Some Final Four Thoughts
** John Beilein bringing the god-damned sexiest offense to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Tom Brady's alma mater ponying up the 2.5 milly just to get him. It's not Dice-K money, but still.
He, along with Todd Lickliter, are joining the ranks of the Big 10.
A long time reader brought up the name of a prominent WVU alum to replace Coach Beilein, but I'm not sure it can happen. You never know, though.
** Also interesting to see Creighton's Dana Altman finally leave his perch in Omaha. Now, I've been to Omaha. Couldn't wait to get out of there. But that's just me.
He goes from Omaha to Fayette-nam. Interesting. But for a lot of money.
Not as much as they offered Calipari, but still a significant pay raise.
** My theory on Kentucky's opening: Mitch Barnhart will have his contract ready for Billy Donovan during the piano interlude of "One Shining Moment." Jeremy Foley will be sitting on top of the rim when Billy the Kid goes up to cut off his bit of net with a hefty counteroffer.
And by the time the late, great Luther Vandross belts out his last "One Shining Mo-mennnnnnnnt!" (and then you get the guitar riff), Billy will stay at Florida.
And John Calipari will be named your new head coach at Kentucky.
Onto some other stuff:
** Greg Oden should get a technical foul every time he dunks the ball. EVERY TIME. He jumps, dunks, pulls his legs up high, chins up, and slaps the backboard.
It's a T.
** I'm going to watch the Women's Final Four tomorrow night.
No, I'm not high.
But I think it's going to be a good game and I'm pulling for Rutgers.
** Is Joakim Noah this year's Scottie Thurman? Not so sure he's a lottery pick if he comes out this year.
** This championship game has no flow. None.
Why? I can think of three reasons...
** Back to Billy D...CBS showed his pregame speech to his guys, and he talked of the season as a horse race.
Um... Horse race? Like, say, the KENTUCKY DERBY?
Is that just a bad coincidence? Pun gone wrong?
** Al Pacino in Oceans 13?
Ah, what the heck. Those movies have both been terrific. I'm sure this one will be as well.
Ok, I need some sleep.
It's the eight minute media and I'm signing off.