Sunday, February 12, 2012
Not Chad Yet
No doubt Chad is on his way back. We're sitting in the first mini-blizzard since we've moved, with memories of Central Square, snow blowers, and shovels at the ready. It's interesting to watch when you're safe, warm, and fed. Not so much if you're not. Please drop off a contribution to shelter or food bank. An increasing number of Americans rely on them.
And in the basically mundane world of collegiate-level professional sports, every once in a while a team go off on a real run. Not the 7 - 0 micro-run. Not the 14 - 4 compact sedan run. But the 18 - 1, 4th quarter, game-over run. Yesterday, Syracuse closed out UCONN with one of those in front of the largest audience of the season; over 33,000 people, the largest crowd, nationwide, this season. Scoop Jardine gave a masterly performance; C.J. Fair may be coming of age; Dion Waiters played with attitude and swagger an backed it up; Fab Melo unleashed an effective jump shot; Kris Joseph let the game come to him and when it did, he was effective; Brandon Triche was the 3rd guard today and deserved to be; and we saw Jim Boeheim's classic seven man rotation he'll play in the post season. Quite a show.
Baseball: "Nothing. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing." T. Kupferberg
Golf: "Oh, Tiger we love you. Our television ratings are in the out of bounds without you." The PGA and ESPN
Football: "Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow. Tebow." Just getting a jump on the 2012 training camp stories.
Hockey: The Sabres are showing signs of like. Coach Lindy Ruff broke three ribs in practice and the team plays better. They may only be two broken legs from the Stanley Cup. Is hockey violence a little over the top?
Tennis: A few guys are really good.
Ping Pong: ??????
Squash: Only on Thanksgiving.
The First Ever Chad Picasner at Large Intergallactic Survey
You have infinite power of decision, but have no control over the options from which you must choose. Those options are at the discretion of the evil genius, the dark lord of Picasnerland, Chad "The Ripper" Picasner.
Options Vol. 1
You must choose between the following:
1. Derek Jeter is cut in spring training and retires to his Florida conclave.
2. Pizza disappears. It's gone. Never to be made, ordered, deliverd or eaten. No more pizza!!!
The results will be posted next Sunday. Unless Chad is back and I can stop this nonsense.