There's a ton of stuff going on in the world of sports tonight, so let's cover a few of them real quick before I go to bed and dream of the day this place opens up.
Syracuse - DePaul
Obviously the Orange took care of the Blue Demons, winning 85-68 tonight. Here are some quick observations:
* Any win in the Big East is a good win, so we'll take it. Overall it was an uneven performance by the Orange. When they were good, they were very good - and when they were bad, like 5 straight turnovers to start the second half, they were awful.
* During the live chat we hosted, I described the team as spurty. Yes, I know it isn't a word - but expect us to use it anyway. In other word invention news, I'd like to thank reader Mr. Plow for coining a new term for missed lay ups - waffle. As in, Jonny got all the way to the rim, but he waffled the lay up. In addition, we got a few more ideas for content that came out of the chat, look for some more dopey stuff soon.
* Andy Rautins continues his stellar play - 5 more threes, 17 points and 6 assists. The only bad thing about him right now is his hair, and even that is getting better.
* The best play of the night hands down was the alley oop FROM Rick Jackson to Jonny Flynn.
* I'd like to see Arinze make quicker decisions with the ball, but 14 and 12 is gold any night. However his free throw problem is obviously in his head right now. He's basically reached the Shaq stage - which isn't good.
* Jonny was Jonny - the problem with him is that he's sooooo talented that when he merely has a good night, we don't even notice anymore. Jonny is amazing.
* Congrats to Paul Harris for scoring his 1,000th career point. To celebrate he needs to break out this do - and then in March score his first NCAA tournament point.
* I honestly think the team gets bored at times. The good news is that they are winning teams against weaker opponents. The bad news - the gravy train is over. Rutgers is up next and while they aren't winning, they are playing well, almost beating Marquette tonight. After that, the schedule gets absolutely brutal. Bring it on.
Bad Times in Boston
Our favorite Big East defectors have been in the news all week. Today was no different.
* For their football program, the Jeff Jagodzinski death watch is finally over, and one Boston writer tells us the break up sounded more like a divorce than a firing. What an embarrassing situation for that program. Hopefully they keep it up - more ammo for us. Waaaaaah - my coach interviewed for another job - waaaaaah.
* Tonight the BC basketball team suffered the mother of all let downs - losing to Harvard at home. By the way, Harvard is 8-6 on the season and coached by Tommy Amaker - who sucks. To make matters worse, from the ESPN highlights, the gym looked half full and it's a small arena. Really BC fans? Half full after beating the number one team in the country? You guys suck.
* First ESPN's Ed Werder caused holy hell in the Cowboys locker room by reporting on the whole TO, Witten, Romo saga. Now it appears Ed's colleague John Barr got Pacman fired - by reporting he tried to get people SHOT.
While I could give a shit about Pacman (he's had more chances than most people in the workforce) - ESPN should thank it's lucky stars that Jerry Jones is one of the world's biggest attention whores - because if it was any other organization, I'm guessing access to the team would be more difficult after these two incidents.