Tag Archives: college basketball

Regionalisms

I had seen images online of the April 6th issue of Sports Illustrated, so I couldn’t wait to get mine in the mail.

Just look at that angle of Karl-Anthony Towns in action:

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But then I got my issue today. And it looked like this:


April 6th SI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Because apparently there are no college basketball fans in the Northeast.

I mean, how could there be?  No teams from this area made the Final Four.  And there couldn’t possibly be fans of Kentucky, Wisconsin, Michigan State or Duke outside their state lines, right?

(Well, probably not Duke.)

Don’t worry.  I’ve already contacted SI and requested a copy of the Kentucky cover issue.  And written a letter to the editor.

March Madness only comes once a year.

Bully for you

I didn’t expect the ESPN documentary I Hate Christian Laettner to make me like the guy.

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It’s a movie, not a miracle.

But unlike a movie plot, Laettner’s story exhibits no signs of growth or learning over the past two decades. In his interview, he seems as much of an arrogant bully now as he was 20 years ago.

What did surprise me was not only  Coach K’s acceptance of his behavior but also his decision to let Laettner have ‘free reign’ to bully others — not the best message to send.

I guess winning was more important than how they won.

I’m glad we currently have teams in college basketball who can win the right way…and I still hate Christian Laettner.

Consult your local listings

I know that every Kentucky fan is thrilled with the new SEC Network, which pretty much guarantees that any UK Wildcats basketball game not on network television or ESPN will now be televised.

Unless you live in the Northeast.

This is what tonight’s game between Kentucky and Mississippi State looks like to me —

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I’m guessin’ that tall, light-blue bar is Willie Cauley Stein, right?

You’ve got the look

Celebrating Kentucky’s win last night over LSU with a friend –

towns photobomb

Okay, okay…but it is one of the greatest photobombs ever —

I had to get in on the action!

Great game, Karl!

24-0   #BBN

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Represent

I am a UK alum and adjunct faculty at Boston University.

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This is how I teach on game day.

Go Cats!

Beat the Terriers!!

#BBN

It’s the first game of the season, ya’ll!

UK Georgetown sideline

GO CATS!

Beat Grand Canyon!

Spider bite

While we were all busy preparing for this weekend’s exciting Final Four college basketball tourney, Mazda issued a recall on the 2010-2012 model Mazda 6 sedans…

Because of spiders in the gas tank.

I know this sounds like a headline from The Onion, but it’s actually the second time Mazda has recalled the 6 sedan because spiders “may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent line.” Apparently a spider web could create pressure and even a potential crack in the fuel tank.

Wait a minute — is this really a recall?  Or reverse movie product placement?

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(You gotta admit, it would be ‘amazing.’)

Pinch me

house of cards

Hi everyone. Sorry for the late post.

I’ve been binge watching House of Cards Season 2 all day.

I’m on Episode 10 of 13 right now. I’ve taken breaks for dog walks and meals and noteworthy Olympic events.  And later this evening — if I haven’t already completed the season — I’ll have to call a hiatus to watch a very important college basketball game (UK/Florida).

If it weren’t snowing again, this would be the PERFECT DAY.

Laid up

I’m watching college basketball on ESPN —

Kentucky vs. Arkansas

Living in Manhattan, I am very excited to watch an SEC game.

The Razorback crowd in Walton Arena is loud and obnoxious.  The referees seem a bit partial.  But no matter the outcome, the game has to end better than this high school game in Washington last night.

Tie game. Seconds left. Grandview High stole the ball from Prosser High with enough time to score and win the game —

And this happened.

Something to chew on

The Egg is late today. I’ve been watching a lot of basketball. I’ve seen some amazing plays, a couple of bracket-busting upsets, and…

Mouthpieces

mouthpieceNot in players’ mouths, mind you — hanging out of ’em.

At every whistle.  At every time out.  At every pause in the action.

Players seem compelled to display their bite plates to the spectators in attendance.

Funny — I wear one at night and have never felt a similar compulsion.

noel mouthpieceBut perhaps I should take a style note from these college basketball stars (and NBA stars of tomorrow).

It certainly works for our man Noel.

(Feel better, Nerlens.)