Hey, we do a daily thread and sometimes it happens every day!
Today in Bull: Nothing :(, though John tells me UB students don't actually have today off? That's strange
Yesterday's News: After moving through the first four games with some newfound defensive responsibility, Softball gave up a big inning in their weekend finale. Wrestling capped off a great weekend with a big win over Northern Illinois. From Saturday, Women's Tennis rolled through Niagara. John and I got together for a podcast, as we do.
From the Fanshots: Kyle Akins entered the Coaches' National Rankings at 125 pounds, and he's also #28 in the RPI.
On the Docket: Monday, Monday. Last week we actually had a full Monday, today we don't. Still catching up from the weekend, I'll have something on Track and Field. Maybe we'll have something for basketball.
Elsewhere: I hope that the Supreme Court is nonpartisan enough to not set off Bull Run's "no politics" filter, because Ruth Bader Ginsburg's tribute to Antonin Scalia is too good not to share:
Toward the end of the opera Scalia/Ginsburg, tenor Scalia and soprano Ginsburg sing a duet: "We are different, we are one," different in our interpretation of written texts, one in our reverence for the Constitution and the institution we serve. From our years together at the D.C. Circuit, we were best buddies. We disagreed now and then, but when I wrote for the Court and received a Scalia dissent, the opinion ultimately released was notably better than my initial circulation. Justice Scalia nailed all the weak spotsâthe "applesauce" and "argle bargle"âand gave me just what I needed to strengthen the majority opinion. He was a jurist of captivating brilliance and wit, with a rare talent to make even the most sober judge laugh. The press referred to his "energetic fervor," "astringent intellect," "peppery prose," "acumen," and "affability," all apt descriptions. He was eminently quotable, his pungent opinions so clearly stated that his words never slipped from the reader's grasp.
Justice Scalia once described as the peak of his days on the bench an evening at the Opera Ball when he joined two Washington National Opera tenors at the piano for a medley of songs. He called it the famous Three Tenors performance. He was, indeed, a magnificent performer. It was my great good fortune to have known him as working colleague and treasured friend.
The NBA All-Star Game doesn't have defense, but you should expect that.