Pickin’ Splinters National Chan’ship – seedings

Many thanks to all who voted for the five at-large bids to our national tournament.  Now we must rank our picks (1-16).  Here’s the list in alphabetical order: Alabama Boise State Buffalo Cincinnati East Carolina Florida the Ohio State University Oklahoma Penn State Texas Texas Christian Texas Tech Troy U.S.C. Utah Virginia Tech Please respond […]

Why Gonzaga is important

This week’s Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today’s top five are identical: UNC, UConn, Pittsburgh, Gonzaga, and Oklahoma. Kinda rolls off the tongue doesn’t it? The Bulldogs of Gonzaga with a record of six wins and zero losses seem right at home in the top five. That hasn’t always been the case. Once was a time […]

Who am I?

50,000 – that is a nice round number to stop at.  After being selected twice as first-team All-American and once as AP player-of-the-year, I proved worthy of being the first overall pick in the draft.  My spot in Springfield was guaranteed after 16 seasons with three organizations.  I played in twelve consecutive all-star games.  At […]

Date set: Challenge 2 – Who am I?

Get ready all you sports trivia masters.  Pickin’ Splinters has announced the time and date for Challenge 2 of the WAI series. Mark your calendars:  Wednesday, December 17th, 8:30 p.m. EST (Edgemere Standard Time) Can anyone defeat the reigning champ, Chas? Until then keep yourself skills sharpened with the daily Who am I?

Who am I?

They say a running back’s career expectancy is short.  It’s no wonder with all that pounding and abuse at the line of scrimmage.  I’d like to think I got a little more out of my career than most.  At a time when a season schedule consisted of 14 games I earned five trips to the […]

Pickin’ Splinters National Chan’ship – Take two

After last week’s debate we will begin the restructuring process of our National Chan’ship. We have our eleven automatic bids:  Virginia Tech (ACC), Oklahoma (Big 12), Cincinnati (Big East), Penn St. (Big 10), East Carolina (Conference USA), Buffalo (MAC), Utah (Mountain West), U.S.C. (Pac 10), Florida (SEC), Troy (Sun Belt), and Boise St. (WAC). Now […]

Who am I?

Modesty was never one of my calling cards.  After earning a Wooden, Naismith, and AP Player of the Year, I was taken first in the NBA draft and held out for the largest rookie contract in the history of the league.  I would go on to become the second leading scorer in that team’s history, […]

Game of the Week (GOTW) 12/1 – 12/7

Was there a game this past week that had you riveted to your seat?  Maybe it was a game you saw in person.  Maybe the action was so intense you dare not touch the remote.  OR is there a game that you are looking forward to this week?  Let’s us know about it here. My […]