Friday, June 11, 2010


Usually the NBA Finals completely dominate the sports world this time of year unless there is a former NFL running back on the lamb in a Bronco. With the World Cup, NCAA's here in town, and all this mayhem surrounding USC and college football expansion, it's not the case. Makes my life easier, but surely complicates things for a few million others. Now Boise State is bolting their old league(WAC), for a new one(Mountain West). I'm really loving this. Now you have Utah, BYU, TCU and the Broncos in the same conference. Clearly the 4 top non-BCS programs in America. Apologies to Fresno State. During the middle part of the decade FSU was taking on all comers and nearly beat that powerhouse, albeit now disgraced 2005 USC team. They remain a solid non-BCS program but clearly the other 4 have surpassed them on a national level.
One interesting aspect of the penalty levied against USC football. As it's a 2 year bowl ban, juniors and seniors can transfer to another D-1 school without having to sit out the traditional one year for transfers. This could get very interesting. We're talking guys like their 2nd leading pass catcher from last year, Ron Johnson, or starting center Kris O'Dowd and stud fullback Stanley Havili. On defense, linebackers Malcolm Smith and Chris Galippo, their 2nd & 3rd leading tacklers or wrecking crew tackle Jurrell Casey. This could get messy if an exodus begins.
On today's show, recap of the Boston bench triggering a huge series tying win, all the above stuff, plus the latest on Nebraska and the Pac 10. Should be a fun Friday. Enjoy your weekend.

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