Friday, December 30, 2005
I will just look forward to kicking Oklahoma's ass come next September.
Thursday, December 29, 2005
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Sunday, December 25, 2005
Friday, December 23, 2005
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
The two sides agreed to terms on Tuesday night, after the Yankees increased their offer from $48 million to $52 million. The deal, which was confirmed by a Yankees official, is contingent on Damon passing a physical (and getting a haircut with a shave, I hope).
The Yanks have a great lineup but their real concern should be relief pitching.
They had a great time even though they had to fight their way through ice and snow to get there. Out of the 250 tickets sold only 30 people showed up because of the weather.
I like the look of 'wonder' in Max's eyes, good pictures Chris!
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Monday, December 19, 2005
Now I just have to start working on getting her prepped to make a bunch of goodies for the game, stay tuned.
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Ivan Johnson and Aaron Brooks scored 16 points each to lead five players in double figures. The first half was marred by poor shooting from both teams, as the Broncos (4-3) missed their first eight shots from the field and finished the half at 30 percent. The Ducks countered by shooting only 32 percent in the half (9-of-28) and missed on their first nine 3-point attempts as Santa Clara led 28-27 at the break.
The Ducks, however, snapped out of their slump in the second half. Trailing 35-29 at the 17:24 mark, a tip-in by Bryce Taylor sparked a 31-8 run to give the Ducks a 60-43 lead with 6:46 to play. Oguchi scored all 10 of his points during that stretch, and made two of the Ducks' four 3-pointers in the run. Back-to-back 3-pointers by Niesen and Calvin Johnson cut the Ducks lead to 66-58 with 2:36 remaining, but the Broncos couldn't get closer.
Field goals from Leunen and Hairston and five free throws sealed the win. The Ducks hit only 6-of-27 3-pointers, but committed just a dozen turnovers while forcing 21.
Seems to me that the Ducks should have won this game by at least 30 points and if they don't get their shooting woes cured it will be a very long Pac-10 season.
Monday, December 12, 2005
Sunday, December 11, 2005
Sadly, I watched the Ducks play Illinois last night. It was one of the worst displays of shooting, rebounding, and general team play I have ever witnessed. Prior to the year beginning, I heard many sound bites with Ernie Kent talking about how great this team was going to be. He said they were oh soooo deep. He was so impressed with their athleticism. He said we were going to contend this year.
If this team is so deep, why do we only play our starters for the vast majority of the game? Johnson comes off the bench (he should start), but outside of that, we are looking at Taylor brick his shots, and Brooks struggle to move the ball. That is no good.
The team might be full of atheletes, but we are getting beat all over the floor. I think this team is out of shape. It is the only reason why we can't move the ball downcourt in transition. It is the only reason why we can't play with intensity from start to finish. They look tired, and beat after the first quarter.
This team will not contend for the Pac-10 this year, and that is final. I think Ernie needs to go. He has had a world of talent ever since he has been at Oregon, and has only played one decent team. A different coach should be able to take all of that skill, and push it into the national conversation.
See ya Ernie!
Saturday, December 10, 2005
Monday, December 05, 2005
They have some good ideas (Dave likes an 8 team format & has for a long time). Personally, I chose the 16 team format on the petition after reviewing proposal # 6 which includes the 16 team format.
Sunday, December 04, 2005
Just another BCS let down...
Saturday, December 03, 2005
Farnsworth, who turns 30 in April, went 1-1 with 16 saves for the Tigers and Braves last season, posting a 2.19 ERA. The flamethrower, who has hit triple-digits on the radar gun, struck out 87 batters in 70 innings, holding opponents to a .180 average in 72 appearances.
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Ngata, recorded 59 tackles, 32 solo. In addition, he posted nine tackles for losses including three-quarterback sacks and blocked two kicks. Ngata has been named one of three finalists for the Outland Trophy, which is awarded to the best interior lineman in college football, and one of five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, honoring the best defensive player in the country. Ngata was also named to the Pac-10 First Team Defense, along with his Duck teammate senior cornerback Justin Phinisee .
Senior wide receiver Demetrius Williams was selected Pac-10Second Team Offense as was junior center Enoka Lucas .
Three Ducks were placed on the Second Team Defense, senior linebacker Anthony Trucks , senior cornerback Aaron Gipson and junior safety J.D. Nelson.
ROV Patrick Chung , Fr.; QB Kellen Clemens , Sr.; TE Tim Day, Sr.; WR James Finley , Jr.; DE Devan Long , Sr.; OT Max Unger , Fr.; TB Terrence Whitehead , Sr., were all listed as Honorable Mention.
Monday, November 28, 2005
Saturday, November 26, 2005
With Alabama out of contention and Virginia Tech back in the driver's seat for the ACC's automatic berth, there were really only three realistic choices -- Oregon (10-1), Notre Dame (8-2) and Ohio State (9-2) -- to consider for the two BCS at-large berths. And since the Irish are a mortal lock for one of them if they beat Stanford on Saturday, the question really is, Ducks or Buckeyes? I don't know the answer -- and I don't think Fiesta Bowl officials do yet, either.
"Much will depend on what the Fiesta does with its first pick (this is under the assumption Texas reaches the Rose Bowl). If it takes Penn State (10-1), obviously Big Ten rival Ohio State is out of the question. If, however, the Fiesta takes the Irish, they'll face a tough decision for Notre Dame's opponent. My guess, as of this week, is they'll go with the Ducks, because they have a better record, and because the Buckeyes would be playing in Tempe for the third time in four years. "
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Cement worker Henry Schmerber bought a propane fryer Tuesday and set it up inside the vacant house's garage. Workers took turns watching the kettle. But the fryer's thermometer was broken, and oil inside the kettle overheated, spilling onto the burner and igniting, workers said. Flames spread through the garage and up the front of the house to the second floor. The men used a fire extinguisher to no avail.
