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Sunday, February 26, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Sunday (2/26/12)...Georgia Tech beats Terps in men's basketball 63-61...Peyton Manning to K.C. Chiefs??? (Think Redskins Peyton!)... Something to do a flip over Dept.:MLB Hall of Fame member Ozzie Smith is a Spring training coach with Cards this year...LINMANIA Item #302:Jeremy Lin "will not" be asked to be a member of the USA Olmpic basketball team this year (note to Ireland can you swing citizenship papers ASAP)...St. Johns men's upset Notre Dame in men's basketball 61-58... D.C. sports Ying & Yang:Caps 31-26-5 (1 point out of 1st place),Wizards 7-26 (19.5 games out of 1st place)...Celtic recorded 14th straight victory in Scottish Premier League soccer play...Jennifer Suhr wins pole vault for 6th time at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships (15-3 3/4)...Latvian Martins Dukurs won gold medal in world skeleton (super fast Radio Flyer snow sleigh) championships...Australia beats India by 87 runs in cricket...SPRING TRAINING REPORT by Professor Li Bai Finch: 1) Sabermetrics numbers show = (1)Angels vs Nationals in World Series, 2) Yankees finish 3rd in AL East and 3) O's will play 162 regular season games...

Saturday, February 25, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Saturday (2/25/12)...College football will move kickoffs from 30-35 yard line (safety) and if your helmet comes off you leave the game for 1 play (safety)...Elway hopes Tebow is long term solution to Denver's QB solution (Thanks a lot Mr Elway)...Nationals and Zimmerman close to a new contract...NBA All-Star Weekend..."When did the strike end (...did anyone tell the Wizards players about the strike ending???)????...Harvard going to the NCAA Big Dance in basketball, Linmania sweeping the NBA! What is going on in Cambridge, MASS.???...Caps 29-26-5 (4 points out of 1st place in Southeast & will they make playoffs??)...WORLD RECORD: Yelena Isinbayeva broke the pole vault world record for women jumping 16-4 3/4 CONGRATS!...Sri Lanka beat Australia by 3 wickets in cricket match...LABOR FRONT NEWS: UVA defensive back Joseph Williams joins student hunger strike in support of "Living Wage" campaign which seeks to help UVA employees...SPRING TRAINING REPORT from Professor Li Bai Finch: 1) 1st Spring training baseball game on TV this week, 2)Oakland A's will be the "fun" team to watch this year in MLB, 3)Braves have reloaded their pitching staff with young stars, 4)Cubs will be the dark horse team in the National League and 5) SABERMETRICS numbers say "MEMPHIS" is the best team in NYC (sorry Mets and Yankees)...

Friday, February 24, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...TGIF (2/24/12)...Terps women (23-4) vs UNC tonight at 8:30 p.m. in basketball...Terps men (16-11) vs Georgia Tech Saturday at 2:30 P.M....CONGRATS KIHS girls basketball team Bayside Champions, now on to the state championships...NFL Colts say they are yet to make a final decision about keeping Manning (...How can you let the guy go???)... MEMO TO TERPS AD: Should Terps "drop" college football and do what Lefty D. said in the 1970's become the "UCLA of the East".... Brewer LF Ryan Braun has his 50 game ban overturned...Knicks 3.5 games behind 76'ers as they ride the "Linmania" wave...Caps are 4 points out of first place and local hockey fans are wondering if they will even make the playoffs...***SPRING TRAINING REPORT FROM Professor Li Bai Finch*** FYI:(1) The man who invented baseball also holds credit for firing the first union shot of civil war, (2)On May 9, 1984 Brewers & White Sox played a game that lasted 8 hours and 6 minutes (record), (3) 1st World Series in 1903 was a "nine" game series...SABERMETRICS = numbers show SF Giants will win NL West...ENJOY THE WEEKEND!