...well not really, but the title sounds enticing.
And with that, I say hello and welcome to the party. Sam could not have phrased the purpose of this blog any better -- we're trying to provide insight into the life of the unemployed. There's a lot of hardship out there, and we see it all on TV while you're pushing papers at work. So whether you find our posts entertaining or you're just that bored of the helicopter game, we're glad to have you onboard. The more people that read us, the better the excuse we can give to our parents and grandparents for why we're still in our boxers at 2 in the afternoon on a Wednesday.
Now to the business at hand. Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you know that the Cornell men's basketball team is in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. And as a reward, they get a date with Kentucky and their four potential lottery picks (John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Patrick Patterson and Eric Bledsoe). I see this game going one of two ways: either Cousins goes Brittney Griner and smushes Ryan Wittman's nose in even more than it is now, prompting Cornell to play the "we'll let you guys freak out while we methodically beat you on backdoor screens" card...or Kentucky rolls by 30.
(Note: in the Cousins/Griner scenario, Cousins would get suspended for the rest of the tournament, see his draft stock fall because of concerns about anger management and maturity, end up going to the Jazz who would now feel like they have a more than capable replacement for Carlos Boozer. Boozer would sign a max deal with the Knicks and Donnie Walsh would spend months trying to convince Knicks fans that he's a significant upgrade over David Lee. Because of Cousins' potential haymaker -- and you can't tell me the odds of this happenings are less than 40% -- we could be a few months away from a Knicks' 2010-11 starting lineup of Toney Douglas, Wilson Chandler, Carlos Boozer and two overpaid free agent signings -- we'll say Raja Bell and Marcus Camby. For the love of God, please keep your hands to yourself, DeMarcus.)
Let's face it: Cornell has overachieved and it's been quite a story, but this Kentucky team is tough. Not to mention the fact that John Wall has his own freakin' dance! Prediction: Kentucky 72 - Cornell 60.
And now, the three best John Wall dance clips on Youtube. Enjoy.