Sunday, April 5, 2009

Go Nova!


I don't have to tell you that I'm a big basketball fan... always have been and always will be. As I write this, it's about 7:00pm Saturday evening. By the time this is read, we will know the outcome of the only basketball game I care about right now... Villanova (local college) and the North Carolina Tar-heels.

I'm a big Philadelphia sports guy so, even though I like North Carolina (sorry ShellyShell), I'm going with 'Nova. I remember the last and only time that Villanova won a national championship. It was in 1985 against Georgetown. I think I was in Denver, CO watching it with my Air Force buddies. I felt so much civic pride when the Wildcats upset Georgetown.

I thought that St. Joe's was going to win a national championship a few years back when they had an undefeated regular season but, it was not to be. Tonight doesn't necessarily mean that the cats will win a national championship. If they get past North Carolina, they still have to face the winner between U-Conn and MSU. As I'm writing this, it's halftime and MSU is up 38-36.

I'm thinking that I will spoil myself with a "Belly Filler" from Larry's Steaks, rumored to be the best hoagies in the area. The kids at St. Joe's swear by it. As far as the eating goes. I've been pretty good for the past few weeks... cereal and fresh fruit for breakfast or no breakfast at all, a salad and water for lunch, and a big dinner (no fried foods but, I could've cut back on the pasta a couple of times). I made sure that I got my rest. I've lost 8 pounds so, I'm back on track. I hope the hoagie doesn't set me back-lolol! I have to have it in time for the second game. I have also cut out drinking sodas altogether and have replaced it with water or iced tea but, I digress...

What I'm eating while watching the big game really has nothing to do with anything. I'm a social kinda guy and I usually like to watch the game with a group of friends (preferably at somebody else's house) where we can all be as loud as we want to be, eat, and then go home without having to clean up (just kidding-lolol). But, I can't find a friend tonight. Can you believe that? Neither my wife nor my daughter has any interest whatsoever in college basketball so, what is a guy to do? Simple... I'm going to finish this post, go get my hoagie and iced tea, and watch this game in the comfort of my own home. (Updates coming later!)

UPDATE (Sunday Morning - 8:28 am): Congratulations are in order for the North Carolina Tar Heels. They out hustled and out played the Villanova Wildcats last night and beat them by a score of 83-69. I'll be rooting for the Tar Heels tomorrow night against Michigan. Oh, and I didn't buy that hoagie... I actually had some pasta (Fettucine Alfredo) and a nice salad. That's really not the type of food to eat while you're watching a big game... perhaps, I jinxed Villanova.

21 comments:

CareyCarey said...

Well Keith, it's late at night and I just got home from my son's house after watching the game. I dont know if you had a little friendly wager on the game but I did.

You've inspired me to write a post about it. I'll see if I can wipe the tears away from my face to get through it *smile*

SLC said...

I remember that last championship also. It was my senior year, and Ed Pinkney and Rollie Massamino indignantly played the cruelest of April fools jokes on John Thompson, Patrick Ewing, Reggie Williams and the gang. I was crushed, and that wasn't the worst news of the night, but I'll save that for a future post.

Tonight however, I rooted for Nova also. Maybe I'm a jinx!?!?!?!?

Cheryl said...

I see you're a big sports fan too!
Sorry about Villanova!

Grover Tha Playboy said...

Tar Heels baby..I coulda told you that!

Swaggie said...

I was rooting for Nova too Keith,I'm as disapointed as you are!

Tate 2 said...

I liked Nova, but I knew that North Carolina had the dominant team.

Jazzy said...

I missed the game, I was entertaining.

James Perkins said...

That's okay Keith, I was rootin for Villanova too!

Simon Bastion said...

You guys are as passionate about your Basketball as we in Jamaica are about Soccer!!!

Toni said...

Awww Sorry Keith..Glad you didn't eat that Hoagie.

Angie B. said...

I could have told you that North Carolina was going to win. Sorry
Keith!

Sunflower said...

Not really that much of a sports fan, but glad that you didn't eat
an unhealthy diet and had the salad instead.

Sean said...

Well Good Brother,no need in crying over spilled milk...Go Tar Heels.Sorry,I had to throw that in there.lolol.

Captain Jack said...

I'm not a sports fan either. Congrats on losing the eight pounds and choosing to eat healthy.

Halo said...

I'm glad you had a salad instead of that hoagie..We want the Maverick of all Bloggers around for some time and healthy.

Lisa said...

Had a date last night, so I didn't see the game. Sorry your Wildcats lost Keith...(I was rootin for North Carolina)

Vanessa said...

Oh well,There is always next year!

truth said...

Keith,
UNC is a tough team. They always get the top McDonalds all americans every year! They'll probably win the national championship, but I'll be rooting for Michigan State. They are a big ten team, so I have to roll with them.

ShellyShell said...

Well Keith. I wasn't going to say anything but I HAD TO! There's only one team I HATE and that's DUKE! I am a big TARHEELS fan and when they play. I always want to see a good game! Blow outs are boring! I had Nova losing to Carolina as they did. I think they had a great year though! So don't be sad!

Come on over to the baby blue side tonight!
LET'S GO TARHEELS!

Thoughts of a Southern gal said...

I was rooting for Memphis to win it all but we saw how that turned out. I'm pulling for the Tar Heels.

Angel said...

Oh sorry they lost!

Next year huh?




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