In other news, top 10 MTAC babe (many disagree with us) Christina Aguilera gave birth to a son, Max. We miss the days when she was looking like all she wanted was a warm body to sleep with.
After their loss to lowly Iowa, #6 Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said "burn the tape." "It was a total breakdown by just about everybody on our team," Izzo said. "This was one of the poorest overall games we've played since I've been a head coach."
Later Colts. The Indy Star's Bob Kravitz says the ending was sudden, but not surprising. At least we are going to be spared a full week of Patriots/Colts hype that would have been stuffed down our collective throats.
I know it seems we are on a Detroit kick, but Tribe fans must read this suck piece from Closer Todd Jones. This guy is such a clown. He says Dontrelle Willis is "The new Mark the bird Fidrych." It was Tiger fan fest, and its all roses in Detroit. Too bad their rotation is still average and they have a horrible bullpen.
Here's one you don't see often, the Chicago Bulls players unanimously voted to bench rookie Joakim Noah after screaming at assistant coach Ron Adams. Then they went out and lost to Atlanta for the first time in three years.
Nothing better on a Sunday morning than a cup of coffee, a donut, and some good old fashion Phil Mushnick anger and bitterness.
Your girl and resident crackhead/freak Amy Winehouse dyed her hair blonde. If it was possible for her to look scarier, she has made it happen.
Things are Getting ugly between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
#11 Indiana 62 Illinois 58 - The Hoosiers scare us sometimes. We want to believe they are for real and while they look like the class of a weak Big Ten, but they seem to play down to the level of their competition. The good news for them is they have Eric Gordon and DJ White. Gordon had an "off night," yet finished with 17. White added 15 and 10. The game was saved by two nice defensive plays by AJ Ratliff denying game-tying attempts by Demitri McCamey. That said, the sooner Kelvin Sampson stops giving Ratliff the big minutes, the better. He shot six three pointers and isn't a good deep shooter, and made several dumb mistakes on both ends of the floor. He must have photos of Sampson in a compromising position. Bruce "Wooden's" Illini have now lost five in a row.
Oregon 71 #23 Stanford 66 - A big win for the Ducks who must hold serve in the rugged Pac-10. Oregon finished on an 8-0 run to pull out the W. Tajuan Porter came off the bench to score 15 points, including four in that decisive 8-0 run. Maarty Leunen scored 16 and Malik Hairston netted 15. The Ducks had no answer for Cardinal big man Brook Lopez, the only Stanford player in double figures, who went nuts for 26. Anthony Goods was way off, shooting a poor 2-13. Both of these teams are NCAA tournament caliber.
#20 Rhode Island 80 Duquesne 78 - The Rams are now 15-2 after escaping with this one. The Coach's kid, Jimmy Baron nailed a fade away with 3.2 left to win it for Rhode Island. Will Daniels led all scorers with 28. I know you had no clue Duquesne was 11-4 and this was their first conference loss.
Louisville 64 Rutgers 49 - That's three in a row and seven of eight from the Cardinals who are getting healthy and rounding into form. Yes, Rutgers is bottom of the barrel in the Big East, but it was still a road win. Jerry Smith led Lousiville with 14.
West Virginia 81 Syracuse 61 - Alex Ruoff's 23 led a balanced Mountaineer attack in a game that wasn't even close. It was West Virginia's first win in their last eight tries against the Orange. The West Virginia frontcourt locked down Syracuse Freshman sensation Dontae Greene to 3-12 shooting. West Virginia is looking like a solid home team, but must prove they can win away from home.
Arkansas 71 Alabama 67 OT - If Arkansas wants to be in the tournament, they couldn't afford to lose a game at home like this one. The Razorbacks played poorly and did nothing well. They shot 37%, , 26% from deep, and were outrebounded. Darian Townes had 18, Sonny Weems had 17.
#7 Duke 87 Virginia 65 - The Devils breezed through their first ACC game. Behind 20 from Demarcus Nelson and 18 from Gerald Henderson, Duke dominated the Cavaliers from start to finish. They had their pressure D and three point game going, forcing 19 turnovers and nailing 11 triples. "This is the way we need to play," Henderson said.