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2006-04-03 21:38
by Bob Timmermann

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.

2006-04-04 07:09:18
1.   Sam DC
My mom is very bummed about the UCLA game. For whatever reason, this run took her back to being youngish and living on the westside of LA when the Bruins were so good. So I feel bad for her about that.

I'm just disappointed it was such a non-game. Sort of like when the Dodgers played the Cardinals in 2004 playoffs. It was a bummer not to win, but much more of a bummer that the games showed so little of what we did well.

I wonder about the TV ratings in the East. We have houseguests today, so I had a lot of cleaning up to do last night. I had dispensation to leave it til after the game, but ended doing it instead of watching the second half.

2006-04-04 07:47:50
2.   Sam DC
Paging Mr. Arneson. I actually wrote a (weepy) comment, and the counter says that a comment has been left, but its not actually here.
2006-04-04 07:48:19
3.   Sam DC
Oh, sure, now it shows . . .

And I missed an ' in 2.

2006-04-04 08:24:37
4.   Sam DC
So, did the Bruin's get the Sasha Cohen treatment by Bill Plaschke?
2006-04-04 09:17:02
5.   Sam DC
And now an extra '. Figures.
2006-04-04 09:18:15
6.   Bob Timmermann
Plaschke did not give UCLA the Sasha Cohen treatment.
2006-04-04 11:16:40
7.   Linkmeister
You know what disappointed me? After two weekends of very close exciting games, the Final Four gave us three semi-blowouts.
2006-04-04 12:10:37
8.   Bob Timmermann
Such is the nature of sports. In 64 basketball games, you have to expect some dogs. It just happened that three of the doggiest ones were at the end.

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