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September 8, 2008

Odds and Ends From A Busy Sports Weekend

Filed under: Uncategorized — Greg Gaston @ 7:10 pm

It was a very eventful sports weekend both in the Mid-South and Nationally, and here are a few of my observations….

-There’s not much I can add to the Tigers collapse against Rice. 29 points in the 4th quarter says it all. I still believe it’s personnel over scheme, but any way you slice it the defense is still a major problem. As for Arkelon Hall….I thought he was very good, with the exception of two throws that killed his team. The loss however was a team loss in every sense of the word.

-The Rebels are not into moral victories, but they played well enough to win at Wake Forest and likely should have. They made some key mistakes, and had a few questionable calls go against them, but overall the future looks real bright.

-While I know there are probably at least a few dozen teams that will prove to be better than East Carolina, how many are there this week? Not many! That’s why I propose that ECU should be ranked in the top 5 of both polls. They beat Virginia Tech and followed it up with a total domination of West Virginia. Who’s more impressive? Ohio State? (Should have lost to Ohio University). The polls should not come out until at least after week three, but since they are out, let’s judge teams on reality not perception.

-Quick hitters……..Charlie Weis is not the answer at Notre Dame. Auburn Quarterback Chris Todd looked very impressive versus Southern Mississippi. Arkansas State just scored again against Texas Southern, and somehow didn’t run up the score. Does it feel likes it’s been a month since Tennessee lost at UCLA?

-The first weekend of the NFL has been pretty newsworthy. Brady is lost for the season, Vince Young will miss some time with a knee injury (Blessing for the Titans?), Brody Croyle is hurt again and Brett Favre leads the Jets to a win. (I think the guy is part cockroach).

-I’m probably rolling the bones here, but if I was Grizzlies VP/GM Chris Wallace, I would make the trade for the Knicks Zack Randolph. He brings to Memphis some baggage, but the guy can score the basketball. Since they’re making wholesale changes, why not one more. Now of course I wouldn’t make it if it was a bad deal financially. Either way you will have a big contract with Darko or Randolph, but it appears the future center for the Grizzlies is Marc Gasol and Hamed Haddadi so Milicic is certainly expendable.

Later,
Greg

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