Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Back from vacation...

...and here's what I missed.

Bob Knight is apparently sleeping in the ESPN studios. Seriously, every time I turned on the network last week, there was Bobby. I have to admit he's pretty good, and makes more sense than some of the other "analysts" they're using (the Sklar brothers? really?).


Yes, I know he's one of the best college players right now, but I'm already tired of Tyler Hansbrough. First, UNC announces they're retiring his jersey while he's still playing and hasn't won any major titles, but then he knocks my Hokies out of the SEC game, and the tournament, with a buzzer beating two. But personal feelings aside, the jersey retiring announcement is completely inappropriate and frivolous. If UNC gets knocked out of the tourney in the first round, will they take it back?

With a big "fuck you" to the media, Houston is on a 22 game bender without Yao. This just shows how much unnecessary stock teams and fans put into one player. Sure, he's great. But it's a team for a reason.

David Beckham wants out of his contract in the US to go back to Europe. After signing a $250 million contract and then being injured most of the season, where does this fall on the "What a pussy" scale? And let that be a lesson learned for MLS, and all the leagues in general. You can't build a sport around one guy. Especially one who is more famous for his off field persona than his on field prowess.

1 comments:

Mediocrates said...

"And let that be a lesson learned for MLS, and all the leagues in general. You can't build a sport around one guy."

While I believe this is mostly true, I got 4 words for you:

Tiger, Tiger Woods Y'all