I came for the Brackets,

March 28, 2006

but I am staying for excitement.

I will say this is my single worst performance in an NCAA pool. Only one of my picks made it to the finals (UCLA). Wow did I do a really crappy job, but damn it has been a fun tourny to watch.

How about UCLA? Sure Saturday’s game was ugly, and I mean Eastern conference Finals ugly.

LSU, what did Larry Brown come back from trying to find Big Foot and get this team back to the Final Four?

Florida, Impressive. I will hand it to Yannick Noah, his kid can play. But I do hope during this week someone will ask the question. Was Yannick Noah a member of The Thompson Twins? Look at the pictures and decided.

George Mason in the Final Four, that has to be the greatest individual display of talent ever in NCAA hoops history. One guy, one single guy got into the finals! What is Mr. Mason the Bobby Boucher of hoops?

Sadly, I will miss the finals this year, which means it will be entertaining. My guess is that it will be LSU vs. Florida, and Florida will be your winner. So grab your savings and put it down on George Mason.

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And that is why it is called March Madness

March 24, 2006

Again Thursday night looked to be another “Must Lose Thursday”. I really should have not cared since my brackets were already condemned by the Army Corp of Engineers. It got worse with Duke losing. I was not shocked by the loss. I was shocked that neither Billy Packard or Dick Vitale positioned themselves on top of LSU’s basket to prevent Duke from losing. Note to Duke, look Reddick is good, but when he like 2 for 12 it time to find someone else to hoist up the rock.

But the endings of both of the late games were great. I felt bad for West Virginia. The Mad Bombers almost had it, hit the shot to go ahead. Only to have Texas hit them right in the nuts with a 3 at the buzzer.

That ending was nothing compared to the entire 2nd half of the UCLA/Zag game. Down 17, it should have been over, but they kept hanging around and then bang they score the last 11 to win it. Sorry Mr. Porn Stache that it had to end like this but damn that was fun to watch.

Adam Morrison note – the man is an amazing hoops player and seems like an interesting guy, but at times you think he got a little crazy going on.

A quick NBA hoops note – I saw this as one of the items in the “In the News” section on Yahoo. I could not believe they would put it out there. But after watching the guy, I realized it was big news. If he does it two games in a row then a parade will be held. It would be a shame if he did finally come around. He would ruin all the hard work his predecessors had put in He still has the potential to be another Beniot Benjamin or Joe Barley Breathing (sorry I meant Barry Carroll), Chris Washburn, or Dwyane Schintzius. Dare to dream Kwame.


Now back to Random Nonsense Theater

March 24, 2006

A busy day for me as the time grows short till I am back on GMT. A busy day for this Costa Mesa Shipping Magnet.

Got the Boski Mobile in for Oil

Set back Swedish/Bolivian relations 100 years

Worked on the yard.

Performed a breakdance routine that made Kasey Kasem weep

Work a little in the garage

Continued the planning of a violent over thrown of the current administration of the “Misfits of Science” fan club. Oh you will rue the day you messed with me!!!

So now I am about got about 2% of what I need to get done for the trip. I think I will be done around 5:00 PM next Friday, minutes after takeoff.


Oh another job opening.

March 22, 2006

I just wished they would have waited till I got back. Hey I am as smart as Barry Melrose.

I feel bad for Andy, I loved the guy, but maybe his style is the reason this team keeps getting injured. This team got off to a great start and now we flopping like Ben Afflec movie. Hell the Ducks are ahead of us and that is not acceptable.

The players have let this team down more than anything. Sadly that means that blame is going to have to go to Dave Taylor. I love you Dave and all you done for the club, but you built the roster, so you get a heap of blame.

I thought Andy did a lot with very little. I will still think fondly of him and the only playoff series they won back in 2001. Nothing better than sticking it to the Red Wings. Thank you Andy and good luck to you, the winningest and losingest coach in Kings History.

I am hoping the Kings steal a page from the Devils history when they replaced Larry Robinson back in 1995-1996. Hell, I will take a playoff appearance at this point.


Preppy collars at half mast today.

March 22, 2006

Mr. Lacoste has gone to that big boating regata in the sky.


Oh, cool I just found about a great job opening.

March 20, 2006

I just heard that they are looking for someone for a really cool position. Well the drive may be a problem. Let’s see what does mapquest say from:

1313 Castle Boskistein Lane
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

to

280 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017

. . . here we go it would only be a 2,800 mile commute. Hmmm, I will have to think about that.

Tags is stepping down after 16 years of service. People thought no one could ever top Rozelle, but I think what Paul has done for the league puts him right there. He has brought us labor peace, even though I was not happy about the Rams leaving. Georgia the Goat and John Shaw, you both suck a lot of ass. I am not a Rams fan, but that shit was not cool. But thinking about it, I do get to see more games than if there was a team in the market.

I can not think of anyone better qualified than myself. In fact, if I get this job I can have them remove the restraining order they have on me.


Weekend wrap-up.

March 20, 2006

Well made it through. Since Friday proved to be the end of Boski’s Zombie NCAA brackets. It made watching the games less stressful.

What did I do. On the plus side, got a haircut. I know that is not exciting, but to me I always feels 1,000% better after one. Even back when in the days of Supercuts. Thankfully my wife found me someone who does a great job with this mob. Oh I have come a long way from the days of what hat should I wear today? I do fuss with my hair. I am not as bad as John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever, but I have had my “don’t touch the hair” moments. Look it is the one thing on me that does not bring me shame.

I also found time to watch the Madness, NFL Europe, EPL and some hockey. Also did get some errands done, so I am not a total slacker, getting there though.

On the Bad side, had two more people cancel on us for our trip, and that makes four in that last 2 weeks, so right now we have a total of 4 people going on our trip, and me and the Better Half make up half of that. So I spent a good part of the morning trying to sleep off the disappointment. Finally got up and headed out to the Better Half’s office, to get trips stuff done. We are still going, even if we have to Wally World it.

Again I ask any of you if you have two week of free time and about $3,000 bucks you can come along to Belfast.

TV notes:

Little Britain is back and it is still awesome.

Soprano’s – I glad it is back, the last time it was on, Caesar was crossing the Rubicon. But it was worth the wait. What is up with A.J. and that Prince Valiant mop? Loved the first episode, and I actually like last night’s. I know everyone hates those dream sequences, but I think it still works. I say this not because they mention the current home of Team Boski, Costa Mesa and the Hotel where we had our wedding reception. I think it is setting things up for a whole truck load of shenanigans. I trust David Chase. Also how can things go wrong when the show is being directed by the best Power Forward from Carver High. He would have kicked the crap out of Marco Baldi, if Salami had played in the Big East. I also think he would have not back down from Michael Graham and Rony Siekley, but he would have not f’ed with Derrick Coleman.

Big Love – I am in so far. I think it has some legs. It is the anti-Deadwood with the language, but it makes up for it with the head board hockey. I think there is enough that I it would have made Sex in the City blush.