Michigan beat Michigan State. It had been a few years since the Wolverines last won the Paul Bunyan Trophy. The final score was 32-23. Michigan had a bigger lead than that, but State pushed harder in the 4th Quarter.
Jabrill Peppers made some heroic plays. Near the end, when State was getting awfully close to the end zone, Peppers nailed the quarterback on the 4th down and the ball was turned over to Michigan.
State did get another touchdown, with one second left on the clock. After that, instead of kicking for one more point, State was going to try for two points.
But the quarterback dropped the ball and Peppers snatched it up. He ran the whole length of the field to Michigan’s end zone and those two points went to the Wolverines instead.
Just filled out my Absent Voter’s Ballot. I registered to vote by mail in the last couple elections, because my poor eyesight prevents me from driving myself to the township hall on Election Day.
Johnson and Weld got my vote for President and Vice President. For other offices, I voted Libertarian wherever I could. I really am tired of Republicans and Democrats. I feel that the tug of war between these two parties is a real problem in our country.
I want the two party system to end. In recent years, I’ve become less and less inclined to support either Republicans or Democrats. But this is the first election where I’m voting for the Libertarian presidential candidate.
No, I did not waste my vote. I voted for the candidates I wanted to vote for. I feel that the Libertarians hold more of my values than the Democrats and Republicans.
But if you want to vote Democrat or Republican, that’s cool. That’s your right.
While scrolling the guide for the Detroit Red Wings, I came across one of those high school football games that ESPN sometimes covers. This one was Woodland Christian at California School for the Deaf.
Having gone to a deaf school myself, this was a game I wanted to watch. I flipped back and forth between the Red Wings and the high school football game. But the football game held most of my attention.
There was a lot of signing on the field and not just from the refs. CSD proved to be a very tough team, with good offense and defense. The final score was California School for the Deaf: 43 – Woodland Christian: 0.
After the football game, the Red Wings had a long shootout with the Blues. Zetterberg is the hero tonight, he broke the 1-1 tie.
Okay, just watched the Red Wings win another one. Good game. They’ve really been slicing the ice. Tonight’s win was their fifth win in a row and that makes their season 5-2 so far. Lookin’ good.
The Lions are picking up their game. They won their last three games. I admit that things were pretty tense in those games, but they won them. Their season is 4-3 now and looking hopeful.
Now the Michigan Wolverines, baby. Jim Harbaugh and the team are making me very happy. The Wolverines are undefeated so far, 7-0, and several of their wins were big wins.
The Michigan-Michigan State game is Saturday. I expect the Wolverines will beat the Spartans this years.
The Detroit Pistons start their regular season tomorrow at 7:30 PM. I’m looking forward to it. Their preseason was so-so, they won three and lost three. But preseasons are really just warm ups and don’t mean much. So, who knows what will happen in the regular season. I expect it to be fun.
I’m rooting for the Cubs in the World Series. I saw them win the NLCS on Saturday night. It had been a very, very long time since they last did that. Long term curses like that sure remind you how old Major League Baseball is. Billy Goat’s curse lasted longer than Babe Ruth’s.
The Cub’s gotta win the World Series. If they win, all will be right in the world.
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I’ve been watching the Red Wings since the regular season started on the 13th. They lost their first two games, but won the three after that. So, that makes them 3-2 for the season.
They were tied with Nashville at the start of the third period, but broke the tie a few minutes into it and then scored again soon after, bringing the score to 4-2. Nashville did score another goal, but only one more.
The Red Wings got in a fifth goal closer to the end and finished the game with 5-3.
At first, it was just me and Luci watching the game.And then Buddy came along.
I really enjoyed today’s game. For every touchdown one team got, the other team soon got a touchdown of their own. The score was level until the end.
Near the end, the Lions got the ball within a yard of a first down. They were going to try to get the ball over the first down line and continue to push for a touchdown. But a timeout was called and Prater went in to kick a field goal.
I admit, I thought that would be a bad move. Though Prater made the field goal, there was a minute and a half left on the clock, enough time for the Rams to get another touchdown. It looked like that just might happen, but then Bush intercepted Keenum’s pass to Kendricks.