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Do you know what today is? October 19, 2012. When some networks say 10/19 they don’t mean 10/19. Abed say’s it best, “…where to put 10/19?”
“It’s a feeling within us all” – Abed”
Today was supposed to be the greatest day ever. Not anymore, NBC decided against showing Community today, further postponing it. No love for one of the best shows since Arrested Development. When it comes back, I’ll be waiting. Until then I’ll re-watch the DVD’s.
I have a
tiring long weekend in store. It should be fun and I’m pretty stoked.
I shall take my talents to Berkeley to watch Stanford and Cal for The 115th Big Game. It’s weird to watch a rivalry game so early in the season. With the creation of the Pac-12 Network and scheduling issues, this game got the short end of the stick. Not only is the game early in the season, it’s also start early – Noon. I always felt that rivalry games should be played at night. The issues with TV contracts led this game to start at Noon.
Oakland will be the place to be for about ten hours. The Jags and the Raiders will do battle. This game is winnable for the Raiders, along with the next two. If they handle business, they can be at 4-4 at the midway point. That is asking for a lot, so I have my hopes on very low.
Congratulations to the Cardinals for being one win away from the World Series! The Giants lose this series because they left about twenty men on base in Game 3.
The past two nights have been nothing but throwback music at the second job.
Here’s something for your ears…and eyes.
Here are a few things you guys and gals can do this weekend, courtesy of me.
What to watch: Argo
Ben Affleck continues to amaze me when he is behind to camera. Hopefully that streak resumes when I check this out on Sunday. The cast looks stellar as well.
Where to eat/drink: Red Rabbit
I’ve only been here twice and the drinks were awesome. Sacramento folks, I recommend ordering the West Indies Sour. For eats I recommend, via Seeking Style, the Rabbit Ravioli. The dish was small, but it was still delicious according to her.
Junk food of the day:
You can’t hate on the classics.
This weekend, I will be involved with one of these three things. Heck, all three might happen in one day.
I hope the Raiders shock the world against the Falcons on Sunday. If they get the victory, then it will be a successful weekend. If not? Well, then….I probably will not post anything on Monday.
Thank you Reds for allowing the Giants to advance to the League Championship Series, NOT!!!
Kudos to the Tigers for handling business against the A’s. I know I have been hating on the A’s but I do know that they have a good squad. They will be tough to handle next year.
Song of the week:
I looked it up, this song was released ten years ago. Still good though.
Story of my life, Grindin’
Happy Friday my peoples!
I’m going to take a break from my scheduled Wednesday writing. With the recent announcement of the NFL Refs coming back sooner than later, I found this parody.
This is the same guy who gave us the love song of Jeremy Lin.
The NBA is almost back… Lakers/Heat, NBA Finals 2013.
Lakers in 7.
Happy Day of Humps!
The third preseason game for the Oakland Raiders and the first-team offense was a success, somewhat. Carson Palmer and company have been able to drive down the field this preseason, but unable to punch it in the end zone. All that matters is the victory at the end, which the Raiders got by defeating the Detroit Lions 31-20.
The Raiders drove down to the Lions 12-yard line on the first drive of the game and could not get into the end zone. To cap it off, Sebastian Janikowski missed a 30-yard field goal wide left.
The Lions countered with a 12-play, 57-yard drive led by Matthew Stafford and it was finished by Jason Hanson. Hanson nailed a 41-yard field goal, which gave the Lions a 3-0 lead with 1:51 left in the first quarter.
Once Detroit took the lead, both teams traded punts. It was on the third series that the Raiders finally punched it in. It was a 12-play, 86-yard drive finished by Darren McFadden with a 1-yard touchdown run. Prior to the touchdown, Lions DT Corey Williams forced McFadden to fumble. The Raiders challenged that McFadden had already broke the plane and the call was reversed. That gave the Raiders a 7-3 lead with 6:39 left in the half.
Lions QB Shaun Hill entered the game midway through the second quarter as Matthew Stafford suffered an injury to his non-throwing hand.
“It was just scary to look down and see your hand swelling up by the second,” Stafford said. “That kind of freaked me out. The skin kind of just grew by the second. I didn’t know what was going on.” Team trainers wrapped Stafford’s hand in heavy bandages and a brace on the sideline and X-rays were negative.
After back to back field goals by the Lions, the Oakland Raiders ended the half with a 56-yard field goal by Eddy Carmona and a 10-6 lead.
The second half was the Terrelle Pryor show.
The Lions opened the second half with 7 yard touchdown pass from Hill to Brandon Pettigrew. Pryor replaced Palmer (17/26, 181 yards) to start the Raiders third quarter. He scrambled for 59 yards and later shook off a sack for a 17-yard touchdown run in his first series in a quick third quarter, which gave the Raiders a 17-13 lead.
The Big Ten product had some chemistry with rookie wideout Juron Criner. The two connected for on two touchdown passes. One was a 39-yard TD pass that Criner had to twist back to haul in the underthrown ball over a defender. The second score was a 76-yard pass in which Pryor threw across his body to Criner running a post pattern across the middle of the field.
Pryor ended the day rushing for 90 yards and a score. He also threw for 137 yards, on five attempts and two scores.
The victory was the first for Raiders Head Coach Dennis Allen – “Any time you get a chance to get a win, you do nothing but grow from that. We talk about creating habits and you’re either creating good habits or bad habits and today we created a good habit. It’s a good habit to get into winning. I talked to guys before about that’s why we play the game and that are what we went out there and tried to do today.”
The Raiders finish the 2012 Preseason next Thursday at Seattle.
Not writing a whole lot today. I’m just going to say that Rock The Bells is this weekend and I’m not attending. I will be in Oakland to watch the Raiders play the Lions during the same time a music is taking place. So today, nothing but music videos from some of the artists that will be performing.
Rock The Bells will be a Music Festival of the Old School and the New School colliding. This collision course should lead to a nice crowd this weekend in Mountain View. Ok, I’m done. Enjoy the some of the videos.
Bone Thugs – N – Harmony
DJ Quik (My favorite)
Naughty By Nature
Nice mixture of the performers. I left out some good ones, that’s how stacked the festival will be. Click Rock The Bells for more information.
Enjoy the weekend!