Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wednesday 11/26 A.M. Quickie:
Thanks, BCS, Lions, Quinn, ND, Curry, More

Although I will be blogging all (long) weekend long, today is my last SN column of the week. So it is a mash-up of the usual mid-week CBB/NBA/obligatory Ball St football game on ESPN and a weekend preview. For those of you not planning to check in on the blog tomorrow through Sunday, this covers everything.

LeBron in NYC as NY-tastic as expected: What I don't get is why Cavs fans haven't revolted that he keeps offering up quotes that stoke the discussion of him leaving. I guess they're all so petrified he WILL leave (got news for you...) that they are afraid to say anything.

Ball State goes 12-0: One win away from the perfect season that earns them a Motor City Bowl bid. No controversy there!

Is Lane Kiffin headed to Tennessee?

Will we get clarity in the BCS this weekend? Not likely. (Although I'm finally no longer worried about Florida winning out but missing out on a BCS title-game bid. The secret is the BCS points that come with winning a 13th game that Texas -- and possibly Oklahoma -- likely won't be playing.)

I love Thanksgiving NFL. It is, by far, my favorite NFL tradition of the season -- my favorite NFL game of the season -- and, at least for one day, I become a big Lions fan. They could use it.

CBB Last Night: Yeah, ND over Texas was the Game of the Night, but I think that Stephen Curry-held-to-zero-points storyline is the most interesting. Of course, by double-teaming Curry -- seemingly even when he sat on the bench -- Loyola earned itself a 30-point loss. Great strategy! You might as well let Curry get his 35 or 40 or 60 and play D on the REST of the team.

Wiz win! Wiz win! (And win big!) I'm starting the season from scratch. 2-10? No: 1-0! (My Thanksgiving weekend will be spent in D.C., and I'm looking forward to Wiz immersion... and maybe even hitting up a Caps game, which I haven't done since I was a teenager.)

Finally: I lead today's SN column with what I'm thankful for in sports this year (by month, even!) What are you thankful for from the sports year? Leave 'em in the Comments. Good way to end the week.

-- D.S.


Mike said...

I am thankful for the talented youth in Chicago sports: Matt Forte, Derrick Rose, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Geovany Soto.

thank you for filling me with false hopes that any of my teams will when a championship anytime soon.

nsrrder said...

I'm thankful the Falcons won a coin toss and drafted third...

I'm thankful the Hawks din't lose their pick to the Suns and drafted third...(Big Al in '07)

I'm thankful my Dawgs will not be the preseason number one in '09 so that we won't have to call it underachieving...

I don't always agree with you Dan, but thanks for the posts...Happy Thanksgiving

Unknown said...

I am thankful for being able to watch Tiger Woods win the U.S. Open on what was essentially a broken leg. And, for seeing Rocco Mediate hang in there with him. Had Mediate won, it would have been just as great. Fantastic.

Thanks for a great blog and great post.

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