Tuesday, January 25, 2011

FC Tampa Bay's new home

The other day, I was wondering what the Rowdies were up to, since it isn't soccer season. I go to the page on facebook I'm a fan of, and it linked me to another page. The only difference was the Tampa Bay Rowdies, and FC Tampa Bay. I caught this the day it happened. The team will now play games at Al Lang Stadium in downtown St. Pete. The team played in Tampa at the Yankees' A-ball team, and they were never happy with it. Now they moved down onto the water to another baseball field. Atleast this field will be the actual size of a field, and not distorted like at the Yankee complex.

And for you, I will try to make it to a game this year. I wasn't able to last season at the Tampa field, which sucked. I really wanted to.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Design Weber State's Football Field


This year Weber State will be installing a new turf football field at Stewart Stadium and now it's your chance to be involved in the project.

Weber State is looking for design ideas for the new field. The top design selected will be included in the pool of other designs used by the university to make a final design. The person submitting the top design will also receive two season tickets to the 2011 Weber State football season.

Download the Field Design Sheet and hand draw/color in your field, or submit your own unique artwork.

You can submit your entries in three ways:

• Email: weberstatesports@gmail.com
• Deliver to the WSU Athletic Offices on the 2nd floor of Stewart Stadium
• By mail: Weber State Athletics, 2701 University Circle, Ogden, UT 84408.

Include your name, phone number, and email address with your design. Ideas must be submitted by January 20, 2011 for inclusion in the contest to win season tickets.

Get your ideas ready and help design the new football field for the Wildcats.

So someone linked this to me, and I thought it'd be a good chance to make a football field. I don't really expect to win. I mean, it'd be cool if I do but what would I do with season tickets to a team in Ogden, Utah. Here is my entry!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Road Trip!

Summer of 2009, my Dad said "We need to go somewhere." We both love baseball, and decided to head out. I jokingly said lets go see the Biscuits! But, we did. We drove up from Tampa through Tallahassee then went to Montgomery, Alabama. The next day, we drove to Atlanta to watch the Braves. Then that Sunday we drove back to the Bay area. Here is the map!

We had to have a sequel. We had a lot of fun, and needed a good follow up. My Dad has family in North Carolina, so we were due. We drove up to Atlanta, just to see family, but then we were on our way to Greensboro, North Carolina. From our base camp at my Uncle's house, we hit 3 games in 3 days. Mudcats one Saturday, Bulls on Sunday, and Grasshoppers on Monday.

Unlike Shrek, this 3rd part of the series will not suck. We wondered where we could go for our trip today, and these places intrigued us. Driving up, going to Chattanooga, Bowling Green, Louisville, and back. You know what that means! Stadium Report Cards!

But yeah, I'd thought I'd share.

ESPN Wide World of Sports

Over in Kissimme, Florida, there is a magical land of wonder and talking animals. I'm ofcourse talking about Disney Land. 4 theme parks, tourist places, but thats not my favorite part. This is. A 220 acre athlete utopia.

A complex that has...
  • Spring training baseball stadium
  • Indoor Sports arena
  • A smaller indoor arena
  • 14 baseball diamonds
  • countless soccer fields
  • Track and field
  • Tennis court
  • and a restaurant.

  • I've been here many times. I mostly go for my sister, who plays soccer. But I've gone for other reasons. I've been to Buccaneers training camp, and a pre season NCAA basketball tournament. The place has hosted Braves spring training, Under Armor Football All American practices, World Baseball Classic, and the Rays played series there in 07 and 08.

    AAU games are hosted all over here. The Baseball stadium gets used a lot. In the indoor arena, I've seen hem have backetball, hockey, volleyball, even gymnastics.

    I've never personally played there(yet...?), but still, it's an awesome place to be if you like sports.

    Sunday, January 2, 2011

    A look back at the Winter Classic

    Here are pictures of the history of the Winter Classic
    2008 Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 Buffalo Sabres (SO)

    2009 Detroit Redwings 6-4 Chicago Blackhawks

    2010 Philadelphia Flyers 1-2 Boston Bruins (OT)

    2011 Washington Capitals 3-1 Pittsurgh Penguins

    A look at the Winter Classic

    Last night, Pittsburgh hosted the 4th Winter Classic. But it was almost not going to happen. Leading up to Saturday, Pittsburgh has weather fore casted as rainy and in the 50s. The game was moved from 1 to 8, in order to miss the storm, but it still was pretty slushy on the ice.

    For the first time since the first Winter Classic in Buffalo, the game was held in an NFL stadium. Also, the first played at night since that game. Both of which the Penguins played in.

    Here is a time lapse of the rink being set up.

    The Capitals won the game 3-1.