Weekend Sports ThreadSeptember 28th, 2012 at 11:33 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Sports, Weather
The Tigers magic number is just one (either one Tiger win or one White Sox loss). The Tigers won a close one Sunday, 2-1 on a Fielder homer in the 8th. The Tigers have 3 road games left in Kansas City, starting Porcello Monday evening. The Chicago White Sox have faded like the ’69 Cubs, losing to Tampa Bay 6-2 Sunday aftn. The White Sox have now lost 10 of their last 12, while Tampa Bay was won 10 of the last 11. Miguel Cabrera continues to have a decent chance being the first Triple Crown (home runs, runs-batted-in and batting average) winner since Carl Yastremski in 1967.
This sure was a week that “our guys” lost. Michigan State came up a point shy in a 17-16 loss to Ohio State at East Lansing. Michigan State had only 34 total yards rushing. Central Michigan got blown out by Northern Illinois 55-24. NIU had 407 yards rushing. Toledo thumped Western Michigan 37-17. Hope College lost their 4th in a row, getting shut out by Adrian 24-0. Kalamazoo College dropped a 30-20 decision to Trine. My Wisconsin Badgers blew a 17-point lead in a 30-27 loss at Nebraska. Ferris St. lost to Saginaw Valley 31-24. Grand Valley held on to score a 51-43 win over Michigan Tech. They were up 51-14, then gave up 29 consecutive points. Also, how do you score 63 points and still lose? The U.S. team sure crashed in golf’s Ryder Cup at Medinah C.C. just west of Chicago. I played golf a couple times before as an Evans Scholar.
Then there’s the Lions…losers of 10 of their last 16 games since they started last year 5-0. They are 1-3 for 2012 so far. They have a bye week and won’t play next Sunday.