Monday, December 17, 2007
The Browns are now 9-5 and are one game ahead of Tennessee for the last playoff spot in the AFC.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Nov 15 - (Thursday) #2 Oregon loses to Arizona.
Nov 17 - #7 OSU beats Michigan 14-3. #4 Oklahoma loses to Texas Tech.
OSU moves to # 5 in the BCS
Nov 24 - #1 LSU loses to Arkansas. #2 Kansas loses to # 4 Missouri.
OSU moves to #3
Dec 1 - #2 West Virginia loses to Pittsburgh. #1 Missouri loses to Oklahoma.
OSU moves to #1
SEC champ LSU moves to #2 and will play the Buckeyes in the BCS National Title game on 1-7-08 in New Orleans, LA.
OK, so I'm a bit late on this one. Anyway, after losing to Illinois, the Bucks bounced back and defeated arch-rival Michigan 14-3 to claim their 3rd straight Big Ten Conference football title, and 2nd straight outright title. OSU has now beat Michigan 4 straight times and has improved to 6-1 vs UM since the coming of Tressel.
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
The Indians won the Central Division title and finished 96-66, which was tied for the best record in baseball with Boston. The Tribe then beat the Yankees 3 games to 1 in the ALDS, and then jumped out to a 3-1 ALCS lead over Boston. However, the Red Sox came back to win 3 straight games to clinch the pennant, and went on to win the World series against Colorado.
The Buckeyes are 9-0 and are ranked #1. They have had 3 big road games so far, in which they beat Washington 33-14, beat Purdue 23-7, and beat Penn State 37-17. They will play host to the 7-2 Wisconsin Badgers this Saturday.
The Browns have had a positive season so far, winning 4 of their first seven games. They beat the Bengals, Ravens, Dolphins and Rams and have lost to the Steelers, Raiders (a game that should have been won had a time out not been called just before the would be game winning field goal), and the Patriots. They play Seattle at home on Sunday.
Also, the Blue Jackets have started off the season surprisingly, going 6-3-1. Their signature win was on opening day, when they beat the defending Stanley Cup Champion Ducks 4-0.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Monday, July 2, 2007
The Indians are now 50-32, and 2 games ahead of Detroit for first place. The Tribe won 7 out of 8 in this past home stand, taking 3 of 4 from Oakland and sweeping 4 from Tampa Bay. On Tuesday night the Indians rallied from a 2 run 9th inning deficit to score 5 runs and beat the A's 10-7 on Kelly Shoppach's 3 run walk off homer. Then on Friday night, Ben Fransisco made his first major league start, in which he got his first major league hit, and then his first home run....which just happened to be a walk off homer in the 9th to beat the D Rays 2-1.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Though, despite losing in the finals, it was still an awsome season, I thank them for it.
Go Cavs, next year should be great.
Sunday, June 3, 2007
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Tonight in Auburn Hills the Cavs played the Detroit Pistons in game one of the Eastern Conference finals. The Cavaliers controlled the game early and had a halftime lead, but let the Pistons back into the game in the 3rd quarter. Late in the 4th the Cavs had a chance to take the lead but Donyell Marshall's 3 pointer came up short and the Pistons won 79-76. Detroit leads the series 1-0. LeBron only had 10 points, but the Cavs still managed to almost win, and should have won. Maybe that's a good omen.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
This weekend was the first series of the 2007 version of the annual inter league face off that has become known as "The Battle of Ohio" between the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians.
Friday, May 18, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
The Indians however have awakened from their mini slump on the road by coming home. Tuesday the had two 6 run innings and beat the Twins 15-7, and tonight CC Sabathia shut down Minnesota as the Tribe won 7-1. Cleveland is now 23-14 and 1/2 game behind Detroit for the division lead.
Monday, May 14, 2007
In Tribe news, the Indians went 2-4 on the west coast, beating LA and Oakland just once each. They are now 21-14 and in 2nd place in the central division.
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Sunday, May 6, 2007
Thursday, May 3, 2007
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Anyway, I started watching the Indians game, just in time to see CC Sabathia give up 3 solo homers in the first inning. Then the Tribe blew a scoring chance in the bottom of the first, and I left for work thinking all was lost. But then I get home and see that they won 12-4. That was a surprise, but I'll take it. I guess the rain delay they had snapped CC out of it, as he went on to dominate the Jays from there on, and get his fourth win of the year (he's 4-0 with two ND's.) Hafner hit a 2 run homer in the and Peralta hit a 2 run double in the 3rd. Then Peralta hit a 3 run HR in the 5th, followed by a Martinez 2 run double in the 6th. In the 8th, Trot Nixon hit a 3 run home run to finish off the scoring for the game.
Cleveland is in 1st place with a 15-8 record.
Monday, April 30, 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Also, the Indians have won 7 of their last 8.
