Monday Morning QB: Brotherhood Day

Let me be the first to make a year end prediction. Yes, I’m looking ahead 11 and 1/2 months.

Hey, I got the blog. I got the keyboard. I’ll do what I wanna.

My prognostication: If Indiana wins the NCAA basketball tournament, mentored by the brother-in-law of you know who and you know who, the Harbaugh Clan will be Sports Illustrated’s “Sports(man/men/persons/family) of the Year.”

Their whining and aggressive demeanor nothwithstanding, the success of Jim and John and Tom at the same moment is darn astonishing. The influence of former WKU football coach Jack Harbaugh and his bride is considerable and praise worthy. I’m not sure I can remember a similar situation.

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Speaking of brotherhood, that version of the national anthem before the U of L game Saturday still resonates.

The Brotherhood Singers from Northern Kentucky are the deal.

So to honor them, brothers and sisters everywhere, and this truly special day in the history of our republic, a musical interlude.

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Yesterday’s NFL games were certainly interesting.

The 49ers W in Atlanta was more exciting. The Ravens W in New England more stunning and exacting.

San Francisco has come back from considerable deficits two weeks in a row. It took a last moment Hail Mary for Baltimore to survive in Denver.

Unlike the BCS “Championship” Game, these teams earned their way to battle for the title.

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Speaking of Indiana basketball, did you watch the Butler/ Gonzaga game.

A proverbial barn burner.

In case you haven’t seen the clip, or seen it enough, here’s Roosevelt Jones’ amazing play to win the game for the Hinkles.

Jones says he was eavesdropping on Mark Few’s instructions, and knew where the inbound pass was coming. So he stole it, took a couple of dribbles and floated in the winner.

College hoops. Love it.

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One guy’s opinion: This could be the best NCAA tournament in years.

No school has started to separate itself from the pack like last year’s Wildcats. Though Rock Chalk Jayhawk is looking pretty steely.

The difference between #1 seeds, #2 seeds and #3 seeds will be miniscule. The luck of the draw is going to mean as much as it ever has. Matchups shall be very important, as we saw when Louisville couldn’t quite cope Saturday against Syracuse with its big guards.

So you got the Cards. And the Hoosiers. And the Jayhawks. And the Orange. And the Gators. And the Blue Devils. And the Wolverines. And the Wildcats (Arizona, though UK’s could spoil somebody’s dance.). And the Bulldogs (Take your choice.). And the Golden Gophers.

Plus the Spartans. And the Buckeyes. And the Runnin’ Rebels. And the Wolfpack. And the Badgers. And the Quack.

Oh, and those Shaka Smarts. And the Rams. And the Bearcats  . . .

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Lance Armstrong is still an asshole.

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Did you see the very late extra time goal by Tottenham’s Clint Dempsey at White Hart Lane, which knotted Man U? Didn’t think so. Dempsey, a legit star in the EPL, is an American you know.

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If you have trouble keeping your abode warm during this cold spell, tune into the Australian Open. There’s plenty of Celsius down Melbourne way.

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As hard as I try — okay, truth, I’m not trying at all — I can’t feel sorry for the travails of the LA LA Lakers.

Nor those of that Manti doofus. Hope Katie Couric does to him what she did to Sarah Palin.

– Seedy K


  1. fred
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    The Brotherhood was terrific but I still think the Rev. Dwight Ashley is the best.
    Not sure what Tom Crean’s success has to do with the Harbaugh’s. I’m also not sure how good a coach Tommy is unless he has a Cody Zeller or a Dwayne Wade in uniform.
    The Butler-’Zaga game was the best game I’ve seen this season. And I love Hinkle Fieldhouse.

  2. fred
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    And I’m still pissed about the Syracuse game. We threw it away. Literally. I guess what’s at the root of my disappointment is that we did this last year? We say we learn by our mistakes. Apparently Peyton doesn’t. I recall a similar thing happened last year against Syracuse when as the clock ticked down he drove into the lane with nowhere to go and lost the ball. We never got a shot off.

  3. karaman
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Permalink


  4. cbcard
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    Crean’s wife is a sister of the Harbaugh brothers. He met her while a B-Ball assistant at WKU when Pappy Harbaugh was the football coach.

  5. fred
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    Like I said, I’m not sure what Tom Crean’s success has to do with the Harbaughs.

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