Welcome Gabbers to the tantrums this week, where I am home for today only before I’m on the move yet again.
Just thinking how busy the next few weeks will be for everybody what with the Madness, Spring Breaks, Spring Training, Opening Day, and Easter all coming so close together.
Uncle B.O.B.’s World Tour Stop #5 (Part 1 – Arizona). Clearly life does not suck for Family B.O.B. right about now. This past weekend we took the roadie to Arizona and went up to Flagstaff, Sedona, Williams, and the Grand Canyon. There are no words to describe the natural beauty here.
Sedona has the beautiful red rocks and some kick ass Mexican food, which I’m told is the Arizona version. If there is a difference, let me tell you – IT ROCKS!!!
Flagstaff is an interesting little college town, and my poor Pops-in-Law got the room directly above a Sorority party from hell, which turned into the sorority chicks running up and down the hallways all night.
The folks in Williams will tell you that they were the last vestiges of the old “Route 66” which was gobbled up by nearby I-40. And let me tell you for a small town, they have a cruise down the road which was the actual Route 66. A cool, two block little town that is the very definition of Americana.
And then there was the Grand Canyon and all I can say is: WOW!!! We rode the train from Williams up the 65 miles to the Canyon and it was fun the folks keep you entertained for the 2:15 ride. Then we had three hours there, and let me be honest – you need far more than that to see everything. Adjectives and words seriously don’t do this place justice. All I can do is post a few pictures and hope it can tell the story better.
Mrs. B.O.B. and I have come to really like Arizona, but what really struck me in particular was just how friendly everybody is here. It never once came across as fake ass shit, it was genuine. Honestly, it was just people being happy!!! Yeah, I was a tourist, but it was just the smiles and people just plain being nice and courteous – a refreshing change. While this time we missed Spring Training, we have talked about coming back next March for the 4th consecutive year.
The new website. As we get settled into our new home, I will be blogging separately some helpful tips to make the exposure of your blogs much better for you and for us. So keep an eye out for them. Not sure what day I’ll do it, but it’ll be coming.
The Madness. OK boys and girls, I’ll leave the expert stuff to the man, the myth, and the legend – my Tuesday Brother, but how did the weekend treat your bracket? Mine was done after Iowa State dropped a big fat turd. Nurse B.O.B.’s got wrecked when Kansas crapped the bed, and then really, was anybody surprised by Villanova losing early?
Other CBB. Shock waves must be heavy in Syracuse with the announcement that Jim Boeheim will be leaving in three years. Now maybe I’m wrong, but that guy just rubs me the wrong way, I just can’t put my finger on it. That being said, that guy gave his entire adult life to Syracuse and he deserves tons of respect for that. A winner through and through.
MLB. Hey Gabbers, has it been already five weeks since we were celebrating the opening of MLB camps? Wow, time really does fly.
Texas just got a bomb dropped on them – Yu Darvish just underwent elbow surgery and he’s out for 2015.
NFL. Philip Rivers is blowing off signing a contract extension, and allegedly part of the reason is because of the uncertainly of San Diego’s status? He doesn’t want to play in La La Land?
TV. This may sound pretty goofy and it probably is, but has anybody noticed that the old TV shows of the 1970’s are starting to make a sort of comeback? Yep, as we talked about a few weeks ago, Hogan’s Heroes is running daily, and just recently I found that “the Six Million Dollar Man” is running on Thursdays on the Esquire channel.
The shows back then were by todays standards kinda silly, but then again, I realize why I like them now 35-40 years later.
Good Sports Story of the Week. By now everybody knows the story of Leah Still, the daughter of former Bengals player Devon Still. Well, the latest update is freaking awesome – there appears to be no evidence of active disease in her body!!! Leah is by no means cancer free, but this is awesome news.
Oh, and props to Sean Payton for buying 100 jersey’s of Devon Stills, New England owner Robert Kraft donated $25,000 to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and Indy owner Jim Irsay donated $10,000 to “Still’s cause”.
And just as good a news, well as much as it can be: Cincinnati didn’t offer Devon an RFA tender, but they want him back for the 2015 season.
I absolutely LOVE this.
D-Bag of the Week. Scott Boras, come on down!
Can somebody PLEASE hang a foot in Scott Boras’ ass? I am so sick of this jackass. Now the Richard Cranium of agents (in MLB) is pushing Theo Epstein to put Kris Bryant in the big leagues. Memo to Boras and Bryant – just because you hit two bombs on a Saturday afternoon in Vega$ in early March against some young Oakland pitchers doesn’t make you ready for the big time just yet.
Music video of the Week. Oh hell no Gabbers, I gotta go here, so make me the D-bag of the Week or whatever, but Tommy Lasorda got loose and went on a sing (allegedly), rap (sorta), and dance of the music known as “Turn down for what”.
Good on the old coot. If you’re 87 and bustin a move, you get props from me, even if you are a dirty, stinking, LA water thief.