Jay Wright’s Villanova Wildcats blew the doors of Oklahoma in one of the most impressive Final Four victories in history, but the coach still had empathy for his opponent.
“That was just one of those nights,” Wright said of his team’s hot shooting in an interview with TBS’ Tracy Wolfson after the game. “I feel bad for Oklahoma; we’ve all had those nights. They’ve had a great season, they’re a great team.”
Wright also referenced his team’s 78-55 December loss to the Sooners.
“We knew they could beat us bad, so we had a lot of fear coming into this game.”
Wright’s Wildcats posted the largest margin of victory in Final Four history at 44 points. Their 71 percent shooting was also the highest percentage in a Final Four semifinal game. 95-51. What more can you say?
Garry Shandling, the comedy icon, writer, producer, and director has died at the age of 66 from a heart attack.
Shandling began his career as a writer for the shows Sanford and Son and Welcome Back, Kotter. He was an occasional guest host for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show, which prepared him for his most memorable role as fictional talk show host Larry Sanders on The Larry Sanders Show.
He also helped launch the careers of many of comedians, giving early breaks to new talent on his projects or simply by inspiring his fellow artists through his remarkable work.
“You may now flip.”
Joey Bosa has been a popular pick for the Dallas Cowboys in mock drafts, but he’s reportedly not going there.
According to NFL Media’s Lance Zierlein, the Cowboys aren’t really enthusiastic about the Ohio State defensive end and are unlikely to draft him.
“I don’t believe the Dallas Cowboys will draft Joey Bosa,” Zierlein said on hisThe Pick Is In podcast. “I’ve heard that they’re not in love with Joey Bosa. I don’t think Joey Bosa is going to be a Cowboy.”
Zierlein believes that linebacker Myles Jack and tackle Ronnie Stanley could make sense for Dallas, as well as Oregon defensive lineman DeForest Buckner and Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey, if he were to fall to the fourth pick. His current mock draft has the Cowboys selecting running back Ezekiel Elliott.
Why wouldn’t the Cowboys want Bosa? I have no idea. He’s highly rated by virtually every scout. Perhaps they didn’t like his NFL Combine answers or something.
Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon is reportedly considering a move to TCU.
Dixon, who has coached Pitt for the last 13 seasons, is willing to take a long look at TCU after being assured that the Horned Frogs would ensure that he’s not taking a pay cut, according to Gary Parrish of CBS Sports.
Why would Dixon, who has had some success at Pittsburgh and is coaching in the ACC, leave to take over one of the dregs of the Big Twelve? For one, TCU is his alma mater, and he played there from 1984-1987. The administrators who originally hired Dixon at Pitt are no longer there, the job has become more difficult than it was when he took it, and perhaps most notably he feels underappreciated by Pitt faithful despite 11 tournament appearances in 13 years.
TCU has never won more than four games in the Big 12 since their move to the conference in 2012, going winless in the league in 2013-14. They have only made the NCAA Tournament seven times in their history and only twice since 1971, the last coming in 1998. Dixon would have one heck of a job on his hands if he decided to coach his alma mater.
Howdy ya’ll. As you are probably aware of, I’ve been pretty quite this past winter. I’ve been busy with a lot of personal things and haven’t really had the time or inclination to blog much. But as always happens, I get things semi-organized and I get to thinking about writing again. I am at a stage in my life where I am continuously amazed by life itself. I can study things for hours it seems and draw all kinds of perspectives. Is it because I’m older? I don’t know, but I can say that I appreciate things more than I ever have. I’m now able to let bygones be bygones much easier than before.
School is going good, work is going good, and I’m at a place that is like the center of a hurricane. Calm at least. I’m back in the saddle again. Stay tuned for more. And one piece of advice for you. Life is short. Don’t hold so many grudges.
On her Taking Chances Tour, Celine Dion invited Charice to sing a duet with her at Madison Square Garden on September 15, 2008. They sang “Because You Loved Me” to a sold out crown of 18,000 dedicated to Charice’s mom. Before her last song, Celine introduced Charice and tried to calm the nervous Charice in a 7 minute monologue.
The beginning of the NASCAR season starts at Daytona on February 21st.
I was reminded of that fact when I went to Lowes this morning to get some bird seed for the feeder and some other household items.
I looked at my receipt on the way out the door and was pretty amazed:
What are the odds of my purchase being the exact same number as the Lowe’s NASCAR number?
I have no life to notice things like this.