Two old men of the grand old game square off tonight at Shea Stadium for the playoff bound Phillies.
Say what? Playoff bound?
Jamie Moyer and Tom Glavine (go ahead, pick them out of the photo at right) have more character and smoothness than barrel-aged wine.
And the Phillies, the Darlings of Destiny, now only a game-and-a-half behind San Diego with 16 to play, are hanging tough and will at the end take the NL wild card.
Thursday night's game is the perfect example. J.D. Durbin goes one and done and guess who picks him up? The bullpen. If that isn't a sign of things to come...
The Darlings of Destiny get pick-me-up when needed and will stay close--down to the final series against the Washington Nationals--to the end.
Just watch and see!
"Ooooooooo, ooo, ooo, ooooooooooooooooo." The wolves are beginning to howl already for the Golden Boys of North Broad Street. The 0-2 Temple Owls have not started the season as anticipated. But I don't know what can be expected of a football program than hasn't had a pulse since the Captain and Tennille were singing "Love Will Keep Us Together." A program like that you can't turn around overnight, in spite of the howling wolves.
Take Rutgers, for example. That program was kick-started too but it didn't happen overnight. Tomorrow the Owls travel up the Jersey Turnpike and visit Big East opponent Connecticut.
I'm putting my head on the chopping block and predict the Golden Boys will surprise the wolves (and the Huskies) with a big win...resulting in the wolves jumping on that band wagon. Get ready, here comes that wagon...
"Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo." Temple 21-20.
Maybe some of the stink from the Bill Belichick mess will drift over to South Bend. Charlie Weiss was Belichick's offensive coordinator during the videotaping scandal in which the Patriots allegedly stole signals. The Irish play another tough opponent on Saturday when they visit the Big House and take on an embarrassed and hungry Michigan team.
Speaking of Charlie Weiss, the criticism voiced against the Irish hiring him from the Patriots said that in New England he didn't have to recruit. He went to Notre Dame and became an instant winner. But were those his players or were they recruited by former coach Tyron Willingham? It appeared that Willingham was shown the door a bit early, before he had the opportunity--the same opportunity given other ND coaches--to continue winning.
In spite of all this, it will be the Irish who come out on top over Michigan, 17-14. The Washington Huskies, by the way, are 2-0 after thumping Syracuse and Boise State.
It looks like Penn State gets a bye this week when they host the University at Buffalo. Even BlueWhiteIllustrated is quiet about Saturday's game. What really can you say? PSU 56-10 over Buffalo.
And finally the Mechanicsburg Wildcats take on a tough Northern football team tonight at home. Athough the offense, led by junior quarterback Jake Zeigler, has been solid in the 'Cats first two victories, it's the defense that is lighting up the night with an astonishing seven pics already. And how about that goal line stance the 'Cats defense pulled off in the waning seconds against Carlisle?
This defense makes one think..."Who are those guys, anyway?" With another solid performance by the defense tonight, it will be Mechanicsburg 17-10.