My Auburn Tigers to Face Wisconsin in the Outback Bowl

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I just found out that my beloved Auburn Tigers will face the Wisconsin Badgers in the Outback Bowl on Jan 1, 2015. I think it should be a really good game, especially considering both teams can really run the football well. Auburn is 8-4 overall, while Wisconsin is 10-3.

Although it hasn’t been the kind of year I’d hoped for Auburn to have, a win against a solid Wisconsin team in the Outback Bowl would sure make the season end on an upbeat note.

Till then….War Eagle!

Status Update: I’m STOKED!

The San Francisco Giants are 2014 World Series Champs!

2010, 2012, and now 2014 World Series Champs!
2010, 2012, and now 2014 World Series Champs!

And what a game 7 it was!  The final score ended up being 3-2…very fittingly a close one for what’s been a close, back-and-forth series.

Why I’m a SF Giants Fan

I became a passive Giants fan when I moved to the SF Bay Area in 2007.  After finally going to a game at AT & T Park, I began to really like the Giants.  Then, after watching the Giants clinch the 2010 World Series victory on a huge big screen in front of SF City Hall with ~ 10,000 other people, I became hooked on the Giants…an official fan.  (for the record, I sat much closer to the big screen than the pic below)

SF City Hall watching the Giants with 10,000 others.
SF City Hall watching the Giants with 10,000 others.

Then the Giants won the World Series (against Detroit) again in 2012, further solidifying my luv.

But this year’s win was something extra special for me.  For some reason, I really got into baseball this year more than I ever have.  While living in the Bay, I watched almost every Giants game, either on TV or in person.  Doing that, you can’t help but get attached to the team and the outcome.

Likewise, earlier this year I got to go watch pre-game batting practice live, right on the field!  That’s something not many people ever get to do, so I was stoked!  Meeting Hunter Pence was also a cool experience that day.  What a nice (and tall) dude that Hunter is.

So anyway…after being so invested in Giants baseball this year, it was so very cool to see them come out on top.  Especially considering they ended up barely making the playoffs as a wildcard team.

Yeah….I’m kinda stoked :)

World Series Game 7 Tonight…Baseball Doesn’t Get More Exciting than THIS!

Even if you never watch baseball, tonight’s a night you might wanna tune in.

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180 or so games throughout the year have come down to just this one.  The best-of-7 World Series between the SF Giants and KC Royals is tied at 3 games apiece…making tonight winner take all!

Of course I’m hoping the Giants come out on top.  Nothing against KC, in fact since Bo Jackson played there, they’re ok in my book, but my favorite baseball team is hands down los Gigantes de SF.

I’m also hoping Auburn Alumn Tim Hudson has a good outing tonight…he deserves it.  But I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see Giants’ ace Madison Bumgarner (aka Mad Bum, aka Snot Rocket) come into the game early, even though he’s only had 3 days rest.  He’s simply been unstoppable this year.

If you’ve got nothing else going on, tune in and check it out and…

Let’s go Giants, LET’s GO!

Last night was a good sports night!

Last night I was experiencing some serious sports overload…if there was such a thing.

Auburn started at 6:30 pm and the SF Giants started at 7:00 pm.  I ended up recording them and going back and forth, as to not miss any action on either side.

Although South Carolina and Auburn were tied much of the game, in the end Auburn prevailed! 42 -35.

And despite trailing the Kansas City Royals 4 – 1, the Giants came back to win 11 – 4!  (the best-of-7 series is now tied 2 – 2)

So with both my teams winning tough games…it was a good sports evening :)