Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Go Zags

From USA Today:
When Gonzaga coach Mark Few once encouraged his players to consider attending church, Morrison wrote on a dryboard, "Religion is the opiate of the masses."

Surely you've all heard of Adam Morrison, the mustachioed freak-of-nature that is the star of the Gonzaga Bulldogs basketball team. I'd just like to say I'm on board with him and his crazy squad as March Madness approaches.

Ever since I heard about this team winning a triple overtime game around Thanksgiving, I've been keeping a semi-eye on them. And they've pretty much won every game the whole season, except for three.

The weird thing is, they're so highly ranked, and such a trendy pick, they're the exactly the kind of team I should be rooting against. But, like I said, it's too late. I'm all in. At least they're not number one in the nation. But they might end up being a one seed in the tourney. I hope not. Either way, I always pick them to go far in the tournament, and, I have to be honest, it's because they have a "z" in their name. And, up until the last few years, they were always a really low seed.

It's funny about Morrison, too. I had a feeling that once I looked deeper into the dude, I'd find something about him I could relate to. Then again, what article about a celebrity is going to play up how average and boring they are? But I didn't think I'd see the word "communism" in an article about him. That's cool. Communism: It's like capitalism without all the rudeness. But let's not get into that. I'm not in the mood.

The dude also has diabetes, which makes me feel for him. And he shoots from freakin' half court went he wants to. ZagNutty, man.

Very Jesuitical & Intellectual!
As a UCONN fan, I say bring 'em on. And The Big East tourney, if all goes according to plans (seedings), might have a tremendous final with numbers 1 and 2 in the country going at it. But that all depends. I will miss the semis Friday, but for a great reason. Concert time. The DVR will be going, but there is no way to be in the Hartford Civic Center without the score blazing around the place like a lightning bolt.
You don't want to play these Zags, Peter, especially since you beat them once this year. You meaning that school from that weird state you're from...
We (UCONN) beat them, but it was early in the season. These are two different teams now. And I didn't know he had diabetes. I have it too, although only since Dec. '04. But it is Type 1, the awful kind where your body just stops making insulin, meaning 4 shots a day and blood testing 5 times a day. But I have it down now. In the beginning it was scary to have to wonder where your sugar level is..if you're going to pass out. Not anymore though. And it helped me, with healthy eating and daily excercise, to lose 30 plus pounds, and keep it off. Mixed blessing. That's life. As Bruce said in a song many years ago, "you've got to learn to live with what you can't rise above." True.
Yeah, "Mo" has Type Uno as well. I knew this girl, Rachelle, that had it. With the shots all the time and whatnot and what have you and these such things. Really rough.
Makes me a better person, though. The logic behind that statement would escape most people, but not you Jer.
Morrison's rocking the tart 'stache. Has any interviewer, etc brought that up with him? What's the response?

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