Monthly Archives: March 2011

Spring Has Sprung…

I don’t want to go all Al Roker on you here, but as I gaze outdoors this morning from the lair that is Curmudgeon Central, the temperature is 39 degrees; there is a full cloud cover with a low ceiling; it rained overnight and threatens to rain some more today. The Weather Channel said this […]

You Can Smell This One A Mile Away…

Yesterday, I read a report on, which contained the following quotation: “In an unprecedented move, the BCS has asked the Fiesta Bowl ‘to demonstrate why it should remain a BCS bowl game.’ “ Actually, I had to read that about three times to be sure that I had it right. Prior to yesterday, if […]

Bad Boys, Bad Boys…

The TV show, COPS, has been on since about forever. The show begins with the “theme song”: “Bad boys, bad boys, Wha’cha gonna do when they come for you? Bad boys, bad boys…” Well, there are some “bad boys” in the athletic world that need discussing today and I’ll begin by talking about Barry Bonds […]

A Great Weekend For TV Watching

If you watched college basketball over the weekend and did not enjoy the games, that can only mean that the school you graduated from lost or that you actually had a live bracket going and had it destroyed. Other than those kinds of misfortunes, it is hard for me to believe that a college basketball […]

More Tournament Notes

Let me start today with my notes from last night’s games – – and by saying that it is a lot easier to watch and tape games on two networks than it is to watch and tape games on 4 networks. Kawhi Leonard picking up a technical foul – – giving him 2 personal fouls […]

A “Must Read” Column…

Gene Collier [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] laments the impending demise of “thought” and uses sports as a demonstration of why “thought” is an endangered species. You really do want to read this one in its entirety.

Sweet 16 To Final 4

The three weekends of the NCAA Tournament are analogous to various dining experiences. Last weekend was like going to eat at a smorgasbord. There is more than ample food; some of it is very good; most of it is good enough; a little of it is not worth paying attention to. That is sort of […]

Some Of This; Some Of That…

More had been made of Jalen Rose’s comments as an 18-year old about how Mike Krzyzewski only recruited “Uncle Toms” than needed to be made. These were the social observations of a kid; they do not merit taking even with a hundred grains of salt. I think it is important to note, however, that Chris […]

Is Today Pinocchio Day?

The use of juxtaposition as a teaching tool is on display in this morning’s sports section. There is a life lesson available there for those who are prepared to consider it. The firing of Bruce Pearl at Tennessee is a big story – – albeit one that I believe is about 4 months late – […]

I Was Guilty Of “TWI”…

You know that it is never a good idea to drink and then drive. Well, let me tell you that another combination that does not make for well-being is to spend about 12 hours watching NCAA tournament games and then sitting down at the keyboard to do the next day’s rant at 1:00 AM. Let […]