Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Let's party like it's 1989 gang. I'll come clean, I owned this very t-shirt in the late 80's. The good guys over at The Sports Hernia have a TREMENDOUS review of the spots carictature t-shirts that were the rage in the late 80's/early 90's.
I remember picking up my Nique tshirt at Dick's Sporting Goods while deciding on my new shoes for basketball season. And this look didn't work to attract chicks?
* Rejoice Orange fans, Syracuse QUALIFIES for the Tournament (Norm Roberts is jealous).
* Ever wonder what a blogger not named "Axe" sounds like? Orange44 has your answer.
* Darren McFadden blazing fast on the field, even faster with the ladies. Only 7 more kids between you and Travis Henry Darren, keep it up.
* Jevon Kearse, now free to get injured for another team.
* Don't worry Jevon, there is a ton of other NFL driftwood that's been set free in the past couple of days.
* The Shaq trade - let's just say the Suns haven't figured things out yet.
* Get your Carl Pavano injury excuses while they're hot.
* Sticking with baseball, courtesy of With Leather, Scott Spiezio has a few issues.
* Grand Theft Auto meets John Madden, who wouldn't buy that?
* And just so everyone knows, Kige has begun his journey to the Final Four, and it's journey I'm ready to take.
For some more Kige related fun, click here.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Pittburgh is up first this Saturday and it will be interesting. While the Panthers have faltered down the stretch, they are still a tough team and you have to account for guys like DeJuan Blair and Sam Young. Plus, you just know Levance Fields is going to get hot and make a bunch of shots he normally misses. Even taking all that into consideration, beating the Panthers is a realistic, given the fact that the game will be played in a full Carrier Dome and SU will come out knowing their backs are up against the wall. Boeheim has always been able to get his team up for games like these, so a win on Saturday would not surprise me in the least.
Sponsorship is obviously a vital part of sports, but the whole "presented by" gimmick is awful. It's a pet peeve and just really dumb, unless someone wants to sponsor The Three Idiots, then it's perfectly fine. Got a business that needs exposure to hundreds (on a good day) of readers? T3I might be for you. Think of the possibilities.....The Three Idiots, presented by Chico's Bail Bonds. The Three Idiots, presented by Nodoro......I could go on and on......potential sponsors should hurry up and contact us, we are sure there will be a bidding war.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
The Russianator gave you a great suggestion to bring in the Fresh Prince to save the Knicks. I just wanted to tack on my 2 cents and reiterate what a great idea this is. As an added bonus, he and Carlton could also help out with choreography for the Knick City Dancers:
Finally, if Will is unavailable, I strongly suggest picking up Reggie Theus as your coach and as many alumns from Deering High as possible.
PS- Karl Malone's elbow says 'hi.'
T3I have a cure for the current problems the Knicks are experiencing. You need a shot blocker, a difference maker, a game changer and lucky for you, that guy exists and is available. You know how good he is, because he shut you down. Now, more than ever, the Knicks need the Fresh Prince play in the Garden......and if it doesn't work out, Spike Lee can put him in a movie or something.
Coaches Hot Seat had so much fun with football coaches, they decided to expand to college hoops and last week published their first ever hot seat rankings for men's basketball coaches. Number one on the list is Mark Gottfried at Alabama. Based on this picture of him, and the 2004 win over SU in the NCAAs, this idiot wouldn't mind seeing Gottfried get sent down the road, but it's not something we are going to worry about. We are more interested in which Big East coaches are in trouble.
The highest ranked Big East coach is St. John's head man Norm Roberts, who checks in at number 4 on list. According to the site, Roberts earns a relatively paltry $325,000 per year, which may explain why the Johnnies are struggling to return to respectability......it may be time to go find Chris Mullin and Mark Jackson and shake them down for some donations to go hire yourself a real coach, because to date, Norm hasn't been getting it done, checking in with a .427 winning percentage and fighting every year to make the tournament.....the Big East tournament. The natives, like respected writer and hair piece aficionado Hoops Weiss aren't satisfied with the job Norm has done either.
