Monday, March 25, 2013
Here we are again....Monday's seem to come some quickly...We really need to go to a four day work week, because Saturday and Sunday just aren't enough time...Especially if you have a lady like Rosie Jones (above) in your bed...
But this Monday is different...After more than a few years, sadly, I have to say goodbye to my Monday blog partner, B-Dub...If you didn't know, he has excepted an opportunity to do more writing and social media work for a Carolina Panthers site...They've offered him a 100% raise from what he makes at the Gab...Congrats partner!
Many years back at Sporting News, B-Dub was one of the first guys to welcome and support me there...When I took heat for the times I got off the sports topic, he pointed me to Blogspot, where he also had a blog....Then after TSN was going to hell in a hand basket...After much poking, he convinced me to join The Gab...The rest is history...Through blogging, and social media, and phone calls, we've gotten to know each other pretty well...Brad is great guy, and a great friend, and I'd do anything for him...I wish him all the best...The Gab will miss him...
Now, on with the show...
-This past week started out shitty, as far as news goes...Especially on CNN! The whole Steubenville case is disgusting, and the way the media handled it, made it even worse...Then there was more awful news Friday...News that really makes me question our society...My first thought was WHAT_THE_FUCK!
-Besides that, there was some sports news that pissed me off...Local sports news...Cleveland Browns fans were upset when return specialist Josh Cribbs left when the free agent frenzy started...Me, I'm happy to see him go...Way too much money was spent on a guy who had a few years as an elite return man...He was also a top kick coverage man...but both those parts of his game started to slip...And as a WR he has been a work in progress...With little progress...
Then kicker Phil Dawson left for the City by the Bay...Let me say this...Thank God they didn't use the Franchise tag on their kicker, again! Yes, he is an excellent kicker, but if losing your return man and kicker is going to devastate your fan-base, let alone your team...Then your team has problems...Serious problems...
-Now I know this week people have been fired up and all into "March Madness"...Me, not so much...But I have been following some NCAA action....This past weekend the college hockey's conferences tournaments were played, helping to setup their 16 team tourney...
In the Final CCHA tournament The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame beat Ohio State 3-1 Saturday, pitting the Irish against rival Michigan for the last ever CCHA Championship....The Irish continued their hot streak, beating Michigan 3-1, and clinching one of the top 4 seeds in NCAA Tournament...This is how the NCAA Hockey Tourney has setup...
Dunkin Donuts Center
Saturday, 5:30 and 9 p.m. (ET), Sunday, 6:30 p.m.
1. Quinnipiac vs. 16. Canisius
6. Boston College vs. 12. Union
Van Andel Arena
Friday, 2 and 5:30 p.m. (ET), Saturday, 4 p.m.
2. Minnesota vs. 15. Yale
8. North Dakota vs. 10. Niagara
Verizon Wireless Center
Friday, 4:30 and 8 p.m. (ET), Saturday, 6:30 p.m.
3. Mass.-Lowell vs. 14. Wisconsin
7. New Hampshire vs. 9. Denver
Saturday, 1:30 and 5 p.m. (ET), Sunday, 4 p.m.
4. Notre Dame vs. 13. St. Cloud State
5. Miami vs. 11. Minnesota State
-Things here are still crazy...More crap has come up with the in-laws issues...It seems like every time where making head-way, something else goes wrong...Hopefully we can get it all resolved soon...It's been tough on the kids with my wife making so many trips to Erie...Hell, it's been tough on me...2 parents, 3 kids...Zone defense can be tough, but it's even harder when it's just one of you...But there was a moment Saturday that was just great, that made us forget about all the crap for a few minutes...
Molly had been upset all week because the nail polish my mother put on her toes had worn away/washed off...She kept telling me "Toes not happy" with an adorable pouty face...So when my wife got home Saturday evening, I ordered some food, the kids got ready to watch the Kids Choice Awards, and my wife painted Molly's toe nails...Afterwards she shouted, "Yay, toes happy!" She showed each of us, and told us, "Toes Happy!" She won't even let us cover her toes with a blanket while she's sleeping...Sh e kicks them free, because "Toes happy!"
It kind of put everything into perspective for me...
Have a week...