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SUNDAY NIGHT TV RECAP – Nov 1, 2015 (Sunday Night Football, The Walking Dead, WS Game 5)

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Sunday Night. November 1st. It was a busy night for television. Let’s take a quick recap of everything.

First, it was Sunday Night Football. A matchup of the unbeatens. But not just two unbeaten teams, two undefeated teams with MVP quarterbacks. Rodgers vs Manning. The Packers offense vs the Broncos defense. Gonna be a good game.

Well, not so much.

The Broncos lead 7-0 after one, and held the Packers scoreless in the first quarter for the first time this season. The got their second TD less than a minute into the second, and eventually led 17-0 half way through the quarter.

But while this game was going on, there was another TV appointment I had. Nine o’clock, AMC. The Walking Dead. It’s gonna be a 90 minute episode.

And it was, and it was all about Morgan. We knew this from the preview last week. It wasn’t everyone’s type of episode. And I don’t think it neeeded to be 90 minutes, considering it was purely story driven and didn’t have any intense action sequences like the previous  two episodes.

On the commercials, I would got back to SNF, to see how bad the Packers were playing.

Still bad.

Back to TWD.

Now I didn’t hate this episode, but it obviously was a different style of episode. I guess it was nice to see where Morgan became a bostaff expert, and I did like the Eastman character, but I think a 60 minute episode would have sufficed.

Now with the show over, its back to SNF.

Oh, look, Aaron Rodgers fumbled and the Broncos got a safety.

Packers are still bad.

I was expecting more from Aaron. A lot more than 77 yards. (I guess when you have Drew Brees throwing over 500 yards, it has to even out somewhere else).

I wanted to see how this Broncos D could handle Rodgers. If they could, I would take them more seriously as a whole team. The Sunday Night matchup against the Patriots at the end of the month could feature another matchup of unbeaten teams.

But since this game was getting boring, it was time to turn on Game 5 of the World Series.

Mets are winning. like the have been most of the games. 2-0. Harvey wants to come out for the 9th, and he does.

Walk to Cain. Stolen base by Cain. Double by Hosmer. 2-1 Mets. Harvey’s done, in comes Familia.

Moustakas moves Hosmer to third. 1 out.

And now for the big play.

A grounder to third, Wright looks the runner back, fires to first for the out but Hosmer took off towards home. Duda’s throw was a dud, towards first base side and wild. Tie Game.

Blown save 3 in the WS by Familia. A new record.

Now after a few more extra innings, pinch hitter Colon takes his first AB of the World Series, with the winning run 90 feet away. He gets the single, and in the process, opens up the flood gates. When the inning was over, the Royals scored 5 more to lead 7-2 and all but seal up the victory.

Congrats KC. Nice comeback after being so close last year.

Beat the Mets, Beat the Mets, step right up and defeat the Mets!


Giancarlo Stanton Talks Reach $320 Million

Giancarlo Stanton is quite the player.

Dude just hits bombs at will. He’s only 25 and has got years ahead of him to continue doing the same. The Marlins want to keep him. He’s the only guy I can name off the top of my head on the Marlins. Hell, I bet he’s the only guy Marlins fans (all 10 of them) can name off the top of their collective heads too.

That’s why talks for keeping him have reached the (que loud voice over voice) THE $320 MILLION DOLLAR RANGE (echo).

S’lotta money.

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Clayton Manning – Kershaw Comes Up Short Again in Postseason

There’s really no other way to say it. Clayton Kershaw can’t do diddly poo in the playoffs. Guy is practically un-hittable in the regular season, but when it’s October and the season is on the line, he can’t get it done.

Something with the 7th innings are his kryptonite this year.Last night it was the 3 run homer he gave up to Matt Adams that gave the Cards a 1 run lead.

In the first game, he was charged for 8 runs in the 7th as the Cardinals went on to win another 1 run game.

Kershaw is now 1-4 in the post season with 4 straight losses.

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Big Day for Sox Fans, Castillo To Make MLB Debut Tonight


Well here it is. They day Red Sox fans have been waiting for (you know, since this season was in the toilet pretty early on). Rusney Castillo will make his MLB debut tonight after basically playing in all the minor league playoffs. Continue reading “Big Day for Sox Fans, Castillo To Make MLB Debut Tonight”