Sunday, February 06, 2005
Okay, so I guess the toilet bowl thing is only if whatever ailment I have right now gets to the vomiting stage, which it hasn't, and I don't think it will get there either. I probably just cursed myself.
Random note...hmm...I guess maybe it's random because I won't relate to it in the post, but I totally fell asleep during the Ravens/Giants Super Bowl back in 2001. I believe the 2000 season was the same year where I was getting dropped off in Ellensburg the day after Thanksgiving and Snoqualmie Pass closed behind us. Luckily it wasn't me that had to find a way back to Bremerton.
On TV -- North Carolina at Florida State (11a, FSNNW)
Anybody remember when the Cactus League used to have a lot less teams in it? I do. What they should do is move the Diamondbacks to the Grapefruit League for spring training. When you go north for spring training, usually I think it should involve more distance than taking a bus from Tucson to Phoenix. I'm not sure why, but I was half-amazed a few years ago when a cousin of mine from Tucson told me that the park is sponsored by Tucson Electric rather than it being an Electric Park. It's sort of the same thing as with the Nippon Ham Fighters, who do not actually fight ham.
Come on, it's Super Bowl Sunday. Of course there's no Seahawk news. This hopefully will change at some point within my lifetime.
The Marvin Williams Watch
Yes, there's a piece at the UNC page called "What Can't Marvin Williams Do?" His response is that he can't beat Rashad McCants at video games.
The Tar Heels are in Tallahassee to face Florida State this morning (11a, FSNNW) and then have that game at Duke on Wednesday (6p, ESPN)
The Huskies finally solved UCLA for their 20th straight home win by a score of 82-70. Brandon Roy had a double-double with 20 points (16 in the second half) and 13 boards off the bench. They shot a horrible 28-for-74 from the floor, but had 22 offensive rebounds and were the beneficiary of 23 turnovers.
The Huskies travel into the Pit on Thursday to face Oregon (7:30p, FSNNW)
Gonzaga beat Santa Clara 92-75. Is it fair to say that Ronny Turiaf might finally have found his groove? He scored 22 to go with 8 boards, and also went to the line for 14 shots. JP Batista had another great game, netting a double-double with 19 points and 10 boards. Also with a double-double was Derek Raivio, who had 10 assists to go with his 19 points. It kinda makes you notice Erroll Knight's scoreless night in 23 minutes a little less. The Zags made good on 13 of 19 shots to start the second half and pull away.
The Zags travel to Malibu to face Pepperdine on Thursday (8p, ESPN2) and to LA to face Loyola Marymount on Saturday (FSNNW Seattle, Q6 NBC Spokane)
For my take on last night's game, scroll one post below this one or click here if this post is the only one on the page.
The day before, he couldn't hold down his food. Last night, his plan to play limited minutes went by the wayside with 14 first-quarter points. Ray Allen would end up with 25 points in 31 minutes, which is sort of limited (he sat out the fourth quarter), but not to the point of the five or six minutes total that were originally planned.
And hooray for Reggie Evans grabbing 21 boards for a career high. He's got mitts.
Tuesday vs. New Orleans (7p, FSNNW)
Thursday vs. Sacramento (7:30p, TNT)
Friday at Phoenix (6p, FSNNW)
Everett shut out Seattle 2-0. Bryan Bridges gave up two goals on the first three Everett shots, chasing him from the net. Those two goals, both by Kyle Annesley, held up, and Mike Wall didn't let anything past him, getting his 9th shutout of the season to tie Bridges for the WHL lead. This looks like a Devils/Wild game through the boxscore. Seattle outshot Everett 18-12. Bryan Bridges stopped 1 of 3, and Gavin McHale stopped all 9 he faced for Seattle. Mike Wall stopped all 18 he saw for Everett.
Vancouver and Lethbridge skated to a 2-2 tie. Vancouver fell behind 2-0 on the road and managed to score twice and squeak out the single point. Mitch Bartley scored in the second period on the power play to get the Giants within one, and Triston Grant scored the tying goal in the third period, also on the power play. Adam Courchaine assisted on both goals. Vancouver outshot Lethbridge 31-30, and Marek Schwarz stopped 28 for Vancouver.
Manitoba beat San Antonio 5-1. San Antonio tied the game in the first period, but they would get no closer as the Moose scored four more goals to clobber the Rampage. Justin Morrison and Peter Sarno (game-winner) scored in the first period, Kevin Bieksa scored in the second period, and Bieksa and Kent Huskins rounded out the Moose scoring. Sarno also had two assists. Manitoba outshot San Antonio 28-23, and Wade Flaherty stopped 22 for the Moose.
Puget Sound beat Spokane 8-1. Spokane scored in the first period to get to 2-1, but the Tomahawks exploded and didn't look back. Chase Ambuter got a hat trick, and Travis Cottom stopped 20 of 21 shots. The Tomahawks put up 54 shots. This sets up the next weekend of play with the Portland Pioneers at home in Bremerton. The Pioneers have a one-point lead in the standings. The Tomahawks need to come away with at least three points (a win and a tie) on the weekend to take the NorPac western division title.
Tuesday: Kootenay at Portland, Vancouver at Medicine Hat
Wednesday: Spokane at Seattle, Kelowna at Everett, Vancouver at Calgary
Friday: Tri-City at Everett, Spokane at Portland, Manitoba at Saint John's, Portland at Puget Sound
Saturday: Everett at Seattle, Portland at Tri-City, Vancouver at Spokane, Manitoba at Saint John's, Portland at Puget Sound
Be safe and have yourself a great Super Bowl Sunday.