February Frenzy continues here at Balladeer’s Blog. The NAIA-2 college basketball conference tournaments drew to a close last night, but the NAIA-1 conference tournaments are just getting started. Meanwhile the CCCAA regionals continue and the ACCA gets its National Tournament rolling tonight.
To recap last night’s final five tickets to the Big Dance that Continue reading
Charles “The Bearded Badass” Darwin
Some things happen only once every four years – things like Michael Moore having a coherent thought and Rush Limbaugh prying his head out of his ass. Another one of those things would be February 29th: Leap Day. Balladeer’s Blog takes a look at some of the milestone events that got cheated out of a yearly anniversary by happening on this date.
1704 – French provocateurs and Native Americans attack Deerfield, MA and kill roughly 50 inhabitants while abducting 100. Ronald Reagan’s ancestor recommends selling arms to Persia to secure the release of the abductees.
1720 - In Sweden, Queen Ulrica Eleonora resigns following general public ridicule of her name “Ulrica”. I’m kidding! But she did resign.
1784 – In France, the Marquis de Sade is transferred from the fortress of Vincennes to the Bastille in exchange for 3 other sadists and a masochist to be named later.
1832 – Charles Darwin explores the Continue reading
As Balladeer’s Blog’s February Frenzy continues the Indiana University Southeast Grenadiers (logo at left) take on the Brescia Bearcats in tonight’s championship game in the KIAC. The winner gets the conference’s automatic bid to the NAIA’s National Tournament, which begins next Wednesday. Automatic bids are also on the line tonight for the Cal Maritime Keelhaulers in the Continue reading
At Balladeer’s Blog I’m always open about how much contempt I feel for American liberals because they are too cowardly to subject Islam’s misogyny and homophobia to the same criticism they subject Christianity to. I’m an ardent non-believer in ANY religion and see the gutless silence of the politically correct left to be an obstacle to convincing the Muslim world into ever joining the 21st Century. ( And no, whiny liberals, I’m not a conservative. Just read around my blog and see. )
If people had been as cowardly about criticizing Christianity we’d still be living like the 1600′s Puritans or Continue reading
The Monroe College Tribunes (logo at left) won the 2012 NJCAA College Hockey Championship by defeating the equally cool-named Williston State Tetons 4-2 in the title game yesterday.
The Tetons (as in the mountains of that name) started off the scoring with a power play goal just a few minutes into the game, but the Tribunes came back to lead the game 2-1 by the end of the First Period. Both goaltenders shut the opposition out in the Second Period but Continue reading
I’ve been debating with myself for over a year now about whether to include Mr Plinkett, the fictional movie critic from Red Letter Media’s site, in my Movie Host section. I’m amazed to learn there are still people out there who haven’t tasted the Harry S Plinkett experience (and for the record, it tastes like pizza rolls ) so that got me energized to finally add an article about him.
Purists and politically correct fools may object to my classifying Plinkett (pictured at left) as a movie host, but Continue reading
Balladeer’s Blog’s February Frenzy nearly saw three 1 seeds of conference tournament season take a fall yesterday. The Mid- Central College Conference’s 1 seed, the Indiana Wesleyan Wildcats became this postseason’s first number 1 to be taken down. The (4) St Francis (IN) Cougars did the honors 78-65.
In the Association of Independent Institutions the top- seeded Jamestown College Jimmies (logo at right) survived a semifinal scare against the 4th- seeded Dickinson State Blue Hawks in a 71-70 Instant Classic. The Jimmies play the Dakota State Trojans in the championship game later today.
Meanwhile in the KCAC tournament the (4) Tabor College Blue Jays nearly brought down the (1) McPherson Bulldogs in a 68-66 thriller.
In other action this has been pretty much The Year of the Seven Seeds. Last night the KIAC’s Asbury Eagles joined other 7th-seeded teams like the Lourdes University Gray Wolves and the Grand View Vikings in taking down their 2nd- seeded opponents.
To recap yesterday’s Continue reading