First, the good news:
* East Brunswick did what they had to do, beating South Brunswick last night, 24-12. So if Howell were to lose to Brick Memorial today, that meant that Dear Old Alma Mater made the Playoffs!
* Tottenham got embarrassed by Bolton Wanderers. I don't hear the "OMG, Gareth Bale is hotter than Robert Pattinson" crowd in the English media today!
Now, the bad news:
* I picked up the nieces' cold, and it really hammered me yesterday. My sinuses were like boulders. I'm feeling better today, but still not good.
* This is Turn Back the Clock Day, and I don't mean teams will be wearing old-time uniforms in a game. Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 tonight, so fix your clocks so you do everything you need to do tomorrow at the right time!
* This afternoon, Howell beat Brick Memorial, which had already clinched a Playoff berth, in Brick, which makes it a bit of an upset, and so East Brunswick will play next Friday night in a consolation game, against an opponent and at a site both to be determined, and will go into that game with a record of 5-3, with only our annual Thanksgiving defeat to the Purple Bastards of Old Bridge after that. So we've clinched at least a .500 record for the second straight season -- which, post-1996 era, is quite a feat for us.
* The Devils humiliated themselves again, losing 3-0 last night to The Scum at the Prudential Center, and once again the Ranger fans took the piss on our manor. Yeah, I know, calling anything in Newark a "manor" is laughable.
* The Sun, an English newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch which makes his New York Post look like a bastion of honest, unbiased and responsible journalism by comparison, is blasting a story of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger having an affair. No other British paper seems to be confirming it. Damn, you don't think The Sun could be lying, do you? Trying to make Johnny Foreigner and his totally non-English club (except for Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere and SEVERAL others) look bad, do you? Arsenal play Newcastle United at home tomorrow morning (8:30 New York time -- remember, turn those clocks back!).
* The Kardashian sisters have opened their latest D-A-S-H store in Manhattan's ever-trendy SoHo, following their L.A.-area and Miami stores.
This would ordinarily not interest me, except that Kim Kardashian is really embracing New York, riding the Subway, and even getting her picture taken wearing a Yankee cap:
On the one hand, people, when you get a baseball cap, take the damn sticker off! Leaving it on doesn't make you look cool, it makes you look like a shoplifter!
On the other hand, seeing Kim Kardsahian in a Yankee cap is offically the sexiest thing I have ever seen.
She has been a Dodger fan, but now that she's switched, I'm starting to think she has brains after all. Nice-lookin' brains.
Welcome to New York, Kim. You have left the L.A. O'Malleys, and come to the Light Side of the Force!
Actually, of the three of them, I'm kinda partial to Khloe. But I'm shorter than she is (unlike Kim who's short and Kourtney who's even shorter -- maybe their mother should've married Frank Shorter the marathoner instead of Bruce Jenner the decathlete), and my basketball skills, not much to begin with, are totally rusty. So Khloe wouldn't be interested in me.
Besides, of the three, Kim is the only one who wouldn't try to outdrink me. I couldn't outdrink Kourtney and especially not Khloe. Even while watching an Arsenal match at the Blind Pig in New York, which is pretty much the only time I'll even have a second drink.
(Note: If you're going there, don't expect me. As I said, I picked up the nieces' cold, and I don't want to spread it to my fellow Gooners.)
Days until East Brunswick High School plays football again: 6, on Friday night, and as I said the opponent and location are TBD.
Days until Rutgers plays football again: 7, next Saturday afternoon, against Syracuse, at Rutgers Stadium.
Days until the next North London Derby: 14, Saturday, November 20, at New Highbury. Just 2 weeks.
Days until the next East Brunswick-Old Bridge Thanksgiving clash: 19. Under 3 weeks.
Days until the Devils play another local rival: 20, on Friday, November 26, the day after Thanksgiving, against the Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum, followed the next day by the first game of the season against the defending Eastern Conference Champion Philadelphia Flyers, at home at the Prudential Center. The next game against The Scum is Wednesday, December 29, at home.
Days until the next Yankees-Red Sox series begins: 153, Friday, April 8, 2011, at Fenway Park. About 5 months.
Days until Derek Jeter collects his 3,000th career hit: 221 (estimated: June 14, 2011, his “slump year” pushing it back by a month).
Days until the Rutgers-Army football game at Yankee Stadium: 372.
Days until the last Nets game in New Jersey: 534 (estimated).
Days until the 2012 Olympics begin in London: 590.
Days until Alex Rodriguez collects his 3,000th career hit: 938 (estimated).
Days until Alex Rodriguez hits his 700th career home run: 1,060 (estimated).
Days until Super Bowl XLVIII at the Meadowlands: 1,185.
Days until Alex Rodriguez hits his 756th career home run to surpass all-time leader Hank Aaron: 1,680 (estimated).
Days until Alex Rodriguez hits his 763rd career home run to become as close to a "real" all-time leader as we are likely to have: 1,794 (estimated).