Posted on: March 19, 2010 10:12 am

One Proud Bobcat Fan!!!!

"Stand Up and Cheer, Stand Up and Cheer for Old Ohio, for today we raise the Green and White above the rest!!"

Let me start off by saying as an alum and Ohio University fan last night was one of the most amazing basketball games I have ever seen.  Too often mid majors are dismissed, I am guilty of doing that this year, just look at my bracket.  OU played a game that will not be forgotten by the city of Athens for a very long time.  Armon Bassett and D.J. Cooper played like men possessed and dominated the much bigger and physically opposing players of Georgetown.  As a fan it is not often that I am speechless because of a sporting event but last night was one of those occassions.  As 3 after 3 rained down on the Hoyas I found myself wondering if they would make the run that would seal the fate of the Bobcats, but it never happened.  Georgetown was supposed to be the team fighting off a charge at the end of the game eventually taking control but the men in green made sure that would not be the case.

Athens, OH is an amazing place, if you go to visit you may not want to leave.  This city is starved for great sports, minus the amazing women's volleyball team, and this past year has been unbelievable.  It may be too much to ask to hope for continued success from both the football and basketball teams but this year could prove to be a springboard the Bobcats need to move to the top of the MAC in a variety of sports.  National exposure like last night does not come easy.  We all watched the day after Christmas as the Cats were outplayed by an inferior Marshall team, but last night served as a stark contrast to that day.  No one would have faulted the Cats for losing last night but they pulled it together to make everyone who bleeds green extremely proud.  Let's string together another one and knock out another major conference team.  GO BOBCATS!!!!

"Stand Up and Cheer, Stand Up and Cheer for Old Ohio, for today we raise the Green and White above the rest!!"
Category: NCAAB
Tags: Ohio Bobcats
Posted on: January 8, 2010 8:19 pm

One Month and 10 Days

So it is January 8th and that can only mean one thing...41 days until pitchers and catchers report.  As a fan of two cellar dwelling teams, the Orioles and the Pirates, that can mean only one thing...optimism.  Sure it has been a Major League record 17 seasons for the Buccos and the Birds haven't fared much better with a dozen but that doesn't mean a fan has to give up before the season even starts.  Every year starts the same way, "Maybe this is the year" but it has ended the same way for too long.  If the Rays can rise from the dead out of obscurity that means the Orioles can absolutely do that in what one can only hope a couple of years.  For the Pirates however that would require them to not lose to a Community College team in Florida, but I digress.  I love the Pirates but I'm hoping some Orioles magic makes its way to Camden Yards this year.

There are many reasons to be excited about this season for the O's!  Wieters is a year older and even with the wait of all Baltimore baseball fans on his back managed to squeak out a pretty decent season last year.  Our pitching staff is only going to get better with time as well.  The Millwood signing makes a ton of sense on paper, but I think that the Baby Birds in the rotation will prove that he will be expendable within only a matter of time.  On paper the Birds should be an above average to good ball club, will it happen?  Only way to find out is to watch as the season kicks off.

Birds vs. Bucs in the fall classic...a guy can dream right?
Category: MLB
Tags: Orioles, Pirates
Posted on: December 11, 2009 8:13 am

How the Mighty have fallen

It used to be that December meant smashmouth football in the city of Three Rivers.  You evoke images of Franco Harris running a trap and grinding out a 6 yard gain, Jerome Bettis lowering his shoulder pads to plow Brian Urlacher into the endzone, and you get a little smile on your face.  The '09 Steelers, however, have decided that on a 14 degree evening in Cleveland, with a -10 wind chill, a 3rd and 1 calls for a shotgun set with an empty backfield.  I am not being overly critical of the players on the team, I can't blame them for doing what they are told.  Bruce Arians has hijacked this offense and shown why he has been unsuccessful at every coaching stop he has made.  With a pro-bowl quality running back getting the ball under 20 times a game one has to wonder, has the NFL changed that much? 

The Browns won a game last night that by all accounts the Steelers should have come in and dominated.  The Browns had the 32nd ranked run defense against an offensive line that has been playing much better in the running game lately.  The Browns came in, treated this as an important game and took care of business, kudos to them. 

I am a Steeler fan yes, I am also a football fan that can say I can respect when the better team wins a game.  This year the Steelers went out beat the Vikings, Broncos, and Chargers which are all quality football teams.  We have also lost to the Chiefs, Raiders, and Browns that I would have to say would be a walk in previous years.  This year has shown why the NFL is a great league, like everyone says "any given Sunday" which has really hit home for anyone that roots for the black and gold.  For a weird football season that is quickly coming to an end I think it is necessary to say congratulations to all of the teams that have figured out how to take care of business at the end of games. 

It pains me to say it "there is always next year."
Category: NFL
Tags: Steelers
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