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Old 09-03-2018, 12:19 AM   #576
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By order of the Competition Committee
As of September 1st 2018, Let it be Known
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  1. In protest of today's stupid, stupid, stupid simultaneous MLB closing day schedule, and only if Sabo attends a closing day game, all MLB games that could impact the SDDC race are "Envisioned" as official. Resolved 2015-10-4.

  2. In honor of today's All-Star game at Petco Park, and only if one of Sabo's uncles or aunts actually attended, all the All-Star games played at SDCCU stadium will be "Envisioned" as official, and counted as the defending world champion at Sabo's Padres. Resolved 2016-7-12.

  3. Fix the 2017 Tigers. Resolved 2017-9-6.
  4. Fix the 2018 Phillies. Resolved 2018-4-10.
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#78-1 1978-7-11AL Stars 3 (yn) @NL Stars 7 (pd)Retro "Envision"
#92-1 1992-7-14AL Stars 13 (tw)@NL Stars 6 (pd)Retro "Envision"
#17-157 2017-9-6Royals 13 (5-3)@Tigers 2 (2-5)#out of seq
#18-11 2018-4-10D' backs@Philliesno dogs
#18-27 2018-4-25Giants@Philliesno dogs
#18-37 2018-5-8Reds@Philliesno dogs
#18-11 2018-5-25Blue Jays 6 (2-1)@Phillies 5#revised out of seq
#18-121 2018-8-30Rockies 2@Padres 3 
#18-122 2018-8-31Cubs 1@Phillies 2 (4-5)#revised
#18-123 "Rockies 0@Padres 7#revised
#18-124 2018-9-1Rockies 4@Padres 2#revised
#18-125 2018-9-2Rockies 7 (10-5 1%)@Padres 3#revised
#18-126 "Angels 2 (3-3)@Astros 4 (2-1)#revised
    
#18-127 2018-9-3Padres (28-47)@D'backs (14-9 2%) 
#18-128 2018-9-4Reds (2-5)@Pirates (4-7) 
#18-129 2018-9-5Orioles@Mariners (1-6) 
#18-130 2018-9-7Cubs (4-3)@Nationals (5-4) 
    
#18-27 2018-9-30Dodgers (9-2 53%)@Giants (6-3 2%)"Envision", #revised out of seq
#18-37 "Tigers (1-0)@Brewers (7-1 23%)"Envision", #revised out of seq
Projections by All-Star Sabo-Metrics. A gratuitous sports post.

Welp. We haven't heard anything from those fools on the Competition Committee for quite awhile now. I'm not sure why these idiots feel the need to save this shiz up for years, then dump it all on Sabo & me during the holiday weekend. What can we do ???/? There's a lot to unpack there, so let's get busy.

To start off, Sabo's Aunt julietinozi attended the 1978 All Star Game @Union... so, congrats to Sabo's Padres for retro winning the 1978 Sabo's Dog Day Championship !!!1! And, Sabo's Uncle D, now of Lake Havasu AZ, attended the 1992 All Star Game @Union (along with myself)... so, congrats to the Twins, who won the World Series in 1991, for also retro winning the 1992 Sabo's Dog Day Championship !!!1!.

And yes mistakes were made. I missed that the Tigers added a second dog game late last season. The Reds remain 2017 SDDC champs. And, I have an official Phillies link, but it doesn't now have the above three listed Phillies wins listed as dog games. Instead it lists a loss to the Blue Jays back on May 25th, and yesterdays win against the Cubs... which I just happened to notice watching the game.

But... once again, holy in season rule changes batman !!!1! The net result of all these changes and omissions is this... the Brewers and (they're back... the now Triple-Zombie) Giants would be eliminated without all this shiz. But, as Sabo has tix to the Barkyard for closing day (the first time his Padres close at home since MLB started this stupid, stupid, stupid scheme), at least two closing day games will be "Envisioned".

On the field, Sabo's Padres and the Rockies split in the Barkyard... which turned out not quite hanging the dreaded "~0" on the Rockies. Next: Sabo's Padres jump on a plane, fly to Phoenix for Labor Day, and try to hang that dreaded "~0" on the D'backs instead.

