today was the first day in weeks it wasn't below freezing when i woke up. it's been around 40 degrees all day long. some of the ice and snow has started to melt. i imagine once the rain starts, it will all start to melt. but, until that happens the lane is like a damn skating rink. thankfully there is plenty of grass to walk in.
the New York Rangers frustrated the living shit out of me last night. i don't think i have ever seen a team turn down so many chances to shoot to try to make the perfect pass in my life. the light bulb must have finally gone on in the 3rd period when they were down 3-1. they came back to tie the game at 3 to force overtime. now, instead of taking advantage of a power play in overtime, they went back to pissing any good chances away. it didn't surprise me at all when they lost in the shootout. to a team missing 12 regulars. 4-3 loss but they did pick up a damn point. this team is just good enough to be mediocre.
a big thank you to Jonathan Hayes for sending me his book, American Haiku. what a fun, quick read. i really enjoyed it. check it out at Amazon.com. i highly recommend it.
i will be going to see the Dayton Flyers play Iona tonight. it should be a high scoring affair. it's on national tv (NBC Sports Network) so i do expect a pretty hyper crowd and game. hopefully Dayton plays just enough defense tonight to get another win at home. of course, it wouldn't surprise me if both teams were in the 90's tonight either.
i got the mix cd i had to do done this morning. i'm willing to bet that 90% of the songs on it my 10 year old cousin has never heard. i always enjoy the chance to educate or corrupt the youth.
i'm facing a big fucking decision in my fantasy football playoffs. do i bench Drew Brees for Andy Dalton like some of the "experts" are saying i should? i just can't bring myself to doing it. and if it costs me the chance to go to the finals, so be it. i just can't believe that will be the deciding factor. i'm a pretty decent underdog in that match on NFL.com. i'm still a 28 point favorite in the championship game on CBS. thankfully, i have no injury concerns at all this week. that's really helpful as i will be at a basketball game for a good portion of Sunday. Dayton plays Southern Cal.
that's pretty much all for today. hope this finds everyone well. i will hopefully have some good news to report tomorrow.
Gary Clark Jr. - The Bright Lights EP
"Don't care what people say. Don't give a damn about their laws." - Edith Piaf