Sunday, February 15, 2009

Odds and Ends 2

Michigan State Note
1) Delvon Roe Shares Big Ten Player of the Week - His 14 points and 10 rebounds were enough to earn a share of the conference's weekly honor. The co-recipient was Joe Krabbenhoft of Wisconsin.
2) Raymar Morgan Hopes to Play - He told numerous reporters that the decision to play will be made by Coach Izzo. Hopefully he is strong enough to give us quality minutes. If he isn't, he should still sit.

I expect more news from the Spartans today as they are coming off of one week of rest.

Around the Big Ten
1) Northwestern is Good, But Not Good Enough - Once again, the Wildcats played another opponent tough and had a chance to win late, but they just couldn't pull it out against Michigan. The Wolverines looked as if they were going to win narrowly in regulation until Kevin Koble hit one of his ridiculously looking three-point specials late in the game and forced overtime. Northwestern had their chances in the OT, but just couldn't come away with the victory.

Clearly, at 13-10 and 4-8 in conference, Northwestern has to win the Big Ten Tournament to get into the Big Dance. This is very unfortunate because I think that Northwestern is very similar to Davidson and I could see them making the same kind of run that Stephen Curry made last year. Although Curry is much more talented, watching Koble at the end of the game brings up a lot of similarities. You know that Koble is going to get the ball, he's going to shoot it, and chances are that it is going to go in. The amazing part is that opposing teams know this too, but they can't stop it.

That's Ridiculous
1) Best of Steven Threet? - The Free Press put together a "Best of Steven Threet" column today as the Wolverine emailed the Ann Arbor daily a notice that he will be transferring. How can he have a Best of?
2) Butler Stops Basketball Game For Missing Girl - The game was suspended for 8 minutes late in the second half as the entire crowd searched every nook and cranny for a three year old girl. It turns out that she was playing underneath the bleachers at Hinkle Fieldhouse. I'm sure the fans loved this whole ordeal. What's a college basketball game without participating in the search and rescue of an Amber Alert?
3) US Formula One Team Eyeing Danica Patrick for 2010 - The team, USF1, states that Patrick is a canditate for two driver positions in 2010. Really? The same Danica Patrick who has a total of 1 win in America's go-kart series known as the IRL? We all can only hope that USF1 selects Danica so that she will go to Europe and never be seen here again.
4) Matt Kenseth Wins Rain Shortened Daytona 500 - Even Matt Kenseth fans think that ending a race due to rain is stupid. NASCAR needs to change this rule and resume the race on the following day.
5) Brian Vickers and Dale Ernhardt Jr. Are Idiots - These two guys caused the largest wreck of the day as they were battling for the first Lucky Dog spot one lap down. In the process, they took out 10 cars including Kyle Busch who probably had the fastest car of the day.

Would you know who the Asst. Coach or Manager is who has sit behind Izzo for the past x-years. He is always in a suit, red hair, red beard. He always has a clipboard and is obviously associated with the team but can't find him in any MSU Team info?

Eric in North Carolina

That guy is Dr. Jeff Kovan, the team's physician. I found myself wondering who this guy was earlier in the year too. As a bonus, that tall lanky guy is the trainer. I previously thought that he might have been the doctor.

Tomorrow - Purdue Preview

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