After watching my Nittany Lions go down to the Buckeyes, I needed a distraction. I had to get out of the house and forget about the game. Sure, the Lions are still in contention for the Rose Bowl, but another loss to the perennial powerhouse proved that Penn State hasn’t yet reached the pinnacle of the sport (read CFP). Close. But not there just yet. … Continue reading ASU – A Shocking Upset
While I follow Penn State Wrestling, I’ll admit that I’ve never attended a match – or any college match for that matter. The last match I witnessed in person was in 1982 – my senior year at West Scranton High School. Back then, George Roskas was a pretty good coach – leading the Invaders to 11 straight winning seasons. Unfortunately, all streaks come to an … Continue reading ASU – A Surprising Upstart!
Ahhhh, September. The kids go back to school, the temperature starts to cool and Christmas decorations start to show up in stores. That’s when you know it’s football season! Sure, some games kicked off last week, but the “official” start of the CFB season is reserved for the Labor Day Weekend! While baseball season amps up meaningful games and the NFL is sorting through the … Continue reading Kicking off the College Football Season!
Usually, Blackouts occur during the hot summer months of July and August in the desert, when air conditioners are running nonstop, 24 hours a day. On this relatively mild October evening, the ASU Sun Devils, under Blackout conditions, pulled off their largest upset in 21 years. I’ve attended my fair share of ASU games over the years, but I wouldn’t consider myself dedicated fan. That … Continue reading Blackout in Tempe!
Anyone old enough to have any form of long-term memory remembers that day. How can you forget? The images from seemingly endless television coverage, for better or worse, burned into our minds. Everyone has a story. Here’s mine. At the time, I was working for IBM and my account was Avnet, a large distributor of IBM’s products. As a distributor, Avnet sold products to other businesses, otherwise … Continue reading Remembering 9/11
When I start talking about college football, I typically tell everyone that I can sit down and watch any game. Unlike most other sports or leagues, I can watch two teams to which I have zero allegiance, and be enthralled in the event – either on TV or better yet, in person. So, it didn’t take much to get me to head out to Tempe … Continue reading Kicking off the 2016 CFB Season
I just got back from a fundraiser this evening at Seton Catholic Preparatory High School. This wasn’t your ordinary Catholic fundraiser of Bingo or Casino Night. Tonight, they hosted a “Take Me Out to the Ballpark” night with Tommy Lasorda. One of the parents at the school is Logan White, VP, Amateur Scouting for the Dodgers. With the Dodgers in town for Spring Training, it … Continue reading A Night with Tommy Lasorda!