The View From Wisconsin
Just a random set of rants from a Sports Fan from Wisconsin.
Tuesday, May 31, 2005
A few more things to ruminate over:
- Larry Brown denying that he's heading to Cleveland after the season reminds me of his promises to "never leave Kanasas" and "stay in Philadelphia." As soon as I heard his assertion that he's not leaving, I said to myself, "he's already got a house picked out in Parma."
- I'm a bit non-plussed over hearing my Alma Mater won the NCAA Division III Men's Baseball title. I'm excited that they won, but I'm a little frustrated that I didn't get a chance to go up to Little Chute to see them do it. The first team to "run the table" and go undefeated in the tournament. Not bad.
- Card update: I'm still at 27k-plus cards, but I've added 2005 Topps Series 2 to my collection. And, I have a reasonably good idea as to what card is my MVC (most valuable card): 1956 Warren Spahn. If it didn't have the pen mark on it, it might be worth $100 or so.
- So, the guy who was #2 at the FBI was "Deep Throat", hey? Interesting, but not so much that I can die a happy man or anything. I mean, I honestly believed we'd never really find out who Woodward and Bernstein's source really was. I also remember from the book that he wasn't always right, either. It's a non-story. Yeah, it's nice to know who it was, but I'm not all warm and fuzzy now because of it.
- You know, eventually the press is going to figure out that it doesn't matter what Americans do, people in the Middle East are going to hate us. There are so many people out there who just want to kill you - just because you're an American. Until we all realize that, we're going to have national elections that will be divided.
- Has someone told Senator McCain to wake up and smell the coffee about that Drug Free Sports Act yet? Oh wait, maybe he's realized that caffeine is a banned substance, according to WADA.
- I'm still trying to figure out a way to display my multitude of hockey pucks that I've collected over the years. I've gone from just having them sit on my hockey card box to spreading them out on my bookshelf. I haven't really seen a puck display that would be able to take all of my collection and display it properly. If I had a little more patience (and some craftiness), I'd build a display myself.