Live Blogging the Oscars or whatever else is on TV tonight

Live Blogging the Oscars or whatever else is on TV tonight

6:31 - Beyonce was just on the Style Channel walking down the red carpet.  She is hot.  Yeah, I had the Style Channel on.
6:40 - It is "ESPN: The Weekend" on ESPN, doing all their shows from Disney world. I don't get it really. I guess Disney is hurting for reasons for people to visit. Roger Clemmons just played Tracy McGrady in P.I.G. which wasn't very entertaining. 
6:58 - Great N.Y. strip steak with asparagus and baked potato for dinner.
7:01 - Natalie Portman wears her costume from Star Wars to the Oscars.
7:07 - E! has Star Jones running the red carpet.  I don't know who is worse, her or Queen Latifah.
7:13 - Hillary Swank is actually a woman!
7:26 - Random notables: Leo has a hot girlfriend, the girl from Maria Full of Grace looks greatKate Blanchett looks Hollywood.
7:28 - Maryland cuts UNC's lead to 2 with two minutes left with a huge 3.
7:29 - Wow! Maryland takes the lead with another huge 3. 1:25 left.
7:32 - Is Caner-Medley the most annoying name to hear over and over?  Tie game with 41 secs left.
7:37 - Maryland had a shot to win it at the buzzer, but UNC comes up with the win.
7:48 - Not much sports options tonight, Heat/Magic on ESPN, Jameer Nelson hit like 3 shots in a row.
7:59 - On my flight back from London I watched the movie Sideways, one of the two movies I actually saw (The Aviator) which is up for best picture.  Real funny movie, starring Virginia Madsen who is up for supporting actress.  She could use the support.
8:11 - Jamie Foxx wins the Oscar for Best Actor.  No, that doesn't happen until later.  If you wanted to bet on him to win the Oscar, sportsbook.com had him at 1-18.  Nuts.  Thats bet 18 dollars to win 1.
8:15 - Good looking women: Halle, Gwyneth twice, Scarlett, and Salma who is the hottest.
8:33 - 2 minutes and 54 seconds is the perfct time for a bag of popcorn in my microwave.
8:36 - Chris Rock is the man.  Standing Ovation?  Interesting.  "Rocky 5 Sucks!"  I thought the line about Bush working at the Gap and going to war with Banana Republic was pretty damn funny.
8:50 - Morgan Freeman wins for supporting actor, didn't see it.  I like Morgan, good work.  Renee Zellweger needs to eat, man.
8:55 - Robin Williams is the man.  The Incredibles wins for best animated film.
9:05 - Beyonce got changed, but still looks hot.  No idea what she is singing about though, sounds good though.
9:12 - Chris Rock is all about black jokes.  They were average funny, not great.
9:22 - Cate Blanchett wins for best supporting actress for The Aviator.  Chris Rock cracked on Tim Robbins for his politics, its about time someone ripped on him.
9:37 - I still hate the Counting Crows.  They are the worst.  Nice hair.
9:50 - Al Pacino is giving out some award, this show is kind of boring to tell you the truth.. and there isn't much else on.
9:58 - enrico (9:57:47 PM): they (Oscars) are kinda lame Supafly78 (9:58:00 PM): They blow, I am craving a beer
10:04 - The lady from Phantom of the Opera is very nice.  Beyonce got changed, again?  She can sure sing.
10:09 - Dwayne Wade is absolutely nasty.
10:25 - Salma Hayek is phenomenal.  Chris Rock had a pretty good joke saying "you won't be able to take your eyes off the next four presentors" talking about Salma and Penelope Cruz.  Santana and Antonio Banderas were pretty awful.
10:39 - Good Oprah joke by CRock: Oprah is so rich, I saw John Kerry proposing to her about an hour ago.
10:56 - Jesus Beyonce!  She is back again!  In another dress, still looking hot.  She is the big winner at the Oscars.
11: 04 - Supafly78 (11:04:08 PM): Watching the oscars is like watching a train wreck  enrico (11:04:18 PM): i suppose   Supafly78 (11:04:20 PM): you know its gonna be bad but you watch anyway
11:05 - Spicoli gives the award for Best Actress to Hillary Swank for Million Dollar Baby.  Apparently she lived in a trailer park?
11:13 - CRock joke: Please welcome the first woman to brea
st feed an Apple, Gwyneth Paltrow. 
11:18 - Charlie Kaufman wins for Writing Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.  Phenomenal movie.
11:25 - Charlize Theron gives the Best Actor award to.. Surprise Surprise.. Jamie Foxx for Ray. You have to love a man who wears a purple suit to the Oscars.  Great speach by Mr. Foxx, I'm glad he won.
11:33 - Hello Julia Roberts.  Clint Eastwood won something.
11:37 - Million Dollar Baby takes home the big one for Best Picture.  I thought The Aviator was suposed to win this one?  Marty can't be pleased with this outcome.
11:40 - And its over, you have to love Chris Rock giving big ups to Brooklyn.  You can see the list of winners here.

Phillies can exhale after bullpen nearly blows 10-0 lead

Phillies can exhale after bullpen nearly blows 10-0 lead

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The moment when the ball struck first baseman Tommy Joseph’s glove for the final out of the Phillies 10-8 win over the Mets — dealing a major blow to their rival’s wild card hopes in the process — felt more like a collective exhalation than a moment of celebration (see Instant Replay).
 
Two days earlier, the bullpen faltered suddenly. A game-tying two-run homer by Jose Reyes in the ninth was the first body blow. The game-winning three-run homer by Asdrubal Cabrera was the knockout.
 
Saturday, the collapse occurred over the course of five innings as the Phillies let a lead that was once 10-0 slip away, one drawn-out at-bat after another.
 
