04 April 2013

2013 College Basketball Coaching Carousel: Grading the Hires

Perhaps even more so than in college football, the coaching carousel in college basketball can get pretty wild simply due to the seemingly high number of programs changing their head coaches every year. Fortunately, I am here to break down which hires are good ones and which ones are not so good. I will update this post with every new hire, so stay tuned as more and more vacancies get filled. Let's take a look.

2013 Final Four Predictions

And then there were four. The 2013 NCAA Tournament has whittled down to its Final Four with one team most expected to get here (Louisville), a couple many are not surprised to see (Michigan and Syracuse) and one that nobody, except for undergrads and alumni, saw coming (Wichita State). Only two teams will survive and advance to the National Championship Game on Monday, but what teams will they be? Here are my predictions for the 2013 Final Four. 

2013 NFL Mock Draft: 12th Edition

Ah yes, we have reached April, the real first month of spring. It is also the month in which the NFL Draft is held which means that the weeks and days until the 2013 NFL Draft will be held. In three weeks, we will know where the top college football prospects will be headed, including Alabama guard Chance Warmack. So why don't we take a look at my 12th mock draft.

03 April 2013

Check out some Joe Buck action from 1989

Joe Buck is really not that old. As of right now, the lead announcer for FOX Sports is only 43, and will turn 44 in a few weeks. He started doing NFL games for FOX at the ripe old age of 25 and did his first World Series at 27. But this video that I just found may just take the cake as it features Buck when he was 20 back in 1989 when he was working at the sideline reporter for ESPN's coverage of the Triple-A All Star Game alongside Ron Franklin and Ken Singleton. Boy does he look young here. Let's go to the videotape.

2013 MLB on FOX Announcers & Distribution: April 6th

As we are kicking off the 2013 MLB season, we have reached another edition of FOX Saturday Baseball this Saturday for its debut edition for the year. Three games are on tap with most seeing the Yankees visit the defending AL champs in the Tigers, while others will see the Cardinals taking on the defending World Series champs in the Giants and the Angels visiting the Rangers. Continue reading for announcing assignments and distribution splits.

02 April 2013

Should Rutgers fire Mike Rice? UPDATE

Rutgers coach Mike Rice was suspended for three games and fined $50,000 by the school back in December for what the school labeled "a violation of athletic department conduct policies." We later found out that it was due to Rice using abusive language towards his players as well as an incident in which the coach threw basketballs at players' heads, as per the Star-Ledger. Today, ESPN and Outside the Lines released the damning video and after watching it, it has become clear that Rice has to get fired, and athletic director Tim Pernetti should as well.

First, let's go to the videotape.

Update: Rice has been fired after all.

Grading the 2012 NFL Draft, One Year Later

As we count down the weeks to the 2013 NFL Draft, let's go back a year and look at how teams did in last year's draft and see if they hit home runs and are set up well for the future or if they bombed and are in a similar position, one year later.

Can Andy Enfield build the USC basketball program?

Without question, one of the more disappointing and underachieving programs in college basketball is the one at the University of Southern California. The Trojans have to live in the shadow of the more famous program over in Westwood but you would think a program in the talent-rich region of Southern California would have more success than it has had. But now that is in the hands of new coach Andy Enfield, who was just hired away from taking the nation by storm by leading Florida Gulf Coast to the Sweet Sixteen. Can he be the guy to take the program to the next step?

01 April 2013

Watch Clayton Kershaw pick a good time to hit his first home run

Nothing like hitting your first home run. Actually, I couldn't explain that feeling to you but I am sure it is wonderful. In fact, we could ask Clayton Kershaw about that after he capped a brilliant pitching performance on the Dodgers' Opening Day by shutting out San Francisco by giving his club the lead with his first ever homer. Let's go to the videotape.