Thursday, March 19, 2009

It's Business Time!

Right now it's a good time to be a sports fan in Cleveland. Okay, maybe not a Browns fan still, but with hopes again springing eternal for the Indians (despite Adam Miller maybe having a career ending injury), and a wise man recently Twittering:

Bucks & Vikes at the dance, Cavs 40+ games over .500, Matt Saracen at WR. I don't wanna talk about wars between nations. Not right now.'
I'm about 8 weeks behind on the DVR for Friday Night Lights so I don't get that refererence, but the Cavaliers playing amazingly is going to lead to a great next couple of months. And Ohio repping the tournament with 5 teams: Ohio State, Cleveland State, Akron, Dayton, and Xavier. Let's see if a couple can make some noise (despite the 8, 11, and two 13 seeds among them.)

I've said for years that today, the opening Thursday of March Madness, is the best sports day of the year. But alas, it was a lot better when I didn't have to sit at my desk, working through lunch and working late, trying to catch a score online once in a while. It was better when we could just push the television to the porch of 49 Chittenden, get a couple kegs, sit in the sunshine and watch basketball. Days like this make me miss Columbus. (And wasn't it March Madness when we got a keg of Löwenbräu Dark, consumed large quantities of it for hours, and then decided the only explanation was that it must be non-alcoholic, so we switched to the delicious Busch Light keg?)

In the meantime, there is until Friday night to decide whether to watch Cleveland State or Ohio State, who play at the same time.