It’s basketball time boys and girls (‘monkey, that’s the one with the orange ball). The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is just hours away, so if you haven’t already grabbed a bracket (or even if you have) grab one of ours (printable here) and get ready for some March Madness!
It’s been a long time since 1985, and we don’t often get to talk about the Kansas City Royals much (at least not without using various curse words). Maybe that makes this all the more sweet. Today I’m throwing a shout out to Royals pitcher Zack Greinke, who, despite pitching for the Royals, still managed to bring home the Cy Young Award as he was named the best pitcher in the American League (the first Royal to do so in 15 years). Nicely done, sir.
Brett Favre? Turns out he’s a pretty good quarterback. This post is for ole time ‘buddha contributor The Good Reverend who, no doubt, was doing his happy dance at the end of the Vikings/49er’s game. Congrats to the Vikings. Sadly, neither the Chiefs nor my Dolphins (now a combined 0-6) know what winning feels like.
Making a joke about the Detroit Lions these days isn’t exactly a challenge, but seeing as we’re just a couple days away from the kickoff of another NFL season I thought I’d share this with you. In the clip The Onion reports on how happy the Lions become when “real” NFL players show up to teach them about football and give them hope for the future.
The U.S. Open begins today. The final of tennis’ four Grand Slams kicks off in a couple hours from Flushing Meadows in New York City at 11:00am (Eastern) on ESPN. (Hey monkey – tennis is the one with small yellow balls and rackets). For scores, highlights, and the chance to watch some of the matches online, check out the official site. This also offers me the opportunity to share this montage of 1991’s U.S. Open which will always be remembered for Jimmy Connor’s remarkable run to the semi-finals at age 39. Enjoy!
Sigh. The immediate future of the Kansas City Chiefs took a dark turn as the team traded Pro-Bowl tight-end Tony Gonzalez to the Atlanta Falcons for a second-round pick in next year’s draft. Good luck with the Falcons Tony, you’ll be missed. With Gonzalez gone, and LJ likely getting the boot, I guess Matt Cassell really is the new face of the franchise.
March Madness is here folks; that holy time of college basketball is finally upon us. The brackets are out. Take a look see at what’s what, and, if you want a copy to take with you, check out the printable version. My Jayhawks pulled a tough draw. How did your team fare?
Our fearless monkey leader brought this to my attention yesterday. I vaguely recall seeing at least part of Animalympics as a kid but it’s the Tron-like intro that I most remember (both, it turns out were directed by Steven_Lisberger). And that’s not the only recognizable name involved in this pair of NBC animalized Olympics projects celebrating/spoofing the Summer and Winter games. Billy Crystal, Gilda Radner, and Harry Shearer all added their voices, and both Brad Bird (The Incredibles) and Roger Allers (The Lion King) had a hand in the animation. You can find the entirety of both specials (divided up into nine parts) on YouTube.