Sunday, January 31, 2010

Thoughts on a Sunday...

Let me go on record that I do not like the idea of the Falcons selecting Perish Cox in the 1st round. I am not sure when his draft status skyrocketed, but he seems like another Chris Houston. Cox has return skills, but also was suspended for the Cotton Bowl this year for violating team rules. Take Spiller, a DE, or another corner...

The Big East is clearly the top conference in college basketball this year. There are currently 5 Big East teams that would be top 4 seeds right now and at least 3 more teams that would receive bids. One that may get left out this year if they don't pick it up is UConn...

On the flip side, the Pac-10 will struggle to get more than their automatic bid. Cal looks like the best team now and Washington and ASU have shown glimpses, but no team in that league has fewer than 6 losses. I think on the West Coast - Gonzaga, UNLV, BYU, and New Mexico are all better than every team in the Pac-10...

What was with the Devan Downey love-fest on ESPN this week? Sure, he is a good player, but he did shoot 9-29 in that game. The player of the year talk was a little much. Kentucky was bound to lose a conference game or 2 on the road this year with so many young players, could UGA pull one out in Athens?

Speaking of UGA hoops, they have a chance to be pretty good next year. The majority of the team will return and point guard Gerald Robinson Jr will be eligible. Robinson is sitting out this year after transferring from Tennessee State, where he averaged 17 ppg and was 2nd team All Conference. Put him at the point with Leslie on the wing and Thompkins inside and that looks like a tournament team...

Top 10 college hoops as of Sunday morning...

1. Villanova
2. Syracuse
3. Kansas
4. Kentucky
5. Georgetown
6. Kansas St
7. Purdue
8. Texas
9. Michigan St
10. West Virginia

2 comments:

Beezbo said...

The Downey love-fest is a product of ESPN's huge contract with the SEC. Since ESPN is the primary carrier of SEC games, the biggest self-promoter in entertainment history (including the WWE) needs to add fuel to their own fire.

Another example: The neverending quest to have LeBron be the best athlete of the "ESPN era". How does LeBron (1 MVP, no titles) beat out Shaq, Duncan, Robinson, and Hakeem for best #1 overall pick in the lottery era? Even Ewing and Iverson have better resumes!

Rallen said...

Go Cuse! Gettin' it done! Almost looked past Depaul but came back and eeked out a win!