Go West Football Fans

c2d6884f65d029472122ffeef79d28f5We have gone to Boise, Idaho to visit with the Boise State Broncos against Fresno State. It’s the blue field with the orange uniforms for the Broncos today.

*First quarter – BSU takes the kick off

*BSU – On 4th and 7 punted the ball away for a touch back

*Fresno State – BSU defense held and forced a 3 and out.

*BSU – James Williams Rose with a major run for 49 yards. Ajayi for the touchdown. 5 plays took when 74 yards. 9:14 in the first and BSU takes the lead 7 – 0

*Fresno State – keeping the series going with small movements with the ball. Just tried an option but BSU pulled them down behind the line. BSU Defense is needing to stand up and hold the line here. BSU held on 4th and 11 the field goal unit is on the field. 34 yard try is good, with 5:22 left BSU – 7 and Fresno State – 3

*BSU – Kick off return out to over the 30 yard line. Offense is running their back sides off eating up major yardage. Goodale on the field for a 34 yard try which is good, extending BSU lead to 10 – 3

*Fresno State – First play of the series – 76 yards and its a tie game. 2:32 still in the first and its a 10 all ball game.

*BSU – Special teams caused a fumble but managed to recover. Sperbeck is a sneaky little bloke who can throw the ball, 29 yard play, First flag of the day – False start on the offense, make that 2 flags for the same issue. On 4th down the Field goal unit is on, 40 yard attempt, with 0:17 left in the first, BSU takes the lead back 13 to 10.

*Fresno State – with the ball to open the second quarter. Chain gang out to check spot, first down by inches. Defense holds to force a punt, a short return.

*BSU – Flag – Personal Foul on the Defense, 15 yard penalty for a late hit. Touchdown, with the extra point BSU takes a 10 point lead 20 to 10.

*Fresno State – Flag on 3rd and 9, Offside on BSU – 5 yard penalty makes it 3rd and 4. with 6:01 left before the half, Fresno is forced to punt.

*BSU – its been a seesaw back and forth 3 and out for both sides. The quarter closed with BSU leading 20 to 10 over Fresno State.

*Third quarter

*Fresno State – Flag, touch Down, 2 plays (1 on the ground and 1 in the air) 14:23 in the 3rd. the lead cut to 3, BSU – 20 and Fresno State – 17.

*BSU – 8 plays for 36 yards but a flag, false start makes it 3rd and 6. Touch Down (Williams – Rhodes) 21 yard throw. 12 plays for 62 yards. It was ugly but they got the needed points. Back to a 10 point BSU lead 27 to 17

*Fresno State – Defense with the first sack of the day, 2/8 on third down conversions, makes the connection for the needed yardage. Almost picked off in the end zone by BSU. BSU defense needs to step and shut Fresno down, they are just finding ways to get the job done. Chain Gang out and Fresno has barely gotten the conversion to keep the drive alive. BSU finally gets the stoppage they needed, Field goal is good, and its back to a 7 point BSU lead.

*BSU – What a MISTAKE by the return team, fumble and the Bulldogs have recovered it. Touchdown and with the extra point, Fresno State has tied the score 27 a piece late in their third quarter.

*BSU will take the ball on the 20 yard line. On second and seven, BSU will open the 4th quarter. On 4th and 7, BSU decided to go for it and they made the right choice, keeping the drive alive. The second time on 4th and 1, Ajayi carried for the first down. Trick play works with Kendrick receiving the throw, with the extra point, BSU back int he lead 34 to 27. (17 plays, 2 4th down conversions)

*Fresno State – 3 and out, BSU with the ball and just at 7:00 left in the game.

*BSU – on a three and out punted the ball, 5:33 and counting. Fresno State trying to get something going. Fresno is sacked and on 4th down will have to punt the ball back. BSU is digging away to get one final score to close the game out, BSU will try for a 24 yard field goal,which  was good and its a 10 point BSU lead. 37 to 27 with less than 2 minutes left. Flag – False start. 1:22 picked off by Donte Deayon  and BSU will take a knee to close out the game.

*Final Score – Fresno State 27 and Boise State 37.




Throwing Curves.

20140822_214419Life of late keeps throw curves and I have dealt with some well and others not so well. It has taken a lot of personal time to get past things and back where I am finally productive.

