Good thing about using Twitter during the game yesterday it saves me typing a long recap. From Labour Day, my live Twitter updates during the game. Including two surprise phone calls I got during the game.
Queen’s vs Guelph on CFRC, kick-off at 2pm. http://www.cfrc.ca 101.9FM I’ll either be working on it with little or no sleep. Should be fun. 🙂
During halftime today on CFRC….. no clue. Might be something from the stadium, but could be me reading some scores and playing music.
Just helped a caller from Halifax connect to CFRC online. Yep, Halifax. I tell people the station has a wide reach. 🙂
Broadcast has begun. Think the audio levels of the the two guys have evened out. One headset can’t hear what’s on air. Oops.
Brannagan throws an early INT, Guelph had a 1st goal and scored. Under 2 mins in and Guelph up by a TD.
7-0 Guelph, 13:07 to go in the first quarter….. not a good start
Dunk fumbles in the red zone and Queen’s recovers the ball.
Golden Gaels return the favour by fumbling the ball back to Guelph. Sloppy contest early on.
Dan Brannagan’s grandfather called in, trying help him to listen online. Computer issues. 😦
11-0 Guelph by the way, got busy with the phone call.
11-7 Guelph after Queen’s gets their first TD of the season in the 2nd quarter
Jimmy Allin with a 61 yard punt return for a TD. Make it 14-11 lead for Queen’s. That was quick.
TD Queen’s, Morrison with the catch makes it 21-11. 21 unanswered points.
Player slow to get up so the PA system plays “Don’t Worry Be Happy” as he’s attended to. LOL.
Another punt return for a TD by Jimmy Allin near the end of the 1st half. Damn. 28-11 Queen’s. 2 mins left till halftime.
Make that 29-11 Queen’s. Typed it before the extra point.
Don’t know how but I timed 2 Jeff Healey songs quite well at halftime. Only 2 ads to play after them before the 2nd half started.
29-18 Queen’s in the 3rd quarter, sounds like the game is slowing down a bit.
Things changing a bit, Guelph closing the gap Queen’s up 32-26
But then Guelph decides it to kick it to Jimmy Allin again?? Bad move, his 3rd return for a TD today. 105 yards this time. 39-25 Queen’s
46-25 Queen’s as the Gaels pull away again from Guelph.
46-32 Queen’s and Guelph has the ball with 9 minutes to go. Still some fight in the Gryphons.
TD Guelph which makes the lead 46-39 for the Golden Gaels. 7 minutes left in the game.
Jimmy Allin returning the ball again, but this time fumbles it. Guelph deep in Queen’s territory. Uh oh.
Guelph held to a FG so it’s 46-42 Queen’s. A TD by Justin Dunk was called back due to a holding call.
FG by the Gaels make it 49-42 with 1:45 to go. Lack of sleep hasn’t affected me at all with this type of game.
1st and goal Guelph, crazy game. 1:08 to go. Overtime maybe?
Touchdown Guelph with 42 seconds to go…… tied at 49. I’ll never be getting out of here. LOL.
Queen’s lining up for a FG, 37 yards……. and it’s good. 52-49 win for Queen’s….. good lord.
Time to get some food and get some sleep after this long day.
The back up kicker who got the winning field goal is Mike Petranovic by the way. Didn’t want to spell his name wrong during the game.
This evening going for “Take 2” of the interview with Allison Crowe. Not exactly sure if the studio is back to normal but I’ll find out a little after 6pm today if it is. Taping of this Friday’s show will happen later in the week.
Might play a lot of live stuff this week. Idea came after playing some of the new Jeff Healey disc during halftime of the football game. “Songs from the Road” is from Stony Plain Records and is endorsed by his family. Jeff passed away in March 2008 and there was a company that released an unauthorized disc after his death. But this one is an official release.
Think I’ll play a bit of that disc on the show Friday. Played “While my Guitar Gently Weeps” at halftime which is a great version. Even has the crowd singing along with it.
