Today is the First Day of Spring! NO MORE WINTER ! The Spring Vernal Equinox happens today and Spring officially starts at 12:57pm. The word Equinox in Latin means “equal night”. On this date, days and nights are approximately equal everywhere and the Sun rises and sets due east and West. Today is also when you start seeing signs of warmer weather with flowers starting to bloom, green buds appear on trees, worms emerge from the earth and birds start flying back to their natural habitats. Let’s hope all this is true as most of America has had more than enough Winter!
Today is a big day in college sports … maybe the best sports day of the year! The NCAA Basketball Tournament starts at noon and thousands of people will be glued to their televisions watching games from New York to California. Today is the day when many sports fantastic say, “It’s better than Christmas” and thousands call into work sick! The top seeds are Florida in the South, Virginia in the East, Arizona in the West and Wichita State in the Midwest. Look for upset possibilities with Michigan, Michigan State, Louisville and Villanova. I can’t wait for tip-off!
Michael Smith is a dumb-ass. He thought it would be cool to get a life-sized gun tattooed on his stomach. When Smith takes off his shirt, he tattoo looks like he has a real weapon tucked into his pants. Well, he was at his home and a tree removal service accidently dropped branches into his yard. Smith went outside screaming and yelling and it looked like he had a gun. The tree removal workers called the police and officers armed with assault rifles rushed Smith’s house. After all was said and done, Smith was not charged.
Reports are saying that Mick Jagger’s longtime girlfriend L’Wren Scott was depressed and embarrassed because her fashion company was $7.6-million in debt and she didn’t want to ask Mick for money. The couple was together the past 13 years. The Rolling Stones have postponed the rest of their Australia / New Zealand tour due to Scott’s suicide.
Last but not least …. Starbucks will offer a Chai Tea that will be named after Oprah Winfrey starting April 29 …. After 30 years of work, Great Britain will replace the weighty pound coin with a new twelve-sided coin that will be hard to counterfeit. The coin will be put into circulation in 2017 …. The IRS says that $760-million has not been collected due to failure to file tax returns for 2010. You can still file until April 15 of this year …. Have a great basketball day everybody!