Thursday, July 9, 2009

Are You Kidding Me!? Really?

So, the question for this year's Razorback basketball team won't be will the Razorbacks improve on this past season and finish in the upper half of the SEC West. The question is going to be will the Razorbacks have anyone left in uniform that played last year to play this season?

On the heels of Jason Henry's dismissal and Marcus Britt' DUI which followed Brandon Moore and Andre Clark leaving the team, we now learn that junior guard Stefan Welsh has been suspended indefinitely from the basketball team.

What is wrong with these kids and where did they come from? I feel like this is a reality version of the TV show "Lost." We have all of these kids screwing up left and right, making poor choices, getting second and third chances, but some inevitably vanish or leave. The only difference is these guys don't have a plane crash to blame it on. This is getting old. Fast.

I have all the confidence in the world in Pel to pull this program together, get everyone on track, and together do some great things in the SEC over the next two or three years. But, at this rate, we are doomed for another losing campaign next season and I'm saying this in July.

What the hell is going on?

Hurley says get your asses in gear and no more screw ups from the basketball program for at least the next 12 months.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Bye Bye Jason

You can now add Jason Henry's name to the list of Razorback ballers not returning to the team next season. No official word as to why Jason has been released has been given but Jason has been "day to day" according to Coach Pelphrey since June. But, it is now official, Jason Henry will not be a Razorback next season.

I've said more than a few times on here that Jason Henry probably had the most upside and potential of any of the freshmen from last year's team because of his raw athletic ability. Apparently, though, his lack of work ethic both on the basketball floor and in the class room was a major obstacle that ultimately ended Henry's career here at Arkansas. I'm sure we'll see Henry resurface somewhere else as players of his caliber usually always get second chances.

This does help the numbers game that the basketball team had been facing though. Fourteen committments and only 13 scholarships don't work, but now that Henry is gone things are back even again. Good luck J.H.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Don't Be Like Dan And Have A Good 4th

NWA Naturals and one of the Royals' top pitching prospects Dan Cortes was arrested early Wednesday morning on Dickson Street for disorderly conduct and public intoxication. Cortes was caught urinating on a fence near a bar, but I'm sure that fence had it coming. That fence was probably smart mouthing the 22 year old pitcher and his 5-6 record and 4.00 ERA. Last season Cortes was 10-4 for the Naturals with a 3.78 ERA, so I'm sure the fence set Cortes off and it got what it had coming to it.

Anyway, hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Former Baller Beverley Drafted

A year after leaving the University of Arkansas under still slightly cloudy circumstances, former guard Patrick Beverley was drafted last night in the second round of the NBA draft.

Here is's Chad Ford and his take on the Heat's draft choices...

Analysis: The Heat did OK for themselves in the second round. They fell in love with Beverley upon his first workout back from the Ukraine and had been pursuing him ever since. Beverley and Dozier both are terrific athletes. Beverley also is a good defender and scorer. Dozier blocks shots and runs the floor.

This draft is not going to dramatically change the fortunes of the franchise, but I do think Beverley in particular could help the Heat down the road.

Here is my take on it...

Patrick Beverley was a tenacious baller during his time here at the U of A. If he keeps his head screwed on straight, becomes a top-notch defender, gives the ball up to D Wade enough, and just does what he's told, he could find some playing time off of the bench for someone somewhere. If nothing else, he's proven he can play overseas. Good luck Patrick.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wow, How Time Flies

The summer is here and the laziness has set in (as is evidence by my lack of posts this month). The Hogs made a great late season run to land in the final four of collegiate baseball teams. Unfortunately, they didn't quite have enough...

Fire power! (sorry this will only make sense to you if you have kids or can't get enough of Ben Stiller movies)

The real unfortunate result was that the CWS finals featured Texas and LSU. I was cheering for a continuous rain delay or a never-ending scoreless tie. Trying to decide who to cheer for in that is kind of like deciding between death by shark or death by falling into a volcano. Either way it sucks and is quite painful, and that's what watching the CWS best of three series between LSU and Texas was like.

The only thing I can say about LSU is that Paul Mainieri seems like a genuinely good guy and it was pretty cool that he got to celebrate his first championship with his dad on the field after the game.

Back to the Razorbacks though, big ups to Diamond Hogs for rebounding from their late season slump to almost bringing home a national championship. The Hogs didn't quite have the fire power or the horses needed to endure a 14 day stretch in Omaha like Texas or LSU, but they left everything on the field and for that I couldn't be more proud of the boys and Coach Van Horn especially since it was the bright light among the big three sports this year for Arkansas.

Now, as college baseball fades into the distance, all eyes will once again focus on the upcoming football season, and I for one couldn't be more ready.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


In one hell of a CWS game, the Razorbacks hung around just long enough to capitalize and steal one from a Virginia team that squandered opportunities at every turn.

Andrew Darr did it again with the winning double in the 12th and Dallas Kuechel was a beast getting out of numerous jams in the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th to win it for the Hogs. This was all after Cox singled with two out and two strikes in the bottom of the ninth setting up a 2 run homer by Brett Eibner to tie it three.

Awesome, awesome game. I don't know if anyone will be available to pitch Friday against LSU (probably Eibner again) but that was a game for the ages indeed.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Another Reason LSU Needs to Lose 2 in a Row

This clip is pretty funny even though Mike Irwin may disagree with you. It occurred after last night's crushing loss at the hands of LSU, and Irwin was a split second away from cracking some skulls in Omaha.

What was the idiot South Carolina fan doing there? I like how Mike cracks on LSU fans towards the end of the clip though. Hang in there Mike and beat down one of those punks with your microphone next time it happens!