Double Play, starting up

Posted: March 10, 2010 in college basketball, MLB, the Dance
For those of you whom watch the sweet science of the hardwood, our Super Bowl kicks off a week from tomorrow.  Stank-0 asked on twitter which was better the first day of the NCAA tourney or the Super Bowl.  Honestly, Stank-0 can’t even decide that.  It’s too close to call.
[Editor’s note:  Let’s kill this 96 seed tourney talk.  What makes the Dance so good is that teams start going balls-to-the-wall from January til Selection Sunday because there are only 64 spots.  It’s also what makes these conference tourneys so enjoyable.  Before Stank-0 leaves God’s green Earth, he is watching the Big East tournament in the Garden.  Trust.]

Nothing much is done on either day as far as work is concerned. The Super Bowl is about pagentry and the Dance is about economy; how many nail-biting, sitting-on-the-edge-of-your-seat games can you watch in the first day?  Is CBS smart enough to switch you to the most exciting game right now?  Usually, the answer to the second question is no, they annually drop the ball like Purple Jesus.  It is truly a drug that you can’t get enough of.  Stank-0 still remembers, a few years back, faking an illness so he could leave work early to go to his boy’s house to watch the tourney on the big screen.  It was a 60 inch HD son, don’t judge me.

The second event is the start of baseball.  Stank-0 is not a big fan of the game, but the prospect of catching the Cubs’ home opener in Wrigley is on the sports bucket list.  It will happen, please believe.

Even as turrible as the Washington Nationals are, Stank-0 plans to catch a game or two here and see the Rockies at Coors Field in Denver over the summer. Beer, brats, and baseball just go together, knowwhatI’msayin?  It’s the wave as it crosses the stadium for the umpteenth time.  It’s the slight probability of catching a foul ball or a homer. 

[Editor’s note:  Be careful what you wish for.  Stank-0 saw a fan take a foul to the shoulder blade at Nationals Park near the 3rd base line.  Didn’t realize the ball could travel that fast.  Everyone standing up certainly doesn’t help either.  Word of advice, you sit close bring a glove.]

The list of baseball stadiums Stank-0 has been in is too small, that can’t stand.  Will hopefully add Coors Field to the very short list this summer. 

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