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Old 09-06-2018, 08:37 PM   #577
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Week 2: NFL Opening Week !!!1!



SatAztecs10-3 Golden Bears5-7+130+3Patriots15-4-270-6½
#2 9-9Sacto St.7-4 BYU4-9
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Texans4-12
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#1 9-2Stanford9-5#1010-31 @FriN.Carolina3-924-17(Giants3-13)(win) @Thu
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ca 1-3, 0-1@Edwards
35-42 @'14
h 1-9, 0-6@Gillette
36-33

The NFLers are getting ready to kickoff the regular season just as soon as they let the fans/players back in the stadium after nearby lightning. In a game for the birds, the Falcons are at the defending Superb Owl champion Eagles (-110, pick). In training camp news, my Patriots went 3-1 in the preseason, and I didn't see any of those games. Also, coming out of camp, less than 50% of the LA Football Clippers (the team that play their home games at the Stubhub Center) roster have ever played my beloved (and now defunct) San Diego Bolts. Sabo & my NFL picks are below.

My Patriots once again feature the (allegedly squabbling) first couple of football: the GOAT NFL head coach Bill Belichick and the GOAT QB Tom Brady. They open Sunday at home vs. the Texans. Hopefully this game will be a win to start the season right. Go Pats !!!1!


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My Golden Bears at BYU

My Golden Bears handled North Carolina handily... they had a 21 point lead before a late Tarheel rally. A rally that fizzled after an NC onside kick recovery that was overruled by replay. The score really was closer than the game, as Cal won the turnovers 4-0, and had almost 100 yds less in penalties. On offense however, a cause for concern was Cal felt the need to use three QB's: starter Bowers (8/17 56yds) didn't play in the 2nd half, instead it was redshirt freshman Chase Garbers (7/13 54yds) and transfer Brandon McIlwain (1/2 9yds). This year's stud running back, senior Patrick Laird carried the offence (29 rushes for 95 yds, four receptions.

Next up: a trip to Provo UT to play the independent BYU Cougars. The Cougers are 1-0, beating Pac-12 member Arizona 28-23 @Tucson to open the season. Cal is a slight dog here, but as mentioned previously, really need to step up and get a win here to have a realistic chance of going bowling. Go Golden Bears !!!1!

KGB Skyshow XLIII... hosted by Sabo's Aztecs

(Mythical) Cal State Football Championship
20172018
1. Fresno St 2-0[highlight]wk#2 Sacramento St
2. Sacramento St 1-0#6 Cal Poly SLO @Sacramento St
3. San Diego St 1-1#8 San Jose St @San Diego St
3. San Jose St 1-2#12 San Diego St @Fresno St
5. Cal Poly SLO 0-2#13 San Jose St @Fresno St

The XLIII KGB Skyshow, an annual fireworks display put on by the local radio station with those call letters, is on Saturday. Amazingly, that's just IX years less than this season's Superb Owl LII. As has been the custom for decades now, the Skyshow will be @Union, following that night's Aztec game. Also as usual, it'll be the Aztec's highest attendance of the season, and the opponent will be a sacrificial FCS team. This season that's Sacramento State, in the two programs first ever meeting.

It's also a part of the mythical Cal State championship (above). If they made me king of the football playing Cal State schools I'd take the current Old Oil Can trophy used for the San Diego-Fresno rivalry, and include San Jose State, make it a 3-way trophy like the service academies Commander in Chief trophy... with the extra added twist that if all three FBS teams go 1-1, then the FCS teams/games would come into play, and one of the two FCS teams could possibly end up winning said trophy (instead of the incumbent team retaining the trophy as the service academies do). Needless to say, the Skyshow should be a give-me game for SDSU. Sabo sez... go Aztecs !!!1!