While having Roberts at number 4 makes sense, the site misses the mark when they place Mick Cronin of Cincinnati at 7. Cronin inherited a mess, barely having enough guys to field a team last year and already has the Bearcats playing some very good, tough, basketball. They are 8-6 in conference this year, and will only get better. Cronin's not going anywhere, unless he gets a better job.
Providence coach and former SU assistant Tim Welsh checks in at number 11, and frankly this ranking could be higher. The Friars have struggled in recent years and Welsh has been at the school long enough that he can't blame anyone else for his current situation. This year the Friars are in danger of missing the conference tournament, but Welsh is putting up a good front, declaring that he's confident in his job status.
Lastly, Fred Hill of Rutgers cracks the top 25, coming at 23 and while I personally have not seen enough to believe Hill knows what he's doing, he's not going anywhere for a while. Hill was clearly the guy the Scarlet Knights wanted when they let Gary Waters go, and they've shown a lot of patience in the past, giving Greg Schiano a long time to fix the football program. Besides, it's not like St. John's, who has past glory to live up to, it's Rutgers, they can wait it out a little while longer. Hill's not going anywhere.
Monday, February 25, 2008
• Aug. 30 at Northwestern
• Sept. 6 vs. Akron
• Sept. 13 vs. Penn State
• Sept. 20 vs. Northeastern
• Sept. 27 vs. Pittsburgh
• Oct. 11 at West Virginia
• Oct. 18 at South Florida
• Nov. 1 vs. Louisville
• Nov. 8 at Rutgers
• Nov. 15 vs. Connecticut
• Nov. 22 at Notre Dame
• Nov. 29 at Cincinnati
While it's too soon for predictions, here are few thoughts on the schedule from a season ticket holder who lives a couple of hours away.
* The first thing that jumps out at me is 4 straight weekends of home football in September. For people who live out of town, it's a tremendous pain in the ass to travel 4 weekends in a row, even if it's a relatively short distance, because you know all these damn games are going to be at noon, I haven't even worked through my Friday night induced hangover by then.
* The last time I checked, September in Central New York is still relatively pleasant, so playing an entire month of games inside when the weather is nice - how can you not get excited about that?
* It should be interesting to see how many people show up for Penn State and how many of those people are SU fans.......either way, it's good to have them back on the schedule again.
* SU has pulled off the rare feat of scheduling Northwestern and Northeastern in the same season, that's not something you see very often.
And in an effort to not be overly negative, here's a highlight video of incoming frosh Trey Fairchild - hopefully Trey and some of the fellow classmates will leave SU with more wins than losses when all is said and done:
Champ did a good job breaking down the SU-Notre Dame game below, so I won't reinvent the wheel, but I will chime in with a few thoughts, plus I needed an excuse to run the awful headline above.
- Donte Greene - no one has been a bigger supporter than I have, but he's hit the freshman wall harder than Meg Ryan. He simply has to start bringing more to the table, because right now every aspect of his game is poor. What's the opposite of intangibles? Because that's what he's bringing to the floor - he's a better player than he's showed the last few games, I'm wondering when we'll see that again.
- The Zone - I understand why they play the zone, they've got 7 guys, can't afford foul trouble, the need to keep guys fresh, etc....but at some point you have to cut Harris and Flynn lose, let them lock guys up and roll the dice, because right now, the zone is not working. South Florida shredded it, Louisville didn't score against it, but that's because they were missing wide open shots, and we all saw what the Irish did yesterday.
- Paul Harris - I am a believer. Donte Greene should be forced to spend a week watching film of how hard he plays. If these two guys ever had decent games at the same time......
- Tournament hopes - win the next 5 games in a row (the last 3 regular season games and two in the Garden) and there's a chance, anything less and it's NIT time. This team does not have a decent road win this year.
- The Announcers - when the best a network can muster is Craig Bolerjack and Bob Wenzel, let's just say that tells me they didn't exactly think it was the biggest game of the weekend. Those two are ESPN regional quality.
