Womhoops Guru

Mel Greenberg covered college and professional women’s basketball for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he worked for 40 plus years. Greenberg pioneered national coverage of the game, including the original Top 25 women's college poll. His knowledge has earned him nicknames such as "The Guru" and "The Godfather," as well as induction into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Greetings from Indy

By Mel Greenberg

So here we are in the home of the NCAA, the Indy 500, and for the next week, headquarters for the Women's Final Four.

Judging by the amount of reaction to these posts to date let me say, "hello to everyone back in the office," the reason being that they might be the only folks who have figured out how to link these reports.

In a few short hours, already, we have learned this is a town where they turn up the heat, bring on the rain, welcome you to heaven and then schedule game starts that are designed to put you through hell -- really.

It was 70 degrees when the plane touched down on the runway, so we were told, and it was 10 p.m.

An hour later after settling into the local environs, a bellman from the neighboring hotel, which is where the Women's Basketball Coaches Association is sequestered, mentioned that a major storm was going to tear through the area in the next 20 minutes.

At the time, the sky was clear and the moon was shinning brightly.

However, several minutes later in our hotel, we heard a rumble and sure enough it was downpour city. But then again, there has always been a suspicion that the NCAA and the great maker were in collusion with each other, especially when it comes to legislative matters.

The first materials available to suggest restaurants during our stay were featuring Indian and Asian food. And I thought we were in the Midwest, not the Far East.

By the way, the view from our hotel window is rather scenic. We can see clear across an open space and can gaze in the short distance at a neighboring hotel whose name begins with H. No that one.

That one, associated with Paris and Nicky, is off to the left. Over to the right is a large concrete multi-level parking lot to serve the RCA Dome where the games will be played.

The company may have its roots in Camden, N.J., but don't expect Little Nipper to perform at halftime of any of the games.

This is considered the "'tweener Final Four" among the social set at these events --not raucous as last year's wild doings in New Orleans and the calm before next year's parties when Boston is the host city.

Our hotel is pretty posh but far less expensive than the headquarters last year in New Orleans.

It is always interesting to get the lay of the building when the bellman delivers the luggage to your room.

He offered a medium discourse on the nuances of the in-room vending machine, mentioning that breathing on any of the items in the cabinet/refrigerator will set off the computer to put charges on the hotel bill.

Of course what is fascinating is that down the hall on the other side of the elevator is a soda machine with bottles instead of cans for half the price of the in-room collection.

The exciting news is that our satellite radio transmitter (the brand with the X instead of the S) is once again receiving an excellent signal.

Upon setting up for the week's operation, there's enough wires and chargers along with this laptop in the room that may cause the maid to go running to Homeland Security in the morning.

Multi-media entertainment is a must on a trip like this so it's nice to choose between DVD, Ipod, or radio, and, oh yeah, on occasion, the television set.

Here's a shout to Katie from Nike, who claims to have been ignored in email reports during the season -- at least that was her claim in the sports bar next door.

Tomorrow, or later today considering the hour, the teams begin arriving and we'll have something more meaningful to say.

Until then,

-- Mel

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

www.getipodsforfree.com has this cool thing where if you just sign up and do an offer, you can get a free ipod

7:29 AM  
Anonymous .com dvd show tv said...

Hi Friend! You have a great blog over here!
Please accept my compliments and wishes for your happiness and success!
If you have a moment, please take a look at my .com dvd show tv site.
Have a great day!

12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes! Finally something about how to 69 camaro 4 speed console assembly manual.


Feel free to surf to my web site gobookface.com

12:56 AM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 08.18
chanel handbags, gucci handbags, longchamp outlet, true religion outlet, nike air max, replica watches, oakley sunglasses, louboutin uk, prada outlet, coach outlet, burberry factory outlet, true religion outlet, nike free, ralph lauren outlet, nike outlet, ralph lauren polo, ray ban sunglasses, michael kors, tory burch outlet, michael kors outlet, michael kors handbags, michael kors outlet online, michael kors outlet store, longchamp outlet, true religion outlet, michael kors outlet online, louboutin shoes, cheap jordans, tiffany jewelry, kate spade, kate spade outlet, coach outlet store online, oakley sunglasses, longchamp bags, burberry outlet, coach outlet, coach purses, prada handbags, ray ban sunglasses, christian louboutin, tiffany jewelry, oakley sunglasses, christian louboutin, nike air max

