing today–watching football!
So much for all the hype surrounding this game. On paper it looked to be a marquee match-up. Good thing I didn’t waste my time watching it!
Watching the Browns online…
Peyton Hillis is simply huge! That’s not news…but every time I see him he looks even more like a truck!
Jake Dellhome is a mediocre QB. Get better soon McCoy!
The Browns offense looks simply anemic. Feh.
And the announcers CBS has for the game also leave something to be desired in terms of commentary.
Tonight’s Big 12 Football Conference Championship game is a battle of two Youngstown natives. Pelini vs. Stoops–both of whom hail from Youngstown, Ohio.
ESPn even did a bit of a
segment on the city and it’s offspring.
Now here’s the fun part–how many of you can find Youngstown Ohio on a map (no Googling!)
A great piece on ESPN.com from their Outside the Lines section:
A great glimpse of the mindset of Clevelanders, especially when it comes to sports.
Only downside to the article–no mention of Shaker!
The Buckeyes pulled out a win today at Iowa.
They didn’t play too great on offense for parts of the game (dropped passes) and the D was shaky at times. Too many silly penalties too.
However, they came through on both sides of the ball in the clutch,
Oh, and the ABC announcers were atrocious! Not only did they seem very pro-Iowa, but they were just lame and monotonous. It was almost like Joe Buck calling an NCAA game!
Now the countdown begins for The Game!