On her birthday, Rutgers' C. Vivian Stringer was given brownies, cupcakes and something a lot of women's college basketball coaches were asking for Monday: a trip to the NCAA Tournament and a chance to avoid the dominating UConn Huskies on the first two weekends.
the No.1-ranked Huskies (33-0) were given the No. 1 seed in the Trenton Regional and could play the first four games within four hours of their campus. The other No.1 seeds are fourth-ranked Oklahoma (27-3) in the Oklahoma City Regional, third-ranked Maryland (25-4) in the Raleigh Regional and sixth-ranked Duke (24-4) in the Berkeley Regional.
It's women's history month, st patrick's day, and my friend just gave birth twins. why don't I have a NCAA category? did I used to have one? did Kristie Ackert make up the cupcakes and brownies thing to be poetic or did the coach of the Scarlet Knights really celebrate with those sweets?
Rutgers will face No.10 VCU (26-6), making its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday
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Brother Jimmy's, everyone's favorite ACC bar, is showing some Yankee pride by setting up an outpost in the Bronx at the new Yankee Stadium. And nothing goes together better than a bunch of Yankees and southerners. The stand is left field, field level.
Thinking about Brother Jimmy's makes me feel old. Remember when 1644 Third Avenue was a Bills Bar? More details when I know em.
TFMJ and I once watched a show that featured the parties hosted by the parents of football kids hoping to get signed. What was that show? Anyway, really fun to see how differently people party. One family got a room in what I believe was a Comfort Inn; another family had an outdoor-indoor BBQ.
The first Wednesday in February is National Signing Day. That's next week. It's the first day high school seniors are allowed to sign Letters of Intent agreeing to attend a designated college or university for one academic year. No prospective student-athlete or parent is required to sign the National Letter of Intent, and no institution is required to join the program.
It's not just football. February 4th is also National Signing Day for Field Hockey, Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country, Men's Water Polo. And we're talking D1, D2 NCAA schools. Do I have a NCAA category?
So the point of this post is to ask if any of you are hosting or attending a National Signing Day party? I bet Wichita (KS) East High School RB Bryce Brown is going to one
yesterday the West Virginia Mountaineers beat the Louisville Cardinals 35-21 at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. I was half watching the game with a friend in a half empty bar. what did catch my attention during the play was a short tailgating segment featuring an Omelette in a Bag .
pretty clever: break eggs into a sealable platic bag, add vegetables or meat or cheese or whatever, smush it all together, drop bag into a large pot of boiling water. Can't tell you how long to cook it (sound was off) but I'd guess it's a good 10-15 minutes. The result? not what I personally would call an omelette. maybe a fritatta? let's ask epicurious...
omelet; omelette [AHM-leht] A mixture of eggs, seasonings and sometimes water or milk, cooked in butter until firm and filled or topped with various fillings such as cheese, ham, mushrooms, onions, peppers, sausage and herbs. Sweet omelets can be filled with jelly, custard or fruit, sprinkled with confectioners' sugar or flamed with various liquors or liqueurs. For fluffy omelets, the whites and yolks can be beaten separately and folded together. They can also be served flat or folded.
frittata [frih-TAH-tuh] An Italian omelet that usually has the ingredients mixed with the eggs rather than being folded inside, as with a French omelet. It can be flipped or the top can be finished under a broiling unit. An omelet is cooked quickly over moderately high heat and, after folding, has a flat-sided half-oval shape. A frittata is firmer because it's cooked very slowly over low heat, and round because it isn't folded.
From ESPN.com.... (San Diego's) De'Jon Jackson hit the biggest shot in school history -- a long jumper with 1.2 seconds left in overtime -- and 13th-seeded San Diego beat No. 4 seed Connecticut 70-69 Friday in the first round of the NCAA's West Regional.
"The thing I put on the board: Don't let them get a sniff that we're two equal teams," UConn coach Jim Calhoun said. "We allowed them to believe that it wasn't going to be what everybody said it was going to be."
Instead, UConn is heading home much earlier than expected. The Huskies (24-9) hadn't lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament since 1979 and never during Calhoun's 22 seasons.
Ohmygod. Why were TFMJ and I watching "Two Days in April" instead of the game? I didn't even really like "Two Days in April" -- I kept wondering how these schools could allow those kids to (a) play in the Senior Bowl and (b) graduate when they spent their entire final semester in Florida at pre-NFL-draft training camp? the filmmakers neglected to mention anything about, you know, class. Didn't I even care about the bet I had on UConn? Interesting side note: I was able to bet on the Men weeks before the Tourney, but not on the Women, even though the Women are better. That's dumb. Disclaimer: Bet was placed in Vegas where betting is legal. Betting is fun, by the way. That's all I'm saying.
Because I obviously only order juice and water so that I can throw the bottles at the court, the good people of MSG will not give me bottle tops. And by 'good people' I seriously mean good people. The vendor, not wanting to break rules but understanding how annoying it is to have two uncapped bottles, gave me two condiments cups to use as caps. I love her. It was a great idea that worked until TFMJ kicked my water bottle.
Apple and Eve Cranberry, Apple, or Orange Juice at MSG costs $4.
Do they really sell Terra chips at the Garden? We haven't seen them.
But we did hear a funny and confusing thing about those Combo Sabretts things. One of the concessions counters was Sold Out when we tried to buy one. Wow, I said, are they that good? Two vendors shook their heads 'no' Pretty bad, in fact, they told us. That's excellent. Selling out something gross.
back to the point of this post - have You had Terra chips at MSG?
and also forgive me if this kid is under 18. I really am not into exploiting children. and I will take this photo down if You think I should. in my defense, I think he's a St. John's student. and in his defense, the ex-Redmen were losing 14 - 41 to Georgetown at the half.
I can't believe I haven't told you the story of the Popcorn Confiscation at MSG.
I'd popped some popcorn at home, lightly salted it and bagged it. I carried the warm and sort of melting bag onto the subway. it smelled so good people were staring and salivating. TFMJ met me and we went into the Garden. I don't know why it didn't occur to me to hide the popcorn. It just didn't seem like a big deal. well, I was wrong. it IS a Big Deal to bring in your own popcorn, presumably because they sell popcorn.
anyway, the security guard felt surprisingly bad about taking my popcorn, especially after I told him he must not throw it away but, instead, should eat it himself. it's organic, I told him. with a little sea salt. he was into it. I'm pretty sure he ate it because when we were walking away he showed the bag to another guard and did not toss it in the trash. I hope he enjoyed it.