Archive for February, 2008

Entry for February 19, 2008

February 19, 2008

The Blue Jackets won in impressive fashion in Hockeytown Friday night, 5-1 over the Red Wings. But after beating the best team in hockey, the Jackets went to St. Louis and lost by the same 5-1 score. Next up: three road games against Canadian teams in the east.

The UK men won on the road by edging LSU, but OSU lost to a quickly improving Michigan team in Ann Arbor.

The OSU women avenged the earlier loss to Purdue by beating the Boilers in Columbus. The Bucks are a half-game behind Iowa with the Hawks visiting Columbus Thursday night.

The UK women broke open a close game and beat Alabama by 20 points on Sunday afternoon.

Entry for February 14, 2008

February 14, 2008

Last Thursday, someone I work with gave me a ticket to the Ole Miss-UK women’s game. It was the first time I had seen the Lady Kats in person in quite awhile. Lots of smart play by Kentucky led to a nice 59-54 win.

The OSU men are not happy with their play Sunday against Indiana. But the Hoosiers are playing well and they left Columbus with a 59-53 win. Last night the Bucks went to Evanston and routed the Wildcats. Of the 6 remaining conference games, 4 are against ranked opponents.

The OSU women lost a 1-point heartbreaker at Purdue, then traveled to Madison and beat the Badgers. The Bucks are one game behind Iowa in the Big Ten. The Hawkeyes come to Columbus on February 21.

Goin’ to bed early

February 14, 2008

This has been a good week for going to bed early.

Kentucky traveled to Nashville to take on the Commodores, hopeful after the double overtime win in Rupp Arena earlier in the season. I went to bed with Vanderbilt ahead 28-6. The final score was 93-52, Kentucky’s worst loss ever in Southeastern Conference play.

Chicago came to Columbus last night and scored two goals in the first 5:27. At the first intermission the score was 4-0. Final score 7-2. It was the kind of game that was common in the first couple years of the franchise.

We’ve had some snow and ice this week, and I have had some sinus trouble and bronchitis. I worked at home from mid-afternoon Monday through Wednesday.

Entry for February 05, 2008 part 2

February 5, 2008

The Ohio State women have split four games after the six-game winning streak. Now at 8-3, the Bucks are tied with Iowa and Purdue for the conference lead. Of OSU’s next five games, two are with Purdue, one is with Iowa, and another is with Indiana who is only one game out of the lead in the loss column.

After beating Iowa by 31-points earlier in the season, the OSU men went to Iowa City and lost 53-48. The 6-3 conference record is currently good for fifth place in the Big Ten.

Entry for February 05, 2008

February 5, 2008

The UK men’s team has now won three in-a-row with Saturday’s win at Georgia, which was the Cats’ first road win of the season. Kentucky is only one loss behind league-leading Tennessee in the SEC East.

The UK women had not beaten a ranked team on the road in over 10 years, until last Thursday’s 47-44 win at Georgia. It was an ugly game at both ends of the court with poor shooting. But, a win is a win. In other games, Kentucky lost to LSU and Tennessee since I last posted.

Entry for February 01, 2008

February 1, 2008

Bonnie’s uncle Walter died Wednesday after being ill and in the hospital about 3 weeks. Walter was like a father to Bonnie. The funeral will be Sunday in Shelbyville.

I had my first ice skating lesson Monday night. I had never tried to skate before. Progress was slow, but as the lesson wore on, I gradually got a bit more comfortable. The pair of rented skates that I had was not very good, so I may end up buying myself some.

The Blue Jackets had us excited after some nice wins on the road trip before the all-star break. But since then, Columbus has dropped two 4-2 decisions, one to Phoenix and one to Nashville.

Best wishes and congratulations to my friend Chris, KB3HVE who is getting married this weekend!