Thursday, March 20, 2008

Written in Chalk

How boring was the first afternoon of the best two day event in sports? I'm actually watching the Golf Channel to see how Tiger Woods finishes up his first round at Doral. That tells you two things:

There were no buzzers to beat (and only two games all day were even vaguely close though the favorite won both and the underdog never had the ball with a chance to tie in the last minute)

and

Tiger Woods is the single most compelling figure in sports.

(1st day update: Big Ten 2-0. So far so good.)

Session 3: I think all of our hearts broke a little watching Duke slip through, which takes a little of the thrill out of what was finally a truly great game. The Big 12 pulled through a couple of minor upsets, but the form keeps holding for most of the tourney. Heck, half way through Lost and even it's obvious tonight (seriously? That was your big..."we're gonna kill one of these characters!" moment? Try shooting somebody who matters next time. At least when the X-Files pulled that crap they gave all three Lone Gunmen at once). We need some drama before bed time.

Session 4: This just seals it. Four weak finishes and no upsets. Lovely. When Duke beats a 14 by one in the only good game all day, it's time to pack it in and regroup. Here's hoping for better things tomorrow.

Big Ten 3-0, State of Indiana 2-0. Let's up those numbers tomorrow.

Link: This montage of Larry Legend is jaw dropping. Unfortunately, they don't preserve the original game audio, so you might as well watch with the sound down. He makes plays on this are stunning. I don't remember most of Larry's best years, and I saw all of Jordan's. I don't remember Jordan being this...impossible.

6 comments:

funtime42 said...

He is pretty compelling. Did you have any doubts at all that the putt was going to make it in on Sunday?

I spent some of the day getting my draft notes ready, which is pathetic. I take notes during the season of players who grab my attention with a great game or are off the beaten path, then check back the day after the draft to see where they go. I was bored enough today that I actually put them in a spreadsheet. I hate March...

Deshawn Zombie said...

I was going to sweat the draft research, but despite a long run of top 2 finishes, I'm a notoriously bad drafter (God help me, I love Eric Chavez!). This year, I might just fly blind and hope it helps.

Anonymous said...

NFL Network is reporting that the Patriots have a deal in place for Pacman Jones that could be completed by early as next week.

JC

Deshawn Zombie said...

That's hilarious. Belichick is just trying to piss of the commish now.

He hasn't even been reinstated has he?

JC said...

No he hasn't.

We're going for broke. I love it.

If you're gonna be hated.....be all the way evil

funtime42 said...

Another time killer for you:

http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/

Just about every story ever published in Sports Illustrated is now online. Spent the night re-reading all about the '75 and '76 World Series