AI Final 6 Elimination

We have the scorecards, and they are not pretty.  According to the returns, there is a lot of grumbling amongst the crowd (or at least by me) about the selections of last night.  How can anyone associated with AI have thought that would make for a great show.  And on top of that, it followed Mariah Carey week which meant that we had two weeks of slow, mushy ballads.  Maybe that’s great if your Clay Aiken or David Archuleta, but for the viewing public, it borders on torture.  How ’bout we just take the soundtrack from “Footloose” and have at it next week?  If anybody gets knocked out at this rate, you’ll have to wake us up to know.

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Just finished a late meeting and so I’m once again on tape delay. On top of that, I missed most of last night’s “Idol Gives Back” show, which finished with what my wife told me was an awesome group performance of a well-known Christian praise song, “Shout to the Lord.” ……Well what do you know….as I’m writing this right now, we’re getting a redo so I get to hear it. Well I have to say that my wife was absolutely dead-on. WOW! That may be the best group song I’ve ever heard on AI. Outstanding!

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March Madness Wrap-UP

Well, it looked good for me all the way to the Final Four. I was cooking with gas. But then UNC and UCLA ran into two buzzsaws that apparently don’t like alphabetical schools and beat them mercilessly. The whuppin’ that Kansas put on UNC in the first half is still hard to even fathom. That was what #1 seeds do to the University of Height-Challenged Teenagers of Central Nowhere. That is NOT what #1 seeds to to each other. It was amazing. What was also amazing was the choke job that Memphis suffered through in the last two minutes of the championship. That will stick with them for a long time. But you have to give credit to Kansas for hanging in and nailing the shot at the wire to keep playing. So, congrats to Kansas for a great year.

Congratulations are also in order for my oldest son, Zach who finished in first here at the Coach’s Corner. He correctly had Kansas taking it all, and they took him all the way to the winners circle in our bracket. Here’s how we finished:

  1. Zach – My oldest
  2. Jon Hartman – He also had Kansas winning, but came up a bit short
  3. ME – You already know
  4. Brandon – My youngest (That’s right…the Doeblers landed 3 of the top 4 spots)
  5. Josh Jacob – Where did he come from

There’s your top five and the rest are still licking their wounds. Thanks for playing. After UNC and UCLA going down, I fell to a pathetic 65th in the church planters bracket. I guess there are a lot of church planters that know way more about b-ball than I do.