Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Basketball Thoughts

Happy Birthday to Colby Merchant- friend of the blog.

1: Benedictine hosts its first state playoff game in almost 40 years on Friday. I like the idea of having it at Cannon Court. It's not about making sure everyone who wants to go can get in or making sure everyone at the game is comfortable. The environment at Cannon Court on Friday will be a big advantage for our team.

2: The Big East is the nation's best basketball conference. Shitty conference overall though. Depaul, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hal, Marquette, and Villanova really bring it in football. Notre Dame chooses not to associate itself with the Big East in football. I know it's all about money and being sub par in other sports doesn't mean it isn't the best basketball conference, but something about the whole thing seems a little off to me.

3: Florida assured itself a tournament birth last night. Congrats to the greatest basketball coach ever for making the tournament for the first time since 2007!

4: I averaged over 23 points and 10 rebounds for the season in intramural basketball at GSU this semester. The fact that they keep stats is pretty cool. I'll say that B league here isn't as strong as B league in Athens but C league here is much better than C league in Athens. Not sure about A league. In conclusion, there is no clear difference between the level of play in intramural basketball at GSU and UGA.

5: Georgia makes the Sweet 16 next year if everyone stays and that dude sitting out this year is what they say he is.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Since Shiv is reluctant to post on his recent activity with the young and elderly, I'll post stuff about sports.

BC will play host to the East Laurens Falcons on Friday night. A lot of people are disappointed in the performance by the Cadets last night but its important to remember that BC is hosting a State Basketball Playoff game. The site, to my knowledge, is still TBD. I've talked to about 6 people and 3 said they should play at BC, and 3 said AASU. The fact that BC is probably one of the toughest places in the state to play, I'm sure that the team and coaches would like to play on campus. Those in favor of AASU or a bigger site would say that the scene this past weekend reinforces the point that BC's gym is inadequate for the BC community. I'd be fine with either. The team's chance for success is higher on campus, no doubt. AASU is more accommodating for the masses and has plastic cups. Either way, BC needs to play its best. The winner will travel to Thomasville or host Central Macon in the 2nd round.

Georgia baseball, UGA's last hope for any success in '09-'10, went 2-2 in it's opening weekend in Texas. This team could finish anywhere between 3rd and 11th in the SEC. Lots of pitching talent but young in the bullpen outside of Earls and McRee who has been designated the closer. Real low on power bats. Could finish last in HR's but 1st in SB's. Zach Cone has the best chance of being the next Joey Side without being as cool.

I like the Braves to finish 2nd in the East and barely miss out on the wild card. The pitching staff is top notch, but they will still have the same problem with the middle of the lineup. Chipper will miss 40+ games and Glaus isn't the answer. Unless Hayward comes in at the middle of the year and is a freak, I don't think the offseason moves were enough to change much from last year.

BC had a wrestler win the 171 pound state championship. Thats 3 straight state champions for Mr. T.

GSU baseball is 1-2 in the post Kampii era.

Everything is falling into place for SSU.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Beach and The High done

Groves, Johnson, Jenkins, and Windsor Forest will represent 3AAAAA in the state playoffs.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Things I'd rather do than play in the snow...

- Watch a region championship game
- eat saltines with cocktail sauce
- hang out with my friends
- Go to spanky's with BKS
- Go to Hilliards
- Tybee Mardi Gras
- Irish Festival
- Fairmont
- jump in a pool
- party at dingus
- hang out with the guy that likes me more than stick at EA
- not wearing 4 layers of clothes
- not have Shiv as my only option
- Celtic Cross reception that is bordering on being better than actual SPD
- Hole and the tree and the tree in the hole, whom down in the vally-o
- Heart of a Champion
- Bloomin' Onion
- Party in the USA
- Plowe at Midnight on Thursday
- Newman
- Finch Attack
- Murray at Benny's
- resurgence of Irish Hurricanes
- 434 back for 3/17
- Williams at 8:00 on a Saturday night
- Varsity Blues
- Midnight Confessions at Gayna's
- Bouncy Balls
- Barbier

MCA (17-6;14-0) @ BC (19-5; 14-1)

Update: Game has been postponed until Monday. Varsity tip @ 7:30. Wow on the odds.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

I wish I was at...

enjoying one of these...

as Swarz welcomed Georgia's new recruits to his city.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Mark Your Calendars

On Sunday, April 3rd, 2011, Atlanta and more specifically the Georgia Dome will play host to the "Grandest Stage of Them All:" WrestleMania XXVII.

Tickets go on sale in November.