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Most Useless/Pointless Things in Sports

NFL CombineAs I listen to NFL type people tell us that is why is crucial to time a player run in a straight line for 40 yards in basically his underwear, it got me to think about some of the events, people and “things” about sports that really do not matter.

Here are a list of a couple events that are not needed in sports – in no paticular order.

1.  NFL Combinemaybe, just maybe, the least reliable way to evaluate talent (the NFL is far ahead of every other major sport in this category).  It is of course available for your viewing pleasure on the NFL Network.

2.  NFL Preseason – Who wants to play regular price for tickets when the starters don’t even play the game and don’t get paid the “salary”.  Check into the last part.

3.  NBA Regular Season Before the All-Star game. The games don’t matter until halfway through the fourth quarter.  Unless it is a great match-up and a team needs to make “a statement”.

4.  The Skills Contest during NBA All-Star weekend – It would be more entertaining if they pulled people from the crowd.

5.  The fact that the MLB All-Star game determines who gets homefield advantage for the World Series.  Then why play the rest of the season??

6.  About 73% percent of non-game programming on ESPN.

Billy Packer7.  A Salary Cap in the NFL – ITS CALLED A SIGNING BONUS.

8.  Fines that are anything less than $250,000.  People would listen a little more.

9.  Al Davis.

10.  Billy Packer – Kind of a creep.

11.  The One Year Rule in NCAA Basketball – There has to be a better solution.

12.  Different sized and shaped hockey arenas in college hockey.83008103CM002_SAN_ANTONIO_S

13. The New York Knicks outside of Nate Robinson and David Lee.

14.  Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks – All of you are incapable, just give the ball to Adrian Peterson please and either block someone or GET OUT OF THE WAY!

15.  New England Patriots quarterbacks – No matter who it is , they win.

16.  Player contracts in soccer– Recently, contacts have become meaningless in almost in every sport, but soccer is horrible – i.e. David Beckham.

17.  John Madden talking.

18.  Bracketlogy before March – some buddy needs something more productive to do.

19.  ESPN pretending the know and care about soccer outside of this country or any soccer player not named David Beckham or Landon Donavon.  And why do they always say their full names?

20.  Bobby Knight talking – they call him Bob now that he is at ESPN – it’s like Pacman changing to Adam, no one forgets.

21.  Club covers unless they are funny.

22.  The NHL in the south.

23.  Fantasy Baseball – too much work.

24.  Time “Limits” durning the actual draft process.  If you can’t make a deal and or figure out who you are going to pick.

25.  How diffrerent people yell the same damn thing every time Tiger Woods tees off  – Get in the hole

26.  This blog.

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Good News and Bobby Knight

Dr. RolleMryon Rolle

Finally some good news out of the Florida State Seminole football program.  Safety Myron Rolle is putting the NFL on hold and hearding to Oxford work on his master in medical anthropology as a Rhode Scholar.  “How do you like them apples?”

Rolle is projected to be a 2ndor3rd round pick this season.  And he realizes that waiting until next years draft would more than likely drop his status.  But Rolle is unfazed about his decision to head back to the classroom. 

Here is a quote from the espn.com article;

I want to be a neurosurgeon,” Rolle told ESPN’s Joe Schad in November. “And I want to help impoverished nations build up their vaccination programs. I think in many poor countries, vaccination programs and mental health programs are wrongly pushed aside.”

Knight Watch

Bobby KnightThe last couple of evenings Sportcenter has featured a new segment called “Knight Watch”.  Former coach Bobby Knight “breaks down” some of the best in college basketball.  He took a look at Oklahoma’s Blake Griffin and Davidson’s Steph Curry.  Tonight will be the Duke Blue Devils after their game against Georgia Tech.

I watched the bits on Griffin and Curry, and this segment is crap.  Plan and simple.  I understand trying to use Coach Knight more and showcase his “expertise”.  But it is unreal.

Knight highlighted some interesting film clips, showed Griffin’s athleticism and then made the “expert” analysis that the Sooner stud is “the best sophomore in the country”. 

Are you kidding me?

The next evening, Knight declares Curry the best passer in the nation.  WHAT?  Now, I will say Curry is a better passer than many give me credit, but that is what the legendary coach comes up with.

Griffin is the most physically dominate player in the country right now, period.  Regardless of class.

Curry is an all-around great player and is second in many POTY races.  But I am not sure I would call him the best passer in the country.

I have not seen the Duke segment, but I suppose tonight Knight will call Duke’s offense “good” and their defense “defensive”.  And that the Duke away uniforms are intimidating.  Or some random crap. 

I have long thought Knight was passed his prime and is not relevant in college basketball and ESPN has unintentionally exposed that truth.

Gerald HendersonGerlad Henderson

On January 10th the Duke Blue Devils beat  the Florida State Seminoles 66-58.  Nothing too exciting there.

What was exciting?  Gerald Henderson scored a career high 25 points, grabbed five rebounds and had three steals.  My hope is that this is the start of something beautiful.  My fear is that this was a fluke.

Henderson has bever been a great shooter, but he was 9-for-14 from the floor, 3-for-4 from distance and 4-for-6 from the foul line.

Keep it going Gerald.  UNC and WF are coming soon.

 The Golden Gophers

Al NolenThe Minnesota Golden Gophers are ranked 17th in the country and are in a tied for 2nd in the Big-Ten.  They have beat Louisville, Ohio State andgave a boost to the Big-Ten in this years challenge with the ACC.

Tubby Smith has turned this program around faster than anyone – including myself – thought possible.

The Gophers are balanced on offense and in your face on defense.  A good deal of the sucess has to be attributed to the progression of point guard Al Nolen.  The 6’1″ sophomore is steady with the ball in is hands and harasses the ball defense.  His stats are a microcosm of what make this team go.

8 pionts, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, and 2 steals per game. 

According to Bigtennetwork.com, The Golden Gophers hold their opponents to 59 points a game, 38 percent shooting from the floor and 33 percent from distance.  The Gophers score 72 points a game, shoot 47 percent from the floor and 37 percent from distance.

The Gophers also grab the 2nd most offensive rebounds in the conference with 14.8 a game and are third in total rebounds with 40.5.

The Gophers have a tough match-up at Wisconsin tomorrow evening (1/15).