Saturday, March 14, 2009
I think the Big 10 is an awesome conference, but one that will get screwed by the tournament selection committee, because as far as they are concerned, you can't have enough ACC and Big East teams in. I keep hearing how the Big East is the best conference in the nation. Well, they only have 16 friggin teams in the conference, that alone should do the trick. I must admit, the 6 overtime game the other night was pure joy for a basketball fan. As much as I get tired of Jim Boehim and Jim Calhoun, they are great coaches. I just don't think that they deserve three number on seeds.
My number one seeds would be...Carolina, Louisville, Memphis and Michigan State. Number twos would be Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Missouri and Duke (as much as I hate them). Threes would be Kansas, Oklahoma,Washington and Illinois. I like Bruce Weber and hope the Illini can do some good things in the tournament. He seems like a decent guy and a team that put a huge hurt on Mizzou early in the season.
I have my concerns about Mizzou. At times, they look like the least disciplined team ever and then at times, they look like thay can run you out of the building. They have, however, come a long way since the disastrous Quinn Snyder years. Now, there is the story of a guy who f**ked up his shot at the big time. The lasting memory of him is when he left the court after another Mizzou blow out game, getting his head drenched with popcorn from an unappreciative fan. Now, the athletic department at Mizzou will have to break the bank to keep Mike Anderson. Alabama will come calling, along with others. Here's hoping Mizzou gets a number two seed and at least gets as far as the Elite 8. They have the chops to do it, but please keep Demarre Carroll from dribbling down the court. It's nice to able to root for them again.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
CFO- Corporate Fraud Officer
BULL MARKET -A random market movement causing an investor to mistake himself for a financial genius
BEAR MARKET -a 6 to 18 month period when the kids get no allowance, the wife gets no jewelry, and the husband gets no sex.
VALUE INVESTING -The art of buying low and selling lower.
P/E RATIO-The percentage of investors wetting their pants as the market keeps crashing.
BROKER-What my financial planner has made me.
STANDARD & POOR-Your life in a nutshell.
STOCK ANALYST-Idiot who just downgraded your stock.
STOCK SPLIT-When your ex-wife and her lawyer split your assets equally between themselves.
MARKET CORRECTION -The day after you buy stocks.
CASH FLOW -The movement your money makes as it disappears down the toilet.
YAHOO-What you yell after selling it to some poor sucker for $240 per share.
WINDOWS-What you jump out of when you're the sucker who bought Yahoo at $240 per share.
INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR-Past year investor who's now locked up in a nuthouse.
PROFIT-an archaic word no longer in use.
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If you had purchased $1000 of shares in Delta Airlines
one year ago, you will have $49.00 today.
If you had purchased $1000 of shares in AIG
one year ago, you will have $33.00 today.
If you had purchased $1000 of shares in Lehman Brothers
one year ago, you will have $0.00 today.
But---- if you had purchased $1000 worth of beer
one year ago, drank all the beer,
then turned in the aluminum cans for recycling refund,
you will have received $214.00.
Based on the above, the best current investment plan
is to drink heavily & recycle.
It's called the 401-Keg.
Monday, March 09, 2009
Some highlights from Saturday night
Gary's medley before Last Chance
Gary doing "Breakout"..this is his first time on stage in 24 years.
Gary doing "Last Chance" as I turned around on this song, all of the Shooting Star wives were crying, which, in turn, made me cry.
Shooting Star playing "Flesh and Blood" on the patio at the party
Bob Garrett and Gary West, who was one of the original members and founders of Shooting Star. Gary basically hasn't been heard from or played with the band since 1986.
The concert and induction ceremony was held in a very warm Liberty Hall. The thunderstorm that passed through Lawrence that night was very refreshing and rewarding.
The Sensational Showmen who played Chicago better than Chicago can. They were great.
Lee McBee, who is one of the most under rated harp players ever.
Billy Spears and Janet, doing a little "dueling fiddles"
"Are you on my side? Yeah. Yeah"
"When the stranger came to town...all the people watched with wonder" Gary, first time on stage with Shooting Star in about 24 years, hands shaking, voice quivering, nailing it.
"Today may be your Last chance to believe in yourself" first singer..latest singer
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