Monday, March 30, 2009

Weekend Update


-The Final Four is set. UNC punched their ticket by defeating OU, they will face Villanova who won a game for the ages against Pittsburgh on Saturday. The other National Semifinal will feature Michigan State, after their bracket busting (at least for me) victory over Louisville, and UConn. The Huskies defeated Mizzou to advance to the Final Four. C'Mon UConn!! They are my only hope left for any profit from this year's tournament.

-Tiger, Tiger Woods y'all! He's baaaaaaaack! Tiger returned to his winning ways with a one shot victory at Bay Hill this weekend. Woods rolled in a 12 footer for birdie on the 18th hole to capture his first victory of the 2009 season. I can't wait for the Masters to start in 2 weeks.

-Jimmie Johnson turned left better than anyone on Sunday. Unfortuantely Paul Menard took 25th, and did not win me any money. Oh well!


-Got $150 million to spare? if so you can buy Candy Spelling's manor in Los Angeles. It's only got 56,000 square feet, and is compared to a mid-sized hotel. Of course you will need the army of gardeners and security personnel. But don't worry you can unwind in one of the multiple pools, or screening room. Athletic? Well then hit the tennis court. Maybe my bracket should have done better.

-Rapper T.I. was sentenced to 1 year and 1 day in jail on weapons charges. T.I. purchased some machine guns and some silencers. Apparently he grabbed those along with some bread and milk on the way home. Peace out T.I., peace out!

-Monster's vs Aliens captured the weekend box office title by raking in $58.2 million. Click the link to check the rest of the box office numbers for the weekend.


-General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner has resigned at the request of the Obama administration. GM, and Chrysler were both given failing grades by Obama after they received $17.4 billion in tax payer bailout money. Both companies will have 30 and 60 days respectively to show to the President that they can turn it around before they receive any more bailout money.

-This is going to be a big week on Wall Street. After a few weeks of gains, giving investors hope that the economy is starting to turn around a new batch of reports will come out reporting how the unemployment rates and other related numbers are doing. If the reports show that there were fewer jobs lost in the last month it could be a sign to investors that the economy is turning around, and stocks may shoot up. It will be worth keeping an eye on.

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