Monthly Archives: May 2011

MAY 31ST COLLEGE WORLD SERIES RESULTS – MARIETTA PIONEERS TAKE D3 TITLE, THE NAIA, JUCO AND NCAA DIVISION 2 WORLD SERIES’ CONTINUE

This was the final day of the NCAA Division 3 World Series and the Chapman Panthers, with one loss already in the series, did what they had to do,defeating the unbeaten Marietta Pioneers 15-4 to force a second game. The second game was all Pioneers as Marietta eased  their way to an 18-5 win, taking the 2011 national championship for D3 baseball!    

NAIA – The Lee Flames knocked off the Continue reading

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FRONTIERADO: THE BAD, THE WEIRD AND THE FREAKY – JEWISH GAUCHOS (1975)

Frontierado is fast approaching but before I switch over to looking at high-quality westerns I still have some oddities to examine. For this go-round it’s the movie Jewish Gauchos based on the 1910 novel by Alberto Gerchunoff. The film deals with the musical adventures of a group of Jewish immigrants from Russia working as gauchos (Argentine cowboys) in Argentina in the very early 1900s.

This film plus a few westerns filmed in Israel but set in the American frontier make up the very, very unusual subgenre called Continue reading

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COLLEGE WORLD SERIES SCORES MAY 30TH FOR THE NAIA, NCAA DIVISION 3, NCAA DIVISION 2 AND JUCO

 Happy Memorial Day! Get your hamburgers, hot dogs and laptops ready for another day of College World Series games in four of the divisions Balladeer’s Blog covers. The Oklahoma City University Stars are among the teams taking the field as the NAIA resumes their World Series after having yesterday off. SCORES UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY

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TODAY’S COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM – EASTFIELD COLLEGE

EASTFIELD COLLEGE HARVESTERS

Location: Mesquite, TX 

Division: JUCO

Conference Affiliation: Metro Athletic Conference 

Major sports: basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, tennis

Site: http://www.eastfieldcollege.edu/ce/Sports/index.asp

Comment: The Eastfield Harvesters are so cool word is that Clint Eastwood is changing his last name to Eastfield. (I’m kidding – he’s changing his Continue reading

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A VERY SON OF SVENGOOLIE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

 Yes, it’s another quick look at Rich Koz, star and writer of the Son of Svengoolie show from 1979-1986, later known as just plain Svengoolie like his predecessor Jerry Bishop. That second show was launched in 1995 and is still on the air. This glimpse at the work of the Babe Ruth of movie hosts deals with the schlocker Track of the Vampire. Sven does a sketch and a song parody about Continue reading

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COLLEGE WORLD SERIES SCORES FOR THE NCAA DIVISION 3, JUCO AND NCAA DIVISION 2 – MAY 29TH

 The West Florida Argonauts are among the teams playing today as the College World Series’ for NCAA Divisions 2 and 3 plus JUCO continue  while the NAIA has today off. Their world series will continue tomorrow. SCORES UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

NCAA Division 3 – Chapman Panthers over the Whitewater Warhawks 4-2 (Warhawks elim) … Salisbury Seagulls Continue reading

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PULP HEROES: SILVER JOHN – DEVLINS AND THE STARS DOWN THERE

I’m continuing my look at Manly Wade Wellman’s pulp hero Silver John, the roaming singer and guitarist who fights supernatural forces in the Appalachian Mountains of long ago, sort of like a countrified Orpheus meets Kolchak. He’s called Silver John because of the silver strings on his guitar and the silver coins he carries in his pockets. For more details click here: https://glitternight.com/pulp-heroes/ 

OLD DEVLINS WAS A-WAITING – Silver John becomes a participant in an experiment combining witchcraft, telepathy and time travel. The object is to allow a contemporary person to Continue reading

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