Before I start the MNR, a note: I will have a UWDOB wrap-up, with a picture of the student section champions.
FACING FORECLOSURE, MAN BULLDOZES HOME
An Ohio man who was on the verge of having his $350,000 home foreclosed, bulldozed it instead.
My take: I’m not the smartest money person in the world (as my credit report will attest), but this isn’t the smartest thing in the world to do, either. Still, a VERY interesting read (and a great multimedia package of video and still pictures, too) and it makes me wonder: will this cause more people to do the same thing?
TIGER WOODS: THE APOLOGY
Tiger Woods issued his scripted apology to his wife, his children, his sponsors and to the rest of the world on Friday.
ESPN’s Bill Simmons has a pretty awesome breakdown of the 13-minute speech here.
My take: I’m not going to spend a lot of time here on this, because there are about 1,000 opinions out there on the ‘net — and I’ve read about 500 of them in the past three days.
Call me a sucker, but I felt like he was really sincere. He didn’t have to do what he did, baring his soul in front of the unwashed masses, so that took some guts.
But if he thinks this is over, he is WAY wrong. Friday was a good start, but until he’s back in front of the public eye every week winning tournaments, the media is still going to feed on this.
Simmons had the best point, though: Tiger should’ve used this in his opening (this is part of the above link):
I would have played the “I became a celebrity too soon, I had too many people kissing my butt too soon, I had everything handed to me, I began to think I was invincible and that my behavior had no consequences” card right here. Hell, I even would have compared myself to a child actor or a musician who becomes too famous too young.
Awesome — and something I didn’t hear any other commentators make. THAT’S why Bill Simmons is one of the best in the business.
U.S. HOCKEY TEAM UPSETS CANADA
The United States hockey team downed Canada, 5-3, in an Olympic prelim last night.
My take: First, a confession — I didn’t tune over to the game until the Americans were skating off the ice with the victory. As you guys know, the HB is a Dook fanatic and wouldn’t let me touch the remote control. Sigh.
Still, a very good win for the Americans, who take a top seed into the next round.
The iPod shuffle
Paradise City — Guns N’ Roses
Don’t Stand So Close To Me ’86 — The Police
Everytime — Britney Spears
Vasoline — Stone Temple Pilots
Wicked Garden — Stone Temple Pilots
P.S.: UNC is 2-11 in its last 13 games; those two wins are against N.C. State. Just sayin’ …