Dazed, confused and jet lagged is no way through life my son. And yet we are here. Do you ever feel like something is going on that we don’t know about?
I don’t know about the reds and I just spent a week with them in AwesomeYear. I don’t know whether Eugenio Suarez is the SS answer or a summer-long question. I don’t know if Sonny Gray is okay. Those spring injuries that start out as nothing tend to become something and if this time it does then The Club is deep in depth. The initial pitching depth is at least a year away from Cincinnati. Cavalrymen Lodolo and Greene won’t help the big team this summer.
I don’t know what to make of the mass desert of John Brannen’s players. and I’ve heard every rumor known to man in the past eight days. Unfortunate players are now not uncommon in Quasi-Am basketball in Generation of Me. But that’s an exaggeration.
To recap, next year’s core team doesn’t want to play for him, they have no recruits right now, and UC can’t or won’t pay their roughly $ 5 million buyout to leave. We haven’t heard a word from the trainer or AD John Cunningham. In the meantime, the program will slide to the edges of the early Mick era. Which is something that nobody wants to think about.
Gamers are reportedly upset that he wasn’t empathetic enough about their COVID-19 existences. That was a sad and very difficult Season for everyone, everywhere. Worse for players who didn’t have families to go home to. Trainers should have been prepared for it.
Players struggling with who was playing, who wasn’t and when. This is nothing new, although UC players certainly had a point. Example 1 need not be singled out. I suspect you can guess who the players were talking about.
Is that enough to make a kid want to leave?
Not for me, but I’m not in the foxhole.
Other rumors were more disturbing: Brannen mouth-played players against other players. Brannen gave up his team in his first game against Houston, a 38-point straight L. Players who generally suggest so They didn’t have confidence in their relationships with Brannen.
Once again, that’s all guesswork That is the unfortunate fallout in such a situation, which is not addressed by the defendants. It’s time for Brannen to have a public air purification.
Meanwhile, How is he supposed to recruit on the other hand? The world of senior college tires is not a big one. Word gets around, children hear it. Whether it is the truth or not should matter. Mostly not. It’s not hard to see good players with options going elsewhere.
The game is now about the players, more than ever. How many coaches now have the juice that once belonged to Dean Smith, John Thompson and Bob Knight? Even in K, players come and go like trams. Even K missed the tournament.
If you will succeed You may be better able to tell to the people you train. The My Way Highway has officially closed.
Well then. . .
The madness is. It is just like that.
She doesn’t even mind a reluctant, marginally depressing regular season. The page turns, the CBS jingle rings and – voila! – Amazement occurs, like Magic Johnson in the Chuck-Spike-Sam commercial. Hello friends indeed.
Does Texas Matter If Texas Lose To Abilene Christian?
Loyola-Chicago is the best team I’ve ever seen. How Porter Moser still trained there is a big mystery. The senior center Cameron Krutwig llooks like a guy who should have “Cam” embroidered in red on the breast pocket of his bowling shirt. He did a smart, selfless act in Illinois. Every tournament season, every year has its Cameron Krutwigs. That’s why the madness is so great.
And oh yeah, good job, Big 10. See my bracket in pieces on the floor.
In general, the quality of the game was excellent. The three-point accuracy was impressive. The cohesion / chemistry of children who have been in and out of quarantine for the past few months has been unreal. Only one thing is harmful to the entertainment in the air circus:
The last two minutes.
Take … also … damn … long.
There are two major complaints about the tournament. The first is that coaches take Control freak on a reckless level. They scout children, recruit children, sign children, coach children. . . and then with games on the line, don’t trust kids.
You are a trainer, not a puppeteer. Do you know the nice leads your players get for you in the first 38 minutes? They don’t happen because you turn the players around like Pinocchio.
Rutgers had beaten Houston lightly. Coach Steve Pikiell decided to dump the ball in the last four minutes. So much for momentum, mojo, and to that point mastering a limping and humiliated Coogs team that was there to be defeated.
Let her play, K?
Peeve # 2 isn’t quite the problem this year as the 3 point bombing apparently was so accurate. But still the upper floor in me winces every time A player drives the lane, hits a single cover and throws the ball at a partner who is outside the 3-line. I understand the math. But if you are guarded in color alone, your chances of scoring a goal and / or getting fouled are pretty high. Certainly as high as a 3.
No big deal. The games were fabulous. Keep playing, Mick.
And I’ve seen enough of Lilly, thank you very much.
Well then. . .
THE BENGALS. I got into a mess last week when I grabbed The Fam for this year’s foray. It’s not that the team didn’t spend any money. This was the case for the second time in a row. The fact is that the team is not much better for that.
The Bengals MO for being okay to be okay is not endangered.
Are the Bengals Better? on the corner for the loss of William Jackson III? They lost Carl Lawson and gained Trey Hendrickson. Did this move improve your pass rush? They added the former Minnesota Viking Riley Reiff, a permanent assault device. A longtime Viking beatwriter, Bob Sansevere, wrote that Reiff was “useful”. Nine years in the league, zero pro bowls. Sansevere said the Vikes O-Line has been “stink” for the past few years.
It is possible that well-known freelance agents with choices fail to consider Cincinnati. Whose fault is it? It is possible that the family in general refuses to overpay. It’s also possible that the team is feeling pretty good. Maybe the team is right about that.
Howevuh. . .
Fact 1: The team is not as good as Baltimore and Cleveland and, for the time being, Pittsburgh. Remind me of the last team to play the playoffs and the last in their division.
Fact 2: This is the best chance this franchise had in the free agency era to win big. Inexpensive QB for generations. Plenty of room for salary caps. Steelers slips.
Are you going big, yeah?
Did the Bengals grow up?
TRAVEL REPORT. . . We try to do something unusual in AZ every spring. Sedona one year, Jerome the next. Tucson, Biosphere II. The state is so vast and geographically diverse that you can experience all four seasons in one day.
This year we spent one night in a wigwam. More precisely, in the Wigwam MoteI’m on Old Route 66 in Holbrook, a typical town that I forgot back then. Souvenir shops with wooden Indians and giant inflatable dinosaurs in front of the door. And the wigwam, a collection of adobe-like structures that resemble wigwams. The motel owners thoughtfully placed a 1950s vintage car in front of each wigwam in case you missed the point.
The dig was spartan, about what you’d expect from a 1950s motel in the middle of nowhere. A window air conditioner, a TV the size of a large laptop, and shower spray that hits you in the neck.
Luxury wasn’t the point. The point was cool. From there we visited the Painted Desert, which is about 45 minutes away, and the Petrified Forest National Park. Spectacular desert views. Really old wood.
If you ever make it to Goodyear in March, TML says about the Wigwam Motel. And the Superstition Mountains, Estrella Regional Park, Old Town Scottsdale, and Taliesin West. And multiple in-n-out.
TUNE O ‘THE DAY. . . This circled the AZ globe and kept popping up in my head. They tell me this great life can always end.
I need a goal
I’m not the kind of cat that just jumps in my car and drives.