I would’ve enjoyed being in that meeting where they decided to use that ulta-neon green color on the court. Mostly for the free acid …. I was hoping Noah would topped last year’s winking at that UCLA cheerleader. Maybe play with her hair or rub her feet or something …. College basketball officiating is more inconsistent than Russian democracy. For example, you never know when they’re gonna call a foul on a big man popping out the bump the point guard above the key …. Speaking of which, three of the final four teams lost their star early to foul trouble. Behold the power of Ted Valentine, sports fans of the world …. Mata makes the other Matta look like Brangelina. Congrats to Lorenzo for getting a role in the Geico caveman sitcom after graduation …. And, by popular demand, another picture of Blanch Devereaux ….
The Good Ol' Blog Archive for March, 2007
Can’t think of anything other than this stream of consciousness:
Can’t decide which was worse, Leslie Visser’s hair or Bryant Gumble’s suit … Nice to see Valentine’s awful game-changing officiating moving to the national stage. His mother must be proud … So, the battle of the titans turned into a the battle of one guy watching the other from the bench … Nice to see J.R. as a finalist for the senior award. Cool mid-air chest bump with Sean to close out that montage …
The Hoos beat the Hokies today to take the series – crushing ‘em by sixty runs or something like that.
The coolest moment of the game: Bottom of the 4th, Hokies have runners at the corners. Starting pitcher Matt Packer’s sends a slider into the dirt that bounces off the ground – and catches Wahoo catcher Beau Seabury square in the throat under his mask. Seabury bounced up to cover up the ball to prevent the runner on third from scoring on a wild pitch – and then he called for time since A PITCH HAD HIT HIM IN THE THROAT. If I get beaned in the jugular, I’d be crying and unconscious. Seabury thinks defense first, himself second. Badass.
Fans are clamoring for PP because we have a GREAT shot at landing this kid. While there are no guarantees, we do know that Patterson is highly interested in UVA. The last big man of any significance that had UVA on his short list was Diop, who elected to go right into the pros. Fans have a right to be excited, but not in an unhealthy way as many do at times. I prefer to look at this as a positive thing. Even if we don’t get Patterson, his interest is showing other recruits that they should take notice of UVA, as well as proving to us fans and the ACC that Leitao and his staff are excellent recruiters. I’m glad we have such an amazing person and athlete looking so seriously at us, and I know we’ll end up getting someone spectacular (maybe not this year) if he chooses another school.
I guess being on Patterson’s list right now is like making the tourney, so getting into his final cut is like making the Sweet 16.
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Another win for the Hoos over their country cousins. Here are the heroes:
Virginia starting pitcher Jacob Thompson (Danville, Va.) allowed just a Luke Padgett solo home run during his seven innings of work. He gave up six hits in the game and struck out four. In two career starts against Virginia Tech, Thompson (7-0) has surrendered just a run and 10 hits over 16 innings.
Michael Schwimer (Alexandria, Va.) pitched a scoreless eighth inning, and Casey Lambert (Harrisonburg, Va.) struck out the side on just 10 pitches to earn his seventh save of 2007. Lambert moves into sole possession of second place on the all-time ACC saves list with 39 and needs two more saves to match the record of 41…. Tim Henry (Fairfield, Conn.) and Beau Seabury (Mount Vernon, Wash.) paced the Cavaliers’ offense with two hits each.
RadfordUHoo has a recap* too:
-Excellent defense and pitching…the play that Thompson made and got the wind knocked out of him was unreal, definitely a Major League play.
-DA and Guyer had a couple web gems themselves taking away hits.
-The bats to me yesterday were alive, we just hit most of the hard line drive stuff right at people.
-Winger had the worst at bat of the year yesterday in the 9th inning with the Hokies pitcher already threw 8 inn., hopefully he can get back in a zone
-Casey was absolutely without a doubt disgusting out there. I saw some previous posts about how he threw all breaking pitches which he did, but VT’s 3.4.5 guys barely even tipped the ball. It was really exciting to see that.
-Hopefully the middle of the line-up can step it up a notch today and maybe some of those line drives fall.
Second game of the series against the Hokies is today at 1 p.m. in Blacksburg. Get out there if you can.
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Tags: FSU, Florida State, 95, 1995, Upset, Anthony Poindexter, Adriam Burnim, Warrick Dunn, Rush the field
I thought it was just some f’d up Internet graphic. But no! Here’s West Virginia’s Jamie Smalligan bearing the indignity of snipping the nets while wearing a t-shirt that came close to celebrating a part of the female anatomy as the NIT champ:
I’m surprised that this student from West Virginia didn’t notice the typo. I really, really am.
Which is the most embarrasing moment for this young lady?
1. Her intimation that she has sex with D*ke players for prime basketball tickets, before needing to backpeddle furiously.
2. Trashing the entire D*ke student body as poor plebes that have to “camp out like refugees” for tickets.
3. Claiming that she and her crew are the hottest D*ke girls, followed by an immediate acknowledgment that this isn’t exactly high praise.
4. Trashing McRoberts as the least liked D*ke basketball player of all time, before obviously begging the camera to lodge her it’s “nothing personal, Josh!” caveat.
5. Being a D*kie.
Yeah, it’s still number 5.