- Keith Price is getting serious.
I remember when they counted me out. #neverforget
- Husky Stadium is used as a case in point in this article that looks at the impact of stadium projects on the tax payers in the communities where they are underway.
- With the major sports now in a lull, this becomes a good opportunity to look towards some of our alum and to check in. Some of you may have noticed that the Ryan Fitzpatrick to compete with Locker. Coach Munchak, who is squarely on the hot seat in Tennessee, is not being obtuse in the least: this is Locker's time to lead. signed
- If you've been paying attention to the headlines, then you know that various bloggers and journalists have been "mocking" Desmond Trufant to a variety of teams with picks that range from 13 to 31 (among those who believe he'll go in the first round). My unscientific analysis of the latest volley of headlines would seem to suggest that there is a lot of momentum around Tru going to Atlanta with the 30th pick. This, of course, means there is no chance he ends up there.
- If you've been paying attention to the Sacremento Kings, and I know that many of you have given recent relocation-related news, then you are probably aware of what is going on with Isaiah Thomas. The Husky great is absolutely on fire and playing at an all-star level.
- Another all-time great, Nate Robinson, continues to produce in the NBA in ways that nobody could have ever predicted. His leaping ability is the subject of awe in this article from The Post Game blog. There are some fantastic photos in the post.
- Another Husky legend is not getting with such enthusiastic respect. Greg Jayne has the opinion that calls in Portland to retire Brandon Roy's number is a reflection on the mediocrity of the franchise (painful for a Blazer's fan like me to write) as opposed to the greatness of B-Roy.
- Many of you know that I have been critical of how Larry Scott and the P12N have handled the national roll out of their network. My criticism is not so much about the fact that Scott and crew have not caved to DirecTV's demands, but, rather, more about how they bungled the initial handling of their digital rights without ensuring that the cable companies made the P12N content available nationally (as opposed to the regional roll out that followed). The Hollywood Reporter took a look behind the veil of how the content and delivery arms of cable television work with the news around the recent DISH lawsuit against ESPN. Interesting Sunday reading. Incidentally, DISH won this lawsuit, but had damages awarded of just $5 million.
- Finally, in case you missed it, UCLA elected to exercise "Plan B" and hired Steve Alford away from New Mexico to be its next great basketball coach. UCLA hopes, according to its AD, that Alford can bring his "up-tempo" style to Westwood and restore a fun style of basketball back in Pauley. The only problem? Alford plays slower than molasses in a vat of liquid nitrogen. (h/t theCassino for the link).
Question of the Day
UCLA fans (at least at Bruins Nation) are not necessarily thrilled with the Alford hire, but they seem overwhelmingly relieved that Alford was taken before Lorenzo Romar despite the fact that Romar, who has UCLA roots, has a better track record against better competition with more players drafted into the NBA and with much better recruiting relationships up and down the West Coast. Maybe the Bruins were excited to get Alford's son to the commit to the program ... or maybe Bruins fans prefer the unknown over the known. Maybe you have an opinion. Why were Bruins fans so anti- Lorenzo Romar during their short coaching search process?