28 October 2011

St. Louis Cardinals are Champions of Baseball in 2011

What a ride. Two months ago, the Cardinals were left for dead while facing a seemingly insurmountable deficit in the NL Wild Card race. But here they are, chasing down the Atlanta Braves, upsetting the favored Philadelphia Phillies in the NLDS, knocking the division rival Milwaukee Brewers in the NLCS, and taking down the Texas Rangers in the World Series in one of the most memorable Fall Classics in years, champions of baseball. This is St. Louis' 11th MLB championship, most in the National League, and their first since 2006. 

2011 World Series: Who Will Win Game 7?

After an awesome game 6, we now have the first game 7 in a World Series since Angels-Giants back in 2002. And now this great series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers is down to one game to decide who will be crowned champions of baseball. Who will win it?

David Freese Sends the 2011 World Series to Game 7

Best World Series game of my lifetime (born in 1993)? Just may be as game 6 of the 2011 World Series was truly epic and it concluded in an amazing fashion as Cardinals third baseman David Freese hit the game winning home run in the bottom of the 11th off Rangers reliever Mark Lowe to give St. Louis a 10-9 win to send the series to a game 7, the first since 2002. 
Well the Rangers appeared to have it in the bag in the bottom of the ninth with closer Neftali Feliz on the hill up by two. But with the Rangers a strike away from the title, Freese hit a second run triple, which was badly misplayed by right fielder Nelson Cruz, which tied this ballgame. Josh Hamilton then hit a two run homer in the top of the tenth to give Texas the 9-7 lead. In the bottom of the 10th, Daniel Descalso scored on a groundout by Ryan Theriot and then Lance Berkman singled to center and scored Jon Jay to tie the game. The Rangers got nothing in the top of the tenth and then Freese continued his heroics by getting St. Louis the win. 
As Joe Buck said, emulating his late father's legendary call when Kirby Puckett hit the game winning homer in game 6 of the 1991 World Series, "We'll see you tomorrow night." Game 7 will be on Fox Friday night at 8:05 and I have no idea who would not be watching. 
Continue reading to see it all happen.

27 October 2011

Formula One is Coming to New Jersey

Also known as the town in which Burr shot Hamilton.
The United States Grand Prix was making its return in 2012 at the newly built Circuit of the Americas outside of Austin, Texas but now there will be a second Formula One race starting the following year, to be called the Grand Prix of America. The inaugural Grand Prix of America will run in June 2013 and will be run at a street course in Weehawken and West New York, New Jersey, which is right across the Hudson River from New York. This comes a year after plans for having the USGP run in Jersey City were scrapped and led to the site in Texas. It will be run along the Weehawken Port Imperial and is expected to be a economic boon to the area.
Continue reading for renderings of the course.

25 October 2011

2011 NFL Week 8 Picks

We are already at week 8 in the 2011 NFL season and that means we are cruising. Some exciting NFL action awaits this Sunday and Monday with the marquee matchup in this week's slate being Patriots-Steelers in Pittsburgh. I will pick that and all other games going down this week in my week 8 predictions, just after the jump.

24 October 2011

2011-12 College Football Bowl Predictions after Week 8

The world of college football got the upsets that have been lacking for most of this season last weekend with Bob Stoops' Oklahoma Sooners falling to Texas Tech while Wisconsin fell to Michigan State on an absurd Hail Mary at the horn. Here's how I think those upsets shape up my bowl predictions.

2011 World Series: Who Needs Game 5 More?

Well the 2011 World Series is all knotted up at two games following a sterling pitching performance from Rangers starter Derek Holland last night. Now as the series has one more game left in Arlington before it shifts back to the Cardinals' home in St. Louis, who needs to win game five more?

Watch Brian Robison Kick T.J. Lang in the Balls in Packers-Vikings Yesterday

Well this is classic Packers-Vikings rivalry right here:

Note to self: if you are going to kick someone in the balls, don't do it in front of a referee.

2011 NFL on Fox Announcers & Distribution: Week 8

Let's be frank, this is not the best Fox singleheader window you will ever see but alas, here we are with a quintet of games. You may see Vikings-Panthers, Saints-Rams or Cardinals-Ravens at 1:00 or Lions-Broncos or Redskins-Bills (from Toronto) at 4:05. Continue reading for announcing assignments as well as distribution splits.

2011 NFL on CBS Announcers & Distribution: Week 8

The Eye Network has got doubleheader duties this Sunday. At 1:00 the games are Dolphins-Giants, Jaguars-Texans and Colts-Titans while the games in the national window are Patriots-Steelers, Browns-49ers, and Bengals-Seahawks. Continue reading for announcing assignments as well as distribution splits.

23 October 2011

2011 College Football Week 9 Picks

It was a while Saturday in college football with Michigan State pulling out the upset of Wisconsin on a last second Hail Mary and Texas Tech stunning Oklahoma in Norman. Will we see more upsets this week? Here are my week 9 predictions?