Skip to main content

A Pretty Good Weekend For Lehigh And New Orleans, Huh?


While I wasn't exactly as relaxed as the adorable (ecch) furry thing pictured to my left this weekend, shortly after RB Tim Hightower gave this Saints fan a brief scare Saturday afternoon after the University of Richmond graduate rumbled basically untouched for 70 yards to give the Cardinals a 7-0 lead my blood pressure never blipped above, oh, 121 over 83 the rest of the weekend.

Considering there were four big sporting events this weekend, that's pretty remarkable.  (More)




Start with the 45-7 run by my Saints after Hightower's moment in the sun on Saturday, leading to an unbelievably lopsided 45-14 hammering of the Cardinals that very easily could have been a couple more touchdowns had QB Drew Brees gone all Brett Favre on them.  It was remarkable how Brees - as he has all last year up until the month of December - just nickled and dimed the porous Cardinal defense mercilessly.  RB Reggie Bush came out like a man possessed - not shying away from contact, clearly coming out with something to prove.  His two TDs - the sweet cutback move before turning on the jets for a 46 yard touchdown run, and later his punt return with a huge burst through the middle - pretty much defined the game.

S Darren Sharper - my favorite Saint player - had a recovered fumble and should have had an interception, too.  As impressive as the offense and special teams were, it was the defense - who shut down the Cardinals in the second half, shutting them out - who really must have turned heads around the league.  They ain't the "Dome Patrol", but give me Sharper and I'll show you a team that certainly can win the Super Bowl.  I was having a hard time believing it - especially after that Buccaneers loss in Week 16 - but I sure as heck believe it now.

*****

After watching a game where I barely swore at the TV, I then enjoyed reading how the wrestlers dominated Navy Saturday afternoon 28-9.  Like the Saints game, Lehigh fell behind early after 125 but then senior 131 lb Matt Fisk, senior 141 lb Seth Ciasulli and freshman 149 lb Joey Napoli just dominated the Midshipmen in three straight bouts, with Fisk getting a fall and Ciasulli getting bonus points. Lehigh is now 5-0 at Leeman-Turner arena this year - and look to build on their top 10 Intermat ranking in the weeks to come.

Want some drama?  The Lehigh women's basketball team sure didn't provide any with a 70-40 pounding of Army at Stabler Arena Saturday night.  After watching online the Lehigh women holding Army without a field goal for fourteen minutes, I finished a relaxing Saturday evening without watching Army end up with 25 turnovers or a 25.5% shooting percentage.  Sophomore C Alexa Williams got the start and got 13 points and 7 boards, while junior G Erica Prosser "just" got 13 points and 4 assists - two of them coming to senior F Kristen Dalton on flip-for-the-three-pointer.  But I didn't see any of that.  I was enjoying the peace.

Finally- today - I was anticipating some drama with the men's basketball team at Christl Arena up at West Point - where Lehigh would face a team that has given them fits over the last three years.  But - again - there would be no drama after I listened to Matt Kerr and Jeff Tourial call a 73-55 thumping of the Knights by Lehigh.  Listening to senior F Zahir Carrington do everything right - getting 20 points and six boards, while not fouling out like he had in his last two games - was refreshing, while hearing senior G Dave Buchburger's name (12 points) also was nice to hear.  Add to that a big afternoon from senior G Marquis Hall (15 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists) and freshman G C.J. McCollum (13 points, 3 assists) and a game that I thought might actually give me a gray hair or two ended up being a blowout.

All this, and the Cowboys lost too.

(What is going on?  Is this some Bizarro-world where I've woken up as a UConn alumnus and the Yankees just wrapped up their 473rd world championship and the Giants have ridden an undertalented QB to their 15th Super Bowl or something?  This can't be Lehigh and the Saints we're talking about.  Can it?)

****

Think about this a minute:  Omitting the heartwarming 34-3 Cowboy loss for a second, my teams this weekend outscored their opposition 216-119.  (With the Cowboy Massacre?  Try 250-121.)  The wrestling team were a Marquis Hall 3-pointer away from having a 21 point dual victory be tied for the smallest margin of victory of all four teams.  And of the four games, the only road game was an 18 point win.


