Thursday, March 31, 2005

Test

Test, test, this is only a test.

"How's The Freak?"

I just read this article by Chris Mortensen over at ESPN.com. I think Matt Jones of Arkansas is an intriguing player too. I guess I'm just fascinated by the idea of hybrid players that are immensely talented but don't really fit into a traditional scheme. Or maybe I just like crazy offense. Anyway, check it out.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Friday, March 25, 2005

Bees, killer bees!

Thursday's game between the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks was called after five innings because of bees. Said pitcher Darren Oliver, who was being swarmed by the little buggers: "I love this game, but I like myself a little bit more." Read more here.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Title IX

You know it, and most likely you're not a fan. It's done such great things as move the Michigan sports seasons around. But, today the Dept. of Education released new guidelines that will allow a school to use interest surveys to comply with the law. Basically, this means that an institution won't have to cut the men's gymnastics team and form a women's wrestling team that no one wants to join. You can read it here if you're interested.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

No Love

Here's an interesting article about how ESPN and and SI have absolutely no love for Detroit. The guys makes some great points. I don't think I have to try an convince anyone about the truth of his claims.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

my picks

I'm pretty sure the picks I made weren't the ones that I made. Or i really wasn't paying attention as I filled the bracket. And Pacific is a stupid name for a school. No, I don't worry about complete sentences or grammar proper.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

On Hearings And Such

You know, maybe hearings in Congress on steroids in baseball WILL do some good. But I don't care. This is all political grandstanding and the government sticking its nose where it doesn't belong. Let's hope it ends quick. Needless to say, I'm watching NCAA games tomorrow, not hearings.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Congratulations

To Coach Bob Knight on career win 850. If my stats are right, that puts him 26 wins behind Adolph Rupp of Kentucky for 2nd all-time and 29 wins behind Dean Smith for first all-time in Division I wins. The other two both have arenas named after them. Will Knight get one named after him? And, more importantly, will all the chairs be secured to the floor?

$3.5 Billion

That's how much a sports advisory company and an investment firm jointly offered to buy all 30 NHL franchises. Apparently, they believe that single ownership of the league would improve competition dramatically. The purchase doesn't depend on the league making a deal with the Player's Association. You can read about it here. Personally, I don't see this happening. Some small market owners might jump at the chance to get out, but would Mike Ilitch? I don't think so.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Return to DC

The Washington Nationals played their first ever game today and got their first win. They beat the Mets 5-3 in Grapefruit League this afternoon. Cristian Guzman got the Nationals' first hit, Jose Guillen hit their first home run, and T.J. Tucker got their first win. You can read the rundown on MLB.com here and what Peter Gammons has to say about DC here.