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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
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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
Sun
#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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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) 
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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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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)
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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
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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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Week 5: Cal Off Their Bye



SatAztecs 3-1 Golden Bears 3-0#24+105+3½Patriots 1-2-300-6½
#1 9-1Stanford 4-0#710-31 @FriN.Carolina 1-324-17(Giants) 1-2
(win) @Thu
#2 9-8Sacto St. 2-228-14BYU 3-1#2021-18 @Texans 0-327-20 Sun
#3 9-15Arizona St. 2-228-21Idaho St. 2-145-23Jaguars 2-120-31 @Sun
#4 9-22E.Michigan 2-223-20/ot  Lions 1-210-26 @Sun
#5 9-29  
Oregon 3-1#19
41-38-2, 15-22-1@, 24-45@
 
Dolphins 3-0
51-54, 2-13@, 20-27@
Sun

BERKELEY, Calif. -- My Golden Bears haven't lost in five weeks... Week #0: like most teams DNP; Week #1 beat N.Carolina; Week #2: beat BYU on the road, after the next week 2-1 BYU entered the AP Poll at #25, instead of the 3-0 team that they lost to.

In Week #3 Cal's offense, now led by Chase Garbers at QB, took the 1st quarter off... and the defense gave up too many points in the 4th quarter... but in between and overall they dominated FCS Idaho State as they should have. In week #4, Cal had it's early bye. Not playing impressed the AP writers so much that Cal entered their rankings at #24. BYU, whose only loss was to undefeated Cal, moved up to #20. Also moving up, and now at #19... after what's gotta be one of the most horrific fold jobs, losing in OT to Stanford... is Cal's Week #5 opponent: Oregon.

My Golden Bears really got to win this game to (a) remain in the rankings, (b) go bowling, and (c) perhaps maybe contend for the... gulp... Rose Bowl. It's a winnable game in Berkeley, but I at least gotta be concerned going after the Ducks, who dominated a very good Stanford team, and is still looking for a win to show for it. Go Golden Bears !!!1!


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Fighting the Fish for a Future

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Counting the exhibitions, and twice being screwed by CBS, I missed seeing six straight Patriots game. Last week was on SNF, so I saw that game. This week my Patriots are not the national game... but CBS is showing here anyways. Alas, Sabo & me are going to see his Padres @Petco Sunday, and I'll miss most all of this game too. Oh well.

In the game I say, my Patriots got crushed by the lowly Lions. They've now gotten crushed two weeks in a row. They lost on both sides of the ball, but the downfield passing game was especially poor. Maybe Edelman getting back from his 4-game PED suspension will help fix this shortcoming... but that's still a week away.

It's not quite panic time... but that time could be coming up real soon. A loss to the fish would leave my Pats three games out with 12 left, and a leg down in the tie-breakers. In other words, a loss would mean almost forgetting about the division title (or a bye), and means they'd have to play .750 the rest of the way just to get to the 10 wins.... and thus be odds on at a wildcard. OTOH a win over the fish would leave them just a game back, with a chance to go ahead via tiebreakers after the head-2-head match up in Miami later this season. All I can say is... Go Pats !!!1!
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201827,37,148-150

TeamRecordScenarios
Dodgers9-2 72%Win =OR= Brewers,A's,Rockies losses
Brewers7-1 21%Win =AND= Dodgers loss
A's5-1 4%Win =AND= Dodgers,Brewers losses
Rockies11-5 3%Win =AND= Dodgers,Brewers,A's losses

Well... this is it. Game day for Sabo in the Barkyard. His first since before the All-star break... and his last of the season. And this is also the "envisioned" finale of Sabo's Dog Day Championship.

To recap... two weeks ago today, when the Rays beat the A's at Dog Day with the Rays, the Dodgers would have clinched SDDC crown, except... to protest this stupid, stupid, stupid MLB policy that all games on closing are simultaneous, and as long as Sabo "sees" a game, any game that could impact the SDDC race are "envisioned" as official. What the NFL would have done, and what MLB should have done, was this... Braves @Phillies 1:01 edt; Tigers @Brewers 12:01 cdt; Card's @Cubs 3:25 cdt; Nat's @Rockies 2:25 mdt; Dodgers @Giants 5:20 pdt.

