July 24, 2018

The Eternal Season - Tuesday July 24th, 2018

Welcome to the Dog Days of summer.  Here in Gotham. a stretch of mid 80s days, all with a decent chance of storms and rain.  In fact, the bright sky begins to cloud up as I type these words.

But what a great summer it is!  It started with my Capitals claiming their first Stanley Cup in Vegas.  And while things that happen in Vegas are supposed to stay there, it has been great fun seeing each Cap spend their Day With the Cup, as it travels around the country (and world) to the hometowns of every player and staff member.  And based on the offseason moves, the Caps seem ready to make another run for Cup glory in 2018-19.

The Dodgers have reclaimed their place atop the NL West, with Arizona and Colorado hanging close here in late July.  They are Philly for a series to start the week, where Utley is getting huge ovations when he comes to the plate, in this his final season.

And of course, we are now 39 days from the start of Hawkeye Football.

Which leads us to the Big Ten Media Days, from Chicago, going on right now.  Kirk, in year 20, the dead of all FBS coaches.  The Hawks are getting ready to challenge the Badgers for West supremacy, and in fact they open the B1G slate against Wisconsin.  It all kicks off on September 1st.

If you want to have Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes sent to your email box every Thursday eve during the season, you can send me a email at icsedge1@yahoo.com.

Oh.  Yeah, September 1st also my birthday.  Alas.

Locally, NYC FC stands 4 points shy of Atlanta United for the lead in the Eastern Division of the MLS.  The only pro team born in New York City since I moved here, so my go to MLS team.  They just need their own soccer only stadium.  Yankee Stadium is not a soccer stadium. As of this writing there are no solutions for a stadium in place, but there seems to be growing momentum on the south Bronx.

Now time to jump back into the Week 1 Hawkeye Game Notes, with the new news coming out of the B1G Media Days.

Have a great day, and enjoy all the games!

Sedge






May 25, 2018

The Eternal Season - Friday May 25, 2018

Well we are quite giddy here at TES, where for the first time in 20 seasons, our Washington Capitals will head to the Stanley Cup final!  To date, they have paid back the former Rangers coach, the hated Penguins, and the Bolts for their sweep of us in 2011, now just the Cup left to claim.  It all starts on Monday night, 8:00 pm, on NBC, as the Caps head west to Las Vegas to face the Black Knights.

A 1974 expansion team meets a 2017 expansion team, and while the Knights seemed to kind of breeze their way through the West, the have not run into a Tom Wilson check or an Ovi one timer yet.  Or Burakovsky getting behind the defense.  The Caps have gotten production from all 4 lines this postseason, they will need to keep it going to bring home the best hardware in sports.