Written for your enjoyment by: RAFF
I'm not going anywhere today. I think that has been decided. The normal Saturday work days this time of year has been called off because of the snow. It is quite impressive here. The weather a rough combination of snow and wind has dropped nearly 20 inches (maybe more) in this area -- and the blowing winds have closed some roads as the plows can't keep them open.
I came home a little early last night. There really wasn't much to watch. Would have liked to see Cliff Warren's Jacksonville Dolphins take on Belmont in the A-Sun but that was blacked out here. I watched a little NBA - but it wasn't all that exciting. Never seems to be for me anymore.
Been up early this morning and have the Federation Cup on most of the morning. I'm a big fan of international sporting events. Love the Olympics, love the World Cup, love the Ryder Cup and when pros play for their nation it is pretty special. Disappointed that Venus and Serena opted not to play. But the US has managed ok thus far without them. With a 1-0 lead, Melanie Oudin is up a set and on serve in the second against France's Pauline Parmienter. Oudin did give back a break here in the second as Parmienter has started to play a little better on the Red Clay indoors in France. I really like watching Oudin play. She certainly has some limitations in her game, but it is fun to watch her play. She just rallied back from 3 break points to keep things on serve. And all of a sudden has a break point in the next.
She ended up winning that game and will now serve for the match and a 2-0 US lead in the tie.
One quick correction from my post on Thursday night. It is a four-way tie that the Mount is embattled in for seventh place. Also part of the logjam is Central Connecticut. The Mount, St. Francis PA and Sacred Heart are the other three. I think the tiebreaker would still put PA 7th and the Mount 8th. Of course, that will all change after tonight.