Thursday, October 24, 2013

This Week's Games in Western Kentucky

It's Rivalry Week!  Well, I think of it as Rivalry Week.  Lots of big games -- such as the battle for Fulton County.  I remember when we used to have a County Championship in McCracken County.  Enjoy it while you can, Pilots and Bulldogs!

I have no idea why Christian County is using Rivalry Week to play a team from Knoxville, but I am curious.  Seems like they should be playing Hoptown.  Or at least Tilghman.

I wonder how many folks at the McCracken County / Henderson County game will still be upset over how Henderson County beat Heath in the 1985 baseball tournament.  I know I am.

Anyway, I would love, love, love to be at War Memorial Stadium this week -- and I don't say that very often.  But I would very much like to see the Russellville / Mayfield game.   The Panthers have outscored their opponents 382-75; the Cardinals have outscored their opponents 367-143.  Like most folks west of Hopkinsville, I assume that Mayfield is invincible -- but I will be interested to see what Russellville can do.

Home teams listed first:

Christian Co. (4-4) v. Knoxville Fulton (Tenn.)
Crittenden Co. (3-5) v. Caldwell Co. (8-0)
Ft. Campbell (3-5) v. Trigg Co. (4-4)
Fulton City (1-7) v. Fulton Co. (0-6)
Graves Co. (6-2) v. Hopkinsville (4-4)
Hopkins Co. Cent. (0-8) v. Owensboro (6-2)
Marshall Co. (1-7) v. Daviess Co. (4-4)
Massac Co. (Ill.) v. Ballard Mem. (7-2)
Mayfield (8-0) v. Russellville (8-0)
McCracken Co. (6-2) v. Henderson Co. (7-1)
Murray (4-4) v. Madisonville-N. Hopkins (4-4)
Paducah Tilghman (4-5) v. Webster Co. (1-7)


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    1. It was huge in my house too. A few years ago, I played one of the Ray Stevens songs -- it might have been "The Streak" -- for one of my kids, and they just didn't get it at all.

    2. When I was a kid, I doubted it was a laugh track.

  2. Mayfield still has a telephone number that you can call and hear the current time and temperature. Is that still true for everywhere? I used to call the one in Paducah at least once a week.

  3. Meanwhile, over on WSON, the Hens are listening to "Freeze Frame" by J. Geils Band. I would've bet $1 million in 1983 that either the J. Geils Band or Toto would loom much larger in the culture over the next 30 years than would the Police/Sting or U2.

  4. There are only two rules on WYMC's "Buy and Sell Line" broadcast: You don't get to advertise stuff for sale if you're a business, and no one can advertise firearms.

  5. Ladies' belts, buck apiece ... a whole box of VCR tapes, $50 ...

  6. I always like to listen to these things in hopes of hearing that somebody has a box of, say, old Lowes High School basketball jerseys.

  7. Some cheerleaders just appeared on WYMC with a "Cardinal Spirit Message" and prognosticated, "Russellville is going down!"

  8. Both Mayfield's WYMC and now Henderson's WSON have played "I Want You To Want Me" by Cheap Trick today.

    Cheap Trick played the Paducah Riverfront on Aug. 15, 1982. I still find that stunning. Of course, I was stunned to learn that Sheryl Crow played the Paducah Riverfront just last week.

    1. I LOVE "I Want You to Want Me." That has to be one of the most popular rock songs in the history of the Jackson Purchase.

    2. "Takin' to the Streets" by the Doobies would be way up there, too.