B-Dubs day three

I didn’t get back to the Overland Park Marriott until this morning. By time I parked and took the elevator to the 11th floor, it was 12:15. I finally wound down at 1:05 and got some sleep.

It took me until 8:15 to finally get up and get going for good. I got some of my many Buffalo Wild Wings surveys done so I can get my discounts, and finally left the room at 10:05. I forgot my cell phone in my room, so I pulled into the circle drive and went back up to get it. The bad news: that’s what happens when your room is on the 11th floor. The good news: at least I was near the elevator. Took three minutes. 

Made a stop at Lukas Liquors again. Since I got Lisa, LIz and Alex Abita beer yesteray, I figured I needed to get something for Brittany. Since she is not drinking beer as part of her diet, I got her two bottles of wine, one white and one red from Italy. I ddin’t go expensive, but I didn’t go cheap, either. $54 for two bottles I figured was a happy medium. 

I thought about French wine, but I chose Italian in honor of my friend Charles “Pokey” Pocorello, who owns the Italian delicastessen in Baton Rouge from where I co-hosted Jimmy Ott’s radio show on Mondays for three years. Pokie almost always let me eat for free. Love that man and his family. 

I don’t plan on staying 12 1/2 hours at Buffalo Wild Wings today like I did yesterday. UFC 185 airs tonight, meaning it will get nuts in here after 8 p.m. ACtually, it will be nuts in here earlier, since Kansas plays Iowa State  at 5 for the Big 12 Conference tournament championship. The Jayhawks can’t reach a number one seed, I don’t believe, unless Wisconsin and Villanova were to lose today. Even though Virginia lost yesterday to North Carolina and Duke lost to Nortre Dame in the ACC tournament, one or both will be a top seed. 

Kentucky is already destroying Auburn in the first SEC tournament semifinal. The Wildcats will improve to 33-0 barring an epic collapse. 

Today is the last day of the Kansas high school basketball season.  I’m going to rant in my next post on another facet of the Kansas high school basketball state tournaments which are egregiously wrong. 

About David

I am a sportswriter for a group of weekly newspapers in small towns across northern Kansas. I grew up in New Orleans, went to college at LSU and wandered in the wilderness until Hurricane Katrina finally put me on the path to my current job.

Posted on March 14, 2015, in College Basketball, Personal and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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