I have never watched more than a few seconds of a division one basketball game. I did watch a couple of division two games back when I was a student at UMass Lowell. My radio show did a weekly segment with the men’s basketball coach and DJ Dina and I went to maybe two games to show support. I remember one game in particular because I left at halftime to drive in to Boston to see Mission of Burma’s reunion show at the Paradise. Brunch with Burma. What a show that was. Unreal.
Anyway. I just signed up for the Billion Dollar Bracket challenge over on yahoo sports. I only picked a few upsets, and generally I did it just to suck up to New England schools. In the end I have Duke beating Virginia 82-79.
Of course I know absolutely nothing about college basketball (see the first paragraph of this post). Nothing. Nada. Nuttin, honey. Zip, zilch, zero.
But, to paraphrase Geddy Lee on the Bob and Doug Take Off album, a billion bucks is a billion bucks*.
Logging in to yahoo sports also reminded me that I have a free fantasy hockey team out there. I forgot all about that. I decided to check in. Turns out I’m in the first round of the playoffs and I’m the number three cede. Now that is pretty funny. I stacked the team with Bruins. Krejci, Iginla, Bergeron, Rask. Yeah, I can pick ’em.
Speaking of the Bruins, they beat Minnesota last night. The win streak is at nine. Tonight they play New Jersey. A ten game win streak would sound nice, eh? Even nicer if they beat the team responsible for removing AHL hockey from the city of Lowell, MA. Yeah, Devils. I haven’t forgotten about that. You jerks.
*Geddy Lee’s actual line was more like, 10 bucks is 10 bucks. There’s a subtle difference, you see.