#142 9-23Rockies 2@D'backs 0 
#143 9-24Indians 4 (1-2)@White Sox 0 (2-2) 
#144 9-25Royals 4 (2-4)@Reds 3 (2-7) 
#145 "Marlins 4 (2-6)@Nationals 9 
#146 9-28D'backs 2@Padres 3 
#147 9-29D'backs 5@Padres 4 
    
#148 9-30D'backs (15-13)@Padres (32-52)Sabo !!!1!
#149 "A's@Angels (3-3)"Envision"
#150 "Nationals (6-4)@Rockies"Envision"
#27 "Dodgers@Giants (8-4)"Envision"
#37 "Tigers (1-1)@Brewers"Envision"
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Old 10-02-2018, 11:33 PM   #587
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Sabo Dog Day Championship

1978. 1-0 San Diego
1992. 1-0 Minnesota
2004. 1-0 Pittsburgh
2005. 1-0 Chicago Cubs
2006. 1-0 Chicago White Sox
2007. 1-0 Chicago White Sox
2008. 1-0 Chicago White Sox
2009. 1-0 Chicago White Sox
2012. 1-0 San Diego
2013. 1-0 San Diego
2014. 2-0 Chicago White Sox
2015. 3-0 St.Louis
2016. 4-0 Texas
2017. 8-4 Cincinnati
2018. 10-2 Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodger dogs might have felt this "envision"-fest was unfair, given they would have already won without it. But... the Dodgers quickly made this all moot, as they pounded the Giants early and often on the way to a 15-0 win.

The Dodgers started their dog game season at home. With Sabo in attendance... the first time that's ever happened with a SDDC champ. They beat the D'backs on April 14th. Just two days later they started a three game sweep at the Barkyard. They then won in front of the DC dogs on May 19th, and the Pittsburgh dogs on June 5th. With Sabo again in attendance, the Rancho Cucumonga Quakes did their part, beating Sabo's Storm at The Diamond in Lake Elsinore. Starting July 9th, the Dodgers went 3-1 in their second visit to the Barkyard. They clinched with the above mention "envision" game.

Sabo had a great day out @Petco, with his personal trainer JQ, his union brother P, and my friend AsesinoDePayasos. That Sabo... He's a Good Guy !!!1!.

2018 SDDC Final Standings
1. Dodgers10-2.833* --
2. bz
8-1
.889 ½
3. at
5-2
.714 2½
4. rc12-5.706 ½
5. br, cr
4-2
.667 3
7. as, bj
2-1
.667 3½
9. gn
8-5
.615 2½
10. an, cb, rn
4-3
.571 3½
13. mt
5-4
.556 3½
14. ex
6-5
.545 3½
15. dm15-14.517 3½
16. ws
2-2
.500 4
17. dr, tw
1-1
.500 4
19. pr
6-7
.462 4½
20. ph
4-5
.444 4½
21. pd33-52.388 13½
22. in, tg
1-2
.333 4½
24. ry
2-4
.333 5
25. mr, mz
2-6
.250 6
27. rd
2-7
.222 6½
28. or
0-2
.000 5
* highest Record Difficulty Factor.
No games: rs, yn. Abbv key.


#148 9-30D'backs 3@Padres 4Sabo !!!1!
#149 "A's 4@Angels 5"Envision"
#150 "Nationals 0@Rockies 12"Envision"
#27 "Dodgers 15@Giants 0"Envision"
#37 "Tigers 0@Brewers 11"Envision"