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Thursday (2/23/12)...NFL News:Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan likes Oklahoma QB Brandon Weedon (how does Brandon look in burgundy??)... NCAA News:Temple going back to the Big East???... UVA lacrosse player convicted of 2nd degree murder and could face 26 years in jail...Spring Training Report: End of a Era! Varitek Red Sox catcher for 15 years is not in Spring training camp...FYI 15 teams are in Florida and 15 teams are in Arizona for MLB spring training...Nationals GM likes Nationals chances this year..Li Bai Finch (Montana Methodist Union Seminary Professor and head baseball coach for MMUS) live at various Spring training camps reports in "Sabermetrics MLB Report" that Yankees will win AL East and O's will be last in division... NBA News:Linmania Report= Knicks win again and have won 9 out of the last 11 games...Wizardsmania, Wizards are 7-27 (19 games out of 1st place)...NHL News: Senators 5-Caps 2 (Caps are now 29-26-5 and playoffs are not looking good)...Olympic Preview: Dayron Robles (Cuba) vs Liu Xiang in 110 high hurdles will be one of the premier events in London in 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...ASH WEDNESDAY (2/22/12)...Maryland beats Miami in men's basketball 75-70...D.C. United signs Dwayne De Rosario to contract (last years MLS MVP)... It isn't Easy being #2...Brady Quinn (Denver's backup QB) apologizes for comments he made about Tim Tebow... "We Got Trouble Right Here In River City", Terps football coach Randy Edsall is getting more heat about his treatment of players as national media is picking up story...LINMANIA Part XXl, NY Knicks have their highest TV ratings since 1988 with Jeremy Lin at point guard (...aren't Knicks owned by an oil company???)...Kentucky-Syracuse 1-2 in NCAA men's hoops...Caps are in 3rd place in the Southeast (29-25-5), playoff hopes are on thin ice!...England beat Pakistan in one day cricket by 4 wickets as Kevin Paterson scored his second century...World Indoor Track & Field Championships in Instanbul this year..."SABERMETRICS" = analysis of baseball through objective, emperical baseball statistics, or for local fans Spring Training numbers add up for Nats (9+162+0+1+162) = D.C. in playoffs this year...Enjoy the day and be a good sport!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS..."SHROVE" Tuesday (Pancake Tuesday) 2/21/12...ARE YOU READY FOR SOME MANNING? Peyton Manning going to MNF (Monday Night Football)???...Nats pitcher Strasburg will be on a innings pitched limit this year (...unless Nats make playoffs)...COMEBACK BILL! Bill Clinton attended the Miami Heat NBA game...NCAA Basketball has Kentucky (men) & Baylor (women) ranked #1...Manny Ramirez signs with the Oakland A's...Princeton beats Trinity College for the college "squash" championships (Trinity had won 13 titles in a row... sports #13 and SI cover jinx strikes again)...Washington College basketball records as they enter into Tourney play, men 13-12 & women 16-9...11 MLB teams are in "SPRING" training and quote of the day from baseball, "When I was a little boy I wanted to be a baseball player and join the circus. With the Yankees, I've accomplished both". Former Yankee 3b Greg Nettles... NYC City of Doom! Knicks and Linmania lost a game on Sunday!... Enjoy the pancakes and here comes baseball O's & Nationals fans ( thank you to Greg Nettles) and For Lent how about we "give up" locking local runners/joggers/walkers out of our high school tracks!

