Drive and Dish was established in March of 2007. In our ten years of existence, we've only undergone a handful of changes. First, after receiving some constructive criticism on our original, basic, plain-as-vanilla Blogspot design, we adopted a slightly more stylized design template (with a Duke Blue Devils-inspired blue, white and black color scheme in order to appease the late Drive and Dish co-founder, "Dukie" Mark Buckets).
We made those adjustments early in 2008, and haven't touched a single element of this blog's layout since that time. So stylistically, Drive and Dish is stuck in 2008. Incidentally, we're probably stuck in 2008 in other ways too. For instance, we still have Young Jeezy, The Black Eyed Peas, Akon, David Guetta and Thirty Seconds to Mars on our official Drive and Dish iPod. And we're starting to get into an up-and-coming young cat from Miami called Pitbull. Don't sleep on Pitbull. We think he could blow up big this summer!
Come to think of it, maybe it's time we ditch the iPod for one of those new iPhones. We understand that the iPhone lets you play music on your phone! Our official Drive and Dish Blackberry Bold could finally be on its last legs!
Our second major change came when we began posting our hand written NCAA Tournament brackets on the eve of the 2008 Tournament. Later that year, our third big change occurred when Mark Buckets retired from sports blogging in order to spend more time with
One of the biggest, and most unfortunate changes to Drive and Dish came after "life changes" * forced yours truly to curtail the amount of time spent blogging about basketball. This blog kept going in earnest, but its output slowed down to but a few posts per month.
The final change came about in 2013, when the blog went into complete radio silence, with the sole exception of posting the official Drive and Dish handwritten NCAA Tournament Bracket on the morning of the NCAA Tournament's opening day.
Longtime readers know that we're all about tradition here at Drive and Dish -- thus, we present the official handwritten Drive and Dish 2017 NCAA Tournament Bracket (apologies for filling them out with a leaky pen):
* "Life changes" can refer to any number of life events that can cause one to reorient one's life priorities, including but not limited to the following: running from unpaid child support payments, tax liens, gambling debts, lost savings in a notorious Ponzi scheme, faking one's own death to get out from under one's debts . . . plus hookers and blow.