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!

102nd Grey Cup!

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The Grey Cup. Greatest trophy in all of sports.

Calgary Stampeders battle the Hamliton Tiger-Cats for the 102nd Grey Cup TODAY at 4PM MDT on ESPN2!  Ticats v Stamps dammit! Grey Cup dammit!

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Look at them Ticats go!

And! The national anthem (Canadian) will be performed by “Canadian jazz-pop sensation” Nikki Yanofsk! then “Imagine Dragons will rock the half-time show of the 102nd Grey Cup this November 30th at B.C. Place in Vancouver.”*

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Is Jazz for the bears the same as Canadian jazz-pop?

This will give everyone something to do until 630pm when the Broncos/Chiefs starts on NBC proper. Truth be told, if the Grey Cup is a close at that point I’m riding that horse to the finish. Yee Haw!

Now here’s a picture frame I found on the interwebs today. Enjoy the games!

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Bee Syrup frame based on the art from Chris (Simpsons artist).

*Quotes are from CFL.ca. I don’t know who the hell Nikki Yanofsk is. I don’t even know what it takes to be a “Canadian jazz-pop sensation”, but I will take the word of the Canadian Football League that Nikki Yanofsk is one.

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.

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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.
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Jalen Robinette hauls in said pass from Pearson against the Lobos.
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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!

Cousins, Identical Cousins!

Meet Brock, who’s lived most everywhere,
From Zanzibar to Barclay Square.
But Joc’s only seen the sights
A boy can see from Brooklyn Heights — What a crazy pair!

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Hey! It’s Joc (yes. It’s spelled Joc, as in Jock or Jacques) Pederson…

But they’re cousins,
Identical cousins all the way.
One pair of matching bookends,
Different as night and day.

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…or is it Brock Peterson?

Where Brock adores a minuet,
The Ballet Russes, and crepe suzette,
Our Joc loves to rock and roll,
A hot dog makes him lose control — What a wild duet!

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Brock and Joc in their younger days.

Still, they’re cousins,
Identical cousins and you’ll find,
They laugh alike, they walk alike,
At times they even talk alike —
You can lose your mind,
When cousins are two of a kind.

 

A Salute to Binary Code!

Earlier this season, June 15th to exact, the Sky Sox and Salt Lake Bees held their Salute to Binary Code Night:

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“I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords” read the message on the
Security Service Field at Mile High scoreboard.

Alas, no “insect overlords” showed up to be “welcomed” and the crowd went home disappointed. They were able to see the Inanimate Carbon Rod, so that perked them up a tad before leaving.

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“…they were about to show a close-up of the Rod!”

Rudi Stein Player(s) of the Game

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“This hurts. I don’t like it.”
Rudi Stein

Saturday’s Rudi Stein Player of the Game Award goes to Tim Wheeler and Dustin Garneau:

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Tim Wheeler prepares to be hit by a pitch from John Lamb of the Omaha Storm Chasers.
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Dustin Garneau winces as John Lamb’s pitch rebounds off his back.

Congrats boys! Back to back in the backs hit by pitches! Exciting, and painful!

We’ve Got a Lot of Losses…

Rockies manager Walt Weiss held a closed door team meeting before last night’s game against the Diamondbacks. He emphasized to the team that it wasn’t their effort that was the problem, but a lack of execution. Here’s our guess for how it went (NSFW language):

The pep-talk seemed to work with the team for 2.5 innings. They jumped out to a 3-1 lead, but crapped the bed after that. De La Rosa gave up a 3 run bomb to Mark Trumbo in the bottom of the 3rd, the bullpen, Kahnle and Masset gave up 10 runs in 2 innings of work, including a 9 run 8th to put the game away. So much for inspirational speeches.

Reno 911 – COS

Because he’s the hero Colorado Springs deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So, we’ll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he’s not our hero. He’s a silent guardian. A watchful protector. He’s Ben Paulsen.

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1st base is safe from evildoers. Officer Paulsen is on the job.
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Truth, justice and the Paulsen Way!