Monday, February 20, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Monday (2/20/12)...***MARYLAND 63-DUKE 61 AS 15,150 WATCH TERPS WOMEN BEAT DUKE IN BASKETBALL AT COMCAST CENTER (8th largest crowd in school & ACC history)***... I LOVE NYC! NY Knicks have won eight of their last nine games with Jeremy Lin at point guard...I LOVE NY Part 2: NFL Jets after going 8-8 last season are going to take part in team "bonding" activities...The "OLD BALL COACH" Steve Spurrier has to meet with NCAA officials over improper activities at South Carolina with football... Good News! 11 MLB teams are in Spring training...Wizards Watch = 7-24 (17.5 games out of 1st place)...U of Kentucky has won 50 consecutive home basketball games...Bill Haas beat Mickelson in PGA Riviera playoff...Caps Report = 29-24-5 (3-5-2 over last 10 games)...R.I.P. John Fairfax (74) 1st known person to row a boat across the Atlantic ocean...Canada takes gold in bobsled world championships as USA team of Meyers & Eberling takes the bronze medal...Australia beats India by 110 runs in cricket..."Drill" wins $150,000 San Vicente Stakes horse race...HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR PRESIDENT(S)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Sunday (2/19/12)...UVA crushes Terps in men's basketball 71-44...Ex Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson signed as an assistant coach by Bengals...Jay Paterno (Joe's son) not eligible to be on PSU Board of Trustees...Tim Wakefield (knuckle ball pitcher) & 200 game winner retires...Wizards Watch = 7-24...Mickelson tied for lead in PGA Northern Trust Open...Caps playoff chase = 29-24-5 (2 points out of 1st place)...Former USA national coach Bob Bradley to stay in Egypt as their national soccer team coach despite political unrest...England beats Pakistan by 9 wickets in cricket...Lin Yiang beats Dayron Robles in big 60 meter high hurdles event in England...Derby Winner "Animal Kingdom" returned to horse racing with a win at Gulf Stream Park...UCONN women lose to St Johns in basketball and UCONN 99 home game victory streak comes to an end...THINK SPRING! Don't worry about February snow MLB baseball opens up Spring training this week, THE BOYS OF SUMMER ARE BACK!...RUN FOR FUN! Allow local runners/joggers/walkers to use local high school tracks!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Saturday (2/18/12)...NYC Blues! Knicks finally lose a game in the NBA with Harvard's Jeremy Lin at point guard, don't worry "Linmania" is still the talk of the sports world!...Detroit Red Wings win 22nd straight NHL game at home...Lefty Phil Mickelson is in the lead again at the PGA's Northern Trust Open (must be that new adjustable driver he is using)...NFL Vikings to get a new stadium (taxes are going up)..."Money Ball" Part Vll, A's about to sign Manny Ramirez to contract???...USA Women's 2 person bobsled team of Meyers & Ederling is in the hunt for a gold medal as they enter last day of the world's championships...Claressa Shields is the talk (she wears Betty Boop socks) of the Olympic Women's Boxing tryouts as she has won 3 straight fights in the middle weight division...Terps men vs UVA today (1 p.m.) and women play Duke on Sunday (3 p.m.)...ARE YOU READY FOR MLB SPRING TRAINING??? Sidd Finch and the boys are ready to report to Fla/Arizona and play ball!...Enjoy the three day weekend and be a good sport!

Friday, February 17, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...TGIF EDITION (2/17/12)...QACHS SWEEPS KIHS IN GIRLS & BOYS BASKETBALL...Terps have a good night(Thursday)in basketball as women win 73-56 & men beat BC 81-65...R.I.P. MLB Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter...Albert Haynesworth released again by an NFL team. This time Tampa Bay says goodbye to Albert!...Ron "Jaws" Jaworski out of Monday Night Football booth...Notre Dame men's basketball (18-8) has won 7 straight games...O's sign center fielder Adam Jones to a 1 year contract ($6.5 million)... Michael Bates, a Member of the British House Of Lords, walks 2,823 miles for Peace (Greece to London)...This weeks "HOT" list:Jeremy Lin & the NY Knicks, Zambia men's soccer team, Bernard Legat American 5,000 meter runner, Jessica Korda teenage golfer, Phil Mickelson PGA golfer, SI swimsuit issue & QACHS boys/girls basketball teams..."UNLOCK" the local high school tracks and let the runners/joggers/walkers exercise for fun & fitness!...Have a good weekend and be a good sport"...