I was home this year for the close of the 2014 baseball season. It was a better season than last year,  wont discuss the bullpen as we all know that one. Paul Konerko – what do you say about a gentleman of the game. I never realized how emotionally invested I was until his “Thanks to the Fans” video. It was amazing to spend the weekend with my Sisters on-line. I can’t wait to see them and share a few games at The Cell. Hope Nancy has the bail money ready. Now, its life with out baseball, well at least our boys, Jake is still active, along with AJ in the playoffs.

I am venturing in to the Hockey world this season. I don’t know a thing about the game but since I have become an adopted Chicagoan,  its time I learned. I need to do some reading up on the players and what positions and all. It’s a learn curve.

Football Season has been all over the place. With the one loss of Ohio State, everyone seems to think their season is over. It is still early and all, with the loss of Braxton Miller, the amount of fans who started with the negative crap is really doing my head in, and you call yourself FANS. We played Virginia Tech for the first time, seeing a defense and an offense we have never seen and I am chalking it up to a learning curve. We welcomed Maryland to the Big Ten with a loss and here is hoping that next week and we do the same to Rutgers.

The first book is going well and should be ready on time after the Super Bowl next year. I am excited and scared all at the same time. I am not in this for the money, I just want to write and if what I write helps just one person, then I did my job. I have started a new story and all. It’s a challenge and we will see where it goes.

The crocheting and knitting are going well and I am really surprised about some of the things I have learned. The corner 2 corner blanket that looked difficult I have come to discover that it is relativity simple. I cant wait to make a complete blanket. The Maple Leaf was much easier than expected and I will make more. Thanks to the Crochet Crowd and Red Heart yarn, I have a new love of crocheting. It also helps to rest my knitters shoulder. Lots to crochet and knit and never enough time.

I am trying to find the new normal here, life with out baseball but with football and learning about hockey. In all of this I have made sure to have some “Me” time. I use to never do that, but now I realize how important that is. Just for my well being, it helps the creative juices and all. I feel like really writing again and seeing what is out there. I always have writers brain going  and now its time to see what I can create and just be brilliant.

Here’s the question – How do you deal with life when you get tossed curves?



Catch up

Happy Friday from Australia

It is City to Bay Friday and I am taking it easy, will go for a walk later on but pretty much just having a laid back day.

Lots going which I will catch you up on after the race and recovery.

I am sorry I have not been with you as life and personal matters have taken me away from my writing.

I will be back with you in the middle of next week.

hugs and love

My Sorority Sisters

I hang out with the best group of ladies on Face book.

The are a very unique group, bringing something special to share, their own view on life and have taught me a thing or two. We are spread out all over the world but that doesn’t seem to matter to us very much. The common thread we have is our view of the Chicago White Sox. We are all baseball mad for the boys, we all have our baseball husbands and our view and knowledge is better than a lot of guys that I know. We joke that if we hit the lottery we would buy the team.

We share in pure silliness and I love that about “my home girls”……hehe. Through a series of events, we were once part of a group that was no longer giving us what we were looking for. I had started our group a little while ago but it sat dormant for a while, so I dusted it off, well, the rest as they say is history.

23274-I-Love-My-SisterWe have an amazing group and I value each and every one of them and I can’t wait to meet them and share our love of the “Boys of Summer” We are also mad football fans but that is where it changes some. I follow the Cowboys/Dolphins, even though I am originally from Ohio. I do blog the Bears for the girls, but only for them.

We celebrate every thing no matter what the occasion, from birthdays to anniversary’s, to new babies and at times we just celebrate hanging out together. We post pictures so everyone feels a part of the event.

We are there for each other during the tough times. No matter how bad things get I know this wonderful group of Sisters are only a keystroke away. We have all had our meltdowns and that is OK, it is a safe place to go and we have what we call the “Vegas Rule”

I cant say enough about my girls and how much they mean to me, they have giving me so much encouragement and helped me to be a better person. Each and everyone one of them are priceless to me.

“Thank You” for love and mate-ship. I am a stronger, more confident woman because of you.

Look out Chicago, here we come and don’t forget the bail money

Big Ten:Wisconsin and LSU


The final game for me today is a Big Ten game between Wisconsin and LSU. This game is being played in Houston.

DUE TO TIME CONSTRAINTS, this game moves quick for me. It has already taken place but I got it late here in Australia

*First Half

*LSU received the kick off starting on the 15 yard line, On 4th and 5 the punt unit is on. Wisconsin will start on the 24 yard line.

