As per my (randomly) recurring post topic, I will review the topics being trended upon on BING.com.
1. Daytona 500 - 500 mile NASCAR race. Generally regarded as the race, the Daytona 500 is a long and grueling race. It is close to being over, but I have not watched one lap of it. Typically, I don't watch. David Ragan is in the lead, but they're on Lap 204 of 200 since they're racing under a yellow flag (caution laps). Stay tuned, unless you're me.
2. Blake Griffin - NBA star and Dunk Contest champion. Last night was the Dunk Competition (which I did not watch) and Blake - a man-child - won it. No one really doubted the fact that he'd win. His last dunk was impressive, although everyone who watched said it wasn't his best - dude jumped over a car to dunk (a Kia). If you haven't watched this guy or watched ESPN, it's time to check him out. As much as I despise the NBA, this guy is gold.
3. Alex Pettyfer - English actor and model. The "I Am Number Four" star apparently broke up with his girlfriend and co-star, Dianna Agron. This guy might be a little fruity - just saying - it wouldn't surprise me. That's enough about this shlep.
4. Brooke Ann Coats - Bullrider. This is a sad story. 16-year old Brooke Ann Coats was thrown from a bull and kicked in the chest during a rodeo in Tampa, Florida. She walked away from the scene, but later on had trouble breathing and collapsed. Everyone involved understand the risk involved in bullriding - you're messing with a large, mean animal. Here is a link to her GuestBook - I dropped a line on this. No one deserves this. Very unfortunate. But if she was doing what she loved, I am sure she had no regrets.
That's the range of topics being searched. Personally, I had only heard of two of the four prior to doing a little research for this post.
THE Ohio St. Loses, Again
For the second time in three games, THE Ohio State University lost in men's hoops. They were number one - briefly - and no one thought they could be caught in the Big Ten. Purdue had other ideas. They avenged their earlier 23-point loss to the Buckeyes in Columbus. Ohio St. now holds a one game lead in the standings, over a hot-and-cold Purdue team. They look like world beaters some days (read: at home) and others decide not to show up (read: on the road). The Big Ten is a great conference, probably running second to the Big East.
Ohio St. finishes the season at home against Wisconsin. Purdue has three of their last four on the road. They had better learn to win away from Keady Court or they have no chance to win the Big Ten regular season.
Duke at 7:45
The Duke Blue Devils are home (and 20.5 point favorites) against Georgia Tech at 6:45 tonight. GT is 11-14 overall and have only played one ranked team (at the time of the game), #9 Syracuse and only lost by four. They had a pretty easy tune-up last game, beating Chattanooga by nine.
I am guessing Duke wins, but underestimates a Georgia Tech team that always seems to give them trouble. Hopefully the Cameron Crazies get loud and crazy. 86-71 Duke. Why not?
The baby shower yesterday was great. Lindsay had an awesome time and based on the look of our apartment, this baby has more stuff than either one of us. There's diaper cakes (diapers formed to look like a giant cake), a changing table I still have to assemble, a stroller, clothes, rattles, more clothes, bibs, socks, and a Diaper Genie II, among a lot of other things. Nathan seems to be put off by all the gifts - I hope he isn't the jealous type. If he is, he might find himself a new residence in LI with my parents.
Just wanted to thank everyone who attended (and those who didn't) for their generosity. Baby D will never be short on stuff.
I'm done. Going to help Lindsay get some of it away before the Duke game.