Archive for February, 2007

Entry for February 26, 2007 part 3

February 26, 2007

It sounds like current and former Democrat presidential candidates have pretty nice mansions. I have seen pictures of John Edwards’ place. Al Gore’s place must be pretty big, as he sure uses a lot of electricity. Apparently, the rules he wants everyone else to follow to reduce global warming don’t apply to him.

Entry for February 26, 2007 part 2

February 26, 2007

Coming into Friday night’s game, the New York Rangers had only given up two shorthanded goals all year, which tied them for first in the NHL. But the Blue Jackets doubled their tally with two shorties in the second period, and held on to win 3-2. It was the first win even in Madison Square Garden for Columbus.

Unfortuately, the Jackets continued demonstrating their inability to beat Nashville in a 4-3 loss last night.

The Kentucky women were looking for a win in Gainesville yesterday to even their SEC record. It wasn’t to be, and the Lady Kats finished 6-8 in the loop.

The UK men have now lost four-in-a-row to Vanderbilt. Yesterday in Nashville, the Cats led for the first 39 minutes and 35 seconds of the game, but ended up losing by 2.

Entry for February 26, 2007

February 26, 2007

Winter sports are starting to shift into high gear. We’ve got a lot of ground to cover. Let’s get started.

The Ohio State men’s and women’s basketball teams wrapped up undisputed conference championships yesterday.

The women won at Ann Arbor to finish the conference schedule with just one loss.

The men eeked out a one-point win over Wisconsin. The Badgers had the ball in the hands of Alonzo Tucker at the end of the game, but his shot was blocked. The men’s team also only had one conference loss this year, which was the January meeting with Wisconsin in Madison.

The missing game

February 22, 2007

The schedule I was looking at was missing one of Ohio State’s games. The Bucks travel to Ann Arbor to play Michigan next weekend.

After yet another close game with Penn State last night, the Bucks can truly wrap up the Big Ten with a win Sunday over Wisconsin.

Entry for February 21, 2007 part 2

February 21, 2007

Temperatures have moderated here. We were in the 50s yesterday, and it looks like we will have 40s and 50s as far out as they can see.

The Ohio State women recorded their first Big Ten loss Sunday against Michigan State. But, with Purdue and Michigan State already having two losses a piece, the Lady Buckeyes control their own destiny, and have a good shot at the conference championship.

The UK women took Georgia to overtime before losing. The Lady Kats have lost three SEC games in overtime this year. Sunday, Kentucky blew out Arkansas to get within one game of .500 in the league. They can even their record Sunday in Gainesville.

Entry for February 21, 2007

February 21, 2007

My problems with Yahoo continue, so this blog will be “running late” for awhile, until things get straightened out.

Michigan State beat Wisconsin last night 64-55, giving the Badgers two conference losses. So, Ohio State only needs one win to guarantee a share of the Big Ten Championship, and can win it outright by beating both Penn State tonight and Wisconsin on Sunday.

Kentucky ended a losing streak last night by beating a struggling LSU team. The Cats had another slow start, and were down by 16 at one point in the first half.

Entry for February 19, 2007 part 2

February 19, 2007

We had a bit of snow over the weekend, but still not more than an inch or so. It looks as if a break from the really cold weather is finally here, as it is supposed to be in the 50s today.

The Ohio State men once again nearly blew a big lead, this time in Happy Valley. After leading by more than 20, the Bucks played miserably in the second half and won by two. Penn State missed a three-pointer at the buzzer that would have won it.

Entry for February 19, 2007

February 19, 2007

Yahoo seemed to be having some trouble with the 360 pages last week, and I wasn’t able to access this blog. So, I have a bit of catching up to do.

There were a couple of interesting sweeps last week. Virginia Tech beat North Carolina for the second time this year. The Tar Heels are a team that certainly has a chance to win it all. But the ACC has been interesting with Duke down from its usually top performance. North Carolina has lots of company at the top of the ACC standings.

Texas A&M is another team that has a legitimate shot at winning it all, but they were swept by Bobby Knight’s Texas Tech Red Raiders. So, although the Aggies came from behind to win at Kansas, they are now tied with the Jayhawks for the Big 12.

If your crowd is like ours and always has trouble deciding where to have lunch, your problem is solved. Just go to the Wheel of Food You still have to decide what zip code to eat in, so you aren’t completely free of decision making :-).

Entry for February 13, 2007

February 13, 2007

Big snow up north, but it is just rain here. I am using a web receiver to listen to truck drivers in the Columbus area. Sounds pretty nasty up there.

I think the Blue Jackets are pretty much out of the playoff picture now. They aren’t mathematically eliminated, but I doubt they can win enough to make up the deficit they face. They’ve lost two of the first three games in a 6-game home stand. Not good.

The Kentucky women lost at Tennessee, and the men played Florida close before losing 64-61. Cold shooting hurt the Cats. Both Ohio State teams won.

I got my taxes pretty well wrapped up over the weekend, although I still have some information to round up. But, once that becomes available, I should be able to file and be finished.

Entry for February 09, 2007

February 9, 2007

Senior guard Brandie Hoskins suffered what appears to be a season-ending injury last night in Minneapolis, but the Lady Buckeyes held on to nip Minnesota 70-67. She’s had surgery on her achilles tendon, and it appears she has re-injured it.

The Lady Kats travelled to Oxford and surprised the Lady Rebs 69-61, avenging an earlier loss in Lexington. Kentucky squares its SEC record at 5-5.

The UK men held on to beat South Carolina Wednesday, after blowing a 27-point lead. Next up is the top-ranked Gators.

Ohio State broke upon a close game with Michigan and won by 13.

We didn’t get the “big snow”, but it has continued cold. I believe the temperature has remained below freezing for 13 days straight now. There is a chance we’ll hit the mid-30s Sunday and/or Monday.