- The bottom line - they aren't good enough defensively to impose their will on teams, so they aren't going to win games that way, and on the offensive end they simply lost too much due to injuries to outscore a lot of teams. They are what they are - extremely young and playing shorthanded - and that's not the best combination to win games.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
The blue uniforms made their debut today as the Orange (wearing blue) fell to the Irish 94-87. Let's get the obligatories out of the way:
Daryl Gross propoganda machine
P-S photo gallery
Kyle McAlrney's 30 points led the Irish while he set a Notre Dame Inc. record nine 3-pointers. I received a great text message from Friend of Idtiots BabyBoss during Kyle's run:
"Another career high against the Cuse!"
Cuse's NCAA hopes are slimmer than a hungry Calista Flockhart. The only shot now may be to run the table in the Big East Tournament, and let's be honest....winning 4 games in 4 days with 7 guys....let's just say not likely.
Some quick thoughts on a Sunday night:
Arinze: continues to grow as a banger, these are the efforts we need night in and night out
Donte: I'm really scratching my head on this performance. When the jumper isn't falling (which has been more frequent than not of late), what else does he bring to the table? Hustle? Hitting the glass? Help me here people.
Paul: 22 and 12, been doing his Mike Rowe imitation as of late. Lots of dirty work.
The Zone: I know we only go seven deep, but any thoughts of mixing up the defense?
We'll see what the last three games bring.
Some non-cuse thoughts:
Tennessee won the State Championship Saturday night. You may have heard something about this #1 vs. #2 game from the ESPN hype machine. During the entire game, never did I think "I'm watching the two best teams in the country play." Conference USA's pride the Memphis Tigers are prime for an NCAA tournament upset couretsy of a mid-major team disciplined in the halfcourt game.
Linda Tripp, I mean Bruce Pearl's Vol's will be #1 this week. Their shot selection on Saturday night looked like something from Rucker Park. There are a handful of teams I really believe are more deserving of a number one ranking, Syracuse not one of them.
Of course I'm an idtiot so put your money on a Memphis-Tenn rematch in the title game.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Deadspin has been conducting polls to judge approval ratings of various sportscasters, and today, it's Billy Packer's turn.
While it's early in the voting process, to date 9% (obviously this will change as voting goes on) of those that have voted say they approve of the job Billy's doing at CBS. Now we all know voting over the internet is not scientific, so obviously the results are skewed because you can't honestly tell me 6% of ANY population likes this clownface......so, readers of T3I, you know what to do, Rock the Vote and make sure your opinion is heard.
Some quick thoughts on playing Notre Dame:
How many times will ESPN force the "Digger Phelps dancing in the Dome" clip down our throats?
Which Cuse team shows up, "The Hoya Beaters" or the "Bashed by the Bulls"?
What are the odds Irish coach Mike Brey wears a shirt and tie? About the same chances I have of winning tonight's Mega Millions drawing.
Someone again explain to me the brilliance of having Notre Dame in the Big East for all sports except football. Paging Mike Tranghese. Brilliant Mikey.
The Joyce Center does not scare me. Especially after Billy Edelin turned it into his personal playground . Hak also did some damage there, including one of the greatest in-game dunks of all time:
BRING YOUR LUNCH!
Chris Farley Show Moment: Do you remember the year Syracuse played Notre Dame and they broke out thouse hideous neon green jerseys? I'm guessing late 80's early 90's, sometime during the Laphonso Ellis era.
Luke Harangody, are these numbers for real? Test him for HGH.
Need a win fellas. Lots of work remains.
All of this adds up to one thing........a Syracuse victory. The only thing predictable about this team is that they are unpredictable, so given that fact, I see Syracuse heating up from 3 and pulling off the improbable win 82-79. This same theory means they end up losing to Seton Hall next week, but we'll jump off that bridge when we come to it.
For another perspective on the game, courtesy of our friends at Reelsportsfan.com, here's a preview from Citrus TV.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Yes for a mere $122.22 you can own an official game worn Dave Jamerson Utah Jazz jersey from the 1993 season.
