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Today marks the start of this year's college basketball "March Madness" that annually grips the nation. This means I will spend the next couple of weeks not filling out brackets, not rooting for anyone, and not watching any games, as the appeal of collegiate athletics is lost on me.

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20. Re: Geezer alert Mar 19, 2010, 15:20 nin
 

ugh - - today I (gulp) turn ..... 50 ......

Missed this the other day - Happy Birthday to banddirector and all our other March birthdays, mine included.

 
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19. Re: Geezer alert Mar 19, 2010, 15:17 Kxmode
 
banddirector wrote on Mar 18, 2010, 17:00:
ugh - - today I (gulp) turn ..... 50 ......

OMG I never thought I'd be this old. But I like juvenile humor (loved Zombieland!) so I think that takes some of the edge off ....

It's just a number.
 
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18. NCAA Mar 19, 2010, 07:57 Jim
 
One of the NCAA venues, "The Dunk" is only 2 blocks from my office. Big tourism boost for Providence, but increased traffic can be a pain. And what'd'ya know, yesterday also started tax-wasting road destruction season, as yesterday I saw about 10 guys placing cones blocking off a lane and preparing to dig a hole on a section of Atwells that needs no work at all. Good timing especially with a big convention in town.

At least the weather has been nice around here lately.
 
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17. Re: Geezer alert Mar 18, 2010, 19:22 WarPig
 
Happy Birthday banddirector. 50 is just another number. Just think of it this way, in ten years you'll be saying, "oh man, I wish I were only 50", just like how right now you wish you were 40 again. Anyway that's the way I try to look at it (I'm only a couple years behind you).  
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16. Re: Geezer alert Mar 18, 2010, 18:34 Ray Marden
 
DOOOOOOOOOOOD U R old!!!11111111
Halfway to being a centenarian...
Wondering where in the hell the last decade went,
Ray

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15. Re: Geezer alert Mar 18, 2010, 18:32 banddirector
 

Why have you not ascended yet?

I need to hit 135 on my motorcycle first ....


 
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14. Re: Geezer alert Mar 18, 2010, 18:29 banddirector
 

a year and a half away from 40, and already thinking about hanging myself.

Wait until you hit the early 40s, when you start needing reading glasses. Then you know it's all downhill from there ...

 
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13. Is YOUR Mom on Facebook? Mar 18, 2010, 17:50 Enahs
 
Is YOUR Mom on Facebook?

People are still doing mom on facebook jokes? Really?

Come on. It was only mildly funny last year.

 
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12. Re: Geezer alert Mar 18, 2010, 17:44 Enahs
 
Wow 50? That is like ancient. Why have you not ascended yet? *Star Gate reference*


Happy birthday regardless.

 
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11. Re: Geezer alert Mar 18, 2010, 17:28 Creston
 
banddirector wrote on Mar 18, 2010, 17:00:
ugh - - today I (gulp) turn ..... 50 ......

OMG I never thought I'd be this old. But I like juvenile humor (loved Zombieland!) so I think that takes some of the edge off ....


Dear God... Sorry man.

/ a year and a half away from 40, and already thinking about hanging myself.

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10. Geezer alert Mar 18, 2010, 17:00 banddirector
 

ugh - - today I (gulp) turn ..... 50 ......

OMG I never thought I'd be this old. But I like juvenile humor (loved Zombieland!) so I think that takes some of the edge off ....

 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2010, 15:06 Creston
 
as the appeal of collegiate athletics is lost on me.

Cheerleaders, man. Cheerleaders! College cheerleaders are the best of both worlds. Not too old that they've gone pro, and you don't have to feel dirty about leering at them!

Creston
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2010, 14:26 JohnnyRotten
 
Atomic wrote on Mar 18, 2010, 12:36:
I can't watch basketball; the "squeak-squeak-squeak" of the shoes is like nails on a chalkboard to me.

That and the fact that it's a non stop score-athon. A game in which the defensive gets stops less then 1/5 of the time just seems silly to me.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2010, 12:45 Deathbishop
 
Where you live (or were raised) has alot to do with it. It's no secret that college sports isn't a big deal in the NY area (I lived there for 24 yrs) but once you leave and go to say NC (where I am now) it takes a whole new meaning.

I watch the tournament for the little school since it's always fun to root for the little guy against the big dog.
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2010, 12:36 Atomic
 
I can't watch basketball; the "squeak-squeak-squeak" of the shoes is like nails on a chalkboard to me.  
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2010, 12:34  Blue 
 
Choachy wrote on Mar 18, 2010, 12:01:
Its no shock to me, just like in the pros, the best college athletes are bought and paid for...but as someone who works closely with college athletics, I see the heart that most of these athletes play with, and its just refreshing, especially when comparing the NBA with college ball.

Well, the "bought and paid for" is part of my problem. I like my pros to admit to being paid. I also don't like the mix-and-match nature of the sport that has future NBA superstars dunking over political science majors in some cases. Finally, one more problem for me is not paying enough attention to pick out any players to root for... Maybe if Brooklyn College makes the NCAA tournament one year I'll watch.
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2010, 12:33 mch
 
Can only watch college basketball, personally...can't stand the NBA.  
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2010, 12:26 Sepharo
 
Well, highschool sports is where it's at.  
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2010, 12:24 PHJF
 
Well LeBron didn't go to college so it must not be that important -_-  
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2010, 12:01 Choachy
 
I'm not saying everyone has to like college basketball, or college sports in general, but it surprises me when I find people who like sports but dont care for collegiate athletics.

Its no shock to me, just like in the pros, the best college athletes are bought and paid for...but as someone who works closely with college athletics, I see the heart that most of these athletes play with, and its just refreshing, especially when comparing the NBA with college ball.
 
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