Thursday, February 16, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Thursday (2/16/12)...LYNMANIA CONTINUES IN NYC, Knicks win 7th games in a row with Jeremy (Harvard) Lyn at point guard...Who will get Super Bowl L (fifty/50)? Cities are already in a bidding war...MLB Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn fighting cancer... NHL Detroit's Red Wings set a record with 21 consecutive home victories...Iowa basketball coach throws a chair, chair auctioned off for $2100 (with Coach Fran McCaffery's autograph) (only in America)...Volleyball will not use video replays in London Olympics (...Technology is a bad thing??)...Caps 28-23-5 (...and fighting for playoff spot)...Wizards Death Watch: 7-22 (15.5 games out of 1st place)...Terps basketball: Men (14-10) vs BC tonight! Women 21-4 vs UVA tonight!...Clarissa Shields (boxer with Betty Boop on her socks) scores big upset in Olympic women's boxing championships.. Breakfast of Champions! WHEATIES boxes featuring retro images of Olympic champions (Ali, Jenner, Retton) coming out soon...USA vs Antigua/Barbuda June 8th in 1st World Cup qualifier... QA VS KI in high school basketball TONIGHT (girls/boys)...UNLOCK THE GATES for local runners/joggers/walkers at high school tracks

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Wednesday (2/15/12)...Comeback Trail #2, yesterday Jose Canseco today Randy Moss wants to return to pro sports...OUCH! Bill Parcells did not get into the NFL Hall of Fame (2 Super Bowl Rings)...QB Danny O'Brien leaves the Terps...O's "not" going after Manny Ramirez...What is more fun "Linsanity" or "Tebowmania"...UWV going to Big 12 in July...Boston Biggie! BC beats BU in "Beanpot" college hockey game...It's a French thing! David Beckham would rather play soccer in LA than Paris??...Pekingese wins again at Westminister Dog Show...Can't skirt this sports issue! Will skirts be mandatory as uniforms for 2012 women Olympic boxers???...India & Sri Lanka tie in cricket...Hooker taking risky path! Olympic pole vault champ Steve Hooker cannot attend Aussie track Olympic qualifying trials so will try to make team via competing in other international meets...199 days until Navy vs Notre Dame in football (Dublin, Ireland 9/1/12)...Thursday night QA vs KI in boys/girls basketball...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Tuesday 2/14/12...HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!...Jose Canseco is trying to make a comeback in MLB at 47 years old, Good luck Jose!...Georgetown is now 19-5 in men's basketball and perhaps the best Wash/Balt area college team...11,008 fans watched the Lady Terps (22-4) lose to Miami...Caps are 3-4-3 in their last 10 games and fighting for a playoff spot...Notre Dame women's basketball team lost to WVU to snap their 21 game winning streak...Bow Wow! Westminister Kennel Dog Show is the big sports event this week in NYC...American teenager Jessica Korda won the Australian Women's Open Golf Championship...Wizards death watch = 6-22 record...2012 Olympics will have women's boxing in three weight classes...Zambia won the African Cup soccer championship...Wales beat Scotland in rugby 27-13...Bernard Lagat regined the American 5,000 meter record in track & field at the Millrose Games in NYC...KI vs James Bennett & QA vs Wicomico in bball tonight..."Unchain my Heart" (...and tracks) on Valentines Day and let local runners/walkers/joggers use local high school tracks...

