Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Not dazed, but definitely confused...

The good news is if you're a Red Waver, you'll have something to do Thursday evening. The bad news is...you might have too much to do for your own good.

After racking my brain for the past four days, mining for a solution in the depths of my cranium, I came up with -- a big, fat nothing.

I mean, it's March Madness, and the 'Dogs men's b-ball team gets under way against Nevada at 5 p.m. Thursday. It's a game I fully expect the 'Dogs to win (hey, Kevin Bell is a first-team All-WAC point guard) and it's hard to beat a team three times in one year. Heck, I'm ready to turn on the tube and watch this game right now!

But wait, what about the softball game at Bulldog Diamond pitting our 20-somethingth ranked Lady 'Dogs against top 10 Oklahoma? Man, if there's one softball game this year I want to see in person, it's this one. And it's at the same, exact time -- 5 p.m. Shoot, which of these two should I pick!?

Huh? What's that? Baseball is being played that same night too? You have got to be kidding me! It's the PJQC (Pepsi Johnny Quik Classic for those of you not in the know) and the 'Dogs host a familiar PJQC foe in Gonzaga (didn't one of their players get hit by a car in front of Taco Bell several years back?)...

So how do I narrow this down? Basketball is the most high-profile sport and most important in the grand scheme of things...but it's just on TV. Softball is playing in a high-profile matchup of two of the nation's strongest teams. But baseball is more my game (plus Mike Batesole isn't talking about suing the university). Hmm, that said, I've been to three baseball games in the past three days...

You see what I mean? The more I think about this, the more confusing it becomes...


  1. I say watch the softball game, and TiVo the men's basketball game.

  2. Dear Fresno State Baseball,

    I understand that it's one week til Spring Break and the last thing on my mind is even going to class. I also hope you understand that there's a baseball tournment going on too. The fabled Pepsi Johnny Quik Classic is something I've looked forward to for the last 5 years of school here at Fresno State. It's given me multiple reasons to justify calling in sick to work, and not showing up to class, among other things.

    I understand that maybe the teams in the tournament are actually pretty damn good this year. I also understand that getting blown out like you guys have the last few nights isn't how Fresno State plays baseball. I hope you guys figure it out because I really want an excuse to travel to Nebraska in the middle of June, believing the unbelievable.

    I don't want to sound greedy when I say this, but winnning a WAC Championship is so easy a caveman can do it. I want us to beat Fullerton....at home. Let's face it, they'll beat Long Beach again (as they do every year) and make it to the regional here. If I had one wish (aside from passing all my classes so I graduate) in college left, it would be that you guys would make it to the College World Series at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska.

    Do it for fans like Boston and I who have had no regard for our busy schedules on a Monday to watch baseball, do it for the guys who take the whole week off to watch the PJQC, do it for your #1 fan, but #1 in your hearts, Sugar Bear, but most of all, do it for yourselves.

    Yours truly,

    Mark T


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