Penn State-Syracuse to face off at Meadowlands in 2013

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Penn State and Syracuse To Continue Rivalry at New Meadowlands Stadium as Part of Three-Game SeriesIntercollegiate Athletics
More good Penn State Nittany Lions scheduling news — a 2013 game with the Syracuse Orange at the new Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The specific date has yet to be determined. Also, Penn State will host on September 19, 2020 visit the Orange on September 18, 2021.

Penn State has a number of attractive road games in the mid-Atlantic over the next few years. This season, they play the Indiana Hoosiers at FedEx Field (home of the Washington Redskins) in Landover, Md. on November 20. On September 17, 2011 the Nittany Lions play Temple at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. In 2012, UVa. hosts Penn State for the first time in 11 years as well. Also, a trip to Rutgers, the birthplace of college football, in 2014 (and possibly more frequently if they join the Big Ten) is scheduled. For those of us on the Northeast Corridor, all these games along I-95 are welcome. Let’s just hope the Meadowlands wises up and gets rid of the evil turf in favor of grass or “painted mud.”

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Ryan Zimmerman can’t spell Strasburg’s first name and other Nats thoughts

My PC is busted courtesy of a power surge, so I have not been able to blog too much of late. That situation might improve later this week. Some Washington Nationals observations in the meantime:

Ryan Zimmerman misspelled Stephen Strasburg‘s first name in his latest Comcast SportsNet blog post:

Hopefully our team can get out of this funk asap. Steven has been amazing since his debut and really has shown everyone what type of player he is; and will be down the road.

The other day, a cashier at Harris Teeter saw my Nats cap and said “that poor rookie pitcher, he deserves better.” Yes, Strasburg deserves decent defense behind him and offense supporting him.

I don’t care if Strasburg is an All-Star.

The Nats won again last night. Yay Craig Stammen and um, offense! They go for the series win over the Braves in Atlanta this evening.

It is hard to disagree with @kevin_reiss that I am about the only person who thinks the Nats vs. Orioles is a rivalry. The potential is there for all of you to come around though, at least based on this DC Sports Bog post about a John Riggins commercial filmed in Baltimore’s football stadium. FEEL THE HATEPeter Angelos is a coward, MASN Sucks

Did CF Nyjer Morgan lose the sight out of one eye or something? I didn’t expect him to hitting .353 like last year, but oh man he’s bad (Comcast SportsNet). Two balls went over his head last night, right? He has something like 21 outs on the bases too.

I still can’t wait for SS/2B Cristian Guzman to end his tenure in D.C.

I’m concerned about SS Ian Desmond, I think he can be the answer, but he needs some down time. Too many errors, not enough hitting.

I think I’d rather have 1B Adam Dunn re-signed for a few more years than trade him for prospects unless they are really, really good (Nationals Journal, The Post) and I don’t see that happening. Sign for a few years so we at least have some dingers to look forward to for a few years.

The same with LF Josh Willingham. He and Dunn aren’t keeping anybody from the majors.

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Alleged Russian spies busted in Riverhouse

I had not yet read about the latest tale of alleged Russian espionage (The Post) when Fritz mentioned on Facebook that some of them lived in Riverhouse apartment complex in the Pentagon City neighborhood of Arlington. Based on the photos I’ve seen, they apparently lived in the building Fritz moved out of last week, The Ashley. I lived in the middle building of the complex, The Potomac, for 6.5 wonderful years. I’m not shocked spies lived there either, though maybe they should have lived a little further up Arlington Ridge Road…


Try to forget Sean Young was in that movie

See Fritz, you move out of Riverhouse and it all goes to hell.

I also grew up one street over from Robert Hanssen in Vienna; my brother and I had friends on that street and we used to ride our bikes through the park he got busted in. So, I guess after I move out of my condo, some spies will be busted in that complex too.

PREVIOUSLY: The No Way Out House

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Why the apathy for Nats vs. O’s?

The Washington Nationals head up to the wrong end of the B/W Parkway (that’s north nationals.com Nationals Enquirer) to face the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards for the final interleague series of the season. The good guys won the last series, held in Nationals Park, 2-1 when Josh Willingham hit a walk off homer in the 10th. I admit I have a bad feeling about this series, the Nats aren’t hitting again and the I could see O’s winning, if only to upset me.

I’m glad that I have not seen Facebook statuses and Twitter updates of Nats fans talking about being bad Washingtonians and giving O’s owner Peter Angelos money by attending the series — that would reward his bad behavior (voting no to move, taking the Nats TV rights) against D.C. and the Nats. There isn’t a lot of hate for the O’s out there though and that is something I feel I need to fix. My extensive archives of Orioles/Angelos hate (overlapping as they may be) can be viewed via this category Peter Angelos is a coward and this tag MASN Sucks. Oh and since MASN forces a meathead “analyst” on Nats viewers, be sure to check out the Rob Dibble tag.

Am I thrilled the Orioles are having a historically bad season (The Post)? Is the Pope German? I just hope there is not a Stephen Strasburg or Bryce Harper waiting for them to draft. I’m thinking along the lines of Todd Van Poppel or Brien Taylor.

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