Friday, February 10, 2006

C'Mon Baby Light My Fire


A few thoughts while I scour the internet to find a country where scotch and eggs is an acceptable breakfast...

The winter Olympics will finally get underway tonight with the opening ceremonies from Torino. For the next two weeks, NBC is going to show athletes you've never heard of competing in events you'll never care about. But the opening ceremonies, with each country parading its athletes in a circle for hours and hours, gives you some faces to root for. Better said, it gives you some *hot* faces to root for. So while I normally wouldn't tune in for any women's slalom, halfpipe, or figure skating events under other circumstances, I will tune in to see Tina Maze, Gretchen Bleiler, or the uber-flexible Sasha Cohen display their athleticism. It's a lesson the WNBA should consider...

In the Pac-10 last night:
What happens when a former Pittsburgh head coach matches up against a former Wisconsin head coach? Final score: UCLA 50, Washington St. 30. That's right, 30 points for the entire game (and 12 at the half) scored by the Cougars. As a Pac-10 fan, I'm not used to seeing defense being played for 40 full minutes, and I'm having a lot of trouble adjusting...

Nice job by the Huskies- stepping on USC early and never letting them into the game. Final score: Washington 87, USC 73. Now that's what a Pac-10 score is supposed to look like. Twice as many points scored in the Huskies game as the Bruins game. It should be an interesting match up of styles Saturday when UCLA goes to Seattle. I'm projecting the early line to be Washington by 4...

If you decide to actually go out tonight rather than make mental advances on the U.S. Skeleton team, here's something to watch for. If you let your girlfriend choose the night's events, and she wants to watch a movie and picks "Curious George"- and then later that night she call you "daddy" in bed, well, that's a pretty good warning sign that there may be a few issues lurking. Or maybe you're dating a stripper and you already knew that...

3 Comments:

At Fri Feb 10, 03:19:00 PM PST , Blogger Zach Landres-Schnur said...

can't wait for the UW/UCLA battle saturday. i'll likely being camping at Hec Ed Pavilion tonight...it's been rare lately that we've been the lower ranked team. should be a fun one...

 
At Tue Feb 14, 01:16:00 PM PST , Anonymous DOGNUTZ said...

Go Huskies!!! Nice Job whoopin' on UCLA, nice job B-Roy on player of the week, and Justin Dentmon is a muthafuckin stud.

 
At Tue Feb 14, 02:41:00 PM PST , Blogger insomniac said...

I wish you were my dad if a 3 point home win is your interpretation of a 'whoopin'

 

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