Who is Dave Jamerson? Funny I asked the same thing. A quick trip over to basketball-reference.com brought me up to speed. In 1993, Dave played ONE GAME with the Jazz. What are the odds that same jersey is now on Ebay?
A must for Dave Jamerson fans everywhere.
* And finally, the coach of our beloved NJIT Highlanders, Jim Casciano resigned yesterday, effective at the end of the season. Well done coach Casciano, T3I think it's a brilliant motivational technique that may inspire your team to get its first win of the season......(Greg Robinson, start taking notes).
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
In Highlander recruiting news, we offer some friendly advice to Will Campbell, choosing New Hampshire is the way to go. Even with the stoned hippies and cold weather, you stand a better chance at winning some games.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Without blinking, look at your accuser dead in the eye and say "I did not (insert discretion here)." Note: for best results add the finger point. Repeat, repeat, repeat.
The Big Mac
Another classic. Next time you have a fight with your girlfriend, apologize. But just don't admit to what you are apologizing for. Be like Jason--- keep it vague.
Admit your wrongdoing, however state you didn't mean anything by it. "No officer, I understand I was clocked doing 85 in a 35, I wasn't trying to gain an advantage. I was just trying to get to the Early Bird special before it ended at 5:00."
The McnaClemens (aka the Fatal Attraction)
Do everything you can to discredit your accuser. Tape record phone calls, manufacture evidence, throw spouses under the bus, boil a pet rabbit...do whatever it takes, but admit no wrongdoing.
Silence is golden my friend. So is relocating. Call Atlas Van Lines, say nothing and move far, far away....from Baltimore to Houston for example.
The Jose Jose
Come clean, admit to everything. In fact, write a book about your wrongdoing and bring everyone down with you.
There you go gang, next time you're in a jam break out one of these classics. Bud Selig guarantees they'll work.
Monday, February 18, 2008
What really caught my eye was Jerry Smith's dunk at the end of the game to put Louisville up 11. Running up the score? No it didn't bother me. Showboating? Not at all.
That dunk had huge implications for the Vegas crowd. A quick pre-game scan of the betting line (for recreational purposes only of course) showed Cuse as a dog anywhere between 9.5 and 10.5 points. Score two for Jerry Smith, Louisville with the ultimate backdoor cover.
Pete, who do you like this weekend?
More analyis to come from my fellow idiots. But, who woke up Arinze?
- With college hoops really heating up as teams push to make the tournament, check out - CollegeHoops.net
- And an SU grad has got new site fired up with a lot of SU related content, ReelSportsFan.com
The Georgetown win was absolutely huge, but won't mean a damn thing if this team struggles down the stretch against a tough schedule. To date, Syracuse has not proven they can win on the road, going 3-4 on the season, with those three wins coming against a bad Virginia team, a DePaul team that's 4 games under .500 and Villanova, which fell apart this year. None of these teams are going to make the NCAA tournament, making the game against Louisville a huge opportunity. It would also mean another win against a ranked team, as Louisville is 23 in the AP poll this week.
What They're Saying - From Louisville
* The Card Chronicle has some links for the their fans to read about the game, yet somehow missed T3I - oh well, their loss.
* The Cardinal Fan says the euphoria of beating Georgetown hasn't given way to the fact that SU has to travel to Freedom Hall tonight (last graph) - can't argue with that one.
* Card Game criticizes the storming of the floor against Georgetown, and correctly notes that Syracuse is backed into a corner.
* The Louisville Courier Journal says the cards must beat SU's 2-3 zone (no kidding).
What They're Saying - From Syracuse
* Cuse Country says win at Louisville and we'll talk. Preach on.
* Bud says anything can happen, and tosses in a cool Tina Turner pic from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, which is one of T3I all time favorite Seinfeld references, wel done Bud (it was odd typing that).
* The Daily Orange has an article about Donte Greene mulling his future - not sure if that topic has been discussed yet this year.....
* The Syracuse Sports Blog has some videos up celebrating the Georgetown win.