On Thursday they beat Texas 9-5 to complete the 2 game sweep.
On Friday they scored 5 runs in the 6th inning, 3 of which came off of Grady Sizemore's inside the park home run, as they beat Baltimore 5-4.
On Saturday night I was at the Indians game, but they lost to the Orioles 7-4. This was the first Indians loss I've seen in person since 2005, because they won all 5 games I went to last year.
And then today, in a game I didn't see because I was golfing, the Tribe defeated the Orioles 6-1.
Cleveland is 14-8 and in first place by 1.5 games over MIN.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Now for a report on the Indians, who have won 4 straight games. On Sunday, they beat Tampa Bay, as described below. Monday night they scored 4 runs in the top of the 12th to beat the Twins 7-3 in Minnesota. On Tuesday night they put together a 5-3 win against the Twins ace, Santana, which was the first time they had beaten him at the Metrodome. Then tonight the Indians played the Rangers at home. A 5 run second inning had the Tribe up early, but CC would give up a 5 run inning of his own. In the 9th inning, the Tribe lead 7-6 with 2 outs, but Borrowski had his first blown save of the year, allowing a run to score. In extra innings Cabrerra came on and shut down Texas, striking out 4 in two innings. In the bottom of the 11th Victor Martinez doubled, made it to third on a Kelly Shoppach single, and then scored the winning run when Jhonny Peralta hit a single to left field. It was nice to see a walk-off win, but disappointing to see the game, which should have been won in regulation, go into extra innings. The Indians are 11-7, and in sole possession of first place in the Central Division.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Today Ryan Garko hit a 3 run homer in the top of the ninth in Tampa Bay to lead the Indians to a 6-4 come-back win over the Devil Rays. Peralta also hit a home run in the game, Borrowski earned his 7th save of the year, and Tribe reliever Tom Mastny got the W. Cleveland won 2 of the 3 games in Tampa and is now 8-7, and 1.5 games behind Minnesota for the division lead.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Cleveland finishes the regular season 50-32, which clinches the 2nd seed in the playoffs over the 49-33 Bulls who blew their opportunity to clinch the spot with their loss in New Jersey.
Cleveland will host the Washington Wizards in the first round of the playoffs, for the second straight year.
Saturday, April 14, 2007
The Indians shut out Chicago today 4-0. Ryan Garko and Josh Barfield each homered in the second inning and Jason Michaels hit an RBI Triple in the 7th and then later scored due to an error. Paul Byrd pitched 6 solid innings to earn the victory. The Tribe is now 5-3.
Also, the Cavs beat the crap out of the Atlanta Hawks tonight, 110-76.
10 diffent Cleveland players scored tonight, and LeBron lead the team with 23. The Cavaliers are now 48-32 and tied with Chicago for the 2nd seed in the NBA playoffs.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Also, during the game there were several tributes to the movie "Major League" (which was filmed in Milwaukee, and is one of my favorite movies.) Former Indian and current Sports Time Ohio broadcaster Rick Manning was seen wearing the famous black glasses Rick Vaugn wore in the movie, there were several signs by fans in reference to the movie such as one that said "Jobu needs a refill" and probably the coolest thing was when the sound crew people played "Wild Thing" over the PA system when the Indians clser came into the game. 19,000 fans showed up to the game, and it was a great crowd atmosphere the whole game. I take back any negative thing I said about this move, and I thank the people of Milwaukee for being so supportive. I will now consider myself a Brewer fan (unless they're playing the Tribe or the Reds)
Monday, April 9, 2007
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Monday, April 2, 2007
None-the-less, it was still a great season. A final four banner will go up in the Schottenstein center, and 35-4 is not bad. In fact, 35-4 is actually the best record in NCAA basketball, but that really doesn't mean much. Next year a great recruiting class is coming in, and there is always the possibility of Oden staying, but we'll have to wait and see.
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The Cleveland Indians kicked of the 2007 season by snapping their 4 game opening day losing streak with a 12-5 win over the White Sox in Chicago today. Grady Sizemore got the party going early when he redirected the second pitch of the game over the right field wall into the Indians bullpen. 5 runs total would score in the first inning as all nine Indians got an at bat. After Chicago answered with a 2 run homer in their half of the first, the Tribe responded with a 4 run second inning, which knocked the Sox starter, Contreras, off the mound and sent him to the showers early. Cleveland would add two more runs in the 3rd to make the score 11-2. Chicago scored 1 in the 3rd and in the bottom of the ninth, trailing 12-3, picked up two meaningless runs off of Indians closer Joe Borowski. CC Sabathia was a bit shaky at first, but settled down and pitched 6 solid innings to earn the win. All but two Indians that came up to bat got a hit, with new face Trot Nixon leading the charge going 3-4 with 3 runs scored and an RBI. Peralta and Martinez each had 3 RBI's and Sizemore went 2-5 with the Tribe's only homer. Hafner went 2-5 with an RBI and another new face, Josh Barfield, had a crucial first inning 2 RBI triple. It was a great opening day for the Indians, who scored their most runs in an opening day since 1925. Cleveland is 1-0 and will be in first place in the Central Division....tied with KC and Minnesota.
