Astros shut the door thanks to Roy …
This morning, the Astros — yes, the Astros — are the National League champions.
Roll that last sentence around in your head. Say it aloud. Can't stop smiling, can you?
They'll play Game 1 of the 2005 World Series on Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field against the Chicago White Sox.
And next Tuesday, there will be a World Series game at Minute Maid Park. Hello, Texas.
"I'm not greedy," Craig Biggio said. "I just wanted to go one time."
After 18 seasons, he's going. So is his buddy, Jeff Bagwell.
They helped turn the Astros into winners. They felt the sting of past October disappointments more than others.
So, who do I like in the World Series? I like St Louis to beat Anaheim …From October 5th...
My playoff picks: Boston over Chicago; Anaheim over New York; St Louis over San Diego; Houston over Atlanta. Anaheim over Boston; St Louis over Houston. World Series: St Louis Cardinals.
Accountability. That’s my middle name. Give me Chicago in 7. Why not.
Dick Weiss on Red Raiders raid on Austin …
Texas quarterback Vince Young threw for a career best 336 yards in the Longhorns' 45-14 victory over Colorado last weekend. When he heard about Hodges' numbers, he just laughed.
"That's unheard of," Young said. "That's ridiculous.
"As a quarterback, that type of offense is not for me. Throwing the ball 70 times - that's crazy. But that's their offense and it's getting them W's."
Hodges is the fourth new quarterback to play for Leach in the past five years. Kliff Kingsbury set 17 NCAA records from 2000-2002. He was replaced by fifth-year starter B.J. Symons, who set an NCAA single-season record with 5,833 yards in his only year as a starter. Last year, Leach had another fifth-year senior, Sonny Cumbie, make his debut, and Cumbie led the NCAA in every passing category, including 4,742 passing yards and 32 TDs. Hodges is on a record-setting pace, completing 71.6% of his passes for 2,461 yards and 22 TDs.
As a person who hopped on the Virginia Tech bandwagon in 1993 (sue me), I fear Maryland tonight …
Wow, this is disturbing: Save Crazy Ray! …Please…
Roto Authority on the top 50 baseball free agents ….
Thanks to Sports By Brooks, Here is a review of Corso v. BaD Radio …And, here is the MP3 …
Genius Ali G/NBA comedy …
NHLPA tension? Try TrentKlatt.com …
The sad tale of Jason Collier’s funeral …
Guy Morriss headed in the right direction …
What Morriss has accomplished in two-plus seasons is nothing short of a miracle.
Baylor (4-2, 1-2 Big 12) has gone from perennial loser to legitimate bowl team, needing only two more victories in its final five games to qualify for the postseason for the first time since 1994. Gone are the days of losing by 30, 40 and even 50 points. The Bears have been competitive in every game this season, giving Nebraska a scare last week before finally losing 23-14.
Oklahoma, this week's opponent, has a history of beating up on Baylor like the playground bully. The Sooners never have lost in 14 games against the Bears. That streak may be extended to 15 games, but the fact Baylor isn't looking ahead to 2006 and expects to be competitive on a weekly basis is exactly the kind of message Morriss is selling to his program. And, boy, are the Bears buying it.
"Usually by now, our team is done," Morriss said. "We're going into a new stage of learning how to win a meaningful game under pressure."
Jimmy Burch prepares us for Saturday …
The winner will be the lone unbeaten team in the Big 12. More importantly, that team will walk out of Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium after dodging its last realistic threat to an unbeaten season before the Big 12 title game Dec. 3.
Sure, that's a bold statement. But it's accurate, based on the early-season evidence that shows the league is divided into two distinct groups: (1) the top-10 teams that will meet Saturday; and (2) the 10 remaining unranked schools.
Each unranked team should be thankful for the other nine members of its peer group. Without the opportunity to play one another, Tech and Texas might be the only Big 12 schools that would win enough games to qualify for a bowl berth.
Tech, which cracked the top 10 in The Associated Press rankings for the first time since 1977, has outscored opponents by an average margin of 54-17. Texas, which has been No. 2 since the preseason, has blistered its foes by an average score of 46-14.
Liverpool wins in the Champions League …And despite being in Group G with Chelsea, it appears they will still advance to the knock-out stages again. But we still stink in the premiership…sigh…
My Larry King-type review of Jaguars 23, Steelers 17 (ot)
Really like Greg Jones as a FB and backup TB to Fred Taylor. Another bowling ball type…Tommy Maddox looks horrible, with interceptions and near interceptions all day..Antwan Randle El’s punt return was a greatness…This was absolutely one of the most physical games of the season…Jacksonville is not too good in short yardage situations given their performance in Pittsburgh…The Amazing Race is not very amazing this season…Matt Jones with a sweet touchdown catch. Every time I watch the Jags, Jones shows up and does something decent…Pittsburgh looked poor on offense; part no QB, part Jacksonville DT’s Stroud and Henderson…I think shorts are perfect for this type of weather…Heath Miller is going to be so good!...I find it interesting that Duce Staley still does not get a sniff. He says he is healthy, but the Steelers disagree…Jags LB Mike Peterson is all over the place…Byron Leftwich takes a beating every stinking week; no way can he stay healthy…Jags are at the 32 tied 17-17 with :54 left, and for some reason start throwing the ball all over the field and get it picked off and must go to overtime = dumb…Quincy Morgan just about returned the Overtime Kick for a touchdown, but was tackled at the Jacksonville 26, followed by another Maddox turnover…I now believe Big Ben is a great QB after seeing Maddox play…
And finally, with all of the 1920’s references on the show this past week, we follow the normal routine of a radio show.
A) launch a bit
B) receive an accusation of stealing the bit
C) rinse and repeat
Name: Chris A.
Want To Be On Maillist: N
Comments: is it gay or not gay to rip off chappelle stand up. or is it even worse to research 20's lingo and say "see" after everything? at least say "hey, i stole this whole bit from chappelle and will continue to use it under the pretense that it is original and mine." if you hear something funny, movie or comedy or comercial or whatever, it's okay to talk about it. to beat the listener w/ stuff they have on dvd at home is just gay. FYI "see"
And, my actual response, which was bounced back to me as this guy’s address does not exist:
Judging from your note, I doubt you would believe me if I told you I had never, ever seen Dave Chappelle's show- But, I do recognize that Bugs Bunny did it once, and therefore will properly credit him in an effort to please you-
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