Sports and Nothing But

Yes, I have been slacking on the posts.  We can use this week as a catch up. Separately I will run thru a few of my favorite topics. Let’s go with what is going on in sports as far as Tools’ World is concerned.

Longmeadow Football continues to roll thru Western Mass. Undefeated still but injuries are starting to pile up for the Lancers. This means #42 has moved into the starting lineup on defense at defensive back. I haven’t made it to a game in two weeks but all reports are good. I am 50/50 for attendance at this week’s game. If I don’t make this one, I won’t see him until the Turkey Day game against East Longmeadow.

The Raiders hit a new low this week at home against the Falcons. 77 yards in total offense for the game.  Yeah, let’s let that one sink in. Coaching change not so much of a help Al!

Newcastle has shaken out of the dreaded relegation zone in the Premier League. They have put together back to back wins in the league. Including a most impressive one on Monday at home, 2-0 over Aston Villa. The Magpies are now starting just about all talent that suits the league and the results are coming.  I haven’t caught a ton of soccer so far this fall but I did this past weekend. Really enjoyed some La Liga from Spain and Serie A from Italia.

UMass hoop season is around the corner with new coach Derek Kellogg. They have an exhibition game tomorrow night up to Amherst, not sure if I am making the trip up for that or not.

The hockey team at UMass is off to a great start. They are currently, 4-1-1 and that includes a win over North Dakota, a strong tie at UNH and most recently a weekend sweep of Providence College, who always gives the Minutemen a tough time. This time got them ranked 19th in the nation in one poll this week! Due to scheduling conflicts I will not be seeing a home game until Thanksgiving week but hopefully the boys can keep things rolling!

The NFL and College Football seasons are chugging along. I haven’t watched a whole lot of NFL yet this year. I am sure that will be changing as the weather worsens.  I am really enjoying what I have seen of college football this year. The Big 12 and SEC are outstanding and there have been some great games. I have two trips coming up in November. I am going to Baltimore on the weekend of the 15th for the Notre Dame (they continue to disappoint) and Navy game. The weekend after that is a big one, I am travelling with my brother and his second son to Louisiana to see the LSU-Ole Miss game, cannot wait for my first southern football exposure.  I forgot, I also got to two UMass home football games this year. I haven’t done that in quite a while. It was good times. They have a very strong Division I-AA program. It also got me my first order of wings from the Hangar in quite a while, can’t go wrong with that!

I think that should cover the wide world of sports for now!

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