MARCH MADNESS

This is still my favorite March Madness moment from the best college basketball game I’ve ever seen. May the Madness live on. Long live roundball!

8-8-08 OLYMPIC OPENING CEREMONY

I watched a good portion of the of the opening ceremonies from Beijing this evening and it was spectacular! Whatever happens from this point on, China can be proud of this moment. Some of my favorite parts were the tai chi and the sphere and the joyous faces of all the athletes. The best part,…

SNOWBOARDING ON ASPHALT

Today I spent some time with my friend Elizabeth and her daughter, aka Catt. Catt always has some new toy she loves to show me. (Catt is 18 – lol). She had a Ripstick, which is as close as you can get to snowboarding (she says) without snow. We played with that for a while…

THE MONKEYS ARE PLEASED

Snapshots from January’s Super Bowl Shrine I might be able to sleep now. Colts 29Jaguars 7 That is all.

POSTGAME COMMENTS

9:16 PM Peyton Manning is the MVP!!! I am so thrilled for him. That’s a touchdown monkey off his back. 9:23 PM My heart rate is starting to come back down… I am so thrilled for the Colts and their organization! This was worth all those years Bob & Tom sang, “God help our Colts!”…

THE COLTS WIN THE SUPER BOWL!

8:14 PM Fourth quarter begins with a penalty. Guys, please cut it out! You’re making me crazy. And hoarse. 8:15 PM The Bears call a time out. They must sense I needed to go to the bathroom. Thank you! 8:17 PM Colts must punt. I am not amused. I am considering changing shirts again. 8:19…

SUPER BOWL – NOTES THROUGH THE THIRD QUARTER

7:26 PM Third quarter begins. 7:31 PM Another first down! Go Colts! Glad I didn’t change shirts. 7:33 PM Stand and do some stretches to burn off nervous energy. Really doesn’t work. 7:35 PM 3rd and long. ARGH! 7:37 PM Someone in the booth had the coach throw the red flag to challenge the number…

HALFTIME

7:06 PM Halftime show begins. Jene’ doesn’t like Prince’s Aunt Jemima headdress. Suppose his hair might run in the rain? 7:11 PM So far, no wardrobe malfunctions, except the Aunt Jemima headdress, and with the rain, I’m inclined to forgive him for that. 7:15 PM Purple Rain inspires Prince to take off the Aunt Jemima…

SUPER BOWL – NOTES THROUGH THE SECOND QUARTER

6:22 PM Field goal! COLTS 9BEARS 14 6:28 PM Bears stopped cold. Must punt. 6:31 PM Declare the screen fuggy (that would be “foggy,” and “fuzzy”). 6:32 PM Colts on the Bears 16. 6:34 PM Dominic Rhodes is from Abilene. Texas boys are representin’! 6:34 PM TOUCHDOWN!!! COLTS 16BEARS 14 6:41 PM Stopped! Bears must…

SUPER BOWL – NOTES THROUGH THE FIRST QUARTER

11:49 AM Paint toenails “Celestial” blue. Rename “Celestial” “Colts Blue.” 12:15 PM Dressed in #18 Manning jersey. Get living room ready with Colts shrine – touchdown and extra point monkeys, Colts t-shirt. 12:35 PM Send out first “Go Colts” video, featuring me, and the monkeys. 2:30 PM Boss drops by to deliver Super Bowl shirt…

ONE DAY TO THE SUPER BOWL!

I am more than excited about tomorrow night’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears. I have snacks ready and my Manning jersey is ready. I hope it’s a good game and I truly hope the Colts win!

FOOTBALL AND THE POSSIBILITY OF "WINTRY MIX"

This coming Wednesday, we might, and I repeat, might, get a bit of what the weather forcasters like to call, “wintry mix.” What this means is that they’d like to say we’d get snow, or sleet, or rain, but to tell the truth, it’s going to be something in between. Of course, the worst will…