Wednesday, January 31, 2007
On to the NHL....I turned on the Blue Jackets game at the beginning of the 3rd period, and they were tied with Vancouver 2-2. The Jackets played the playoff contending Canucks toe to toe resulting in a scoreless 3rd period, and then another stalemate in OT, sending the game to a shootout. Vancouver went first, and missed. Then David Vyborny scored to give Columbus a 1-0 lead...which was short lived, as the Canucks hit their next attempt. After Rick Nash missed his attempt, the shootout went into the 3rd round tied at 1. Conklin, the Jacket goalie had a nice glove save to foil Vancouver's last attempt...giving Jacket shooter Nikolai Zherdev a chance to win the game. His shot beat Vancouver goalie Luongo and went in, giving the Jackets a 3-2 win. This was Columbus' 4th straight win, and they are now 20-25.
Friday, January 26, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Now on to the Cavs, who were in Oakland playing the Golden State Warriors. When I turned this game on, it was in the 3rd quarter and they were down 65-46....so I changed channels and watched Mythbusters for a while. Then one of my roommates said, "hey, check the game, you'll be surprised" so I did...and saw that Cleveland had a 90-89 lead late in the 4th. a bit later, with the score tied at 98, LeBron James' 3 point try at the buzzer caught iron and the game went into OT. The Cavs opened up the extra session by scoring the first 5 points, taking control of OT. However, with 7 seconds left and up 106-104, the Cavs turned the ball over on an inbound attempt, and the Warriors had a chance to win it or go for the tie with their next possession. But James tipped the ball away from Golden State and Drew Gooden grabbed it and was fouled with 2.1 left.....and missed both free throws. So Golden State would have one more chance, but a 3 pointer at the buzzer was no good, giving the Cavs a 106-104 win. This was the last game of a 7 game western road trip, in which the Cavs went 3-4. They are now 24-16 and tied for the leading spot in the Eastern Conference.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Saturday, January 6, 2007
Because I was at the hockey game I didn't see the Cavs or Jackets, but they both won. Cleveland beat Milwaukee 95-86 and Columbus defeated Anaheim 4-3, by scoring 4 goals in the 3rd period, with 3 of them coming in a span of 1:54. It was a good day overall in my world of sports.
Thursday, January 4, 2007
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
Here are some positives and negatives from this season:
-Hey, they beat 2 playoff teams this year! Both of the Browns home wins came against the AFC wildcard teams (31-28 vs KC and 20-13 vs NYJ)
-They beat Michael Vick (CLE 17 ATL 13). (Not that that's saying much this year)
-The bad record will give them the 3rd pick in the draft.
-They had two comebacks wins from deficits of 14 points or more (@OAK and vs KC)
-There was a thrilling OT win (KC)
-The team is still in Cleveland
-0-6 in the division. For the first time in team history, the Browns fail to win a division game.
-The damn Steelers have tied the overall series at 55 apiece.
-Injuries. (what else is new)
-The Offensive line sucks. Frye might do a lot better if he had any time to work with.
-Frye has a tendency to lock in on his primary receiver, and as a result throws many INTs.
-They blew 4th quarter leads at home to both Pittsburgh and Baltimore.
-The last two games of the season. They lost to 2 of the leagues worst teams (TB and HOU)
That's all I got for now. When it comes to the Browns, there's always next year....
The Cavs improved their record to 18-12 and earned a season sweep over the Spurs. This win came on the strength of a 38 point 4th quarter. I didn't get to see this game, but I'm glad they won.
For the Buckeyes (now 12-2) this was their first Big Ten game. Indiana is a pretty big basketball rival. Hoosier fans usually revert to how good their basketball team is when their football team is made fun of, so it was great to beat them in both sports. My favorite part of the game was when Greg Oden blocked a shot in the closing minute to secure the win. He knocked the ball halfway up the court, keeping it in-bounds and the clock running. He is such a beast and I can't wait for his cast to come off. One thing I noticed was that OSU missed a lot of 3 pointers while Indiana seemed to hit almost every 3 they tried. It was frustrating at times, but the fact that they won is most important.
Anyway, I created this blog to talk about my favorite sports teams, which include Ohio State athletics, the Cleveland Browns, the Cleveland Indians, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Columbus Bluejackets. And I sometimes pay attention to the Columbus Crew (MLS) and Columbus Destroyers (Arena Football) as well. My posts will mostly deal with these teams. There might be a few shots at my teams' rivals as well.
We'll see how it goes.