Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Coast to Tyus Edney against Mizzou

You think we are going to lead off with Super Tuesday Results? Negative. Who knew the onetime phenom of the Indians farm system, Russell " The Love Muscle" Branyan could still hit? Unfortunately, I'm not talking about his prowess on the baseball field. Somehow this flew under our radar, but we just saw on the local news that Branyan was in a Shaker Heights, Ohio courtroom being charged with domestic violence against his wife. He pleaded not guilty. We was said Branyan would hit 40 home runs in a season, he had some kind of power. He just couldn't figure out how not to strike out regularily or play the field in a halfway decent fashion.

In case you care since she isn't really relevant anymore, but
J Lo is having twins.

The ongoing Britney Spears saga takes yet another turn. Britney's mother Lynne has
filed a restraining order against Britney's friend Sam Lufti while claiming he has been drugging her. It just gets more and more sad.

The man the who brought Transcendental Meditation to the West,
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi died at the age of 91 in the Netherlands. He is probably most famous in certain circles for being the guru for The Beatles, who visited him in India in 1968.

Seriously, the sickest video of a 10 year old baller you will ever see.
My man has better handles than every point guard the Cavs have.

Tony Lastoria of the Cleveland Fan nails it in this piece about the importance of Andy Marte and Josh Barfield for the Indians over the next two years potentially.

More on Bob Knight. There seems to be only a few people with the stones to call out the General for quitting in the middle of the season, like's Pat Forde.

Is Shaq really headed to Phoenix? He can barely move, yet he is going to have to run up and down the court with Nash and Amare? All of a sudden, the Heat look old with Grant Hill, Nash, and Shaq.

Allright. Super Tuesday has come and gone.
John McCain was the big winner last night in the Republican party, taking by far the most delegates, including the big prize, California. Surprisingly, Mike Huckabee took a block of Southern states, while Mitt Romney continues to sink. McCain seems to have all but clinched the Republican nomination. Meanwhile, The Democratic race is too close to call, but Hillary Clinton leads with 829 delegates. Barack Obama has 732. Hillary took the hotly contested California race.

#6 Georgetown 63 South Florida 53 - The Hoyas are hitting their stride. They didn't shoot it well, but killed the Bulls on the boards (41-24) on their way to the win. DaJuan Summers had 24 including four three's to lead Georgetown. Roy Hibbert added 13 and eight. "Winning is important. Winning is good. You guys can talk about good win, bad win, ugly win," Georgetown coach John Thompson III told reporters. "We win. We have to learn and we have to grow from it."

#7 Tennessee 102 #22 Florida 84 - Nothing like singing the praises of the Gators on Friday and then watching them lose two straight. This game was closer than the score indicates. Florida led at the half four, but watched in horror as the Vols went lights out for a 60 point second half. Chris Lofton continued his stellar play, hitting six three-pointers and scoring 26. JaJuan Smith and Tyler Smith both chipped in 23 apiece and the Vols defense forced 20 turnovers.

#11 Butler 71 Valparaiso 68 - Valpo snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. They led most of the game, including by as many as 12, but in the end Pete Campbell's three with 15 seconds left was the dagger. Trailing by one, Campbell's three in the corner gave Butler a 70-68 lead that they wouldn't relinquish. He finished with 17, all five of his field goals were threes. A.J. Graves led the Bulldogs with 20. "My guy helped in on A.J. because he had a wide open lane to the basket. I pretty much knew he was going to throw me the ball. That's the kind of player A.J. is," Campbell said. "He makes the right play when it needs to be made."

#15 Drake 73 Illinois State 70 - Another close game, another win for Drake. They have now swept Illinois State, the second place team in the Missouri Valley and at 12-0, now hold a four game lead. They came back from an 11 point deficit early in the second half, thanks to their amazing three-point shooting. They hit 10-22. Josh Young's 17 second half points were the key. The Bulldogs were led by Leonard Houston's 22. "I couldn't knock down shots in the first half, but they told me to keep shooting," Young said. "That's what shooters do. I was able to knock down my first shot coming out of halftime, and I think that proved to be the difference."

#18 Texas A&M 69 Iowa State 51 - The Aggies season turned when Mark Turgeon smartly benched Freshman DeAndre Jordan for veteran Brian Davis. Davis again stepped up his game, scoring 16 points and grabbing nine boards. Josh Carter hit 4-6 threes to help A&M in this easy win in Ames.

Ohio State 65 Michigan 55 - The Terrelle Pryor bowl was won by the Buckeyes. The Buckeyes are 16-7 and 7-3 in the Big Ten. Michigan is 5-17, 1-9 in the Big Ten. Nice program they've got there in Ann Arbor.

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