The Saint Ambrose University Fighting Bees (logo at left) are the 1 seed in the Midwest Collegiate Conference and they are just one of the many teams that will be in action this afternoon and evening as Balladeer’s Blog’s February Frenzy of college basketball tournaments continues.
First, to recap last night’s action, here are the scores from conference tournaments in the NAIA and Continue reading
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KOTOHIRA – The god of the Inland Sea, the location of which is indicated on the map to your right. (the rough translation of the words above the arrow would be “Here’s the Inland Sea … assholes”. ) This deity guarded over the entire Inland Sea and commanded Continue reading
February Frenzy continues here at Balladeer’s Blog as additional conference tournaments tip off tonight. Among the leagues starting post-season play this evening will be the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference featuring the Southwestern College Moundbuilders, the Tabor Blue Jays, the Bethany Swedes and the 2nd seeded University of Saint Mary Spires (logo at right). In the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) the 1st round of the Mideast Region Tournament tips off, with teams like the Johnson University Preachers and the Crown College Royal Crusaders seeing action.
To recap last night’s action, the biggest upsets involved a couple of 7 seeds over 2 seeds as the Lourdes Gray Wolves toppled the defending champs of NAIA-2 basketball, the Cornerstone University Golden Eagles and the Continue reading
Conspiracy kooks who believe that we never landed on the moon and that the 9-11 attacks were staged by the U.S. government also believe the world will end this coming December 21st. Balladeer’s Blog has been examining some of the previous end of the world scares that suckered in large numbers of people.
Feb 2nd, 1962 – For the first time in 400 years seven planets were to line up on this date. Astrologers in India believed that this would result in the destruction of the Earth. Millions gathered in Continue reading
Balladeer’s Blog’s February Frenzy continues tonight! Not only do more conferences tip off their tournaments but regional tournaments for the NorCal and SoCal divisions in the CCCAA also start tonight.
The NAIA’s California Maritime Academy Keelhaulers (logo at left) are the 1 seed in the California Pacific Conference tournament which will begin at 10:30pm ET. The Keelhaulers (love that name) went 19-9 in the regular season and if they get upset the 4th- seeded Menlo Oaks are my darkhorse pick to take the CPC title.
First, to recap yesterday’s scores, Continue reading
Balladeer’s Blog welcomes my sister Rosemary as a guest commentator to share her enthusiasm for the upcoming Iditarod Race. She is a terrific Good Will Ambassador for the event and has gotten me and several other people into following the event each year.
Balladeer’s Blog will once again offer updates on the race as it progresses, complete with each competitor’s Official Balladeer’s Blog Nickname. For instance in the photo at right is four-time Iditarod Champion Lance Mackey, known to my readers as “The Mad Musher”. Now over to Rosemary, after this reminder that the 2012 race will begin on March 4th.
Rosemary: Did you ever wonder what it Continue reading
Tonight at 7pm ET additional tournaments tip off in the conferences of college basketball covered by Balladeer’s Blog. The Virginia Intermont College Cobras (logo at left) are the 5 seed in the Appalachian Athletic Conference and they will take on the 4 seeds, the Bryan Lions, tonight.
And the AAC is not the only conference getting February Frenzy rolling in earnest this evening. The America Mideast Conference will join the Sun Conference and the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference in tournament action tonight. Some of Balladeer’s Blog’s favorite teams, like the Trinity Christian Trolls, the Calumet College Crimson Wave, the Ave Maria University Gyrenes and the Southeastern University Fire, will all Continue reading
America’s first Amish president. I’m kidding!
23. BENJAMIN HARRISON – Motto: “What this country needs right now is a man whose grandfather was president barely a month before dying.” *** Nickname: Baby McKee’s Grandfather *** Pro: Was the president who first had the White House wired for electricity. Con: His administration was slightly overshadowed by the press’ obsession with his terminally “cutesy” grandson, Baby McKee.
24. GROVER CLEVELAND, TERM 2 – Motto: “He’s back … deadlier and more powerful than ever before!” *** Nickname: King of the Wild Frontier *** Pro: Continue reading
BLUE RAIDERS OVER GEORGETOWN – The NAIA’s 16th- ranked LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE BLUE RAIDERS survived a clash of ranked titans yesterday. The Blue Raiders upset the number 10 GEORGETOWN (KY) TIGERS on the Tigers’ own turf. The final score in this memorable matchup was 71-69.
NUMBER 1 TAKES A FALL – On senior night for the CORBAN WARRIORS, the team made history by upsetting NAIA-2’s top- ranked OREGON TECH HUSTLIN’ OWLS in a 90-79 shocker. This was the Continue reading
Fun Fact: Barbara Bush patterned her “look” after Millard Fillmore
In honor of the President’s Day Holiday weekend Independent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog will present some of my quick takes on each of the 44 men who have stayed one step ahead of the law while occupying the office.
1. GEORGE WASHINGTON – Motto – “Screw taking a salary, just bill ’em outrageously for your expenses!” *** Nickname: The First Lady of Broadway *** Pro: Established the precedent of stepping down after 2 terms max. Con: Owned other human beings.
2. JOHN ADAMS – Motto – ” A day without alienating someone is like a day without sunshine.” *** Nickname: Boom-Boom *** Pro: Was almost fanatically honest. Con: Alienated nearly everyone except his wife Abigail.
3. THOMAS JEFFERSON – Motto: ” What’s with that painting where I look like Bea Arthur?” *** Nickname: The Pompous Hypocrite *** Pro: Continue reading