Wow - another great article from the Sports Guy, ESPN.com Page 2's Bill Simmons. This time he's talking about sports movies on DVD, and, as usual, he has a great sense of humor about things. Also, if you're still looking to get me (or somebody like me) something for Christmas, check out Simmons' ideas and I'm sure you'll make somebody quite happy this holiday season. I think I'd enjoy that Lee Mazzilli book.
I wasn't really joking when I told people the university hands you an eviction notice with your diploma. "Congrats! Now get out." The university doesn't do this for everyone, of course, just those of us who live in student housing. I lived in Smiley Court for more than 9 years, longer than I've lived anywhere other than the house I grew up in. It was home, and home can be hard to leave. Admittedly, the apartment had gotten a bit cramped. It was tight from the start, since I was downsizing from a two-bedroom apartment into a one-bedroom. Adding an extra bicycle and a few hundred books along the way didn't help. The apartment was also miserably hot in the summer, with south- and west-facing brick walls and a location on the top floor. Even with a small air conditioner wedged in the too-small windows, running all day, the temperatures could get over 85 degrees and stay that way past midnight. So it wasn't perfect. But then again, it had this view: