January 02, 2008
A little XBox Magic? No, just another day at the office with the USC Trojans
No.... There isnt...
December 29, 2007
Congratulations to the New England Patriots for a PERFECT 16-0 Season
January 11, 2007
USC Coach staying with Trojans!
Asked if he had closed the door on the possibility of becoming the Miami Dolphins' coach, Carroll said, "Yeah. I thought I said that yesterday. ... I'm not wavering."Emphasis mine. Coach Carroll knows where to Party!
Too bad about Jarrett, but USC will have plenty of talent to start their run to next year's national title. They should have been in it this year.
January 08, 2007
Ohio State just got their asses whupped...
Florida humiliated them (41-14), five times the yardage (372-82)... Kept them under 100 yards total for the game, it was a rout! now USC players must be crying....
I mean the Florida defense just ate the OSU offense alive. Hell, they were so hardcore they were making sacks without a helmet. What the hell was on the Team Table for these guys. Do they EAT Gators, (Live Ones), as part of their training regimine or what?
What thrilled the hell out of me was that none of the so called experts even gave these guys a chance. And they played like it. Like they simply did not care. They came to whip ass, and they did it.
All I can say is right on Gators. I don't remember the last time I saw a Number One rated, undefeated team, get manhandled like that.
Florida - yes Florida -- owned the field it wasn't supposed to be on, embarrassing Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith and No. 1 Ohio State 41-14 on Monday night to run away with the national championship.
Chris Leak and Tim Tebow showed off coach Urban Meyer's twin quarterback system to perfection as the No. 2 Gators became the first Division I school to hold football and basketball titles at the same time.
Now, only one question remains: What about Boise State?
Playing on the very same field where the undefeated Broncos stunned Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl on New Year's Day, Florida (13-1) routed the previously unbeaten Buckeyes (13-1).
Just about says it all...
January 01, 2007
Meanwhile, my Trojans are giving me a heart attack with the score tied 3-3 at the half with Michigan!
Update First Series Second Half... Now that was a piss poor way to start the half. One pass (successful) and two runs... Throw the damned ball!
Update: 13 Unanswered points... Now that is what I'm talkin' about!
Update: I don't want to gloat just yet, but USC's defence is treating Michigan's offensive line line ugly stepchildren. Damn, that dropped pass was six!
Update: 62 Yard score! In YO Face!
Well, I can relax now.
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year everyone, may God grant you a happy and prosperous 2007!
December 23, 2006
Congrats to the Saprissistas!
Congratulations to my friends who are Saprissa fans. You won another "Classico," and another championship (yawn), whats that... the third one THIS YEAR? Whatever...
A classic is when two teams who are heated rivals play ONCE a year, or in a championship series... especially when its all on the line... I am thinking USC vs. Notre Dame, Boston Celtics vs. Lakers... Not a soccer game that happens 20 times a year...
Nevertheless, congrats... You get to brag for what... a whole couple of months, before it starts all over again?
December 09, 2006
Congrats Troy Smith
I am actually glad my Trojans don't have to face this guy in the National Championship game... It could have been more embarrassing than... well... THIS!
Congrats to Troy on a well deserved Heisman Trophy! Nice Video too. Hehe...
December 02, 2006
UCLA Wins 13-9
We lost. I don't make excuses. UCLA's defense dominated the game, UCLA's offense did enough to win. Enough said.
Well maybe not enough...
But perhaps the graphic above is....
This one is for you J!
This is for my buddy JC! Mae, this one of for you!
JC is the biggest Football/Soccer fan in Costa Rica. I wanted to give him a short lesson on TRADITION!
Just three hours before kickoff....
And only the names and numbers will change!
December 01, 2006
Well tomorrow is the FINAL game of the season, and fittingly, all the marbles are on the table. If USC beats UCLA tomorrow, then USC will be headed to their third straight BCS Championship game, against the undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes.
I expect that they will beat the Bruins tomorrow, now I just need to find someone from Ohio to bet with!
Will it be this ugly?
The last couple of years have not been so kind to our friends in Westwood.
Hey Gregg, kickoff is at 3:30pm our time. I will be there by 2:30. See ya there Bro!
