Hello Tennis Fans,
I apologize for being MIA from Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. There were contractual difficulties between the producer and the star host (myself), and now that I got my six-figure contract, we won't have to worry about it anymore!
Well, a lot has happened since the last edition. We played Virginia (March 8) and Duke (March 11) at home which both resulted in tough 4-3 losses.
We then went to California for Spring Break, and it was quite entertaining and enjoyable. We visited the "Bubble" in Orange County, and for those of you who don't know what it is, it is better known as Newport Beach, the home of Garrett "G-Unit" Snyder. I have never seen so many beautiful people and $100K cars before. The people of Newport Beach live in an exclusive and secluded part of California and they tend to think that it is summer all year round.
The beach was quite "gnarly" and the Newporter's were doing some surfing and skimboarding because the "surf was up, bro." Garrett was riding some 6-8 ft. waves and thinking he was so cool because he was back home in Cali wearing his board shorts and sporting his perfectly gelled spiked-up hair. If you ever go to Cali, make sure you get yourself the latest edition of "Spys." They are Cali sunglasses that have "bling bling" on the sides. If you are not sure what they look like, just keep an eye out for the G-man wearing his Spy 2005s.
Aside from the free time that we had, we actually did play some tennis. We played the Anteaters of UC-Irvine (March 16) and won 5-2. We were also scheduled to play USC on Friday (March 18), but the match was cancelled because of bad weather.
We are back on the court today (March 30) against St. Edward's and UTSA. We then travel to Oklahoma to play OSU and OU this weekend for the start of conference play.
Let's now go back to talking a little more about Garrett.
A few quality life lessons he has learned in college are: (1) Michael Schumacher is not blind; (2) spaghetti, that does not initially fit the boiling pot, does not need to be cut with scissors; and (3) when Garrett orders wings at a restaurant and the waitress/waiter asks him, "How do you want your wings?" he won't reply, "Cooked?"
Also, if you are looking to buy cookies n' cream Promax bars, don't bother looking for them in Austin because Garrett has already consumed 17 boxes since Aug. 24 and has gained a mere 1.326 pounds.
Finally, one last story about Garrett that is too good to leave out is the time we went to get into an ice bath in the training room. The ice bath fits a few people and we are supposed to stay in there for 15 minutes to refresh our muscles and help prevent injury. While getting out, Garrett reached into his pockets and pulled out his frozen keys, soggy wallet and water filled phone all while having a priceless confused look on his face!
Till next time,