Et Tu, NASCAR?
As sports continually are emasculated, it becomes less and less surprising that events become less about the sport and more about the spectacle and Disney-generated BS. We had the sheer, uncomfortable displeasure this weekend of getting to watch Chubby Checker lip sync "The Twist" prior to the Daytona 500...followed by Michael McDonald singing an adult contemporary pop song as NASCAR and racing legends alike awkwardly were forced to watch from the very same stage.
I've said it before, I'm not a NASCAR fan, but taking a gritty sport that was founded on the guts of bootleggers and making it into what we saw Sunday was sad. Hopefully crap like that causes fans to tune into Indy Racing this summer...That said, the race was pretty darned fun to watch and, as always, had a great finish. Sure, NASCAR takes "debris yellows" quite often to keep it interesting, but hey, sometimes you have to rig some eggs to make an omelette.
Nice Job, Big Blue
The University of Michigan's basketball team beat the 9-loss Ohio State Buckeyes Sunday by 10-points at Crisler Arena...And the students stormed the court.
Great job, UM students, you've just lost all of my respect.
IU v. Purdue Prediction
Alright, here's the deal. IU played out of their arses on Saturday v. MSU (thanks for nothing, Coach Izzo). Further, Sanctions acted like he was bi-polar after the contest going from tears to angry fist-pumping in just seconds. What's that tell me? That this IU team has the "us against the world" mentality that is needed to win big games. So how does this affect Tuesday night's big game? Not well for Purdue, I think.
I think IU might get the best of Purdue come tomorrow night...But their joy will be tempered as Sanctions will get "suspended indefinitely" once the investigation is concluded on Thursday. Dakich will take over as interim coach at that point...and Skiles will be hired once the McRobbie and co. are able to fire Sanctions outright later this spring.
I think the firing of Kelvin will take the wind out of the sails of the Hoosiers and Purdue will still win the BT title despite the loss in Bloomington. I hope I'm wrong about losing in Bloomington because it would by my favorite win of the year, but my gut says otherwise.
The Best Thing About Baseball
I like playoff baseball, but as you may know, I'm not a fan of the MLB game overall. There is one thing I love about baseball though that other sports don't seem to have, and that is the pranks that occur in the clubhouse. The Phillies played one of the best in recent memory this weekend:
Et Tu, NASCAR?