Odds and Sods
I'm nervous for this evening. I just hope they play well and represent themselves properly.
The Colts? No. The Saints? Uh-uh. Could care less about the actual game. I'm rooting for The Who.
The Who -- or is it The Two, with just Pete 'n Rog left? -- are my all-time favorite band, but even I admit they're somewhat of an odd choice for the Super Bowl halftime show. I just hope they play well. They are the greatest live act in rock history, although that dates back to the Keith Moon days. I've seen them about 10 times over the past 15 years, and most of the shows have been great. But Roger's voice tends to give out (I'm real worried about the "Won't Get Fooled Again" scream) and the band can sound a bit ragged at times.
We'll see. As for set list, I know they're doing a medley, and I know the songs are "Pinball Wizard", "Won't Get Fooled," "Baba O'Riley" and "Who Are You". (I predicted those four and "My Generation," but that one's not getting played).
My prediction for song order: "Baba", "Who Are You", "Pinball" and "Won't Get Fooled."
Oh, as for UConn: I wouldn't let last night's lackluster win over DePaul worry you any more or less about this season. This team, for better or worse, tends to play better against better opponents, under the bright lights and national TV cameras. I'll even say this: DePaul is long and (somewhat) athletic on defense, which certainly helped make the Huskies look all the more inept offensively. And Will Walker hit some tough, tough shots.
I expect them to play better against Syracuse, though that 2-3 zone might make them look silly. If you're thinking of a big road upset, I'd say the chances are better next week at Villanova.