Pizza King pizza for the win!

This afternoon we hung out at home with my parents, ate delicious Pizza King pizza

And watched Michigan Hoops compete in the Battle 4 Atlantis basketball tournament in the Bahamas. Yesterday, unranked Michigan knocked-off #6, North Carolina…

Oddly enough, Michigan beat North Carolina one year ago to the day. On November 28th 2019, the 7th-ranked Wolverines stormed back from an early double-digit deficit to beat the No. 11 Tar Heels 84-67 Wednesday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Michigan forward Ignas Brazdeikis led all scorers with 24 points for the Wolverines.

Today, Michigan was playing #8, Gonzaga in the championship game…

Who has it better than us?! GO BLUE! πŸ˜€γ€½οΈπŸ€πŸ†β€οΈ

Fantasy basketball.

I’m playing Fantasy Basketball again this season…

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I playing eight teams this year. Most of them are starting off the season pretty well so far. But two of my teams are still undefeated five weeks into the season…

Fantasy basketball is pretty dang fun. πŸ˜€πŸ€β€οΈ

Fantasy football 2019.

I’m playing fantasy football again this year…

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I went overboard with the drafts before the season started. I ended up with ten teams this season. The majority of my teams are doing pretty well so far with seven of my ten teams posting winning records. And my team, Giant Foam Fingers is undefeated…

I think fantasy football is so much fun. It makes the football season really interesting and enjoyable, especially when you’re winning. πŸ˜€πŸˆπŸ†β€οΈ

Champions!

This afternoon we drove over to the Westside to find Elder High School…

Our nephew, Liam’s St. Antoninus Jaguars were playing in the GCYL Division I Reserve Football League championship at Elder High School’s “The Pit” Elder Stadium…

Liam’s St. Antoninus team won 28-6, the same score they won by in the semi-final.Β  They won the championship and went undefeated on the season!

Congrats, Liam! πŸ˜€πŸˆβ€οΈ

On our way out of “The Pit,” we saw this terrific Lego replica of the stadium…

Pretty neat.

Are you ready for some football?

This afternoon, we hopped over to St. Bernard to watch our nephew, Liam play in the GCYL Division I Reserve Football League semi-final at Roger Bacon’s Bron Bacevich Memorial Stadium…

Liam’s St. Antoninus team won 28-6! And now they’re moving on to play for the Division I Reserve championship next weekend!

Congrats, Liam! πŸ˜€πŸˆβ€οΈ

Cyclones preseason hockey.

Tonight, there was a Cincinnati Cyclones preseason hockey game against Indy Fuel down at US Bank Arena…

Tickets were only $5 for tonight’s game…

With the cheap tickets, we thought US Bank Arena would be packed. But not so much…

We started tinkering with a new way two camera way to take selfies at events…

We’ll keep working on it…

We left with a little over a minute left in the game…

And the Cyclones would add another goal to win 4-1! It was great to be back at US Bank Arena for the start of another season of Cincinnati Cyclones hockey! πŸ˜€πŸ’β€οΈ

Fantasy baseball 2019.

I played fantasy baseball again this year. I played five teams this season. But I got massively distracted at the beginning of the season with my new job. And didn’t have a lot of time to keep up with my teams. Three of my teams were just terrible beyond repair. But I managed to salvage the season of two of my teams, got them both to a decent 12-9 record and willed them both into the winner’s bracket of the playoffs as the fourth seeds.

So now it’s playoff time for fantasy baseball. My Team Angry Bears were pitted against the one seed in the bracket, Yankees Camargo. And all three times I played Yankees Camargo during the regular season, I lost.

But this time in the playoffs, when it mattered the most, I finally beat them…

And that’s pretty dang awesome. On to the championship!

Unfortunately, my Team Action Autodraft team lost in the first round, and will now be playing for third place. πŸ˜€βšΎοΈπŸ†β€οΈΒ 

Thanks, Timehop.

These popped up in my Timehop this morning…

Oh, the good old days of FC Cincinnati Orlando City B in the USL. I miss those days. And four years ago, we stopped for milkshakes on our way up to Michigan

Also, look how little Violette and Edgerton used to be. Thanks for the memories, Timehop. πŸ˜€πŸ¦•β€οΈ

FC Cincinnati versus Toronto FC.

This evening our FC Cincinnati played host to Michael Bradley’s Toronto FC. But first, we stopped at Mac’s Pizza Pub for their special $5 matchday pizza…

And I wanted a grilled cheeses with some waffle fries…

And when we were done eating, we walked over to Nippert Stadium to watch our FC|C play those hosers from up north…

Jozy Altidore didn’t play in this match. I’m not even sure if he traveled with the team to Cincinnati. And that’s fine. I’ve always thought that he wasΒ really overrated. We saw him play against the Crew in Columbus. And he was just as underwhelming in person as he is with the national team.

But even terribly overrated players can scorch you when they’re left totally unmarked just outside of the 18. Like when FC|C was playing Toronto up in Canadia.Β 

Here we go…

There were fans at Nippert who booed every time Michael Bradley touched the ball. I found it to be incredibly disrespectful with all he’s done on the USMNT. I think he’s one of the better, more consistent players that our national team has had lately…

And FC Cincinnati lost 5-1. It’s just been painful.

We grabbed an Uber back to Northside Tavern for a drink…

And then we came home and walked the dogs…

It was a pretty fun evening if you take out the 5-1 loss. πŸ˜€πŸ•πŸ₯ͺ⚽️🍺❀️

Topgolf West Chester.

Early this afternoon, we drove out to the suburbs to check outΒ Topgolf West Chester

I haven’t swung a golf club in a really long time…

So this should be interesting…

Topgolf is pretty amazing and has a full-service bar and restaurant…

We shared a hitting bay with Cleve and Alyssa…

They have a whole bunch of different games you can play. We just played their signature Topgolf game where you score points by hitting your golf ball into any target assigned using Topgolf’s microchip technology…

The more accurate your shot and the farther the distance, the more points you earn…

It was really fun. During a game, each person got to hit 20 balls. While we were playing, we also ate lunch. We had some cheese curds…

Genifer had this turkey wrap…

And I had this short rib grilled cheeses…

Our lunch was delicious. AndΒ Topgolf is so much fun.Β It’s a little on the pricey side but still a whole bunch of fun. We’ll definitely be back very soon for more Topgolf.Β πŸ˜€β›³οΈβ€οΈ