AH NHI – The Vietnamese god of fire. The child of the sun goddess, he is often depicted holding a burning golden crow similar to the golden roosters that adorn his mother’s palanquin. In other myths about the fire god this Continue reading
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The field of 32 teams for the D3 playoffs has been announced. Here is a look at the First Round matchups for this Saturday, November 23rd: FOR SCORES FROM THESE GAMES CLICK HERE: http://glitternight.com/2013/11/24/college-football-playoff-and-bowl-results-from-november-23rd/
The UW-WHITEWATER WARHAWKS, who defeated Mt Union in 4 of 7 championship games in recent years, will host the SAINT NORBERT COLLEGE GREEN KNIGHTS (helmet at left) at 1pm ET Continue reading
The playoff field of 24 teams has been announced for NCAA Division Two football for 2013. The 24 teams are divided into four Super Regions with the top two seeds in each Super Region getting a bye in the first round. The defending champions, the Valdosta State Blazers did not make the playoffs so a new D2 champion will be crowned on December 21st in Florence, AL. Here are the 24 teams competing for the 2013 title and their opening round matchup for Saturday, November 23rd: FOR SCORES FROM THESE GAMES CLICK HERE: http://glitternight.com/2013/11/24/college-football-playoff-and-bowl-results-from-november-23rd/
* FIRST ROUND MATCHUPS *
Where does the time go? It seems like yesterday it was August and the season was just beginning. Now here we are getting ready for the postseason. Here are the 16 teams that made the NAIA college football playoffs for 2013 and their First Round matchups for this Saturday, November 23rd. The defending champions, the Marian University Knights, did not even make the field after a disappointing season so there will definitely be a new champion crowned on December 21st in Rome, GA.
*** *** FOR PLAYOFF SCORES CLICK HERE: http://glitternight.com/2013/11/24/college-football-playoff-and-bowl-results-from-november-23rd/
NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) – 1. UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS PATRIOTS ### 2. GRAND VIEW UNIVERSITY VIKINGS ### 3. MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS (2012 runners-up) ### 4. CARROLL COLLEGE FIGHTING SAINTS ### 5. UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS (IN) COUGARS ### 6. MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE VIKINGS ### 7. BAKER UNIVERSITY WILDCATS ### 8. BENEDICTINE COLLEGE RAVENS ###
9. OTTAWA UNIVERSITY BRAVES ### 10. FAULKNER UNIVERSITY EAGLES ### 11. TABOR COLLEGE BLUE JAYS ### 12. ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BATTLIN’ BEARS ### 13. LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE BLUE RAIDERS ### 14. STERLING COLLEGE WARRIORS ### 15. NORTHWESTERN (IA) COLLEGE RED RAIDERS ### 16. Continue reading
Many people tend to confuse World Wars One and Two. With Veteran’s Day coming up Balladeer’s Blog presents a look at some of the ways in which World War One stands out from the later conflict.
WW I – Lasted from 1914 to 1918 *** WW II – Lasted from 1939 to 1945
WW I – America entered the war in April, 1917 *** WW II – America entered the war in December, 1941
WW I – Italy and Japan fought on the side of the Allied Powers *** WW II – Italy and Japan fought on the side of the Axis Powers
WW I – Germany, under Kaiser Wilhelm, led the Central Powers *** WW II- Germany, under Adolf Hitler, led the Axis Powers
WW I – Sinking of the Lusitania *** WW II – Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
WW I – The Allied disaster at Gallipoli *** WW II – The Allied disaster Operation: Continue reading
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! As promised here is the sultry Summer Cummings modeling as Edward Wozniak’s neo-pulp heroine Charity Bloodworth in an original horror story titled Maneater.
* MANEATER *
Sandra Steadman always thought good people were protected from real-life horrors like this. She wasn’t religious in any meaningful sense but she had always felt deep down that good (or at least harmless) people like herself were somehow immune to the random suffering one always read about or saw in news items. If she had been a religious woman she would have lost whatever faith she had heretofore held. She could not have maintained any feeling for a deity who would allow the existence of creatures like the one attacking her here in her own parking lot, mere steps away from the safety of her well-secured apartment building.
Sandra imagined that somewhere a security camera equipped with infra-red film might well be recording her horrible death on this cold October evening. Tomorrow some impassive security guards might get to watch technologically-preserved images of her being bent over her own car hood by the slobbering man-beast assaulting her. Cynical and Continue reading
Balladeer’s Blog’s month-long celebration of Halloween continues! Nearly a century before Rosemary’s Baby and The Omen trilogy and decades before H.P. Lovecraft’s Dunwich Horror and From Beyond there was Arthur Machen’s story The Great God Pan. Originally published in 1890 and then expanded in 1894 this gothic horror tale was so far ahead of its time that it scandalized readers and reviewers of the era. Even though it came along earlier than Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula Machen’s great work dealt with such a brand of horror and with such adult themes that movies – silent and then early talkies – wouldn’t dare adapting it for the screen.
Thus denied the cinematic exposure that made names like Dracula, Frankenstein, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde household words The Great God Pan fell into undeserved obscurity, much like The King in Yellow by Robert W Chambers, a work reviewed previously here at Balladeer’s Blog.
Like so many of the best horror stories Machen’s tale begins with a mad scientist, in this case Dr Raymond, who invites his friend Mr Clarke to witness him perform an Continue reading
The heart-breakingly beautiful Summer Cummings is famed throughout the world for her sex appeal, her expertise when it comes to obscure horror films and for her impeccable taste in blogs. Thank you to the sultry Summer for this kind shoutout to Balladeer’s Blog! For more of Continue reading
Location: Shawnee, OK
Division: NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)
Comment: The cool name and extra-cool logo of the Oklahoma Baptist University Bison have had me wishing for years that this revered institution of higher learning would add football. This year I got my wish! The OBU Bison are Continue reading