Seems my sports teams have been all over the road this weekend . . .
What the @#%& happened to IU yesterday? Just when it seemed they were righting the ship and sailing full speed ahead into March, they get rammed by the Good Ship MSU and sunk without ceremony. Which team will show up in a couple of weeks, the team that beat Michigan State the first time around by 19 points, or the team that got broadsided yesterday, just two weeks later? Does home court advantage mean that much? I'm worried now that a team that looked like it could go deep into the tournament might just go out in the first weekend. Please, guys, prove me wrong!! Go, Hoosiers!
What the @#%& is up with the Cincinnati Bengals and the NFL? As screwed up as the Bengals are, they can even manage to bungle a trade. And the NFL bailed them out, as far as I'm concerned. I'm not sure I like the fact that the NFL can step into such situations, but if they have the authority, then so be it. I'm happy that the trade didn't go through because I don't think Shaun Rogers was a good choice for the Bengals. To me, he looked like Sam Adams all over again. Save the picks, save the dough, and get somebody better. Oh, wait a minute, we're talking about the Bengals. They wouldn't know "better" if it jumped up and bit them in the collective butt. With everything happening this offseason -- between free agency and transactions and rumors about malcontents, etc. -- we could see a very different team at the start of 2008 than the Bengals put on the field at the end of 2007. Hopefully, that will be a good thing.