Prior to the start of the season for the Oregon men hoopers I was not brimming with anticipation. Losses to San Jose State, Idaho and the 1st four in league did little to change that. I figured the win over USC to open the new arena was emotion fueled but seeing how tough they played a pretty good UCLA team 2 nights later started to open my eyes a tad. Of course they won 4 of the next 5 and many, self included, realized we had a season to root for and follow with a certain level of optimism. See if you share this sentiment. Six weeks ago I would have viewed a gritty, close loss at Pauley Pavillion to the Bruins as one of those moral victories. Last night I'm screaming at the TV to make a stop or hit a shot. The Ducks played the 2nd place team in the Pac 10 on the road pretty even but didn't execute with the money on the table. I was ticked they lost. Dana Altman made it clear early on that there were no quality losses and he's here to win and he means NOW! More power to him. Even though his minutes were limited, I'm hoping it was a good sign Jeremy Jacob was out there, albeit for just 9 minutes. He's 6'8" and could be a key big in that Oregon rotation. Here's hoping that knee allows him to contribute down the stretch. USC tomorrow at the Galen Center. Remember the Ducks beat them by 6, but almost blew a 20 point lead. Joevan Catron didn't play, so you've got to like their chances!
I was reading with much amusement that Federal Prosecutors have sliced the number of pending felonies against Barry the Baloonhead Bonds from 11 to 5. I'm not a legal expert but it seems 5 felonies is still alot! I don't think he'll ever do jail time but will take pleasure in having it on the record he lied about taking steroids or performance enhancing drugs. Maybe that will knock such an arrogant D-bag down a couple of pegs.