Thursday, April 26, 2007

Thursday, April 26

This is the first of two shorter blog entries today. Check back in a bit for the Mavericks playoff notes.


Rangers strike out 19 times; lose in 11

Not Brilliant!

Another trip to the frigid Midwest for the Rangers; another night of historic futility for the Rangers' lineup.

Only a week after they were no-hit on a blustery night in Chicago, the Rangers created some mighty gusts all by themselves in an 8-7 11-inning loss to Cleveland on Wednesday. In 48-degree weather, the Rangers struck out a club-record 19 times, which kept them from completing a huge comeback.

The Rangers had trailed by six runs early, but rallied to tie it in the ninth. But they never took complete advantage of their late-inning chances.

Four times in the last four innings, a Ranger struck out with the tying or go-ahead run in scoring position.

Here are the 4 Wide Receivers that the Cowboys could get at #22. I don’t think Ginn will be there, but what the heck. Of the other 3, Bowe is my favorite, but he has very little speed. He does block, catch in traffic, and makes plays. But, he is from LSU, which never works well for the Cowboys.

Dwayne Bowe - LSU

Robert Meachem - Tennessee

Sidney Rice – South Carolina

Ted Ginn, Jr – Ohio State

Champions League:

Chelsea beats Liverpool, 1-0, in the first leg …and more importantly, no away goal for Liverpool. What that means is this: If Chelsea scores next week at Liverpool, the Reds will need 3 goals to advance. It doesn’t look good.

Advantage Chelsea. Joe Cole struck an important goal, Liverpool scarcely threatened an away goal, and now Jose Mourinho's side visit Anfield on Tuesday convinced they are 90 minutes from the Champions League final in Athens.

Steven Gerrard and the Kop will have different ideas, but Liverpool must somehow find a way to break down Chelsea's imperious defence. Craig Bellamy and Dirk Kuyt disappointed, while Liverpool looked livelier in attack only when they went more direct with Peter Crouch's second-half introduction.

Robot Chicken and Star Wars: a winning combination

George Lucas and Mark Hamill will reunite for "Robot Chicken: Star Wars," a 30-minute stop-motion animation special for Adult Swim, Cartoon Network's late-night programming block.

The special spoofs key scenes and favorite characters from the "Star Wars" universe. It was done in collaboration with Lucas' production company Lucasfilm. Lucas, the creator of the "Star Wars" franchise, will voice a cartoon version of himself, and Hamill will resurrect Luke Skywalker.

The special, set to premiere at 10 p.m. on June 17, comes from "Robot Chicken" creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich. Green directed.


TheDude said...

What the hell are Josh and Tom doing? Linky?

dingus mcdouchey said...

and what is Andy Reid doing at the desk behind them?

Popsicle Stick Chick said...

We got the full explanation from Bob during the show. In any case, more shirtless guys on the blog!

Jonathan said...

Someone needs to introduce the hamburger to Peter Crouch. Haven't seen a tall white guy so waifish since Shawn Bradley. He's like a Stretch Armstrong that couldn't retain its shape.

BTW, is there any more confusing scoring system in the world than the knockout rounds of the Champions Cup? Goals on aggregate, away goals, penetrations, touchbacks? This is why soccer doesn't catch on easily in the US, because I like it but I can't explain the scoring system to anyone.

dingus mcdouchey said...

it's pretty simple really. two games, one at home, one on the road. team with most goals after two games wins. if it's tied after two games, the winner is the team who scored the most goals on the road. if that is tied, it goes to extra time in the second game, and then penalties.

matthewbschultz said...

You missed the best comic gold from the 11 inning Rangers loss in Cleveland. I believe it was in the 10 inninng when the only people sitting in the bleachers where the guy that hits that metal drum and 2 of his friends (both happened to be female). The camera focuses on this because at this time there were 18 people in the stands and Tom makes the comment, "The drum pounder is still here and a couple of ladies that don't mind a good pounding."