Ok, after spending most of a Sunday sitting inside and either doing cases or watching sports, here are a few things I think I think:
- A quick analogy: black and white is to color as color is to HDTV. The more I watch sports in HD the more I realize how incredible it is. Jie and I went and had dinner with another couple on Friday while a few sectionmates of mine actually sat at our place to watch the baseball game on our TV. Is it worth it to go through all that trouble to watch in HD versus SD? Yes it is.
- The Astros are really pulling it together. Today a guy on The Sports Reporters was wondering if the Cards could grow up the way the Red Sox did last year after being shut down by the Yankees two years ago. I thought the reference would be more appropriate to the Astros, who were within one run of the Series in Game 6 last year and then lost two straight games. Here’s to hoping they can get there this year, now they only need one win in the next three games.
- The Houston Texans can’t catch a break. They’re down 14-3 in Seattle when Jerry DeLoach forces a fumble and a Texans linebacker scoops it up for what would be an easy touchdown. The problem? The ref ruled no fumble and whistled the play dead, rendering it unreviewable. To add insult to injury, the announcers don’t even bother discussing the fact that the replay shows an obvious fumble.
- I’m not as useless with tools as I think I am. Our cheapo Ikea cabinet has been falling apart lately, and I was too lazy to do something about it until the bottom three drawers finally became unusable on Friday. Today I took it apart, basically fixed all the shelves, and then put it back together. Not bad for a sick days work.