Friday, March 18, 2011
The Weak Ender: Huge Upset
There is always a bit of disappointment when Utah State gets knocked out of the tournament, but only for the reasons stated above. And speaking of upsets, this is the first time that I have failed to fill out a tournament bracket since I was in grade school. It feels kind of nice, too. I thought that I would really miss it, but to be honest, it doesn't matter much to me at all.
Now I can just enjoy it when teams like Louisville and Vanderbilt get knocked off. Not to mention, St. John's too. Honestly, there is nothing better than watching the Big East teams get knocked around a little bit. I think we have come to the point where we don't need 11 teams from one conference in the tournament.
Although, those teams do a good job of playing the spoiler and giving us somebody to root against.
Oh, thank you for stopping by UC Santa Barbara. The Big West sucks.
BYU managed to sneak by without really being hurt by the honor code. But Gonzaga has a chance to be America's darlings again when it takes on the Cougars.
Sorry to cut it short, but the games are starting again.
GRANT HILL responded to the Fab Five, after the Duke standout was called a (female dog) and Uncle Tom during the ESPN documentary. Hill took to the New York Times to offer a rebuttal.
The money shot ...
It was a sad and somewhat pathetic turn of events, therefore, to see friends narrating this interesting documentary about their moment in time and calling me a bitch and worse, calling all black players at Duke “Uncle Toms” and, to some degree, disparaging my parents for their education, work ethic and commitment to each other and to me. I should have guessed there was something regrettable in the documentary when I received a Twitter apology from Jalen before its premiere. I am aware Jalen has gone to some length to explain his remarks about my family in numerous interviews, so I believe he has some admiration for them.
Way to go, Grant. Way to fight the image of being an Uncle Tom by going to the New York Times. You showed them. Just kidding.
I get that Hill was pissed off. I am sure that he's heard this kind of stuff for years.
However, I really don't think that Hill really got Jalen Rose's point.
Rose was very honest saying that he was bitter because like Hill, his father was a famous professional athlete. But Rose did not have a relationship with his father. Rose made the point that his mother had to take numerous jobs to make ends meet. Hill's mother was a college roommate of Hilary Rodham. Rose's point about Duke not recruiting inner-city kids can be debated, I guess, I really have no idea.
But I thought that Rose was really just explaining why he had a resentment for Hill and Duke. I thought it was an honest look. I didn't believe that Rose still felt that way, and subsequent interviews proved that to be the case, but he was just talking about his feelings he had at the time.
I thought it was a great glimpse into the mind of a young, black athlete and I hope those voices are given more of a forum, and not suppressed because it might be viewed as politically incorrect.
AND FINALLY ...
WR Randy Moss has become a stalker of the Patriots. The dude has not stopped talking about the Patriots since he was traded by the team last year.
Hey Randy, that girl at the bar you have been hitting on? She left like 20 minutes ago.
It's time to move on.