Monthly Archives: October 2010
TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY PIONEERS
Location: Transylvania, KY
Division: NCAA Division 3
Conference Affiliation: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Major sports: basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball
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At last it’s the apocalyptic finale of the epic story of the Navajo war god Nayanazgeni battling the Anaye! I just had to title the chapter “Xenogenocide” Plus in the individual entry section I added a listing for the joint Navajo deity Tgaei.
12. XENOGENOCIDE – Nayanazgeni, Tsohanoai and Tobadzistsini looked on as, according to some myths “every drop of Yeitso’s spilled blood” was growing into either another Yeitso or another Anaye, or Brown Giants depending on the Continue reading
Over the past few years in NAIA football it’s been the Sioux Falls Cougars’ world and everyone else is just part of their “win” column. They’ve won 3 of the last 4 National Championships and the 1 year they didn’t win they still made it all the way to the title game before falling. Not only that but they’re still ranked #1 in the nation and have got an NAIA record winning streak still going, a streak that now stands at 37 games in a row. The Cougars had their bye this week so it seemed a good time to subject a few of their star players to some of my probing, yet inane, questions. Not all of the players chose to answer every one of my eccentric queries, hence the differing number of replies.
Position: Wide Receiver
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Yes, as if I wasn’t boring enough already I’m also into opera! Now, I know traditionally “the” Halloween Opera has always been Don Giovanni , but I’ve never bought into that notion since there’s really only one scene in the whole opera that qualifies as spooky and supernatural. At this time of year I prefer Offenbach’s Tales Of Hoffmann. Not only is it full of appropriately eerie and menacing elements, but it’s also Continue reading
Tonight’s games in the divisions Balladeer’s Blogs follow will be kicking off before too much longer. Here’s the rundown:
Washington and Lee Generals @ Catholic Cardinals
The next two games are being played at the Metrodome:
Greenville Panthers vs the Crown Storm
In the Jayhawk Conference:
Garden City Broncbusters @ Independence Pirates
Yes, the headline is a play on the Kansas Jayhawks’ traditional chant “Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk”. It’s the final week of the regular season in the Jayhawk Conference so they get priority for this week’s gridiron preview. Teams will see action tonight and tomorrow except for the conference’s and the nation’s #1-ranked JUCO team, the Butler Grizzlies, who have their bye week, which in this case allows them to rest up and get healthy for the start of the playoffs next week.
The 7th-ranked Hutchinson Blue Dragons will be hosting the 14th-ranked Coffeyville Red Ravens in a very “colorful” matchup Saturday at 7PM local time. The Red Ravens come into the game boasting a 6-2 record and the Blue Dragons come in at 7-1, with their 1 loss coming last week against Top-Ranked Butler.
The Dodge City Conquistadors are hosting the AFP Huskies at 1:30PM local time on Saturday. The Huskies have racked up 6 wins so far but the Conquistadors are trying to avoid ending the season without a single win. Will it be an early Halloween “Treat” for the home team, or will they face an ending as downbeat as the one in the Conquistador movie Aguirre, The Wrath Of God?
The Garden City Broncbusters (that’s not a typo – they go by Broncbusters without the “O”) take it on the road against the Independence Pirates. It will either be the Pirates who claim the win as their booty or the Broncbusters who end their season in a happier mood than Jack Palance had when his series Bronk was canceled. (I’ll admit it. A reference to an obscure 70’s detective show in a post about the Broncbusters is a new low even for me.) This game kicks off at 7 tonight.
The Highland Scotties play host to the Fort Scott Greyhounds in a real dogfight that could be called The Great Scott Bowl. Well, it IS Halloween season so I figured a reference to the “Great Scott” bit in The Rocky Horror Picture Show wasn’t out of line. This game starts at 1PM on Saturday. Readers of Balladeer’s Blog will recognize the fact that 5 of the teams mentioned here made my list of the 20 Coolest-Named JUCO Sports Teams. For the whole list click here: https://glitternight.com/2010/10/18/the-20-coolest-named-juco-sports-teams/
And to follow these games on line click here: http://www.kjccc.org/mobile/
There’s only one game tonight in the divisions Balladeer’s Blog covers, and it’s in NCAA Division2. Both teams are ranked and they both play in the Gulf South Conference, often called the SEC of D2. The road team is coached by THE Terry Bowden, the only member of the Bowden coaching family that is still a head coach.
#20 NORTH ALABAMA LIONS @ #15 DELTA STATE STATESMEN (On ComCast SportsNet)
As I mentioned a little while back, I’ll soon be launching my Bad and Weird Movie Page as a companion to my Mythology pages. Previously I posted about Assignment: Terror and this time, in the spirit of the Halloween Season I’ll post my review of another film that uses the old classic monsters in a wildly oddball manner. The film is called Blood!, and it’s by the one and only Andy Milligan. For that review read on. For my review of Assignment: Terror click here: https://glitternight.com/2010/10/14/sneak-preview-of-my-badweird-movie-page/
For my Halloween Season Diversion look at Son Of Svengoolie click here: https://glitternight.com/2010/10/21/halloween-diversion-son-of-svengoolie/
BLOOD! (1974) – Category: Laughably, enjoyably bad, but not fun-bad enough for my highest rating. This movie is by Andy Milligan, so bad movie buffs know what to expect. This time out our Staten Island auteur gives us a story about the son of the wolfman and the daughter of Dracula being a married couple. No, it’s not the premise for a wacky new sitcom, it’s Continue reading