"What (Michigan coaches) told me is that they're focusing on point guards right now, but if anything opens up, they'll definitely come back on and recruit me as hard as they were," said Towns
After a 4-0 week that involved a little scare at the hands of MSU, two thrashings of Maryland, and a close game sealed by a no-hitter from Betsa, Michigan has risen to #3 in both of the human polls. This comes largely on the strength of LSU's tumble in the rankings. The Tigers slid to 5th and 6th in the polls after taking it on the chin from Missouri this week. The RPI, being purely a formula, didn't care as much about the rough weekend, and kept the Tigers at #2.
These are all fairly small jitters, but we're getting late enough in the season that poll-watching (esp. RPI watching) has become an important activity. Tournament seeding will be coming up in just a couple weeks. The two things to keep an eye on are who's in the top 16 (regional hosts) and who's in the top-8 (super-regional hosts if they win their regionals). Last year some late slip-ups dropped Michigan out of hosting anything. This year, only a total collapse would have any chance of doing that, and a super-regional seed is a very realistic possibility. Handle business against PSU & make a good B10 tourney showing, and it'll look good for post-season softball at Alumni Field.
Am I really going to spend $100 on this thing? It is a ludicrous expense, one that I cannot reasonably justify to any extent. And I don't have a boxing "clan" that I am going to hook up with to watch this thing and split the cost, this will be me with pizza on the couch, wife and son in bed, at midnight, watching this fight.
But I keep wondering whether it is actually going to be that good, and if it is, can I justify not getting it? I know, neither is in their prime, but neither is that far out of it either. And there are certain things that I cannot even picture in my head, and one of those is Mayweather getting beat, like losing in a standing TKO, unable to continue. I can't even picture what it would look like and while I don't think such an outcome is likely, Pacqiuo does have the capacity to do it, which is more than really anybody else close to Mayweather's weight class can say.
I got Tyson-Lewis, and while Lennox just opened up a can that night from nearly the opening bell, I cannot say that I regretted getting it. It was every bit the "event" that I was promised.
Fear of what I could miss (and what will be one hell of a boxing atmosphere inside that building) is the driving factor here - I kind of feel like I have to get this fight.
Is anybody else weighing this decision?
FSD and media reporting. Very tough news
In a statement released, Gibson says:
"I have faced many different obstacles in my life, and have always maintained a strong belief that no matter the circumstances, I could overcome those obstacles. While this diagnosis poses a new kind of challenge for me, I intend to stay true to my beliefs. With the support of my family and friends, I will meet this challenge with the same determination and unwavering intensity that I have displayed in all of my endeavors in life. I look forward to being back at the ballpark as soon as possible."
Obviously we'd like to have both but if you had to choose one or the other which one would you choose. I'd choose Gary because we'd get him for 3 years as opposed to 1 year of Brown.
I'm relatively new to Denver after living in Michigan for most of my life, and have been thinking about why Denver has two sports teams with Colorado in their name (Rockies, and Avs) and two with Denver in their name (Nuggets and Broncos). I thought this was odd, because I grew up being a fan of only teams with Detroit in their name.
So, I did a little research, and came up with a list of the sports teams from the big 4 sports that DON'T have their city/metropolitan area in their name, plus what the closest major city is:
- Arizona—Diamondbacks, Cardinals, Coyotes (Phoenix)
- Colorado—Rockies, Avalanche (Denver)
- Florida—Panthers (Miami)
- Indiana—Pacers (Indianapolis)
- Minnesota—Twins, Vikings, Wild, Timberwolves (Minneapolis)
- New Jersey—Devils (Newark or NYC)
- Tennessee—Titans (Nashville)
- Texas—Rangers (Dallas)
- Utah—Jazz (SLC)
- New England—Patriots (Boston)
- Carolina—Panthers (Charlotte), Hurricanes (Raleigh)
- Golden State—Warriors (Oakland)
I'd prefer if cities were consistent--it doesn't make any sense to me when cities have multiple teams and some go by the city and some by the state/region. In my opinion, the only city that has multiple cities and successfully uses their state name is Minneapolis.
Do you think the trend toward city names will continue—who might be next? Would you prefer all/more city names?