When it comes, it's so, so disappointing

From: Jonathan Yu
To: Ben Howland
cc: Men's Basketball Team
Date: Mar 9, 2007 2:13 AM
Subject: (no subject)


Difficulty: Easy!!!!!!!!!!

– Jon

P.S. Enjoy the trip out east. I hear it's beautiful this time of year.

I can't say what bipolar disorder feels like, but I think being a UCLA sports fan is a good approximation.

The Bruins finally beat USC…and then choke the Emerald Bowl away. They beat Washington State amid overall #1 seed talk…and then limp into the tournament.

Is sustaining prosperity that difficult?


I received the following text message last night:

I am legitimately pissed about a sporting event for the first time since the alds vs the chicago white sox

Ben attended college "university" in Canada and inexplicably adopted UCLA as his NCAA rooting interest. Rory and I are alumni, but he willingly chose to torture himself emotionally!

Of course, he is a lifelong Red Sox fan…