It’s Sunday evening, and most everyone is reflecting on the weekend and thinking about the work week coming up. But I am so dissatisfied with this week’s sports results, I’m dwelling on some heavy thoughts. Like what you ask? Well, let’s run through the list shall we?
For my friend Willie at work who is a big De Soto high school fan.
You would think if your team is leading 28-7 with 3:00 left in the 1st quarter, that you would pretty much think you had that game right? Nooo, not in this series. Cedar Hill has made miraculous come backs before and this game would be no exception. It was sickening to see Cedar Hill come back and tie the score, and I knew then that Cedar Hill was going to win, like most everyone else in North America, that was watching the game on ESPN.
The unlikely hero for Cedar Hill was senior Mason Hayes, who rushed 20 times for 140 yards in place of star running back Ben Malena, a Texas A&M commitment who injured his ankle in the first quarter. Malena said after the game that it was only a sprain and he would be back in a week or two.
DeSoto quarterback Ryan Polite also broke off several long runs early, and his receivers got wide open against a shaky Cedar Hill secondary. But the second quarter belonged to Cedar Hill. Hayes scored on a 29-yard run to cut DeSoto’s lead to 28-14, and when Cedar Hill scored on its opening possession of the second half, its 27 straight points had given the Longhorns their first lead at 34-28. It was just sickening. If you are a De Soto fan.
Oh, and how bout them Cowboys? I’m sorry, I’m a fan, but c’mon, this game was not impressive at all. Hey Jerry, take some advice here. Get a new coach ready. Only the Cowboys would let a team march 90 yards with a couple of minutes left, to beat them.
And how many of you are sick of the Cowboys always, always getting an interference penalty that gives the other team 30, 40, 45 free yards? Don’t you think everyone knows how to do that to the Cowboys? I bet it’s in every team that plays the Boys playbook to throw a ball up and let the Cowboys draw a penalty. It’s just sickening.
At least the US won the Little League World Series though huh?
Bulla Graft’s sharp single scored the go-ahead run in the fourth inning and Californiato a 6-3 victory Sunday over Taoyuan, Taiwan to win the Little League World Series.pitched three-plus scoreless innings of relief to lead
With the U.S.-partisan crowd on their feet, Garcia closed out the victory by striking out Yu Chieh Kao, completing a comeback from a 3-0 deficit. The California fans yelled “USA! USA.”
“We knew we could come back,” said the 13-year-old Garcia in between laughs with his teammates. “We always do.”
I’m sort of relieved there was no pressure for San Antonio here.
And the Rangers finished up a dismal road trip going 4-5. Am I the only person that dreads seeing C.J. Wilson come in from the bullpen?
Minnesota scored three times in the eighth against C.J. Wilson and then saw Joe Nathan escape from a bases-loaded jam with no outs to preserve a 5-3 victory. Hank Blalock, Nelson Cruz and Ivan Rodriguez reached to start the ninth, but Nathan struck out Elvis Andrus on three pitches. Julio Borbon followed and flew weakly to shallow left field. That left things up to Michael Young, who grounded into a fielder’s choice on the first pitch.
The Rangers finished 4-5 on their nine-game road trip and will return home 3 1/2 games back in the wild-card standings. The Angels are leading Oakland, so the Rangers will be five back in the West if the A’s don’t rally.
Sports, ya gotta love it right? But this week has been something else.