Last week: Sacramento State had their own home give-me game, beating Division II St.Francis (of Illinois) 55-7. Sabo's Aztecs got crushed in Palo Alto. The two teams played a scoreless first quarter, and SDSU was leading 7-0 half way through the 2nd quarter, when Chapman intentional grounding penalty in the end zone resulted in a Stanford safety. Stanford scored a TD just before halftime... then came out in the 2nd half and waffle crushed Sabo's team. Ouch. In the recent SDSU tradition of D.Pumphrey and R.Penny, this year's stud running back is Juwan Washington who had 158 yards on 24 carries. Chapman was 10/15 with 113 passing yards.

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Old 09-08-2018, 11:42 AM   #578
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2018130(rev),131

#127 9-3Padres 6 (29-47)@D'backs 2 
#128 9-4Reds 3 (2-6)@Pirates 7 (5-7) 
#129 9-5Orioles 2 (0-1)@Mariners 5 (2-6) 
#130 9-7Cubs@Nationalscancelled
    
#130 9-9Braves (3-2)@D'backs (14-10 ~0)#revised
#131 9-10Marlins (2-5)@Mets (5-4) 
Projections by All-Star Sabo-Metrics. A gratuitous sports post.

On Labor Day, Sabo's Padres won, and hung that dreaded "~0" upon the D'backs once again. Next up: the Braves travel to Phoenix to try to finish the job, and eliminate those snakes.
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2018131(rev),132-134

#130 9-9Braves 9 (4-2)@D'backs 5 (14-11)#revised
#131 9-10Marlins@Metsrainout
    
#131 9-12A's (4-0 20%)@Orioles (0-1)#revised
#132 "White Sox (1-1)@Royals (1-2) 
#133 9-14Rangers (2-2)@Padres (29-47) 
#134 9-15Rangers@Padres 
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On Sunday, the Braves finished the job, and eliminated the snakes in Phoenix. Next up: it's the first place, and third favorite, A's turn on stage as they have two crucial dog games in five days. To start, if it's not rained out like the previous attempt was, will be in Baltimore... as the Orioles host their first ever dog game. Also of note this week... the Mighty Rangers make a visit to the Barkyard.
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Week 3: Semi-Final Rematch in Jacksonville



SatAztecs10-3Golden Bears5-7Patriots15-4
#3 9-15
Arizona St. 7-6#23
1-10-1, 2-4@, 30-20
+180+5
Idaho St. 4-7 
Jaguars 12-7
11-1, 3-1@, 24-20 $
@Sun
-120-1
#2 9-8Sacto St. 7-428-14BYU 4-921-18 @Texans 4-12
27-20 Sun
#1 9-1Stanford 9-5#910-31 @FriN.Carolina 3-924-17(Giants 3-13)(win) @Thu
Series record, visitor record @venue, last meeting noted below team names.

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Another football season, another time being screwed by CBS as they cram those LA teams down our tubes. My Patriots were the national feature game... but we were treated to a loss by the LA Football Clippers instead. Arggg !!!1! So, I missed this game (see recap below). It seems the final score was closer than the game played... that my Pats dominated, that except for three turnovers, and the muffed punt, the Texans would've been blown out. And... a win is a win is a win.

Next: A rematch in FL of last January's AFC Conference Round playoff game in MA. The Jaguars also started the season with a win, beating the Giants 20-15 in NJ. This is a huge early game. A case can be made, excepting late season games vs Pittsburgh and Minnesota, that Jacksonville is the toughest opponent on the Pat's schedule -and- those two games are home @Gillette, not on the road @TIAA. Just in case they need it... Go Pats !!!1!

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Tom Brady... threw for 277 yards and three touchdowns...to lead... to a 27-20 victory over the Houston Texans... Brady... completing 26 of 39 passes... also had an interception on a pass that was tipped at the line of scrimmage...

A muffed punt... with under five minutes left set up [Houston's Deshaun] Watson's 5-yard TD pass to... cut the deficit to 27-20. But after getting the ball back at their 1 with 43 seconds left, the Texans failed to reach midfield...
Here Comes the (Sun) Devils !!!1!

The Sacramento State game is the only game with a FBS team not to be televised this season. Figures (see recap below). Anyway, it seems Sabo's Aztecs had to pull out an end of game victory against this FCS team. It's a win, for sure. Starting QB Chapman will be out for at least a few weeks.

