With not as much going on in UK land, I’m going to give you a scatter shot of stories happening around the sporting ‘verse. There will be some Kentucky ones mixed it, too, but there’s plenty going on out there to be excited about.
— First let’s foray into the NBA finals. Sure, you know game 3 is tonight – heck, you probably even know it’s in Dallas. But did you know that when a series is tied, the winner of game 3 has won the title 11 out of 11 times? That’s 100% for you math nerds out there. And some pretty serious stuff to consider. Friend of the Blog Gregg Doyel went ahead and told both teams about it – as if they needed more pressure to preform.
— Once an Anti-Michigan man, always an Anti-Michigan man. Jim Tressel, despite resigning, continues to make news. Thanks mainly to delusional Buckeye fans. Fans held a rally at Tressel’s door step, where they had signs declaring their love, and he declared himself a Buckeye for life. I’m not normally one to judge, but come on guys. He got you in a boat load of trouble. Have some dignity.
— Less than a week in, and already going through Shaq withdrawals? Understandable. The guys at ModernMan have put together a 4 minute clip recapping Shaqs career. It’s pretty neat to watch how his game – and acting career – developped, plus you get to play the ‘wait, what team was Shaq on in this hi-light again?’ game, so that’s always fun.
— Well, we all knew this would happen. The Calipari-to-Knicks rumor mill is starting up, this time from a North Jersey paper that lists him as a possible candidate for the NY job. I’ve said this a number of times and I will say it again – don’t be surprised if Calipari does take a crack at an NBA job again sometime. But I would be shocked if it was next year. Not with this team, not with this opportunity, and likely not for that Knicks team.
— Wanna hear Liggins talk about his work out with Charlotte? You can check out a post-work video interview from him over at their website. I’m beginning to feel like Liggins is going to be a dark horse in this years draft. He may not be drafted high, but his ability to play defense will keep him in the league if he goes to a team that gives him a chance.