No one knew for sure how they’d react – I know from quick conversations late on the weekend that Jay and Steve were quite interested in what would transpire – and as you’d guess, they were quite impressed with what happened.
The unsung kid
The kid always around the ball, he never gives up on a play, I don’t have the advanced stats but he must lead the team in deflections and getting to 50-50 balls and his night last night was outstanding.
I haven’t seen any NBA front office types or scouts in the building but you know they have to be watching and this is the kind of breakout couple of weeks that will stand him in good stead when he gets to camp and into the pre-season with the Orlando Magic.
According to those with vastly superior math skills to me, if Mexico beats Argentina by somewhere between one and 34 points, Canada – if it beats Dominican Republic this afternoon – will finish first and get the fourth place team Friday and Mexico and Argentina will be in the other semifinal. Any other result and it’s Canada-Mexico for the Rio berth.
Give ‘em credit
Oh, yeah, this works
It’s that time again and I’m confused again.
Don’t you cheer for individuals rather than teams and spend weekends more worried about what your guys are doing rather than how your team is doing?
And isn’t that odd?
But I’ve always thought that being a fan meant supporting team or appreciating a game.
I believe it might be Wednesday so let’s start the call for mail, please?
Please get over to firstname.lastname@example.org and help me make the week a wee bit easier, would you?
Okay, spent a fair bit of time in Mexico City cabs yesterday on a solo outing along Reforma to see the Angel of Independence along with people who haven’t been apparently beaten by life like those who live around my hotel and can report this:
How much? Who knows?
Fares are at totally at the whim of the driver, it would seem.
Going out it cost 200 Mexican pesos, which seemed quite fair; coming back it was 400 pesos and who knows what the Magic Wheel Of Taxi Fares will be Thursday when I head out again.
Just paint on the road
Lane markers are merely suggestions and if you want to float curb to highway divider or drive right in the middle of two lanes, go for it.
Do as you please
Take a guess
Merging? Just go and hope the other guy sees you.
Creeping up the list
Traffic? There’s always traffic. Now, the worst traffic I’ve ever seen and ever will see was in Istanbul and I’d rank Rome second with Athens third but Mexico City will make it to the podium if I get driven around a few more times.
And I’m thinking the off-day Thursday or the long days Friday or Saturday waiting for games will necessitate a trip the Museum of Anthropology and Lord knows what travel fun we’ll have to report on then.