by John Walters
They’ve been waiting for Paige Bueckers’ arrival in Storrs, Conn., for nearly four years. Last night showed why.
Bueckers has been a highly coveted recruit for Geno Auriemma since her 8th grade year in Minnetonka, Minn. The Huskies, meanwhile, have not won a national championship since 2016, equaling their longest drought (2005-2008) since they began cutting down nets in 1995.
On Monday night No. 2 UConn hosted No. 1 South Carolina and Bueckers drained a game-high 31 points, the last three in overtime, above. Bueckers now has back-to-back-to-back 30-point games for the Huskies, the first Connecticut freshman ever to do so.
And she did so last night off that bucket in overtime.
I thought this was fascinating, coming as it does from someone who, credit to him, launched his own media empire and is worth tens of millions of dollars, if not more. There’s something lovely about him still being such a fan and at the same time something incredibly naive.
Here, Kitty Kitty
This is cool and you’ll love it. If you’re patient.
You may have noticed that I post more fun tweets lately and go on fewer dystopian rants than I used to. Part of that is the Lloyd Braun (“Serenity now!”) in me emerging, part is the relief that we’re (mostly) done with Trump, part is that I’m just plain very busy. Doing what, exactly, I cannot say, but I feel very busy.
Musk-Have Currency: Bitcoin
So last week we took down our position in Riot Blockchain (RIOT) by 80% and were planning to go back in somewhat, a little toe dip, on Monday morning. Then Elon Musk blows our cover with a pre-opening bell report that he’d invested $1.5 BILLION in Bitcoin.
So while, yes, we profited, we had to chase the tail of the dragon to catch up. As soon as Musk announced that monstrous Bitcoin investment, plus the intention to begin accepting Bitcoin as payment for Tesla vehicles, the value of Bitcoin roared more than 10% upward. Our little side play, RIOT, jumped by 40% on Monday.
So what’s next? Not sure, but the passing of the stimulus package suggests that more of those ungrateful millennials will not only be spending their unemployment cash but also their stimulus dough on investments, and GameStop is literally so last week. So might they not piggyback on Elon’s strategy? Stay tuned.
Two weeks ago you could’ve bought RIOT for below $18. This morning it opens at $36.
Yes, It’s The Hollies, Frankie Avalon and Giant NFL Cut-outs
I mean, yes, I was around in the 1960s, but I don’t remember any of it. I expect my days in the 2060s, should I be so lucky, will be much the same.