Random Saturday Morning Thoughts

Yesterday I was reading an article by ESPN’s Rick O’Reilly about Penn State coach Bill O’Brien and how he should be college football’s coach of the year. O’Reilly mentioned Silas Redd’s transfer to USC in it and I realized, I didn’t hear a whole lot about Redd this season. I was curious so I looked up his stats. Then I decided to compare them to Penn State’s top rusher this season, Zach Zwinak:
Silas Redd – 150 attempts for 817 yards and 9 TDs
Zach Zwinak – 203 attempts for 1,000 yards and 6 TDs
Wonder if the transfer will really help Redd with getting drafted as much as he hoped ///


David Stern wants to penalize the San Antonio Spurs because Spurs coach Gregg Popovich made a good decision that will benefit his team in the long run. Popovich’s team was ending a long road trip Thursday night by playing in Miami against the Heat. Pop decided to send Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobli and Danny Green back to San Antonio. By having them skip the Heat game, he was giving up a chance for a win. Why do this? The Spurs host the Western conference leading Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday. That game is much more important to the Spurs over the long haul than the game against LeBron & Co. By the way, the short-handed Spurs only lost by 5 points to Bron-Bron and crew. Stern needs to butt out and let Popovich handle his team ///


Let Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens into the Hall of Fame. Include the steroid allegations on their plaque, but put them in. They were arguably the best position player and pitcher of the modern era. They need to be in ///


Apparently owner Tom Benson doesn’t want to keep the Hornets nickname on the team he bought which resides in New Orleans. He’d like something more associated with Louisiana and would also like to change the team colors to red, gold and navy blue. I like this. Hornets just doesn’t fit with New Orleans. Hey, what about the New Orleans Jazz?! ///


It’s too bad that Rajon Rondo’s consecutive streak of games with double digit assists had to end with an ejection. Rondo was tied with John Stockton at 37 straight games with 10 or more assists, trailing only Magic Johnson (46). Then he was ejected from Wednesday night’s game with the Nets for fighting pushing with Brooklyn’s Kris Humphries. I would’ve liked to see him keep going. For the record, I think Rondo is the best pure point guard in the game today. Oh, and Kris, you might want to hit the weight room. Little Rondo got the best of you. He’s only eight inches shorter than you and fifty pounds lighter ///

By Kevin York
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