Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sunday afternoon musings

- Quote of the week: Representative Joe Barton of Texas, who introduced legislation that says no NCAA football game could be called a "national championship" without the benefit of a playoff, said, referencing the BCS (Bowl Championship Series), "It's like communism, you can't fix it." He suggested that the BCS should drop the "C" from its name because it doesn't represent a true championship, "Call it the 'BS' system."

- On this date in 2000, President Bill Clinton announced that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the U.S. military. Nine short years later, many of us rely upon GPS in cars, on cellphones and on smart devices...yet still manage to get lost.

- It's nice to smell charcoal burning--another sign that spring, with outdoor grilling, has arrived.

- Did you know that Jim Nantz has been broadcasting for CBS now for 24 years? I'm not sure the guy ever gets a weekend off as I watch him anchor coverage of the PGA Tour's Quail Hollow Championship this afternoon. Nantz anchors CBS' golf coverage, NFL football and NCAA Basketball. And, he's a genuinely nice guy.

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