Next: Here come the (Sun) Devils. In a breakthrough from recent history, Sabo's Aztecs finally beat P5 teams last season... twice in fact. This season they are looking to go 1-1, and not revert to an always losing 0-2 to these same two teams. At the Union, Arizona State is 2-0 vs Sabo's Aztecs, but 0-4 in Holiday Bowl games. The Sun Devils come into this game hot at 2-0, and have moved into the rankings at #23. They squished UTSA 49-7, and next upset then #15 Michigan State 16-13, both at home. Sabo sez... go Aztecs !!!1!

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... A KGB SkyShow crowd of 45,755 at SDCCU Stadium went quiet at the sight of SDSU’s quarterback down on the stadium turf with 4:47 remaining in the second quarter... Ryan Agnew... immediately warmed... Agnew had played sparingly as the backup to [Christian] Chapman the past two seasons, completing 6 of 9 passes attempted for 76 yards...

Juwan Washington shared the load — rushing 36 times for 156 yards and three touchdowns. It was 4- and 20-yard touchdown runs in the game’s final [4:05] minutes that delivered the victory for the Aztecs (1-1)... Sacramento State turned SDSU’s first turnover of the season — a... tipped... intercepted — into a 14-13 lead seven minutes into the third quarter... with... a 64-yard touchdown pass...
FCS in the house @Memorial Stadium

I actually got to watch this game. Ross Bowers, who started the last 13 games (Cal went 6-7) didn't play. Instead Chase Garbers (18/28 176yds) got his first start, and Brandon McIlwain (5/7 38yds) again also saw playing time. The two QBs were also the two leading rushers, with stud RB Patrick Laird third with only 30yds. However, the game was really won by the Cal defense. The first of BYU's two TDs was on a fumble recovery, the second, followed by a 2-pt conversion, was too little too late... coming with only 51 seconds left, and BYU never got the ball back.

Next: Cal has their yearly home give-em game... and their first ever match with the FCS Idaho State Bobcats. Barring a stumble, Cal will have completed a perfect 3-0 non-conference slate heading into their bye. Beware... Idaho State is coming off their own bye. They are 1-0, opening the season with their own home give-me game, beating Division II Western State Colorado 45-10. Go Golden Bears !!!1!
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Old 09-16-2018, 01:36 PM   #581
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2018135,136

#131 9-12A's 10@Orioles 0 (0-2)
#132 "White Sox 4 (2-1)@Royals 2 (1-3)
#133 9-14Rangers 4@Padres 0
#134 9-15Rangers 6@Padres 3
   
#135 9-12A's (5-0 33%)@Rays (0-1)
#136 "Rangers (4-2)@Padres (29-49)
Projections by All-Star Sabo-Metrics. A gratuitous sports post.

Oakland slaughtered Baltimore in the first ever dog game at Camden Yards... and yes, the Orioles showed the dogs copiously on their broadcast. Next up: the first place, and now 3rd favorite, A's travel to Russia to take on the Rays. An A's win would clinch them a closing day "Envisioned" game, make them odds-on favorites, and eliminate the Rockies. Also... Texas completes their visit to the Barkyard... and will retain their Mighty status, win -or- lose.
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2018137-141

#135 9-12A's 4 (5-1 7%)@Rays 5 (1-1)
#136 "Rangers 3 (4-3)@Padres 7
   
#137 9-17Twins (0-1)@Tigers (1-0)
#138 "Giants (6-3 2%)@Padres (30-49)
#139 9-18Royals (1-3)@Pirates (5-7)
#140 "Giants@Padres
#141 9-19Giants@Padres
Projections by All-Star Sabo-Metrics. A gratuitous sports post.