Monday, February 13, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Monday (2/12+1/12)...The Old Lefty is back! Phil Mickelson wins the Pebble Beach PGA golf championship (did you see the great shots of the Left Coast shoreline on TV??)...Ah Spring! Navy beat VMI in lacrosse 14-7 this weekend...Hines Ward says he wants to finish his career with the Steelers...Redskins fans Question of the Day!! Who do you want next year at QB? Grossman, Beck or Manning??...Wizards Watch = 5-22 on the season...What is going on in merry old England? Soccer players refusing to shake hands, 8 game suspensions due to racial slurs, near fights at halftime & games end! Its not like this on Masterpiece Theater where only the butlers/rich folks are rude!...Caps are now 28-21-5 and 2 points out of 1st place...Did you know?? The 1960 Orange Bowl was the 1st year a blimp was used to cover a sports event (...its been all down hill since then)...SISYPHUS AWARD, John Feinstein in a great basketball article in the WASH POST described the Loyola U men's (Baltimore) team as the "Sisyphus of college basketball programs" (Feinstein, Sisyphus, & Loyola are facing an uphill battle to promote hopeless causes)...MLB Spring Training Camps are about to open and stand by for a lot of last minute roster changes (Manny to O's, Nats still looking for cf & lead off batter)...THURSDAY NIGHT FEVER! QA vs KI in boys & girls high school baskeball...RUN FOR FUN! How about we unlock the local high school tracks for local runners/joggers/walkers to use!!...P.S. Don't forget Valentines Day (tomorrow) dark chocolate is good for you!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Sunday Funnies (2/12/12)...Duke men beat Terps 66-53 in basketball...Army beats Navy 69-63 and Gettysburg beats Washington College 83-69 in other local men's basketball games...Stefon Diggs going to College Park to play for the Terps in football (Wash Post High School Defensive Player of the year)...NCAA basketball Tournament selection of teams 1 month away...USA upsets Federev's Swiss team to advance in Davis Cup Tennis play...Felix Loch of Germany won the world's luge championship...Peyton Manning working out at Duke and maybe headed to the REDSKINS!!!...NBA to honor it's 1st black player Earl Loyd (Washington Capitols 10/31/1950)...O's apologize to South Korean organizations due to signing of high school player...Australia beat Sri Lanka in cricket by 5 runs...Harvard lost for the 1st time in Ivy League play but still should make the NCAA playoffs...KIHS vs QACHS coming up in basketball (2/16/12)...

Saturday, February 11, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Saturday (2/11/12).. BEAT THE SNOW DAY BLUES TV SPECIAL: Navy vs Army in basketball 2:30 p.m. on CBS TV..."LINSANITY" IN NYC! Another plot by Harvard U as Jeremy Lin is the talk of NYC & the NBA. Lin is a Harvard grad now playing for Knicks and leading them to 4 straight wins..Murray State lost in basketball (last undefeated Division l team)...WAY TOO MUCH INFO! Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd, MLB pitcher reveals he used cocaine while pitching!... IT'S ALL SHOW BIZ! Shane "Flyin Hawaiian" Victorino (Phillies OF) to appear in "Hawaii Five-O" TV show...USA vs Brazil in soccer May 30th at FEDEX Field...Congrats to Jenn Suhr who set an American women's indoor pole vault record (16 feet)...CAN'T DANCE DON'T MAKE ME! Patriots TE Gronkowski underwent surgery & will give up dancing for awhile (we hope)...NBA Wizards 5-21...Caps fighting for 1st with 28-21-5 record...Maryland Men vs Duke today in basketball (4 p.m.)...301/50 Basketball Battle 2/16/12 as KIHS vs QACHS in boys & girls basketball... SURE SIGNS OF SPRING! MLB Spring training is just around the corner, SI Swim Suit issue comes out next week,local high school SPRING sports practices start in 18 days & VALENTINES DAY is next Tuesday guys!

