Cowgirl answers your questions
Road trips, tourney sleepers, fixing V-Day mess, more
Posted: Wednesday February 21, 2007 11:43AM; Updated: Wednesday March 7, 2007 9:16AM
How was your trip to Oregon? You seemed to have a lot of fun in the Pacific Northwest. Where is your next stop on your college tour?
My trip to Eugene was awesome despite the traditional Pacific Northwest weather, and the Ducks were very hospitable hosts. McArthur Court is truly one of the best sporting venues thanks to its rich heritage and kick-ass student section (Thanks, Pit Crew!). Last weekend, I was scheduled to attend the UConn-Syracuse game, but I was grounded because of flight cancellations and weather conditions up North. So, Sunday I found myself watching cars drive around in circles at a little event we in the South like to call the Daytona 500. This week's trip is slated for good old Baton Rouge, La., home of the LSU Tigers. This week the Tigers face off against the "formerly known as No. 1" Florida Gators. I think it's safe to say which colors I will be wearing. See you soon, LSU!
It'll soon be time to fill out brackets for our NCAA Tournament pools. Do you have any sleeper teams who you think will go far in the tournament?
Every year there is that one team that takes the big kids on the block for surprise. Last year, Cinderella's shoes belonged to George Mason. This year, I am thinking several teams could have what it takes to not only run with the big dogs, but send them home with their tails between their legs: Texas, Marquette, and Air Force. Texas has plenty of talent and Kevin Durant has the ability to own the game, so don't be surprised if he pulls a "Carmelo." Plus, he's harder to defend than Carmelo was at this stage in his career. Marquette and Air Force, two teams who won't get a ton of media coverage, are also my picks to do well in the tourney. You heard it here first, so don't let these kids shock you and your March Madness pool.
Jenn, I totally screwed up on Valentine's Day and didn't do anything special for my girlfriend. I got her a box of Whitman's chocolates. No card, no flowers. And I left the price on the box of chocolates. Obviously, my girlfriend is pissed. What can I don't to make it up to her? Do you have any suggestions that are super romantic? I need your help.
Looks like I wasn't the only one to get shorted on a Valentine's Day gift. What were you thinking, bro? Clearly your girlfriend has every reason to be pissed. Valentine's Day isn't just some other day to girls; and for some, it's as big a holiday as Thanksgiving or New Year's. You have to act fast to get out of this doghouse. If I were you, I'd declare a pre-specified date in the near future "Insert-Your-Girlfriend's-Name-Here Day." This will be a holiday just the two of you can share, and it will mean all the world to her. Write it on her calendar the day of, and surprise her throughout the day, and remember -- details count. Take her to the place where you guys had your first official date. Do some activity the two of you like to do that is special to her. And above all else, pull out all the stops. I'm talking singing the Righteous Brothers' You've Lost that Loving Feeling in front of a room full of people. Something that says "I'm so proud to be here with this girl." It's all about making her day special, and a little humility for you forgetting the No. 1 girl holiday of the year (except maybe for your anniversary) wouldn't hurt. The added bonus of this new holiday? It gives you room for error come next Feb. 14. You just better remember the "new" holiday, otherwise you maybe S.O.L. my friend.
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