Entries Tagged as 'Sports'

Does UGA’s Stadium Look Familiar?

We’ve all heard about UGA’s famous hedges. I found a little history lesson today on Inside Carolina message board about Sanford Stadium:

“Near the existing Sanford Field was a low area between the Old Campus (to the north) and the Ag Campus (to the south) with a small creek (Tanyard Creek) running through it, creating a clearly preferable choice for the location of the new stadium. This natural valley containing Tanyard Creek would result in reduced costs, as stands could be built on the rising sides of the hill, while the creek could be enclosed in a concrete culvert, on top of which the field would be constructed. The architect for the stadium was TC Atwood of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where North Carolina’s Kenan Stadium had just been completed with a similar design. The 30,000 seat stadium was built in large part with convict labor, as were many public works projects of that era.”

Here’s my 3-photo panoramic photo of the stadium:

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MLB Is a Joke

ESPN likes to ridicule hockey, but guess what? In Miami, the 5th largest metro in the U.S., only 0.5% of the stadium bothered to stay to the end of a 12-inning game versus Washington. Yes, that’s half of a percent. Please don’t let anyone talk about bringing the steroid yawnfest known as MLB to the Triangle.

X Marks the Spot

roofcam.jpgTo celebrate the Hurricanes’ 10th anniversary the ice has been painted with the official “X” logo instead of the Hurricanes’ main logo.

Heels on CSTV

ram_tarheels.gifThe UNC@ECU game tonight at 6:00 is being carried by CSTV. The network appears on Time Warner Cable channel 327. It’s only available, though, if one has the Digital Sports package. The $3 package can be added to your digital service by calling TWC now. The service takes a few hours to activate so don’t delay!

Here are the depth charts for the game:

Canes On The Runway

canes_newjersey.jpgYesterday the Carolina Hurricanes unveiled their new jersey. (I’m not sure when New Jersey will unveil their new jersey – they actually have a new building this year, too). The entire league will be sporting new sweaters, in fact, with a tapered look that appears and feels less bulky. The NHL store says that they will have the new sweaters online beginning 9/17.

Mightier Than The Sword

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UNC Hoops Schedule for Outlook and Portables

ram_tarheels.gifTar Heel fans who like electronic calendars rejoice! I’ve uploaded the 2007-2008 UNC basketball schedule in the .CSV format.

Outlook/Palm Users:

  • Create a new folder in your in Outlook calendar (Heels08, 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 Heels’ 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 Heels08 calendar in place. Sync your handheld to copy the events to the handheld.

iCal Users:

Download uncbball08.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.

NCSU Hoops Schedule for Outlook and Portables

strutwolf.gifWolfpack fans who like electronic calendars rejoice! I’ve uploaded the 2007-2008 NCSU basketball schedule in the .CSV format.

Outlook/Palm Users:

  • Create a new folder in your in Outlook calendar (Pack08, 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 Pack’s 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 your using). “Select All” from the list, and drag them over to your main “Calendar” (The Treo and other Palm Handhelds only syncsto 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 Pack08 calendar in place. Sync your handheld to copy the events to the
    handheld.

iCal Users:

Download ncsubball08.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.