It's hard to admit, but Basketball Girl really lost interest in the Final Four this year. She was in full-on fan mode all the way through the Sweet 16, even though her beloved Illini tanked well before that. The Bradley Braves were a bright spot, and that George Mason stuff sure was fun. But the Final Four games themselves were completely dull blowouts. BO-RING. Basketball Girl missed the entire first half of the final game last night because she had to watch Jack shoot the bad guys on "24." During the second half she finished reading the leftovers of her Sunday New York Times and dozed off on the couch. Not even an occasional glimpse of Clark Kellogg in glasses (glasses!) could rouse her. She was done. Basketball's over kids, it's time to move on. Of course, what we've moved on to, at least if you are my beloved, is baseball season. Cubs season, to be exact. God help me.
Congrats to Lu Ann "Green St. Hoops" Finnegan and Scott "Turn and Cough" Springman, who took the top two spots in my annual pool. They will receive Major Awards. And, don't forget Mary and Thomas Maruska, those Flying Mapuskis, who finished last and thus laid claim to the coveted Cubs Prize.