Saturday, February 28, 2015


It has been a fairly typical basketball season for St. John's.  Start out hot, beating the patsy's but then go cold to start the Big East only to get hot when it matters.  Along the way there have been injuries (Harrison), MIA time (Jordan), numb skull plays (Obekpa), crazy hair (Pointer), eye roll inducing play-calls (Lavin) and in today's precious victory over the Hoya's of Georgetown, we got to see most of the above.

The Redmen entered Big East Conference play ranked #15 in the country and proceeded to lose six of the first eight games.  The low point was the road defeat to Creighton, allowing the Dougie McBucket-less Blue Jays their first win.  Redmen faithful wanted Lavins head on a stick.  Lo and behold, he has righted the ship and since the Creighton fiasco, the young men from Queens have won seven out of nine.  With a 20 win season and a strong RPI, it would appear with two regular season games left, the Redmen will be going to the Big Dance.

Back in the day, going to the NCAA's was standard fare for St. John's fans.  Not so much in the last several years and depending on where the first round games are, I might be tempted to make a little spring excursion and get caught up in the madness.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Bye Bye Birdie

It was with a little sadness that we said goodbye to the 1961 Thunderbird.  We had fun, fun, fun for five years until Daddy decided it was time to let her bring a smile to someone else's face.  Old Blue is now prowling the mean streets of Arp, TX, pop. 983.

In its place, yet another Ford and another Mustang.  I am a sucker for Dearborn,  This is the sixth FoMoCo product I have invested in.  And while the 2011 Pony lacks the "Jenna Said What" of the old T-Bird, that 3.7L 305HP V6 kicks butt, gets good gas mileage and did not break the bank.  Isn't that all that matters?