Honestly, I get that some things now seen as necessities, like cell phones, electricity and dots, were once luxuries. Still? Socks? The fact that those Neanderthals survived without them blows my mind. My feet are f&$%^ing freezing right now and I am seriously combating the urge to skin my dog so that I can use her pelt for relief.
- We start with a Brandon Roy update. B-Roy has suffered another setback in the rehabilitation of his arthritic knee. I know that the immediate reaction from most of you is that this must be "the end". It certainly feels the same way to B-Roy himself. He spoke to Chris Haynes in as open and honest terms as I've ever seen about this latest development.
While performing a move in the first 20 minutes of the workout, he felt something in his right knee that he has felt far too often. He tweaked it, eliminating any possibility of him returning to action before the All-Star break.
"As soon as it happened, in my head, I said 'I quit. I just quit," an emotional Roy told CSNNW.com. "That was my first thought, that I couldn't do this anymore.
"I'm at a crossroad in my career."
I'm not rooting against Brandon and I understand, to the extent that I can, why he is attempting this comeback. Everything in me screams "just quit!". But, I guess that is the difference between a guy like me and a guy like him. He's come so far and invested so much into this career restoring effort. Is now the time to quit? I don't know. What I can say is this: B-Roy, stand tall. You've nothing left to prove to me or anyone else in this world. Though it wasn't meant to be, whenever you ultimately decide to leave the court, you walk away with our unhindered respect and enduring appreciation. You've earned the right to go out on your own terms and Husky Nation walks with you in whatever path you go down. #godawgs #broy
- Nice to see things that UW haven't changed in the couple of decades since I graduated. Everything still revolves around the Medical School and Beer.
- Been dying for a football fix? Steve Sarkisian took a little time out from his recruiting efforts to get on the radio with Softy. Included in the interview are some updates on injured players.
- Former Husky Dashon Goldson has had another huge season with a Pro Bowl and a Super Bowl appearance. Goldson is hoping that this great run he's strung together as part of the 49er Lumber Co will result in his resigning with the team. He is already putting his money where is mouth is, so to speak, with a huge new crib (note the location).
- Another Pro Bowl Husky who has gone largely unnoticed is Marcel Reece. Now fully converted to Fullback, Marcel had a huge season for the Oakland Raiders and is poised for even bigger things in 2013. I never really pegged Marcel as one of those guys who had the sticking power to endure this long, much less multiple position changes along the way. He's absolutely surprised me with his success and I hope it continues.
- So, there is this thing about antler spray going around. I don't get it. At all.
- I'll leave football recruiting to the other guys on the blog, but I didn't want to miss the opportunity to link to Mason Kelley's latest mailbag for those of you that are ESPN Insiders. In it is mention of the fact that at least Tyree Robinson is expected on campus this weekend for a visit. What I didn't know is that UW was Tyree's original favorite. The prospect of flipping this prospect ... and his brother, if possible ... could be especially huge if these two end us as tall DBs.
- For the latest on opinions as to where the west coast recruits still in play will land, head on over to Avinash's coverage at Pacific Takes.
- For those of you that missed it, UW has added Georgia State to his 2014 schedule - a schedule this now 13 games long (thanks to the Hawaii Exception) and, if all goes well, will end with at least 15 games! Interesting scheduling quirk: UW plays both Georgia State and Eastern Washington in 2014. Oregon plays them both in 2015.
- The UW Softball team opens the season ranked #16 in the ESPN Top 25 poll. The Lady Dawgs are on their way to Honolulu to open the season this week and will be taking on another ranked team in Hawaii as part of the opening tournament.
- The Huskies WBB had another solid effort behind the prowess of Kristi Kingma as they knocked off Arizona in Tuscon last night. This is the fifth straight win for the Lady Dawgs as they continue to lean heavily on their starting five to power them through P12 play.
- The Huskies MBB tries to salvage what is left of the opportunity to go to the post season with an important home show down with the surging Arizona State Sun Devils. With emerging stars like Jahii Carson and Carrick Felix, the Sun Devils are a bad matchup for our Dawgs.
- It's not hard to read between the lines here: The Arizona Desert Swarm was not impressed with the Huskies on Thurs night.
- Credit Lorenzo Romar for trying to keep the spin around his team oriented on the "mistakes" his players keep making that theoretically can be cleaned up. Of course, we all know that this team is just flat out overmatched, but Romar is doing to the right thing in presenting "stay the course" trajectory.
- In the Pros, Terrence Ross is beginning to cement his status as part of the Closing Squad for the Toronto Raptors. Rant Sports thinks T-Ross is beginning to come on strong in the role that he his currently playing. With the acquisition of Rudy Gay, it is hard to assess how T-Ross will be used going forward. Interestingly enough, it seems that Memphis was interested in acquiring T-Ross to reunite him Tony Wroten, but Toronto considered him untouchable.
- In some news that makes one go "hmm", Isaiah Thomas - currently the Sacremento Kings starting PG and, well, one of the more accomplished second year players in the league right now - was passed over in the selection of the NBA's Rookie/Sophomore Game during All-Star Weekend.
- Oh, and in case you were wondering, Puxsa-whatever Phil didn't see his shadow this morning. Spring is on its way. That can mean only one thing...SPRING FOOTBALL!