The A's fell from the ranks of the undefeated with their loss at Russia's "Dog Day with the Rays". Next up: The Giants are on the center stage, making their third & final trip to the Barkyard. A Giants sweep would eliminate the A's and Rockies. Any Giants loss would eliminate themselves, and clinch the A's a closing day "envisioned" game.
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Week 4: My Pats invade Motown

SatAztecs10-3Golden Bears5-7Patriots15-4
#4 9-22E.Michigan 5-7
-500-13
  
Lions 9-7
7-4, 2-0@, 34-9'14
@Sun
-300-7
#3 9-15Arizona St. 7-628-21Idaho St. 4-745-23Jaguars 12-720-31 @Sun
#2 9-8Sacto St. 7-428-14BYU 4-9#2521-18 @Texans 4-1227-20 Sun
#1 9-1Stanford 9-5#710-31 @FriN.Carolina 3-924-17(Giants 3-13)
(win) @Thu
Series record, ne record @Ford, last meeting noted below Lions.

Last Sunday my Patriots were again the primary network national game... but we got screwed again by CBS again, as they crammed Raiders @Broncos (???/?) down our tubes. However... it was a moot point this week, as I was taking Sabo to his monthly IWW meeting at that time regardless. So... it seems my Pats got thoroughly whipped by the Jaguars... which clearly makes them the team to beat on the AFC side of things (see recap below).

Next up: Detroit in Michigan. The Loins, who almost made the playoffs last season, are reeling so far in 2018... they are 0-2, having been blown out by the hated Jets 48-17 at home, then losing 27-30 in Santa Clara. My Pats are in third place, a full game behind those hated Jets, and the Dolphins. Really gotta beet teams reeling like this on the road to be contenders. And... this is on SNF, so after six weeks of being shutout on tv, I can actually watch the game. Go Pats !!!1!

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... Blake Bortles threw four touchdown passes... and... threw for 377 yards in the best game of his five-year career...

"You have a bad day against a good team, it's a recipe for losing," Brady said. "And we certainly had a bad day." Brady completed 24 of 35 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns... "We just obviously didn't do anything well enough or close to well enough to be able to take a win today," Pats coach Bill Belichick said...

RECORD HEAT The teams played in the hottest game in Jaguars history. Temperature at kickoff was 97 degrees, with a heat index of 107 degrees. According to the NFL, it was the warmest game since Green Bay played at Arizona in 2003...
Eastern Michigan's first ever visit to San Diego

My Golden Bears are on their bye, and Sabo's Aztecs head into theirs after completing their non-conference schedule. They host the first meeting vs the Eastern Michigan Eagles. The Eagles are also 2-1: whipping FCS Monmouth 51-17 at home, upsetting P5 Purdue 20-19 in Muncie IN, and then losing the MAC conference opener 28-35 at Buffalo. Sabo sez... Go Aztecs !!!1!

Last Saturday, Sabo's Aztecs upset the Sun Devils @Union. In a great game, R.Agnew tied it up 14-14 with his first TD pass just before the half. J.Washington rushed for 138 yards. The Aztecs built a 28-14 lead early in the 4th Q... but those devils scored a TD with 1:40 left in the game, got the ball back, and looked like they got the ball down to the SDSU 2 w/0:06 left. That pass was called incomplete on review, and the 'Hail Mary' failed. Whew. Barring a bowl match up, SDSU will have a two game winning streak going into their next meeting in 2027.
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2018142-147

#137 9-17Twins 6 (1-1)@Tigers 1 (1-1) 
#138 "Giants 4@Padres 2 
#139 9-18Royals 1@Pirates 2 (6-7)  
#140 "Giants 5@Padres 4julietinozi & me
#141 9-19Giants 4 (8-4)@Padres 8 
    
#142 9-23Rockies (10-5 3%)@D'backs (14-11) 
#143 9-24Indians (0-2)@White Sox (2-1) 
#144 9-25Royals (1-4)@Reds (2-6) 
#145 "Marlins (2-5)@Nationals (5-4) 
#146 9-28D'backs@Padres (31-51) 
#147 9-29D'backs@Padres 
Projections by All-Star Sabo-Metrics. A gratuitous sports post.

The triple-zombie Giants almost pulled the sweep off to stay alive... alas Sabo's Padres salvaged the final game, permanently eliminating the Giants, and clinching the A's a closing day "Envisioned" game in Anaheim. Now, in the penultimate act in this dog game season, the Rockies have an elimination game in Phoenix.
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