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Sunday, March 12, 2006

Viva! Las Vegas!

Man, what a team! I wasn't sure who to put in there this week, but it looks like I couldn't have gone wrong no matter who I put in there. Best of all Gordon moves into the top ten in points.

I do have to admit that once again Kyle Busch finished ahead of Gordon. So, had I run him instead of Martin or Gordon - I would have made even more points. Now my guys are Johnson in 1st, Martin in 5th, Busch in 6th, and Gordon in 9th.

Next week is even more fun. Atlanta! All of my guys run well there also.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Lineup

Here is the lineup for this week's race:

Wow, I don't know who to run! The way Gordon has been running at these intermediate tracks and with the way Roush has just about created a intermediate track juggernaut... I thought seriously about a line up of Johnson, Martin and Busch. However, had Gordon not had the battery trouble last race... Also, Gordon, Johnson and Busch were in the top four last year at Las Vegas.

I think I'll go with this line up. The good news is that Earnhardt is also struggling at tracks like Las Vegas. The bad news is that I think this is going to be Biffle's race. He was on my team last year and I grew to be very impressed with his abilities and team.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

It is time...

North Carolina vs. Duke. The game is about to tip off on six different domestic networks. Does it get much bigger than this? I'm sitting here ready to go. I will be watching the game on ESPN and then watching the ESPN2 feed on a smaller TV above my larger one.

9:07 p.m. - the game tips off and something is going on right off the bat. I'm not seeing the difference in the video feeds.

9:08 p.m. - Duke scores first after Carolina gets a backcourt violation.

I'll be back later in the game.

9:12 p.m. - North Carolina needs to settle down. The shots are going long. They are too amped. They need to calm it down. Man, Reddick is hot. Oh no...

9:15 p.m. - First TV time out. Off to pop some popcorn.

9:26 p.m. - Second TV time out. Have the popcorn and a drink. Carolina also seems to be settling down a bit. They are only down by six right now. I'm feeling a little better now. The different feeds really don't seem that different.

9:40 p.m. - Carolina had the ball with a chance to take the lead and Duke gets the ball on a tie ball.


9:54 p.m. - Back and forth, back and forth... now Carolina has a chance to take the lead again at the foul line. 1 up... 1 good! 2 up... 2 good! We're in the lead again with 45 seconds left to half.

Duke scores a three. 10 seconds left and Carolina calls time...

9:57 p.m. - Touch shot is the only chance at this point. Noel up... AWWWWW... almost. Halftime and Duke only has a 1 point lead! This is better than I thought it would be.

10:12 p.m. - Well, that was fast! During halftime I went and took a shower and threw on my Carolina sweatshirt.

10:16 p.m. - Duke in bounds and scores.

10:17 p.m. - Kind of sloppy on both sides but Duke's slop is going in more.

10:18 p.m. - What a drive by Psycho T! Old time three point play and we're tied!

10:28 p.m. - Man, this is a classic. Won't be blogging much - it is too exciting.

10:36 p.m. - Half way through the second half - Carolina leads by two...

10:40 p.m. - TV time out. Wow. There seems to be a shift in the game. The flow is going to Carolina. I hope it isn't too soon. These games seem to swing back and forth. You want to be the one with it swinging to you at the end - unless you have such a big lead it doesn't matter. That ain't the case here.

10:48 p.m. - It is obvious now that old moe has swung to Carolina. Only one eigth of the game left... Great defence by Carolina. If only Noel can get on track. The problem is he has four fouls now.

10:51 p.m. - It is starting to get sloppy again. That normally means another swing. Sure enough, a bad shot and a foul that puts Duke on the line.

10:53 p.m. - Ginyard answers with a coast-to-coast off of a missed foul shot.

10:57 p.m. - I just can't think that Riddick will be sil--- Oh, man! Psycho T hit a three pointer!

11:00 p.m. - Dare I believe? Ginyard is at the line and hits one of two. Biggest lead of the night. Willams scores for Duke and it is a 10 point lead. Duke calls time. Only 2:43 left.

11:02 p.m. - Duke hits a three. Heels miss. Duke hits a two. Heels miss. Duke hits a three. Eight points in 51 seconds. Here it goes...

11:05 p.m. - My heart is about to beat out of my chest! 23 seconds left. Carolina has a three point lead and the Frazor is at the line. One up. One in. Two posession game. Two up. Two in!

11:09 p.m. - Man. 79 to 76. Carolina has the ball with 17 seconds left. Hansbrough is at the line. That is good. 10 seconds left. One up. One in! Two up. Two in!

11:11 p.m. - Hansbrough gets pushed in the face! Now he goes to the line. One up. One in. Two up. Two in! I finally saw an expression on Tyler's face!

11:12 p.m. - WE WON!!!! Now I see a HUGH smile on Tyler's face. I can't believe it! We are now undisputedly in second place in the ACC.