Monday, February 14, 2011


First weekend with no football and no hope of football since Labor Day. Thanks for hoops, some golf, some horse racing, baseball approaching and getting the house cleaned. I'm also officially annoyed by the high school guy getting national attention for covering his head. It once was a cute novelty, now it's old and boring. Let's tie it in to the NFL draft pick getting 40 mil in guaranteed dollars. The high school kid hasn't even gone to prom yet and now we need network cameras so he can pick out a hat. Booooo!
How bout them Duckie hoopers? Very solid win at USC. What impressed me the most was they hit one of those awful offensive droughts and survived with effort and great defense. In the first half Joevan Catron hit a lay in with just over 9 minutes left. They missed their next 14 shots until a Singler three and Oregon managed to make it to the locker room with a 6 point edge. A huge key was even though the double digit lead dwindled, it never reached a point of being one possession. They always had an answer. I thought Brandon Granville, a former Trojan providing color commentary on Prime Ticket in So Cal made a gutty call. Said at times it appeared the Ducks just wanted it more. The balanced scoring was also critical. 8 different Ducks scored at least 4 points with Malcolm Armstead setting the pace with 14. Just as impressive, the perpetually undersized Ducks outboarded the Trojans 34-28. That many get back to the Granville analysis.
On today's shows, a few thoughts about the earth catching up while Tiger was injured and wrecking his personal life. The continued resiliency of the Blazers. Why I'm thinking it will be a lot more fun to be a baseball rather than a Yankee fan this season. Plus we'll talk a ton of college hoops. Happy Valentine's Day!

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