to play football, not to play trumpet
USA went up a spot since last month to #28...I guess some progress is better than no progress, even if it's minimal. But, since the Euro is coming up in a few days, who do you guys have winning it? Any matchups you are looking forward to? This is a pretty slow day, so I figured some of the soccer fans out there would like to share what country they are going for.
For once I won't have to sit at the edge of my seat and pull my hair during a soccer game, since US won't be playing. But I can kick back, relax and watch some good European soccer.
Is this a big deal or not? Some apparently are reacting like it is; the key participant doesn't seem to think so. Girls' state champinship track meet, one girl helps another to the finish line (both were out of contention at that point -- but the helper had just won the state 1600 championhip a couple hours earlier). As a dad of three budding athletes, I actually found this touching. I think this is how I'd want my kids to respond. I think. Or, is the point, they were both going to be the two last-place runners, so its No Big Deal?
I guess I can also point out, it IS that state down south, apparently they arent ALL raised by Tressel and Pryor.
Tate Forcier already beat out two other rookies for the 3rd string QB on the Hamilton Ticats team. Now he will have to compete with former CMU standout QB Dan LeFevour:
With Henry Burris firmly entrenched as the starter and Quinton Porter the No. 2 man, LeFevour will battle with Tate Forcier — the only QB holdover from the initial crop of three rookies — for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart. The Ticats are hoping that spot will eventually produce a legitimate CFL starter.
Kudos to Forcier for beating out the two rookies. It should be quite a battle with LeFevour for that last QB position. May the best man win.
Final tune up for WC Qualifying. The US is starting its choice lineup with the possible exception of gomez over jozy (still not in shape for a full 90).
Game is on NBC Sports.
Odd Note: Canada will be in blue and we will be in red.
Fabian Johnson has been injured in warmups, and is replaced by Edgar Castillo in the lineup.
The Michigan High School Athletic Association's Softball State Tournemant started this weekend. The State is divided into 4 divisions based on student enrollment. Then each division has 4 or 5 teams in each district based solely on geography. Every high school team is eligible to participate.
The Divison 1, District 12 teams, consisted of Ann Arbor Pioneer, Ann Arbor Skyline, Ann Arbor Huron, Pinckney, and Dexter. All games were played at AA Pioneer. The bracket draw is random.
In the opening round played earlier this week, Skyline beat Pioneere 10-8. Then AA Huron beat Skyline 7-5 while Pickney beat Dexter 9-6. So the final game seeded AA Huron vs Pickney. Pickney came out on top 9-1.
In other action, my Port Huron High Big Reds lost to L'anse Cruse eliminating them from the tournament.
The Division 1 favorite is Mattawan now that the favorite, Portage Central, lost earlier in the day.
Division 2 favorite Stevensville Lakeshore (St Joseph area) won their district by beating St. Joseph 9-0.
Divsion 3 favorite Clinton (Adrian area) won their district by smoking Adrian Madison.
Divison 4 favorite Petersburg-Summerfield won their distict by handling Ottawa Lake Whiteford 7-0.