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Week 6: SDSU Off Their Bye



SatAztecs 3-1+425+14Golden Bears 3-1-140-2Patriots 2-2-550-10
#2 9-8Sacto St. 2-228-14BYU 3-221-18 @Texans 1-327-20 Sun
#3 9-15Arizona St. 3-228-21Idaho St. 3-145-23Jaguars 3-120-31 @Sun
#4 9-22E.Michigan 2-323-20/ot  Lions 1-310-26 @Sun
#5 9-29  Oregon 4-1#1824-42Dolphins 3-138-7 Sun
#6 10-6
Boise St. 3-1
2-3, 2-1@, 20-31
@
Arizona 2-3
14-17-2, 7-9@, 44-45/2ot
@
Colts 1-3
51-29, 2-8@, 34-27@'15
Thu
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Albertsons Stadium, Boise ID -- Coming off their bye is always a good time to evaluate a team. This season the bye also separates the non-conference and conference schedules. Sabo's Aztecs went 3-1 out of conference... splitting their two games vs P5/P12, losing to a ranked Stanford team, and beating a then ranked Arizona State team. They beat their sacrificial FCS Sky Show guest Sacto State. And two weeks ago beat G5/MAC Eastern Michigan in OT. SDSU dominated this game, but the defense failed late allowing the Eagles to take the game to extra time. Injuries have played a part this season, as starting QB C.Chapman earlier, and stud RB J.Washington vs E.Michigan, are both out for several weeks.

Next up: BMOC (Big Men on Conference) and defending MW champ Boise State. Sabo's Aztecs schedule is certainly front loaded this season, with arguably the three toughest games in the first five. And... it's on the forbidding blue turf of Albertsons Stadium. SDSU are huge dogs at +14. Even though they actually have a winning record on the blue turf... thanks to a 49-24 win over Buffalo in the 2013 Potato Bowl. Sabo would say, if he talked, Go Aztecs !!!1!



My Golden Bears enter The Zonie

Arizona Stadium, Tucson AZ -- My Golden Bears came out of their bye, and started their conference schedule, undefeated & ranked, last week... and promptly fell on their faces at home against an also ranked Oregon team. So, for Cal, goodbye ranking... hello to the problem of not being able to win in conference. My Golden Bears are already 1½ games behind Washington & Stanford. Going forward, they'd need to go 7-1 in conference to have a reasonable chance of winning the P12 North, and go 3-5 in conference to go bowling. Next up: Into the Zone and onto Tucson. Go Golden Bears !!!1!

My Patriots Take Their Turn in the TNF Barrel
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Tom Brady threw for 274 yards and three touchdowns and the New England Patriots handed Miami its first loss of the season in a 38-7 rout... taking advantage of a Dolphins defense that couldn't seem to match the Patriots' speed... Miami struggled in every phase and looked very much like the team that has lost 10 straight road games to New England...
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough MA -- OK, whew, no reason to panic. My Pats are still a game behind the fish, but they've got another game against them later this season. Hopefully they'll go 11-1 the rest of the season and get that #1 seed like last season. As Sabo & me were watching his Padres, I missed most of the fish fry last week (see recap above). Next up, and I'll get to watch this game in a few minutes, my Pats, and the Colts, make their mandatory short rest week leading into TNF. To keep the pressure on those pesky fish, they'll need to beat up teams like the lowly Colts, especially at home. Go Pats !!!1!
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Memorial Stadium, Berkeley CA -- Wow, that was a dispiriting loss in Tucson. This is a game Cal should have, and could have, won. Last week's starting QB was Brandon McIlwain.

Well, Cal is now 2½ games behind Washington. To have a shot at winning the P12 North they'll really need to win out. To go bowling, they'll need to go 3-4 the rest of the way. Those are all conference games... which Cal hasn't shown they can win yet. Cal's schedule is back-loaded this season: two late opponents are currently ranked (#7 5-1 Washington and #19 5-0 Colorado), and the last five have winning records (add 5-1 Washington State, 4-2 Stanford, and 3-2 USC). The leaves only the next two opponents, UCLA and 1-5 Oregon State. Of those two teams, only one has not won a game yet.

To stop this from completely degenerating into a lost season, and to win the mythical UC championship, I say Go Cal !!!1!



Falcons & Friday Night Lights

SDCCU Stadium, San Diego CA -- Saturday Sabo's Aztecs pulled off the big upset on the cruel blue turf of Albertsons Stadium. SDSU dominated this game. The still find themselves a full game behind Hawaii (6-1, 3-0) in the MW West. Next up: Air Force tomorrow night @Union. If Sabo could talk, he'd say... Go Aztecs !!!1!

