Saturday, October 06, 2007

Sports Fan?

Well, maybe I will have to take back my earlier comment about not being a sports fan for at least one weekend. As I write this, I am watching the Red River Shootout on TV. This is the football game between the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners, played at the Cotton Bowl on the grounds of the State Fair of Texas in Dallas (any real Texan knows it is NOT the Texas State Fair). I am always torn in my loyalties in this game, as these are my two favorite college teams. I still am amazed that the CU Buffaloes beat OU last weekend in Boulder. In any case, the Cotton Bowl is the perfect place for the Texas/OU game, as it is almost exactly halfway between Austin and Norman.

Then tonight at Coors Field, the Colorado Rockies have the chance to sweep the Phillies to get to their first National League Championship Series, after winning the first two games in Philadelphia. They have to be the hottest team in baseball right now, and the late season run to the playoffs has to be some kind of record. Although it is a clear, beautiful day today, by game time it is expected that a cold front with rain will move through the Denver area, possibly impacting the game. I imagine it will have to get pretty bad to postpone this one.

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