Friday, November 28, 2008

Cowboys Go Seahawk Huntin' On Thanksgiving

The Dallas Cowboys easily beat the the Seattle Seahawks 34-9. It was the 5th loss in row for the 'Hawks.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Seahawks Lose Another Close One

For the third week in a row, the Seattle Seahawks did just enough to lose, dropping a 20-17 contest to the Washington Redskins. In a game that saw Seahawk legend Jim Zorn come back as head coach of the 'Skins, Seattle seemed to get a handle on star running back Clinton Portis. That is until the second half. In the closing minutes of the game, the Redskins were able to use Portis to take the ball from deep in their own territory to an almost certain touchdown. The Seattle defense made what looked like a game saving play recovering a fumble. Matt Hasselbeck, however, threw right away to Redskin coverage and the ball was picked off by Sean Springs. Maurice Morris (above) rushed for 103 yards in his best effort this year for the 'Hawks.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Blogger Is Fine--Computer Not So Much

Blogging has been light lately as I am in the market for a new computer. Thank you for your continued visits to "Barers Of Maple Valley"

Apple Cup Today

The Apple Cup will start shortly. Whereas, in the past, it had bowl significance, this year it stands as a symbol of the state of Washington's frustration with it's athletic programs. It caps off a year where the Sonics left town, the Mariners finished last, the Seahawks cannot buy a win and both the Cougars and Huskies where trounced weekly by their opponents.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

It's The Don Wakamatsu Show

The Seattle Mariners are expected to name Don Wakamatsu to be it's manager. Wakamatsu, unheard of by most Mariner fans, has never before managed a Major League club. He is currently the bench coach for the Oakland A's.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cardinals Hand Seahawks Another Loss

A late Seattle comeback was thwarted by a Cardinal interception as the Seahawks lost their 8th game of the season,26-20. Next week the Seahawks face the Washington Redskins, lead by ex Seahawk Jim Zorn.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I have seen Steely Dan in concert twice, they did not do this song in either performance. One of my all time favorites.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Transition Begins Obama Meets Bush

Seattle Product Tim Lincecum Wins NL Cy Young

San Francisco Giant pitching Phenom Tim Lincecum won the National League Cy Young award. He joins Mike McCormick who won the award back in 1967, the first year the award was given in both leagues. An interesting fact is that the Giants did not go to the post season in either instance. In fact only Steve Carlton, of the Philadelphia Phillies has won the Cy Young pitching for a worst team Lincecum, attended Liberty High School in Renton, his Father Chris Lincecum, often comes into the UPS Store in Bellevue where I work.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

"Sarah Palin" Speaks To 5h District Democrats

Now here is Josie Jarvis--alias Governor Sarah Palin. From last Tuesday's election party.

5th District Democrats Celebrate Long Hard Campaign

(top State Senate candidate Phyllis Huster with myself, middle 8th district Congressional Candidate Darcy Burner with Bob Scola, bottom 5th District LD Chair Hank Thomas with "Sarah" and another party goer)
There were some tough defeats, but mostly victories last Tuesday as the 5th District Democrats celebrated at the Tibbetts Creek Manor in Issaquah. One of the hits of the night, perhaps since Election Day is so close to Halloween, was a lady who came dressed up as Repubican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin. She not only resembled Governor Palin but had her voice and mannerisms. I'll try to post the video later.

Seahawks Close But Dolphins Prevail

It looked like another blow-out loss for the Seahawks today until a touchdown on a Jordan Babineaux interception. Still dropped passes and a mindless penalty hurt the team as it lost it's second consecutive game, this time by a razor-thin 21-19 to the Miami Dolphins.
Miami raced to a 14-0 lead on it's first two possessions with runs by Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams. Babineaux's interception on the Dolphins third possession seemed to finally give the momentum to the Seahawks. However, a drop by Koren Robinson turned what could have been a go-ahead touchdown into a "stay close" field goal. After the 'Hawks scored a touchdown late in the game, they got called for an encroachment penalty and had to attempt the 2 point conversion from the 7 yard line. It did not succeed. Finally what looked like a Seahawk fumble recovery deep in Miami territory, was ruled "down by contact" and so it was another bitter defeat for the 'Hawks.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Dave Reichert Declared Winner In 8th District.

In another Democratic year, Republican Dave Reichert once again pulled a rabbit out of his hat and won another squeaker in Washington's 8th Congressional District. In a previous post from election day, I listed Darcy Burner with the winners, after she was ahead toward the end of the race. Well in my opinion, Darcy Burner really is a winner.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Barers Of Maple Valley Post 1000

This is the 1000th post on this blog.

Dog Trainer Larry Babb

South-County Dog Trainer Larry Babb, we learned today, passed away last month after a bout with cancer. 10 years ago, we brought our new dog, Rusty to Larry's "Paws-abilities" dog-training school. He went in as probably one of the toughest candidates to pass through their doors.
It is not so much that Larry made Rusty a better dog as that he laid a blueprint to give us the confidence to make Rusty the well behaved dog that he is today.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Monday, November 03, 2008

Brandi Carlile joined Sheryl Crow as a surprise guest in a Marymoor Concert last summer.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Palin Fooled By Canadian DJ Duo

Governor Sarah Palin wound up with "egg" on her face when a Canadian Disc Jockey called her office and posed as the president of France.

Eagles Win Battle Of The Birds

The Philadelphia Eagles could have left their punter back home in a 26-7 drubbing of the Seattle Seahawks. After a 90 yard touchdown strike to Koren Robinson on Seattle's first play, the Seahawks were unable to perform much on either side of the ball. Only the previous day's 50something to nothing losses of both the Cougars and the Huskies made the final score look closer than it really was.

Please Support Governor Gregoire

I believe we need Governor Gregoire's steady hand to guide us through this financial crisis. This is not the time for a transition in Olympia. We really don't know what we would get with Senator Rossi and this is not the time for uncertainty. Vote for Governor Gregoire.