Brian March 3rd, 2009 at 1:33 PM


Torn between some stunning evidence and a desire not to annoy people planning their Sunday around this—of which there are probably thousands—we forge ahead. With something that is most certainly not a Wisconsin liveblog. In fact, it is the precise opposite of a Wisconsin liveblog. We are going to talk about 1950s-era Sri Lankan newspapers, and any other discussion is specifically against my wishes.


Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team on its way to play in the Pakistani city of Lahore.

At least six policemen escorting the team bus were killed, along with a driver. Seven cricketers and an assistant coach were injured.

Pakistani officials said about 12 gunmen were involved and grenades and rocket launchers have been recovered.

You win, 69% of voters who want no Minnesota liveblog. You win.


Moe Greene

March 3rd, 2009 at 1:41 PM ^

So does this mean that the game is an experiment on the link between liveblogs and the probability that we win?

If so, then let's stop liveblogging for the tourney as well.

Oh, and the NCAA, err.... um.... NIT too...


March 3rd, 2009 at 2:14 PM ^

To be fair, i thought the same thing about the usefulness of live blogs until i realized that outside the BTN footprint, most of these games aren't even on.

I can't believe I am going to say this, but woo Comcast in Chicago.


March 3rd, 2009 at 2:26 PM ^

I believe that most, if not all the games, are streamed on justin.tv. The quality isn't great, but it is better than following a liveblog if you are outside of the BTN footprint.


March 3rd, 2009 at 2:25 PM ^

You 69% are screwing the people outside of the BTN footprint who use the liveblog as a way to keep up with the game. I was out of town during the Iowa game after the stream on justin.tv was taken down, and the liveblog was a great complement to the WTKA radio stream (even if I knew from the blog that Stu's shot was going in before I heard he was taking it).


March 3rd, 2009 at 3:40 PM ^

There are signs of a higher power beyond our control here, and I think it has everything to do with Brian's messianic hair stylings. The man is playing with fire. Not flicking matches fire, but burning bushes fire. Running a Michigan sports blog - which we may as well admit goes on par with religious instruction - and donning a JC look. God is not amused.

Maybe the WLA will run the liveblog? Not a lot of evidence to date that God supports the Communist left. And if He liked unicorns, wouldn't there be unicorns?


March 3rd, 2009 at 7:14 PM ^

This admission is good enough for me. I'm sure it will be a splendid dialogue involving creatures of fantasy, Marxism and comments like "that three-ball fell like the Antonov rebels at Tambov..."

Anyway, I think I hear Brian whistling "always look on the bright side of life..." somewhere.


March 3rd, 2009 at 3:50 PM ^

Perhaps those of you who want to liveblog should go get real friends so you can talk to them during the game instead of ruining the mojo for everyone else.

Ninja Football

March 3rd, 2009 at 4:12 PM ^

Ah yes, the old "I have a social life so I'm cooler than you people who hang out on interwebs" being deployed by someone on the interwebs. BRILLIANT!

Perhaps you should learn to talk to your "real" friends and Liveblog at the same to. Like I do. At the bar, where I find this makes me simultaneously geeky and yet cool. Take THAT "I have a real life" guy.


March 3rd, 2009 at 7:05 PM ^

The Sri Lanka government seems to be ready to use their strategic advantage over the last Tamil rebel fighters to murder as many Tamil civilians as possible. Gods below, I hope it doesn't come to that.

Brian, it may very well be the lack of a liveblog that could save tens of thousands of people from being raped and murdered. This is a great thing you're doing. Someone call Amnesty Int'l