*Wisconsin – TOUCH DOWN – (6 Plays, 75 Yards) with the extra point it is  7 – 0. 9:05 in the first quarter.

*LSU – starting on throw away on  the 27 yard line. 3 and out turns the ball over.

*Wisconsin – QB throws away on 3rd and 6, 51 yard field goal attempt is good. Wisconsin – 10 and LSU is yet to score.

*LSU – 80 TOUCH DOWN run on the 2nd play of the series. Lead has been cut to 10 to 7 still in favor of Wisconsin. 4:47 in the first quarter.

Due to time we have moved to 10:37 in the second quarter. LSU has the ball. FLAG – false start on the offense. Fumble and the Badgers recover. First turn over, Wisconsin starting on the 31 yard line.

*Wisconsin – TOUCH DOWN – 14 yard run ( 5 plays, 31 yards) Wisconsin – 17 and LSU – 7

*LSU – 6:01 in the second – 3 and out, punting unit out. LSU starting on the 41 yard line.

*HALFTIME –  Wisconsin – 17 and LSU – 7

LSU Kicking off and charged with a Delay of game. Wisconsin with the ball. Draw play allows a major field gain down to the 13 for a 63 yard gain. Wisconsin on 4th and 1 get inside the 2 to keep the series alive. TOUCHDOWN (6 plays for 75 yards)

12:24 – Wisconsin  – 24 and LSU – 7.

*LSU – 4th and 2 will punt the ball. Fake punt picks up the needed yardage to keep the drive alive. 44 yard throw makes it 1st and goal. 4th and goal, 25 yard field goal attempt – Delay of game on LSU – re kick, Point after is good, Wisconsin has a 2 touchdown lead 24 to 14.

*Time Jumping again, 6:09 in the third and LSU has the ball again. 2nd and 5. Missed Tackle by the Badgers allows LSU to get the needed yardage to keep the series alive. Field Goal attempt is GOOD *Score LSU – 13 and Wisconsin 24.

*Time Jumping  – Start of the 4th quarter. LSU with the ball at 3rd and 2 make the needed yardage, 27 yard gain on a throw. QB sack for a loss of 11 yards. 3rd and 21 – TOUCH DOWN 12:08, going for a 2 point conversion, its GOOD ( 8 plays covered 59 yards) 12:08 *SCORE – LSU – 21 and Wisconsin – 24

*LSU kicks off and a FLAG on the play.

*Wisconsin – FLAG – Delay of game, LSU pick off the throw at the 11:04 time in the 4th quarter,

*LSU – TOUCH DOWN 9:41 of the 4th quarter. (3 plays covering 53 yards) Extra point is good, *SCORE – Wisconsin – 24 and LSU – 28.

*Wisconsin – on 3rd and 10 pressured throw is picked off. (time 6:30 in the 4th)

*LSU – on 4th and 11 take a delay of game flag and punt the ball.

*Wisconsin – Punts on 4th and 12, LSU take the ball with 1:26 left in the game,

*FINAL SCORE – LSU – 28 and Wisconsin – 24

Vising FSU and OSU


We are visiting the Florida State(FSU) against Oklahoma State(OSU) game today.

*Osu –  on the opening series, had to punt it away, (they looked OK but you could see the big stage nerves)

*FSU – looking sloppy so far but getting the job done,  FLAG – illegal shift on the offense. ON 4th and 2 they are going for it. Coach changed mind and sent the field goal unit out. 36 yard attempt is good for the early score 8:51 FSU leads 3 – 0 .

*Osu  – fumbled the kick off and is back on their 3 yard line. the first throw of the series and the ball is picked off by FSU and returned for a TOUCHDOWN – 8:37 of the first quarter, Osu is behind 10 to 0

*Osu –  looking better this series. why do you run the slant to the left(as I call it) knowing full well there is a blitz on. 3 and 11 the pass is deflected, time to punt

*Fsu – starting on their own 10, Winston sacked. FLAG – Defense holding. turns the sack and loss into keeping the drive active.4th and 1 punt,

*Osu – returned to the 48 yard line. FLAG – unsportsmanlike conduct pushes them back to the 32 yard line. FLAG – Illegal substitution. After a major pickup of yards it’s a FLAG – on FSU for a hit after the play. On 3rd and 8 it was an under throw, 42 yard field goal attempt is no good to close the first quarter. A 62 yard throw  on the first play of the series will see FSU deep in OSU terrority to close the quarter.

