Saturday, September 14, 2019

Friday Night Lights: Stratford Red Devils

Sally and I went to our first high school football game as high school parents last night.  That was so much fun.  Our daughter Emma plays in the band.  Her night was actually ludicrously complicated, but for Sally and me, well, we just sat there and watched the game.

End zone shot at the start of the second quarter.  Stratford got a pick in the end zone right after this, drove down and scored.  That made it 14-20.
The Red Devils were at home against Notre Dame Catholic.  Notre Dame ran a run-heavy read-option set against a decidedly undersized Stratord defense.  Alas, the Red Devils really only have a handful of talented players.  They had trouble stopped Notre Dame's power running up the middle, let alone containing the misdirection plays outside.  However, they made some plays on offense through sheer team speed at the skill positions.  Basically, they tried to run some kind of sweep run on almost every offensive snap, hoping to get one of their speed guys in space on the outside while mixing in the occasional play-action pass.

This worked well enough that Stratford was down just three at halftime.  Alas, the size disparity along the lines started to show in the second half, and they wound up dropped the game 41-25.

More pictures are after the jump.

Friday, September 6, 2019

CFB Games of the Week: Week 2

Y’know, I was only partially right about Tennessee last week.  I was right that they would start ugly.  I was wrong, though, about exactly how ugly they’d start.  
They’ve had a bunch of kids enter the transfer portal this week, so it looks like the wheels may be coming off down in Knoxville.  Yikes!
Don't you just love college football?

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Pics from Rice at Army

I took 109 pictures at Army's first home game.  Three-quarters of them were total garbage, even for me, but I liked a few.  A few of my favorites are below.

Tailgating with friends.

I edited these rather indulgently, so have some patience, okay?  I mean, I didn't have to crop everything 16 x 9, but I wanted to, so that's what I did.  

Be thankful they're not all sepia-toned.

Friday, August 30, 2019

CFB Games of the Week: Week 1

Before we get started, did you see Tulane last night?  Wow!  The Green Wave look legit my friends.  Been sayin’ it all offseason, but actually seeing it was something else.

My games of the week are below.  Times and channels via 506Sports.Com.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

CFB Games of the Week: Scoring Week 0

I went 2/3 in Week 0.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Friday, August 23, 2019

CFB Games of the Week: Week 0

If you missed it, As For Football launched a new podcast this morning called College Football Roundtable.  We’re using a gameshow-style format for a 30-minute discussion of the happenings in college football beyond the Army Team, and although I’m no unbiased observer, I was super-pleased with the way the new show came out. 


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Short Swimming Story

A friend asked me recently why colleges have such a hard time recruiting kickers & what’s so hard about kicking.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Digital Camera Experiments, Ver. 3.0

This photography thing has become a legit project.  I need to take a class, though, to get better at the craft.  Any pro's looking at these are undoubtedly shaking their heads in frustration.

What can you do?

This first set come from our trip to Mt. Snow last month.  These are the last from this particular trip.

At the summit, coming off the North Face.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Giant-Watch: Preseason Game #1

I don't know how good the Jets' defense is, but Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones looked about a million times better than I thought he would look in his preseason debut.  The Giants' O-Line looked better, too, even when the Jets brought extra pressure.