Welcome to the 33rd edition of Tuesdays With Mitch, where there’s just too much going on for me to handle. I was out of town all weekend. In fact, I got home from the airport at 2 a.m. Monday, then got up for work at 6. So this is going to be a bit half-assed post. Luckily there’s a lot of good stuff floating around this week. So get after it…
The Nugget’s season tips-off tomorrow night. I’m expecting some regression from last year’s exciting team that finished with their patented playoff flame-out. It will be interesting to watch a completely remolded team. I’m not alone in thinking Ty Lawson is the key to the whole year. Who knows what JaVale McGee is going to bring? Or Bryan’s Shaw’s coaching style? Lots of interesting storylines. Mark me down for about 48 wins and a playoff appearance.
If you’re not watching the Avs yet, you should probably get on the bandwagon and enjoy it now. They’re 10-1! They had the worst record in the Western Conference last year. It might not last long, so enjoy it while it’s here.
The Broncos won by 24 points on Sunday against a NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE team and most fans feel like they didn’t play very well. I think that means they’re pretty good.
The Colorado Buffaloes got killed again. This time at home to an Arizona team that I would describe as “decent”. They have one shot at getting a conference win, home to Cal in few weeks. Otherwise they’re looking at 0-9 in the Pac-12.
Colorado State almost choked away an easy win against a horrible Hawaii team. They held on and that meant winning back-to-back conference road games. Rams fans will take it. Boise State comes to FoCo on Saturday night. The Broncos aren’t nearly as good as we’re all accustomed to. I think CSU has a shot. But I’m also completely wrong about the Rams on a very regular basis.
The World Series has been crazy as hell. A walk-off obstruction call. A walk-off pick-off. I’ve heard lots of folks saying it’s bad for baseball’s image. I think it’s pretty darn cool. Check this out:
That’s the craziest baseball moment I’ve ever seen. That play by Pedrioa is unbelievable standing on its own. Jim Joyce nailed the call at third base. He was all over it:
This video of three different calls of the pick-off the next night is also awesome.
Baseball is a great game. The Red Sox won last night in a very ordinary fashion. Not even a walk-off balk or umpire interference or anything! Anyway, they go back to Boston with a 3-2 lead and my prediction of Cards in six ain’t happening.
A quick reminder of why we love sports. Great moment here:
I posted the original, baseball version of this a few months ago. Very funny stuff.
Wowzas in me trousers!
Dez Bryant is nuts.
This is big news in Mitch’s world.
Gosh, I hope that doesn’t suck. I’m cautiously optimistic after seeing that trailer.
This mad me laugh so hard the first ten times I watched it.
Standing alone, it’s pretty badass to be on a boat that reels in a giant fish that has a sword for a nose. Standing alone, it’s pretty badass to jump off the back of a moving boat. When you combine the two, it’s much less badass. I love this video.
Probably not the best strategy.
A great, great read is bouncing around Twitter and social media. A student journalist at Indiana wrote a brilliant piece on a Waffle House. Yes, read it.
And finally, it is Halloween week. Here’s a couple timely videos.
This one is worth watching just for the interaction at the 1:55 mark:
Happy Tuesday everybody. Thanks for reading. See ya in November.
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