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Archive for August, 2010

Outlaws Handcuffed by Berger

Posted by The Minkster on August 21, 2010

Our Denver Outlaws had a another good season and went into Annapolis this weekend as the #2 seed against a Long Island squad they swept during the regular season.  The two teams appeared evenly matched during the first half of the MLL semi-final game and went into the half tied 10-10.  I’m not sure if the Lizards had some secret woop-ass potion infused into their SoBe’s at half-time or if the Outlaws had a Kardashian in the stands wearing barbwire, but Long Island came out of the locker room with a nasty attitude and determination to win. 

From about five minutes into the second half until the end of the game the Lizards attacked and had the Denver defense running around like a bunch of little girls chasing Justin Bieber.  By the time the fourth quarter rolled around the offense had the synchronization of a pee wee hockey team and was forcing bad shots in an attempt to close the 4 point gap.  With the fire power the Outlaws had this season the second half was a big disappointment, and Denver couldn’t keep a guy in the face of the Lizard’s Stephen Berger who fired five goals into net and recorded an assist subsequently earning him the game MVP award.

Denver fans are certainly spoiled when it comes to the post season as we expect the Outlaws to be there very year, but can we watch the team hoist that trophy up just once?  I’m still a big fan of the orange and black, but will have to wait until January for some redemption when the Mammoth start up another season at the Can.

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Anybody Out There?

Posted by The Minkster on August 12, 2010

Not sure if anyone is out there still listening, but thought I would try to get back into blogging as we start to gear up for the most wonderful time of the year.  You know, early fall when we have pennant races, college football, tailgating, the end of NFL pre-season and my birthday!  Hope everyone has their draft board together for fantasy football and Favre isn’t in your top 20.  Our draft is the end of August, so we won’t know if Brett will be wearing the purple or not by that time.  Glad QB controversy is focused on the land with 12,000 lakes instead of 12,000 footers this year.

Don’t have any rant to share with you today, but have some catching up to do.  Let’s just tick them off real quick as a lead into the weekend.

  • I don’t have a problem with the Rockies not making a move before the trade deadline.  No need to trade some of our rising stars for a guy that may or may not be able to help the team make the playoffs.  Pitching injuries have hurt, plus various injuries to key hitters (see Tulo, Todd and G-Man) have made it difficult to get a run going.  If we can get guys healthy and key pitchers back in the groove (Rosy, Streeter and Jeffy) the Rox can make another late season run.
  • If McKid has any sense he’ll keep Tebow on the sidelines most of this season so he can watch and learn.  Orton should shine this season in his second year in the system, so I have high expectations for the Broncos – even with Elvis not in the building.
  • How ’bout those Outlaws!  Finishing second and making it to the playoffs in Annapolis next weekend.  Those guys have had a great season and hope you had a chance to watch them.  Let’s bring a trophy home boys!
  • What is it with the Rapids at home?!?  We should be kicking butt and taking names in a sport where you have to run up and down a football field for 90 minutes at altitude!  Anyway, with Casey coming back maybe the good guys can make a nice run right into the playoffs.
  • People are totally disregarding the Buffs in Big 12 football.  I’m okay with that as long as the black and gold are playing for the North championship come Black Friday.  Anything less and the lovable Hawk needs to take a hike.  I like the team he has finally put together – a couple of top corners, 2 experienced QB’s, young but fast backfield led by Speedy and a bunch of good receivers.  This team better score some points and win games.  CSU will go down without a fight on Labor Day weekend…shoulder to shoulder we will fight, fight, fight, fight, fight!

That’s all I got for today and to quote Rome, I’m out!

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