September 16, 2011

The Eternal Season - Friday September 16th

Good Afternoon TES Friends!

Friday afternoon!!!  We can almost taste it!

And for Hawkeye fans here in Gotham, the weekend brings us not one, but two chances to watch the Hawkeyes. And tonight, it's in the flesh, right here in New York City!

The Iowa volleyball team is here to take part in the Columbia Invitational, and tonight they face the hosts at 7:30.  The team has already won their first match, sweeping St. Francis 25-19 and 25-21.  If you wish to attend tonight, see the link below for the site info. 

Levien Gym at Columbia

Two Hawk watches within 24 hours!  Noon tomorrow, (ESPN2) the football team looks to take out their frustrations on a Pitt team that has a new coach, new offense, new defense, and hasn't really played anyone of substance.  That kicks off a good day of college football, leading up to the Oklahoma/Florida State showdown on ABC at 8:00 pm. 

September 15, 2011

The Eternal Season - Week 3 Hawkeye Game Notes

Iowa’s Record: 1-1
Iowa’s Rankings
USA Today:

2011 Iowa Football Schedule (times eastern)

9/03/11 Tennessee Tech WIN 34-7
9/10/11 @ Iowa State Loss 44-41 3OT
9/17/11 Pittsburgh 12:00 pm, ESPN2
9/24/11 Louisiana-Monroe 12:00 pm, BTN
10/01/11 Bye Week
10/08/11 @ Penn State TBD
10/15/11 Northwestern 7:00 pm, BTN
10/22/11 Indiana 12:00 pm, TBD
10/29/11 @ Minnesota TBD
11/05/11 Michigan TBD
11/12/11 Michigan State TBD
11/19/11 @ Purdue TBD
11/25/11 @ Nebraska 12:00 pm, ABC

Scouting Next Opponent:
ULM @ TCU 2:00 PM, The Mtn.

September 17th, 2011: Iowa Hawkeyes v. Pittsburgh Panthers, 2-0, 0-0 Big East
Prior Games: 4, Pitt leads 3-1
Last Game: 2008.  Iowa 20, Pitt 21

Hawkeye Stat Pack:

Turnover Margin: +3
Big Ten #3, NCAA #18

Interception Battle:
Linebackers: 1
Secondary: 1

Current Line: Iowa -3

2011 Key Stats
Scoring Defense 25.5, Pass Def 217.5, Rush Def 167.0, Interceptions 2, Total Defense 384.5
Big Ten                 #10                       #8                         #10                   #2 tie                         #8
NCAA                   #67                     #65                         #82                  #31 tie                       #73

Scoring Offense 37.5, Pass Offense 226.5, Rush Offense 153.0, Total Offense 379.5
Big Ten                #4                            #4                                 #9                                  #9
NCAA                  #38                          #60                               #60                                #74

Depth Chart for this week:

September 13, 2011

The Eternal Season - Tuesday September 13th

Good Evening TES Family!

Another day down!  When your lunch ends tomorrow, the back half of the week shall be here. 

Football season might be here, but because it is Tuesday, there is none of it.  So a quick TES tonight, so you can wrap up your evening and get ready for Hump Day.  Little on the sports calendar today. just baseball, soccer, and tennis.  But not to worry, football returns on Thursday night, and runs right on through Monday night.

The tennis match last night when on a bit longer than it seemed it would, as Nadal took the 3rd set tiebreaker to avoid the sweep.  But after that, he was summarily dumped 6-1 in the 4th to wrap up the title for Djokovic.  That made him 64-2 on the year, with an all time season money grab of just over $10.6 million.  Pretty good for hitting a yellow ball around.

The Dodgers couldn't get the win last night, but they take the mound in 15 minutes looking to take the 2nd and 3rd game of the series and get back to the .500 mark.  Kershaw takes the mount tomorrow night, and that's a pretty sure Dodger win.  Get one tonight boys!

September 12, 2011

The Eternal Season - Monday September 12th

Good Evening TES Friends!

Evening - that means the Monday is over and done with (for this week), and now we can focus once again on football.  A double header of the NFL with the Pats at the Dolphins on now, and then at 10:15 the Raiders visit Denver.  Both games are on ESPN, and that will wrap up the first full week of college and NFL football for 2011.  One that pretty much sucked for we here at TES.

First there was the Hawkeye failure to hold the lead against Iowa State (much more about that on Thursday with the Week 3 Game Notes), then the Cowboys blew an even bigger one last night against the Jets. I do pull for the Jets as my local team (can't cheer for an NFC east team, being a lifelong Cowboy fan), but in that matchup it was Dallas all the way.  Hoping that both teams can rebound this weekend.  At least the Notre Dame/Michigan game was one for the ages, with the Wolverines winning a game that had 3 touchdowns in just over the final minute.  Always pulling for the Big Ten in these out of conference games.

The news got worse for both Hawk fans and my friend Hamlet, when word came out today that Nate Kaeding is out for the season with an ACL tear.  Hamlet's first year doing fantasy football, and out goes his kicker, one of the best in the NFL, all time.  Get well soon Nate!