*Second Quarter

*FSU with the ball to open the quarter and in scoring terrority. Starting at the 13 yard line. On 3rd and 10 a bullet through the middle was tipped, stolen by OSU and will start on their own 20.

*Osu – forced to punt, FLAG – 2 flag, illegal block in the back, half the distance to the goal.

*Fsu – Winston is throwing for major chunks of real estate moving the ball well. Touch down, with the extra point at 8:19 in the second the lead is out to 17 – 0

*Osu – time out. FLAG – holding on the defense. TOUCH DOWN – 3:58 in the second. 75 yards in 11 plays. with the extra point its FSU – 17 and OSU – 7

*FSU – Winston sacked, punted away on a 3 and out. OSU with their own 3 and out and have punted the ball back to FSU. 0:29 Winston is picked off.

*Osu – FLAG – Unsportsmanlike conduct on the Defense. Field goal attempt from 37 yards – its GOOD. Score at the close of the half is FSU – 17 and OSU – 10.

*Second Half.

*FSU – Field Goal taking the score to 20 to 10 in FSU favor.

*Osu – a cross route for a 55 yard Touchdown,(3 plays for 76 yards) with the extra point it’s now a Florida State 3 point lead, 20 – 17.

*FSU – 3 and out gives Osu the ball on the 38 yard line. Osu with a three and out giving the ball back.

*FSU – FLAG – holding on the defense. TOUCH DOWN (6 plays 56 yards ) 5:26 Florida State 27 and Oklahoma State – 17

*Osu – starting to move the ball well, keeping it on the ground. punt. FSU with a 3 and out of their own and punt the ball back to Osu.

*Osu – QB draw play gives the Cowboys a TOUCH DOWN – (7 plays covers 75 yards) taking the score back to a 3 point difference. FSU – 27 and Osu – 23.

*FSU – FLAG – false start. 3rd and 26 and the punting unit comes on.

*Osu – FLAG for intentional grounding. makes it 2nd and 24. Can not convert and punt. fumbled punt and FSU have the ball inside the 50 with 7 minutes left. FLAG – Holding on the offense. 3rd and 19 but does not get enough to keep the drive going. ON 4th and 6 a field goal attempt – 37  yard attempt is good, upping the score to FSU – 30 and Osu – 23.

*Osu – everything is falling apart and a fumble turns over the ball, thanks to the defense. *FSU with the ball back, A 50 yard reception give FSU another TOUCH DOWN and all but cements the win, 37 to 24 in Florida State’s favor.

*Osu – running the clock well and eating up large amounts of real estate, TOUCH DOWN (7 plays covering 39 yards) FLAG – False start on the offense. Point after takes it back to a 6 point game. 1:55 left int he game FSU – 37 and Oklahoma State – 31.

*Fsu – 4th and 4, with 0:31 left on the clock, FLAG – Delay of game and the clock runs out.

*Florida State 37 and Oklahoma State – 31

*FSU – I think has discovered it is not going to be as easy as they think it will be defending their National Championship Title. It was my very first look at Oklahoma State and I think they will come good in time, lots of little things that should fix themselves over the season.




College Football – BSU and Ole Miss

IMG_0018Morning All,

It’s a new era in College Football with the new system for the playoffs for the National Championship starting tonight.

The first game of the season for Boise State against Ole Miss(ranked 18). The game is played at the Georgia Dome. BSU is wearing, orange pants, with white Jerseys and Orange helmets

*First Half

BSU takes the ball for the first series of the game, Grant Hedrick at the helm for BSU this year.

On 4th and 1 the first punt of the game, Ole Miss with the ball for their first series, No return on the punt. 12:52

*Ole Miss – 2 Flags for false start make it 1st and 20. FLAG – late hit out of bounds, makes it first and ten. Bo Wallace at the helm for Ole Miss. 4th and 2, Ole Miss will punt, BSU will start on their own 11 yard line.

