The View From Wisconsin
Just a random set of rants from a Sports Fan from Wisconsin.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Some thoughts as we head into the second full week of 2010:
- There is something just incredibly wrong about getting a cold when you're supposed to be on vacation. I'm not scheduled to be back to work until Tuesday, and that's probably the same day that I'm going to be feeling better.
- Speaking of sick, let's talk about the Nashville Predators special teams units. 25th on the power play, 27th on the penalty kill. No wonder people take liberties with our forwards - they know it won't make a difference. And, if by some strange reason we end up retaliating, they also know it won't make a difference.
- I know, as a Packer fan, that I should be all excited and hopped up for today's game against the Cardinals. For some reason, though, I can't be excited about Aaron Rodgers' first playoff game as a pro. I think it has something to do with the locale - 71°F and cloudy. Compare that to 18°F and clear in Wisconsin - but with wind chills down to -5°F. Boy, if money weren't an issue...
- This cold, by the way, is just not very good for the psyche. The grayish-white patina has covered the landscape, and not in the sing-songy way that everyone praised in Christmas songs last month. After a couple of months of deep freeze, snow just turns ugly. Industrial-strength ugly.
- FarmVille on Facebook is turning into a time-sink for me. My farm's so big right now that I'm having trouble finding places for everything - so much so that I'm saving up coins so I can expand to the next bigger size of farm. I've already added two barns and four storage sheds, and can't rearrange them easily. And all those "gifts" we got from the Holiday trees are starting to take up space.
- On a separate issue about another Facebook game: I've had a conversation with another friend from HS about playing Mafia Wars. I refuse to even consider playing it, as it reminds me too much of the youth that I deal with on a nightly basis at work. And how enjoyable can it really be when you're playing a Tony Soprano-lookalike?