It is time for a new season of hoops and blogs. I can hardly talk about the NBA lockout. The players need to realize that how great they have it and stop being so greedy. How about thinking about the out-of-work folks like arena employees because of your "not enough millions" selfishness. Be grateful and let's play. We want to see last year's all-BB (Barry's Blog) rookies like Kenneth Faried snatching rebounds for Denver and Andrew Goudelock draining threes for the Lakers. NEXT
The David vs. Goliath college exhibition games are already starting. Thursday features an interesting coach-player father-son matchup..... Gator head coach Billy Donovan vs 6' 2 sophomore Billy Donovan http://www.cuacardinals.com/sports/mbkb/2011-12/bios/billy_donovan Florida hosts Catholic University.
Last year the coach's son averaged 1.4 points in less than 4 minutes a game, but something tells me he will get much more PT at the O-Dome on Thursday. I am predicting double figures for Junior. NEXT
Throughout the year we will once again, focus on transfers. When you think back to last year's Arkansas basketball team, which player do you think would have been a great fit for Butler's squad? If you guessed sharpshooter (except when Gator Kenny Boynton was covering him) Rotnei Clarke, you are correct and he has transferred to the "perennial" national runner-up school. Clarke will sit out this year and become an integral part of the Butler Bulldogs for the 2012 - 2013 season http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2011-08-01/sharpshooter-rotnei-clarke-transfers-to-butler . THAT'S IT
Enjoy....keeping it short...don't want you to get burned out...our thoughts are with a giant hoops fan bloggee Irby who is at home with hospice....a Samford season ticketholder in our bloc of seats, he would watch the Samford game, while listening to the UAB radio broadcast on his headphones if both teams played at the same time...also was passionate about Penn (his alma mater) and Alabama basketball....a great guy and recently voted 2011 Realtor of the Year by the. Birmingham Association of Realtors.