Friday, April 02, 2010

No Suit, No Service

Maybe Huggins should wear this suit instead of his track suit
The Final Four is only a day away. All of the teams are in Indy making sure that everything is perfect for the players that means making sure that their kicks are fresh and for the coaches that means making sure their suits are ready for the big time. Well most coaches do. Bob Huggins is a different matter. For the last couple of years Huggins has been prowling the sidelines in a warm up top and dress pants, not the worst look in the world but not the best. Huggins, who I like, might become the first coach in god knows how long not to wear a suit at the Final Four. If he does not get dressed up for the event maybe he should not take part. Huggins dressing style has the support of his fan base.

According to, Most West Virginia fans seem to want Huggins to stick with the tracksuit, according to an online poll at the Charleston (W. Va.) Daily Mail. According to the poll, 53 percent of voters want Huggins to stick with the tracksuit. Only 9 percent want him to "totally rock a new, gold, tailor-made suit."

Thirty-eight percent of voters were more optimistic, saying Huggy Bear should wear "the basketball net. Right after he cuts it down."

In England, managers where track suits all of the time, but come an FA Cup Final day all of the coaches are dressed in suits that are designed by the club. Maybe we should have the same deal for the Final Four. No Suit, No Service.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

When taking a college job is a step down

So St. Benedicts head coach Danny Hurley has been mentioned for the opening at Wagner. At some point Hurley is going to want to take a shot at college coaching. If he took the job at Wagner he is going to have to take a step down when it comes to talent. Has there even been a high school coach that took a college job and had less talent at the new job then the old job. But I doubt that Wagner will have any JR Smiths or Corey Stokes on their roster and that is something that Hurley might have to get used to.
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Where is Ace?

Not the greatest picture, but just take my word for it.
With the NCAA Women's Tournament on to the Final Four, one question sticks in my mind. Where is Ace? Ace Clement that is. Clement was a member of the 1997-1998 National Championship team at University of Tennessee. Clement was different then many of the girls on the team, she made sure her makeup was done and always looked hot, yes I said hot. Ace looked like she could be a model if she was not a basketball player. She was a favorite and I will admit that I even had a crush on her.

Clement did not get by on looks alone, she had amazing game. Here list of accomplishments is as follows: three back-to-back high school state championships, four years as a high school All-American, breaking Wilt Chamberlain’s scoring record for the city of Philadelphia, winning gold in Brazil for the USA Junior National Team, and an NCAA National Championship and 39-0 season with the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

OTWT Champions League Predictions

The business end of the season is here and the Champions League last eight kicks off today. The slate is littered with good match ups including the rematch of the 1999 Final between United and Munich. Here is how the OTWT Scouting Department sees the ties breaking down.

Lyon (France) vs. Bordeaux (France): Lyon has the feeling of a team that is built better for Europe then the league. I know Bordeaux has taken over as the force in France, but for some reason I can not turn my back on Lyon. So Lyon it is.
Bayern Munich (Germany) vs. Manchester United (England): The '99 Final rematch. As a United fans, this is a tie that worries me. Robben and Ribery worry me to no end, but in the end United are the more complete team and therefor head to the semi-finals.
Arsenal (England) vs. Barcelona (Spain): Barca and it will not even be easy. Arsenal are doing what they do best implode at the end of the season.
Inter Milan (Italy) vs. CSKA Moscow (Russia): Inter Milan. CSKA has had a nice run and shown that Russian soccer is nothing to mess with in the coming years. Inter stay on course for the final.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Cover Story: The Final Four

The games have been played and finally we have our Final Four teams. Butler, West Virginia, Duke, and Michigan State. Here is how the newspapers in those towns covered the events.

The Herald Dispatch (West Virgina)