Weekend thoughts

November 20, 2006

Another weekend, another A) Jackets loss; B) Buckeye win; C) Browns loss; D) All of the above.

In typical Monday fashion, here is the EOB weekend review bullet list:

  • Only listened to a few minutes of the Friday Colorado game due to the attendance of Mrs. EOB and I at the OSU basketball game.  With yet another final score of zero, the Jackets have already matched the number of times they were shutout all of last season (five).  Also, the loss keeps me at a strong 0% on predictions so far.
  • The basketball Bucks looked pretty good in beating EKU Friday night, but it bears remembering that they have two minor upcoming games at North Carolina and at Florida.  Nothing like testing that #4 ranking out early in the season against the top two teams in the country.
  • The Game on Saturday lived up to the hype.  Though the defenses didn’t show up, the game stayed close to the final gun.  The Buckeyes scraped by the Wolverines 42-39, and Troy Smith did all but engrave his name on the Heisman Trophy.  The Bucks play next on January 8th in the National Championship game.
  • CBJ game Saturday night at Nashville, final 4-2 in favor of the Preds.  I didn’t watch much of this game either.  The EOB household was filled with college football fans, and we were watching games until late Saturday night.  Unfortunately, I don’t have much to say about this one.
  • Mrs. EOB and I will be in attendance at the next two home games thanks to the goodwill and thoughtfulness of our friends.  Hopefully the boys can put on a show for us, since this is the first time we’ve seen them live since the final home game of last season.  I’m tempering my expectations, and don’t really expect to win tonight against Nashville, but I think we should compete on Wednesday against the Blues.  Either way, it should be fun.
  • Thanksgiving week is here, and updates are not likely to be as timely as the last two weeks.  I’ll do my best, but there is a lot of traveling in my future.  The Jackets have the following games upcoming: tonight vs. Predators; Wednesday vs. Blues; Friday at Philadelphia; Saturday vs. Wild.

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Have a great Monday!

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