Happy Thursday to all of you peeps out there in ’PRB-land.
As I sit here at my perch listening to Howard Jones’s “No One is to Blame” (lame, I know, but ’tis truly a good song), I’m pondering what do I do once Princeton’s basketball season is over. You’re probably asking yourself right now, “Does this schmuck have a life?” Yes, I do, but as a sportscaster, I always fear the end of a sports season. After covering a team for five months, the end of the season feels like leaving a loved one and not seeing him/her for a long time. You miss it, but you eventually learn to adapt to the changes. This year is no different than all the ones that came before it.
Fortunately for this broadcaster—and you the listening audience—there are three more contests before the curtain drops on the 2007-2008 Princeton Tiger basketball season. This Friday, March 7, the Tigers host Columbia. On Saturday, March 8, Princeton takes on Cornell at Jadwin Gymnasium. Both of those games tip off at 7:30 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, with broadcasts beginning at 7:10 P.M. at 103.3 FM and at wprb.com. The season finale will be played this coming Tuesday, March 11, at Jadwin against the Penn Quakers. The pre-game show begins on WPRB at 6:40 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time with the tip coming at 7:00.
Although basketball season is coming to an end, this sports enthusiast still has much to keep himself occupied over the next several months. Baseball season—college and professional—is now under way (cue up Mike Ditka’s rendition of “Take Me out to the Ballgame”), lacrosse season is in full swing, and—most importantly—SOFTBALL SEASON IS STARTING! Now I can don the blue shirt (or red or green, depending on the beer league) and perform my other favorite job. Other than the temperature here in Princeton, everything is in place for spring to commence.
That said, notice how italicized the words “standard” and “daylight” in the paragraph preceding the last. For those of you that may not have realized, Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday (March 9). This has been a sticking point for me after the congressional act extending DST took effect last year. Why in the world is “Summer Time” beginning in the winter? Please Congress, throw me a bone here. Do you really think this is really going to save energy or do anything else relevant for the United States? Didn’t think so. Can we just move the beginning of DST to the first Sunday of April and its end to the last Sunday of October?
Now that I’ve gotten that off of my chest, here is the list of sports and other special broadcasts coming to WPRB in the next ten days. All games can be heard on 103.3 FM and at wprb.com.
Friday, March 7—Special Edition of No, You’re under Arrest w/ Diana (1:00 P.M. EST)
Friday, March 7—Princeton Men’s Basketball vs. Columbia (7:10 P.M. EST)
Saturday, March 8—Princeton Men’s Lacrosse vs. Virginia (11:40 A.M. EST)
Saturday, March 8—Princeton Men’s Basketball vs. Cornell (7:10 P.M. EST)
Tuesday, March 11—Princeton Men’s Basketball vs. Penn (6:40 P.M. EDT)
Friday, March 14—Princeton Men’s Ice Hockey vs. TBD (Game 1, ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals, 7:00 P.M. EDT)
Saturday, March 15—Princeton Men’s Lacrosse vs. Hofstra (2:10 P.M. EDT)
Saturday, March 15—Princeton Men’s Ice Hockey vs. TBD (Game 2, ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals, 7:00 P.M. EDT)
Sunday, March 16—Princeton Men’s Ice Hockey vs. TBD (Game 3—if necessary—ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals, 7:00 P.M. EDT)
So what have we learned this week? Sports is family, spring isn’t always warm, and Howard Jones can get you through writing a blog. Until next week, my friends, take care and don’t hurt yourselves.
And don’t forget to turn your clocks back Saturday night.