Went to "The Sound of Music" last night at the Des Moines Civic Center. Always a fun experience to see a play or a show in a large venue like that. I'm always surprised how many people are at those events. Last night was almost a full house. I think the Civic Center seats like 2,500 - 3,000 people so there were probably well over 2,000 people there last night which is impressive on a Thursday night.
I'd never seen the Sound of Music before so I was a little surprised by the actual plot and storyline. Literally the only thing I knew about the original Sound of Music is the picture on the title screen of the movie or VHS tape is a lady spinning around in a dress in a field. That's all I knew about it. So when it the play starts out in a sanctuary and singing in Latin or something, I was a little thrown off. Then the ending is a little darker than I was expecting. It kinda takes a sharp turn in a hurry. Not exactly the happiest ending in the world for a Broadway show with a joyous singing, spinning girl on the promotions
I enjoyed the entire show though. I think I've seen three shows at the Civic Center now in the last couple years so my rankings are currently:
2. The Wizard of Oz
3. The Sound of Music
Since we went to The Sound of Music last night I was unable to catch the Wisconsin game last night. Sounded like that game was something. Following the game recaps on Twitter and Big Ten Network highlights, it looked like a classic old school Wisconsin rock fight. The Badgers get into at least five or six of those a year so it's good get a win out of it when they happen. And it appears that Wisconsin was fairly fortune to walk out of their Nebrasketbrawl with a win last night.
But those are the types of games that worry you about the Badgers in the NCAA Tournament. If Wisconsin would make a deep run in the tournament this year, which they are very capable of doing, you'd imagine there will be at least one game like this during that run. A game where the ball doesn't go in the basket for long stretches of time for each team and the score is in the 20s at halftime, possibly the low 30s. Those games can end up going either way, and unless they've changed the rules of the NCAA Tournament I think one loss like that would eliminate you from the rest of the tournament.
But ultimately, you have to lean on your core guys. Happ, Koenig, and Hayes have all been up and down during certain parts of the years but each has came up clutch during different times of the year as well. Those three are a great trio to ride in the tournament. If we are just going off trios in the NCAA, I'm more than comfortable to push my money to the middle of the table on those three guys.
I've thought this since President Trump won the general election in November but not sure if I've ever posted it in public before. Wanted to make sure this got on the record somewhere.
I'm setting the Over/Under on President Trump's days in office at 1,000 days.
We're less than a month into his Presidency and every day seems like it is some new news story or drama or fight or leak or attack or dispute or whatever. Literally every single day is a battle. I don't know how he keeps this pace up. Then I see this story today in Politico and I just don't know how long he's going to want to last. Now how much truth is actually in that article or if it was just a quick thought or statement by and aide that got stretch into an entire story, I don't know. But that's the type of smoke that would be coming from the fire that I think is burning in the Oval Office right now, so I'm believing it.
I know I have posted this in a previous Three Count but I don't think Trump initially thought he had a realistic shot to win the Presidency. Then he gained some momentum, the Trump Train started humming, and he was full-steam ahead all the way until he reached the White House. Or Trump Towers, wherever he is staying these days. I don't know if he's in it for the long haul, especially if this ends up being more than he thinks he can handle. I think he starts getting even more erratic than he is now and eventually does something to make him purposefully resign from the Presidency.
That may sound crazy but that wouldn't even rank in the Top 5 crazy things that have happened in the past two years of our democracy.