Tony's on a hot streak with the weather, but a cold spell in the NCAA. His weekend forecasts of both are on line now!
Weather Gone Tame, Madness Wild
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Ok, forgive my vain attempt at being clever with the title. Every now and then I can’t help myself. Still, with the weather and our rivers settled for now, and with the prospects of a nice weekend, I am planning to play golf for the first time this season on Sunday.
Meanwhile our friends at CBS have caught my attention with the 2010 version of March Madness. Here at WSAZ, the office pool has me solidly in the bottom 20% of the draw. At 117th, I am just 33 spots from the cellar and in free-fall!
My first day picks went down one by one. If it was a buzzer beater, I lost it yesterday. Notre Dame, Vandy and Marquette were 3 of my many close call loses. Still, prudent picker that I am I factored in a slow start by dubbing Ohio State as my eventual national champion. Only 5 of the 150 entries did that, so in my book all I have to do is watch the other 4 contestants who have the Buckeyes.
On Saturday I will have one eye on the tube and the other on a huge pot of spaghetti sauce at St. Ann’s in Chesapeake. There I will be part of a crew in charge of a community spaghetti dinner. The event runs from 5 til 8 at the St. Ann’s fellowship hall. If you cross the Chesapeake bridge, make a left at the light and we will be on the right a block or so down the road. Proceeds will go toward mending a leaking roof at the Chesapeake Community Center.
As for Sunday, I am not about to let my forecast of showers spoil my outdoor fun, at least right now. After church, I will assess radar and see if indeed the main action is going to hold off until nightfall as I am predicting. I suggest you do the same this warm weather season.
Since warm weather shower forecasting can be so scatter-shot, I deem it prudent to not call off my Sunday game of golf until it is actually raining hard!
One final weather note, the rivers continue their slow and steady fall, now some 15 feet below their early week flood stage. However, the Great Kanawha and Mighty Ohio remain higher than normal and with driftwood still common, recreational boating is not recommended, despite the sunshine and near 70 degree temperatures of Saturday and the mid 60s predicted for Sunday.
As for the NCAA's this weekend, in addition to Ohio State, i need Baylor and Ohio U to help me to get back into the running. WVU and UK fans don't fret, I have the Cats and 'Eers playing in the regional final. I will let you know next week whom I have dubbed to go to Indy!