Here we go again, full of questions, but not many answers:
For months we have been seeing and hearing such pundits as Mel Kyper Jr.—I wonder what Sr. does in real life—expound on who’ll be No. 1 in the NFL draft? Back and forth, from Matthew Stafford to Mark Sanchez, with that coiffed hairstyle bouncing in the air, over and over again. Another show, same tired old predictions to the point of wanting to call the FCC.
As for me, I generally couldn’t care less. I do have this feeling: I would hope that Stafford gets his chance with some team less dismal than Detroit. He has a lot to overcome and to be an NFL quarterback, he needs time to watch and learn. He can only get that kind of indoctrination as a backup, not a starter.
I do get a kick out of some of these corrections that flash across the wire, as in this: “Ryan Braun left the game with a sore RIGHT side. It was inadvertently announced that it was his LEFT side.” Stop the presses!
Well, I guess you could say this without compunction: They have truly “Tiger-proofed” Augusta National. He has been able to win the Masters only once in the last seven years.
Nobody can find any fault with Mark Fox as the new basketball coach at Georgia. Nice man. Good record. Yes, but a total stranger in these parts, and to Bulldog alumni, those who underwrite the program. But why, in any common sense situation, the UGA moguls could sit silently and let a chance to hire Bob Knight slip by is mysterious. He was the choice of 90% of the responding students and the overwhelming choice of the alumni who responded. And of television, and radio, and surely the press. Must have been fear of Michael Adams, of course – he who has designs on becoming the next head of the NCAA. And, Damon Evans’ fear of dealing with a coach of Knight’s prestige. C’est la vie!
It was Bob Knight, who said: “I fortunately have never worried about irritating people.” And who also said, upon tying Dean Smith’s record for the most victories for a male college coach: “I’d like to have hit 62 home runs. Then I think I’d have accomplished something.” (The number 62 dates him, of course.)
I’m curious: Just who do Braves fans consider the more value third baseman in their Atlanta history— Eddie Mathews or Chipper Jones? I’d like to hear.