Friday, February 10, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...TGIF (2/10/12)...Payton Manning coming to the Redskins???? Good idea according to Wash Post...Terps QB Danny O'Brien leaving College Park??? (player 23 to leave since Jan. 2011)...NHL to pay U of Michigan $3 million to play Winter Classic hockey game in Michigan Stadium...North Dakota to put universities nick name on state ballot for citizens choice??? (don't they have bigger issues in Dakota???)...Jim Larranaga has Miami U thinking basketball in Coral Gables (Miami 14-7)...FYI: Wizards are 5-21 and have 7 players in their 1st or 2nd year in the NBA...Zambia vs Ivory Coast in Africa Cup of Nations soccer final...Tottenham Coach Harry Redknapp to become England's new national soccer team coach???...Emma King, Oakdale High School, pole vaulted 12 feet, 3 inches highest jump in Matyland state indoor history...KIHS vs QACHS next Thursday )2/16/12) in boys and girls basketball...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Thursday (2/9/12)...NATIONAL SPORTS...Georgetown men drop a OT basketball game to Orangemen 64-61 last night...Memphis joins Big East for all sports for 2013...NCAA Basketball rankings: Baylor #1 women and Kentucky #1 men...Tiger Woods says he is against "Belly Putters" in golf (Tiger wait until you reach 50+ years in age)...Fabio Capello quits as England's national soccer team coach (this is like Super Bowl coach quitting day before Super Bowl)...Speaking of Thin Ice, Dutch cancel national speed skating marathon in which 16,000 skaters were to take part, Yes Virginia THIN ICE problems!...Penguins star Sidney Crosby is practicing again...coming back soon???...India beats Sri Lanka by four wickets in cricket (...and we thought the Super Bowl was close)... And we thought we had labor unrest in the U.S.A Column: Oh,Oh,labor union problems in Brazil and the World Cup stadiums might not be ready for the 2014 World Cup...Bobsled news for you people who like the cold & snow: Cathleen Martini of Germany is ranked #1 in the 2 women world bobsled rankings, Alexsandra Zubkov of Russia #1 in 4 man bobsled rankings....For those who like warm temperatures and sunny days: pitchers & catchers are about to report to MLB Spring training. Nats are loaded and just need a cf and lead off batter to compete in the NL East.O's just a new owner to compete in the Babe Ruth Little League T ball division!...Cuba vs Hungry this weekend in boxing, does anyone follow boxing???...COMING ATTRACTIONS: Next week = Valentine's Day (2/14), SI Swim Suit Issue (2/14) and KIHS vs QACHS boys and girls basketball (2/16)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Wednesday 2/8/12...NATIONAL SPORTS...NYC throws a ticker tape parade for Super Bowl Champ Giants...Mrs Tom Brady throws a "fit" over Patriots loss (...move on Mrs B)...Spring Training Prep #1: Will Bryce Harper make the Nationals opening day roster???...Give it Up! U of North Dakota fans signing a petition to restore "Fighting Sioux" nick name (how about "Frozen Tundras"...)...A's sign GM Billy "Mr Moneyball" Beane to contract through 2019 ( A's signing in years)...RIP Harry Keough of 1950 U.S. World Cup soccer team (team upset England in World Cup play)...Big 10 bosses say "maybe" to national college 4 team football playoff...STATE SPORTS... Close Call! Maryland men beat Clemson 64-62 in basketball (Duke on 2/11)...Terps women 20-3 play Clemson on 2/9/12...Caps beat Panthers and are back in 1st place in Southeast...Wizards are 5-20 and on a 1 game win streak...Washington College men and women vs Swathmore today in basketball...LOCAL SPORTS...OPPS MY BAD! QA vs KI in basketball "next week" on 2/16/12...QACHS girls & boys beat North Dorchester in basketball last night....FREE THE TRACK, how about we let local women runners use our high school tracks to jog and run on! Guys don't forget Valentines Day is 6 days away...

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Tuesday (2/7/12)...Aaron Rodgers, Packer QB, named 2011 NFL MVP by AP...Catrinel Menghia (Fiat TV commercial) named Super Bowl MVP by 125 million Super Bowl TV viewers..NFL Considering ending Pro Bowl game (about time)...Hockey star Sidney Crosby still recovering from concussion & related problems (Time for the sports world to address this problem big time!)...Track star Lolo Jones continues her amazing comeback with big win in Russian indoor track meet (check out this weeks SI for great story)...OK, enough about Gisele Bundchen (Mrs Tom Brady...poor loser award)...STATE SPORTS...Terps women beat Georgia Tech last night 64-56 and improve record to 20-3, Maryland men 13-9 play Clemson tonight...Wizards Death watch they are now 4-20...Caps Laich out indefinitely as team is 27-21-4 & in 2nd place...LOCAL SPORTS...KIHS vs C-SD tonight and QA vs Cambridge North in basketball (BOYS & GIRLS)...Thursday night QACHS vs KIHS in 301/50 Trophy basketball games...Don't forget guys Valentines Day is one week away and buy some chocolates!

