Playoff Calendars Are Easy to Follow

Tired of the stress of trying to keep up with which pro playoff game is on tonight? Then your problems are over. Simply add my Playoff calendar to your Google Calendars and all of the championship events will appear in your group of Google Calendars.

2011 Playoff Calendar (Gcal)

Olympics TV Schedule

It looks like this is the best overview for what is on now.

ACC Football Schedule for Your PDA

acc_logo Now that the MLB All-Star Break is over, let’s talk college football! I’ve uploaded the 2008 football schedule for all ACC teams in .CSV format.

Outlook/Palm Users:
  • Create a new folder in your in Outlook calendar (Fball08, for example). Use the File | Import and Export… to import from “another program or file”, then “Comma Separated File (Windows)”. This will set up the ACC schedule in your new sub-calendar where you can make whatever changes you want.
  • When you are happy with the way the subcalendar looks, change the calendar view to “Events” (instead of 7-day or 31-Day or whatever view you’re using). “Select All” from the list, and drag them over to your main “Calendar” (The Treo and other Palm Handhelds only sync to the main calendar – time for Palm to get with the program on that one!). If you want to keep your sub calendar intact, use Ctrl-drag instead of plain drag. That will create a copy of each event to the main Calendar and keep the Fball08 calendar in place. Sync your handheld to copy the events to the handheld.
iCal Users:

Google Calendar:

  • Google Calendar users can easily add this to their collection of calendars. Click here to view the calendar, then click on the “+ Add to Google Calendar” button on the lower left.


Download acc_fb_08.csv

(right click on the link above and “Save As…”)

Note: Use at your own risk. I do not accept responsibility for any consequences resulting from errors in the schedule.

Duke/UNC Round 1

Tonight is essentially the first of three tests to see who gets the NCAA Raleigh seed in March. The Heels enter the game without their first and second string point guards, so it is up to Quentin Thomas to lead the Heels. To add to UNC’s misery, Duke has been playing better than Carolina lately. Of course, we will see a barrage of Hansbrough (pronounced HANS-bro – just two syllables) right baby hooks with a foul to the left shoulder (it’s his go-to move).

The key to the game is Thomas’ ability to handle Duke’s perimeter overplay. Carolina needs to extend their offense far from the paint, and exploit Duke’s overplay by going back-door and setting picks. Duke, on the other hand, needs to pressure Thomas and beat Carolina with their running game.

So, it is the matchup of all of college basketball, but why does the media insist on insulting us with this "Tobacco Road" thing? While the region has a history of major tobacco production, it is a totally outdated concept, and equates the area with the abject poverty portrayed in Erskine Caldwell’s novel. It’s time to dump this moniker for something more accurately portraying the area’s education and healthiness (there are 15 states with higher smoking rates than North Carolina).

Carl Says It All

Nobody quite argues the shortcomings of the BCS like good ol’ Carl (link)

Canes #4 in NHL

This week’s ESPN NHL Power Ratings shows the Carolina Hurricanes as the #4 team in the NHL. The Canes stand only behind the Red Wings, Wild, and Senators.

Canes Shift Lines for Win

Last night the Canes dismantled the Rangers after shaking up the forward lines a bit. Here are the lines they used:

Stillman Staal Williams
Whitney Brind’Amour Cole
LaRose Cullin Walker
Ladd Hamilton Letowski

or if you like going by the jersey numbers:

61 12 11
13 17 26
59 8 24
16 51 19

Wallin, Commodore, and Adams were scratches.

NFL Player Learns No Need for Translator in London

Channing Crowder, a linebacker for the Miami Dolphins who grew up in Atlanta and played at the University of Florida, revealed today that he is now excited that he won’t need a translator when his team plays in London this week.