Monday, August 20, 2007

A rare football post

I do like college and pro football...

I like it a lot.

And Adrian Peterson is fucking amazing!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Today's lesson

The Princeton Offense.

Run very well a year or so ago by Air Force. It is simplistic in how it confounds the opposing defense. Forces you to learn the notion of teamwork (fuck you, NBA).

And now, legendary Princeton Coach Pete Carril.


Trying to be like Michael Ruhlman

Had an idea to make a crab omelette...

The culprits (crab meat, cheese, chopped chilies, tomatoes, eggs, S&P)

The somewhat messy result

If I had it to do over again I would have made a spice mix for the crab meat.

Don't worry folks, come December we will be all about college basketball.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Beware, another political post...

Hey it's the off-season of college basketball. Still. Sigh.

More idol worship. Everyone knows how I feel about German Prime Minister Angela Dorothea Merkel (swoon)...

And former National Economic Council Chairwoman under President Clinton, Dr. Laura D'Andrea Tyson (double swoon)...

So now I would like to introduce Ruth Maria Kelly, Secretary of State for Transportation under British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Bio -

She went to The Queen's College, Oxford where she studied Politics and Economics, graduating in 1989, and then to the London School of Economics gaining a Master of Science in Economics in 1992.

Kelly is a practicing Roman Catholic, and a member of Opus Dei (yay!).

This of course makes me think "Where are African-Americans like this?" And I think this quote sums it up and also shows that society needs to change...

"People assume that even though I’m in the economics department, and the questions I ask are economics questions, that I’m a political scientist or sociologist or an administrator. I think it’s because there are so few Black female economists, and the ones they might have known aren’t doing research anymore. It probably takes people a while to get accustomed to seeing blacks and women teaching these courses or doing this kind of research."
- Dr. Lisa D. Cook

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Basketball has always been the bizarro world of football

So I've been hearing about how the SEC is the most powerful football conference and how the PAC-10 doesn't even touch it outside of USC.

Have you thought about that in terms of basketball? It's really interesting.

IMO the PAC-10 has the following elite team(s) -


Followed by these powerful teams -

Arizona State

And it is arguable that USC could go here, but I would want to give them another year.

Now compare that to the SEC with the following elite team(s) -

Florida (hey you have to give it to them, back-to-back)

And the following powerful teams -


I can give 10 reasons EACH why any other SEC team does not belong on this list.

Agree I do!

Monday, August 6, 2007

And we thought March was madness

Great article about the insanity of July recruiting.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Maybe I need some E&O insurance for myself

So I was wrong about Greg Oden...


Wednesday, August 1, 2007

New radio show for the blog!

This will be coming soon (actually December 20th). Just in time for the big ramp up to the Madness.

A day late but NOT a dollar short!

I give you highlights of the 2007 March Madness Tournament -

Volume One

Volume Two

You are welcome!

232 more days until the 2008 March Madness Tournament... Dear Lord.