Must see NCAA baseball. Should be a great series. The Beavs enter with a 12 game winning streak, and an undefeated home record. Beavs are ranked #1, Arizona #9. Beavs, with that #1 ranking, now have a target on their back and will get the best of every squad they face. Beavs are 32-36 all-time vs AZ. It would be nice to overtake them this year.
The series will come down to pitching. Beavs lead the NCAA in pitching with a near 1 ERA. Heimlich has become the beast I knew he was. I haven’t heard the rotation yet, but if Thompson is going in game 3 I’ll marking that as a loss. So, I’m going with a 2-1 outcome. If Thompson isn’t pitching still likely 2 out of 3, but at least they should have a shot in the final game.
FSU is not a terrible draw. Should be a good game where the Beavs keep FSU around 60 points. Can they score more than that? That’s always the question. Pivec is the wildcard for me. She’s been slowly stepping up and seems to have nerves of steal. If someone is going to contribute unexpected double digit points, which will be needed to win this game, I think it will be her.
I picked them to be eliminated here, in the sweet 16, but this is a winnable game — with lockdown D, the usual suspects giving their yearly averages in points, and just one player stepping up and giving more (e.g. Pivec).
Go Lady Beavs
Can you guys disabled your ghostery/ad blocker for this page so we can test this out. I’m doing a two week test trial with this company to see how things go.
The video player covers some of the categories, but it doesn’t seem that bad, and it looks like you can x out of it as well. This is on the desktop. My lady said it doesn’t show on her mobile device — for those of you using mobile, do you see anything? Now she’s saying it serves the video at the bottom.
Feedback appreciated. I’m not sure if it can be moved to a different spot yet. I’ve been tinkering with it. It’s also serving me the same video over and over so far, a women’s gymnastics video. This could be because we’re just doing a trial for now. I’ll have to get feedback from them on how often that rotates.
Game time is 2:05 pacific on ESPN2.
Let’s use this thread for any subsequent games as well.
On a side note, I mentioned in an earlier thread a content provider wants to put OSU/Pac-12 content on this site. This would entail a 400px video in one of the corners. Give me your feedback on that. Right now I run the site at break even thanks to donations, so it’s an intriguing option. Yet, I, like most of you, like the simple design and don’t like obtrusiveness. At this point, I was considering running a test script during a slow period (after WBB ends maybe) to see how good/bad it is. If it provides useful content, it might be a good thing. If it’s obtrusive and autoscrolls, that would likely annoy me to the point I’d question any revenue it generates. Let me know your thoughts on it. Would you turn off adblock for this site alone to run it? If it provides good content would you actually find it useful? Hit me with feedback, Beavlettes.
Big weekend all around, FB spring game Saturday (PAC12 has blocked out 1-3pm for broadcast), WBB plays at 2pm Friday, and of course, Baseball today at 6 on PAC12 from Arizona State.
The conference schedule seems favorable in that the arms should be rested and have no mid-week game before hosting Arizona next weekend. Also seems nice to face the weaker of the two AZ schools first.