Category Archives: Football

Snacks & Sports

Picked it up at the store today. Figured I oughta have snacks while I watch the World Series. The Series is currently tied and it’s Game 5 tonight.

The Lions had a tense game today, and won 23-22. And they are 3-3 for the season.

Michigan kicked serious ass last night.

How are you?

Pork Steaks for Supper

Yeah, that’s what I’m cooking.

This was a very productive day. Looks like I’m going to get everything on my daily task list done today.

The White Sox and Athletics are playing. This is a deciding game for the ALDS. The Astros are already there. So are the Rays and Yankees.

The Braves are settled in the NLDS, but the rest of the National League is undecided.

Might turn on Thursday Night Football when the White Sox and Athletics are done.

Yesterday’s Sport News

Yesterday, the Detroit Tigers finished their short, miserable season in last place. The Houston Astros made it to the playoffs again, but Justin Verlander won’t pitch. He’s undergoing surgery and will miss this post season and the entire 2021 season. He’s 37 and I wonder if he’ll return to baseball when he’s healed up.

So, I’m torn between whether I’ll root for the Astros or the Chicago White Sox. Guess I’ll pull for both and see how far they get. But if the Astros and the White Sox both win the ALWS, they’ll face each other in the ALDS and I’ll really be torn.

The Detroit Lions won yesterday and Team Penske’s drivers finished in 7th, 13th and 14th place for NASCAR and 1st and 7th place for IMSA.

Washington Redskin Name Change

To everyone who is mad about the name change of the Washington Redskins. Do you really care what the team is called? You aren’t even Redskin fans. Many professional sport teams have had name changes over the years, why do you have a fixation on this one?

The Washington Redskins always sucked, anyway.

A New Discovery

I was working on something deep and meaningful to post, but that’s taking a toll on me and I won’t have it done today.

So, I decided to get blogity about my latest discovery. XFL. I knew there were other professional football leagues, but I don’t think I’ve seen any of the alternatives to NFL on TV before.

After seeing a game today, what can I tell you about XFL? Beside the fact that the team names sound like motorcycle clubs to me instead of football teams, the league is made up of good players.

This is just a guess. Some NFL players might be playing for XFL, since the NFL finished up last week. But what do I know? I’m brand new to XFL. I could look into it, but I don’t feel like it right now.

XFL seems to be popular enough. Shots around the stadium revealed that the lower level seating areas were full. The upper levels, not so much. But even in the NFL, stadiums aren’t always full.

I’m not positive, but I think the rules are a little different in XFL. I saw some weird things. Once the players formed two straight lines that stretched across the field, but not like they would in kickoff/recieving teams. The lines were too close togther.

I was too busy trying to figure out what was going on and I didn’t really see how the play went. I think it was a snap and rush that quickly ended with a tackle and no gain. I just, never saw anything like that before.

Another thing. It seems that, after a touchdown, instead of kicking for one additional point, in XFL they rush for the additional point. I know that in NFL, after a touchdown, sometimes they will rush instead of kick. But that counts for two points and they usually only do that when they need two points instead of one.

Is this because XFL doesn’t have enough qualified kickers? It did seem that the fieldgoal kickers missed a lot.

Well, I guess XFL is something I can turn to if I’m really in the mood to watch football when NFL and NCAA are done. It’s entertaining enough.

Pork chops for supper.