This is just too awesome for words. Hat tip: SB Nation:
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Tom Izzo plays Jingle Bells on his accordion. https://t.co/fIowVQjik7— Kevin Pauga (@KevinPauga) December 16, 2014
Hat tip: John Clay.
- Wildcat Blue Nation writes that big recruits are a real possibility for Mark Stoops. Indeed they are.
Other than a matchup between UK – UL in the NCAA title game the next best scenario would be meeting in the regular season as unbeatens at # 1 and # 2 . That scenario has come about as close to happening this year as any time in the past but to come true U-Conn has to bump Duke from # 2 on Dec. 21st then UNLV must bump Arizona from # 3 on Dec. 23rd . I doubt either will happen but then again I never thought I’d live long enough to see the day Gardner Webb would be UK in Rupp Arena .
Don’t say “Gardner Webb” to me, Ira. That’s almost equivalent to profanity. I had almost forgotten about it, and now I have to suffer a memory relapse. I had almost convinced myself that it was a delusion.
Kentucky is really pushing hard for Stephen Zimmerman. Quite a battle shaping up for him.
Also, Calipari is searching for his 2016 point guard.
Other Kentucky sports
In case you missed it, Bria Goss has broken a finger and will miss about 6 weeks.
"Our board is totally committed to athletics and competing at the highest level," said Chris May, the athletic director at Saint Louis University. "We are going to be very aggressive."
I wonder if it escaped his attention that St. Louis doesn’t have a football team?
Look, I don’t really care if some mid-majors drop football. If a college thinks that’s the best thing for them, well, who am I to gainsay them? For every one of them, there is likely to be a Division II school that decides it wants to be a mid-major. Circle of life, hakuna matata, all that.
So I guess, despite the flaws in his article, I actually agree with Nocera’s main point. Football does’t have to define a university, and despite his awkward inclusion of St. Louis, they are a perfectly fine example of just that.
Ohio State leads the nation in fan attendance. For football, of course. There’s lots more in this piece, also.
Duke beats basketball powerhouse Elon, but it wasn’t exactly according to Hoyle. Nonetheless, SI’s descent into Dookie hyperbole is spectacular. Consider this title: “Jahlil Okafor’s big night against Elon hints at historic Duke greatness”
Really, dude? Historic? Oh, dear. So soon we forget Grant Hill and Christian Laettner.
Here’s a look at the Duke box from KenPom, with a couple of pithy comments.
Other sports news
- How the Browns sabotaged Johnny Manziel’s first start. The writer apparently thinks Manziel should have had more designed runs. Tim Tebow, anyone?
Asking the important questions: Is it time to change your olive oil?