Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday 12/19 A.M. Quickie:
Bowls, Peyton, Hansbrough, Roy, More

I'm not complaining, but I just need to recount my travel this week:

I spent the weekend in Atlanta (missed both LeBron playing the Hawks and the Falcons beating the Bucs in OT, though I did get an up-close look inside the Georgia Dome), then caught a 6 a.m. flight Tuesday to Denver.

Three days of Mountain Time Zone goodness (though missing LeBron at the Pepsi Center tonight), then I flew out of Denver last night in the snow to Orlando, where I battled delayed flights and car rental fun to my brother's house for about 4 hours' sleep (missing the Magic hosting the Spurs last night AND the Florida 5A high school football title game tonight at the Gator Bowl, which could be a de facto national-championship game).

Then today's SN column filed early this a.m. from his office, then into the car for a drive up to Gainesville 'til Sunday (alas, no Gator hoops games scheduled while I'm in town, although I'm holding out hope that if I wander over to The Swamp, I'll have a TT sighting.)

Again, I'm not complaining. But it's been a crazy week. Though I will say this: Greeting my kids for the first time since Monday -- it was the longest I had been away from them in a while, certainly the longest I had been away from No. 2, who seemed to grow in 3 days -- was amazing.


Is Peyton Manning this season's NFL MVP?

Is Tyler Hansbrough the best player in UNC history?

Is there a better day of college hoops this regular season than tomorrow?

Is any NBA player going to have a better game this week than Brandon Roy had last night?

Is there any more fun to be had than trying my Bowl Quiz?

Is it worse for NASCAR to have the publicity from that lawsuit or to have drivers test positive for PEDs?

(Longtime readers know the old match-sponsor-with-bowl-name format; this year, I mixed it up a bit, inspired by some of the more ludicrous names and sponsorship situations. For example, is GMAC asking for taxpayer dollars while sponsoring an eponymous bowl? Really?)

Complete SN column here. More later, hopefully. Probably some Twitter activity from around Gainesville, if I can manage it.

-- D.S.

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