Offside Thursday/I’m happy with a split on the road. I am. Really I am/NFL picks

A split for Kings is better than nothing.

It was Friday night hockey in Laredo. I’m happy with a split on the road. I am. Really I am.
On Friday night in Laredo the Kings opened the scoring with a goal from Brennan Sarazin. It was 1-0 after one.

Chris Richards made it 2-0 in the second, but the the Bucks replied with one of their own, off the stick of Daniel Koger. Then it was penalty shot time and Kings forward Jeff Christian made no mistake about it and found the twine behind Torrie Jung. It was 3-1 Kings after forty minutes of play.

Laredo’s Justin Styffe got one more for the Bucks in the third. But that’s all she wrote on this night for Laredo. As the Kings held on and edged the Bucks 3-2. Larry Sterling was steady between the pipes as he stopped 22 of 24 shots directed his way.

Our dismal powerplay continued on Friday the Kings were 1 for 6. Laredo were 1 for 4.


Laredo scored two goals at 14:35 and at 15:25, Jeff Bes scored the first one and Ryan Lehr scored the second and it was 2-0 Bucks after one.

cks took a 3-0 lead on a goal by Serge Dube (powerplay) at 10:45 of the second period. It was 3-0 after forty minutes of play.

The Kings tried to mount a comeback in the third as Brennan Sarazin found the back of the net at 4:08.Then with netminder Pechurskiy pulled for the extra attacker, Dumont scored with 1:07 remaining.

With the Kings net still empty, Laredo finished off the Kings with an empty netter from Neil Trimm with 40 seconds left. The Final 4-2 Bucks.

Laredo outshot the RiverKings 29-22.


Joe Sports thoughts

The Kings have a record of 16-17-1.

Well folks, we are halfway through the season now and I think we all have a pretty good idea of what we can expect from the Kings for the rest of the season.

And sadly it’s one we can’t wake up from.

After sitting through another night of painful Kings hockey on Saturday night.I‘m sick of the Kings just looking like a pathetic hockey team that doesn’t even belong in this league.

Where do I begin? The Kings look like crap. A team that doesn’t care if they win OR lose. Some players should be benched or traded.

If this is what we can expect from the Kings for the rest of the season, it will be hard to watch the last 32 games, even praying to the Hockey Gods won’t help.

I will say one positive thing about this season, the fans have been great !! No matter where we are, home or on the road, it’s ‘What time does the puck drop?

That’s the way I see it and I’m Joe Sports.

Still on the road.

Next up for the RiverKings.

Friday, January 14th, at Missouri, a game that starts at 7:05pm. Saturday, January 15th, the RiverKings play at Evansville at 7:35 pm, and on Sunday, January 16th, Mississippi finishes the road trip.4 PM (Central time) that game is at Fort Wayne.

As they say, the stars were out in Rapid City on Wednesday night as 5,009 packed the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Arena. The Rapid City Rush (the defending CHL Champs) were whipped by the CHL All-Stars by a final score of 11-6. This format makes no sense at all. I’m glad I didn’t pay the bucks for that.

It’s time for Offside Thursday !!

Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins banned all team gambling after O.J. Mayo and Tony Allen got into a scrap over a card game. All gambling? Does that include playing for the Grizzlies?

Ten-year-old Kathryn Gray of Fredericton, N.B., became the youngest person ever to discover a supernova – a star blowing itself apart. It will be called Supernova 2010lt because Tiger Woods and Lindsay Lohan are already taken.

Today is the 28th birthday of the Edmonton Oilers starting goalie. Khabibulin to you, Khabibulin to you, Khabibulin dear Nikolai, Khabibulin to you.

There’s debate whether Blake Griffin of the Clippers will make the West’s NBA All-Star team. I’m thinking it should be a slam dunk.

A New York man who jumped from a ninth-floor window last week but survived when garbage broke his fall is rumoured to have been upset the G-Men didn’t make the playoffs. Sources say it may have been a Giant leap for Manning kind.

Kris Humphries of the New Jersey Nets has reportedly hired a publicist to promote his image while he’s dating Kim Kardashian.

Hmm. It really is hard keeping up with the Kardashians.

