Seedy K’s Tuesday Titters

I ordered my Phil Steele College Football Yearbook today.

So obsessively packed full of information is this, it allows me to actually write as if I know something.

$14.25 and cheap at twice the price.

Which is to say, despite this summer’s heat wave, I’m gettin’ ready for some football. (Though, while walking my pooch today, and shvitzing through my clothes after about two hundred yards, I was reminded of the abysmal Fahrenheit at the opening game at Papa J’s. Hopefully, this summer’s heat will have abated by UK/ U of L kickoff.)

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U of L’s hoops season turned a little more sketchy today when it became clear that PG Terry Rozier didn’t qualify. Given Peyton Siva’s propensity to reach in for stupid fouls, a backup at point is paramount.

Russ Smith, come on down.

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The debate over Penn State’s sanctions is ranging from one extreme to the other.

Too little.

Way too much.

I don’t know that I have anything new to add. Something needed to be done. And so it has been. A lesson needed to be taught, a statement made. And so it has been.

I am somewhat bemused by the position that the NCAA is all of a sudden proving its power. If it were so powerful in college football, there would be a 16 team playoff. But it ain’t gonna happen until Mike Slive says it can happen. And he ain’t talkin’ like that.

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The reflections on JoePa are also skittish. So many swallowed his Kool Aid for so long, it’s stunning for those to believe that, when confronted with a situation where character shows, he proved not to have nearly as much as he would have us believe.

That said, as Bob Ryan mentioned one night on PTI, who knows how we’d react were we in the same situation. Or how would Bear Bryant or Coach K or John Wooden or Nick Saban or . . . you get my drift?

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All of which chatter makes me think of Charlie Strong, who is, by all accounts and observation, the man we thought Joe Paterno was.

So decent does Strong appear to be, I pray it to be true.

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I’m not sure I care so much about USA basketball in the Olympics.

That said . . . I am here late on a sunny July afternoon watching them play Spain in an exhi in my favorite city in the world, Barcelona.

The Uncle Sammies are down 13-2s as I write. Spain has hit three wide open dunks in a row then a long jumper.

– Seedy K

2 Comments

  1. Big Smooth
    Posted July 25, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    Dude

    if you don’t care about USA b-ball, then what do you care about. Young men and young women competing for their country, nuff said.

  2. c d kaplan
    Posted July 26, 2012 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    It’s not like I want the USA hoopsters to lose or anything. Maybe it’s the Coach K factor. The Kobe Factor. I dunno. I’m just ambivalent. 

    I don’t feel that way about the rest of the American athletes. I want ‘em all to win. 

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