*BSU – Jake Row on the end of a 19 yard pick up. FLAG – Off side on the Defense gives BSU the first down. 4th and 12 punting it away. 7:40

*Ole Miss – First pass of the series is picked off,(Ioane for BSU) 7:33

*BSU – with the ball on the 46. FLAG – Delay of game on the offense. Ajayi with a major carry in to Ole Miss terrority. FLAG – Targeting, after the review the Ole Miss player is ejected from the game. 6:25. 1 and goal –  Fumble (under review – BSU keeps the ball) Picked off in the end zone. 4:23

*Ole Miss – FLAG – False start on the offense. Miss is running a no huddle offense. FLAG – False start on the offense. Another false start flag, this one is #5. 3rd and 21 becomes 4th and 1, decide to go for it, FLAG – unsportsmanlike conduct on BSU,series still alive. Forward progress is under review, play stands. TOUCHDOWN 0:57 with the point after it is Ole Miss – 7 and BSU – 0 (9 plays covering 80 yards)

*BSU – on a QB keeper Hedrick got the needed yardage to keep the series alive. Picked off by Ole Miss 14:23 (second quarter)

*Ole Miss was picked off by BSU at the 13:14 of the second quarter

*BSU – 4th and goal, have taken a FLAG – delay of game. talking over options. Field Goal attempt at 21 yards and it is good. at the 7:58 mark of the second quarter it is Ole Miss 7 and BSU 3

*Ole Miss –  will start on their own 20. 4th and 7 will punt, the ball is downed on the 12 yard line.(ole miss punter from Melbourne, Australia)

*BSU is picked off in the third ball of the series. *Ole Miss 5:39 another False Start flag. On 3rd and 17 BSU picks off Ole Miss in the end zone. 4:45 BSU with the ball back, punting on 4th and 1 – FLAG – Illegal block in the back on the return team gives Ole Miss the ball – FLAG – False start half the distance to the goal. Ole Miss punts the ball and BSU will start on their own 6 yard line. BSU takes a knee and that closes the first half of play with Ole Miss in the lead by a score of 7 to 3 over BSU.

**SECOND HALF – BSU kicking off

*Ole Miss – QB sacked on the first play of the series. FLAG – Offside on the Defense. 4th and 1 going for it, the BSU defense holds and get the ball back.

*BSU – FLAG – offside on the defense, 1 and 10 – going for it on 4th and 3, FLAG – delay of game. Punted the ball away 4:35 of the third quarter

*Ole Miss – 4th and 17 will punt the ball, BSU starting on the 31 yard line.

*BSU – 4th and 8 going for a field goal 43 yard attempt is GOOD.1:02 left and it is  Ole Miss – 7 and BSU – 6

*Ole Miss – starting on the 25 yard line, FLAG – holding on the offense. FLAG (14:01 fourth quarter).Pass Interference on Defense, FLAG – false start. Wallace is sacked to make it 2nd and 20. FLAG – offside on the defense. 12:26 TOUCHDOWN. with the extra point, Ole Miss takes their lead to 14 to 6.

*BSU – FLAG – holding on the return. FLAG – False start on the offense. Picked off by Ole Miss. 4th interception of the night thrown by Hedrick.

*Ole Miss – TOUCHDOWN 10:05 of the 4th quarter, with the extra point Ole Miss extends their lead to 21 to 6.

*BSU – FLAG – defense pass interference, QB sack forced a 4th down and punting the ball away. Ole Miss with the ball on the 22 yard line. TIME OUT. on a 76 yard run it’s another TOUCHDOWN, taking the score to 28 and 6 in Ole Miss favor.

*BSU with the ball again after the touchdown at the 7:20 mark of the 4th quarter. Previous play under review – Pass complete at the 24 yard line. (6:03  time) Call reversed, 3rd and 6 at the 40 yard line. going for it on 4th and 2 – get enough yardage to keep the drive alive. 4:26 of the fourth quarter the Broncos finally get in the end zone. With the extra point the score is Ole Miss 28 and BSU – 13 (4:26 in the fourth)

*Ole Miss – BSU time out – TOUCHDOWN – (2:50 left in the game) with the extra point its, 35 to 13 in favor of Ole Miss.

*BSU – Hedrick sacked for a loss, Sacked again for a 4th down and 28. Went for it on 4th and 28 but fell short. with 0:54 left on the clock, Ole Miss will take over, take a knee to protect the lead and run out the clock for the win.

**FINAL – Ole Miss – 35 and Boise State – 13

**Ole Miss – too many delay of game penalties.

**Boise State – the inexperience of the quarterback and his decision-making.