Hangin’ with the Hirsute Hippo

Spring is here (although my parents up in OH just experienced a late-April snow storm!) which means it’s time to upgrade my Linux server to the new Ubuntu release, 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo). First, the obligatory check-in on my spring sports teams: the Lightning will be heading back to the playoffs to defend their Stanley Cup …

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Golden State dynasty sweeps the Cavs out of the Finals

For the fourth year in a row, my Cleveland Cavaliers were the Eastern Conference Champions! For the fourth year in a row, they faced the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. And for the second year in a row, they lost. 🙁 That photo (from the end of Game 1 when JR Smith dribbled …

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Long Memorial Day Weekend at Disney

Last Wednesday night my Tampa Bay Lightning lost Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals to the Washington Capitals, so there will be no Stanley Cup Finals games here in Tampa this year. 🙁 Go Vegas? With the end of the hockey season also came the end of the school year for my daughter. So …

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Time to update that graphic … Cavs win!

Tears. Cleveland is used to that, although for 52 years they’ve been salty. The sports history in that town is more than ready to welcome a new addition. From The Fumble to The Drive to The Shot, there is finally something to hug: The Championship. Unbelievable. For the first time in franchise history, the Cleveland Cavaliers …

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Another spring sports letdown

Usually in May and June I’m watching baseball but this year was different because both my Tampa Bay Lightning and Cleveland Cavaliers were in their respective playoffs, both teams making it all the way to the finals. Unfortunately, a strange pattern emerged as both teams ended up falling short of a championship, losing in 6 …

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Finally a stroke of good luck?

First the Cleveland Browns worked their magic and picked Johnny Manziel (aka, Johnny Football or LeBron James in Cleats?) in the first round (22nd overall). Reports have it that Manziel will be hometown hero Brian Hoyer‘s backup, not the starter, but hopefully this time around picking a quarterback finally works out for the Browns. Then …

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How Sweet (16) it is!

Incredible! By beating #3 Syracuse 55-53 in third round of the 2014 NCAA tournament, my #11 Dayton Flyers are in the Sweet 16 for the first time in 30 years (in 1984 they made it to the Elite Eight)! They will face #10 Stanford on Thursday. GO FLYERS!!