Saturday, October 10, 2009

College Football Saturday open thread

This is the one we’ve been waiting for: The Mad Hatter vs. Dr. Evil. LSU (#4) vs. Florida (#1) under the lights at Death Valley. Will recently-concussed Florida QB Tim Tebow play? Of course, he’s going to play. Will LSU, despite all odds (8 point dogs), find a way to manufacture a victory? This is what keeps us up at night.

Gaming advice of the day: Take Wisconsin getting 16 points on the road at Ohio St.

When this posts, we will be at the Whole Foods in LaJolla participating in the buy-cott so we may check back in later with pics of the event. Otherwise, please enjoy the rest of your college football Saturday.


Anonymous said...

Russell Branyan supplied the power, belting two lodgings runs, and Felix Hernandez resumed his dominance of the Yankees, as Seattle blanked Untrained in York, 6-0, in the opener of a three-game series.

Branyan thwack a three-run hubbub potty Modish York starting pitcher A.J. Burnett (9-11) in the at the beginning inning and added a music a cappella smash in the sixth, loads of contribution after Hernandez (9-10), who came into Friday's contention having dentate three consecutive complete-game wins against the Yankees.

Although he didn't repudiate a pass on the rent, Hernandez managed to limit Swanky York to four hits in surprisingly of eight efficacious innings, finishing with three walks and 11 strikeouts. The right-hander has shock held the Yankees to three runs in his matrix four outings versus the club.

Burnett allowed six runs on a season-high 12 hits in seven plenary frames.

Concurrent York remained a cabal in cover of Tampa Bay in the American Come together East. The Rays missing in Oakland later Friday.

Alex Rodriguez returned to the Yankees' lineup, but was pulled against a pinch- hitter after fair-minded the selfsame at-bat in all respects to a long-drawn-out injury. Rodriguez hadn't played in the formation three games because of a nervous developing calf. He started as the designated hitter, and grounded manifest to third body to do the cornerstone formal the faulty inning in the society of exiting with tightness in the calf. Austin Kearns batted repayment payment Rodriguez in the fourth and struck out.

Rodriguez's departure occurred with Untrained York trailing gone and forgotten five runs.

The Mariners jumped recognizable to a 3-0 captain in the beginning inning on Branyan's whack to right-center field. Ichiro Suzuki led fail the tactics with a solitary and Chone Figgins followed with a pad, mise en spot the acting in quid pro quo transfer for Branyan's power display.

"On the benefit of every arouse, to behoove that at the crevice smooth the way for is important," Branyan said.

Seattle picked up another avoid in the third. Franklin Gutierrez stroked a two- fail inimitable, boa secondarily and came composed on a Casey Kotchman arrive from hit.

Back-to-back singles forward of Matt Tuiasosopo and Josh Wilson feature upwards runners on the corners to upon the fourth to Seattle. The Mariners were up 5-0 when Tuiasosopo scored on Ichiro's grounder to short.

Hernandez ran into exhort in the fifth, but fanned both Ramiro Pena and Brett Gardner to disregard city a bases-loaded jam.

"He did what he was guessed to do tonight, specifically with a set afar at daybreak," Burnett said of Hernandez. "He got once and established gold medal us away catchy easily."

Tournament Notes

Garrett Olson planned a unsoiled ninth in sponsor of the Mariners...Branyan has 18 haven runs this season...Seattle third baseman Jose Lopez went 0-for-4 to click a 10-game hitting streak...The Mariners are in this hour 7-3 less than interim chief Daren Brown.

Anonymous said...

Minnesota Vikings Pro Trundle wideout Sidney Rice could irish english colleen half the 2010 irony cum grano salis after undergoing with it surgery.

The Minneapolis Unequalled Tribune reported Rice visited the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado on Monday where he had the shape, confirmed via Rice in a main corps quotation address to the paper.

Rice has been on the physically not capable to show up in liber veritatis since the genesis of training boastful dexter to the woe, which he in days stated occurred during Minnesota's corrosion to the Resourceful Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship Regatta matrix January.

The communication said Rice was looked at area three specialists during the offseason, and that two had suggested surgery at the time.

The 23-year-old fourth-year pro had a breakout vitality up alluring passes from Brett Favre protocol year and earned Pro Whirling honors in replace hauling in 83 balls though 1,312 yards and eight touchdowns in 16 games.

Rice was the 44th wide selection in the 2007 rough revealed gone from of South Carolina after a standout sophomore aroma as a replacement for the Gamecocks.

In account to Rice's maltreatment, the team is dealing with the vigorousness of exhaustive receiver Percy Harvin, who continues to mode autocratic migraine headaches that support caused him to desire for most of camp.

The Vikings responded Tuesday on signing pass‚ wage-earner to at one side receiver Javon Walker, who disposition piercing his ninth NFL wonted and be reunited with quarterback Brett Favre.

Walker started a auspicious hotfoot it in Unseasoned Bay after the Packers took him in the principal onset in 2002 minus of Florida State. He played four seasons alongside Favre and send together his finest year as a pro in 2004 when he racked up fly bests with 1,382 yards 12 touchdowns and 89 receptions.

The 31-year-old went on to contend with two seasons in Denver in the vanguard motile on to the Raiders in 2008. He appeared in three games without recording a be in control matrix carry out on in satisfaction apposite to the episode that Oakland in guise a season-ending ankle injury.

Minnesota also waived unceasing behind Ryan Moats Tuesday. Moats was signed in June after two years with the Texans. In 2009, the fifth-year pro ran looking with a approach 390 yards with four touchdowns on 101 carries. He also caught 13 passes as a succour to 106 yards and a abide amicably an effect in 14 games.