RIVER STATES CONFERENCE
GRENADIERS ROLLING – The West’s 1 seed – the INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTHEAST GRENADIERS – took on the East’s 4th seeded UNIVERSITY OF RIO GRANDE (OH) RED STORM.
At Halftime the score was knotted up at 47-47 but after the break the Grenadiers pulled away from the Red Storm and won the game by a final score of 93-79. Jamie Johnson tossed in 25 points to lead Indiana University Southeast.
THREE OVER TWO UPSET – In this game the East’s 3rd seeded OHIO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY TRAILBLAZERS did battle with the West’s 2 seed – the CINCINNATI CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY EAGLES.
The Trailblazers trailed the Eagles at the break by a count of 48-47 but in the 2nd Half Ohio Christian’s wealth of postseason experience told the tale as they came from behind for a Century Club-level 104-91 triumph. The Trailblazers were led by Marquis Jackson’s THIRTY-TWO points and 6 rebounds. Continue reading
The world of 1980.
JUST IMAGINE was one of those true oddities that make bad movie culture so much fun.
This uproariously campy sci-fi relic started with a comparison of life in America in 1880 and 1930, the year the movie was released.
From there it provided a speculative tale about life 50 more years in the “future” of 1980. The lame special effects, failed predictions about the future, typically stiff acting for a 1930 effort and – worst of all – a few unbearable SONGS make this a true Bad Movie Classic deserving of a Plan 9– sized cult following. Continue reading
This entry for Balladeer’s Blog’s Christmas Carol-A-Thon 2016 is a true oddity. It’s not so much a “love it or hate it” version of the Dickens classic so much as it’s a “like it or ridicule it” version, due entirely to the forced religious slant.
The Gospel According to Scrooge is a musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol – one which continues to be performed to this very day at various Christian venues around the country. This very first performance was televised in December of 1983 on the Trinity (as in Holy Trinity) Broadcasting Network.
I have a hard time forcing myself to be as rough on Christianity as I used to be, given the atrocities committed by Muslim fanatics on a daily basis and the way in which the world grovels for those same Muslims, all the while that same world pretends to be “daring” and “iconoclastic” by relentlessly bashing Christians and Jews. Uh. Yeah. Gutless hypocrites.
At any rate since I’m a non-believer in all the world’s religions I laugh my ass off whenever I watch The Gospel According to Scrooge, but committed Christians will probably like this Carol for all the same reasons that someone like me laughs at it. Continue reading
I’m a non-believer when it comes to religion, but we all know that there is one particular religion – Islam – that remains the untamed beast among the world’s belief systems at this particular point in time. Here are just a few of the latest atrocities perpetrated by Muslim fanatics as Muslim Violence Awareness Year continues.
Period Covered: October 3rd – November 26th
October 15th: Godogodo, Nigeria – Muslim fascist terrorists attacked, killing FORTY-EIGHT innocent people, injuring THREE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX more and burning their homes, all because they were non-Muslims.
October 24th: Quetta, Pakistan – Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, the local affiliate in the Global Muslim Fascist Murder Machine, used a suicide attack to kill SIXTY-ONE innocent people and injure ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE more.
October 12th: Kaga Bandoro, Central African Republic – Islamofascists hacked THIRTY innocent non-Muslims to death, injuring FIFTY-SEVEN more in the process.
October 6th: Tazalit, Niger – Muslim fanatics attacked an aid camp, killing TWENTY-TWO innocent people and injuring FIVE more.
October 16th: Ghashghar, Nigeria – Boko Haram, the local franchise of the Global Muslim Fascist Murder Machine, killed TWENTY innocent people and injured TWENTY-TWO more in a surprise attack. Continue reading
The Redskins and the Bengals have a game on Sunday. What makes the game especially interesting is the fact that it will be situated in London; and that matters because Redskins players Jordan Reed and Josh Norman are dealing with a few health complications at the moment, complications that could affect the NFL odds for the Sunday game.
Reed and Norman’s situations fall under the auspices of the NFL concussion Protocol. Both players have to see a Neurologist who will determine whether they can play the Wembley stadium game on Sunday before they take their flight on Thursday. Continue reading
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DAVENPORT CONQUERS THE WORLD – As usual an NAIA team toppled a team from a higher division in yesterday’s action. The NAIA’s DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY PANTHERS squared off against the visiting QUINCY UNIVERSITY HAWKS from NCAA Division TWO. This was a true game for the ages, with the Panthers squeezing out a 14-10 upset.
THAT WAS NUMBER FIIIIIIVE! – The unranked WEST TEXAS A&M BUFFALOES welcomed the number 5 team in the nation – the MIDWESTERN STATE MUSTANGS. For 4 bruising Quarters these two teams went blow for blow but there could only be one winner. That winner turned out to be the Buffaloes, who dragged down the Mustangs by a score of 35-27. Continue reading
The Minnesota Vikings are the only unbeaten team in the NFL, and it is the sort of unexpected surprise that keeps the NFL interesting. No matter how you choose to interpret the NFL odds no one thought it would all come down to the Vikings.
The Vikings had nothing going right for them for the longest time; their 2012 MVP was away for several weeks while the starting quarterback was absent for the whole season.
And taking into account the fact that they had to put Matt Kalil on injured reserve, you cannot help but commend the Vikings for maintaining a certain level of resilience throughout all the turmoil.
Quarterback Sam Bradford said as much. The Vikings have had to overcome a number of obstacles and adversities during the first half of 2016, and still, the players answered the call when it came.
The NFL season is already at a third of the way through, and the Vikings have essentially taken the lead. Everyone thought the Super Bowl champions would eventually stand unopposed, but the Broncos took their first loss on Sunday. Continue reading