Well, it is now less than 48 hours before the Greatest Show On Earth is once again in full swing, so we will commit our efforts to attempting to memorialize what has become the second greatest thing to happen in Rupp Arena after Kentucky Wildcat Basketball.
Can't believe anyone would suggest that any team, much less a freshman dominated one, could go undefeated in college hoops. Na. Ga. Happen.— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) October 16, 2013
I hope Seth Davis has to eat those words...
Big Blue Madness has gone so high tech that you will have to download yourself an App to participate if you are attending. By the way, you did remember that the tickets have gone on sale for the first four home games, right? Well you need to get them right away, because Cal says that 7 Cats are gonna score 25 points or more in a game. You really don't want to miss that, do you? You might also want to think about picking up tickets for the first two rounds of the 2014 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament, since they are going to be playing games in Memorial Coliseum.
After describing Tuesday's practice as "average", Coach Stoops was a little more upbeat on Wednesday after putting the remaining Wildcats who are still healthy through a rainy practice. "Energy was up and the team seemed focused". Vegas knows NCAA Basketball. What better weekend (short of attending an NCAA Championship Game where UK wins) could a father-son pair have than Big Blue Madness? Will the SEC be able to claim the title of the "Toughest Conference In College Sports"? ALL Sports?
And just because I cannot get enough video today:
In "Bizarro News of the Day", this could only happen in Cleveland.
Food for thought. The people who sit in power in the NCAA might learn well from this book which talks about how the NFL ran from the reality that concussions were serious business. Lesson, Mr. Emmert? Meet your problems head on. Don't duck and dodge them in an attempt to avoid being perceived as unpopular, or thinking you are going to cost yourselves more money. The longer you wait, the higher the price tag.
Georgia and Florida football teams have decided that the injuries to their two respective teams are too high to actually play each other. So, what else can they do? The Louisville Cardinals & Memphis Tigers have figured out a way to continue to play each other in basketball after Louisville moves to a real conference. I have a feeling Louisville is going to need games like these when they start facing ACC competition twice a week.
Jeremy Fowler asks what the Playoff Selection Committee is going to do when all that integrity has to actually do some work concerning football. Where is Mizzou going to be when the dust settles from the 2013-2014 season?
For today's finale, I watched a few episodes of Oliver Stone's Revised History of The United States this evening, and found myself pondering this question. If college sports keeps going in the direction it is headed in, what will happen? Yesterday I asked if the game was too mean and nasty for decent guys. Today I give you what College Football will be in 20 years.