It happens every day.
A sports fan compares two athletes.
Shoot, you have talking heads on their shows doing it.
The so-called ‘experts’ engage in it every day. (By the way, who proclaims these clowns experts anyway?)
I used to do it often too. “Who’s Better?” is a question sports fans love to ask.
We get websites giving their Top 10 lists of all-time this and all-time that.
I’ve gone away from this. Or at least I try.
Because it devalues one of the athletes being compared. It takes away from their accomplishments.
Last night on Twitter someone mentioned Mateen Cleaves and Isiah Thomas.
Before you go crazy, the talk was on their college career.
Think about it, who had the better college basketball career?
Does it matter?
They were both outstanding. To say one was better is not fair.
I know you’re excited about your favorite college basketball team and the start of their season but don’t get too excited about their inter squad scrimmage. And keep the pre-season rankings in perspective; they mean nothing. Check last season’s pre-season picks, no one, and I mean no one, not even Jay Bilas had UConn in Top 25.
Chicago Sun-Times on Ohio State and Jared Sullinger being picked as # 1 team and # 1 player, pre-season in the Big Ten.
Chris Solari of the Lansing State Journal on Michigan State senior Draymond Green.
“He has a couple of things that you can’t coach,” MSU’s Tom Izzo said. “You know, he’s got incredible passion for basketball and for Michigan State.”
State Journal-Register on Purdue’s Robbie Hummel trying to get back to his old self after 2 knee injuries.
As soon as Purdue forward Robbie Hummel landed awkwardly on his right knee on the first day of basketball practice last fall, he didn’t need a doctor to tell him it was bad news. Hummel just glanced at coach Matt Painter.
“I gave him the look that I hurt it pretty seriously again,’’ said Hummel, the versatile fifth-year senior who was named to the Big Ten’s preseason all-conference team in balloting released Thursday at the league’s media day.’
Two knee injuries. Two surgeries. It’s been a hard two years for Hummel and Purdue.
Hummel first injured the knee as a junior on Feb. 24, 2010, at Minnesota. When he tore the ACL, the Boilermakers were ranked No. 3 in the AP poll.
Without him, Purdue tied for the Big Ten title but lost in the conference tournament semifinals and failed to get past the NCAA tournament regional semifinals. Last season, Purdue hoped to reach the Final Four with Hummel, guard E’Twaun Moore and center JaJuan Johnson.
NCAA.org and the revamping of their recruiting rules. Love the fact that a coach can send unlimited text messages. Hope kids get those ‘unlimited texts’ plan from their local cell phone service.
Men’s basketball coaches will be free to contact recruits without many of the current restrictions under a new recruiting model for the sport adopted by the Division I Board of Directors Thursday.
Coaches will be allowed to send unlimited phone calls and text messages to men’s basketball recruits. The deregulation extends to social media, starting June 15 after a recruit’s sophomore year. Private messages on social networks also will be deregulated. Public messages through social networks will continue to be prohibited because of the rule preventing institutions from publicizing their recruiting efforts.
Let’s all wish new Texas A&M men’s basketball coach Billy Kennedy good luck with his battle. He has been diagnosed in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, the school announced Thursday.
Kennedy, 47, will continue on medical leave that began earlier this month. He had experienced neck and shoulder pain for several months that limited his ability to sleep. Tests revealed Parkinson’s, defined by the Mayo Clinic as a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement and can manifest itself as tremors.