Archive for November, 2008

Entry for November 23, 2008 part 2

November 23, 2008

The Blue Jackets have not won at home since my post on November 9, but have earned points in 3 road games since then. Steve Mason got his first NHL shutout last night in Atlanta.

Basketball season started and both Ohio State and Kentucky recorded wins over Delaware State by nearly identical 70-42 and 71-42 scores. But, the Cats also lost at home to VMI in a high-scoring affair, and also lost at North Carolina, easily the top team in the college game right now.

Entry for November 23, 2008

November 23, 2008

The Columbus Crew just won the Major League Soccer championship a little while ago. I do not follow soccer but did watch this game. I understand the Crew was the best team all season in the league.

Also today, I got my Christmas shopping done. I have some items ordered online that have yet to come in, but I’m in good shape. The goal is always to have it done by Thanksgiving.

We were in Dublin last weekend for DJ’s fourth birthday. We had a cookout and a trip to Chuck E. Cheese.

Kentucky lost another close football game, this time to Vanderbilt 31-24. Next Saturday, the Cats will try to end their decades-long losing streak to Tennessee.

Ohio State won by 10 at Illinois, then routed Michigan 42-7. That was the fifth-straight win over the Wolves. The Bucks shared the Big Ten title with Penn State, but the Lions will go to the Rose Bowl on the strength of their win in Ohio Stadium.

Entry for November 09, 2008

November 9, 2008

Today is an overcast and cold day, with temperatures only in the 40s. I completed all my outside chores in plenty of time before this stretch of nasty weather.

Debbie and John Wagner’s house ended up winning The Today Show’s competition for Halloween decorations. Congratulations to the Wagners.

Wall Street generally has a mix of Democrats and Republicans, but the decline following the election is impressive. It may well be a referendum on the impending Obama administration, or it may be a normal reaction after an up move over the previous few sessions. We’ll see.

Kentucky became bowl-eligible for the third year in a row by eeking out a win in Starkville 14-13. Yesterday the Cats gave Georgia a good game before losing 42-38. I think Kentucky’s 6-4 record is impressive given the number of injuries sustained this season. The Cats close out the season playing the Tennessee schools, both of whom are struggling mightily recently.

Ohio State popped back into the Big Ten title hunt after Penn State’s stunning loss at Iowa yesterday. The Bucks handled Northwestern easily.

Steve Mason

November 9, 2008

We’ve been hearing for a long time about the Blue Jackets’ rookie goaltending prospect, Steve Mason.

Mason has debuted between the pipes in Columbus’s last three games, all of them victories over good Canadian teams, Edmonton, Montreal and Calgary. So far so good.

I think the most important thing for the Jackets this year is that they’ve found an offense. They are getting enough shots on goal and goals to be competitive every game. Good things will happen.

Columbus is currently seventh in the Western Conference.