Lebron James Compared his Miami team to the Beatles, calling them the Heatles. This may be because they’ve Come Together,

but to many fans LeBron is still The Fool on The Hill.

Dustin Johnson Of the PGA is reportedly dating LPGA player Natalie Gulbis. No word on who made the approach. Boy I wouldn’t mind being the caddie for her.

Matt Tiffany of the San Diego Union-Tribune, after LeBron James said his comments about NBA contraction were misunderstood because he used the word without knowing what it meant: “ESPN quickly picked up on the story in a one-hour special it called ‘The Definition.’ “

It just hit me: If Tiger Woods did have a fire hydrant beside his driveway, why was he allowed to park there?

The New York Times reports it’s been one of the coldest winters ever in the eastern U.S. It’s been so cold in New Jersey, Ilya Kovalchuk has his hands in his own pockets.

The Russian junior hockey team was kicked off their flight home for unruly behaviour. Not to worry though; at their age they’re used to being grounded. Shucks they like their vodca.

The Russian hockey team’s comeback in the third period of the World Junior final is being called a fairytale ending. After the Canadians put three by goalie Shikins’ shinny shins, Russia huffed and puffed and blew Canada’s house down.

Just wondering: If a Maple Leafs fan gets banned from the Air Canada Centre for throwing waffles onto the ice, does that make him an Eggomaniac?”

In 1888, the paper drinking straw was patented. It was the biggest breakthrough in sucking history, until the LA Clippers.

The New York Jets are being accused of sexual harassment by two female massage therapists, a female reporter; several players made sexual comments to an attractive Mexican reporter, coach Rex Ryan has foot fetish videos online and cornerback Antonio Cromartie has fathered nine children with eight women.

I’m starting to think the Jets might want to rethink the Viagra dispenser in the training room

Arkansas wildlife officials can’t explain the hundreds of blackbirds lying dead on the ground Sunday and thousands of dead fish in the Arkansas River. It’s scary. No one knows if we’re about to witness the end of the world or the first episode of Sarah Palin’s Arkansas.

000-Sarah Palin’s Arkansas

Dec. 27, in case you missed it, was National Fruitcake Day. That’s when a Jets reporter sees his shadow, and it’s six more weeks of Rex Ryan quotes.

Hear about the George Steinbrenner statue erected outside the Yankees’ spring-training facility in Tampa, Fla.? “If you stand next to the statue in a downwind,” wrote Reggie Hayes of the Fort Wayne (Ind.) News-Sentinel, “you can hear it firing Billy Martin.”

Good old Billy.

What home-field advantage?” The road teams won three of the four NFL playoff games this weekend. The only home winner: the 7-9 Seattle Seahawks. Go figure.” I WAS 2 out of 4 !!

This week:

No. 5 Baltimore Ravens at No. 2 Pittsburgh Steelers

These teams, playing for the eighth time in three seasons, play famously close games; the hero or goat in a stadium noted for being the Bermuda Triangle for field-goal kickers could well be one of those two men: Shaun Suisham (Pittsburgh) and Billy Cundiff (Baltimore). I’m going for the upset-Ravens.
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No. 6 Green Bay Packers at No. 1 Atlanta Falcons

Saturday night’s game in Atlanta between the sixth-seeded Packers and top-seeded Falcons. Yes everyone is talking about Green Bay’s running back James Starks. That was one game and I do believe that the Falcons will shut that down. They have a week to prepare.Falcons win. Starks was a one week wonder.

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No. 4 Seattle Seahawks at No. 2 Chicago Bears

Seattle didn’t play a perfect game in its 23-20 win at Soldier Field, but it was darn close. Zero sacks of Matt Hasselbeck. Zero turnovers. But I think the Seattle magic ends at Soldier Field.

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No. 6 New York Jets at No. 1 New England Patriots

Tom Brady will beat Mark Sanchez.

Brady’s just playing too well, with too many places to go with the ball, to think he can be held down now. Not!!

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Gotta love this

Ghostbusters Recut Trailer

Chasing intel

That’s it for today, enjoy the football games and the Kings games this weekend.

I’m Joe Sports, Report Card Time next Thursday.

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