Thursday, March 31, 2011
THE GREAT DEBATE by ST
After watching the HBO program Real Sports last night my head is swimming. The focus was the joke the NCAA has become with as much pay for play scandal apparently happening now as ever. That's key for me. Those who think this kind of stuff is new or worse rather than a matter of us simply knowing more because in the information age, paper trails exist and that old mafia "omerta" or secrecy is a thing of the past. Can't wait to get your thoughts on this when we roll through Crunchtime and SportsTalk today. Obviously as baseball begins, more discussion about what to expect for the 2011 season. Watching Yanks/Tigers on ESPN and Jeter went in the hole to make a sweet play to get a force at 2nd to limit the damage a Tiger rally did. I really think he'll bounce back from a mediocre 2010. Some have painted it as falling off a cliff, but as usual the hysterical clowns miss the point. The #'s were not up to his Hall of Fame standards, but at .270 with 10 homers, 70 ribby's, 111 runs scored and 18 steals he was among the most productive shortstops in the AL. Better yet, Jobba Chamberlain, who the powers that be have tried to ruin with their idiotic head games, buzzed through a 1-2-3 7th inning with a kay. New setup guy, Raffy Soriano duplicated that to get to Rivera in the 9th. I laughed my tail off reading about the amazing pro day Jake Locker of the Huskies had yesterday. Big Freaking Whoop. Understand this, any of us who ever picked up a football and were in decent shape could pretty much duplicate completing 90% of your throws against NO ONE! If this guy wins 5 NFL games, I'm buying. If he goes in the 1st two rounds, I'm stunned. Nice win by the Ducks last night at the Matt. More great coaching. Went to the man because Altman was not pleased with the crispness and effort Monday in the zone. Creighton turns it over about a dozen times a night but had 16 with 15 minutes left in the game. I love coach Altman's angle after the game. Not kidding themselves about where they're at because of success in a very secondary event like this. It's fun, there is value, but the guy just has a level head and view of things.