Let me join the throng of jubilant UK fans by saying I'm glad to see the boys beat someone of consequence this weekend. It wasn't a perfect game, but it was a win to stop the bleeding and boost the confidence.
All that can be said about this win has probably been said, but I just felt compelled to point out another weekend event that should raise the spirits of some in the Big Blue Nation. Joakim Noah's own teammates voted to extend his suspension for verbally abusing a Bulls assistant coach. Noah's supporters usually defend his antics as "passion" and "heart" while his detractors call it "arrogance" and "stupidity." Naturally, I come down on the negative side; the only person I know who despises Noah more than me is my wife! For me, this ranks right up there with the idea that there must be a token college player on the U.S. Olympic Team forever being known as the "Christian Laettner Rule." C'mon GatorPilot; come defend your boy. I'm not wading into the debate over Al Horford's hard fouls, but I'll call a spade a spade in this case.
Also, couldn't help but notice that Tru set the counter for the Tennessee game on 1/22. That conveniently skips over the 1/19 date in the Swamp that many of us had circled on our calendars. A "dis" to the Gators from our favorite BBN blogger?