Yup. There’s A Potato Bowl

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Potato Man sez, “WATCH MY BOWL DAMMIT!”

Air Force v Western Michigan play today in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at 345pm on ESPN Proper. Give it a gander.

And now, some pictures of potatoes, and/or Idaho, to get you in the mood:

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Greetings from Old Man Potato!
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A big potato on a flatcar.
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Damn. There sure are some weird “potato” themed postcards out there.
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Kind of like the one above but with some Idaho related text added.
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Doesn’t Idaho have anything else to be proud of besides potatoes?
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The postcard creators just mailed this one in (no pun intended).

And now, a B-1 flying over Falcon Stadium and into the clouds (better than potatoes any day if you ask me).

Air Force tops Nevada 45-38 in a very cold, overtime thriller.
It’s probably filled with potatoes.

Anyways, enjoy the game. It might just feel like you’re there if you eat a potato while watching it. Bon appétit!

The Misadventures of NM Lobos

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Damn fine television if you ask me. This was TV’s Golden Age.

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.

Air Force holds off New Mexico 35-31
Air Force quarterback, Kale Pearson, airs one out to wide receiver Jalen Robinette
in the 3rd quarter of the Falcons 35-31 victory over New Mexico.
Air Force holds off New Mexico 35-31
Jalen Robinette hauls in said pass from Pearson against the Lobos.
Air Force holds off New Mexico 35-31
Don’t worry. He scores. Dude has some talent.

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.

Air Force holds off New Mexico 35-31
Behold! Fort Gatorade!

BRONCOOOOS!

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If Denver wins Seattle keeps the only trophy that counts, but the fan base has another lame thing to hang their collective hats on.

Revenge game! Broncos host the Seahawks tonight at Mile High hoping to redeem themselves for that 43-8 thumping in Super Bowl 48 (not really. It’s just a shitty preseason game that injects more cash into the owner’s pockets while not having to pay the players. Manning plays a series. Are the tickets priced accordingly? Nope. Full-price suckers! It’s like watching the future of the Arena League on a full-sized field!).

Anyhoo…Game is on KKTV 11 starting at 700pm. Ron Zappolo and John Lynch have the call. Here’s something that’s more entertaining that tonight will be:

TV Good

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I’ll be your friend. No one understands you like I do.

Lots-O-Stuff on the TV this Memorial Day weekend. To Hell with your friends, to Hell with your family, to Hell with everything. Watch TV. WATCH IT!

Saturday –
330am –
AFL Aussie Rules – Port Adelaide v Hawthorn on Fox Sports 2.
330am –
NRL Rugby League – Wests Tigers v Queensland Broncos on Fox Soccer Plus.
800am – English Championship Football Final – Derby County v Queens Park Rangers on BeIN Sports.
830am –
IIHF World Championship Semifinal – Russia v Sweden on NBCSN.
1000am – Heineken Cup Rugby Final – Toulon v Saracens on Fox Soccer Plus.
1100am – NCAA lacrosse – Denver University v Duke on ESPN2.
1100am – IIHF World Championship Semifinal – Czech Republic v Finland on NBCSN.
Noon – UEFA Champions League Final – Athletico Madrid v Real Madrid on Fox proper.
130pm – NCAA Lacrosse Semifinal – Maryland v Notre Dame on ESPN2.
210pm – MLB – Rockies v Braves on Root Sports.
600pm – NHL Playoffs – Chicago Blackhawks v Los Angeles Kings on NBC proper.
1100pm – NRL rugby league – Canberra Raiders v North Queensland Cowboys – Fox Sports 2

Sunday –
1230am – AFL Aussie Rules Football – Carlton Blues v Adelaide Crows on Fox Soccer Plus.
530am – Monaco Grand Prix on NBC proper.
Noon – IIHF World Championship Final – TBA v TBA on NBCSN.
200pm – Memorial Cup Final – Guelph Storm v Edmonton Oil Kings on NHL Network.
310pm – MLB – Rockies v Braves on Root Sports.
600pm – NHL Playoffs – Montreal Canadiens v New York Rangers on NBCSN.

Monday –
300am – NRL Rugby League – Cronulla Sharks v South Sydney Rabbitohs on Fox Sports 2.
1100am – NCAA Lacrosse Championship – TBA v TBA on ESPN2.
305pm – MLB – Rockies v Phillies on Root Sports.
700pm – NHL Playoffs – Chicago Blackhawks v Los Angeles Kings on NBCSN.

There’s probably more, but this is good enough. That’ll do pig, that’ll do.

Dumpster Fire

The Denver Broncos’ dumpster fire of a performance in the Super Bowl added yet another chapter in the long history of Denver crapping the bed under the bright lights of football’s biggest stage.

Hey! It’s a safety/pick six/offense crap-fest!

Having survived the first four implosions, 78, 87, 88 & 90, and celebrated the two wins, 98 & 99, we were numb to this year’s embarrassing festival of turds. Still, they did suck us back in, even after last year’s soul-crushing collapse to the Ravens, and they made us care again and again. They always seems to give us just enough hope that this year was going to be different. Kay-riste! We sure was stupid! Well, no more!

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Every Bronco Player received this wonderful ribbon for playing in the Super Bowl.

Yeah! No more! At least until next year when we go through this same thing again.

 

WABAC Machine, AFA Style

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.

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Pregame crowd is kind of light,
just like the in-game crowds this year.
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Cool goalposts! 
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The Cadets marching onto the field.
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Hey! Look everyone! It’s a guy with a bird!
Let’s eat it!
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Now that’s a better crowd!
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Air Force wins! Air Force wins!

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.

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Air Force guy with a bird.

Thanks to Sean O’Connell for his grandfather’s pictures!

Hell Yeah! Pro Bowl!

Today is the most magical day of the football year because it’s Pro Bowl day!

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PRO BOWL!
DANCE IF YOU LOVE THE PRO BOWL!

This year, instead of the usual AFC vs NFC battle, we get Team Deion vs Team Rice! Um, Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice had a draft and picked the players for their teams that will half-ass it for the title of Pro Bowl champions!

The Pro Bowl draft! Pick a winner Deion!
The Pro Bowl draft!
Pick a winner Deion!

Okay, okay, the Pro Bowl sucks. Goodell sucks. Deion sucks. Jerry Rice doesn’t suck but will if he continues on with this kind of crap. Please, just let it die.

The infamous Pro Bowl Party Trolley. Oh, if this trolley's seats could talk...
The infamous Pro Bowl Party Trolley.
Oh, if this trolley’s seats could talk…

Don’t watch the Pro Bowl. Spend time with your family, build a boat in a bottle or just stare at the wall. Anything but watch this tripe.

Stomach tube medication, ob. case. Fremont County, Idaho.
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or what the Pro Bowl really is.

Still, if you must, you can watch the NFL Pro Bowl on NBC tonight at 530pm MST. We won’t judge you.

Nancy Boy

Offsides Ahmad Brooks. Half the distance. Nancy boy flop acting job Cam Newton. Sit his ass down. There’s no place for this kind of crap in football.

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I’m surprised Cam was able to get up after this “hit”.

Nice hops by 49ers’ linebacker Ahmad Brooks. Cam, it’s football, not soccer.

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Ouch. I’m shot.

Hell. Maybe it was a sniper. Or Cam really is just a frustrated soccer player. Anyhow, here are some soccer dives set to Yakety Sax.