Monday, January 30, 2012


Have heard from some frustrated Duck hoop fans over yesterday's loss in the Civil War. Please stop saying they "should" have won the game. How you figure? 23 turnovers is a recipe for losing. From a Jeremy Jacob bucket with 17 1/2 minutes left in the game until Carlos Emory scored with 5:16 left no Duck aside from Joseph made a basket. That's terrible and another recipe for defeat. They got caught in a 17-1 Beaver run. Tough to overcome that! Don't get me wrong, this was far from a masterful performance by OSU who committed a couple of really stupid fouls late in the game to stop the clock and put the Ducks on the line. Bottom line, both appear to be pretty mediocre teams benefitting from competing in a weak conference.
Some things in sports are just painful to watch. I recall the 93 Wimbledon final between Jana Novatna and Steffi Graff. Jana was up 5-1 in the 3rd and decisive set. She double faulted, went to pieces and failed to win another game. She would collapse into the arms of the Duchess of Kent after the match. Then you have the Jean Van de Velde tank job at the 99 British Open. Needed a double bogey on 18 for the title. Cranked out a triple then lost in the playoff to Paul Lawrie. On a much lesser scale yesterday, we had Kyle Stanley leading by 3 with a 77 yard wedge into the par 5 18th hole. Knock it on, even 3 putt and the Farmers Insurance Open is his. Splashed into the water, dropped, approached and 3 putted. Tied! Oh the horror! Lost to Brandt Snedeker. Still searching for that 1st PGA Tour win. It hurt to watch. On today's show we'll explain the value of a victory on golf's premier circuit.
All week long we talk Super Bowl, and on Wed & Thur we hit you with special football recruiting programming. We'll have some great guests.

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