Saturday, November 28, 2009

Saturday morning coffee

- In 2007, the Kansas-Missouri "Border Showdown" at Arrowhead Stadium was played at night in sub-freezing temperatures. In 2008, the rivalry game was played in the fading sunlight with a snow-rain mix swirling around the field and stadium. Today's match-up weather feels more like what we'd expect for a KU-MU spring baseball game. Personally, the weather the prior two years feels more appropriate for this game--the longest collegiate football rivalry west of the Mississippi.

- Lets' review, shall we? Tiger Woods gets injured backing out of the driveway of his mansion at 2:30 a.m. by running over a fire hydrant and then hitting a tree. He suffered facial lacerations and his wife, Elin, had to extricate him from the SUV by breaking out the window with a golf club. Hmm...let's try a different story. Perhaps Tiger received his injuries from said golf club, wielded by his wife, breaking out windows on his SUV before he even put it in gear. As they say, "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." Some of the rumor-following websites are already suggesting a domestic squabble caused Woods' injuries.

- More Woods: I can't remember a recent story which went from one extreme to the other, so quickly, as to the extent of Woods' injuries. When I heard the initial report, Woods' was reported to be in "critical" condition. We later learned, not that many hours later, that he was "treated and released" at the hospital.

- Maybe Black Friday wore out holiday shoppers. A WalMart parking lot in suburban Kansas City was noticeably lacking in cars this morning at 10:00 a.m. Or, maybe shoppers enjoy getting up in the middle-of-the-night for those sales at 4:00 a.m.

- Check out Them Crooked Vultures, the initial CD offering from the band comprised of Dave Grohl, Nirvana's drummer before joining the Foo Fighters; Josh Homme, singer and guitarist with Queens of the Stone Age; and John Paul Jones--yes, the John Paul Jones who played bass and keyboards for Led Zeppelin.

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