Monthly Archives: November 2008

Now That Was U.G.L.Y.

Okay, so U of L normally loses neutral site games early on — their .167 for the last three years in such contests, far and away the lowest in the Big East — but this clunker against the Hilltoppers was especially ugly. U.G.L.Y. But I’m repeating myself. Shot less that 30%. Outrebounded by 12. The […]

Job Requirement: Walking on Water

The Sunday morning sports media buzz is focused on Touchdown Jesus. (At least that part that isn’t fascinated by how Plaxico Burress with those marvelous hands could shoot himself with his own gun.) Will the new Notre Dame AD, whose name will soon be part of the sports vernacular pull the plug on Charlie Weis? […]

SchnellSpeak: 11.30.08

Okay so I’m thinking this morning that I need to write and tell every pigskin fan that missed the end of the Kansas/ Mizzou Border War what doofuses they were. Four TDs and four lead changes in the last 7:00 minutes in snow before the Rock Chalk Jayhawks prevailed on a missed Tiger field goal. […]

My Favorite Hoops Commentator

It’s none other than slick-haired Steve Lavin. The former UCLA coach knows the game. Plus he peppers his light but insightful commentary with sly pop culural references. In a game the other day, he talked about a player getting a “Jimmy Durante Special.” I’m not sure exactly what he was trying to say, but anybody […]

SchnellSpeak: 11.29.08

It’s yet another Big Rivalry Saturday, and I trust you are revved to the red line for the big one in Dolphin Stadium. That would be the Shula Bowl between the FAU Fighting Owls and the FIU — that would be Florida International University — Golden Jaguars. ‘Bama vs. Auburn — fuhgedddaboutit! Such is the […]

Stephon Marbury Jr.

That’s’ what a fan at Cats Pause called DeAndre Liggins. (Without the Jr.). Apparently the UK freshman refused to go into the Kansas State game in the second half when ordered by Coach Billy Gillispie. The Cats won without him, so what’s that tell the fellow? What’s up with the kids these days, huh? – […]

Dead Man Walking, Hoops Division

I’ve always thought Bobby Lutz looked like the assistant finance manager of a used car lot, what with that weasly mustache and short arms. A friend of mine who thinks he knows about hoops wanted Lutz to be the coach replacing Denny Crum. Good thing my pal is a professor so he doesn’t have to […]

Busiest Man In America

Barack Obama? Uh, I don’t think so. I’m watching Purdue/ Oklahoma in the NIT final, and one of the refs is the ubiquitous Tim Higgins. My guess is that any inveterate b-ball junkie will see more of Higgins between now and the NC2A championship game than his/her significant other. – Seedy K

Anticipation in Absurdium

Okay, it’s November 26, 2008. After the season, LeBron James becomes a free agent, free from the Cleveland Cavs, and thus will be coveted by the Lakers, Nets and Knicks. Uh, but that’s not after this season. Oh yeah, it’s after next season. As in 2010. Which means he has about 200 games left to […]

The ‘Fro is Gone, Long Live the ‘Fro

In view of his boffo performance against Longwood, it appears obvious that reports of Patrick Patterson’s demise have been greatly exagerated. – Seedy K