Hard Line Quick Hits
I am finding it a little beyond belief that a jumbo jet with 239 people aboard, in this day and age, can dimply vanish without a trace. Satellite images and GPS can track anything and everything. A satellite can lock in on me sitting alone here in my cruddy apartment as we speak and share the tedium. How can an airliner vanish. If it crashed or exploded, there would have to be debris. If it was pirated and flown send landed anywhere, someone saw or knows something. The TV series Lost was a smash hit. Who would have ever imagined that it’s bizarre premise could actually play out in real life?
I guess it isn’t enough that the “First Couple” and the progressive, nonsensical obsession with big government is deteriorating and bankrupting our country. They not only want your money to furl the voracious bureaucracy, they also feel obliged yo tell you how to live your life and depend the few dollars you retain.
The First Lady endlessly lectures and cajoles others on diet. Don’t dare eat anything desirable, instead consume the toot send berry duet she endorses. I sense hypocrisy. I’d be willing yo bet big that abundant supplies of ice cream and goodies of all kinds find their way to the Resudence floor at the White House. No offense, but despite a wardrobe to conceal what is behind her, there is more than just junk in that ample trunk.
Now, our President, begging young people to finance his failed, flawed, fudged up Non Affordable Health Care Act, chastised those who say the premiums are too expensive. His take was, ” It’s a question of Zpriorities. I suspect many saying the cost is too high are spending considerable amounts of their budgets on Cable TV and Cell Phones.” So stop watching Your favorite shows, or Heaven Forbid, evil Fox News. Hang up those calls, cease the emailing and texts. The Messiah needs even your elective money.
Thoughts on College Basketball As March Madness Begins
Conference tournaments are underway throughout the land while in Indianapolis bureaucrats gather to select the field of 68 for the Big Dance. While games are played on the court, the Committee is not watching. Their noses are buried in print outs and breakdowns of every statistic imaginable. The “Body of Work” is the primary consideration. Did your team play a tough schedule? Then chances are they are in, even if they lost those games. Teams that are staggering now and couldn’t beat a bunch of fat beer swilling guys on the playground right now are somehow, “On the Bubble.”
Georgia this season and a couple of years ago is a freat example team. This year, with a young team, Coach Mark Fox scheduled a weak non conference slate. Georgia even lost some of those games but as the conference season started, they rapidly improved. The 12-6 SEC record they posted tied Kentucky for 2nd in the league. Kentucky is a lock for the tournament despite finishing with a putrid three losses in their last four games. Worse than that, Missouri is still very much in the discussion. They finished 7th in the league and Georgia beat them in Athens and in Columbia. Yet, the Dawgs are not in the conversation. Conversely, a couple of years ago, Alabama and Georgia were comparable. Georgia plated a better schedule but Alabama beat them in the last regular season game and five days later in the SEC tournament. Georgia went dancing, the Tide was left out?
Assuming the process successfully selects the teams, seeding is everything. The Committee last year did a horrid job of seeding and the excuses were laughable. This regional Pod System,designed to protect the best teams by keeping therm clots home, makes dome seeding calls preposterous.
But it is March Madness. Flawed yes, but compelling always. I will post a preview if each regional Monday Night. By the way, don’t forget to call in sick Thursday and Friday, or, take a really long lunch both days.