NAIA– The NAIA is down to their final four teams, so I did a separate segment on them. Here is the link: https://glitternight.com/2010/11/28/naia-football-playoffs-down-to-their-final-four/
Playoff Upsets – NCAA Division 3 – The Bethel (MN) Royals upset the Wheaton Thunder in a 15-10 Instant Classic … the Alfred Saxons, who had a very odd season in which it seemed like they were often ranked one week, then Continue reading
The Sioux Falls Cougars rolled to a 27-7 victory over the McKendree Bearcats led by running back “Magic” Kristian Porter and by a Cougar D that only allowed 100 total yards for the Bearcats. Porter rushed for 108 yds and 3 touchdowns. Magic Kristian was named the Offensive Player of the Game and the Defensive Player was “Smilin'” Dan Schmeicher, who had 8 Continue reading
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – One Drover left Brownsville, Texas, with two special honors.
The first, of course, was making history with an NAIA National Tournament Opening Round win. But Niall Crick left with an equally as special honor – he was named an NAIA Champion of Character. Continue reading
I updated my Vietnamese Myth page by expanding my Ngoc Hoang entry with 4 new mythic tales about him. Plus I added the pre-Iron Age version of the story of the war god Than Giong to his entry. I also added another adventure of the god Lac Long Quan to his entry. Just click here: https://glitternight.com/vietnamese-myth-new/
With the latest antics of that complete nutjob Kim Jong Il, I figured what better time to finish a review I already started – a review about Pulgasari, the monster movie that Kim Jong Il and his lackeys produced in the 1980’s in an attempt to provide a North Korean version of Godzilla. I’m 100% serious. I also added my review of Psychopath, a 1975 movie about a Mr Rogers/Pee Wee Herman style kiddie show host going on a killing spree. Click here: https://glitternight.com/bad-movies/
LeBron James’ desperate attempt to finally win something by getting Dwyane Wade (Dwyane is how he spells it) to carry him on his shoulders has so far resulted in a lot of well-deserved ridicule and a very unimpressive 9-8 record. Since I have as many NBA Championship rings as LeBron does I figured we could talk as equals on the current events in his career.
Name: LeBron James
Position: Public Laughing Stock
Official Balladeer’s Blog Nickname: The Lord Of No Rings
What should opponents fear the most from you? The fact that they might stumble and fall on the court because they’re so busy laughing at the way I made such an ass of myself with that whole “The Decision” special and the Continue reading
Once again it’s time for another Top 20 contest. This time we’ll be looking at the coolest-named sports teams in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association and the National Christian College Athletic Association. As usual readers will have the next 20 days to e-mail me with their votes for which team they feel has the coolest name. I can be reached at Thtcom15@aol.com .
20. OHIO STATE-MARION SCARLET WAVE
Location: Marion, OH
Comment: The Scarlet Wave is a nickname every bit as cool as The Crimson Tide and The Green Wave. You can’t go wrong with names like this for sports teams as far as I’m concerned and I’ve been saying for years that when Syracuse changed their team’s names from The Orangemen to The Orange that they’d have been better off going with Continue reading
Just a note in the spirit of the holiday season to mention my favorite Thanksgiving Eve movie. Every Wednesday before Thanksgiving I make a point out of watching Continue reading
I was in the mood so I wrote up a review of the 1960 Juvenile Delinquent classic High School Caesar.
HIGH SCHOOL CAESAR (1960) Category: Bad, youth-oriented 1960 movie that is incredibly campy This movie may have a 1960 release date but it is the most classically campy example of the Juvenile Delinquent movies of the 1950’s.
That genre spawned many “so bad they’re good” films like High School Hellcats, Untamed Youth and many others featuring fast cars, silly slang and misunderstood or just plain malevolent teenagers. High School Caesar renders itself even more laughable than other Juvenile Delinquent films with its wonderfully absurd premise.
Yes, this movie takes its cue from the Edward G Robinson gangster movie Little Caesar and depicts the phenomenon of juvenile delinquency as if it’s a High School ROTC version of organized crime. The title character is a kind of leather-jacketed Don Corleone overseeing a high school operation involving hallway protection rackets, rigged student elections and a black market of stolen exam answers. Continue reading
The 2nd round of the NAIA, NCAA Division 3 and Division 2 football playoffs are this Saturday. At this time of year I always try to sell 1A football fans on watching these playoffs since so many of them complain about the lack of a playoff at college football’s top level. In recent years even slimy politicians like Republican Orrin Hatch (Motto: “A 21st Century man with a 19th Century worldview”) and Democrat Barack Obama (Motto: “The first demagogue in history to be utterly helpless without a teleprompter”) have tried to wrangle votes by endorsing a playoff for NCAA Division 1A football. I know we’re supposed Continue reading