Today is Opening Day of the 2015 Pacific Coast League season for the new look Colorado Springs Sky Sox! The Rockies prospects are gone, replaced by some future Brewers we hope can help make us forget 2014’s 54-90 clinic in indifference and terrible baseball. Go Sky Sox! Go Brewers! Yeah baseball!
So, a new season means we got to take new headshots yesterday. Below, for comparison, are a few classic shots along with my favorites from this season. Check ’em out and let us know what you think:
And the Gold Standard of Sox headshots:
Now here are this year’s contenders:
Those are your 2015 Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Let’s make a contest out of this, Tweet your favorite to @PengoSports with the hashtag #HeadshotMadness. We’ll announce a winner by the end of the opening homestand and there will be much rejoicing and we’ll name an award after the winner. Yeah.
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!
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.”*
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!
*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 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.
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.
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.
Lose the beard, sport the ‘stache and this crap writes itself. Thanks Ben!
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:
Hey kids! Here’s your coloring page of 2014 PCL All Star, and Colorado Spring Sky Sox 1st baseman, Ben Paulsen:
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).
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
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:
Perhaps a good idea in theory, but when you stretch anything to its limit something’s got to give:
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.