November 30, 2006
For me to communicate to my Tico friends what it means to be a USC allum. Here, there is a soccer game they call El Classico, (The Classic), it is played like 7 or eight times a year. I try to communicate to them what a real CLASSIC is:
Notre Dame - USC
But they do not understand. Maybe this video will help them to understand...
Is the face of a true champion....
A game, played before nearly 100,000 people... Dominating the very best in the sport for decades...
Saturday, USC will face UCLA in the LA classic. They will win and they will go on to face Ohio State in the National Championship game.
November 29, 2006
I have a million and one reasons....
To know that USC will win against UCLA this Saturday...
The poor Bruin Players will be too distracted to play....
Yeah... too distracted to play...
And... Oh yeah...
We play good. Hehe...
November 25, 2006
Off to "The Game"
If this years game lives up to last years.... MAN!
November 18, 2006
Trojans pull one out of the hat...
Ugly first half, but my Trojans are still in the hunt for the national title.
USC 23, California 9
We will probably be number two or three when the next polls come out.
I am going to go on record now though and say I dont think this will be a National Championship year for U.S.C..
October 29, 2006
At least ONE of my teams managed to win one.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - As putrid as the Oakland Raiders were to start the season, they're now at least as good -- or is it bad? -- as the Super Bowl champs.
I know some of you....
Have been waiting for me to comment on it....
There will be no celebrations this week. I have been watching for weeks now as my beloved Trojans stumbled through mediocre victory after mediocre victory. This week was no surprise to me. My only hope is that this loss will wake the boys up.
Thanks to USC's fall, the pivotal game between West Virginia and Louisville will be the first top-five matchup for the rebuilt Big East.
July 09, 2006
I am really....
Starting to get into this sport!
Congradulations to Italy as the new World Cup Champion!
July 01, 2006
Can I change my World Cup Team?
Oh yeah.... They are out of it! Dayum!
June 30, 2006
For my World Cup Team - Brazil!
Yeah, I know I have posted this video before, what the hell is your point? You dont think its a sexy video?
And I wish.....
I could dance like this!
Today's Musical Interlude - Tribute to the German World Cup Team
Who beat a great Argentinian Team today.
June 25, 2006
Who is she?
Digger says that this photo was taken at the last World Cup. So she does not qualify as a 2006 World Cup Hottie. Who cares!
June 18, 2006
Can you imagine????
What this guy would have accomplished if he had focused only on football?
They don't make 'em like this anymore...
I don't give a rats ass about the statistics, there are few quarterbacks I would pick over Stabler to lead a team.
My Son's Day in the Big "Ligs"
End to a long and frustrating day!
June 15, 2006
Gotta Love Brazillian Soccer Fans
I wonder if she is related to Janet Jackson? Or maybe they have the same wardrobe designer?
Costa Rica Out of the Cup!
A sad ending for the Costa Rican National Team.
I think most Ticos will admit that they had little hopes for this team against all star international competition, but hope lived in the hearts of most, until today's elimination.
I did not see the game. It was on too early here and I had a late night last night, but to La Sele, (Slang for the National Team), I say, hold your heads high. You did your best, represented your country well, and bought gazzillions of dollars of free publicity for the country.
June 11, 2006
A whole new reason to watch Soccer!
LOL! And forget about the Brazillians...
June 10, 2006
I did not realize....
June 09, 2006
A whole new Level - Live Blogging the World Cup
Less than 5 minutes into the game, and Germany has already scored. Not looking good for the Ticos. This is a while differen't level of competition to what they are used to. They are however a good team, so once they settle down, I am sure they will play better.
13 Minutes in and Costa Rica just scored their first Goal! The country just had a collective heart attack!
Update: 18 Minutes in, Germany scores its second goal of the day. Score CR-1 Germany-2
Note: If you are a soccer fan, and own a Palm Powered handheld, this application (Free) is pretty cool. It allows you to follow the world cup action on your palm via wireless connection.
Update: (10:50am Local Time) It's halftime and the score is still 2-1 in favor of Germany.
