Thursday, April 26, 2012

Arizona States Most Important Home Games of 2012

New coach Todd Graham has made it clear that he wants fans to fill the stadium on game day. Especially during the big games. Now if ASU wants to make a bowl game this season, every home game is a big game, but Ive highlighted the three most important ones.

The season opner on september 1st, against the Northern Arizona University Lumber Jacks.
Now this may be the easiest game of the year, and seem unimportant. However this is the first game of the Todd Graham era, ASU needs to get off to a great start and dispose of NAU like the lesser team they are to build the Devil's confidence. If ASU is upsetted here, it'll be a long year for the devils.

September 22 against the Utah Uttes
This is the Pac-12 opener for the Sun Devils, last year the devils went to Utah and put a beating on them. This year Utah will be coming into town to return the favor. It is important for the Devils to come away with a victory here and get conference play off on the right foot.

November 17th against Washington State
Other than NAU, WSU is the worst team that ASU will face at home. Last year the Devils suffered an embarrassing loss to the cougars letting freshman nobody Connor Haliday throw for over 400 yards against them. ASU will be in a tough fight to qualify for a bowl, so they cant afford to lose to lesser teams. This is also senior day for the Devils, so they'll want to send their seniors out right. Also the Devils play hated rival UofA the next week, so a win here could be a huge boost going into their rivalry game.

Obviously Todd Graham wants the Sun Devil community at every game, but if you can only make it to a few, these three should be at the top of your list. These games are must win games if the Devils hope to go bowling this year.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Ozzie Guillen Commnets, Reaction, Supsension.

Ozzie Guillen has finally done it, said something he regrets. After years of saying outrages and outlandish things without thinking twice, hes finally said something that he will be thinking about for the rest of his life. Ozzzie Guillen, the coach of the MLB's Miami Marlins, a team whose fan base is largely of Cuban decent, said that he loves and respects the evil tyrant, Fidel Castro. His comments sent the people of Miami into an uproar. Guillen, immediately knew what he had done. Many Cuban fans are asking for their first year coach to be fired. And they have every right to think that. Given the market in which the Miami Marlins are in, those comments where the absolute worse thing he could have said. ESPN's Dan Lebatartd, made the comparison that Castro to Cuban's is what Hitler was to Jews.Whether or not you agree with this, you can certainly see the magnitude of the comments. On Tuesday Guillen flew back to Florida to apologize to the fans. For the first time in his life, he is sorry for something he has said. And he is really sorry for it. He realizes what he has said, and realizes he hurt a lot of people. And he is actually, and full heartily, sorry.  The apology that he issued on Tuesday, may not be enough for Miami's Cuban fans. Many still ask for him to be fire. If he were to be fired, I don't think anyone could argue that decision. Although, he wasn't. He was lucky and only suspended for five games. That may not be enough for some of his fans. But he still has his job, maybe not the respect from his fans. At this point, the only way for him to maybe regain some respect from some of these fans, is to bring this community a World Series.