CFB Picks and Live-Comment coming later this morning.
I really thought that Cincinnati was going to lose. It's unfair, but I'm not sure barely surviving at home against West Virginia is going to help their perception.
CBB Openers: Mississippi State -- one of the biggest bandwagon preseason teams -- lost to Rider.
Xavier Henry: Perhaps we have been focusing on the wrong college hoops freshman. John Wall suspended from Kentucky's opener; Henry leads KU to a romp.
(Speaking of John Wall: What does it say that Wall's BACKUP -- fellow frosh Eric Bledsoe -- scored 24 in Kentucky's win.)
Harrison Barnes going to UNC: Love he did it over Skype. Not enthralled with UNC as a good place for players with a one-and-done aspiration, but look at Marvin Williams -- he didn't even start, won a national title and bolted to become the No. 2 pick of the NBA Draft. Not a bad template.
In case you were wondering whether the Nuggets were a legit contender in the West, they are. (And if Artest is supposed to be the defensive stopper, he didn't do a very good job -- Melo torched him.) And the Nuggets held the Lakers to 23 points in the 2nd half. 23.
Hawks beat Celtics: Like the Cavs beating the Magic, it really doesn't matter in November -- it matters if you do it in May. That said, perhaps the result is directional.
Chris Paul ankle injury = karmic payback for firing Byron Scott? No, but it's fun to say.
It's a CFB Saturday. TCU-Utah is your Game of the Day. Ohio State and Iowa are playing a de facto Big Ten title game. And something crazy has to happen today, right?