The Queen’s Golden Gaels are the 2009 Yates Cup Champions. Back and forth contest which lived up to the hype the last few days. I’ll write a more detailed post later on. After that 5 hour broadcast including pre-game and post-game I’ll wait a day to talk about it. LOL.
One thing though, CFRC is the ONLY place to catch the game live next week between Queen’s and Laval. Kickoff at 1pm, but on TV it is on at 3:30pm. Confused? TSN got the rights to the Churchill Bowl but they are airing it on a tape delay next Saturday. The Score was doing a great job and then TSN drops the ball in a huge way like this. Amazing.
Off to the NFL picks which I wrote on Thursday night.
Went with Bears over 49ers, that didn’t work. I’m just glad I didn’t decide to watch that game. Ugh.
Falcons over Panthers. Battle for the scraps in the division with the Saints so far in front.
Dolphins over Bucs. The Bucs’ creamsicle uniforms didn’t look too bad. Plus they finally won which helped. But their streak should end at one.
Vikings over Lions. 7-1 vs 1-7.
Jets over Jags. Both 4-4 so not much to say, they’re middling.
Bengals over Steelers. Might meet again in the playoffs, I’ll pick the Bengals in this matchup.
Saints over Rams. Don’t even pay attention to that game.
Bills over Titans. No clue on this game. I think Buffalo will lose, but since they’re a backwards team I’ll pick them to win.
Broncos over Redskins. Can we send the Skins home for the rest of the season?
Game of the Week. Chiefs over Raiders, someone has to win. Unless they tie somehow.
Cards over Seahawks. Arizona is maddening to figure out this season.
Cowboys over Packers. Tony ‘it’s still November so I’ll play well’ Romo over Aaron ‘how many times will I get sacked this week’ Rodgers.
Chargers over Eagles. Andy Reid sucks as a coach, just look at the end of the Cowboys game. Decisions that make no sense.
The real Game of the Week. Patriots over Colts. Colts have squeaked by the last few games. Barely beating Houston and San Fran?
Baltimore ‘formerly the Browns’ Ravens over Cleveland ‘wishes they were a team other than the’ Browns. Browns on Monday Night Football, go watch a DVD that night or something.
Queen’s won Saturday afternoon by a score of 32-6 against McMaster. Most obvious reason is 8 turnovers by Mac. You better win a game when that happens. All of those touchdowns were direct results of the turnovers and short field position. So the score doesn’t indicate the whole story. Offense wasn’t as good as it has been as Brannagan threw for 161 yards. Quite low for him but he didn’t make the mistakes Mac did. With the Queen’s running game and defense that was more than enough for a win. Need to play better against Western next week though.
Bit of misleading trivia coming out of this, already seen “Queen’s hosting the Yates cup for first time since 1978”. Technically true, but part of the reason is Queen’s joined up the Ontario-Quebec Conference in 1980. They played for a different championship for the next 2 decades. The Golden Gaels hosted the Dunsmore Cup in 1997, but that doesn’t sound as good as 1978.
1pm kickoff next Saturday on CFRC and on The Score. Or catch the game in person in Kingston. Did you see the crowd? Or should I say lack of a big crowd. Less than 2,500 for a playoff game is disappointing. Weather was nice and sunny so can’t use the weather excuse.
Mac got a bit of revenge as the basketball team won Saturday night on CFRC. My streak of working on every live sports broadcast since I started in 2006 came to an end. Bound to happen with the increase of games this year and my work schedule. I’ll give out the schedule for hockey and basketball for everyone. Basketball isn’t on the CFRC website right now so this is the only place to read them right now.
2010 is getting close.
Quick version of NFL picks since work was quite busy on Saturday night. Made the picks on Friday night’s show, but I can’t remember if everyone is the same.
Falcons, Bears, Ravens, Colts, Jags, Pats, Packers, Saints, Seahawks, Giants, 49ers, Cowboys and Steelers.
Think for Friday I’ll re-air the show with Toni Marie Wiseman. It did air in July when a lot of people in the Kingston area might have missed it. Summer is a slower time at the station and this Friday is the day she’ll be running with the Olympic Torch in St. John’s. It makes sense to play that show again this week.
Will be taping a new voiceover for it. Can talk about the feedback for it this past summer and a few other things.