Monday, October 28, 2013

Home Sweet Sports Home: St. Louis, Buffalo or Denver?

The Monday night football game will be boring tonight as the St. Louis Rams host the Seattle Seahawks minus their star quarterback, Sam Bradford. But, did you know he was a big Vancouver Canucks fan growing up in Oklahoma?

How do you compete with game five of the World Series anyway as the
St. Louis Cardinals host the Boston Red Sox?

The St. Louis Blues host the Winnipeg Jets tomorrow night. When they played in Winnipeg on October 18, Alex Steen scored twice in the city where he was born and his dad, Thomas, starred.

Tonight the Buffalo Sabres welcome back their former coach, Lindy Ruff, who was behind the bench for 15 years until being fired this past February. He is now the coach for the Dallas Stars. Ironic, since they beat Lindy and the Sabres to win the Stanley Cup in 1999...

The Buffalo Bills lost yesterday in New Orleans, 35-17.

Yesterday, coach Mike Shanahan returned to Denver. Ouch! His Redskins gave up 38 straight points to Peyton Manning and the Broncos in a 45-21 loss. During Shanahan's 21 seasons with the Broncos as an assistant and a head coach, they reached five Super Bowls and won two! Did you know Peyton Manning lived temporarily in Shanahan's Denver mansion last year until he found one of his own?

Last weekend Peyton Manning had his homecoming in Indianapolis spoiled. The Colts' 39-33 victory ended the Broncos' 17-game regular-season winning streak in Manning's first game against his former team since being released in March 2012.

That puts a wrap on blog post 31 for 2013. Enjoy the 31st day of this month and maybe dress up as a pro athlete or coach...

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Basketball is for Big Men & Polar Bears

My last post mentioned teams named Giants in football, baseball and hockey BUT I wonder why is there no professional basketball team named Giants? Seems like a natural to me. The only NBA team name that starts with a G are the Grizzlies in Memphis and the only city is Golden State, which is actually Oakland.

Today's local newspaper quote from coach Wooden is surrounded by my key chain. I love Thursdays because I play basketball in my men's rec league!

Now watch this video of a polar bear dribbling:)

This brings back memories of the Calgary Zoo for me...and when the Grizzlies played pro basketball in Vancouver. The polar bear actually resembles Bryant "Big Country" Reeves:)