Update: (11:19 Local Time) Germany scores third goal of the day. Score Germany-3 Costa Rica-1
Update: (11:31 Local Time) Got to be proud of my little adopted country! Costa Rica just scored their second goal. Score Germany-3 Costa Rica-2
Update: (11:45 Local Time) Germany scores again and with only four minutes to go, it looks bad for the Ticos. Score Germany-4 Costa Rica-2
Well they gave it thier best shot and in my opinion played a gutsy game. Final score Costa Rica-2 Germany-4. Nothing to be ashamed of.
June 01, 2006
Costa Rica is losing it's mind about the Ticos being in the World Cup. Some of my best buds are fanatical Costa Rican Football fans. They love to talk about "El Classico," the annual games between perenial Costa Rican Soccer powerhouses Sapprisa and La Leagua, I wanted to show them what a REAL Champion, and Real Classics are... Ala USC vs. UCLA and Notre Dame!
Oh and on the classic part... Click through baby... It don't get no more classic than USC/Notre Dame
May 07, 2006
De La Hoya gets some payback!
Oscar De La Hoya made an impressive return to the ring after a 20-month absence, emphatically stopping Ricardo Mayorga in the sixth round to claim the WBC's 154-pound title on Saturday night.
Showing no signs of rust or reluctance, the 33-year-old De La Hoya was a whirlwind in what he claims will be the penultimate fight of his storied career, which includes an Olympic gold medal, titles in six weight classes and a promotions company in his business empire.
De La Hoya (38-4, 30 KOs) clearly hadn't lost his passion for the ring since Bernard Hopkins stopped him in the ninth round with a devastating body punch in September 2004. He overwhelmed the wild-punching Mayorga with clinical right hands and a handful of devastating left hooks, stalking him around the ring and controlling nearly every moment of the fight.
He sent Mayorga to the canvas just 60 seconds in, artfully ducking a wild punch and responding with a strong right and a brutal left hook. The crowd stood, and De La Hoya cast a disdainful glance over his shoulder as he walked to the neutral corner.
The fight got no better for Mayorga (27-6-1), with De La Hoya's tactical precision and surprising power taking a quick toll.
De La Hoya knocked him down again in the sixth, and a glassy-eyed Mayorga stayed on his wobbly feet before finally going down at 1:25 of the sixth. De La Hoya also went to the canvas when referee Jay Nady pushed him away from his fallen opponent, but he sprung up to leap onto the rings in triumph.
March 08, 2006
February 26, 2006
What a GREAT story!
This is the kind of story that should inspire everyone who sees it.
February 24, 2006
Lord I love Figure Skating
And I think this woman has got to be one of the most beautiful and sexy athletes out there.
A heartfelt Congratulations to Shizuka Arakawa, and Japan on their Olympic Gold Medal victory in figure skating.
Crooks and Liars has the video of the medal winning performance, and quite the performance it was!
"NBC: Shizuka Arakawa skated off with Japan's first medal of these Olympics a gold in the showcase event. What a way to end a shutoutArakawa did it with an elegance and technical brilliance that even had two-time Olympic winner Katarina Witt standing and applauding before the Japanese skater was done. Cohen, who fell on her first jump and stumbled badly on the second, finished with silver; Slutskaya fell once and took bronze."
Personally I think figure skating and ice dancing are about the only thing that warrants me breaking out the popcorn.
February 05, 2006
Final Thoughts on Super Bowl
Congrats to Pittsburgh, who did what it took to win. Seatle will be back, they are a great team who played a great game, but simply made too many mistakes and had too many calls go against them to win, despite dominating much of the game.
Picture of the mostly "Gringo," Crowd watching the game tonight.
For the first time in my memory, The Colonial charged to watch the game. They included an excellent buffet in the $20 price though, so I cant complain too much.
Super Bowl Blogging
I am at the Colonial Sports Book in downtown San Jose.
Published via my Palm and GPRS.
I don't have a horse in this race. In fact, I am not even very motivated to watch.... I could care less... But everyone in the blogsphere seems to be predicting a Pittsburg win.
Since I am a west coast guy, I am going to go with the Hawks...
January 17, 2006
Well I still have a team to root for....
