Monday, October 31, 2005
Anyone that knows me can attest to the fact that I'm not the biggest pro football fan. Yes I do follow it and watch the games and do fantasy football, but truthfully I don't get pissed off if the Giants lose - I just don't. So now that baseball is over I'm just biding my time till the college hoops season starts. Well last week ESPN/USA Today posted their first pre-season poll and I was ecstatic to see my GW Colonials ranked at #24 . I figured we'd be somewhere near the Top 25 to start the season considering we're returning four of five starters from a team that won the A10 tournament and made the NCAA's for the first time since '99.
This team has talent and experience - two dangerous things when you talk about college basketball. Plus we've also got one of the most exciting players in all of college basketball with Pops Mensah-Bonsu . If you haven't seen this kid play he may be one of the best finishers out there, and seems from the reports from the Chicago camp he's developed more of a post game. This is going to be an exciting season.
More on the Colonials as the season gets closer.
Posted by Jeffrey Greenblatt at 6:00 PM
Friday, October 28, 2005
Going to see Mike Gordon & Leo Kottke tomorrow night at Irving Plaza. Saw them a few years back at Bowery and it was a pretty enjoyable show. Very mellow and the audience was pretty respectful of the fact that it was just two guys playing quiet music. You kind of know what you're getting yourself into with a show like this, but that's not a bad thing. I'd rather give Cactus my money then Trey. I'm taking a stand and not caving in to see him at Roseland when he's here in a week or so. I've heard the new album and have to say it was quite underwhelming. Wish he would stop trying to be Dave Matthews - anyways enough about him.
Posted by Jeffrey Greenblatt at 6:19 PM
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Going to see Cream tonight at the Garden - can't wait. From all reports I heard last night was great. Hopefully with one night under their belts they'll be a bit more comfortable and rock the house. Should be a great time. I've avoided seeing Clapton over the past decade or so, he seemed to have become a greatest hits touring package for awhile with some blues tours sprinkled about. This should really be something special and different though - at least that's what I'm hoping for. I think everyone in attendence at these shows are hoping that we can once again start spray painting 'Clapton is God'.
Posted by Jeffrey Greenblatt at 4:39 PM
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Well there was really nothing worth purchasing this week, but a friend hooked me up with some music last night. Here's what I got.....
Tortoise - It's All Around You
Seu Jorge - Cru
Orchestra Baobab - Specialists In All Styles
Garaj Mahal - Blueberry Cave
The Perceptionists - Black Dialouge
Going to see My Morning Jacket tonight at Webster Hall - can't wait, should be a great show.
Posted by Jeffrey Greenblatt at 10:59 AM
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Monday, October 10, 2005
So it all comes down to tonight a Game 1 rematch of Moose vs. Colon. Hopefully the Yanks can repeated what they did a little less then a week ago in Cali and send us to the ALCS. Yanks need to get their bats to wake up a bit, they managed to only get four hits the entire game and two that barely left the infield last night. Come on guys we were second in the league in home runs, lets get some balls to leave the yard tonight. Both Chacon and Lackey pitched brilliantly last night, but I think that the Angels have been stretching Sheilds and Escobar a bit thin over the course of this series. Moose needs to give us a solid five to six innings and then I believe we'll see some combination of Randy Johnson, Aaron Small, Tom Gordon and Mo to close it out.
On another note why is it that every time that A-Rod comes up to bat everyone's chanting 'MVP', but no one does that when Mo comes into the game?? Yes A-Rod's numbers are quit impressive - he's had a hell of a year, but if I had a vote for AL MVP it would definitely go to Mariano Rivera - at the very least give this guy the CY Young Award.
Let's get some solid pitching and an early lead tonight - I want to be watching baseball for a few more weeks this October.
Posted by Jeffrey Greenblatt at 5:34 PM
Saturday, October 08, 2005
It's been pouring all day here in NYC and thus the Yankees/Angels game has been postponed until tomorrow night at 8:15.
Yanks have got to have a break out game tomorrow or the season is over. This team hasn't come all this way to roll over and die in the Division Series. They're going to need Shawn Chacon to come up big and give them a solid starting pitching performance. There is no reason that a team that 21st in the league in home runs should have so many off of Yankee pitching already. I'll be at the game tomorrow night and hopefully I won't be taking the 4 train back feeling disappointed. If this series goes the distance The Unit will likely be coming out of the pen - hopefully to atone for his disastrous start last night where it looked like he was pitching batting practice.
Posted by Jeffrey Greenblatt at 7:13 PM
Thursday, October 06, 2005
So here are the cd purchases for the week.....
My Morning Jacket - Z
The Magic Numbers - The Magic Numbers
Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene
Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine
Seeing Stellastarr* tonight at Irving Plaza. Full review tomorrow (hopefully), plus thoughts on the Yanks/Angels series.
Posted by Jeffrey Greenblatt at 4:50 PM
Saturday, October 01, 2005
Eight in a row, nine in ten years it doesn't get old hat to keep winning the American League East - and it feels even better to do it in Boston. Yes the Yanks had a bit of help today from the Cleveland Indians who lost and coupled with the Yanks win guaranteed them the title, but I'll take it. I'd rather know we have the AL East today then sweat it out tomorrow. We might have also benefited from good 'ol Mother Nature as well when earlier in the week the Sox had to play a double header which pushed back Curt Schilling's start to Sunday - but hey won't complain about that either. I won't get into a lengthy dissertation about the season. Let's just say those of us who have been following this team closely all year feel a great sense of satisfaction today. Let's get one more tomorrow and hope Cleveland can do us another favor by winning tomorrow which would result in a one game playoff on Monday versus Boston.
Posted by Jeffrey Greenblatt at 7:57 PM