NCAA DIVISION THREE – 1. SAINT NORBERT COLLEGE GREEN KNIGHTS ### 2. UW-STEVENS POINT POINTERS ### 3. PLATTSBURGH STATE CARDINALS ### 4. BABSON COLLEGE BEAVERS ### 5. ADRIAN COLLEGE BULLDOGS ### 6. UNIVERSITY OF SAINT THOMAS (MN) TOMMIES Continue reading
Welcome back to Balladeer’s Blog, the only site on the web that equally criticizes those childish fanatics called Liberals and Conservatives. Here’s some Yuletide advice for those two groups of zealots who continue to tear the country apart by putting their respective political party ahead of the nation.
ADVICE FOR LIBERALS – Pretend these Continue reading
Welcome back to Balladeer’s Blog’s Fourth Annual Christmas Carol-A-Thon! It’s the time of year when I examine countless adaptations of the Dickens classic from television, movies, radio and elsewhere! As always new versions will be sprinkled in with the old standards.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1964) – My fellow Twin Peaks geeks are always stunned when I tell them that THE Angelo Badalamenti provided the music for this adaptation of A Christmas Carol. This particular presentation was produced by New York Public Broadcasting and starred students from Brooklyn’s High School of Performing Arts and Junior High School 201. Badalamenti was a teacher at the school as was John Clifford, who wrote the narration and the lyrics to the songs.
The show was a broadcast of the school’s 45 minute stage performance, gaffes and all but since it’s Continue reading
* NAIA PLAYOFFS *
SAFETY LAST – A Safety wound up being the last points scored by the winning team in this Quarterfinal playoff game in the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics). The MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS were on the road against the BAKER UNIVERSITY WILDCATS but led 14-7 after 1 Quarter of play. At Halftime they led 28-21 and that remained the score as the 4th Quarter began. The Mustangs scored a Touchdown early in the 4th but botched the PAT, only to force the Wildcats into yielding a Safety later. Baker managed 7 points of their own to make the final score Mustangs 36 Wildcats 28.
DOUBLING UP – The UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS PATRIOTS welcomed the UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS (IN) COUGARS for this Quarterfinal clash. The Patriots were in control from the very beginning of this game, leading 7-0 at the end of the 1st Quarter and 21-7 at the Half. In the 3rd Quarter Cumberlands hung 7 more points on Saint Francis, making it a 28-7 game. With the outcome all but decided the Cougars mustered a Touchdown of their own in the 4th Quarter but it was Continue reading
Welcome to Balladeer’s Blog’s Fourth Annual Christmas Carol-A-Thon! It’s the time of year when I examine countless adaptations of the Dickens classic from television, movies, radio and elsewhere! As always new versions will be sprinkled in with the old standards.
Starting us off for 2013 is the 1995 home video Read-Along Christmas Carol. This version is just 50 minutes long and is ideal for youngsters learning how to read or for the hearing-impaired to watch. The video features a series of still drawings AND limited animation from the Dickens classic accompanied by word-balloons of dialogue (like in comic books or comic strips) appearing over the characters’ heads.
This version provides an Continue reading