Thursday, December 24, 2009

Charging towards Christmas

The San Diego Chargers play on Christmas Day. You might want to pick them to win in Tennessee. The Chargers have won an NFL-record 17 consecutive December games. Their home stadium, Qualcomm Stadium, hosted the fifth annual Poinsettia Bowl yesterday. The Utah Utes, behind an impressive performance from hometown kid and quarterback Jordan Wynn, defeated the Cal Golden Bears 37-27.

I did some voicing featuring the San Diego Chargers (against my beloved Bills) this football season. Two months ago, you heard about it on
BILLS & balloons. Besides the Bills' 50th Season Moment there, I have just loaded two more flashbacks as an early Christmas present for you:)
  • December 26th, 1965. The AFL Championship game:


Here is the link from the infamous "balloon game" from last season. Buffalo beat San Diego, 23-14.

Meanwhile, the "balloon boy parents" got their Christmas present yesterday. Richard Heene will serve 90 days in jail, the maximum proposed under a plea deal reached earlier for his role in the hoax. Mayumi Heene will serve 20 days. The sentence also bars them from profiting from the incident. That's the news...

In sports, six-year-old Falcon Heene is reportedly cheering for the Atlanta Falcons this weekend against the Buffalo Bills...no word on whether he has any brothers named Bill:)

Merry Christmas! May your Christmas be filled with THE spirit of
the season - and sports of the season...Canada going for a record
sixth-straight gold medal at the World Junior Hockey Championships!