The Monday Morning Power Digest: March 21, 2022
Let's create some shareholder value this week.
Hello, my kings and queens. Welcome to another edition of the Monday Morning Power Digest.
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Spring has sprung.
Unspoken Agreement of the Week
When the temperature gets over 65 degrees in the Midwest, there’s an unspoken agreement that it’s time to head to the nearest patio bar and start slamming IPAs and chicken wings. Best time of the year.
Best Weekends of the Year, ranked:
Memorial Day Weekend
The first weekend it’s over 65 degrees in the Midwest coinciding with the first weekend of March Madness.
Week One of College Football
Fourth of July
Honorable mention: The Masters
70s Country Deep Cut of the Week
State of My Bracket
Busted! Foolishly thought South Dakota State was gonna make a run to the second weekend. Got worked on some parlays. We’ll get ‘em in 2023.
Quick Thought on Mizzou Basketball
More coming this week on Mizzou hiring Dennis Gates, but man. A lot of folks are angry with this hire. It’ll be a hard sell for Mizzou. I share a lot of those frustrations.
Gates is allegedly one of the best talent identifiers in the country, built Cleveland State’s roster through JUCO transfers and landed some monster recruits at FSU, but it seems to be more of the same for Mizzou basketball. Cleveland State was one of the worst teams in D-1 before he showed up and he took them to the tournament in year two. He has the “program builder” tag on him. It’s going to take a lot for people to get behind this hire.
Reconcile by winning.
When you think all effort is useless and everything you’ve been working on was a waste of time, a breakthrough is about to happen. Stay grinding.
Fake Guy Quote of the Week
“You may make it. You may not. But that doesn't matter, Charlie. What matters is that we're here. Look around. Who ever thought we'd make it this far? 1…2…3…Triple Deke. Take your best shot. I believe in you, Charlie. Win or lose.” -Gordon Bombay, The Mighty Ducks (1993)
Zillow House That Would Financially Ruin Me of the Week
Location: Red Hook, NY
Pricetag: $1.35 million
Sq. footage: 2,751
The Hudson River Valley. Man. The finishes on this place are immaculate. I don’t know anything about the Hudson River Valley. They might all be assholes. Don’t care. When you live in a house that looks like it’s straight out of post-revolution America, you kind of can. Walk the grounds, drink expensive coffees, bury my gold at various strategic locations throughout the property for my children to one day dig up after discovering a series of coded clues stashed in loose floorboards and lockboxes.
That breakfast nook looks like it was made for intense arguments among entitled coastal children about the will. Too bad the will is where I end up stashing the first clue to where the gold is buried.
“The secret lies with Charlotte.”
That’s it for this week, kids. Let’s go get ‘em.