It was a typical mid-January Friday night in Capital Region high school basketball. Single digit windchills were dropping to negative numbers, road teams kept the buses running. However, that didn't deter some road warriors from dropping the heat on this Friday night in Section 2 hoops. 38 match-ups on the schedule in boys basketball and another 29 on the girls basketball slate.
Of the contestants involved in the six games this weekend, in addition to the two top teams that earned byes, none of the 14 NFL playoff participants are the New York Giants. No surprise at this point to Big Blue fans, many who went into the season with so much hope only to have it evaporate week by week. The root of the problem general manager Dave Gettleman and his young unproven Coach Joe Judge were sent packing a few days ago. However, some former Giants players are still enjoying the excitement of the postseason tournament.
ome game shows are more fun to watch at home than others. Great game shows can elicit the yelling of answers in excitement, even though you know that the contestants can't hear you. For young and old, 'The Price Is Right' has always been one of those game shows. Bob Barker and Drew Carey made you feel like you were part of the 'studio audience.' Now, Upstate New York, you have 2 chances to 'Come on down!'
The NFL Playoffs kick-off this weekend, and these next two weeks are my favorite of the entire season; it's like March Madness for the NFL. We have games on Saturday, Sunday, and even Monday night this weekend.
For many in the Capital Region, and throughout New York state, all eyes will be on the Bills versus Patriots clash on Saturday night in primetime, 8:15 pm on ESPN.