Did you see the car wreck of a ceremony last night in the East Bay? The Golden State Warriors, one of the worst professional franchises in our nation, were retiring the #17 worn by Chris Mullin. The catch? When team co-owner Joe Lacob took the floor to address the crowd, he was booed. Remember, this team has been to the playoffs once since 1994. They've had 2 winning seasons. This is the NBA. Seems like everyone gets their shot. Lacob and Peter Guber have only owned the team since 2010, but just traded lone star Monta Ellis to the Bucks. They can't take all the blame but it sure doesn't look like this ridiculous franchise is heading north any time soon.
Well it appears the Dolphins have certainly settled their quarterback issues. They signed David Garrard. Not quite Peyton Manning or Alex Smith and maybe not even Matt Flynn. Garrard is now 34 and likely battles former Beav Matt Moore for the starting gig. I don't sense a serious boot shaking in New England, New York or even Buffalo. I'm also unable to confirm a serious longing for the Jay Fiedler days in South Florida.
Ducks at Dawgs tonight for a trip to Madison Square Garden and the NIT Final 4. Let's not even mention this in the same breath as making the Big Dance, but the heart & fire displayed by these guys, coaches included, since the disappointment of losing in round one of the conference tourney has been admirable. Getting this national acclaim with a victory and the ESPN coverage would be a pretty sweet consolation prize. I checked my betting site and Washington is a 5 point favorite with a pretty high over/under at 155. We'll have the pre-game at 5:30 with a 6 o'clock tip right here on 95.3 The Score.