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Here comes soccer

By | Jan 25, 2012

Good for you, surprised you clicked on this. You know it said “soccer”, right? It’s not too late to turn back now.   Dudes pile in the room. Chocolate covered almonds and Tostidos are fluently tossed at mouths, people and my floor. We are watching ESPN. ESPN 3. It’s the second leg of the Copa…

Joepa an underground legend

By | Jan 23, 2012

This first sentence needs to be a disclaimer: I’m not here to debate over what Joe Paterno did or did not do. The words you’re about to read won’t cover his actions — some messed up things happened, but they’re in the past now and I don’t feel like diving into a complex legal, moral…

Last one out, please turn off the lights

By | Dec 17, 2011

Well folks, this is it, my last post for The Extra Point this year. As I’ve written about in a couple other posts, I’m spending the Spring semester at IC’s very own London Centre (might as well get used to British spelling now) so presumably someone else will take over in January while I’m across…

Conferences and Divisions

By | Dec 15, 2011

I don’t mind the new alignment the NHL has adapted for next year. Really, I don’t. I understand perfectly that Detroit and Columbus resented having to play their division games against teams an entire hour behind them in time zones and most of their other games against teams two or three hours behind them in…

New year’s resolution

By | Dec 13, 2011

As much as I love sports, I tend to confine myself to actively following only a couple of sports. I’m a strong football fan, an absolute ice hockey nut, I follow baseball and basketball and I don’t go too far beyond that. So one of my New Year’s resolutions is to be a bit more…

Free Chris Paul

By | Dec 10, 2011

My first instinct Thursday when I heard that the Los Angeles Lakers were in the process of trading for superstar point guard Chris Paul from the temporarily NBA-owned New Orleans Hornets in a three-team megadeal also involving the Houston Rockets was to groan at the idea of the Lakers acquiring yet another star player. This…

We’re gonna need a bigger map (with apologies to Steven Spielberg)

By | Dec 8, 2011

As outrageous as the Big East’s latest expansion is, encompassing SMU in Dallas, Texas, the University of Houston, Boise State and San Diego State, it’s not like it’s the first conference or division in sports to have flawed geography that clashes with its name. If you look at the NFL, the Arizona Cardinals were part…

My birthday in sports

By | Dec 5, 2011

I generally try to use my Ithacan blogging powers for good. I’ll write about sports I’m not neccessarily keenly interested in if there’s something interesting going on with them, I try to avoid writing only about the sports I do like, especially ice hockey and since I’m not much of an athlete myself, I try…

Well done

By | Dec 3, 2011

So the Ithaca College women’s soccer team’s season finally came to an end last night, with the Bombers losing 2-0 to Wheaton College in the NCAA Division III Final Four in San Antonio, Texas. It’s a tough loss to take, what with the Bombers winning 15 games, tying three more and absolutely dominating the competition…

I don’t know about this…

By | Dec 1, 2011

This has been a pretty big week for firings in sports. The Jacksonville Jaguars became the first NFL team of the season to can their coach, Jack Del Rio. Jim Crane made his first big move as the new owner of the Houston Astros by firing the team’s GM, Ed Wade. Colleges like Washington State,…

Syracuse

By | Nov 29, 2011

If there was any doubt that the scandal at Syracuse University was the college basketball equivalent of the one in football at Penn State University, it disappeared completely this past week. We already knew that longtime Syracuse assistant coach Bernie Fine was, like former Penn State defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, accused of the most horrific…

Merry Christmas

By | Nov 27, 2011

Just in case you haven’t heard it because you’re still in a food coma from this past Thursday’s festivities, you might be interested to know that the NBA lockout is officially over and the 2011-2012 season is tentatively scheduled to begin Christmas Day.While we were all out spending Black Friday vegging on our couches or…