1. Notre Dame over Oklahoma
Prior to Saturday night, I was in the camp of not knowing what to make of Notre Dame. As I'd mentioned in previous posts, I was surprised at how much success they've had this year, but I also felt like they were going to be in over their heads against Oklahoma. Watching that game, I realized it was the exact opposite. Notre Dame executed well on both sides of the ball and they were the more physical team. And for the first time I can remember, I sat there thinking, "Wow. Notre Dame looks really athletic." It would figure if they come out next week and get upset by Pitt, but I really don't see them having a chance at losing until they play USC to end the season. At the beginning of the year, who'd have thought the game between the Irish and USC would have national championship implications for one team and that Notre Dame would be the team? Stunning.
2. Ben & Jerry's Greek Frozen Yogurt - Blueberry Vanilla Graham
I've been wanting to try the frozen yogurt by Ben & Jerry's for a long time, and I finally tried one of the flavors yesterday. The Blueberry Vanilla Graham was amazing! Seriously, Ben & Jerry's - shut up! I don't like most types of greek yogurt because I think it's too tart and frankly, it sucks...but this was excellent. The blueberries were a little tart but you could really taste the graham cracker crumb mixed into the yogurt, which made me feel like I was eating a frozen version of a blueberry cheesecake. It's probably not any healthier than regular ice cream, but I don't care because it tasted better than most flavors of regular ice cream I've had.
3. James Harden traded to the Houston Rockets.
I'll admit that I'm a bandwagon Oklahoma City Thunder fan and I think Kevin Durant is outstanding. But, the one thing I didn't like about OKC was the fact that James Harden was on the roster. The "Fear the Beard" thing is ridiculous and it's incredible to think Harden now has an Olympic Gold Medal - especially because I think I contributed as much to the team as he did. I think Harden is a guy who is selfish, plays out of control, and made a name for himself coming off the bench - meaning he wasn't facing the other team's best players. Harden was also the beneficiary of playing with two of the most explosive offensive players in the league, who commanded most of the attention of the defense. Now that he'll be The Man in Houston, everyone will get a chance to see how great a player Harden actually is...or not.