Monday, March 17, 2008

Why don't we do it where?

Somehow, SIU was invited to participate in the NIT tournament.  While they did finish 3rd in the Missouri Valley Conference, they also managed to pile up 14 losses.  I'm happy they're in, but I don't necessarily think they played to their potential this season.  That said, the Salukis will host OK State tomorrow in the first round of the tourney, and the game will be broadcast on ESPN2 at 8pm--during workshop.  

The Cubs have a Friday Spring Training game on the 21st against the Rockies at 3pm on ESPN2 and another against the Brew Crew the following Thursday at 2pm on WGN.  I'll be at work during both of these games.  

Now, I happen to spend way too much time in front of the TV, and the worst part is that I don't even really like most of the shit that I end up watching.  There are the reruns of shows that I've already seen twenty times, sports and news and sports-news shows, Billy Mays infomercials, home shopping networks (they're hilarious, trust me), and then there's this.  I saw it on channel 14 one day when doing the "flip-through."  Here's the video in case you didn't click the link.

When something does come on that I would like to watch, it happens to be when I'm not around a TV.  These basketball and baseball games aren't more important than my classes or work, not in the least bit.  If they were, I'd just skip them [classes and work].  But I don't because I know my priorities.  My point is that I need to turn off the TV more often.  This weekend, I watched less TV than usual.  I got a lot of reading done.  This is a good start.  Wasting my time watching "cough safe" and sales shows hasn't really done any good.


Diana said...

I too have a sickness for TV only reality shows, especially the ones with celebrities (Scott Baio is 45 and Single, Rock of Love 1 & 2, Flavor of Love, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Pinski, etc.) I also cannot get enough of America's Next Top Model and I pretty much hate Tyra Banks.

DeWolf said...

Is it just me, or is Bret Michaels the prettiest woman on Rock of Love 2?

Diana said...

He's a pretty pretty such a pretty such a pretty rock star. Is it just me or are this season's women even SKANKIER than last's?

As if that could even be possible.

I am watching Erin Moran's weigh-in on Celebrity Fit Club right now; next up is Dustin Diamond (actor, Saved by the Bell.)