Also have some songs from a concert Jenn Grant did. If I can find enough stuff I might do an all live edition for Friday.
Another article on the upcoming OUA Football season.
One sentence in particular summed up last season.
“Scored most points and allowed fewest in 2008 OUA league, then lost first playoff game.” Ouch.
Which I predicted by the way. Long time listeners might remember the night before Queen’s hosted Ottawa I picked the Gee Gees to win. 8-0 Gaels hosting a 4-4 team and I picked Ottawa. I was right. Why did I pick them?
One big thing in football I’ve seen over the last few years is momentum going into any playoffs. Ottawa HAD to win near the end of the season to get in. Queen’s had it wrapped up early. Too soon I would say. I saw Ottawa win the week before and thought they looked good.
Other main reason was Mike Giffin’s injury and how it was handled. Last regular season game and Queen’s had the starters in the game. Which is always dangerous especially with your star running back. He hurt his knee early on and doesn’t return. Matt Bisson was calling the game and said he was obviously hurt.
Then the strange thing started to happen. Queen’s denied he was hurt that much. Which they kept saying for 2 weeks up until the playoff game. That doesn’t scream a confident team to me. You don’t go 8-0 on the back of one guy, so just say he’s hurt and might not play. Plenty of players to pick up the slack on both sides of the ball.
But they didn’t think like that. Kept up the charade. Did he end up playing any part of the game against Ottawa? Of course not.
With that out of the way, I’ll throw in my prediction for this season. Stuck between 6-2 and 5-3. Mainly because of the last 2 games and whether or not the teams have clinched a spot by then.
Monday against Guelph
Sept. 12th host McMaster
Sept. 19th at Ottawa
Sept. 26th hosting York
Oct. 3rd at Windsor
Oct. 10th at Waterloo
Oct. 17th host Western
Oct 24th at Laurier
Western/Laurier/Queen’s could all be close to clinching a playoff spot at the end of the year. If you might play that team again in 2 or 3 weeks do you try that hard in one of those games? I’d say rest the starters for the last on. Lesson hopefully learned after last season.
I’ll say 6-2 for Queen’s. Might be better if they have to play a first round game this year.
Later in the week I’ll start my NFL picks. Did it last year on the radio but I should make some blog posts out of them. Already picked the Steelers against the Titans for Thursday’s game.
There was one week in 2008 I only got one game wrong. Lot of luck but it was fun to see them all those games line up. If you’re wondering, yes I picked Detroit to win once during the season. Had to try it one week for an upset.
Kickoff of Queen’s vs Guelph is a special start time of 2pm on Monday.
http://www.cfrc.ca or 101.9 FM in Kingston
Hope everyone is enjoying Labour Day Weekend, unless you are like me and working. Then you don’t really care about a 3 day weekend. 🙂
Queen’s Football on Monday afternoon, kickoff at 2pm. Regular season begins as Guelph travels to Kingston. Should be a good game, better than the UofT one last Monday.
Facebook group is slowing coming along. 11 members but since I started it right before a long weekend I’m not expecting the numbers to rise too quickly.
Some familiar names. Jennie Pardy, from Nova Scotia who I have played before on the show. One of the first musicians I found the first summer of doing the show.
Brent MacLean from The Lever Pulled and Toni Marie are also on there. Along with ‘Airchecker’, friend from Twitter and Facebook.
He or she, started the account a few months ago. Billed as “Canada’s number one source for the Canadian Radio Industry” they have had a tonne of great updates. Protected updates on Twitter so you can’t see them right away.
Airchecker is in Vancouver and from what I’ve gathered is VERY knowledgeable about the radio industry. Stays anonymous but that makes sense when you are getting news tips from people across the country.
Back to my program, I fell a bit behind on uploading the last episode of August. So I’ll have to put that up, along with the one this past Friday. Won’t be up till Monday. But I haven’t forgotten about it.