Sunday, March 19, 2017

Madness, Day Four

You've almost made it, boys and girls. One more day to go in the first weekend of the tournament, and I know we're all feeling a little bit melancholy. Except for Danimal, who's been wearing the green in Savannah for the past few days, and might not remember his own name. It's Danimal.

But we're here for you. A little pick me up to get you ready.



Chuck Berry passed away yesterday, and while his personal legacy is a bit justifiably tarnished, his musical influence is undeniable. In a terrific 2016 New York Times Magazine piece, Chuck Klosterman argues that, "Chuck Berry may very well become the artist society selects when rock music is retroactively reconsidered by the grandchildren of your grandchildren."



I think Przemek Karnowski is my favorite player in the tournament, with Deonte Burton a close second. In the big Pole's honor, here's cut by Riverside, the Krakow Post's selection as the Best Polish Rock Band of 2015.

21 comments:

zman said...

Chuck Berry is the John Philip Sousa of rock and roll.

TR said...

For those of you who like SNL rumormongering:

http://deadline.com/2017/03/bobby-moynihan-star-cbs-comedy-pilot-me-myself-i-saturday-night-live-exit-1202033018/

Mark said...

I feel like every game John Beilien coaches in the NCAA tournament is entertaining. Also, fuck Rick Pitino.

Shlara said...

is it me, or are the commercials and CBS show promos more annoying than normal this year?

T.J. said...

Oregon/Rhode Island, I see you

Mark said...

Rhode Island's uniforms would be dope if Adidas didn't screw them up with that stupid lower body cummerbund thing they do with basketball shorts.

rob said...

fucking arkansas. that was disgraceful.

Whitney said...

Rob feels about UNC how I feel about Duke. Dude can't abide.

Whitney said...

Duke basketball. Altering officiating since God knows when. Jesus.

Whitney said...

Okay, now that was a horrible call that went against Duke. Wow.

TR said...

Dwight Clark news is sad. That catch was one of the first great sports highlights of my life.

TR said...

The Comey and NSA testimony is fascinating. I keep waiting for Adam Schiff to ask "Our President, he's a dildo, right?"

zman said...

I've been in meetings all day and didn't see either hearing, but I'd like to hear Gorsuch's thoughts, as a textualist, on the Senate's refusal to give Garland a hearing.

Whitney said...

ORF Rock 7pm

YouTube WODU Live

TR said...

This is encouraging to read about your favorite team, right?

"McCown, who will be playing for his eighth team in 15 seasons, joins one of the most unstable quarterback situations in the NFL."

J-E-T-S, 2-14.

Squeaky said...

This laptop on flights ban is brilliant. Let's load a shit ton of lithium ion batteries in the hold of a plane and hope no fires break out which by the way would be impossible to put out in-flight.

Can't wait to see this pushed out to all flights to US and then within the US.

Whitney said...

The article is old and my time going to these places is even older... good memories.

A Roundup of DC's 16 Iconic Dive Bars

zman said...

What was the last encouraging thing you r ad about the Jest?

Whitney said...

From ESPN:

During a rally in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday night, President Donald Trump took credit for the fact that free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has yet to sign with a team.

Trump said he was reading an article about NFL owners' fears about signing Kaepernick: "They don't want to get a nasty tweet from Donald Trump. Do you believe that?"


Given all that's happening in the US right now, there are roughly 17 different things wrong with this. I just... I mean...

Whitney said...

This.

TR said...

Turns out a 350 AM wake-up for a flight is exactly as miserable as I thought it would be.