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Basketball Awards and Next Season

As we head into final four weekend, they’re starting to hand out the end of season awards. The US Basketball Writer’s Association split their player of the year award between JJ Redick and Adam Morrison, while the AP gave it to Redick, with Morrison finishing second. I suspect the Naismith and Wooden awards may split…

Adam Morrison and Che Guevera

Ken Brown, who has been commenting here lately, has a post at the Crux Magazine blog that compares Adam Morrison to Che Guevera. And I gotta say, the resemblance is pretty close. But would Che have cried at the end of the UCLA game? Fear the Stache!

Sampson the new IU Coach

For the guys at In The Agora, ESPN is announcing that Kelvin Sampson of Oklahoma has been hired to replace Mike Davis as basketball coach at Indiana. This is a surprising choice, I really thought they’d hire Randy Wittman and keep it in the family. But it’s a good choice. Sampson is a very good…

March Madness Indeed

Despite the fact that my two favorite teams, Duke and Michigan State, were knocked out earlier than expected, this has been an incredible NCAA tournament so far. How many classic games and amazing finishes could you possibly ask for? UCLA’s comeback over Gonzaga was stunning. Texas’ buzzer beater win over West Virginia had you on…

Duke is Out

Well, my Dukies are out of the NCAA tournament. I don’t think anyone should be too surprised by that. Coach K has said all year that this is not a great team, it’s just a good team. They relied too much on outside shooting and didn’t have anyone who could play small forward either offensively…

How’s Your Bracket?

I picked 23 out of 32 first round games correctly. Not terrible, I suppose, but I lost a couple of teams I had going pretty deep. In fact, I’ve lost 3 of my final 8 teams (Iowa, Kansas and MIchigan State), but thankfully none of my final four. So it’s a mixed bag for me.…

March Madness, Baby!

The NCAA tournament is finally here and I’m excited. Duke got the overall #1 seed, but I don’t think they’re the favorite to win it all. UConn is clearly the best, deepest and most talented team and I think they have to play down a bit for anyone else to beat them, including Duke. Frankly,…

The Sports Guy’s Readers

The only thing funnier than the Sports Guy may be the Sports Guy’s readers, who have chipped in with a load of amusing questions in his latest mailbag. I love the way they draw connections between different aspects of popular culture with such accuracy. To wit, these two entries about Isiah Thomas: As a Knicks…

Isiah Thomas Gone?

Woody Paige of ESPN is reporting that Thomas has been summoned to Texas to meet with James Dolan, the owner of the Knicks, and that he is going to be fired in the next couple days. Whether it happens now or later, it’s inevitable. A good case can be made that this is the worst…

Isiah Thomas Does It Again

Isiah Thomas, intent on breaking the all-time record for stupidity by an NBA general manager (currently a tie between Chris Wallace, Scott Layden and the whiz kid who put together the Trail Blazers from 2000 on), has just made a trade to acquire Steve Francis from the Orlando Magic. This gives them the perfect storm…