January 04, 2006
Update: We blew it. Blew it spectacularly. Props to The best Quarterback I have ever seen play a championship game, and he was wearing a Longhorn Uniform. And YES, I owe my buddy Boyd big time, and will pay up with grace and class, and shit even joy, because I will be hanging out with him when I pay!
As for Texas, you played like Champions and you deserve the rings. Congrats!
Update II: Boyd weighs in on the Texas victory, and as usual, he is a perfect sportsman about it!
January 03, 2006
That sound you hear....
Is the USC Marching Band warming up for a nice LONG rendition of "Conquest."
Go Trojans The trash talk is in full swing. Today it has already begun. USC vs Texas. I don't know how to break it to Texas fans, but yall are going to go home crying. Sorry. That's the way of the world. Eat drink and be merry tonight, for tomorrow the dreams end and the nightmare begins. Cobb
Sounds about right to me Bro... Hey Boyd, maybe Cobb will give you a bet too!
I don't know what you been smokin' John....
Congrats to your Mountaineers!
Now on to the game of the Century!
December 31, 2005
Whatever dude.... My prediction? USC 62 Texas 34
December 10, 2005
Another Bush Landslide...
Only this time there were no dirty politics, or suggestions of a fix being in... This Bush simply ran away from the competition the way he has all year...
NEW YORK -- Reggie Bush left the competition behind -- as usual.
I would say that Texas is in for a LONG day come Rose Bowl time...
December 03, 2005
I dont really need to say, "I told you so," or anything vulgar like that.... The pictures above speak for themselves, dont they. Boyd, on the Sausage, I like it medium spicy....
Eh, and I did feel DEPRIVED, at least until I found this post!
And there are some great pictures here...
It's Just about time....
Kickoff happens in less than two hours, and there will be a lot of crying going on in Westwood tonight!
December 02, 2005
Ready Steady Go!
This is what keeps UCLA's defensive coaches awake at night...
My prediction... USC will Romp over UCLA tomorrow, and then... Boyd can start thinking about the logistics of sending me my BBQ after Texas goes down in flames in the Rose Bowl!
November 05, 2005
What was that about the Tide?
I seem to recall a few days ago, one of my buddies replying to a post about USC's rush to the National Championship, by talking about the Alabama Crimson Tide being a contender for USC's Crown....
October 30, 2005
USC flipped the bird at the BSC Computers today, showing once again why they are the real number one team in the country.
USC 55, Washington State 13
Ah, I can taste that Texas Barbecue already!
Meanwhile, at the Ranch....
October 23, 2005
USC 51 - Washington 24
And the hits just keep on coming.
Like I said to the folks watching last weeks clash with Notre Dame, it aint over till it's over, and I would be lying if I said I wasn't just a tad worried about SC's upcoming schedule, especially the MONSTER that has grown up right next door!
That come January.... These Monsters will be waiting somewhere in America to challenge 'SC to a good old barroom brawl of a Football game.
So I am going to get my bet in now with my Pard from Tejas... Boyd, how about we bet lets say a case of your favorite Texas BBQ against a case of Cacique, the best Hooch in Costa Rica, on the outcome of that eventual clash?
October 16, 2005
Here in Costa Rica, they call the two or three (or four) times a year, that La Liga and Saprissa, (The two most popular soccer teams in Costa Rica) play; "El Classico." The Classic....
I have tried to explain to my Costa Rican friends that two teams who play several times a year, do not make, "A Classic". I invited my best Tico friend to watch yesterday's USC/Notre Dame game. The game lived up to the hype.
I watched the game at the Colonial, one of Costa Rica's big sports books, with about 100 mostly americans. I was surrounded by Notre Dame fans, which made the last few minutes of the game rather tense.
It looked shaky up until the final seconds, but the Trojans are champions, and in the end they played like it. There were the Green Jerseys, the screaming fans, and the mystical traditions of Notre Dame to deal with. There was also adversity, dropped balls, penalties and questionable calls, but the cool confidence of a championship team won out in the end....
The way they played yesterday, I have no doubt that my beloved Trojans are on the way to another National Title.
September 18, 2005
Trojans whup Razorbacks!
Can you say, back to back Championships?
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Leinart , Reggie Bush & Co. hit Arkansas with a first quarter the Razorbacks won't soon forget.
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