In Tribute: Trent Jackson

Trent Jackson, possibly the greatest all-around athlete from Rochester, New York, died suddenly this past weekend. The ‘Franklin Flash’ ran a 9.4 100 yard sprint in 1961. Thus tying the national high school mark established by none other than Jesse Owens. Jackson later made the U.S. Olympic squad for the 1964 Tokyo games. An unfortunate […]

Great Broadcasting Calls

“The scramble for Atlanta is on!” “He must have gotten lonely. That’s the first open opportunity he had all night, and he drilled it.” “He must have been trying to throw it off the back of a Washington State defender because he couldn’t have thrown that bad of a pass.” “You’ve got to box out […]

Sweet Sixteen in Summary

Now that sixteen teams remain, let’s re-shuffle the deck and take a closer look at the field. Four #1 Seeds: Florida, Kansas, Ohio State, and UNC Three #2 Seeds: Memphis, UCLA, and Georgetown (Yeah, throw a little salt ‘n’ peppa on the crow I need to eat. Boo hoo for the Badgers of Wisconsin). Three […]

When is a foul intentional?

Well … that’s a bit difficult to answer because you’d have to be a mind-reader to some extent. But it was absolutely criminal for the referees in Saturday’s Xavier vs Ohio St. contest not to call an obvious intentional foul on Ohio St. with about 9 seconds left in regulation. Greg Oden quite clearly committed […]

Results Are In For The Sweet Sixteen Challenge!

And the winner is…a whole lotta people with ten correct answers: Aaron, JNuke, JFeola,and yours truly for the Premier Division. Wally picked ten in the Elite division. Tidbits – Nobody picked Tennessee nor Vanderbilt. JNuke was the only person to pick USC. The Nukester was also the only person to pick the Ducks of Oregon. […]


Reason #1 – The Vanderbilt / George Washington game is in the second half. I am getting a live feed of our local news!?!?!?! Imagine me making a horse sigh. Reason #2 – A timeout on the floor means an automatic commercial break. Instead of a timeout on the floor equals a switch to another […]

Final 4 and beyond … who will wear the crown?

Okay, boys. This is the moment (okay, one of the key moments) we’ve been waiting for. It’s the opportunity to fill out those doggone brackets and figure out who’s going to the Final Four, and more specifically, who’s gonna claim that chan’ship. We’re gonna play “closest to the pin”, cuz nobody’s gonna ace this quiz. […]

Father forgive me…

For I have sinned. I know not what is going on with me. I have been carrying this grief on my chest for a couple of weeks now. The weight is becoming too great. I have come to a realization, and I don’t want to admit this…, but…but…Mariano Riviera deserves all the props he gets. […]

A Defending Trend

A brief overview of recent college hoops: Washington 61 UCLA 51 UW took away UCLA’s running game. As a team the Huskies made a commitment to get back on the defensive end and eliminate any possibility that Bruins might have for getting easy lay ups. Wisconsin 52 Michigan State 50 One stat I would love […]

Searching For It

Charlie Weis sat behind the microphone. His hair still wet from a September-Michigan rain. He proffered specific answers when referring to the significance of plays by Terrail Lambert, Jeff Samardzija, and Rhema McKnight. When speaking of his quarterback Weis lacked the same specificity: “He has it. I don’t know what it is, but he has […]