Monday, December 06, 2004

Wishin' and hopin'

And thinkin' and prayin'
Plannin' and dreamin'


No news on the b-school front.

I went to the Chargers-Broncos game yesterday and had a blast despite horrible weather. I felt like I was back in Seattle. It was 55 degrees and pouring rain most of the day. We had a group of about 50 people and we started tailgating around 10 am. I had to break out my ski jacket because it is the only waterproof jacket with a hood I currently own (really not necessary for life in San Diego). Anyway, started the day with bloody marys and shots of Jagermeister so that kept us warm. The Chargers are doing really well this season. They are currently leading the AFC west and the Broncos are right on their heels so this was a big game...hence a sell out. It was very loud in the stadium and it was an exciting game that came down to the wire as the Broncos rallied in the 4th, but the Bolts pulled it out. My voice was gone at the end of the game and I fully expected to wake up this morning with a nasty cold, but I feel pretty good.

The Seahawks just blew a 10 point lead in the final two minutes of Monday Night Football to lose to the Cowboys. Ugh. At least my fantasy football team won.

I was a little surprised by the BCS selections yesterday. This system sucks. We need a playoff (just like every other sport at every division level in the NCAA), but money talks so we get the status quo and something to talk about Monday morning. I'm happy for Texas that they finally got a BCS bid, however I really feel like Cal got shafted. They are more deserving of a BCS bid than either Pittsburgh or Virginia Tech. And I'm a traditionalist so I don't like the idea of a non-Big 10/Pac-10 Rose's just not right.


Classy said...

Oh WC, you will learn to love my 'horns ;-) LOL

aregon23 said...

I was cheering for Dallas on MNF, but turned the box off after Dallas struggled in the third quarter. I hate to see my teams lose, it depresses me and so I try not to watch the slaughter. But I hate it even more when the team in a losing position turns the corner and kicks ass.

The worst instance of this was when I was watching the Bills play, they were down by 3 touchdowns, and I clicked off in the last 5 mins. I just happened to go out when the radio in my car which was tuned to the sports show, called it a close game. Wow that was the tightest U'ie I pulled, tires screaching, brakes slamming, got back home to watch the last 30 seconds! :)

As far as the BCS is concerned, I completely agree we need a playoff, but the problem is despite the entire game being dominated by money, the schools like to play the role of a hipocrate by claiming it is students atheletes and it shouldn't work that way. I definitely feel Texas played the marketing role to get out the votes and hence got in. Otherwise Cal should have gotten a bowl game. I am sure Rose bowl is going to rethink the whole thing about being a part of the BCS with the game that has been handed to them.

Cal Grad said...

Yeap! BCS Sucks ... Can't believe Cal got hosed ... I guess no Rose Bowl for me ...

Really surprised how good the Chargers are ... You were at the game? I saw it on TV and I felt I was coming down with a cold!

I was happy regardless of the outcome of MNF ... I have both Alexander and Jones on my FF Team ... =)