SatAztecs 4-1-425-11Golden Bears 3-2-280-7Patriots 3-2-175-3½
#3 9-15Arizona St. 3-328-21Idaho St. 4-145-23Jaguars 3-220-31 @Sun
#4 9-22E.Michigan 2-423-20/ot  Lions 2-310-26 @Sun
#5 9-29  Oregon 4-1#1724-42Dolphins 3-238-7 Sun
#6 10-6Boise St. 3-219-13 @Arizona 3-317-24 @Colts 1-438-24 Thu
#7 10-13
Air Force 2-3
16-19, 7-9@, 28-24@
Fri
UCLA 0-5
33-53-1, 23-21@, 27-30@
 
Chefs 5-0
14-18-3, 1-4@, 27-42
Sun
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Cooking the Chefs

Gillette Stadium, Foxborough MA -- Well, it doesn't get any better for my Patriots over the mini-bye (after TNF). They whipped their week a go opponent, the hapless Colts. Then the fish lost on Sunday, meaning New England is now tied for first. And... they get a few more hours of mini-bye, because they are on SNF. I'll see this game too. Next up: the Chefs. It seems long ago... but the Chefs opened last NFL season whipping my Pats @Gillette... a game I missed taking Sabo to the Nationals game. The press has gone from "OMG what's wrong with the Pats" to "ZOMG the best Pats ever" over the last two weeks... the real test of that will be this game -vs- the undefeated Chefs. All I can say is BBQ the Chefs !!!1!
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SDCCU Stadium, San Diego CA -- Sabo's Aztecs didn't dominate, but did beat, the Falcons under the Friday night lights. Last season there was a monsoon, and a 90+ minute lightning delay... in Colorado Springs. That can never happen in Dago, right? Well, it rained a bit, and surprisingly, there was also a 60+ minute lightning delay... at The Union. Sabo had to crawl behind the nightstand and shiver the rest of the evening because of the thunder. He's a good guy, but he can'y abide the booms. At least the SDSU offense, which was moribund the rest of the game, made a game winning come from behind drive at the end of the game.

Earlier SDSU eliminated FCS Sacramento State from the mythical CSU championship in the Sky Show game. Back on October 6th, Cal Poly SLO also beat Sacto 41-27. This sets up this third CSU matchup as a double elimination game between the Aztecs and Spartans. Sabo's Aztecs are now a half game behind Hawaii. If Sabo could talk, he'd say... Go Aztecs !!!1!



On to Corvallis

Reser Stadium, Corvallis OR -- My Golden Bears simply got slaughtered in the mythical UC championship. They aren't mathematically eliminated from the P12 North (for example: Cal wins out, Stanford, Washington, and Washington State lose another game, and Oregon loses three)... yet, but it's now officially a season in crisis. They'll need to go at least 3-3 the rest of the way to go bowling. Next up: the hapless bowl in Corvallis vs. the Oregon State Beavers. All I can say is... Go Cal !!!1!

SatAztecs 5-1-5000-27½Golden Bears 3-3-300-7½Patriots 4-2-150-3
#4 9-22E.Michigan 3-423-20/ot  Lions 2-310-26 @Sun
#5 9-29  Oregon 5-1#1224-42Dolphins 4-238-7 Sun
#6 10-6Boise St. 5-219-13 @Arizona 3-417-24 @Colts 1-538-24 Thu
#7 10-13Air Force 3-421-17 FriUCLA 1-57-37Chefs 5-143-40 Sun
#8 10-20
San Jose St. 0-6
20-19-1, @1-10, 52-7@
 
Oregon St. 1-5
37-33, @9-13, 37-23
@
Bears 3-2
9-4, @5-3, 51-23'14
@Sun
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On to Chicago

Soldier Field, Chicago IL -- The SNF game last week lived up to the advanced billing... as my Patriots won a wild game with a FG as time expired. Earlier a Pats 2nd quarter 24-9 lead had turned into a 4th quarter 30-33 deficit. Whew. Next up: Da surprising Bears in da windy city. My Pats remain tied for first with the fish of Florida. All I can say is... Beat Da Bears !!!1!
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