By: josh q. public on: Monday, March 29, 2010 @4:20 pm
Know this: You can’t have a signature dance or prop and not expect it to get used against you if things go bad. The Honky Tonk Man knew there was always a chance that somebody would take his guitar and smash it over his head. Back in ’07, the New Engalnd Patriots taught Shawn Merriman and the San Diego Chargers that lesson in the playoffs. This weekend it was West Virginia doing the John Wall dance:
By: josh q. public on: Thursday, March 25, 2010 @2:24 pm
(CBS 7PM ET) Is there anyone in America not rooting for Cornell? Maybe some folks. Maybe Bill Cosby. Maybe Ashley Judd. Heck, maybe any Kentuckians who don’t live in Louisville. But everybody else is rooting for Cornell. Sorry folks, everybody else is going to be gravely disappointed. I know what Preacher Purl said. I know he said, “David put his hand in the bag and took out a stone and slung it. And it struck the Philistine on the head and he fell to the ground. Amen.” Kentucky ain’t falling nowheres. Amen. While Cornell may have most of America behind them, Kentucky has John Wall in front of them. Wall is the difference between competing for a national championship and being America’s sweetheart. Get your popcorn ready!
By: josh q. public on: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @2:53 pm
(ESPN 9PM ET) Tonight, undefeated Kentucky will have its toughest road test of the season. But that’s not why I’m watching. That’s not why you’re watching. We’re watching this game because we’re watching the future of the NBA. We’re watching this game to see wunderkid John Wall. We’re watching to see this kid to come riding in on his white horse to perform many great signs and wonders. Wall is one of those rare guards who possesses size, speed and athleticism. At least once or twice a game he will make a jaw dropping play. An awe dropping play. There should be a law dropping play. He is able to consistently finish above the rim. He has an extra gear which allows him to turn the corner or to explode by defenders in the open court At full speed, he is not only faster than anyone else on the court, but he is faster while handling the ball as he is weaving through defenders. Yowza! Get your popcorn ready!
By: josh q. public on: Sunday, December 13, 2009 @11:26 am
‘Cause I’m a Jay, Jay, Jay, Jay, Jayhawk, up at Lawrence on the Kaw. ‘Cause I’m a Jay, Jay, Jay, Jay, Jayhawk, with a sis-boom, hip hoorah!
Public Service Announcement: Ok, here we go! Everybody’s talking about this John Wall kid. Everybody’s squawking about Kentucky. All day long at school I hear how great Kentucky is at this or how wonderful Kentucky did that! Kentucky, Kentucky, Kentucky! Isn’t there somebody you’re forgetting? A number one somebody you’re forgetting? That’s right. Rock. Chalk. Jayhawk! While everybody’s been yipping and yapping about John Wall, flipping and flapping about the freshamn phenom from Kentucky, a frehman phenom from Kansas has been doing some things himself. Xavier Henry started with a 25-point performance Wednesday and continued with a near triple double yesterday as Kansas cruised to beat LaSalle 90-65. Yowza! Know this: That was the Jayhawks’ seventh win by at least 25 points this season. That was the most such wins by any school in college basketball today. How about that? How about this: Over the last four seasons (since 2006-07), Kansas has won 35 regular-season games by a margin of 25 or more points, also the most in the country over that span. So while you’re lauding over your John Wall and your Kentucky, just don’t forget about your Xavier Henry and your Kansas.
Everyone loves a PG in college basketball. The best teams have PG’s who can distribute the rock and control the pace of the game. From freshman sensation John Wall at Kentucky to experienced senior John Scheyer at Duke, the attention is always on the PG. However it’s the big men inside that tend to be the difference makers between elite teams. Throw it down big man. Throw it down. Yet those big men don’t seem to get enough credit for their efforts. In that vein, here are a few big men (C or F) who have been impressive latel and should impact the long-term success of their teams: Read More »
By: B-Dogg on: Monday, November 30, 2009 @11:45 am
This past week and the next few weeks are some of the most exciting weeks for college sports fans. Whether you are a casual observer who has the TV on in the background because someone else is watching it; or you are a hardcore obsessive fan who doesn’t want to miss a second of the action (this guy); or something in between, this time of year is for you. I hope you watched the excitement unfold while recovering from your turkey overdose this past week and now have your DVR’s and TIVO’s ready, because the next few months will be a wild ride and you don’t want to miss anything. Read More »
By: B-Dogg on: Monday, November 23, 2009 @12:00 pm
Only two weeks into the college basketball season and we have already seen several large upsets and thrilling finishes. We have seen a Syracuse team lose to Le Moyne in an exhibition game and then turnaround and upset #12 Cal and #4 UNC, a #17 Oklahoma team lose by double-digits to VCU, a #1 Kansas team almost lose to a rebuilding Memphis squad, and a #11 Tennessee team score 83, 124, and 105 in their first three games and then struggle to score 57 points against a below average DePaul team just to name a few. It is still an extremely young season, but here is a small taste of some early pretenders and contenders to keep an eye out for when watching games these next few weeks.
By: josh q. public on: Thursday, August 20, 2009 @8:26 am
We go together like rama lama lama ke ding a de dinga a dong. Remembered forever like shoo bop shoo wadda wadda yipitty boom de boom. -Grease
Public Service Announcement: Ok, here we go! Pitino and Calipari. Calipari and Pitino. Birds of feather. Me and my shadow, strolling down the avenue. Just me and my shadow, all alone and feelin’ blue. The connection between John Calipari and Rick Pitino is eerie. Spooky. Creepy. Where there is one, there is the other. To have and to hold, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health. These days it’s for worse. It’s for poorer. It’s in sickness. Read More »
By: josh q. public on: Monday, March 30, 2009 @11:35 am
Big time. I’m on my way, I’m making it. Big time. I’ve got to make it show, yeah. Big time. So much larger than life. -Peter Gabriel
Public Service Announcement: Ok, here we go! In his first seventeen seasons as a collegiate head coach, John Calipari’s has a record of 446–139. His record in the NCAA Tournament is 25–10. His teams have made eleven NCAA tournament appearances, including reaching the Sweet Sixteen seven times, the Elite Eight five times, the Final Four twice, and the championship game once. You shouldn’t grab me, Johnny. My mother grabbed me once…Once! John Calipari wants more. John Calipari has his sights set on Kentucky. Read More »
By: josh q. public on: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 @4:00 pm
(ESPN 9PM ET) I’m watching this game for one reason and one reason only. I’m watching this game for Jodie Meeks. This cat is mesmerizing. This cat is tantalizing. He’s captivating, devastating. He hit a game-winning 3-pointer against Florida last week to snap a three-game losing streak, then poured in 45 points in a victory over Arkansas on Saturday. You can’t stop him. You can’t contain him. Get your popcorn ready!