Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Champions' League Update

In the first leg of its Champions' League Semi-Final, Manchester City went to Paris and beat Paris-Saint Germain 2-1.  City are now trying to defend that lead in the second leg at home.  In the first half of the second leg, City took a 1-0 lead -- giving them a 3-1 lead on aggregate.  PSG needs at least two goals in the second half to stay afloat.

Manchester City has never reached the Champions' League Final.

Monday, May 3, 2021

College Baseball

Rough weekend for the Vanderbilt Commodores in Gainesville.  The Dores had their third weekend series in a row against ranked competition.  They pulled out series wins over Tennessee and Mississippi State with gutty Sunday wins.  But their bats did not come through this weekend.  Vandy beat Florida 11-7 on Friday night, but lost 11-8 and 5-3 over the weekend.  Nevertheless, they held onto their number-2 spot in the rankings.  Life doesn't get easier for the Dores, as they travel to Louisville on Tuesday for a very difficult matchup with the Cardinals.

Here are the latest SEC standings (conference games only):

(2) Vanderbilt:  14-7
(5) Tennessee:  14-7
(10) Florida:  13-8
(19) S. Carolina:  11-10
Kentucky:  10-11
Georgia:  10-11
Missouri:  5-16

(1) Arkansas:  15-6
(4) Mississippi St:  14-7
(12) Mississippi:  13-8
Alabama:  11-10
Louisiana St:  7-14
Texas A & M:  5-16
Auburn:  5-16

Here is the top 10 from D1 Baseball:

1.  Arkansas:  34-8
2.  Vanderbilt:  32-9
3.  Texas Christian:  33-10
4.  Mississippi St:  32-10
5.  Tennessee:  34-11
6.  Texas:  35-11
7.  Notre Dame:  24-8
8.  Texas Tech:  30-11
9.  Arizona:  30-11
10.  Florida:  30-13

Saturday, May 1, 2021


A lot of stuff happens all at the same time. I understand that this isn't a new thought and that I seem to be more hung up on it than most humans tend to be after thinking about it for five seconds. I've been thinking about it for 52 years, and I do understand it logically. Still, I catch myself quite frequently with mouth agape staring at it--seriously, staring and never having even a more complicated thought about it than this: A lot of stuff happens all at the same time ...

Thursday, April 29, 2021

NFL Draft


I hope the Packers trade Aaron Rodgers. That would be exciting. I hope he goes to San Francisco, and then I hope it's Green Bay vs. San Francisco in the NFC Championship.

Check back for more #hottakes like that one in the comments over the weekend ...

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

College Baseball

Huge series last weekend, with number-2 Vandy hosting number-4 Mississippi State.  Behind their ace, Kumar Rocker, Vandy won Friday night 6 to 2.  But on Saturday, Mississippi State bounced back with a 7-4 win, setting up the rubber match on Sunday afternoon.  Wearing their special Sunday all-American uniforms -- nobody has more uniforms than Vandy -- the Dores pulled out a huge, come-from-behind, 7-4 victory.

So with 12 SEC games left, the conference standings look like this (conference games only):

(2) Vanderbilt:  13-5
(4) Tennessee:  12-6
(14) Florida:  11-7
(13) S. Carolina:  11-7
Georgia:  9-9
Kentucky:  9-9
Missouri:  5-13

(1) Arkansas:  13-5
(6) Mississippi St:  11-7
(19) Mississippi:  10-8
Alabama:  8-10
Louisiana St:  6-12
Texas A & M:  5-13
Auburn:  3-15

Here's the top 10 nationally from D-1 Baseball:

1.  Arkansas:  32-7
2.  Vanderbilt:  31-7
3.  Texas:  33-9
4.  Tennessee:  32-9
5.  Texas Christian:  29-10
6.  Mississippi St:  29-10
7.  Louisville:  23-11
8.  Notre Dame:  20-8
9.  Oregon:  24-9
10.  E. Carolina:  28-7