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Today was by far the biggest win for the Ohio State Men's Basketball program in my lifetime. For the first time since 1962 the Buckeyes will play for the national title. To get there, they had to defeat a fine Hoya team from Georgetown University, and it was quite a battle. Greg Oden quickly racked up 2 fouls in the first 3 minutes, and as a result sat out the rest of the first half. However, the rest of the team played very well without him, and took a 27-23 lead into halftime. In the second half the momentum of the game went back and forth like crazy. Georgetown would come back and take a lead for a bit, then OSU would take it back, then G'town would tie it, then OSU would extend another lead, then G'town would come back and make it close. This kept going on until the last few minutes when the Buckeyes took control and held on to it. In the final minute Ohio State hit the free throws it needed to and the final score ended up being 67-60. Mike Conley lead the team with 15 points and had 6 assists. Oden scored 13, all in the second half, and grabbed 9 boards. In fact all 9 buckeyes who played in the game scored. Butler had 10, Harris and Lewis each had 9, Lighty had 5, and Hunter, Cook, and Terwilliger each had 2. All in all it was a great team effort that resulted in this huge win. The Buckeyes are now 35-3 and will play the winner of UCLA/Florida in the NCAA National Championship Game on Monday night.
Also today, the Cavaliers beat Chicago 112-108 in overtime. LeBron had 39 points and Houghes and Pavlovic each scored 21. Cleveland was down 108-104 late in OT, but James would lead a 8-0 run to finish the game and improve the Cavs record to 44-29.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
The Cavs played 3 games while I was gone. They lost to Charlotte and Dallas on Tuesday and Wednesday and then beat New York last night. They are now 42-27 and trail Detroit by 1.5 games in both the division and conference.
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Thursday's win improves the Buckeyes record to 31-3.
In spring training news, the Indians beat Tampa Bay 5-0.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
As for the Cavaliers, they found themselves down 89-81 late in the 4th quarter in Milwaukee tonight, but managed to come through. Anderson Varejao put the Cavs up by two with ten seconds to go, and after former Buckeye Mike Redd's tying attempt for Milwaukee fell short the Cavaliers were able to claim a 94-92 victory over the Bucks. Lebron scored 32 points with 9 assists and 8 rebounds, and Donyell Marshal had 19 points and hit 5 crucial threes. The Cavs had started the 4th quarter down by 12. Cleveland is now 37-25 and still 2 games back of Detroit.
Friday, March 9, 2007
Whether it's in Columbus, in Ann Arbor, or on a neutral court....it doesn't really make a difference....because in each case the Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team will beat Michigan. OSU proved that this year and is now 3-0 vs UM this season, as well as 6-0 vs UM since coach Thad Matta took over. Today was the first game of the Big Ten Tournament's quarterfinal round, and Ohio State put the final nail in Michigan's coffin by beating the Wolverines 72-62. For the Buckeyes, the win means a spot in the Big Ten semi finals vs Purdue, as well as basically a lock to be a #1 seed in the NCAA tourney. As for Michigan....well let's say their fate begins with an N, ends with a T, and has an I in the middle. Greg Oden was a dominant force today, scoring 22 points as well as grabbing 8 rebounds and blocking 4 shots. Ron Lewis went 5-8 from the floor and added 4 free throws to score 16, and Mike Conley contributed 13 points and 6 assists. The Buckeyes have now won their school record 28th game of the season, and at 28-3 are ranked #1 in both polls.
In spring training news, the Indians defeated the Reds today in Sarasota, FL. Grady Sizemore hit a two run homer in the 5th, and the final score was 7-3.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
Tonight I spent 7 hours doing a paper that's due in about 9 hours from now. My procrastination prevented me from being able to see any of these games today, but here's what went down while I was typing away. The Cleveland Cavaliers invaded the Palace of Auburn Hills, Michigan to play the Eastern Conference leading Detroit Pistons. Lebron James was unstoppable, putting up 41 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. He was constantly driving the lane and scoring, and with the game tied with .09 seconds to go, he hit a three point shot at the buzzer.....but it would be reviewed and waved off. In overtime the Cavs put the Pistons away, and won the game 101-97. Drew Goden was the second highest scorer for Cleveland with 22, Z had 14 and Houghes had 12. It was a huge win, putting the Cavs just 2 games back of Detroit for both the division and conference lead, with a record of 36-25.