Eugene District Fire Chief Paul Dammen estimated the loss at $75,000. The home, which had not been sold, was insured. Undaunted, Schmerber and his co-workers bought a second turkey and cooked it in the backyard of a house across the street. "We're gonna burn another house down," Schmerber joked.
Just found this little tidbit on the ESPN website:
According to published reports, the Ducks got their lobbying campaign into high gear Tuesday, when athletic director Bill Moos and coach Mike Bellotti flew to Arizona to wheedle, cajole and/or outright grovel for the bid. Whichever way the Fiesta decides will send a ripple effect throughout the rest of the bowls.
Monday, November 21, 2005
Actually, I think he is looking for a new Secretary of Defense.
Sunday, November 20, 2005
The 10-1 Ducks completely dominated the Beavs on both sides of the ball. Senior, Aaron Gipson, shown here returning an intercepted Gunderson pass for the first touchdown in the game early in the first quarter.
The Ducks led at the half, 28-14 and never let OSU score in the second half. Visions of sugar-plums danced in Duck fans heads as they watched Jonathan Stewart return the 2nd half opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown. That was Stewart's 2nd return for a TD this year on a kickoff, something no Oregon player has ever accomplished in one season.
There are a lot of Oregon Seniors on this squad, especially on defense and I want to thank them (and the rest of the team) for a truly outstanding season of Oregon football.
Now let's hope and pray that the powers to be recognize this teams potential and we go to the Fiesta Bowl.
Friday, November 18, 2005
Monday, November 14, 2005
Sunday, November 13, 2005
Dixon and Leaf shared the QB duties and led the Ducks to a total of 444 yards of total offense and the defense did just enough to hold off a tough WSU offense.
This game was HUGE for the #10 ranked Ducks quest for a BCS spot (combined with the loss for #9 ranked Georgia).
A solid victory next week in Eugene against the Beavers will propel this whole team into the history books of Uof O football. They have stood in the face of adversity and as a group have made their case for a top bowl game.
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Most crucially, the Oregon defense only allowed California a solo 2-yard run in overtime before causing California to throw three straight incomplete passes to seal the win.
Statistically, the Cal game was one of Ngata's best in his career. This season he is the team's fourth leading tackler with 49 total tackles (27 solo, 22 assists), 8.0 tackles for loss (-36 yards), three sacks (-20), five pass deflections (batted down at the line of scrimmage). He has also forced a fumble, recovered a fumble, blocked two kicks and recorded a safety.
The surprising thing about Ngata's performance on Saturday was that he missed at least one practice last week reportedly for illness.
The Ducks travel next week to Pullman to take on the Washington State Cougars. The kickoff for that game is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. and the game will be carried live on Fox Sports Net.
Monday, November 07, 2005
Chris & Jolene found out about this and I thought it was such a great idea I just had to share.
Sunday, November 06, 2005
Haloti Ngata was a huge factor in the middle, knocking down passes and pressuring the QB. Trucks added 3 sacks and 3 Ayoob passes were picked off by the secondary.
The winning touchdown was thrown by Brady Leaf in OT, to James Finley in the end zone, it was a 4 yard completion but it was the defense that secured the win.
Friday, November 04, 2005
Ron Guidry, who won 170 games in a 14-year career for the Yankees, was named the team's new pitching coach. Guidry replaces Mel Stottlemyre, who served in the position for the past decade, but opted not to return for an 11th season.
Also introduced on Friday was Joe Kerrigan, who will serve as the bullpen coach. Kerrigan joined the organization last season as special advisor to general manager Brian Cashman, doing in-house advance scouting for the team.
The Yankees introduced Larry Bowa as the third base coach on Tuesday and Lee Mazzilli as the bench coach on Wednesday.
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Mazzilli joins third-base coach Larry Bowa and hitting coach Don Mattingly on the coaching staff, with three more positions -- pitching coach, first-base coach and bullpen coach -- yet to be filled. Bowa was introduced by the Yankees on Tuesday.
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
The next step will be to find a pitching coach to replace Mel Stottlemyre who retired at the end of the 2005 season.
Luis Sojo, who had been the 3rd base coach is expected to stay with the Bombers in another capacity.
As a little side-note, George Steinbrenner is rumored to have had a little chat with Alex Rodriguez about his habit of playing poker in illegal poker clubs, saying "it doesn't good look for your image." Alex was said to have been seen in the company of Phil Helmuth entering an underground club in New York.
Shuffle up and deal!
Monday, October 31, 2005
Thursday, October 27, 2005
That's 0-8 for the Nationals in the last 8 World Series games.
Time to put baseball to rest for this year as we have a few months until Spring practice. On a little sidenote, the Yanks have resigned Brian Cashman as GM for the next 3 years
GO YANKS IN 2006!
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
October 25, 2005 at 12:25am ET
EUGENE - Surgery to repair the fractured left ankle of University of Oregon senior quarterback Kellen Clemens was considered a success following the 90-minute procedure performed at Sacred Heart Medical Center Monday morning, according the Ducks' Team Physician Dr. Bob Crist.
Crist said the surgery consisted of inserting a screw toward the top of the ankle to pull the fibula and tibia together as well as attaching a metal plate to aid the healing process of a spiral fracture in the fibula.
Doctors estimate that Clemens' rehabilitation could extend between three and six months however a full recovery is expected.
He is expected to remain in the hospital overnight, however the family has requested that visitors refrain from attempting to see him in the hospital.
Monday, October 24, 2005
Thought you would like to know...