* Nick's Two Cents says the court storming was acceptable as it passes the Court Storming Constitution. I agree with Champ on this one, at the very least wait until the game is over.
Let's beat Louisville and hopefully we can all react like this at about 9:10 pm.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
After getting ChampBaby to bed Saturday night, I spent the evening flipping between ABC's showing of Miracle and the Slam Dunk Contenst on TNT. Yes, these are the exciting Saturday nights you experience once you become a parent.
The NBA has long passed me by. Honestly, I'd estimate that the last regular season NBA game I watched to be sometime in the late '90's. However, there was no better time to grow up watching "The Association" then in the '80's and '90's. NBA coverage in the '80's was much different than it was now. CBS's coverage was highlighted by one of the great theme songs of all time along with Tommy Heinson's blatant rooting for the Celtics. Meanwhile, I looked forward to post-basketball practice Friday nights watching a prime-time matchup on TBS the SuperStation.
As a reflection of the league, the Slam Dunk contest peaked in the 80's and 90's. I'm still bitter over MJ robbing Dominique in '88, but those things will happen in Chicago. Along with those two, Jerome Kersey, Clyde Drexler, Tom Chambers, and Spud Webb made the dunk contest something special. A special recognition goes out to a favorite of the idiots: Terrence Stansbury, a perrenial dunk contestant of the '80's.
By now I'm sure you've seen Dwight Howard's dunks all over SportsCenter. If not, his complete portfolio from last night can be found below. The Superman dunk got a lot of coverage, and please don't get me wrong it's certainly better than anything I threw down on my Nerf hoop. But, has anyone else noticed......HE DIDN'T DUNK THE BALL? His first dunk from behind the backboard and the one at the 5:50 mark below are two of the sickest I have ever seen. Great stuff. Not nearly as good as Kenny Smith singing the Superman theme however.
Gerald Green, loved the birthday cake dunk.
Nique, you still the man.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Some quick thoughts:
*Court Swarmers: This was an embarassment. It's sad enough that Cuse fans now swarm for any win against a ranked opponent, but to do it with 2 seconds left in the game? Dumb. Don't get me wrong, I've swarmed the football field after the Va Tech game (McNabb to Brominsky) and later that year after the thrasing of Miami. But this was just pathetic. Wait for the buzzer, is it that hard?
Syracuse fans can't tell time. Photo: Kevin Rivoli/AP
*Donte's Shot Selection: 4 for 16 from three? 16 of 22 total attempts from beyond the arc?
* Rick Jackson: finish those chippies
* The Run: Who else knew that 20 point first half lead wouldn't last?
Any win over Georgetown is a good one. There is still a ton of work left to be done.
Friday, February 15, 2008
At the time, it made perfect sense; we all knew injuries and defections have left the team with little depth. However, since that decision has been made, Williams has played a grand total of 22 minutes this year. In other words, he's played slightly more than the amount of time Jonny Flynn spends on the court in one half. In this limited time he's shown that he's very raw, but with his huge wingspan and height, it is easy to see why the staff recruited him - the physical attributes he has can't be coached.
It's also easy to see that wasting his redshirt year turned out to be the wrong decision. Look, hindsight is 20/20 and it's easy for some jerk to anonymously criticize people on the internet, but when a guard goes down, it's not going to open up a lot of minutes for a center. If Rick Jackson or Arinze had gone down (and you could argue Arinze has gone down the last 4 games) it would make sense to work Williams into the rotation, because he would have HAD to play.
Boeheim has won a national championship, he's in the Hall of Fame and winning the title in 2003 was one of the greatest sporting moments as fans we've all had in our lives, but that certainly doesn't mean he's perfect (unlike T3I of course). Williams may or may not develop into a quality big man and depending on how next year's recruits pan out, 2008-09 could turn out to be a redshirt year for him, but that doesn't change the fact that this season will most likely end with Williams playing less in one season than Scoop Jardine did on Wednesday night. I hope in a few years we aren't saying, boy Williams is really coming around, we could use him for one more year, because that would suck.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Boy have you made a wrong turn on the information superhighway.
