ESPN wants to know who the most hated Pac 12 coach is. Is there a write-in line? (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
There are only two kinds of guys in this world. Guys who eat Dots and guys who eat, well, you know.
- Our friends at Music City Miracles chart Jake Locker...kind of. This is the beginning of a series on Locker. It'll probably irritate you in the same way that Lost and 24 irritated me. Proceed at your own risk.
- Speaking of Jake, Mel Kiper calls Jake a "Breakout Player in 2012" ($). Mel has had an odd love affair with Jake. First their relationship was "etched in stone". Then such assertions were "not accurate". But it now looks like their love is about to "breakout".
- Ahhh, where are you now Mr. Nate Williams? Hint: his stint with Baltimore is over and now he is sizzling in Seattle.
- Sportsnation ran a poll: which 2012 AFC Defensive Rookie will have the biggest gameday impact? Alameda Ta'amu is on the list. Go vote. Or not. By the way, Alameda is missing an OTA right now because, errr, he has to go to school.
- There are some really fun things going over at the ESPN Pac 12 Blog today. Check out Ted's listing of the 10 best players in the Pac 12. There is, of course, one Husky on it. It is pretty hard to argue with most of the list, though I think Marquise Lee may be inflated due to both his QB and his partner WR. I also have a hard time seeing how Kenjon Barner makes this list over guys like Dion Jordan, John White, Cameron Marshall, TJ McDonald and so on...but, whatever.
The Pac 12 Blog also is giving you reasons to hate every coach in the Pac 12. My projected finish of their poll? 1) Lane "Opie" Kiffin, 2) Chip "Man Boobs" Kelly, 3) Rich "Railroaded" Rodriguez, 4) Mike "Barn Door" Leach, 5) Steve Sarkisian. Cal fans tend to turn out for online surveys, so that might push Sark up the list. I know that WSU fans also turn out for these things, but I think they'll vote for Mike Leach because, well, they are WSU fans and they don't really read. They'll just be happy to win something.
- Seattle area residents know the name Chris Hansen. He had a live chat today and there was a shout out to Husky Nation. And a rip on Cougar Nation. All is as it should be.
- The NFP just released their Pac 12 Power Rankings post-spring. UW is...somewhere on the list.
- Here is a little recap on Cooper Bateman. We lost him to Nuss and 'Bama, but it is still an interesting read.
- NBA Draftniks have been hinting at it for a while, but there is more and more buzz out there that Terrence Ross may be the top SG in the Draft and that he might show it in organized workouts against more celebrated prospects. Fair warning, you may not like how the UW roundball program is framed in some of these comments. Hard to dispute the basic premise.
- More on Ross: David Thorpe likes him in the Suns attack. Uh, yeah.
- TRoss worked out for the Nuggets yesterday.
- Bob Ernst is taking his Ladies Crew team to the 16-team NCAA Championships. Some good notes on the UW website.
- The Huskies are sending two men's rowers to the Olympics. Yes, the Olympics. Congratulations to Guiseppe Lanzone and Brett Newlin. In case you didn't know, the Games are this summer and they are in London.
- There are five Pac 12 teams among the finalists vying for the eight spots in the NCAA Softball Championships. UW kicks off a best two of three against Cal in Berkeley on Saturday. Given the dominance of the Pac 12 in Softball, it is a good bet that the eventual NCAA champ is among these five.
There you go, Dawgfans. The Mojo is going to be checking out for a few weeks with limited laptop access (and, seriously, Dots on the iPhone aren't happening). Cassino and the gang will try to keep up the Dots. Enjoy!