Monday, January 7, 2008

Coast to Tyus Edney against Mizzou

Yesterday's NFL games were both about exciting as watching a sixth grade girls basketball game. Seriously, Sunday paled in comparison to Saturday. Is it just me, or Vince Young really average at best? I'm proud to say I didn't watch one second of the Giants/Bucs. That game just flat out didn't do it for me. Even though these games were snoozers, there was plenty more going on worth discussing. Like everyone's favorite train wreck Britney Spears.

Like Thursday for example, when she
locked herself in her room with one of her kids and wouldn't come out to turn the kid over to K-Fed. She was then hospitalized and placed on a 72 hour lockdown for a "psychiatric disorder." The next day Britney's Father Jamie broke down in tears over the trials of his children. Just for good measure, her Mother Lynne was spotted visiting her sister's grave and looking for guidance. All of this and little 16 year old Jamie Lynn is pregnant. You couldn't write this in a movie script.

Stud High School QB Terrelle Pryor
was named MVP of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. He also said after the game that he won't pick a school until the Feb 6th signing day.

Bob Knight won his 899th game on Saturday against UTEP. Then he brought in
his grandson for the press conference. It was vintage Coach Knight. Love him or hate him, he is always very entertaining.

Man do I wish was a student at South Florida who attracted cheerleaders.
Don't miss the lovely miss Hillary Graham.

We will talk more about the Roger Clemens 60 Minutes interview later, but our boy Phil Mushnick of the New York Post asks the question
how many of you who work out at gyms would allow a personal trainer, as opposed to say, your personal physician, to inject you with anything?

Anyone wondering where J.R. Rider is these days?

#1 North Carolina 90 #19 Clemson 88 OT - Wow. What a game. Carolina was behind all game long. PF Tyler Hansbrough couldn't get off in the post thanks to killer defense from Trevor Booker and James Mays, but it was Wayne Ellington who stole the show and cut the throats of the Tigers. The Tigers had the game in hand, but a 7-2 run by the Heels forced OT. In OT, Clemson again had a one point lead with five seconds left after two huge Demontez Stitt free throws. But Ty Lawson drove the lane and kicked it to a surprisingly wide open Ellington who buried a three with 0.4 seconds left to win it. Ellington finished with a career-high 36.

#16 Villanova 64 #14 Pittsburgh 63 - This was a close game throughout, but in the end, it was two Dante Cunningham free throws with 10 seconds left that was the difference. Pittsburgh had a chance to win it, but Ronald Ramon never got a shot off. Because of the injuries to Mike Cook and Levance Fields, the Panthers played just seven players. Interestingly, none of the Nova starters scored in double figures. But it was Malcolm Grant who bailed them out, scoring 22 off the bench.

West Virginia 79 #11 Marquette 64 - It was a close, low scoring affair at the half, but out of nowhere, the Mountaineers exploded and outscored Marquette 50-36 in the second half. The Golden Eagles couldn't stop Alex Ruoff who hit 5-7 threes. He and Joe Alexander both put up 19 points in the win. Marquette was so due for a loss and I'm still wanting to see more out of them, especially on the road.

#8 Duke 81 Cornell 67 - It's been two weeks since the Devils last played and it showed. "I don't know if we're in game shape or game talk yet," Coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "We just weren't sharp." Demarcus Nelson led all scorers with 23.

Ohio State 62 Northwestern 51 - The Buckeyes are now 11-3 after dispatching the Wildcats. Jon Diebler came off the bench and nailed four threes and 15 points, while Kosta Koufos had 17 and 12. Interesting line of the day: OSU's Jamar Butler played 40 minutes, went 0-7 from the field, but had 11 assists and 10 rebounds.

Penn State 68 Illinois 64 - Tick, tock. Tick tock. Who loses their job first, Bruce "Wooden" or LSU's John Brady? The Illini are now 8-7 and devoid of talent outside of bruiser Shawn Pruitt. Congrats to Bruce "Wooden" for allowing Illinois to be what they were before the Bill Self era, irrelevant.

Xavier 80 Auburn 57 - Time for Xavier to be ranked again. This blowout was on the road. True, Auburn isn't exactly an SEC power and is without its best player, Kovortney Barber, but any road win against a power conference school is a good win. The Musketeers were on fire again going 16-26 from deep.

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