|Sunday, October 12, 2003|
The Atlantic Coast Conference has extended a formal invitation to Boston College, thus completing its plan to ruin the country's premiere college basketball league.
For more than fifty years, rivals bound by tradition and geography met twice a season, every season, in the ACC. Home and home, your place and our place, last year and this year and next year. No more. A twelve-team league makes that schedule impossible.
The best basketball conference in college sports is now a football conference. It was fun while it lasted.
5:44:44 PM comment 
John Edwards blogs about sharing a plane from Phoenix to Charlotte with rivals Gephardt and Braun. It's the kind of story that leaves me wanting more, something real.
C'mon, you're delayed four hours, you really need to get to this NAACP forum (why, exactly--this would be a place to tell us), you're in close quarters with people who would walk over you to raise a hundred bucks...can't you give us a couple of paragraphs of the living, breathing John Edwards here? Did you play cards with your rivals, or just sit in separate sections of the plane? Were you hungry?
Elizabeth Edwards is still the best blogger in the family.
5:25:42 PM comment 
Why are the Cubs lovable losers, and the Red Sox just losers?
Maybe because the Red Sox have come so close, only to get Bucky Dented or Bill Bucknered...maybe because Cubs fans have evolved a zen-like acceptance of futility, and Sox fans seem pissed about it. Whatever. My sense is that America is rooting for the Cubs, but that outside of New England, Sox support equals rooting against the Yankees...
...except at our house, where Elijah, for reasons known only to him, long ago embraced the Red Sox. That turned his sister into an instant Yankee fan. A strcit no-gloating rule is in effect at the breakfast table.
10:13:59 AM comment