Monday, May 19, 2008

The Blog Lives

I would like to apologize to all of my faithful readers for having negected the blog since February, but the overwelming nature of my day job were more than I could handle and so now that the days are longer and my enthusiasm restores, I plan to try to approach this on a regular basis. So many stories have been untold. Such as the hiring of LSU’s new head basketball coach, Trent Johnson. Ole Miss mens basketball team’s march through the NIT all the way to New York before losing to the ultimate champion Ohio State. I’ve missed the entire spring training, unforgivable, and the first seven weeks of major league baseball season which saw the Red Sox battle their way to first place in the east despite injuries to Mike Lowell, Kevin Youkalis, JD Drew, a flu bug which wiped out half of the pitching staff and captain Jason Veritek and Jonathan Papelbon’s two consecutive blown saves, unheard of.
Well, hopefully I’m back to give my readers fresh view of all that’s happening with my favorite teams.
In addition I have a new favorite team, the New Orleans Hornets, our local entry in the NBA. After surviving 2 years in Oklahoma City, they have returned to New Orleans in a big way. The game tonight against the defending NBA champion may be the dénouement of an wonderful season, but we might win. I suspect we will. If so I’ll pick them up as well. If not, well, then wait ‘til next year.
The big news this week is the SEC baseball tournament. I’ve enclosed a copy of the schedule below and if I can get a signal in Gulf Shores this weekend I’ll keep y’all posted as the outcomes. 2008 Tournament Bracket
Time (CT)
Matchup [TV] (XM Radio)Stats
Wednesday, May 21
Game 1
10:00 a.m.
#7 South Carolina vs. #2 LSU [CSS HD] (XM 199)
Game 2
1:00 p.m.
#6 Vanderbilt vs. #3 Florida [CSS HD] (XM 199)
Game 3
5:00 p.m.
#8 Ole Miss vs. #1 Georgia [CSS HD]
Game 4
8:00 p.m.
#5 Alabama vs. #4 Kentucky [CSS HD]
Thursday, May 22
Game 5
10:00 a.m.
Loser G1 vs. Loser G2 [CSS HD] (XM 199)
Game 6
1:00 p.m.
Loser G3 vs. Loser G4 [CSS HD] (XM 199)
Game 7
5:00 p.m.
Winner G1 vs. Winner G2 [CSS HD] (XM 199)
Game 8
8:00 p.m.
Winner G3 vs. Winner G4 [CSS HD] (XM 199)
Friday, May 23
Game 9
3:00 p.m.
Winner G5 vs. Loser G7 [FSN HD] (XM 199)
Game 10
6:30 p.m.
Winner G6 vs. Loser G8 [FSN]
Saturday, May 24
Game 11
10:00 a.m.
Winner G8 vs. Winner G9 [FSN HD] (XM 199)
Game 12
1:30 p.m.
Winner G7 vs. Winner G10 [FSN HD] (XM 199)
Game 13*
5:00 p.m.
Winner G11 vs. Loser G11 [CSS HD] (XM 199)
Game 14*
8:00 p.m.
Winner G12 vs. Loser G12 [CSS HD] (XM 199)
Sunday, May 25
Game 15*
3:00 p.m.
Winner G13 vs. Winner G14 [FSN HD] (XM 199)

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