Friday, November 24, 2006

For What It's Worth

As I begin to come out of my food coma, let's reflect on the last few days of sports...

Can we just agree that unless Florida loses, there's no such thing as a "major" upset this year in college basketball? With the exception of the Gators, the top tier teams are all very young and as such, vulnerable to being beaten by a veteran mid-major team. The season is only a few weeks old, and already Gonzaga has beaten North Carolina, Marquette has beaten Duke, Old Dominion has beaten Georgetown, and Butler has beaten Tennessee. In the past, these would have all been monumental, historic upsets. Now, they are just one of many anticipated bumps in the road as a team tries to develop some cohesiveness early in the season..

UCLA looked like a legit top 5 team in winning the Maui Invitational with a sweep of Chaminade, Kentucky and Georgia Tech. Darren Collison is the prototype college point guard- looks to push the ball when he sees the opportunity, he looks to pass first and shoot second although he has a decent shot himself, and he has the energy to play as many minutes as needed. The center position with Alfred Aboya and Lorenzo Mata is solid, albeit unspectacular, and Luc Richard Mbah A Moute is quite simply the best college rebounder I've seen in 20 years. The only problem for the Bruins is that they'll consistently need to build a double digit lead in the first 38 minutes of the game, because their free throw shooting leaves a lot to be desired...

To noone's surprise, the Hurricanes fired Larry Coker today. My guess is the reason Butch Davis took the job at North Carolina is because he was told the job was already reserved for Greg Schiano. Of course, that would imply that the Hurricanes were actually organized, so perhaps my theory needs work...

During the Boston College/Miami game, Kirk Herbstreit made a point of mentioning how outdated the Miami facilities are, and if the Hurricanes want to remain competitive in recruiting, they'll need to upgrade those facilities. The comment was directed towards Miami president Donna Shalala, but he should have been directing it at Michael Irvin, Ray Lewis, Edgerrin James, and every other NFL player who can thank the "U" for turning them into what they are today- great football players who are impossible to listen to. If the University of Miami really is in disrepair, it's time for the alumni to shut their mouths and open their wallets to bring the university up to standards...

The November elections were a signal that America was unhappy with the current direction of the country, and CBS for one, has listened. Gone were the patriotic country music anthems during the game, replaced instead by anti-war songs "Waiting for the World to Change" in the pregame and "Fortunate Son" at halftime. This is however, still our country...

Cowboys fans are absolutely giddy that for the first time since Troy Aikman, they actually have a franchise quarterback. It's only been four starts, but Romo has demonstrated the poise, accuracy and fire that are the attributes of a winner. In fact, Cowboys fans are so excited about the performance of their quarterback that they've been able to block out the reality that any Super Bowl run is going to be ruined by the choking antics of Mike Vanderjagt. My guess is a 16-14 loss to the Bears in the NFC title game during which Vanderjagt misses two field goals, including a 34 yarder to end the game...

As happy as fans are about Tony Romo's performance yesterday, nobody had a bigger smile on his face than Tono Romo himself when he learned at the end of the game that because of his great play, Jessica Simpson would be giving him "the Gobbler."

Romo, you lucky, lucky bastard.

1 Comments:

At Fri Nov 24, 10:59:00 AM PST , Anonymous WBRS Sports Blog said...

You have to wonder if TO is a little jealous of all the attention Romosexual is getting.

 

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