May 19, 2007

OK, I’ll admit it – I’m fried. Cooked. Ridden hard and put away wet. I’m right in the middle of a very difficult and stressful work cycle, so the creative brain functions required to put something interesting and intelligent are just not there tonight. It sure don’t make me happy, but that’s OK – there are more than a few unhappy people out there tonight. Consider:

Basketball fans out here in the Valley of the Sun now that the Phoenix Suns were ousted by the San Antonio Spurs, ending their NBA title dreams. Oh sure, the Suns got screwed by the refs in Game 4, but composure is as much a critical element in any professional sports post-season as talent is if you want to be the champs. While most certainly the Suns got manhandled as much by the officiating in this series as they did by the Spurs, the fact is, they allowed themselves to get in a position where poor officiating could cost them dearly, and that’s exactly what happened.

I’ll also bet that Yankees fans are none too pleased tonight, seeing that not only did their vaunted Bronx Bombers drop to ten and a half games behind the division-leading Red Sox, but they did so at the hands of their cross-town rivals, the Mets. Couldn’t happen to a better team and “nicer” bunch of guys. Oh, BTW, where’s “Mr. April” been lately – he of the one homer and five RBIs in May?

And, finally, you know who else is unhappy? Those motorcycle cops who were using a cavernous room in a Big Dig ventilation building in East Boston for a personal driving range. I know the weather has been kinda slow to turn around back home this year, but that’s ridiculous. Just more good news for a project full of it:

The project, which was expected to cost $2 billion when it was designed in the mid-1980s, has been plagued by cost overruns and reluctance by officials to acknowledge them. Earlier this month, state officials disclosed that its final price tag could be close to $15 billion, although they hope that cost recovery from contractors and other income keeps it closer to $14.6 billion.

I’m sure the taxpayers of Massachusetts are really happy at seeing the way their public officials find creative ways of wasting their money!

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