Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tuesday's Tidbits











This isn't Monday, is it? I didn't think so. But, here we go anyway.

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The NFL regular season concluded over the weekend. Atlanta knocked off Tampa Bay 20-10(Bucs finish 3-13, but play well enough over the final three games to save Head Coach Raheem Morris), San Francisco bombed St. Louis(who won just once this season) 28-6, Chicago beat Detroit 37-23, Houston beat New England 34-27(Texans finish with first-ever winning season but don't make playoffs) and Minnesota blew up the New York Football Giants 44-7.

Pittsburgh edged Miami 30-24(But failed to qualify for the post season), Carolina beat New Orleans 23-10, Cleveland slipped past Jacksonville 23-17, Dallas blanked Philadelphia 24-0 and Kansas City(Who?) blasted Denver 44-24(Broncos start season 6-0, but fail to make playoffs).

Baltimore beat Oakland 21-13, Tennessee tipped Seattle 17-13(Titans didn't make playoffs, but finish with 8-8 record after starting season with six straight losses), San Diego topped Washington 23-20(Jim Zorn is out as Redskins coach, Mike Shanahan is in), Green Bay beat Arizona 33-7 and the New York Jets steamrolled Cincinnati 37-0.

Playoffs start this weekend. In the Wild Card round on Saturday, Cincinnati hosts the Jets(4:30pm EST on NBC) and Dallas hosts Philadelphia(8:00pm EST on NBC). On Sunday, New England is home against Baltimore on Sunday(1:00pm EST on CBS) and Arizona is home against Green Bay(4:40pm EST on FOX).

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Jimmy continues developing at a fast pace. He is putting puzzle pieces where they go, and can now answer yes/no questions. Not that he's going to be the next Einstein or anything like that, but we are very pleased, as is his doctor.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning went 2-0-1 this past week. Last Monday, Alex Tanguay scored late in the first and Marty St. Louis scored a power play goal late in the second, to lead the Lightning past Boston 2-1. On Wednesday, Kurtis Foster tied the game with an early third period goal, but Montreal scored in overtime to win 2-1. Then, in a Saturday afternoon matinee, St. Louis scored in the first, Zenon Konopka in the second and Steve Downie in the third, as Tampa Bay overpowered the defending Stanley Cup Chanpions from Pittsburgh 3-1. Mike Smith was outstanding in net in the three games, with a 1.31 goals against average and a .957 save percentage.

It was also announced that five Lightning players will play in the 2010 Winter Olympic games in Vancouver, BC. Ryan Malone will play for the USA, Anterro Niittymaki will play for Finland, Mattias Ohlund will skate for Sweden, Andrej Meszaros will play for Slovakia, and Tampa Bay farmhand Martin Karsums will play for Latvia. The NHL will take a two-week break for the Olympics starting February 15th.

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The finals of this year's World Junior Championships take place tonight in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Team Canada takes on Team USA, beginning at 8:00p.m. EST. You can see the game on the NHL Network.

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Life marches on. My wife and I continue looking for work, and I have a couple of medical thingies coming up. Another CT scan is on the schedule for this Friday, and yet another colonoscopy next Wednesday. (I'll betcha NuLytely isn't any yummier than Go or Half. I shudder just thinking about it. Oh well, as long as it leads to a solid diagnosis and an effective course of treatment, I'll do whatever it takes.)

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Oh, finally, for the jerk-bait who sent in the anonymous comment last week(Everyone else can skip this part):

I have NOTHING to apologize for. Nowhere does it say people who are struggling in any way, can't have nice things, or enjoy recreational activities, simply because times are tough. Nor should they be required to give up items acquired when times were good, such as any type of mobile device.

You know Mr. Anonymous, if you had the cajones to post with a verifiable identity, I quite likely would have posted your comments. But, since you don't have the courage to stand behind what you write, I would most graciously(yeah, right) extend you the invitation to delete this blog from your list of sites you visit. I don't have time for people like you, nor do I need to apologize for anything. You're a coward and you can take a flying leap.

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That's it for this week. All y'all have fun, okay?

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