kurt's nightmare

Generally, I post once a week. Topics are randomly selected and depend mostly upon whether it's baseball season or not. Other topics will include sex, politics, old girlfriends, music, and whatever else pops into my little brain. If you'd like to read, or ignore, my blog about China: http://meidabizi.blogspot.com/

Location: Dayton, OH, Heard & McDonald Islands

I'm an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dayton. I represent no one but myself, and barely do that. I'm here mostly by accident.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Basketball's Life Lessons

I don't have cable, but a little black and white TV my friend Bob gave me. It gets FOX--so we have the Simpsons--and CBS. That's about it. And we only have this until June 12.

I love college basketball, so I just finished watching all but the championship as of this writing. My brackets look like vermicelli that has been microwaved, on high, for about 3 days. These things happen. But I have learned much from watching these games, all of which, depressingly, seem to be covered by the same ad buy. Hence I have seen certain ads way too much, and from the whole tournament experience, drawn certain conclusions.

If Howie Long advertises something, I will never purchase it.

People who think they might lose their job in the next nine months probably should not be buying a Cadillac, in spite of GM's suggestions otherwise.

"Calipari" is Sicilian slang for the Yiddish "mishegoss."

Drinking "Coke Zero" makes you stupid, annoying, and apparently expresses an otherwise latent obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Sheraton Inns are chock full of sports fans; UNC fans object to being touched, while Georgetown and Syracuse fans see the whole homoeroticism thing in a much different light.

There can never be sufficient mention of the beat-down Kansas gave UNC in last year's semi-final.

I would like to find the very young kid who does the E-trade commercials annoying, but I seem unable to.

The Big East may be the best conference by far, powerful and unstoppable, overwhelming in its excellence and the conference to whom all others should bow down; but I don't see any of its teams in the final.

Tom Izzo is a great coach, and if he wins Monday night (which as of this writing seems unlikely, but so have their last two wins against Louisville and Connecticut) he will have beaten the overall #1 seed (L'ville), another #1 seed (C'cut) and a third #1 seed (UNC).

Right now I'm pulling for MSU to beat UNC, and beat them bad. This would mean that the team that gave the Spartans the best game was, of course, Kansas.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you can't find the Etrade kid annoying, I'll do it for you.

10:02 AM  
Blogger kmosser said...

I know. I feel as if I should.

Thanks for carrying this burden; I'm sure you have a lot of company.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Bazarov said...

Glad to see I won't be alone on June 12.

I've long had a sick fascination with marketing in this country. The local car guys offer some great insights into humanity. Don't you know that buying a Cadillac Escalade is how to tell the world that you've worked hard and made it? Are you telling me the "Get in here!!!" guy is wrong? He's even got soft-porn scoring in the background when he says it. I feel my world's about to collapse.

8:24 AM  
Blogger kmosser said...

I'm a huge fan of Jeff Schmidt.

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I keep rooting for that Mich State underdog. Wish I had dumped C note on them to win-it-all from the get go.

I loved your line about the closest anybody has played them was KU!
We're all so happy about last year we still have that happy grin on our faces. And damn proud of our guys making it a couple rounds this year.


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