I came of age as a basketball player in the Johnny Wooden era. All those banners with a peerless moral leader of the old school like Johnny Wooden simply put UCLA on another level for me. And they’ve been there most of these years. So, I’m cheering for the Bruins tomorrow night. Johnny Wooden created a standard that will perhaps never again be reached by any NCAA basketball team. The present team is one of the best defensive teams I’ve ever seen. Ferocious defense.
On commercials in the NCAA Women’s tourney… Harley paid too much money, because I’ve seen that commercial WAAAAAAAAAY too many times; the Orbitz commercial is corny, and looks like something out of Star Trek’s early years; the cell phone commercial, with just a touch of variety, is still fine.