"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Sunny Side of the Street


Allow me to introduce myself.

My name is Patrick J. Sauer. I am a new contributor here, class of '93, Communications and Rhetorical Studies major.

That particular degree has been eliminated, so I can't say for sure if I am technically an alum.

That being said, I am freelance writer in Gotham who loves MU hoops --give or take a 2.6 GPA-- who is currently enjoying Spring Break '07.

To wit:

MON: I worked, but it was my wife's birthday (MU, class of '93), so we had a nice fish dinner and a bottle of wine.

TUES: A former roommate, John "Norm" Henert, got engaged in NYC and wanted to meet up for lunch. Our lunch consisted of salads and Bud Lites...too many to accomplish much.

WED: I took my wife to the Shins concert for her birthday ("The Shins will change your life, dude.") I accomplished umm, my brackets. Going to bed though, I'm like Ralphie waiting for his Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. And yes, I am dressed like a deranged Easter bunny.

THURS: Christmas Day. I am surprised Tom Keller said Drew Neitzel "is a less effective (but still surprisingly dangerous) scorer off the dribble." Every time I see Neitzel, it seems like he is unstoppable if he gets a step. That being said, I think DJ and the David "Venezuelan Villain" Cubillan can handle Neitzel. Per usual, I am much more concerned with our interior D, but I will take our chances with a guard-heavy team every time.

Of equal importance, my brother Dan is coming to NYC for the Pogues concert tonight. Show time is 9:30 ( I may be late), but as long as McNeal and Shane MacGowan are upright, we will be all right in the Dirty Old Town of Winston-Salem.

FRI: Remains to be seen...win or lose, chances are, I won't be up before noon.

Enjoy Spring Break 2007.

Did I mention I'm 35?

Go Marquette.

p.s. Did anyone notice that the MU representative on the "find your team" cover of SI is our deplorable "golden" Eagle/bird that needs a taste of buckshot...no way that qualifies as the SI jinx.

p.s.s. Let's just officially draft Freeway as our mascot.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son."