A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library. ~Shelby Foote

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

On a Lighter Note

And a very cool one-- how about them Marquette Warriors! I'll admit that while I thought the Badgers could hang with Auburn, and possibly even beat them, I figured Marquette had zero, zilch, nada chance of beating Connecticut. Wow! What a victory for a squad that has been struggling all year to play consistent, high-quality, basketball. They didn't just win, they thumped the Huskies-- ahead by 23 at one point midway through the second half. Congratulations Steve Novak, Tom Crean, and all those not-to-be-intimidated freshmen!

Also-- congrats to Joe Pa and Penn State for grinding out an ugly, yet extraordinarily riveting, victory over Florida State last night in triple overtime. State lost their #1 running back and their best defensive player, and still found a way to get it done. Kudos to both defenses, because that was some of the most ferocious hitting, ball-hawking, beat-you-off-the-line play I've ever seen. Most excellent!

One minor quibble-- could announcers please learn the difference between an end around, reverse and double reverse? Last night Mike Tirico insisted on calling a reverse a double reverse not once, not twice, but three times. It's not that hard a concept-- maybe there should be remedial courses for talking heads with no clue?
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