Tuesday, January 27, 2009

1/27: Early morning blogging? wow....what a concept

Coming to you before 8 oclock....miracles do happen...lol
  • Mark Gottfried fired at Alabama....or shall I say "fired" lol...He actually resigned but there's no conceivable way he wasn't fired...and I'm sort of tired of this trend to see these sort of fake resignations...I digress....Decent job over the years by him, but the program has clearly taken a step back (helped by Ronald Steele's chronic health issues, the early departure of Jamareo Davidson, etc.)...Not up in arms
  • Andy Pettitte signs for 1 yr/5.5 million....yes, you may be thinking....didn't he turn down 1 yr/10 million and call it insulting??! Why yes, yes he did.....Way to think it through Andy....in fairness, he has incentives that would take this deal to 12 million, but he (for now) threw 4.5 million in his nearest dumpster....Not a bad 4th/5th starter though...
  • Hines Ward is playing Sunday....if you hear differently, you can choose to believe what you want....but he'll be on the field
  • Marquette holds off Notre Dame....Notre Dame is 12-7.....and still ranked? huh? I guess its the schedule....that said, Marquette (aka the team that has teased for years) looks to be fulfilling its promise for once behind Dominic James (shooting less) and Jerel McNeal.....
  • Speaking of College Hoops...I watched the best player in the country last night in Blake Griffin....he changed every facet of the game on both ends.....No one wants to hit the lane....he's unstoppable on the block...I saw him run a sprint out and catch a badly overthrown pass with an extra gear for a spinning layup....just a man amongst boys.....Your #1 pick ladies and gentlemen (and if he goes to Kevin Durant's team....uhhh watch out....) AND while we're here....His only competition (if there is any) for the #1 spot comes from somebody you may not have heard of named James Harden (from Arizona State) the 2-guard is putting up 22, 6, and 5 and leading his perennial fringe Sun Devils to a 16-3 mark....NOW YOU KNOW!!! (hahaha for you Ryan)
  • The Mountain West commissioner is convinced his league can (and should) get an automatic BCS bid for its champion.....for the record, this isn't going to happen.....but anyone who reads this blog knows how strongly I felt about the Mountain West's up-tick this year (better than Big East, blah blah blah....) so I can't hate too much on this.....Still isn't happening
  • Okay....we get it...Larry Fitzgerald's dad has to battle with his son being a star player and him being a columnist.....I hear you....
  • Just so we're clear...yet again.....Tennis is fairly irrelevant in the national landscape....so unless Federer and Nadal play another Wimbledon final-type match....no mention here, and since matches are played in Australia, no one outside of my friend James and other rabid tennis fans are watching this live....
  • 27 points, 15 assists, 10 rebounds....ladies and gentlemen Chris Paul....anytime I can get in my car in the morning and immediately hear a "Billy Knight passed on Chris Paul" mention....almost FOUR years later....Hilarity....
  • While we're here...Greg Oden is looking....good? Yea that...7-7 FG last night....16 and 6 in limited minutes (blowout win)....Just thought you should know
  • 27 first half points for the Hawks last night....twenty....seven....Where have you gone offense? Think people are realizing that the hawks are (gasp) nearly all having career shooting years and it may be time to pull it back a bit expectation-wise? No? okay

More later....

1 comment:

Life of Me said...

This is clearly my favorite time of year for tennis! You can't beat staying up til 3-4am to watch Roddick dismantle Djokovic and Federer absolutly school Del Potro. If you are any sort of sports fan, you need to watch the upcoming Semi-Final match, Federer Vs. Roddick, it'll be an instant classic!!!