With seven games left, Golden State is now 68-7, two games ahead of the '95-'96 Bulls' pace at this same point. They just won what seemed like a trap game, playing in the altitude of Salt Lake City on the second of a back-to-back, with yet another fourth-quarter comeback and OT win. A 5-2 finish now will break the NBA win record.
What do you think their final victory total will be? Here's their remaining schedule:
April 1 - vs. Boston (43-31)
April 3 - vs. Portland (39-36)
April 5 - vs. Minnesota (25-50)
April 7 - vs. San Antonio (63-12)
April 9 - at Memphis (41-34)
April 10 - at San Antonio (63-12)
April 13 - vs. Memphis (41-34)
GS is pretty banged up right now and it's still possible Steve Kerr could start resting guys for the playoffs, but at this point I've got to think they're going to try to complete the push and reach 73 wins. They do play San Antonio twice, among others, but the Spurs probably don't have too much incentive at this point.
Title pretty much says it all, Michigan at 24-3 is ranked #1 ahead of #2 Florida at 33-1.
Rankings released yesterday, and yeah, this includes the loss to Northwestern on Friday. Strange as Florida just swept at LSU and swept home against Tennessee the week before.
The USA Today/NFCA coaches poll, due out today, and the ESPN poll, due out tomorrow, have had Florida solidly at #1 with Michigan #2. This will probably remain the case in the 2 polls this week.
EDIT: Edited title for accuracy, this is apparently the 2nd RPI. Also, coaches poll out, and as expected, Florida is first with 800 points (this seems to be all of the first place votes, but am not sure), followed by #2 Michigan with 746 points.
Had high hopes for Klinsmann, but US men's soccer is clearly at a low point; I don't think the lack of gifted ("technical") players helps. Has he gambled on a style of football we couldn't manage and simply lost? Might the gamble pay off soon? (That is, are better players on the way?)
It's curious to me that the criticism from all quarters is so muted--no one really calling for Klinsmann's head, just saying we've got to win. Maybe this amounts to a tacit collective admission that the talent just isn't there, yet?
MOD EDIT - Moved to board - LSA
My office is nearly deserted today with many gone on spring break to one place or another. Nice to have a slow Monday for once, too. I would guess many here are headed somewhere during break, whether with kids or without.
Where are you headed?
Looking good Billy Ray!
Anyone gonna bail him out of jail?
Over the years snippets come out on various mgobloggers about their avatars - like MGrowOld, for instance, has a picture of his wife, and LSA2000 explained the 'naughty dentist' line in his avatar. And while of course some of them are pretty straight forward, nevertheless, for many, the who/what/why of your avatar and user name are unknown.
I searched the archives and found nothing on point, so the question/issue is this: Explain your avatar/picture and username - why that picture, those numbers or lettters or whatever else that designates your mgoblog presence.
CAVEAT: if 'Everybody Murders' is thinking about explaining, you might want to read some things on self-incrimination, the fifth amendment, and the fact that most jurisdictions have no statute of limitations on murder. Just in case, you know, yours is true.
Happy Easter/Holiday Weekend and Go Blue for our hockey team in about 15 minutes.