Thursday, March 30, 2006

Today It All Begins...

Howdy from the land of Cheesesteak,
The last 36 hours have been grueling. No sleep. On the road. I'm recovered after getting some quality hotel room shuteye... I drove out to Philadelphia expecting a traffic zoo because of the size of the city. As I drove down I-95, it occured to me that I'm only a short drive away from Baltimore and Washington DC... I got in the hotel about 11 this morning and fell asleep a short while later. I was awakened by a phone call by a player. He said that he and his roommates overslept and missed the team bus that took the players to the ice rink for practice. I don't even remember getting dressed but was on auto pilot as I took the guys over to rink in my car. I was barely conscious but fractured a speed law or two and got them there in time for the practice. But our coach was livid. He was ready to send them home on a greyhound bus. He couldn't believe that they would be so irresponsible. He was furious... but the other players interceded for the guys that missed the team bus and the coach relented... I don't know if they will be benched for the tournament opener today against Syracuse, but at least they'll still remain here in Philly... Well, today everything begins... We play Syracuse today, Connecticut on Saturday, and Twin Cities (from Minnesota), on Sunday... We'll see what happens after that. Right now, first things first... I'm poopin' pickles thinking about Syracuse... I'll worry about the rest later...

2 comments:

Riccie said...

Glad to know you made it safely. Good luck tonight.

Jackson said...

lol poopin pickles huh. :)