The number of periods in the title tells the tale. Each period stands for a point that UCLA lost by to Florida Monday night. Such is the way the world goes. Weep not for the UCLA basketball fan I have said before. And on Monday, there was no doubt that Florida was a lot better than UCLA. The Gators were playing on a different level and UCLA was playing below the level had played before. But I did get to see the game in HDTV. And so while the result may not have been favorable, at least it looked really good.
I missed most of the Opening Day festivities (well, actually all of them except for a few innings of the Athletics-Yankees game) as I took my brother and my 7-year old niece to Disneyland. And it was a delightful day as the threat of rain seemed to keep away a lot of people. And it didn't rain except for a few drops.
So a sudden three-week fascination with the vagaries of UCLA basketball is over. I wasn't expecting to have one. But it was a lot of fun. It was nice to have to care again. I hope I get to care again more in the future.
As for tomorrow, we return to normal programming. Congratulations to Florida.