Hockey and College Basketball (i.e. just a little bit on women's college basketball):
While watching the Caps take on the Penguins (i.e. Caps were up, 5-3) on TV, I received a call from a buddy who told me to flip to the Women's College Basketball Championship game. He told me that UConn was losing. Say what?!?! I flipped to it and Stanford was beating UConn 20-17 in the 2nd half of the game. With a painfully low score, I was interested in it for only a few minutes. I saw a missed lay-up, a bunch of missed shots, and a score that indicated that UConn was starting to catch up. UConn eventually took the lead (i.e. I think they led by 4 when I decided to go back to the hockey game). I'm going to assume that UConn won the game and that their winning streak is in tact.
The Caps ended up winning 6-3 and Ovechkin scored two goals, compared to Crosby's one. It's official, the Caps have swept the Penguins, 4-0. Conclusion: Perhaps my new jersey is lucky?!?!
Don Nelson had a chance to break Lenny Wilkens' record for all-time wins tonight in DC. Currently, both Nellie and Lenny are tied with 1,332 wins. I noticed earlier in the day that one of my facebook friends had suite tickets that he was giving away for tonight's game. A free suite ticket to see the Golden State Warriors take on the Wizards and watch Nellie make history, and I couldn't muster the energy to request a ticket... No offense to Nellie, because I have much respect, but does that tell you how disinterested I was in the game even though it would've been historic? If anything, it looks like I didn't miss anything since the Wizards defeated Golden State, 112-94. I watched exactly 0.0 minutes of this game.
The Cavs hosted the Raptors at home and won. This isn't really noteworthy, but since I am a Cavs fan, the mention is obligatory. On another note, while stressed out and rooting for the Duke Blue Devils, I wore my Cavz - Better with Z, Fresh Brewed Tees shirt, last night and it generated someinterest and overall received a good response.
I'm heading to Atlanta later this week, and I actually just read on that Joe Johnson is going to miss at least the next two games with a sprained right thumb. ****Mental note: Must check and see if Friday's game is one of the next 2 games on the Hawks' schedule. I'm guessing it is. Boo!!! While we're on the subject of Hawks' injuries, what is going on with Mike Bibby's ingrown toenail and possible infection ~ ugh. Come on, Hawks!!! I want to see you play at full strength and not all banged up before heading into the Playoffs.
The Thunder lost in overtime to the Jazz today, 139-140. With the NBA Playoff race in the West being a tight one, this loss hurt for all the Durant and OKC Thunder fans.
I'm eagerly anticipating the release of the NBA Playoffs schedule. Once, I see it ~ I can plan where I want to go. Initially (i.e. in a perfect world and without looking at costs and schedules) based on the current standings, the Cavs v Toronto series and Lakers v Blazers series are the most intriguing. Why? I haven't seen a home game in Toronto or Portland and would love to return to either city and see friends.
On a plane heading "somewhere"
The current standings in the East (1-8) are as follows:
- L.A. Lakers
- San Antonio
- Oklahoma City
I may not have made it to opening day, but I believe I see a Braves game in my future. Stay tuned.
I've got some big plans in the next few days. Here's a hint, I'm going to Georgia. Stay tuned.
I was checking schedules of some of the Majors (i.e. after I saw a post from a friend about Roland Garros in 40+ days). Paris is one of my favorite cities and I was fortunate to spend a weekend there last year. When doing some checking, I noticed that the French Open is being played during Memorial Day weekend. Immediately I checked my points and miles balances. As of now, it's a definite maybe, since I find the idea completely intriguing (i.e. it requires no time off of work and I can cover Paris in a couple of days for the tournament)
Of course, the next thing I looked up were the dates for Wimbledon, which just so happens to end on the Sunday, 4th of July. I like London also... Just saying. Seriously though, I'd most likely have to pick between the two events, and it's a little too early for me to commit to either.
Can you hear that? The gears in my head are turning, but that's all I have for now. Tomorrow is going to be a great day!
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