I think you could say I've had a pretty good holiday weekend, huh?

Comments

Unknown said…
Off topic, LSF and AGS down again, unpaid bills. Is there any way to disconnect our forum from AGS? Or consider a mre stble platform fr the forum.
ngineer said…
New owner at AGS. Not sure what the plan is.
Unknown said…
Either way would like to separate our Forum from other people's problems. Read on CS board that he was willing to buy and operate board.
Anonymous said…
OH now that the Eagles have been eliminated, he switches back to the Saints. How many Teams does this guy have?
Gluhwein said…
He NEVER said he was an Iggle fan numbnuts. his wife is and he is a Saints fan.
Anonymous said…
Hey dirtbag, you are a typical loser Eagle fan. Go back and look it up over the past few years, if your limited IQ and attention span can handle that task. When the Eagles play the Saints, he does not knew which team to root for since he likes both of them. Anyone who roots for 2 teams is not a real fan. Still with us loser!
Anonymous said…
Wow, tough talk over the internet, even if it reeks of 2nd grade intelligence. Numbnuts, now there is a term you do not hear everyday.

BTW, I agree with the fact that he does root for both teams. It rubs this Eagle fan the wrong way as well. If you have 2 teams, you really have none.
Anonymous said…
Yeah, he is also a bit of a front runner. He seldom mentions his teams when they are playing poorly or get bounced from the playoffs.

Popular posts from this blog

How To Get Lehigh Fans To Games, And Keep Them There?

You don't have to have attended more than twenty-five years of Lehigh football games to know it's a completely different world out there for your friendly neighborhood sports fan.

When Lehigh's Murray Goodman Stadium was opened in 1988, there were only about a dozen channels on the small, eighteen inch black and white TV we had in our dorm room.  Only two channels might have had "major college football" games on at the same time a Lehigh football game was being played live over the mountain.  (Notre Dame, the only school who had all their games televised, almost always played their games at 3:30 PM.)

Nowadays there's way more entertainment options on a typical college weekend than ever, and it's very logical to think that the increased amount of competition might not just keep students away from attending football games, but local fans as well.

It's not an issue confined to Lehigh - in 2014, home attendance at all FBS games dropped to their lowest le…

Fifteen Guys Who Might be Lehigh's Next Football Coach (and Five More)

If you've been following my Twitter account, you might have caught some "possibilities" as Lehigh's next head football coach like Lou Holtz, Brett Favre and Bo Pelini.  The chance that any of those three guys actually are offered and accept the Lehigh head coaching position are somewhere between zero and zero.  (The full list of my Twitter "possibilities" are all on this thread on the Lehigh Sports Forum.)

However the actual Lehigh head football coaching search is well underway, with real names and real possibilities.

I've come up with a list of fifteen possible names, some which I've heard whispered as candidates, others which might be good fits at Lehigh for a variety of reasons.

UPDATE: I have found five more names of possible head coaches that I am adding to this list below.

Who are the twenty people?  Here they are, in alphabetical order.

Trump's Disinvitation of the Eagles Commits the Cardinal Sin against Philadelphia - Slighting Them

Monday evening, less than 24 hours before they were scheduled to visit the White House, Trump "disinvited" the Super Bowl Champion Eagles from coming.

The "reasoning" for disinviting the Eagles - if you can call it that - was included in a statement released by the White House.

"They disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly (sic) stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart (sic), in honor of the great men and women of out military and the people of our country," it reads, conveniently ignoring the fact that no Philadelphia Eagles kneeled during the National Anthem during the course of the entire season.

I don't think Trump fully comprehends what he has done.

Certainly Trump probably thinks he is speaking to his "base" - the people Trump thinks voted for him in 2016, and people who think will continue to vote for him and his preferred candidates in the future.

But Trump's bottomless bad faith in "disinviti…