Drive the bus…
Drive the bus…
Back in the day Saturday mornings were simple. Wake up early, eat a bowl of Frosted Flakes cereal, watch cartoons and change into my jeans and sneakers. I would grab my basketball and head to the boys schoolyard at Holy Name grammar school. The schoolyard was around the corner from our apartment. There were 3 full courts. No nets or chains on the rims. Half-moon backboards that were hard to slap on a layup. Along the way I would make sure to dribble the ball; always working on my handle.
Today, in my mid-50’s, it’s similar, well sort of. Wake up early, have a bowl of oatmeal, drink a few cups of coffee, read Twitter, and watch college basketball.
There’s some solid games on television today; including a Big Ten match-up beginning at 6:00 PM between Maryland and Michigan State. ESPN’s Game Day is in town (East Lansing, Michigan) so I think I will watch the one hour basketball show at 11:00 AM. (No more cartoons for me)
The Terps are in first place in the Big Ten. Michigan State is in third, just 1.5 games back. MSU is coming off a big win at Illinois and Maryland has a 6-game winning streak.
Throughout the day there are good games all over the dial. Northwestern taking on Penn State at noon will be the first game of the day. I will also keep an eye on Butler-Georgetown, West Virginia-Baylor, Alabama-LSU and Illinois-Rutgers. If I am not fading, tonight at 10 I will check out Gonzaga, and of course UCLA-Washington.
This year in college basketball its wide open. I firmly believe at least 30 schools have a chance to get to the Final Four in Atlanta. It’s going to be an exciting stretch run for many schools.
Shoot your regular shot…
Knicks-Lakers. 8 years ago.
Those were the days my friend…
Happy birthday to the Alabama Crimson Tide alum.
King played with the Kings and Sonics in the NBA.
Thursday night Bill was working the Oregon-Colorado game for ESPN. Mark Jackson was doing the game with him. The UCLA great grabbed Jackson’s notes and tossed them away.
“What about analytics?” Jackson asked.
“Make a shot. Guard someone. Grab a rebound!” Walton answered.
You tell ’em Bill.
Happy birthday to the former Boston Celtics center.