Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday's Meatloaf - Bizzaro Bracket Reform

Since we've inched even closer to officially becoming a socialist society...the money I've invested so far in March Madness is a bottomline we ALL share, right?

I guess I pretty much scraped my way back to even in hoop$, but my bracket only made it until Saturday's Happy Hour. Which, to be fair is about 27 hours longer than it lasted last year. So be fairwarned dear Reader, by 2018 I should actually have an unbeatable bracket.

But for this tournament the Northern Iowa Panthers are the darlings. No sooner had they stuck a dagger in the dreams of my prognosticated 2010 winner than they were capturing the hearts of sports fans across America. Sure I shimmied and shook when Kansas went down, like that time Mary Hart's voice kept sending Kramer into convulsions. But it's always so gratifying to see underdogs celebrate on a grand stage.

I don't know how many times Kansas has been on TV this season, but I bet it's a number roughly 20 higher than the times Northern Iowa has. So I drank up every moment possible as they performed the impossible. What a great tribute to collegiate athletics those young men are. David didn't just slay the giant...

...Ali Babaganoush ripped his bracket up and let it drift down to the hardwood floor.

Today's Ingredients
  • Despite my 2010 busted bracket, it looks like in the future my bracket may last just a little longer thanks in part to Greg Shaheen and talks between CBS and Turner Sports.
  • Battle Hymn Notes has a warning for us March Madness lubbers.
  • Hale outlines many advantages to having mobility in the huddle this fall. Meanwhile, Weiszer reports that Coach Richt wants his new QB to be of sure hand.
  • AJ wants to do what? Oh...uh...I....just don't know...
  • Like The Senator I'd be interested to see the stats on injuries returning punts. But the bottomline for me is our (lack of) depth at WR. Besides, can't we get one guy back there who's a balance of the Big D's....dangerous and dependable...??
  • Chris Terry, II spent Saturday in Athens. Chad Simmons gives us the run down. ($$)
  • Daugman warns us that the SEC East isn't gonna be any easier next year for Fox's Hounds.
  • Exhile catches us up on the Lady Dawgs that advanced to tonight's second round and the Swimmers and Divers who finished 5th in the NCAAs. 
  • Groo credits the seniors in his recap of the Lady Dawgs' win over Tulane.
  • And the news from the diamond was bleak indeed as Perno's Dawgs performed like pups in getting swept by AwwBarn. Although the pitching was good Saturday, the Dawgs were outscored over the weekend 43-9.
  • Perhaps in even sadder news, Sandra keeps texting me...asking me if I'd like a turkey club. Poor kid. Dennis will have to stand in line.
  • I've been a fan of Ryandom for a while. But I'll admit I used his dad's post of this Georgia beauty to find out that Alton Brown is UGAs commencement speaker this spring. I dig Alton...almost as much as swimsuit models..
  • Nama...wasn't our commencement speaker Joe Frank Harris? Whoever, it was a snoozefest in the literal and the figurative sense.

Call me crazy, but every now and then I enjoy tracking referrals to my little blawg. Recently I found out that a chinese reader (and later a Finn) were loooking for something called a BernieDawg No. 55 Silent Cap when they happened across my little space here.

What is a BernieDawg No. 55 Silent Cap?

Glad you asked. No, it's not a red and black lid from my hat stand. BernieDawg is a dude who makes parts for camp stoves. At first I scoffed, but he's evidently held in very high regard among other burners. Much higher than I am among bloggers. Not that that's saying much...

So I've done the only thing I could think of...ordered enough parts from this Bizzaro BernieDawg to sustain my next seven March Madness brackets. 

Join me's good for health care bills, wedding pre-nups as well as warming up your leftovers. Here's your napkin. Now go have your Monday.



Anonymous said...

Hello, Feldman.

Bernie said...