Monday, February 6, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...SUPER BOWL SPECIAL...Monday (2/6/12)...NATIONAL SPORTS...Giants beat Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl...Eli Manning was Super Bowl MVP and wins a new corvette + place in NFL Hall of Fame...Super Bowl Key Facts: *Ferris Bueller is back, *Fiat Lady is new Super Bowl Hottie,*Madonna is middle aged/middle America but still knows how to put on a show,*Chris Collingsworth did a great job in the announcing booth, *Tom Brady needs more William Faulkner in his blood and less Ayn Rand,*When Clint Eastwood speaks America
better" listen,*Super Bowl Report Card: Game A, Commercials B, 1/2 Time Show B+, TV production A-, Report Card Comments:To Clint Eastwood "Yes sir the 2nd half will be better", "Dear could we buy a Fiat rather than a Prius", Ferris you got all "A's" this semester"...STATE SPORTS...Almost time for baseball Spring Training...LOCAL SPORTS... See you at the KIHS vs QACHS basketball games on Thursday in my new Fiat (power of advertising....Sophia & Gina who???)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Super Bowl Sunday (2/5/12)...NATIONAL SPORTS...Remember 1,000,000,000 Chinese are not watching the Super Bowl today!...SB Important Facts:TV adds cost $116,667 per second...Super Bowl Game lasts 60 minutes, commercials last 46 minutes & 10 seconds...Lingerie Bowl today LA Temptation vs Philly Passion...$$$ to winning SB team players $88,000, losers get $44,000...Kelly Clarkson will sing National anthem (1st champion of American Idol)...Start planning that party, next years Super Bowl 2/5 in New Orleans (Ravens vs Skins)...Lance Armstrong investigation by FEDS put to a halt!...ACC will have a 14 team football league...Notre Dame men's basketball strikes again and beats #15 Marquette... Texas A&M men and Clemson women win Collegiate Invitational Track Meet in NYC...Cuban boxing star Teofilo Stevenson (3X Olympic Gold) is recovering from a vascular disease...STATE SPORTS...UNC beat Terps 83-74 in men's basketball...Lafayette beats Navy men 62-41...Dickinson beats Washington College men 79-74 (did any local college teams win??)...Caps are back in 1st after beating Panthers...Clippers 107-Wizards 81 ( we need help here?)...LOCAL SPORTS...KIHS vs QACHS in high school basketball on Thursday...ENJOY THE SUPER BOWL, DRIVE CAREFULLY and BE SAFE (Patriots 28-Giants 24)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Super Bowl Saturday (SBD+1)2/4/12...NATIONAL SPORTS...To anyone who has been lost at sea, traveling in space or having a mid life crisis, Super Bowl is just 24 hours away...FYI: 49er's are 5-0 in Super Bowl (hence just SB) games, 49er's scored the most points in a SB 55 vs Denver in 1972, 49er's are not in SB this year, Longest SB field goal 57 yards by Bills Steve Christie (yes that Christie) in 1994, Miami scored just 3 points vs Dallas in 1972 SB...Mrs Tom Brady has gone to the social networks to ask for help from above for her hubby...Giants Head Coach has gone to his "Dooms Day" defense to ask that they give Mr Brady plenty of help off the ground after they sack him...Jim Calhoun head UCONN men's basketball coach is taking an indefinite medical leave...Murray Sate is now 22-0 in men's NCAA basketball...Takeru Kobayashi ate 337 chicken wings in Wing Bowl XX (not invited to Annual "LEFTY FEST" SB Party)...NFL to expand to 2 more teams (LA +?? and play more Thursday night games according to Commish G!)...STATE SPORTS...O's trying to get Manny Ramirez (Manny trying to pass drug test)...NHL Caps are 24-20-4 (2nd place)...NBA Wizards are 4-18 (NO place)...Terps men vs UNC at 4 p.m. today in bball, Navy men vs Lafayette at 1 p.m. today...LOCAL SPORTS...KIHS vs QACHS in girls/boys basketball on Thursday...Gender Issues??? High school cheerleaders should be allowed to cheer for girls teams and Moms should be allowed to run on local high school tracks!!! ENJOY SUPER BOWL WEEKEND!

