Monday, March 21, 2011

NCAA insanity

Bruce Pearl has been fired. I played an extremely minor roll in the PR front here: Wikipedia's Bruce Pearl site got vandalized, and I rolled back the changes. No matter my opinion of Mr. Pearl, he didn't need to have that problem.

As for my opinion of him: he's a good coach with a mediocre personality. He needs to be punished for making such a blatant lie, but after a couple of years he needs to left alone. Somewhere far away from Kentucky.

As for real idiots, Texas Tech is hiring Billy Gillespie. They really are insane. Billy G. combines all of Bobby Knight's bad points (and there are a lot of them) with none of Bobby's coaching skills. They will regret it.

What about VCU? They are ruining my brackets. Good for them.

Three ACC in the 16, and Big East with 2. Very disturbing. Wish the SEC had not bombed so badly.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Fixing the barn doors after the cows are dead

The UN and Illustrious Leader have finally declared a No Fly Zone over Libya. Of course, the rebels are completely defeated and about to have to return home. Quack-A-Duck can declare a cease fire easily, since the rebels don't have the supplies to stay in the field much longer.

Yet another defeat snatched from the jaws of victory.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

New favorite song -- Who sung it?

I need to figure out who really sang this, but for the moment, I don't care. (EDIT: it's Christian Mckibbin.)

This is the song of my life with Milady (except maybe the boats, but maybe eventually...), both what we have been and where we want to be...

Monday, March 14, 2011

The NCAA selection committee is on crack

I've been trying to calm down to comment on the NCAA selection committee's "work". I just couldn't. Now Ciprian Zisu has said most of my own opinions on it over at Larry Vaught's blog.

I think the committee made their choices three or four weeks ago. It's the only way to explain most of these rankings. UK wasn't the only victim: Texas and Alabama got it too.

Dare I say it: should there be a replacement for the NCAA?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

I love the current UK team

This UK team is a joy to watch when they play well. They're unselfish, they want to win, and they know they need each other. More importantly, it's finally fun. They enjoyed playing Tennessee and winning on the road. They enjoyed the Mississippi State game. They absolutely obliterated an Alabama team that deserves more love than I think the NCAA will give them. Finally, they left poor Billy Donovan of Florida wondering where the fouls were. Sorry, Billy, they just weren't there.

Beware, bracketologists. I don't know where this team will end, but I do know 67 other teams that sure don't want UK in their bracket.

Bonus Round: who here would have picked Josh Harrellson as all-SEC tourney center, and meant it? Really?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

An amazing story

(The link comes from Confederate Yankee.)

Ted Gundy was a World War 2 sniper who was honored by the Army Marksmanship Unit recently. If Mr. Gundy didn't practice with his new Springfield, then 3 shots on target cold is almost inconceivable. Three head shots at 1000' just shows how much skill the man has.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I actually like it

VW has released a concept van, the VW Bulli. It is supposedly the descendant of the original VW Microbus.

No, it's not. As Click and Clack said, the VW Microbus was a bed with wheels. Until they make a three-bench version, it's not a Microbus.

Even so, I like it. It tempts me like few cars have. I even dislike hybrids, but I could live with it for this one.