Sure, I could mention a football game that got over an hour or so ago, but I’m still busy choking on a Rose Bowl sandwich.
I will say this, however… celebrate now, Gator fans. But if anything along the lines of “I love it here, we’ve got a great thing going” comes from Urban Meyer’s mouth, get the hiring committee on the phone. He coached UF up so well tonight, Shelley might even let him be the man for an evening.
Off to other sports news, from which I have slacked….
-Final BlogPoll comes tomorrow. A close Florida win might have caused me to go all silly and vote Boise State #1, but I think they erased all doubt tonight.
-For possibly the first time in five years, BG men’s hoops are atop the MAC standings. If a tight, back-and-forth game is called a “see saw game”, their game with Buffalo Sunday was a “sea sick game”. BG went up by 14 or so in the first half, but UB cut it to 1 by the break. The Bulls went up 11 with three to go, and Bowling Green came back and won it on a Martin Samarco trey with 2.8 seconds left. Some pretty good write-ups from both sides, Falcon Blog has BG covered, while Tim at Hoops Junkie covers the UB angle, and also laments the fact that a game like this in a major conference would get major slobber attention from ESPN.
-On the women’s side, BG has turned in a couple 30-ish point wins to open the MAC, and have now won 27 straight MAC games, tying a school and league record. They also set a league record by moving to 18th in the AP poll this week, a mark sure to be broken Tuesday when the coaches’ poll is released. The Falcons are 19th in that poll as the votes are counted up for this week’s edition.
-The Hurricanes traded Kevyn Adams to Phoenix today. There were some issues from both sides about a lack of playing time, so this one should help both sides out, but the loss of a player with Kevyn’s intensity is tough. I tried to not like him, considering he went to Miami(OH) about the same time I was at BG, but watching him play, that was hard. Even watching him play for the Blue Jackets years earlier, in meaningless mid-season games, he was always moving, like a waterbug, and zipping around the ice. That intensity doubled when the playoffs rolled around.
I finally gave in during Game 7 of the Cup Final last year, Adams blocked a shot, breaking his wrist, but stayed in and played a key role in the Hurricanes lifting the Cup. Good Luck, Kevyn!
-In another hockey move, former Falcon Jonathan Sigalet was called up to Boston, and is expected to make his NHL debut Tuesday night against Ottawa. His older brother Jordan got the call last season, and saw 42 seconds of action in goal. I’m guessing Jonathan will top that before the first period is up against the Sens. Of course, it also means it’s time to update the Falcons in the NHL list.
-Finally, I bought “Beer League” the other day, and while it’s certainly not winning any acting awards, and some of the crude humor was incredibly forced, it wasn’t too bad. Had some memorable-ish lines/scenes in it, and was a pretty good “guy flick”. (That is, a good movie for a bunch of guys to get drunk to and giggle uncontrollably at.)