So one thing I remember from my Psychology 110 class my freshman year at Stevens Point (and truthfully the fact that I remember ANYTHING from that time period is remarkable) is that from time to time it is important to vent about things pent up inside of you. Problems with grades, problems at work, relationship issues, yada yada yada, just let it all out. And since I don't have real problems like those, I'm going to riff on some things that happened in the sporting world over the weekend. DEEEP breath.
- A couple of my buddies and myself attended the Bucks game against Phoenix on Saturday night. Then went to Potowotami until 5am Easter morning. Nothing says Jesus is risen like some beer and gambling! Anyhow I am happy to say that I was in fact getting a beer when 'the fall' happened. When I left to go to the beer stand with my buddy Paul everyone was bee boppin and skattin at the Bradley Center. The Bucks have been overacheiving, playoff bound, and poised to maybe even make some noise in the post season. And in the span of 5 seconds it all came crashing to the ground. Literally. Bogut on a brake away dunk got too much momentum going, landed on the floor, bent his elbow in a bizarre way, and then came crashing down on it with all his weight. The Bradley Center went from Mardi Gras to a funeral procession. And I made the mistake of watching the highlight the next morning. Then I had to break out the sawdust and clean up my apartment floor. Which is why I'm not posting the video or pictures here. If you want to see those just google "andrew bogut gross" or "bogut dear god why" and I'm sure you can find it. Or just look at his arm here, envision it bent the other direction and dangling.
So that should pretty much do it for the Bucks this season. It sucks that their whole season revolves around one guy, but the truth is he's our only low post threat and best defender. Unless Kurt Thomas can find Doc Brown and play like it's 1997 we've got problems. And it's a shame too because Milwaukee was finally getting behind the Bucks. Like this franchise has to be cursed right? It's like the movie Groundhog's Day when Bill Murray wakes up every morning and hears "I Got You Babe" and relives every day. Except instead of "I Got You Babe" the Bucks have a buffet of injuries and failed signings and trades. The only hope the Bucks have for this season is if Scott Skiles saved at our last checkpoint and we can load our game from before Saturday night. Seems unlikely though.
- I also attended Brewers opening day yesterday! Took the day off and everything. Honestly if I had to choose between taking off for opening day or Christmas every year I'd take off for opening day 11 times out of 10. And this year the set up was perfect. Great weather, roof open, tailgating, just a baseball perfect storm. Until the Brewers fell behind early on a wild pitch that Greg Zaun is still looking for, and the offense left 232132 men on base. It all resulted in a 5-3 loss, but veterans like Zaun and Edmonds aren't going to make the mental mistakes they made yesterday every game. The offense did crank out 12 hits, just none in the clutch. And when it looked like they had clutch hits, Colorado made web gem after web gem. So basically what I'm saying is the Brewers were like 1 or 2 plays away from winning that game 15-1. Also a part of me somehow thinks the loss is Suppan's fault, I'm not sure how yet, but I've got graphs and pie charts and when I get to the bottom of it I'll let you know.
- (through gritted teeth) Congrats to Duke on winning the national championship last night. Without a doubt that was the most entertaining championship game in years, and if that half court heave would have gone it at the end it immediately is a top 10 sports moment of all time. Also, Duke's win allows me to throw this hypothesis out there; Duke wins national championship game, Wisconsin beat Duke this season, ergo Wisconsin>Duke. It's math.
Whew! There, I feel better. Bonus word: therapy.