Balladeer’s Blog presents this year’s matchups in the Bowls and playoffs in CCCAA College Football.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BOWL
Date: November 22nd
Kickoff: 4pm ET
Matchup: The CCCAA incorporates its playoffs into its Bowl structure. This Bowl will serve as one of the semi-finals in the Southern California Football Association and will pit the (2) FULLERTON COLLEGE HORNETS (8-2) against the visiting (3) MOUNT SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE MOUNTIES (8-2). Continue reading
The Ainu people of Japan suffered oppression at the hands of the Japanese which was similar to that suffered by various conquered peoples around the world at the hands of the Western World, Russia, China and the Muslim World.
The Ainu migrated south to the Japanese islands from the northern lands of the Inuit. Regular readers of Balladeer’s Blog will recognize the similarities between the Ainu and Inuit belief systems and methods of worship. In addition certain linguistic similarities will be noted between the Ainu and the Japanese. The Shinto “kami” becomes the Ainu “kamui”, to cite the most prominent example.
As with the Inuit, exact names and aspects of the following deities can vary, with the most pronounced differences being in Saghalien.
RUKORO – The Ainu god of the male privy. No, I’m not kidding. The powerful stench from his domain serves the useful purpose of fending off evil spirits. Because of his association with evacuation and expulsion of things unclean he is regarded as a powerful exorcist. There is no corresponding goddess of the female privy, owing to primitive taboos about menstruation.
CHUP – The sun god of the Ainu. His wife is Tombe, the moon goddess. Ainu homes orient their sacred window toward the east to greet the rising sun. Until recent decades it was customary to salute the sun upon exposure to its rays, similar to the practice of genuflecting to the center of an altar, but done without kneeling.
It was considered disrespectful to bodily cross the rays of sunlight striking the hearth through the sacred window. It was better to wait until the position of the sun changed. An inau, one of the idols or totems of the Ainu people, would be set up to honor the sun. That inau bears an incised outline of the orb of the sun and during rituals libations and praise are offered up to Chup. Continue reading
The Victory Bowl is the annual championship game in the NCCAA. This year’s edition is set for this coming Saturday at Noon and will pit the NORTH GREENVILLE UNIVERSITY CRUSADERS against the SHORTER UNIVERSITY HAWKS. Continue reading
THIS IS ISLAM
Oh, yeah … Muslims. Also Ben Affleck I guess. Beheadings, savagely abusing women, practicing slavery, slaughtering people in places of worship and then glorifying the cowardly butchers – it’s all in a day’s work for the various outfits that operate under the umbrella organization I call I.S.L.A.M. (Intolerant Savages Loathing All Modernity) It’s too easy to point out that they’re the 21st Century Nazis, but they genuinely are the enemies of rational thought, freedom and progress. Continue reading
Here is a look at Saturday’s opening round matchups in this year’s D3 college football playoffs. The 1 seeds in the 4 Regions are the defending champion UW-Whitewater Warhawks, their archrivals the Mt Union Purple Raiders, the Mary Hardin- Baylor Crusaders and the Wesley Wolverines.
The UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT WHITEWATER WARHAWKS host the MACALESTER COLLEGE SCOTS ### The WABASH COLLEGE LITTLE GIANTS host the FRANKLIN COLLEGE GRIZZLIES
The LINFIELD COLLEGE WILDCATS host the CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY PANTHERS ### The WARTBURG COLLEGE KNIGHTS host the UNIVERSITY OF SAINT THOMAS TOMMIES Continue reading
Balladeer’s Blog takes a look at four more neglected bad movies.
THE SECRET OF DORIAN GRAY (1970) – A terrific idea was blown in this hilariously flawed attempt to adapt Oscar Wilde’s Picture of Dorian Gray to swinging 60′s London. Helmut Berger, who was sort of a Nordic Michael York back when this movie was made stars as our title hero whose portrait begins to reflect all the physical and spiritual wear and tear of Dorian’s hedonistic lifestyle, thus preserving his young, beautiful physical form.
It also prevents Dorian’s body from aging, which has always made me think this adaptation might have worked better as a musical comedy in the 1980′s with Dorian a Mick Jagger-type rocker starting out in the 60′s but retaining his appeal two decades later. The contrast between the 60′s and 80′s cultural mindset would have provided plenty of comic and not-so-comic material. Continue reading
As regular readers of Balladeer’s Blog will remember, 24 teams make the playoff field in D2. There are 4 Super Regions and the number 1 and 2 teams from each Super Region get a bye in the 1st Round. First I’ll look at the eight 1 and 2 seeds, then will lay out this weekend’s matchups.
Super Region One – One Seed – CONCORD UNIVERSITY MOUNTAIN LIONS
2014 Record: 11-0
Conference: Mountain East Conference
Two Seed – BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY HUSKIES
2014 Record: 10-1
Conference: Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Continue reading