Saturday, September 23, 2023

CFB23: Week 4

The Marching Maroons play at Murray State today, so that's the college-football field I'm going to be most interested in this first-day-of-autumn Saturday. However, both the 2-1 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and 3-0 Kentucky Wildcats are scheduled kick off at 11 a.m. Central (at the 1-2 Troy Trojans and 2-2 Vanderbilt Commodores, respectively), just as I'm scheduled to take off with my wife and parents-in-law from Madisonville for the Festival of Champions marching-band competition. That portends to a robust 90 minutes or so of CFB23 excitement for me today. The most likely scenario based on not-unsubstantial experience here is that I'll be driving, and my father-in-law be switching back and forth between the game radio broadcasts from the front passenger seat, while the women in the backseat flip through magazines and discuss church, churches and table cloths/cupcakes for a Sunday birthday party. This is a happy prospect, and I feel fortunate to have such agency over my day. Go, Tops! Go, 'Cats! Go, Maroons!

Friday, September 22, 2023

Album Reviews: Yotto, Sunny War, The Smashing Pumpkins, MOD SUN


Growth by Yotto

Yotto is a Finish based DJ/Producer.  There are songs on here that you can pull off for a dance mix, workout mix, walking mix, whatever.  That being said there isn't any one song that really jumped out at me.  

MLB Update

In the National League, the Rockies, Nationals, and Cardinals have all been eliminated.  The Braves have won the NL East.  The Dodgers have won the NL West.

In the American League, the Athletics, Royals, White Sox, Angels, and Red Sox have all been eliminated.  No AL divisions have been clinched as of yet.

The last day of the regular season is Sunday, October 1.

The Athletics have won 46 games, so they will finish well ahead of the 1962 Mets, who went 40-120.  The Nats have won 68 games, so they will finish with a winning percentage above .400.  I'd like to see the Nats get to 70 wins, but their last eight games are all against the Braves and Orioles, and it won't surprise me if they lose out.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Power Eleven

Here's the Power Eleven High School Football Teams in Western Kentucky, according to the rankings on MaxPreps:

15.  Paducah Tilghman:  5-0
22.  Mayfield:  3-1
37.  Union Co:  5-0
43.  Henderson Co:  1-4
57.  Logan Co:  4-1
59.  McCracken Co:  3-2
60.  Madisonville-N. Hopkins:  4-1
74.  Graves Co:  2-3
89.  Murray:  4-1
93.  Crittenden Co:  2-2
96.  Christian Co:  1-3

And here are the Top Five teams in the Commonwealth:

1.  Boyle Co:  5-0
2.  Corbin:  4-0
3.  Lou. Male:  3-1
4.  Lex. Frederick Douglass:  2-2
5.  Lou. Trinity:  2-3

NFL Week 3 and Survivor Pick

Here's the latest ESPN top 10:

1.  San Francisco:  2-0
2.  Dallas:  2-0
3.  Philadelphia:  2-0
4.  Miami:  2-0
5.  Kansas City:  1-1
6.  Baltimore:  2-0
7.  Buffalo:  1-1
8.  Detroit:  1-1
9.  Jacksonville:  1-1
10.  New Orleans:  2-0

There are no games this week featuring two top ten teams.  The most interesting matchup is probably in Minnesota, where the Vikings will be hosting the Chargers in a noon Sunday game.  Both teams expected to go to the playoffs, both are 0-2, and the loser will be in a very deep hole the rest of the way.

In the Survivor Pool, I'm taking Kansas City at home against the Bears.

Survivor picks so far:

1.  Baltimore 25 - 9 Houston
2.  Buffalo 38 - 10 Oakland