It's a bird! It's a plane! It's also a lightening bolt!
And no, I do not mean Jeanie’s retirement, which was awesome, by the way.
This weekend saw #3 Duke get smacked by St. John’s, who, although playing much better this year, are still the eleventh-place team in the Big East. Editor’s Note: I want everyone to know that I called that loss when the Red Storm was up by only 4 in the first half. Fun-da-mentals. Also, the actual Red Storm mascot is very creepy. #19 Louisville beat #5 Connecticut, and are now in second place in the Big East. #7 Villanova also fell to Georgetown. And in maybe the wildest turn of events, #10 Syracuse lost its fourth game in a row, to Marquette – and are now tied with them for seventh place in the Big East.
My new, customized, safe-to-say-fairly-awesome Reebok Easytones arrived in the mail yesterday! Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these sneakers from reaching my doorstep. And I’m in love with them – note the word LOVE on the back heel. Friggin’ awesome.
I was told that my new kicks were going to take up to six weeks for delivery, which, despite being customized, I found extremely odd. What, I asked myself, could possibly be done to these sneakers that would take six weeks? I know they have special powers and have completely made Sofia Vergara the bombshell that she is, but seriously, six weeks? Come to find out, my sneakers had an itinerary. And they can now boast that they’ve covered more miles in less time than really anyone else in the history of existence.
Apparently there was danger in the skies last night as both the UMass and North Carolina men’s basketball teams faced some scary conditions at very high altitudes.
Let’s start with UNC first. According to FoxNews, the Tar Heels left Raleigh-Durham airport at approximately 8 p.m. for a flight to Miami to play the Hurricanes. Storms in the area (not hurricanes, but tornadoes), rerouted the plane over the ocean. At approximately 10 p.m., it is believed the plane “graced the threshold of the storm line causing it to twist.” While some media outlets have toned down the nature of the landing, ESPN’s SportsCenter Rundown this morning mentioned that the plane’s flight direction was reversed in less than a minute.