If ever I am in need of inspiration. I will always look to a sports video. It ignites something inside of me. I don’t know what it is. I can hear the same speech in a sports situation and in a non sports situation and it could have two separate effects on me. Sports are my life. I thrive on competition and structured sporting events. Here is a video from Kobe Bryant’s return to the floor and it made me want to do nothing more than go pick up a basketball in this 10 degree weather and shoot baskets. I need some thicker clothing.
What better way to start a dreary Monday than with some golfers throwing tantrums. Honestly, they aren’t all that angry. But, they are pretty funny. And #1 of course went to Sergio Garcia.
Kobe’s making his season debut tonight. I might actually watch my first Laker game of the season. Not really because of Kobe’s return, but because it’s the first game I have really had a chance to watch. Kobe can help the Lakers and I think he will make them better. However, they aren’t going to all of the sudden be a Championship contender. I am still hoping for a playoff appearance though.
What the hell is going on this baseball offseason? I feel like some teams are wildly overpaying for these players. Cano got 220-something million? I would have maxed out at 150. Ellsbury got 100-something million. I would have never passed 80 on that guy. Do these teams think before spending all this money? I don’t think so.
How bad is the Eastern Conference in the NBA right now. All but 3 teams are over .500. That’s not very good. By comparison there are 11 teams in the west over .500 right now. The Lakers are 10-9 and would be the 3 seed in the East. How bad does the East have to get before the NBA realizes that we need to have the top 16 teams in the playoffs. Who cares about location. Maybe another 8 teams with 50 wins in the West will make it happen? Doubtful.
I am disappointed that UCLA lost to Arizona State and doesn’t get a rematch with Stanford, but whatever. Let’s pick some of these games today.
Stanford 30 Arizona State 21
Stanford is the better team and though they haven’t shown up to beat some of the lesser teams they have played well against good teams.
Texas 49 Baylor 42
Texas deserves a big win at this point in the season. Beating a top 10 Baylor team will be that big win. A piece of the Big 12 title is theres.
Michigan State 24 Ohio State 21
Ohio State just needs to lose to make the BCS a little more confusing.
Missouri 30 Auburn 27
Can a win by either of these teams make them jump an undefeated Ohio State team? I think so, but I would rather have that be Mizzou.
Florida State 70 Duke (No Chance)
FSU can be beat by a decent team, but Duke isn’t quite that. This should be a cake walk. But, this may be the one time I root for Duke in anything.
Best of luck to everyone out there.
I can’t believe how incompetent these ACC basketball players are. You can’t spell Krzyzsewki. He is one of the greatest coaches ever and you don’t know how to spell his name? Come on people. Dick Vitale better pick a new conference to love. This one isn’t even worth his time anymore.
Oregon Ducks QB Marcus Mariota has already come out and said that he will skip the draft next year and return to school. A good thing for Oregon and himself. I think he needs a little more work before he goes pro.
Now hopefully Brett Hundley follows that path that his fellow Pac-12 QB took and returns to school. I think Hundley will be the better pro QB, but that doesn’t mean that he couldn’t use another year at UCLA. Hundley still has a lot to learn about the position.
USC hired a new coach. An old face in Steve Sarkisian. He had been holding down the coaching position at Washington, but now he returns to USC where he coached alongside Pete Carroll for quite a few years.
This kid is friggin’ magical I swear. 2 year old Titus and his basketball abilities are blowing up youtube. With good reason. I could watch this all day.