Woke up at 9, started a massive sugar-and-caffeine buzz — thanks largely to the ungodly cinnamon rolls from Ikea — and then the day has gone like this:
- Sunday football has become interesting. Between the Stillers’ loss to Jacksonville and the Browns win in the Snow Bowl, the AFC North is tied, with the Stillers holding the tiebreaker. But that tiebreaker doesn’t matter if the Browns (@Cincinnati, vs. San Francisco) keep winning and the Stillers (@St. Louis, @Baltimore) keep losing, those tiebreakers don’t matter much.
- Our now fully decorated Christmas tree is bee-yootiful.
- The cat is thoroughly displeased with all the furniture moving, tree decorating and (especially) vacuuming that’s gone on over the weekend.
- Saturday football continues to be interesting. One year after swearing his undying love for West Virginia, Rich Rodriguez is packing up and heading to Ann Arbor. I’m not sure what that means, at least for the immediate future. If Rich could bring Pat White and Steve Slayton with him, I might be concerned. He’s going to bring that spread offense with him, but he’s not going to have the players to run it (Can you see Ryan Mallet lumbering through an option? I can — and it’s pretty funny) for at least a couple of years. And as Matlock would probably admit, Rodriguez’s WVU teams have had an annoying tendency to lapse at inopportune moments (South Florida last year; Pitt, for crying out loud, this season); I wonder if that’s something that would carry over at Michigan. And thanks to Kristi and Dan for tipping me off; I was listening to the Browns game on the radio and missed this completely.
- I’m at work and the snow is really starting to fall. And if you believe the newsroom scanner, that’s causing cars to run into things. It’s going to be a busy night.