Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Oh, it’s been a while -- so we have a lot to catch up on.
-Right now, every other word you hear is “bracket.” People who have less knowledge of basketball than Lindsay Lohan’s judges have of the definition of “special treatment” are suddenly preaching RPI, strength of schedule and opponents’ opponents’ winning percentages.
I don’t care what you use to pick your teams: familiarity, record, conference, school colors, number of vowels or ferocity of mascot. Doesn’t matter. Here’s what does:
You get one bracket. Let me use some well-placed capital letters to emphasize what I mean.
You get ONE bracket.
None of this spreading it around, hedging your bets, 14 ballots per person stuff. Nope. One bracket.
To me (though apparently not to everyone), it’s like voting. One ballot, one bracket.
-Don’t worry, I’m still on my high horse. There are two phrases I’ve grown to despise, and oddly, they mean polar opposites.
“My bad,” and “it’s all good.” Make them both stop. Neither helps the situation when it’s offered.
And for the love of chicken, if they were said in succession, I’m pretty sure I’d break out in a rash.
“Who left the TV on 'Kourtney and Kim Take Miami?'”
“Oh, my bad.”
“It’s all good.”
I need to find an antibiotic. I am clearly allergic.
-In church a couple of weeks ago, our pastor was talking about the prodigal son – the parable about a son who demanded his inheritance before his father died, left home and promptly spent all of it, ending up penniless and hungry.
During the children’s message, our pastor asked the kids what they would do if their parents gave them money. He said, “Would you go out and spent it on silly stuff, like candy and toys and Twinkies?” To which one of the kids replied, “What’s a Twinkie?”
What’s a Twinkie. It made me sad and glad all at the same time. By the way, when IS Twinkie Awareness Month?
From Today’s Show:
DWTS In Three Word Sentences: Disney’s Zendaya’s tops. Not fair, though. She’s a dancer! Kellie Pickler’s cute. Tied for second. So’s Dorothy Hamill. And Aly Raisman. D.L. Hughley? Bottom of barrel. No elimination tonight. Second chance Monday.
Today’s Distracting Link:
If you missed it, GMTS’s Larry Smith is pretty nuts when it comes to the NCAA tournament. He breaks down teams like no one I’ve ever seen. Here are his tips to picking the perfect bracket:
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