Monday, November 17, 2008

A Few Odds and Ends

Congrats to the Hog basketball team on their season opening win over Southeastern Louisiana. Although it was a tough, hard fought, overtime win, we all know the Hogs are young and expectations around these parts are relatively low (except for here, where I just got through predicting a 29-0 season).

A quick summary of the game Friday night:

The good:
Michael Washington's 30 points and 14 rebounds
Rotnei Clarke's 5-8 3pt. shooting
Courtney Fortson's 7 assists
Michael Sanchez' 12 rebounds

The bad:
Courtney Fortson's 6 turnovers
Stefan Welsh's 2-9 shooting

The ugly:
Michael Washington and Courtney Fortson's combined 15-29 from the Freethrow line
The Hogs' overall 57% FT shooting
The Hogs' 2nd half defense which allowed SE Louisiana to shoot 53% from the field

But the ugly could have been worse, we could have been these guys...

(Nooooo! Not again!)

Last year, Gardner-Webb. This year, VMI.

Finally, a belated congratulations to former Arkansas pitcher and current Little Rock resident Cliff Lee on a well deserved AL Cy Young. Lee went from last year's "I think Cliff Lee gave up baseball and is living on some remote desert island far away from Arkansas, which he was never from anyway" to this year's "That's our boy right there! Cliff Lee is from, and lives in Arkansas and is the best damn pitcher in the American league! Suck on that high cheese!"

(Atta boy, Cliffy)

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