Thursday, November 11, 2010

Disc Golf

So, if any of you readers check out our profile, linked on the left of main Brett and Chuck Power Blog page, you'll see our interests. Among most of the popular sports is another fantastic sports/recreation opportunity, DISC GOLF!

Disc golf is an awesome game in which players throw a flying disc into a basket or at a target. The idea is very similar to golf; to throw the disc the fewest number of times from the beginning to the end.

We love disc golf because it is a unique game that can encompass very intriguing competition. You don't necessarily have to be the quickest, strongest or most athletic athlete in order to win. Essentially, it is an even playing field until you can get down the fundamentals of the game.

We found out that there are approximately 3,000 disc golf courses established across the country, and 87% of them are free. Locally, Davis has its own disc golf course that we love. If you ever are interested in playing, head over to Oxford Circle Park to try out their course.

If any of our readers are interested in heading out to the course with us, let us know. We would love to show you our dominating ability at this game, or just simply teach you if you aren't familiar with the game.

We got our disc golfs from the Disc Golf Station, and it allows us to mean business when we head out to play. My beauty is the Elite-X Cyclone, which I found from the Disc Golf Station.

Check out their website, get yourself an awesome disc golf, then come out and try out some disc golf!

Thursday Night Debut

It is here!! The much anticipated, mixed review of Thursday night football. Its awesome, because its a primetime game and usually features a good matchup (This Thursday is a classic example, props to the NFL). However, its on the NFL Network, which means the audience is very limited.

Nonetheless, I'm excited for tonight's game (I get to watch! Thank you Comcast). The Baltimore Ravens travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons. It is the first game since opening night that the NFL has on Thursday night, being broadcast nationally on NFL Network alongside Bob Papa, Matt Millen, Joe Theismann and sideline reporter Alex Flanagan.

Here are the facts to know heading into this game:

  • The Falcons are 6-2, and an undefeated 4-0 at home
  • They are riding a two-game winning streak (Cincinnati, Tampa Bay)
  • The Falcons offense is led by QB Matt Ryan, RB Michael Turner, WR Roddy White and TE Tony Gonzalez; the defense is led by LB Curtis Lofton, DE John Abraham, and S William Moore
  • Matt Ryan is 17-1 at home in his career
  • Roddy White is beat up, but is expected to play
  • Offensively, Atlanta is 5th in yards per game (370.1) and 10th in points per game (24.5)
  • Defensively, Atlanta is 21st in yards allowed per game (346.4), and 10th in points allowed per game (19.3)
  • The Ravens are 6-2, and 2-2 on the road
  • They are riding a two-game winning streak (Buffalo, Miami)
  • The Ravens offense is led by QB Joe Flacco, RB Ray Rice, WR Anquan Boldin and TE Todd Heap; the defense is led by DE Terrell Suggs, LB Ray Lewis and S Ed Reed
  • The Ravens injury concerns are minimal
  • Offensively, Baltimore is 14th in yards per game (348.0) and 15th in points (21.9)
  • Defensively, Baltimore is 9th in yards allowed per game (310.8), and 6th in points allowed per game (17.4)
  • Kickoff is at 8:20pm ET.
  • Atlanta (-1) is favored over Baltimore (+1)
  • The over/under for the game is 43 1/2 points
We forecast a 23-17 victory for Atlanta tonight. Matt Ryan will win this one for the Falcons, because the Ravens have a strong rush defense. Roddy White will be his primary target against an up-and-down Ravens pass defense, but Tony Gonzalez will also be critical over the middle. If Joe Flacco can keep Ray Rice involved in both the rushing and passing game, the Ravens may have a chance at a road victory.