Remember Valentine's day in grade school and deciding which Scooby Doo Valentine to give to the hot girl you liked, while pawning off the Fred card to the fat smelly kid? Remember the "mailboxes" you would spend all day creating and decorating? Thank you Hallmark Conspiracy for these memories.
Since this is a sports blog written by complete idiots , I thought I'd reflect on what in the sporting world I love.
I love tailgating, even at the utterly shameful tailgating scene that is Syracuse University. I've had the fortune of tailgating with my fellow idiots for several years now. Nothing beats a Saturday morning in a parking lot forcing down a brat and beer at 9AM while arguing about whether or not the basketball team from Teen Wolf could beat the team from Porky's.
I love helmet sundaes at minor league baseball games. You know the ones. Ice cream and summer, that's gold my friend.
I love talking trash during a fantasy football draft. Real friends bust each other's balls. Can we get that as a man law please?
I love flipping channels and stumbling across an old Cuse game on ESPN Classic. There's nothing like reliving Dave Johnson's fade or Sherman Douglas' short-shorts. It's getting quite rare now that ESPN Classic is quickly becoming ESPN Classic Poker.
I love weekend naps during sporting events I'm quasi-interested in. Nothing sleeps better than PGA Golf, the NFL Draft, NASCAR (as Boss pointed out), or a Yanks-Devil Rays game.
I love Saratoga in the summer time. If you've never ventured there to experience the horse racing, shame on you. If you've never been there to experience the post-race party scene, DOUBLE SHAME ON YOU. Just bring your wallet, you have been warned.
I love going to games at Camden Yards. Every MLB city should be so lucky.
I love March Madness On Demand. Hoops fans: this is a must for the first rounds of the tournament.
I love Cuse road trips. The best sporting event of my life was hitting the road with my fellow idiots during the 2003 national title run. Runner up: T3I invades BC during their last game in the Big East....aka the Diamond Ferri Show. Good times.
I love NFL Films Super Bowl highlight films. You know the ones they run continuously around the clock on Super Bowl weekend?
I love Carl Lewis' rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner from 1993. Here's a taste. Yes that is former Orangemen and NJ Net Derrick Coleman trying to hide during it. Fast forward to the 42 second mark of this clip that features then SportsCenter anchor Charlie Steiner laughing uncontrollably at the Lewis peformance. Steiner kills me here, I swear I get tears in my eyes from laughing so much.
I love Championship Week on ESPN.
I love overanalyzing sports movies: No way Cole Trickle makes up that much ground at Daytona (Days of Thunder); no way that Harris the 50yo starter can go 8 innings in the finale vs. the Yanks (Major League); So Rudy gets a sack in garbage time, what's the big deal? (Rudy); if Clubber Lang fought Drago, who'd win? (Rocky III and IV)
One more day in the work week faithful readers. Hang in there and beat Gtown! To those who aren't working Monday: celebrate our Presidents by buying that new mattress or however you may.
For a full recap and analysis, you can check out the links above, or over to the right. I was going to provide some analysis of my own, but do to a busy schedule today, I thought I'd let someone I respect and admire do the honor himself. I contacted Homer Simpson and asked him to describe the performance of the Orange last night against an inferior opponent, and he said this.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Greg Robinson made the announcement today, also announcing that Derrick Jackson will become the "co-defensive coordinator" along with Robinson himself. As is pointed out in the link, Greg was impressed with Jackson's "ability to demand excellence." Since Jackson spent last year as the defensive line coach, and the d-line and defense in general was abysmal, I think we can all agree that Greggo's definition of excellence is a little different than ours.
In all seriousness, as hard as it may be to believe it, we WANT this team to succeed on the field, but given the embarrassingly bad performances of the last 3 years, you'll have to excuse our skepticism. At this point, Bret Michaels has more credibility when he claims he's looking for true love while hooking up with old skanks on VH1.
On bright side, at least Conley, a great player who was betrayed by bad knees, can offer Devo and Rautins some advice on knee rehabilitation.
