Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sports Chowdah Recap for October 2-4: Clean Sweep for Beantown; Desperately Seeking AL Central Winner; Cure for Gang Green Found In New Orleans

(photo courtesey Getty images/Yahoo sports)

Well, from what I understand Baltimore only has themselves to blame for today's loss at Foxboro by virtue of their inability to convert on a pivotal 3rd and short and 4th and short deep inside New England's red zone late in the 4th quarter. In any case, sometimes it's better to be lucky than good (one would think a 11-5 record would be good enough for a postseason berth, remember?) so that leaves both teams with a 3-1 record right now. Also, I was only able to follow the game on radio, so I missed all the 300 lb linebackers sporting pink.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox ended the regular season with a 4-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians at Fenway this weekend, beating Cleveland 12-7 for the final regular season home game. Among other things, this marks Eric Wedge's last game as manager for the Tribe. But enough about that, you'll probably want the probable starters for the ALDS.

Game 1- John Lester (vs John Lackey?)

Game 2- Josh Beckett

Game 3- Clay Buchholz

(photo courtesey of AP/Yahoo Sports)

The Bruins looked alot better yesterday as they ran roughshod over the Carolina Hurricanes 7-2. There were seven different goal scorers for the Bruins (Savard, Ryder, Wheeler, Sturm, Wideman, Thornton, Hunwick) with all but Wheeler's and Thornton's goals coming on the power play. Tim Thomas faced 27 shots on goal, stopping 25. By no means do I consider this 'revenge' for last season's Game 7 Eastern Conference Semifinal loss. Instead, I'll just leave it at a good start to the regular season.

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Boston College won it's second straight game against an ACC opponent (this time in regulation), holding on to beat the Seminoles 28-21 at Chestnut Hill. Bobby Bowden was unavailable for comment immediately after the game, as his midsection was filled with hot coals that were being used to grill a porterhouse.

ELSEWHERE: Another 3-0 NFL team's bid to remain undefeated fell by the wayside as the New York Jets fell to the New Orleans Saints, 24-10. The next Joe Namath....I mean.... Mark Sanchez went 14-27 with 138 yards, 3 interceptions and was sacked 4 times.
Apparently 162 games just isn't enough to decide who will win the AL Central pennant. So Detroit and Minnesota will go at it Tuesday for all the (AL Central) marbles.


  1. Nice that the Pats could finally start scoring inside the red zone. Why they had to wait until they played Baltimore's defense I don't know.

  2. For some reason, I keep expecting games that involve the Ravens to be 13-7 (or some equally low-scoring number) affairs.