Lose the beard, sport the ‘stache and this crap writes itself. Thanks Ben!

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:

Rain Delay

Tonight’s Sky Sox game was rained out. But, before it’s rained out there is a rain delay. And during a rain delay stuff happens. Like this:

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Two dudes ran onto the field and slid on the tarp. One of them lost his shoes. Now both of them have to hang out with the police for a while.
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These two Skeletors wandered about in the rain.
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Yup. Them’s Skeletors alright.
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Then they chilled on a rail because, you know, it was wet out.
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Then they had to leave. Goodnight Skeletors.

There was also a karaoke contest and a lot more rain. The karaoke contest is what finally chased me out of there. Sounded like cats being boiled. Lots and lots of cats.

What’s In Ben Paulsen’s Beard?

Hey kids! Here’s your coloring page of 2014 PCL All Star, and Colorado Spring Sky Sox 1st baseman, Ben Paulsen:

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click to embiggen, print and commence to coloring!

Color the page in, Tweet a picture of your entry to @PengoSports with the hashtag of #ColoringBen and the best entry will win this sweet 5″x7″ shot of Ben grimacing in pain after getting plunked in the elbow from PengoSports (contest ends 7/31/2014).

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Ow. Ow. Ouch. Ow. Ow…

LeBron Decision 2014

In a shock move, All-World basketball player LeBron James choose to take his talents to the diamond and play the rest of the 2014 season with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.

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The new point-foward for the Sky Sox, LeBron James.

“If it was good enough for MJ, it’s good enough for LBJ (me, LeBron James and not that salty dead president Lydon Baines Johnson),” the publicity shy superstar was overheard saying. “Plus, I hear they’re having Rudy’s in the pressbox tonight and I sure am hungry for some proper bar-b-que, some of that sweet tea and hot damn! That creamed corn they serve. Hell. The main reason I’m going with the Sox is that creamed corn. If they didn’t have that I’d probably just go back and play hoops in Cleveland, or something stupid like that,” continued a beaming LeBron.

Nolan Arenado Is Sad

Rockies Gold Glove 3rd baseman, Nolan Arenado, was crushed to learn he had to return to the big league club Thursday after a successful 5 game rehab stint with the Sky Sox.

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Nolan Arenado can’t contain his disappointment after learning
he had to return to the Colorado Rockies.

“Hell. We went 3-2 here. The Rockies have only won 2 of their last 16 games and that team is just a black hole of injuries right now,” stated a stunned Arenado.

“If it were up to me I’d just stay down here for a while and, you know, hide out until things get better up there. Please. Can’t you talk to them. Let them know I’m still hurt and will be back maybe in August, or next year,” the Gold Glover added.

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Gold Glove 3rd baseman, Nolan Arenado, watches
a missed ground ball skip into the outfield.
 

 

 

There’s Gonna Be A Gumfight!

On Sunday Colorado Springs Sky Sox manager Glenallen Hill tried to set up some sort of “gum trap” in one of the openings to the dugout:

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Sky Sox skipper Glenallen Hill stretches his gum to the limit while setting a “gum trap”.

Perhaps a good idea in theory, but when you stretch anything to its limit something’s got to give:

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I AM THE LIZARD KING!
(who’s lucky to have not lost an eye).

In the end no one was caught in the “gum trap” and “G” survived the break without gum on his face or in his hair. And if you’re curious, he threw the gum away afterwards instead of putting back in his mouth and re-chewing it. Just the way a gentleman should.

The Dude Abiding

Big day at Security Service Field at Mile High yesterday. The Dude from The Big Lebowsky took in the game from some seats behind home plate.

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“Look, let me explain something to you. I’m not Mr. Lebowski. You’re Mr. Lebowski. I’m the Dude. So that’s what you call me. That, or His Dudeness … Duder … or El Duderino, if, you know, you’re not into the whole brevity thing.”

The Sox lost to the Iowa Cubs 2-0, but The Dude was so amazingly chill it didn’t matter.