My plan was to blog one last time from up in the air. Contintental isn't as "up with the times" as American Airlines I guess. Instead of wireless internet, they offered us the movie Planet 51 (Yea, I forgot about that movie too) and a turkey dog wrapped in croissant. Although it nearly made up for no internet, it wasn't the same.
I spent the daytime driving around San Francisco getting lost (on purpose). I eventually made it to the Golden Gate Bridge and worked my way back around through the city. I took turns I shouldn't have, I disregarded any signs, I felt like a chicken with my head cut off, but it was well worth it. I felt like I saw a lot of the city I would never think to look. Then I had to get back to the Bay Bridge and head on over the Haas Pavilion one last time.
The Lady Bears looked like a team pretty comfortable with the Bay Area. There's even talk to rename it the Bay(lor) Area. Three and oh this year at Berkeley. Baylor jumped out to a 10 zip lead and never looked back. Even with Brittney Griner sitting on the bench, Baylor was sharp enough to maintain the lead. That's good news, although they definitely won't have the luxury of that in the next round. But as Coach Mulkey said, the defense was beautiful. Fourteen blocks from Griner highlighted that effort, and even if she gets half that many, it's still going to be a solid performance. Off to Memphis now for Baylor, and the rematch they've been waiting for. The Lady Vols are playing lights out now, so Baylor needs to take their game to the next level to have a shot. Good thing they have a week to prepare, they'll need every second of it.
Overall, I had a great time in the Bay(lor) Area. First time that far west, and it was fun every minute. This Lady Bears team is fun to be around, but when it comes time, they are all business on the court. They definitely have the potential to pull off the upset Saturday, so here's to the underdogs!