June 11, 2011

The Eternal Season - Saturday June 11th

Good Morning!  Welcome to your weekend!

It's Saturday, so now 84 days and 3 hours until college football is in full swing.  And so we lead with this week's installment of Hawkeye Newcomers -  tight end Jake Duzey. 

And that, my friends, is it for today, we'll have a full recap of the thrilling hockey game 5 and more tomorrow.  I really hope your weekend allows you to find a bit of sport, be it on the local diamond, the back yard, or the couch.  Have a great day!

June 10, 2011

The Eternal Season - Friday June 10th

Good Morning TES Friends!  Happy Friday!

That was quite a front that rolled through here late afternoon Thursday!  It dropped temperatures about 20 degrees in about 30 minutes, and gave us a good show with the lights, sound, and rain.  Scattered rain here for the weekend, but the temps are looking good!  Spring, you have 11 days left - don't be in a hurry to get out of here. 

It was another crazy night in the NBA Finals, once again, a very close contest, where Miami finally seemed maybe to seize control, only to have Dallas charge back and pull away down the stretch.  LeBron, a triple double for the game, was not a factor as time elapsed and the Mavs applied the killer run in the 112-103 final.  Miami does have games 6 and 7 at home, but we must now see if Wade's hip injury limits him in any form.  We will also see if those alleged lousy fans can help the Heat get over the hump.  Got to think if game 6 is close, the mental edge will be with Dallas.  They both have 2 days to think about it, game 6 is Sunday night at 8:00 eastern on ABC.

There was news yesterday that the NBA owners and players are far apart on a new deal - which means a July 1st lockout seems certain.  This has been a great final, perhaps they should think about the good will it has generated.

June 9, 2011

The Eternal Season - Thursday June 9th

Good Morning!

Another round of the heat today, we at TES want spring back, but the front arrives tomorrow, and drops temps some 25 degrees.  25 degrees from 100 is still a pretty good weekend!

A weekend that will be filled with lots of good sporting action, for the fan in all of us.  We start on the ice, because I'm thinking about ice a lot right now.  The Bruins gained an extreme emotional edge when their injured teammate Horton showed up in the locker room before the game.  The Canucks weathered the initial storm, but then they allowed the guy who replaced Horton - Peverley, to walk in all alone, and he juked Luongo out of his shorts and laid it in for the 1-0 lead.  The 1st ended that way, but then Boston pocketed 2 goals about two and a half minutes apart midway through the 2nd, and the rout was on.  Peverley scored again three minutes into the 3rd, and that goal chased Luongo; then the parade to the penalty box began, with 3 game misconducts thrown in for good measure.  Suddenly Vancouver is searching for answers, and they pray that they will find them when they return home.  That classically critical game 5 is Friday night, 8:00 eastern, Versus. 

June 8, 2011

The Eternal Season - Wednesday June 8th

Good Morning, and welcome back to TES!

So, it's hot.  Not even summer - yet. Summer, close, about 13 days.  Wondering if I can find some Flavor Ice around here...

And yet, the winter sports athletes show no sign of hitting the golf course by this weekend.

Nope, the Heat had the Mavs on the ropes AGAIN, and Dirk was hacking and wheezing with flu-ish symptoms and a temp of 101, but no matter - Dallas rallied again, outscoring Miami 21-9 over the last 10 minutes to win it 86-83 and knot the series at 2 all.  The media was quick to liken this to Jordan's 1997 flu game (103 temp), but his Airness went for 38 - Dirk, 21.  What's left, a best out of 3.  Game 5, Thursday night in Dallas, 9:00 eastern, ABC.

We will learn tonight if the Stanley Cup Final will be close to ending or have new life, as game 4 has the Canucks in Boston.  We knew that the injured Bruin Horton was out for the rest of the games, and now we know that the guy that hit him, Rome, is done too.  Suspended by the NHL for the balance of the series.  That, along with a couple other dinged up defensemen could definitely be a concern for Vancouver - Luongo tends to get a bit leaky when things break down in front of him.  If the B's can score early tonight, we could be looking at another stomping to tie up the series.  It all starts at 8:00, on Versus.

June 7, 2011

The Eternal Season - Tuesday June 7th

Good Morning Friends!

We might soon be pushing typical summer heat outside, but inside the winter sports finals keep going on.  With emphasis, as Boston put an 8-1 beat down on the Canucks in game 3, to climb back into the series at 1-2.  All this, after star forward Horton was sent to the hospital in the 1st with a head shot that had him carted off on a stretcher - he appears to be ok, but won't return to the series.  No one scored for the balance of the 1st, but then the Bruins started laying the lumber, and the result was 4 goals in 13 shots in the 2nd, including one short handed, and one own goal on Vancouver (defenseman tried to block cross-ice pass, knocked it into his own net).  The 2nd ended at 4-0, and the 3rd started with the predictable run of players to the sin bin, and then 5 more goals went in for the 8-1 final.  Boston has momentum now, and Vancouver appears to be down two dinged up defensemen,  so this series could end up going the distance.  Game 4, 8:00 pm Wednesday, on Versus.

June 6, 2011

The Eternal Season - Monday June 6th

Hello Again TES Friends!

We're back!  No mobile blogging over the weekend, finally found somewhere that is totally off the cell phone grid - which, for a couple days, wasn't a bad thing at all.  Hope you had a wonderful weekend as well!

The weekend brought us sporting action of all kinds, and much of it featured good, quality, competitive showdowns.  On the ice, the Bruins had a 2-1 lead halfway through the 3rd, but then allowed the game to be tied up and and it went into extras.  On the faceoff, the Canucks got the puck and rushed up ice, where Boston goalie Thomas bit on the hard fake, and was blocked from recovering as the wraparound found the back of the net.  It took all of - 11 seconds.  The second fastest overtime goal in Stanley Cup Final history.  The lead, now 2-0 for Vancouver, but the B's get a chance to start climbing out of the hole in their time zone,  8:00 eastern, tonight.  On Versus.