Missing, of course, was the moment of impact in the proverbial slow-motion car crash, thanks to well-placed sinkers and four-seamers from Michael Mariot.
 
“The bullpen’s been sputtering,” manager Pete Mackanin said in an understatement.
 
Joely Rodriguez entered in the sixth inning with a 10-4 lead to face a string of lefties and it quickly became apparent that he did not have his fastball. A middle-in four-seamer that caught too much of the plate was slapped for a double by Mets shortstop Gavin Cecchini, his first major-league hit and a run. A second run scored when a little dribbler by third baseman T.J. Rivera died on the third base line, leaving Rodriguez with no play.
 
“He just didn’t throw quality strikes,” Mackanin said.
 
Even the normally-reliable Hector Neris struggled on Saturday. In his 77th outing of the season, Neris walked two straight batters and then surrendered an RBI double to Cecchini of his own which narrowed the lead to 10-7 and thrust the uncertainty of a save situation onto Mackanin.
 
Mariot was given first crack at the ninth inning one day after Mackanin said he would give Jeanmar Gomez a break from closing duties.
 
Mariot’s audition got off to a rough start. He gave up a pinch-hit solo home run to Jay Bruce — who had been mired in an 0-15 slump — with one out in the ninth and then walked Eric Campbell and Michael Conforto after a pair of grueling at-bats that lasted a combined 18 pitches.
 
The two hitters fouled off eight of Mariot’s pitches and took several four-seamers that just missed the plate.
 
“I was pretty upset about that,” Mariot said of the four-seamers that missed. “I was hoping to get at least a swing or maybe a call on those. Talking to [catcher] A.J. [Ellis], I think he said that they missed but I was hoping at least one of them to get called a strike.”
 
Gomez was up in the Phillies’ bullpen but Mariot ensured that Mackanin wouldn’t need to throw the recently-struggling closer back into the fire in a high-stress situation.
 
Mariot was able to locate his fastball when he needed to most. He fooled Lucas Duda with a two-seamer that the slugger popped out to Freddy Galvis and got Travis D’Arnaud to ground a four-seamer outside right back to him.
 
“I just told myself: ‘keep throwing strikes and good things will happen,’” Mariot said.
 
He threw just enough strikes to ensure that the Phillies didn’t end up on the wrong end of what would have been the Mets’ biggest comeback in team history.

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College football wrap: Auburn upsets No. 18 LSU with controversial finish

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College football wrap: Auburn upsets No. 18 LSU with controversial finish

AUBURN, Ala. -- Gus Malzahn was ready to try anything to get a win for his Auburn Tigers.

Malzahn relinquished offensive play-calling duties. Following his daughters' advice, he traded his usual game-day visor for a cap. And then, when the clock expired and LSU players were celebrating an apparent last-second win, the Auburn coach put all his faith in a ruling he couldn't control.

Daniel Carlson kicked six field goals and Auburn beat No. 18 LSU 18-13 on Saturday night after officials ruled Danny Etling's apparent last-gasp scoring pass came after time expired.

Malzahn said he knew there were only zeroes on the clock before the snap to Etling.

"I was pretty confident time had expired," Malzahn said. "It was just a matter of going to the booth and confirming it."

Etling rolled to his right and found D.J. Shark in the back of the end zone on a 15-yard pass, setting off a short-lived celebration by LSU players (see full recap).

Hornibrook proves he's ready in Badgers' win over Spartans
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- By the time Alex Hornibrook's first start was over, there wasn't much question about whether he could handle one of the toughest road tests in the Big Ten.

Hornibrook threw for 195 yards and a touchdown, and 11th-ranked Wisconsin turned its early-season showdown with No. 8 Michigan State into a rout, beating the Spartans 30-6 on Saturday.

"You've got to have respect for a guy whose first start is against a Michigan State defense," Wisconsin running back Corey Clement said.

"He's going to come out the next game and do even better. I think he's just getting his feet wet."

The freshman quarterback outplayed fifth-year senior Tyler O'Connor, his Michigan State counterpart. The Badgers (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten) were the better team in the first half and then outscored the Spartans 17-0 in the third quarter (see full recap).

No. 23 Rebels find their rhythm, beat No. 12 Georgia 45-14
OXFORD, Miss. -- Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly faked the handoff and then took off running toward the end zone. A few seconds and 41 yards later, the quarterback had cruised through the middle of the Georgia defense and into the end zone untouched.

It was pretty much that easy for the Rebels all afternoon. Ole Miss finally built a lead it couldn't give away.

No. 23 Ole Miss rolled to a 45-14 victory over No. 12 Georgia on Saturday, building a 31-0 lead by halftime and a 45-0 advantage by midway through the fourth quarter.

Kelly threw for 282 yards and two touchdowns. Ole Miss (2-2, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) broke a 10-game losing streak in the series dating to 1996 (see full recap).

Dobbs rallies No. 14 Vols to 38-28 win over No. 19 Gators
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- This time, Tennessee delivered the comeback.

And in the process, the Volunteers took out 11 years' worth of frustration on Florida.

Joshua Dobbs accounted for five second-half touchdowns Saturday and No. 14 Tennessee erased a 21-point deficit to beat No. 19 Florida 38-28 and end their 11-game losing streak in the annual series.

"I didn't see anybody blink," Tennessee coach Butch Jones said. "Nobody flinched. They just kept playing."

This marks the first time Tennessee (4-0, 1-0 SEC) has beaten Florida (3-1, 1-1) since 2004. The Volunteers had lost to Florida by one point each of the last two years despite leading in the fourth quarter of both games (see full recap).