First off – here’s a nice interview with Pia Sundhage about her focus in coaching, and her preparation with the USWNT for facing Germany on 10/29/09.
On the Fantasy Football front, Flying Pigs and Sir Hits Alot are tied heading into tonight’s game … where Flying Pigs still have a player left. So unless Thomas Jones puts up negative numbers, looks like Flying Pigs will win this one. Brattybeaglebutts, 2 Blitzen’ Babes, The doctor is in, and Brigitte’s boys all won their match-ups this weekend, while the games between strongersmarter and Seacoast Salukis won’t be decided until after tonight. (I realize that thousands of the readers of this blog don’t really care about this … but for 12 people, there’s an awful lot hanging on these results. So please be patient …)
The Phillies won last night, in a back-and-forth ballgame that was a real nail-biter. Sorry about the Sox, my friends. It sure looked like they were going to extend the series. And the Yankees? Hmmmm – can the Angels eliminate ’em – or will it take the Phillies to do the deed?
It was a bad day for New England, all around, as the Pats took it on the chin from the Broncos. The Eagles won, however (so JordanCornblog and HollyCornblog were happy).
And congratulations to the Bates Women’s soccer team on what sounded like two well played matches this weekend against NESCAC powerhouses Williams and Amherst. reading the write-up’s, I’d say you gave both teams plenty to handle (and think about) even though the actual outcomes were still in their favor. Well done!
Now, as for Cougar Women – this is a new phrase that came to light last night as we were talking at dinner about our friend Fiona – who celebrates her 40th birthday today. Happy Birthday, Fiona – Willie sends his special greetings (and his heartfelt thanks) to you! Are you a Cougar Woman? We thought we heard you were a deer … or was it a wolf? No matter … have a wonderful day!!!
And Alice … thinking of you in NYC. Take care!