It was a big treat to go to the Rutgers Athletic Centre and see RU vs. #1 UCONN … although the scarlet knights lost 75-74 to be in a packed house with 8,044 fans was wicked fun. I need to see more games ….
I would also love to Rutgers play as well on the road .. on a neutral site Conn wins by 10-15 at Gampel prob. by 20+ …
If Rutgers can play this well on the road they are a borderline NCAA team… More then likely though this Scarlet Knights Squad is NIT bound.
RU does have a huge matchup versus Providence (#25) this weekend … It might be even tougher then UCONN following Providence’s last second loss to Texas … If Rutgers can win though they would be 1-2 in conference with a relatively easy game vs. Monmouth coming up.
I hope everyone is enjoying their year so far. I did see “In America” on Tuesday and its quite good ***1/2 … The acting was terrific especially from the kids and its a very nice tearjerker kind of film …. I actually liked “The Last Samurai” and “Big Fish” much better. This despite Samurai’s very middling reviews … I found it a fun Samurai epic actually far better then “Dances With Wolves” … I would give Samurai ****
“Big Fish” is simply marvelous… It is a story of “Fish tales”, Tall tales by a larger then life southern story teller and his on not knowing the truth but hearing only the stories .. A brillant picture incredibly well acted by Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, etc…. I recommend it very highly ****1/2 … the only movies I have liked better this year (2003 releases) are American Splendor and Lord of the Rings which are both ***** movies in my mind.
b good and stay warm … ecq