Monday, March 31, 2008  
Cheers and Jeers time again
It's Monday, and you know what that means, right?

That's right. Cheers and Jeers. The wonderful thing to start off the week, and to kinda give you a recap of what I was thinking about this weekend. So let's get it started.


Cheers to the University of Memphis State University (hehe...that was a joke) for making the Final Four for the first time since 1985. This team is just ridiculously good, and made two teams that have been hanging out in the top 15 and top 10 all season look ridiculous. The first half against Michigan State on Friday night may be the best half of basketball that I have ever seen by one team in my entire life. Ever. 50-20 at the half in a sweet 16 game? Same goes to the game yesterday against Texas. Derrick Rose is an absolute beast and I think he will carry this team past UCLA in the next round. I don't know if they'll beat North Carolina, but I think they've got a damn good shot. This is a fun team to watch. Make sure you tune in on Saturday night.


Jeers to Washington State coach Tony Bennett for not pursuing the Indiana coaching job. That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. You're losing three seniors in Pullman, and your recruiting class isn't exactly stellar. You've got a shot to make some bank and take one of the most high profile jobs in ALL of college basketball, alongside Kentucky, UCLA, and North Carolina, and you don't take it? There's got to be something more to this that we're missing out on, but it still looks like a dumb decision by Bennett.


Cheers to the Alabama baseball team for taking 2 of 3 from Ole Miss this past weekend to even up to 4-5 in the conference and remain tied for 1st place in the West with Ole Miss and Auburn. How ridiculous is it that we got swept by Kentucy in the first series, then took top 10 Vandy 2 out of 3, then #15 Ole Miss 2 out of 3. I just don't even know what to think anymore. But, cheers to you guys.


Jeers to the Gridiron Bash, which most everyone thought was a dumb idea, and a greedy way to make money off of sports fans, anyway. They announced over the weekend that all of the Gridiron Bash has been canceled, and then they tried to blame it on the NCAA. How ridiculous is this. So, no more trying to capitalize on eager sports fans. And shame on you yankees for devising such a shitty scheme.


Cheers to South Carolina for picking up Darrin Horn from Western Kentucky before anyone else did. He's a helluva coach, and would have ended up with a higher profile job sooner rather than later, and I think he's gonna be a good one.


Jeers to injuries and medical problems hindering the Alabama football team. For examply, lets take a look at Lionel Mitchell, who was a hopeful to start at cornerback, and Zeke Knight, who would be our only other returning starter at linebacker beside Rolando McClain. Both of these guys, along with several others, are having to sit out spring practice due to different medical conditions. Read more about it here and here.
 

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