The great thing about sports is that you never know what's going to happen. In the past few days we have seen Peyton Manning throw an interception with the game on the line and the Saints win the Super Bowl...we have seen Michigan State lose three straight Big Ten games...we have seen Wisconsin have an 18 game home winning streak end at the hands of Illinois. The Badgers hadnt lost at home to an unranked opponent in 10 years. And last night we saw an undermanned Rhinelander Hodag hockey team beat Wausau East on the road and earn their first Valley Conference win of the season. The Hodags were playing a sophomore goalie who started the season as a backup and had three players in street clothes but they outworked the Lumberjacks last night and earned the victory. Also the Pulaski boys basketball team held Wausau West to just 9 points in the 2nd half...none in the 3rd quarter to knock off the Warriors and end their long winning streak. Sports would be no fun if they were always predictable. Will there be some long-shot upsets in the upcoming high school tournaments? I hope so.
The Brewers signed left handed reliever Scott Schoeneweis to a minor league contract yesterday. He'll have a chance to make the team out of spring training. He's an 11 year veteran who was 1-2 with Arizona last season. The Brewers also announced that single-game tickets will go on sale Saturday February 27th. limited tickets will be on sale for the home opener april 5th against Colorado.
Songs of the Day
Down To You-Joni Mitchell (1974) another great cut from 'Court & Spark"...the jazz inflectd best seller. Mitchell had solid backing from Tom Scott and members of the Crusaders as well as Crosby/Nash on background vocals.
Down To Zero-Joan Armatrading (1976) the bluesy singer-songwriter was born in St. Kitts but grew up in Birmingham, England and released a series of excellent LPs in the 70s & 80's. This is from her self-titled Lp which included abunch of good tunes. Here's a video of the song recorded for a German TV show in 1979.