Bartender Banter: Logjammin'

I've had about 3-4 ideas in my head for new posts. Only problem is, I haven't had time to sit down and refine a single one, creating a mental logjam.

I was going to do something to preview March Madness, which kicks off today as most of you know (The play-in game doesn't count in my book, until a 16 seed actually makes it out of the first round, this game has virtually no relevance. My apologies to Booger Knob U. and whoever they played the other night). I love that every year they report in the news the estimated $1 billion loss in productivity that businesses have during the first week of March Madness. That won't be changing any time soon, and will probably get worse as CBS is offering their March Madness on-demand again this season. A little hint that worked for me. If the game you wanna see is being blacked out online because it's on your local station, try signing in with a different user account, only make your zip code somewhere way far away from either school you want to see. It worked for me last year. My user account hailed from Bellingham, Washington and was able to watch the Hawkeyes humiliate themselves against Northwestern State.

Here's my bracket sheet I filled out. Feel free to snicker and mock me. In fact, if you're bracket resembles mine in any fashion, you're probably in deep shit in your office pool. I completely suck at picking the winners.
A couple quick notes on the Cubs.

  • The Riot has secured a roster spot. This is great news as Ryan was a favorite of the Saloon's last season. If Izturis or DeRosa completely bomb, I hope Theriot gets a shot to start.
  • Bruce Miles is backing Thunder Matt to be the Cubs' #2 in the batting order. That sounds good to me. It seems Lou doesn't follow Tracyball rule #34 that states, "No matter how poor the OBP, you must always bat your 2B in the two spot."
  • Speaking of Miles, he took part in a discussion with the folks from GROTA the other week, along with Will Carroll, Paul Sullivan, and Paul Lukas. The topic, "Blogging and the Traditional Media". It's an interesting read. If I came away learning one thing, it's that I don't think we here at TMS, use the word douchebag enough.
NL West preview, later today. I promise.

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