Friday, February 3, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...TGIF (2/3/12)...NATIONAL SPORTS...Hockey Hall of Fame star Gordie Howe has dementia and the 83 year old Howe is battling the disease by speaking out about it & raising money...Angelo Dundee, Ali's boxing trainer is dead at 90...Memphis going to Big East??...74 people killed in Egypt as soccer game goes violent...Irish gymnast Kieran Behan might be the Olympic story of the year, from medical disaster (doctors said he would never walk again) to making the Irish Olympic team...Super Bowl Madness begins...What will Madonna do at 1/2 time???...Ferris Bueller commercial already has everyone talking...oh football! Bad ankles, another new "genius" coach, Brady's revenge, and can the Giants spoil things for the Pats again???...STATE SPORTS...MLB "Spring " training 2-3 weeks away...Nationals sign pitcher Edwin Jackson and go into salary arbitration with pitcher John Lannan...Terps men vs UNC this weekend...Wizards have little magic at 4-18...LOCAL SPORTS...QACHS girls & boys basketball teams defeated North Caroline last night...NEXT Thursday QA vs KI in girls/boys basketball...How about we open the gates to local high school running tracks to runners & joggers! ENJOY THE SUPER BOWL! Patriots 28-Giants 24...

Thursday, February 2, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Thursday (2/2/12)...NATIONAL SPORTS...Peyton Manning says he has "NO" plans to retire..."OCCUPY SUPER BOWL"...protesters are taking their movement to the Super Bowl, Madonna, football, great commercials & protests, "God Bless American"...Hall of Fame NBA Coach Zen Master Phil Jackson is working on a memoir = ZEN DOLLARS..."SAY IT AIN'T SO JOE", Livan Hernandez former "heart & soul" of Nationals pitching staff has signed with Astros...A fan in England handcuffed himself to the soccer goal post during a Premier League Game (15 yards excessive celebration penalty no doubt!)...You are in trouble! Cuban world record holder Deyron Robles (110 meter hurdles) complained about "poor" training conditions in Cuba, Fidel will not be happy!...STATE SPORTS...Terps lose 90-86 to Miami in a thrilling men's basketball game, bad news is that UNC is next on the schedule...Caps are 26-19-4 and in 1st place...Wizards are still playing we are just not sure "what" they are playing!...LOCAL SPORTS....QACHS vs North Caroline & KIHS vs Easton in girls/boys basketball tonight...Lets let runners/joggers run on our local high school tracks, unlock the gates and RUN FOR FUN!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Wednesday (2/1/12)...NATIONAL SPORTS...USA men's soccer to play Brazil at FedEx Field in May...Hoya Power! Georgetown basketball news: men 16-4 (ranked 14th), women 17-5 (ranked 17th)...Texas Rangers extend manager Ron Washington's contract until 2014...Kentucky 21-1 & Baylor 21-0 top the NCAA rankings in men's/women's NCAA basketball...Welcome February, Super Bowl, Spring training & SI swim suit issue...Wizards Watch = 4-16...STATE SPORTS...Terps women basketball 18-3 ranked #9 nationally...Maryland men (13-7) vs Miami tonight in basketball...Washington College men (13-6) vs Haverford tonight...SUPER BOWL INSIDERS INFO:...The Super Bowl will be broadcast in 34 languages...1 billion chicken wings will be consumed on Super Bowl Sunday...28 million pounds of potato chips will be eaten during the Super Bowl...Closest Super Bowl Game, XXV Giants 20-Bills 19 and Mike Ditka, Tom Flores and Tony Dungy have won the Super Bowl as player & coach...