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Google Trends Hot Search: Cricinfo

The leaves are changing from green to yellow, red, and orange.  The air has turned cool and crisp and a hoodie or a sweater is now essential to evening comfort.  And on Friday night’s I can hear the voice of the announcer calling the football game at the local high school in town.  This all means one thing…it’s Fall.

Autumn is a wonderful time of the year for sports fans.  The World Series will begin in just a few days as will the start of another NBA season.  The ponds have been frozen and hockey is back.  College football and the NFL have accelerated into high gear and are right in the middle of their seasons.  Midnight madness and the start of college basketball is also just around the corner.

Yep, all of the best sports are in full swing and life couldn’t get any better!  Or could it?  Seems that one of the most searched terms on Google yesterday was “cricinfo.”  Cric what?  Cricinfo, and it was one of the most searched words of the day yesterday. I can understand that because who in the world actually knows what “cricinfo” means?

Like thousands of other baffled readers, I asked Google to explain what in the world “cricinfo” was.   As it turns out, “cricinfo” is an ESPN owned website that publishes and promotes all things Cricket.  You know, the sport with bowlers, batsmen, and white uniforms on every player, or cricketer to be more accurate.

A quick visit to cricinfo.com revealed a website that hosted cricket stats, scores, and standings.  Cricket pictures, quotes, and tweets.  Video’s, blogs, and in depth stories of cricketers near and far.  In fact, cricinfo.com even has a Facebook “like” button with nearly 2 million cricket followers worldwide.  Digi-crickets, I suppose.

Who would have known?  Cricinfo.com and Cricket available at my fingertips thanks to Google and the World Wide Web.  I doubt that cricket will replace the NFL or the World Series anytime soon, but for nearly 2 million cricket followers, Fall just got a little better.

Mike Buckamneer

T-Sizzle Makes Utterly Moronic Claim

In a recent television interview with ESPN’s Lisa Salter, Baltimore Ravens linebacker, Terrell Suggs, made a moronic statement alleging that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell conspired against the Ravens by engineering a power outage designed to rob Baltimore of their game leading momentum In last year’s Super Bowl.

Really?  Let’s file that claim with other “brilliant” statements such as, “Miley Cyrus is a good role model for kids.”  “The government shutdown won’t really happen.”  And “Amazon.com is ‘Mom and Pop’ company that’s sure to fail.”  T-Sizzle’s claim is as ridiculous as it is wrong.

Why would Commissioner Goodell want to risk the ratings drop that such a delay could create?   Why would he invite such embarrassment  on the NFL?  Why would he want to diminish the great story of Ray Lewis possibly winning a Super Bowl in his final season?  Why T-Sizzle, why?

I’m all for a good conspiracy theory but this one is really weak.  Better yet, it is so weak that it is utterly non-existent.  Suggs can play football and no one questions his on the field ability.  One has to be fairly smart and coachable to play football in a league where the playbook reads more like rocket science.  I’m sure that Terrell is an intelligent man, but c’mon T, this was not your brightest moment.

Mike Buckamneer