19 June 2006

Bad News Monday Extravaganza

The Bulldogs did lose to Rice last Saturday like almost everyone expected but they did keep it exciting. That silly Rice teams just doesn't have weaknesses. They're probably not the best at anything in this tourney but they just don't have any holes. I've said it before and I'll say it again: This baseball tounrament is Rice's to lose. Georgia can hang on by beating the Beavers today at 1PM.

GT was ousted by Cal State Fullerton but that's sort of a neutral item. I got fed up with Cal State's constant substitutions in the 8th and switched channels but I guess it paid off for them because they rallied to beat Tech.

Of course it's easy to tout Rice after Clemson's collapse at the hands of UNC. UNC's pitcher Woodard pitched a three-hitter shutout and went the distance. I only saw the last two innings and assumed Woodard was a closer because of how fresh he looked on the mound. Not bad for a guy who doesn't usually last more than 5 or 6 innings. Good job of landing Clemson firmly in the loser's bracket.

I'm working on a baseball joke right now. It starts: "Three teams located within 100 miles of each other go to a baseball tournament in Omaha." The punchline will be: "Well so far, they're 1-4!" I haven't yet worked out a way to tie the opener into the puncline or make it funny. Suggestions are welcomed.

Phil Mickelson channeled some of his old self and urinated away a US Open victory on the 18th by going for the green through a forest of trees. He was leading at the time on the toughest US Open round played in a LONG time. +5 won it. Go for the fairway, man! Your closest opponent was already in the clubhouse. You have the shots to use. You are such an idiot.

The US got manhandled by a card-happy ref in World Cup action. They did play well though and hang on to tie Italy but that means that the US will have to beat Ghana and Italy will have to beat the Czechs for the US to move on. There are some tie scenarios I'm leaving out but I'm sure Laddiator or SAWB can fill us in on those ramifications.


At 11:28 AM, Blogger S.A.W.B. said...

The World Cup scenarios as I know them:

US Ties or Loses - we = out.
So, assuming a US win...

Italy beats Czechs, we're into the 2nd round.

Czech beats Italy, we have to make up the goal differential. We're currently 6 behind the Italians, which is a HUGE amount to make up.

Czech and Italy tie - Italy wins the group, we have to overcome the Czech goal differential, which is currently 4. Might be easier to do this if the Czechs can beat the Italians.

At 5:02 PM, Blogger Dante said...

And to add to the bad news, Georgia is officially eliminated from the College World Series after falling to the Beavers.

At 9:32 AM, Blogger Laddi said...

The US team has to CRUSH a good Ghana team and hope Italy wins. sawb brings up three scenarios, but the 3rd one is more complex since the US still could be left out depending on the score of that tied game. The easiest way to second round is just win and then root for Italy.


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