It’s been a pretty eventful week in Cape Coral and I’m sorry to say none of it was good news.
First, republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson rode into town to do a li’l’ campaigning in this notorious red state.
Later, a whirlwind in the name of the Naples Golden Eagles football team came to Cape Coral and used a dominating third quarter to turn a 13-0 halftime lead into a 41-0 thrashing of the local Cape Coral Seahawk football team.
Then, on Sunday, actual tornadoes ripped through the town doing some pretty major damage.
(I almost wish I could have been there just so I could hear Senator Thompson, with a cigar in his hand, scream to no one in particular while surveying tornado damage, “This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we’ll be lucky to live through it!” like he did in the “Hunt for Red October”).
You decide which of those things were worse, but here was an intriguing nugget from the Naples Daily News account of the game Naples throttles Cape Coral, 41-0 that the Greenwich coaching staff should perk up and pay attention to:
It’s pretty incredible how many games are being broadcast nowadays, especially on the internet.
If you’re stuck at home tonight, or just want to save money (and the planet) by keeping your car in the garage, and want to know how week one of the football season is shaking out all across the region, here are the games being broadcast tonight, on both radio and webradio.
…But at least The Day of New London gives out their poll the same time it’s released. The New Haven Register, as usual, gathers all of the media’s opinions and then hordes its poll like it contains the secret formula for Coke.
Anyway, after much searching, here it is:
Just an observation I have after reading/listening to several other reports on tonight’s Central-Greenwich bowl at Kennedy Stadium.
Everybody, let’s ease ease up on stirring the pot using the comments made by the Central side.
The feeling I’m getting from a few others across the FCIAC goes something like: Man, Central’s got nerve! How dare they talk up to the defending Class LL and FCIAC champs!
I read what Central is saying, I hear what they’re talking about. That’s not what they’re doing.
What a way to kick off the season, right? A clash of SWC boys titans, Newtown vs. Barlow. The Falcons, led by all-everything midfielders Scott St. Cyr and Dylan Scott, which have designs on capturing the league and state titles they lost last year vs. the dripping-wet-behind-the-ears Newtown Nighthawks, which was starting eight sophomores to defend a 10-3-1 2006 season.
The result? A scoreless tie. (bleah).
Only two days left until magic time. One more preview to do, coaches to chase down, capsules to finish…
So while I’m running all over Fairfield County, consuming valuable fossil fuels, ruining the planet and, worse, draining my bank account to have a preview for your Friday entertainement, here are some more football and other regional previews to whet your appetite.
…up until the part when you get New Canaan at No. 4, that is.
Not sure what motivated Lou Marinelli’s colleagues to put New Canaan that high. I mean, that’s some consensus pick. No. 4 in the state?
I’ve run the Elite Eight for the last few days and, well, with Shelton chiming in at No. 3, I think everybody can agree that there’s no way New Canaan is making my list.
Are the Rams good? Sure. Are they well-coached and never should be underestimated? Absolutely.
But losing Neeleman, Reed, Casali, Renner, Drexer…. the whole team pretty much, kinda puts a damper on any preseason hype, no?
Not to make you leap back and forth across the site, here are the two of the latest preview stories to hit the Connecticut Post’s print and online editions.