September 28, 2011

The Eternal Season - Wednesday September 28th

Good Evening TES Friends!

Wednesday evening, meaning the Hump has been crossed, and the weekend is now rounding into view!  Welcome to a special edition of TES on a Wednesday, as we are normally off tonight prepping the Hawkeye Football Game Notes.  But, no game this week, so no Notes to send out Thursday night. 

And with no Notes to work on tonight, the focus can be on baseball, and what a night it is for the National Pastime.  After 161 games, the Wild Card in both the American and National leagues is yet to be determined.  In the Senior Circuit, the Braves and Cardinals are both 89-72 with tonight's games getting under way now.  Atlanta hosts Philly at 7:00 on ESPN2, while St. Louis visits Houston, at 8:00 pm - also on ESPN2, regional coverage.  In the Junior Circuit, it's the Red Sox and Rays battling for the final spot, both teams at 90-71.  Tampa hosts the Yankees, at 7:00 on YES, while the Red Sox finish up in Baltimore, that game starting now on ESPN.  For live look-ins of all games, tune to the MLB Network.

September 26, 2011

The Eternal Season - Monday September 26th

Hello Again TES Friends!

And voila - Monday is over for another week!

Started training for my new gig today, so between that and the soon to start game, a short and sweet TES tonight.  That game, of course, Skins at Cowboys on MNF, 8:30, on ESPN.  Romo is going with a flak type jacket - getting that ball out quickly will be key tonight.  And if the Skins try to target Romo as they have talked, then the Boys defense will be doing the same to Grossman.  Be careful what you wish for Skins.  Go Cowboys!

Still relishing the Hawkeyes 45-17 dismantling of ULM - where we opened the game in the no huddle and marched right down the field to make it 7-0.  So that old dog KOK can learn new tricks.  Much more about the game in the Notes, which will not be out this week as the Hawks are on the bye.  They will return next week to preview the Penn State game.

It's down to the final series for baseball, the Dodgers need one win to clinch the .500 finish, which would be noteworthy for the distracted season of 2011.  Kershaw has all but cemented the the NL Cy Young, and Matt Kemp is flirting with the first National League Triple Crown since 1937.  About the time my maternal grandparents were dating in Iowa City.

As promised, that is it, get thyself in front of the tv to finish off your Monday with a classic NFL rivalry.  And a new line added to the listings tonight!