Some good upsets today. Kentucky won, and only 91 people picked them (one was SMELLiot Friou). Loyola pulled off a nice one, and only 35 people had that. But the thriller of the night was UH with the lead at the foul line where they missed both shots then with 3 seconds left, Michigan got off a pass to an open man (who was fouled?) who made the three to win. That was a shot in the gut to Cougar Nation.
Speaking of Cougar (grrrrrr) Nation, Sophia Ramos and Amy Munger are sitting pretty on top of 300+ younger men (ok, give Sophia another 40 years and then we can call her a cougar.) But of course, Amy is in bad shape with her Arizona pick for the champ.
But the man of the day was Tad Delaney who went an amazing 8-0 today. I’d like to have gone 8-0 too but I will take a Houston winter over an Ohio winter any day! But he cut his teeth in Russia, so that Rust Belt snow doesn’t bother him.
What bothers me is that I am no longer a “first page guy” and I now have to scroll down to find myself. But I am doing better than the other Frious who are more like 6th page guys.
Tomorrow is a big day. I am dying to see if Kentucky will play a 9 or a 16 seed in the Sweet Sixteen. You have to fancy Kentucky’s chances of making the Elite Eight like Kyle Liner’s chances of getting ejected from a friendly softball game. Or Martin Buniva’s chances of winning a cage match against an all you can eat buffet (Vegas wouldn’t even post odds on that one.) Plus it will be cool to see UMBC play again. Go Retrievers! That’s right, aside from being a huge Cinderella (not to be confused with being a huge Fairy, that would be Hugh), if you have Arizona going far, you really need the Retrievers to keep KSU, Kentucky and Cincinnati from going too far.
Thank you for the birthday wishes. SMELLiot cooked burgers and my folks came over. I got a cool Astros book and a Trellis Spa gift certificate.
I need to make an update to an earlier post. There is a third thing I never thought would happen. Well, Baird had another kid which implies that something I considered impossible has happened at least twice now.
My friend Cor and his wife had a baby boy today, so that makes him a St Paddy’s kid just like me and Marlowe, which means he is destined to become a fine upstanding citizen just like us. By Marlowe being an upstanding citizen, I mean doing things like when he got so wasted that he did a belly flop onto a table and shattered it at a work function.
Will Dudley is in last place and looks terrible with UH, TCU and Miami in the FInal Four. His fourth FF pick is TTech whose tortilla will stop flying soon.
The Aggies play tomorrow, so here is one of my favorite Aggie jokes…
An ventriloquist is walking through the country and stumbles across an Aggie Farmer’s farm. The ventriloquist says, “Hey Aggie, you mind if I talk to your chicken?”
Aggies says, “You don’t want to do that.”
“Chickens don’t talk.”
So the ventriloquist pulls his trick and asks the chicken what he has been up to and the chicken replies, “just eating corn and poking around.”
Aggie is shocked.
Then the ventriloquist asks if he can talk to the Aggie’s horse.
“You don’t want to talk to the horse.”
“Horses don’t talk.”
So the ventriloquist pulls his trick and asks the horse what he has been up to and the horse replies, “just pulling plows and stuff.”
Aggie is shocked.
Then the ventriloquist asks if he can talk to the Aggie’s sheep.
“You don’t want to talk to the sheep.”
pu-duh-pum. Thank you, I will be here all March.
Update: I just looked at the standings on my (larger) PC screen and on that screen I am a first page guy. Go Fro!