Friday, November 30, 2007

SEC better for the wrong reasons

The other day on ESPN someone asked what Hawaii's record would be if they were in the SEC. It's a dumbass question so we'll assume Mark May. Someone with a brain responded back by saying, "If Hawaii was in the SEC they'd be able to recruit better talent from the SEC area." Good point. No kidding. Most colleges get the core of their team from their home state. Hawaii being the rare exception because all they have to do is show a college brochere of some hula tits on the front and recruit says, "Yeah! This is the school for me!"

So obviously Florida and other states in the south have more athletes. It's warmer there all year. They're probably a lot of better at Little League too. Those kids play several seasons per year. In Ohio we got a month and a half of baseball.

If I'm from some weird state like Wyoming and I'm running a 4.3 forty...I have to decide whether to go to college in the Big 1o where it's going to be cold, rainy, and even snowy some games OR Florida, where it's warm, dry, and the women look better. Not a tough choice.

Since it's not the 70's I think we can all agree that black athletes are faster now right? That's true? Anyone offended or going to argue? No? OK, good. There are more black people in the south. I've been there. Anyone remember why? Uh-huh. Yep. So really the SEC is what it is because of our terrible ancestors.

(If anyone's offended assume I'm being sarcastic)

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Someone get this guy a nickname already

And "The White Oden" probably won't fly. So it turns out we might be pretty good this year. After years of terrible white stiffs from Europe, Kosta Koufos seems to be the real deal. I'll throw out the cupcake games and just mention last night's domination against Syracuse. Remember how Oden used to get the ball in the post early in the season and miss? Kay-Kay doesn't do that. (0-1) Remember how Greg would have 2 fouls during pregame warm-ups? My Big Tall Greek Center (0-2) only had 1 last night. Remember how Oden's range was only about 5-8 feet from the basket? The Gyro-nator (0-3) is 4-6 on 3's so far this season. I'm not saying he's better than Greg Oden, I'm just saying there are great things about him that add a new dynamic to our team. He, as well as the rest of the team, seem to be smarter this year. Other than Jamar Butler's "drive into the lane with 28 seconds still left on the shot clock and turn it over" move last night, the team played a very smart second half. They milked the clock, the got off high percentage shots, and they didn't foul late in the game.

And now the issue you're all waiting to hear about. Side Show Matt's long range shooting. He came in and hit a 3 last night. I quickly ran to the fridge, brewed a pot of coffee, poured a cup, added sugar and cream, stirred, added 1 more sugar, stirred some more, returned with my cup to the couch, sipped, and then spit it all over my apartment in shock. Matt may have been responsible for a late turnover as well. This would leave his turnover to assist ration at 5:0. Let's use points instead...ok Matt you're 5:8 on turnovers to points, well done. Our mighty senior is averaging 14 minutes a game.

And now Jon Diebler, Mr. Basketball in Ohio last year. Apparently inspired by last year's championship game shooting statistics, Jon is 3-18 from the field so far. I'll let it slide for awhile as at least he's making free throws. This is a kid who played most of his games in barns north central Ohio gyms so adjusting to the background for places like Madison Square Garden might be a learning process.

As for the others, we'll just wait and see how it turns out. If they can win the Dick's Sporting Goods tournament (I can't wait to see that trophy) they should easily be in the top 20 right? The Big Ten is going to be tougher this year so these early wins will be vital. I'll see if I can blog the next game perhaps.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

We Know

Dear Country,
We know. We didn't deserve to be #1 in your eyes. We weren't the best team in the country for the last few weeks. For all of you Mark May's who have said, "This is the week Ohio State loses," you're finally right. You've predicted something with the same odds of playing the pick 3 twenty times a day for 4 was bound to happen. However, since you've been saying that for so long it doesn't make you an expert at picking upsets (you started that prediction the week of Washington).
So I hope you're happy now. You might even get your Oregon vs. LSU matchup. That's fair right? Sure LSU players will get to walk to their bowl game, but it'll be a good game. The best part? If the Ducks win suddenly redneck bandwagon fans will pretend they're Oregon fans though they've never left the Eastern Time Zone.
So maybe we can take on a better matchup for our bowl game whatever it might be. Missou? Georgia? Kansas? We'll take it. One of these years we'll have us a QB good enough to hit someone in stride...then watch out. You can't keep us down forever!


The Dur

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The Colts cheated!

Even though they won the Patriots are still mad about the Colts somehow stealing their playbook. Over 8 plays are used in the Indy arsenal of offense...check 'em out!

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Uhh Thad?

So uhh, how hard did we try in an exhibition game against Findley? We lost 70-68.