For the Columbus Blue Jackets, overtime would also be needed. They were playing host to the LA Kings tonight and at the start of the 3rd period were down 2-1. But David Vyborny would take over and be the hero of the game. He scored to tie the game in the 3rd period, and then again on a power play with 21.4 seconds to go in OT to win it. The 3-2 win gave Columbus their 3rd straight win, and an overall record of 27-33-7. The Jackets are now 22-20-5 since the hiring of coach Ken Hichcock.
And in Tribe news, Cleveland beat Tampa Bay 10-2 today in Grapefruit League play.
Saturday, March 3, 2007
The Big Ten Champion Ohio State Buckeyes finished off their regular season today in Ann Arbor. Something else they finished off: any hope of Michigan making the NCAA tournament (barring some miraculous event in which UM wins the B10 tourney). Before the game the stage seemed set for an upset. The reason for this was that the game was @ Michigan, the Bucks had already clinched the Big Ten title, UM desperately needed a win, and it was UM's senior day. As the game progressed, this idea of the upset happening grew much more realistic, as the Wolverines were playing with a great effort and held a 3 point lead at the half. The second half wasn't much different, as the Buckeyes failed to covert on key opportunities, thus keeping UM in the lead. With 3:54 left UM opened up a 6 point lead at 61-55, and I thought all was lost. However, those would be the last points Michigan would score in the game. Ohio State would go on a 10-0 run to finish the game and win 65-61. Some key points in Michigan' late game demise were: a botched wide open dunk opportunity, a missed front end of a one-and-one that could have potentially tied the game, costly turnovers, and of course....excellent play by OSU to turn all of these mistakes into fast break points. I was literally laughing at UM in the closing seconds and it almost looks like Oden was as well (in the picture), it was so pathetic. Oden and Lewis each had 16 points and Conley had 11. The Buckeyes are now 27-3, and will play their next game in Chicago in the Big Ten Tournament....against the winner of the Michigan/Minnesota game.
Now for some Cavaliers news. The Cavs defeated the Toronto Raptors 120-97 tonight. This game was not on TV in Columbus, so I didn't get to see it. But anyway, Lebron had 36 points and Larry Houghes had 27. It was a solid win at home and it improves the Cavs record to 34-25.
Also tonight, the Blue Jackets defeated Phoenix 4-3. It was their second straight road win in as many days, and their 12th road win this season, a franchise record. Rick nash had 2 goals and goalie Brian Boucher got his first win in a Columbus uniform. They are now 26-33-7.
Thursday, March 1, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
So here is the situation for the men: They have two games left, and a 1 game lead over the Wisconsin Badgers. If they beat UW on Sunday, they clinch the outright Big Ten title, regardless of the season's final game, at Michigan. If they lose, a win at Michigan would still get the Bucks a split title, or even the outright title, if Wisconsin were to lose their last game (vs MSU). I'll be at the game Sunday, and it should be a good one.
Now for the women: They have already clinched at least a tie for the Big Ten regular season title. They lead Purdue and MSU by one game, with one game to go. The lady Bucks last game is at Michigan, and a win would secure the outright title. I'm 99% confident of a win, because Michigan sucks. No, this is not just a figure of speech, at 3-10 in the league, UM's women's team is the 10th best team in the Big Ten.
Now for some Cavs news. On Wednesday Cleveland won a 86-85 thriller in Toronto that broke the Raptors' 8 game home winning streak. The winning points came from the "Wild Thing" Anderson Verejao who grabbed an offensive rebound and slammed it home with 16 seconds to go. Tonight though, the Cavs fell at home to the Bulls 84-78. Cleveland is now 32-23.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
The Buckeyes defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers 85-67 today in Minneapolis. It was a good team effort and a solid win. The scoring was certainly spread around...Greg Oden had 19 points, Ron Lewis had 16, Othello Hunter had 15, and Ivan Harris had 14. Ohio State is now 24-3 overall, 12-1 in the Big Ten (tied with Wisconsin for 1st), and after Florida's loss to Vanderbilt has a good chance of being #1 come Monday.
NBA All Star Game:
Like normal, the NBA All Star Game was crappy. You can always tell the players don't really care and there is never any defense. The West won over the East 153-132. Last years MVP Lebron James had 28 points, making him the highest scorer for the Eastern Conference.
Wow! What a crazy finish to the Daytona 500. I will say, I was pulling for Martin at the end, and was disappointed when Harvick passed him by a nose to win. The crash that took place behind Harvick and Martin was amazing. Cars were sliding and wrecking all over the place. The driver of the #7 crossed the finish line sliding upside down and on fire. He was fine though, his car flipped back over on the infield grass and he was able to escape. I've seen crazy wrecks and I've seen close finishes, but I can't recall a time where there was a combination of both right at the end of such a big race. I was happy that there was such an exciting ending. This truly was "The Great American Race."