Did you catch the finish of Fresno State’s basketball win at Air Force on Saturday?
Me neither. The Mountain West Conference has such a double-secret TV deal, the North Koreans nod in wondrous admiration. That said, never before has such an underwhelming conquest sounded so spectacular on the AM transistor dial.
To make a short story long, your Bulldogs have got to get better at being better than this. If it takes a last-second shot to beat the caboose of this Mountain West train, there isn’t going to be NCAA Tournament light at the end of this tunnel.
There’s just going to be more tunnel at the end of the tunnel.
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The Bulldogs, all 13-7 of them, are going to need a magical run to win this spectacularly dull conference. We’re starting to wonder if Fresno State will ever find a bunny at the bottom of this top hat.
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You padlocked three divisional titles around Jim Harbaugh’s whistle string and shoved him off the nearest peak because the offensive genius was a jerk hat who wouldn’t change.
49ers boss Jed York fired one jerk hat and now has hired another, hoping the new guy has changed. Says Chip Kelly: “I don’t know if I can be significantly different.”
Because Jim Tomsula was the answer to nothing more than the question, “Does someone need a plumber?” you’ve decided to hire Chip Kelly onto the list of people you will fire soon enough. As in, an offensive genius who just got fired by Eagles management for being a jerk hat who wouldn’t change. Because you think he will change for you, Jed?
No need to say it, not when Chipper took a flaming bayonet to the notion himself.
“I don’t know if I can be significantly different,” Kelly said after holding off on his welcome presser until the contract ink was one week dry, and thus non-voidable. “I think you have to be yourself in terms of how you do things.”
This is going to be delicious.
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David Blatt’s time as Assistant to the LeBron in Cleveland just went the way of the daisy patch, because the first-place Cavaliers coach obviously wasn’t first-place enough for a franchise steeped in a tradition of never actually winning an NBA title.
The guy loitered on the sideline for 83 wins in 123 games. He took the team bus to the NBA Finals in his only full season of breaking the huddle with “Give the ball to LeBron.”
Thinking it’s easy to coach a winning team led by one of the NBA’s superstars? Think again, cautions David Blatt.
And firing Blatt is going to somehow make the Cavaliers more first place-ier?
Relieved to hear Coach LeBron is handling the shakeup to his subordinate staff quite swimmingly.
“The only thing I can worry about is how I can get these guys better prepared and we can play better basketball,” LeBron James really said, because of course he did.
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In closing, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr decided he’s milked the worker’s comp system long enough and told temp worker Luke Walton to take his 0-0 act back to the bench.
Good thing Kerr won his first game back from a bad back, or Cleveland would so have fired him by now.
1. The New England Cheat-iots. The Denver Donkeys. What are you Raiders fans to do during Sunday’s AFC Championship game? Wish one team tears its ACL in victory, we’d suppose, because that has fewer legal implications than tracking down referee Walt Coleman and egging his house.
2. Want to keep selling us Brady vs. Manning like it happens that way? Fine. Go small-school and make them play both ways. When we see Peyton Manning play Cover 2 in the secondary, you can tell us one quarterback beat the other. Apples and mangos, people.
3. Did we mention the Lakers were 9-36 before Saturday’s presumed loss at Portland? Think of it as Kobe Bryant’s way of helping the Lakers be in position to draft a suitable replacement after he goes the way of the AARP shuffleboard.