While Syracuse is clearly a superior team, I'll play the role (along with Bud) of Captain Obvious and reiterate the fact that tonight's game is vital to the Orange keeping their NCAA hopes alive. At 16-8 they lack real quality wins against the nation's top teams and a loss to conference bottom feeder would be devastating.
This is a scary game for Syracuse fans because while SU should win, there are several factors in play that could trip up the Orange:
-They are young and certainly capable of looking past USF with Georgetown looming on Saturday;
- SU hasn't played in a week and might not be sharp early;
- The Orange are just 3-3 in true road games this year; and
- USF has two guys that can really play in center Kentrell Gransberry and guard Dominique Jones.
News from Tampa
In news about the game from behind enemy lines, the Tampa Tribune has a story about how Jim Boeheim "Keeps in Interesting,"interviewing childhood friend Rick Kouwe, who says Boeheim is "tired." It's an interesting angle until you get into the story and realize that they got the name of Rick's son, former SU walk on Andrew Kouwe wrong, which to me casts doubt on the accuracy of the entire story. Nice work Tribune.
The Bradenton Herald reports that parking will be limited for tonight's game because classes are in session - but since they drew less than 5,000 people for their last home game against St. John's, I'm guessing this won't be a huge problem.
While this game certainly is dangerous, I think Syracuse overcomes these obstacles and pulls out a hard fought 67-61 victory, keeping the NCAA dream alive.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
In an interview with T3I explaining the official offer Selig said, "Major League Baseball needs to look to the future. I'm not going to be around forever and let's face it, Dupay has been dead for the last two years. It's funny, he died the day after I saw Weekend at Bernie's on TBS and I figured, what the heck, let's give it a shot. However, the time has come to start looking to the future and end this charade - I mean have you seen his official photo? Polar bears have better color than this man, so we figured it was time to actively recruit someone from outside the game who could lead us in the future, and once I started thinking about it, there was really only one choice - Isiah Thomas."
"Zeke has solid experience as a former league executive with the CBA, he's used to working in the media spotlight, and let's face it - he reminds me of a younger version of myself, a guy who can weather a few minor bumps in the road."
Sources close to Selig said this decision has been in the works for months, as he admires the way Thomas has been able to squander resources, make terrible personnel decisions, put awful teams and the floor, lose sexual harassment cases, and still keep his job. The prevalent theory is that Selig knows that there are only a few people in the world besides himself who despite glaring incompetence, can keep their jobs, so even though Thomas has no real experience in baseball, he was making the move now to try and get him on board.
There is also speculation on the interwebs that this decision was announced today to take the media spotlight off of John Rocker's latest sensational claims that Selig knew he used steroids and turned a blind eye to the issue.
When asked directly about that, Selig told us, "I can't comment on anything at this time, but let me tell you, I didn't even know what a steroid was until 2005, so anything Rocker says about that just can't be true. John Rocker has no credibility, he's the Jose Canseco of pitchers. If you want to talk about pitchers and steroids, let's talk about Roger Clemens, he's a guy I can believe when we get into that discussion."
There was no immediate comment from Thomas or the Knicks regarding the offer.
What makes the call interesting from a Syracuse perspective is the news that Mike Waters posted yesterday saying that the head of officiating for the NCAA thought that Roy Hibbert fouled Jonny Flynn a few weeks ago. To date Georgetown has now won at least two Big East games with a little help from the zebras and they are on their way to putting together a UConn football like season in terms of getting favorable calls that decide games.
Anyway, since it's an ESPN clip, I can't imagine it will be up very long before being yanked off YouTube, but I'm going to post it anyway, enjoy it while it lasts.
Monday, February 11, 2008
My personal favorite to date is Boomer talking about scoring some Canadian aspirin with codeine, but if you have the time and aren't totally creeped out by a fat man talking about wine, hitting on women, and scoring Canadian pills, check them all out.
I stumbled across the clip below on With Leather.
UPDATE: Deadspin and another site have talked to the guy.