Getting Prepped

Knights slip to 2-1

Posted by coachbu on Sat, 09/13/2008 - 23:27
Coaches often say you play the way you practice. Prospect's Brent Pearlman wouldn't dispute that belief after Friday's 31-12 loss at Barrington. "We were never in this game," Pearlman said. "We had two horrible days of practice (Wednesday and Thursday) .... and Barrington's a physical team and we didn't match them anywhere. "Wednesday and Thursday carried over to today. We had no energy and no emotion. The moment the ball went in the air we weren't in the football game." But don't think Pearlman has given up on his team or a defense that has given up 51 points the last two weeks and faces Schaumburg, with QB Anthony Iannotti coming off two excellent outings.

Getting Prepped

Broncos storm to 3-0

Posted by coachbu on Sat, 09/13/2008 - 23:19
Barrington clearly made an early statement Friday by jumping to a 31-point lead and taking care of Prospect 31-0 in an MSL crossover. QB Cody Seeger had no trouble running or throwing in the rain, RB Sam Ojuri looked good after missing a week for an injured ankle and there are plenty of other solid threats behind the line of Erik Zentner, Adam Sellner, Trevor Laue, Tyler Sinclair (who went out in the fourth quarter) with a leg injury and Gus Handler. And so far senior kicker Ryan Murach is delivering field position with kickoffs consistently through or near the end zone as well as points with a first-half field goal. Terrance Terry set up the first two scores with a 27-yard kickoff return and 24-yard punt return.

Getting Prepped

A real Good night

Posted by coachbu on Sat, 09/13/2008 - 22:56
Barrington and Prospect had not met in football since 2005. But Barrington senior linebacker Cam Good was more than familiar with the Knights since his dad Dave was their Director of Student Activities for years. Cam Good smiled and said it definitely added to the joy of the Broncos' impressive 31-12 Mid-Suburban League crossover win. "I know all of the coaches and some of the players so it was good," Good said. "I have a lot of respect for their program and (head coach) Brent Pearlman. I can't say enough about their program."

Chicago's Inside Pitch

Milwaukee it is

Posted by Bruce on Sat, 09/13/2008 - 21:02
What took 'em so long? Major League Baseball finally announced tonight that the Cubs and Astros will play single games at Milwaukee's Miller Park tomorrow night at 7:05 and Monday afternoon at 1:05 to make up for two of the games lost in Houston to Hurricane Ike. A third, game, if necessary, will be played Monday, Sept. 29 in Houston. That game will be played if it affects the postseason. The Astros will be the home team for both games in Milwaukee. More to come in Sunday's Daily Herald.

Widescreen

Blog after screening

Posted by Sean Stangland on Sat, 09/13/2008 - 19:03

Thoughts that ran through my head before, during and after watching "Burn After Reading," the hilarious new comedy from Joel and Ethan Coen:

Bear Essentials

Vasher could be key

Posted by Bob LeGere on Sat, 09/13/2008 - 17:53
If you're looking for a pick to click Sunday against the Panthers, cornerback Nate Vasher wouldn't be a bad pick. The last time Vasher faced the Panthers and their quarterback Jake Delhomme in a regular-season game, Nov. 20, 2005, he intercepted 2 passes in a 13-3 Bears victory. On Carolina's first possession, Vasher interception and 46-yard return to the Panthers' right-yard line. That set up a 3-yard TD pass from Kyle Orton to Muhsin Muhammad, who is now back with the Panthers. Muhammad has never been one to keep a low profile on or off the field, so Vasher was asked if there would be some words between them Sunday afternoon.

Chicago's Inside Pitch

Cubs hold tight Saturday; Sunday games unlikely

Posted by Bruce on Sat, 09/13/2008 - 15:53
Been waiting all day to hear from the Cubs about what they're plans are for the Astros series. Late this afternoon, a Cubs person said the team will not travel today, to Houston or anywhere else. That means it's unlikely the Cubs and Astros will play tomorrow, as teams almost never travel on day of game. The Cubs say they don't know what will happen. The Astros have been clinging to the hope of playing at least two games in Houston by Monday, but the effects of Hurricane Ike may prevent that. A couple days ago, I suggested the teams move the proceedings to Miller Park in Milwaukee, but the Astros wanted no part of it, even if it meant they could get all three games in and not have to worry about playing after the scheduled end of the regular season.

Chicago's Inside Pitch

Rain, rain, go away

Posted by scotgreg on Fri, 09/12/2008 - 21:25
What a mess. In addition to the White Sox-Tigers game Friday night, five other games were rained out _ including the Twins’ game at Baltimore. More rain is on the way just about everywhere across the U.S., and major-league baseball is going to have to be really creative to get the regular season completed before Halloween. If the season does run long, it should actually benefit the White Sox. Paul Konerko (knee) should be back fairly soon and, who knows, maybe Carlos Quentin (fractured wrist) can return during the final week, whenever that happens to be.

Suburban Political Recount

Who said it?

Posted by JP on Fri, 09/12/2008 - 16:40

"I am distrurbed by the number of single issue voters we have in our party.
"I would just point out that we need to win all the offices this year -- the presidential, the U.S. Senate and majorities in the General Assembly.
"My fear is, that those Republicans may cause the defeat of more Republicans than those they have targeted."
...
"Illinois needs a Republican senator who represents mainstream values.
"And Illinois most assuredly needs Republicans in control of the state Senate and House.
"It is our duty and obligation to present our vision for Illinois and America clearly and without apologies."

So, you might be guessing GOP chairman Andy McKenna at Republican Day at the State Fair or perhaps House Republican leader Tom Cross at the GOP convention.

Widescreen

The new Metallica, track-by-track

Posted by Sean Stangland on Fri, 09/12/2008 - 05:41

Metallica's "Death Magnetic" is finally, officially here. Oh sure, I've heard the whole thing on YouTube already -- I don't roll with illegal downloads -- but today I can actually go to a store and buy one of those compact disc thingies. (Remember those?)

I had every intention of buying it at the local 24-hour megastore when I got off work, but the A/V department wasn't on their A-game; they didn't bother to put it on the shelves at midnight, and the manager on duty had no interest in searching for it in the back room. So I'm listening to the album right now on streaming audio from metallica.com, and the sound quality is worse than the rips I heard on YouTube. Oh well.

So let's go through this thing track-by-track, shall we?