There is a debate which started a couple weeks ago when Mark Cuban, who owns the Dallas Mavericks, came out and said he thought the NBA D-league was a better option for some players, rather than having to go and spend at least one year in college. He feels getting into a “professional” environment would benefit those players more than being in the college atmosphere. But you could easily let those comments slide, because he is an NBA owner and has a vested interest in the success of the D-league. While on the other hand, SMU head coach Larry Brown is all in favor of keeping the kids in College until they are ready. It is true, there are players who have made the jump from High School to the NBA with little problem, but in reality, there are fewer players who could do it than the ones we watch today who are successful. Continue reading
Adidas just recently release their new “March into madness” uniforms for the upcoming NCAA post season tournament. One of the teams chosen to wear one of the new uniforms is the Baylor Bears, who have become the “Oregon” of the south with all their basketball uniform combinations. While there are a lot of fans out there who seem to love this “uniform idiocy”, I am not one of them, while there are some of these new combinations that look good, over all it is just a stupid money grab by the manufacturers and the schools.
This seems like a silly question to ask since the Dallas Cowboys have been winning at least 8 games and seem to be keeping most of their front office and coaching staff intact. But think about it this way, the ownership in Cleveland is trying to find the winning combination and is passionate enough to try find that, even if it means changing coaches and general managers as often as some people cycle out underwear. Continue reading
The New School Morning show on The Fan in Dallas has struck again with their weekly bit called “Yo Roger Raps”. This week they brought in North Texas head coach Dan McCarney to try his hand after the wildly successful bit from Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury last week. There are probably a lot of things more entertaining than hearing local celebrities try to do a rap bit on a morning show, but add in the fact you have football coaches who are usually not known for doing a lot in the way of fun, this is becoming more entertaining week after week. Could you imagine if they find a way to bring in someone like Les Miles, or Nick Saban?
But this week it was Dan McCarney who put his “skills” to the test. The song he did was not really a rap song, but the sound bite is pure gold. He made the request play something from his generation and you can easily say that he has no future as a singer, but he made it fun and sounded like he had a blast. This will be something his players will not let him live down, but they will probably have more respect for him after this. It will be interesting to see if they keep up this routine of coaches coming in and doing this bit.
Here is the link if you want to hear Dan McCarney sing.
Ian Kinsler recently came out with some comments about John Daniels and the Texas Rangers, and they seem to have started a fire storm for Ian in the area. But then after the comments reach a national audience, he wants to say they were taken out of context and back off of them a little bit. Unfortunately for Ian, this isn’t going to happen. While his comments seemed a little harsh and probably not the best comments to make a point, I think if you take a deep look at what he said, then there may be some truth in what was said. Because we have heard similar things about the Rangers organization from other players who have left, namely Josh Hamilton, you have to start to think there is some truth. Even though Josh has become public enemy number one, Ian will probably fall to Public enemy number two after these comments.