Having done more than my share of minor league hockey play-by-play, I can appreciate a good call of the wackiness that happens when you combine chaos theory with not-well-thought-out marketing strategies and sporting events. This is called minor league sports. I've dealt with a team that changed its name to the Cow Pattys, seen a team play when it snowed through a hole in the El Paso County Coliseum roof and more. So I can appreciate the reaction of these announcers when faced with a large condor that decided it didn't want to be in a hockey rink. Imagine that!
Sean Kugler might be a first-year head coach but he's no stranger to El Paso or the game of football. When he unveiled his first class of recruits on National Letter of Intent signing day, two kinds of athletes stood out -- local stars and hard-nosed players.
We hear six El Paso high school football stars will sign with Division 1-A colleges today. Four of those will be playing in the Sun Bowl for UTEP coach Sean Kugler. Burges stars Alvin and Aaron Jones, lineman Derek Elmendorff and Andress QB Ryan Metz are staying home. Stay right here and listen in to 600 ESPN El Paso for video, interviews and more this afternoon!
With so many amazing moments Super Bowl XLVII may well go down as one of the most memorable, if not controversial, NFL championships of all time. What better way to memorialize it than to bust out some haiku?
Well, okay, slow-motion repllay of Beyonce's halftime show would be cool, too; but you get the point.
Does it say something about us that when there's a 34-minute power outage at the Super Bowl we don't turn to CNN or ESPN to find out what's going on, we turn to Twitter and Facebook? Yeah, it says that's where the action is, and some of it is hilarious!
What do you get when you combine some speedy skaters, solid defense and a line brawl? Highlights of the El Paso Rhinos shutting out the Cheyenne Stampede, 4-0, in the second game of the teams' three-game series. The Rhinos held the Stampede scoreless for over 149 minutes through the series.
Andrew Bradford scored twice, including notching the game-winner early in the third period, as El Paso survived a scare with a 4-2 come-from-behind win over the Cheyenne Stampede. Check out the video highlights from the game courtesy of the Rhinos and Southwest Video & Media and listen in again tonight at 7:30 and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. as we'll have the call on 600 ESPN El Paso.
We're not quite sure what Volkswagen is trying to tell us in this ad for the new Beetle that will run during the Super Bowl this Sunday. In it, white people speak like Jamaicans. Is the new Bug a happy-making machine? Is it haunted by Marley's Ghost? (Bob Marley, of course.) Or, does it have a secret compartment of pot that sparks up with the ignition and blows smoke through the vents? At any rate, the real question people are asking is...is this ad racist? Vote below!
It's nice to stretch my legs a bit after an all-night bus ride to Dallas as we get ready to bring you some Rhinos hockey for the first time this season. That said, after a few minutes staring at my mall food, I felt the need to contribute something rather than merely feeding at the trough of humanity here at the Grapevine Mills Mall.
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