I got tired of looking at that dead frog in the last post (I am bad updating content. Sorry), so here’s a picture of Air Force’s Jordan Himley celebrating the game winning goal against Army West Point on Friday, January 27th.
The glum folks behind Jordan are Army fans in the away fans section at the Cadet Ice Arena. Air Force defeated Army 3-1 on Friday & 3-2 on Saturday to sweep the series.
The final episode of The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo aired on May 5, 1981. On October 18, 2014 Air Force beat the New Mexico Lobos 35-31. What’s the connection, besides the Lobo thing? Hell if I know, but I do know that a B.J. and the Bear spinoff is only a couple of degrees of separation away from connecting something to anything, like Sheriff Lobo and an Air Force football game. So there.
Their next home game is against Nevada on November 12th at Noon. Tickets are cheap. The setting is beautiful. And the team isn’t half bad this year. Come out and support your Air Force Falcons.
Now here’s a pyramid of Gatorade stuffs the Lobos’ staff constructed.
…but without all that pesky ‘excitement’ and stuff. I’ve watched for years and always kind of enjoyed it, but never really knew why I didn’t enjoy it more until I shot the Air Force v Richmond NCAA Tournament play in game on Wednesday night at Falcon Stadium. The Falcons won 13-5 in a game that had intensity, skill and showcased great athletes, but was boring as dirt.
The college lacrosse game is get the ball, pass, pass, run a bit, get whacked with a stick, run, pass, pass, run, run, shoot, miss, get the ball back (or not), pass, run, whacked, pass, run, SCORE! (or not). The transition from offense to defense is entertaining, but once a team is settled in the offensive zone, it’s bland and fairly predicable. Just not my cup of tea.
Air Force takes on Duke today at 315pm in the round of 16 on ESPNU. I’ll watch it because it’s Air Force and there’s nothing else on (Dammit! The Tour of California is on NBCSN at the same time, so the clicker will get a workout).
I really do fell bad ragging on the sport like this. Really. But, damn, it’s just not that exciting of a sport.
So, anywho, GO AIR FORCE! Beat Duke! (not going to happen, but they have had a great season and this is an awesome accomplishment for them).
The Air Force hockey team is a win away from another trip to next weekend’s Atlantic Hockey Championships in Rochester, NY on the heels of last night’s hard fought 2-1 quarterfinal win over Niagara at the Cadet Ice Arena.
Tickets are still available for game 2 tonight (and Sunday’s game 3 if necessary). Come support the Falcons and their drive to get back to the NCAA tournament.
Looking at the Gazette.com tonight when I saw this tease for Air Force hockey:
Yeah, they are going to Buffalo this weekend to take on Canisius. So, it should be cold, but ‘Witch’s Teat’ cold? And does the cold make the teat ‘tough’?
Hell, maybe Air Force hockey team is full off AG majors and are going on a field trip to get the poop on Winter vs Teats. To us, it just sound kind of weird.
Click the above image to read the full article from AGWeb.com if you want/need to know more about the age-old battle between Winter and teats. But, unless you run a dairy it’s about as interesting as it sounds.
Or it could have been a typo. Anyways, go Air Force! Beat the Teats Golden Griffins!
Air Force swept first place Mercyhurst last weekend with a 5-3 track meet win on Friday and followed up with a 2-0 victory in a defensive battle on Saturday. The Falcons picked up 4 big points from the conference leading Lakers in their bid to secure a top 4 slot in the Atlantic Hockey playoffs .
The Falcons’ Chad Demers (duh-MERZ), #17, scored Saturday’s game winner with 1:34 to go in the game. To say he, and the team, were excited would be an understatement.
Air Force hosts RIT on February 21 & 22 to close out the regular season home schedule. Get your butt out there and watch some damn good hockey.
Here are some cool old photos of the Air Force vs Wyoming game from November 3, 1962, the year they opened Falcon Stadium, taken by Stan Howey.
Ben Martin’s Falcons beat the Cowboys 35-14 and finished the season at 5-5 with wins over Colorado State, @ SMU, @ Arizona, @ UCLA and Wyoming, and losses to @ Penn State, Oregon, Miami (FL), Baylor and @ Colorado. I’d say that’s one hell of a schedule.
This year they beat Colgate and Army and lost ten games. That’s about all I’ve got about that so here’s another picture of a Cadet with a falcon.
Thanks to Sean O’Connell for his grandfather’s pictures!