The Opposite of Booyah

Sadly, the big basketball game went the way everyone expected. Which is to say that we lost. Badly. Indiana 83 — JMU 62. Ouch!

As it happens, my former academic home, Kansas State University, also lost. This one was a big upset, since, despite being the 4th seed, they lost to 13th seed La Salle. So, a bad day all around.

In more important sporting news, at the halfway point of the event, Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian have a big lead over the pack in the big chess tournament to determine the next challenger for the World Championship. The action is happening in London. The chess has actually been unusually exciting, but has the press taken any notice? Of course not! It’s all basketball this and brackets that. Sigh.