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College Football 2013: Navy yanks down Air Force

But first: The Atlanta Braves squeezed by with a win against the LA Dodgers last night in Game 2 of the National League Division Series.

And now back to your regularly scheduled blog post:

The Air Force Falcons paid a visit to Annapolis, MD today to encircle the Navy Midshipmen.  Broadcast on CBS and with commentary by Spero Dedes and Steve Beuerlein, the Falcons were took to offense first and took the lead seven minutes into the quarter with a field goal.  Air Force 3 and Navy 0.  The Midshipmen didn’t really start to put a good show on until the latter half of the second quarter as quarterback Keenan Reynolds rushed three yards for a touchdown.  Navy 7 and Air Force 3.  The Falcons replied with a TD too, courtesy of running back Anthony Lacoste.  Air Force 10 and Navy 7.

Navy regained the lead three minutes into the third quarter with another TD (thanks to Demond Brown).  Navy 14 and Air Force 10.  Neither team’s offense had particularly strong momentum through the rest of the third.  The Midshipmen found their energy in the middle of the fourth quarter with another Keenan Reynolds TD.  Navy 21 and Air Force 10.  The Midshipmen continued their performance by recovering a fumbled Falcons ball after it more or less flopped out of a receiver’s elbow crook.  Not long after, the defense put the ball back in their offense’s hands with an interception.  Keenan Reynolds soon clinched the win for his fellow Midshipmen with yet another TD.  Navy 28 and Air Force 10.  Final score.

Observations & Miscellania:

1.  The Midshipmen mascot reminds of a bear claw for some reason.  The horns maybe?

2.  The actual goat reminds me of ramen.

3.  The commentators noted in the fourth quarter that these service academy games are special because the players will one day protect the interests of the American people (government).

4.  Every time the commentators say, “DJ Sargenti,” I think they’re going to say, “DJ Sargento.”

Get game summary, stats, and play-by-play here.

SEC Championship 2012: Crimson Tide wets the Bulldogs

Oh, snap peas.  Alabama Crimson Tide just turned UGA’s Bulldogs’ dream into a fantasy, claiming the SEC Championship title with a 32 to 28 victory.  I didn’t watch the game, but I checked the score several times in the fourth quarter on SI.com.

For game summary, stats, and play-by-play, click here.

UPDATE: Sigh, Florida State Seminoles cool-whipped the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets for the ACC Championship title.  21 to 15 final score.  Again, I checked scores several times in the fourth quarter.  Get game summary, stats, and play-by-play here.

Overheard at Taco Mac

Table 1 consisted of Florida Gators fans, two guys and one girl.  Guy 1 faced me.  He had hot wings.  Guy 2’s back faced me.  He had a taco.  I’m not sure what the girl ate other than the new loaded sweet potato fries.

Guy 1 reminded me of Tom Hardy and Sam Worthington.  Imagine Hardy’s features on Worthington’s face.

They clapped whenever the Gators got another ten yards and applauded every flag on South Carolina. I wouldn’t have been surprised if they ended up cheering every time a Cardinal got an aesthetically unflattering televised close-up.

Guy 1 said at one point, “You ain’t Tebow.”
Guy 2 barked, “Oh come on!” after the Gators quarterback got sacked either at the bottom of the third quarter or the top of the fourth.  (Their beloved reptiles eventually lost to the birdies by just five points.)

The occupants of table 2 were at Taco Mac for the UGA-Auburn game and talked about the state of Penn.  As of the bottom of the second quarter, the Tigers have a lot of catching up to do in the second half.

Artist Verse 1: On How to be Lovely

Detour: Even if the NFL and its 2000 parts cannot come to an agreement about how to proceed this fall, at least there’s college football.  Hopefully by the start of either season, I’ll have ESPN and have something to look forward to every Saturday.

Retour: Audrey Hepburn would have been eighty-two years old today.  Here is my tribute.

Always, until the charade,
a funny hour sizzles
at the road,
the children’s mansions
Green in one afternoon

When the secret lady laughed,
a million young thieves all wait,
Wives’ wild war for breakfast,
mob the tale
baby the lavender face

It, peace in Monte Carlo,
the people love a dark Paris
My Roman bloodline,
the nun’s holiday, unforgiven story

Two, a Robin hill Paradise,
Among laughter and oat
how to Tiffany’s
Sabrina and Marian,
they steal.

— yiqi 4 may 2011 5:02 pm


Watch Audrey Hepburn in action here.