8:46 PM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

nike roshe run pas cher, nike trainers uk, new balance, nike blazer pas cher, nike air max uk, hollister uk, sac guess pas cher, ray ban uk, michael kors, nike air max, timberland pas cher, mulberry uk, lunette oakley pas cher, longchamp soldes, lululemon outlet, nike roshe uk, hogan sito ufficiale, hermes pas cher, louboutin pas cher, nike air max pas cher, converse, longchamp pas cher, abercrombie and fitch, north face pas cher, michael kors outlet online, polo lacoste pas cher, nike free pas cher, nike air max uk, lunette ray ban pas cher, north face uk, nike air huarache, nike air force, vanessa bruno pas cher, ralph lauren pas cher, polo ralph lauren uk, jordan pas cher, vans pas cher, burberry pas cher, abercrombie and fitch UK, longchamp uk, nike free, nike tn pas cher, michael kors uk

8:47 PM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

vans scarpe, hollister clothing, celine handbags, timberland boots, soccer jerseys, instyler ionic styler, p90x workout, converse, mac cosmetics, north face outlet, beats by dre, louboutin, herve leger, iphone cases, oakley, new balance shoes, babyliss pro, mcm handbags, chi flat iron, lululemon outlet, ghd hair, giuseppe zanotti, salvatore ferragamo, nike air max, polo ralph lauren, nike roshe run, nfl jerseys, soccer shoes, abercrombie, softball bats, hollister, nike air max, hermes handbags, jimmy choo outlet, insanity workout, valentino shoes, abercrombie and fitch, north face outlet, reebok outlet, wedding dresses, vans outlet, bottega veneta, mont blanc, asics running shoes

8:48 PM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

vans scarpe, hollister clothing, celine handbags, timberland boots, soccer jerseys, instyler ionic styler, p90x workout, converse, mac cosmetics, north face outlet, beats by dre, louboutin, herve leger, iphone cases, oakley, new balance shoes, babyliss pro, mcm handbags, chi flat iron, lululemon outlet, ghd hair, giuseppe zanotti, salvatore ferragamo, nike air max, polo ralph lauren, nike roshe run, nfl jerseys, soccer shoes, abercrombie, softball bats, hollister, nike air max, hermes handbags, jimmy choo outlet, insanity workout, valentino shoes, abercrombie and fitch, north face outlet, reebok outlet, wedding dresses, vans outlet, bottega veneta, mont blanc, asics running shoes

8:49 PM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

uggs outlet, juicy couture outlet, swarovski uk, uggs on sale, uggs outlet, pandora uk, ray ban, sac louis vuitton, uggs on sale, louis vuitton, louis vuitton uk, marc jacobs, supra shoes, replica watches, ugg uk, hollister, sac louis vuitton, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, lancel, pandora jewelry, montre pas cher, links of london uk, karen millen uk, louis vuitton, pandora charms, louis vuitton outlet, uggs on sale, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, doke & gabbana, converse shoes outlet, bottes ugg pas cher, coach outlet, swarovski jewelry, louis vuitton outlet online, louis vuitton, thomas sabo uk, ugg pas cher, wedding dresses uk, toms shoes, louis vuitton outlet, gucci, juicy couture outlet, louis vuitton handbags
ninest123 08.18

8:49 PM  
Blogger mmjiaxin said...

asics,asics israel,asics shoes,asics running shoes,asics israel,asics gel,asics running,asics gel nimbus,asics gel kayano
louis vuitton handbags outlet
michael kors outlet online
cheap football shirts
beats by dre
dallas cowboys
true religion canada
fitflop sale
ralph lauren outlet
soccer jerseys wholesale
kobe 9
thomas sabo outlet
cheap nfl jersey
cyber monday 2015
oakley sunglasses
fred perry polo shirts
ugg outlet online
michael kors uk
michael kors outlet
tiffany and co
mm1125

10:51 PM  
Blogger 艾丰 said...

jianbin1203
michael kors online outlet
wedding dresses
michael kors handbags
uggs on sale
ugg clearance
tods shoes
bottega veneta outlet online
uggs outlet
links of london uk
replica watches
nike shoes
arizona cardinals
mont blanc
lululemon outlet store
miami dolphins
basketball shoes
cleveland cavaliers
michael kors handbags,michael kors outlet,michael kors,kors outlet,michael kors outlet online,michael kors outlet online sale,michael kors handbags clearance,michael kors purses,michaelkors.com,michael kors bags,michael kors shoes,michaelkors,cheap michael kors
michael kors outlet online
salomon speedcross 3
abercrombie fitch
iphone cases
cheap oakley sunglasses
louis vuitton uk
nike huarache
woolrich clothing
celine outlet online
ralph lauren,ralph lauren uk,ralph lauren outlet,ralph lauren outlet online,polo ralph lauren outlet,ralph lauren polo
oakley outlet online
tory burch sandals
indianapolis colts
soccer jerseys,cheap soccer jerseys,cheap soccer jerseys for sale,soccer jersey,usa soccer jersey,football jerseys
ugg boots

9:10 PM  
Blogger SAMY HASSAN said...


Impressive article dude
http://www.kuwait.prokr.net/
http://www.emirates.prokr.net/

8:18 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home