Wednesday, March 17, 2010

March Madness

I used to watch college basketball all the time. This year, not so much. I watched only one game all season (ISU-Nebraska). That didn't stop me from entering an NCAA tournament contest to win free food from Old Chicago. Why let something like complete ignorance keep me from joining the millions of other sports fans who fill out brackets each March?

At some point while making my picks, I realized that I can't name a single player on any of the 65 tournament teams. Amazing, considering that for several years I had season tickets to the ISU Cyclone games at Hilton Coliseum.

Who is my pick to win it all? Villanova. Why, you ask? No reason. That's just who I picked.

So now I'm hoping that Villanova's star player [insert appropriate name here] and his talented teammate [insert name] score lots of points and bring home the national title for their great coach, [insert name]. Go Wildcats! They are still the Wildcats, aren't they?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The end of the world as we know it

Just watched 2012, so now I know all about the cataclysms that will befall this planet in a couple years. The movie stars John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Danny Glover, and the kid who plays young Shawn in Psych. Oh yeah, Woody from Cheers is in there too.

My review of the movie: Though cheesy, cliched, and cartoonishly unbelievable at times, 2012 is a great ride. The destruction scenes are spectacular and the story is entertaining. Perhaps my biggest criticism is that by the third act the plot becomes a modern retelling of a familiar Bible story. That's just silly. Who would do that? Nonetheless, the movie is so much fun, I gotta give it a thumbs up.

Still, I wonder if Cusack could have prevented all that solar flare devastation by holding up a boombox to deflect away the sun's rays.