Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sportastic Weekend!

What a weekend! Check out this itinerary: Friday - 7:00 pm High school football - Tremper vs. Oak Creek. Saturday – 1:07 pm MLB game 1 of National League Division Series - Milwaukee vs. Arizona. 8:00 pm College football – Wisconsin vs. Nebraska. Sunday – 10:00 am English Premier League soccer – Arsenal vs. Tottenham. 3:15 pm NFL – Green Bay vs. Denver. 4:07 pm MLB game 2 of National League Division Series - Milwaukee vs. Arizona.

All of this action in a 48-hour period. This was a fantastic sports weekend. In fact, it was Sportastic!

Here are brief recaps of this remarkable sextuplet of events:

Tremper Trojans 49 Oak Creek Knights 35

Toneo Gulley returned after missing two weeks with a knee injury and played a huge role in Tremper’s triumph. He rushed for 221 yards on just 13 carries and scored three touchdowns. Gulley was equally stellar on defense, coming up with an interception and a fumble recovery. The victory was the 100th varsity win for Tremper coach Frank Matrise.

Milwaukee Brewers 4 Arizona Diamondbacks 1

Right-hander Yovani Gallardo tossed eight strong innings, recording nine strikeouts as the Crew captured game one in of their NLDS with Arizona. Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun sparked the offense as Fielder doubled and homered and Braun was 3 for 4 and scored two runs. John Axford recorded the save with a perfect ninth.

Wisconsin Badgers 48 Nebraska Cornhuskers 17

The Badgers spoiled Nebraska’s Big Ten debut before a crowd of 81,384 at Camp Randall. Quarterback Russell Wilson’s outstanding performance has to give him serious consideration for the Heisman Trophy Award. The Badgers are 1-0 in the Big Ten and 5-0 overall.

Arsenal Gunners 1 Tottenham Spurs 2

The Gunners got down early but a goal by Aaron Ramsey on an assist from Alexandre Song tied things up at the 51st minute. Unfortunately, a late second half score by Tottenham’s Kyle Walker proved to be the difference. Arsenal is struggling early this season.

Green Bay Packers 49 Denver Broncos 23

The Pack improves to 4-0 as Aaron Rodgers puts on an unbelievable offensive display. Not only did he pass for 408 yards and four touchdowns, he also rushed for 36 yards and two additional scores. The defense intercepted Kyle “throat beard” Orton three times. The Green and Gold is looking good.

Milwaukee Brewers 9 Arizona Diamondbacks 4

The Brew Crew wins game two of the NLDS, courtesy of a 5-run sixth inning. The star of the game was Ryan “MVP” Braun. The leftfielder went 3 for 4 with a double, home run and 3 RBI. The series shifts to Arizona on Tuesday with the Brewers threatening to sweep.

One other noteworthy bit of sports news on this amazing sports weekend. In Norfolk, England, 9-year-old Jake Lammas earned his green belt in Judo, competing against boys six years his senior. The young Lammas does not limit his athletic endeavors to Judo. He also competes in swimming, rugby and soccer, showing considerable aptitude in all three sports.

The young Brit’s prowess in soccer was on display two weeks ago in an Under 10 match. Lammas scored a goal for Dersingham in a heartbreaking, 3-2 loss to Downham. What made Lammas’ goal so impressive was that he was the goalkeeper!

After making a stop in his own goal, Lammas kicked the ball the length of the field. It bounced only once before bounding into his opponent’s goal. This memorable feat has since earned him the nickname, “Thunderfoot”. Jake Lammas will be a force to be reckoned with in sports for years to come.

Jake "Thunderfoot" Lammas - back row, center
There you have it - three football games, two playoff baseball games, a soccer match and an emerging superstar from England. What a spectacular sports weekend. It truly was Sportastic!

Until next time…from the booth.


Leplume said...

Yes it was a great sports weekend! I was in the Piggly Wiggly during the Packer game. Normally, I would be at home watching but needed to get a lot of groceries so thought I'd be slick by doing it when everybody else in Wisconsin was at home! It worked! The store was almost completely empty! But they were blasting the game over the radio and I almost caused a riot at one point when I started yelling, "GO GO GO GO!!" LOL Next time, I better stay home!

Paul E. Vagnoni said...

That must have been outstanding! Too funny!

bev,doris beryl cooper said...

very good paul

Sue said...

A sports commentator too ! Well written. I have to say you have missed one important game - Scotland v England in the World Cup Rugby !! In case you didn't know England beat Scotland.

Let us hope our 'Thunderfoot' goes all the way ! Well done Jake.

Paul E. Vagnoni said...

Thanks, Bev and Sue. Sorry about overlooking the rugby. I should have squeezed that in between the Brewers and the Badgers. :)

Sue said...

You were probably too excited - changing your profile picture. lol