Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Dimes and dunks

- The U.S. appears set to name Davis Love III as the country's next Ryder Cup captain. Love, in case you're wondering, has a career 9-12-5 record in the competition. He was involved with winning U.S. efforts in 1993 and 1999, and won the pivotal point in the '93 matches at The Belfry.

- The NFL's oldest rivalry will be played once again on Sunday when the Chicago Bears meet the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game. The Bears lead the all-time series, 92-83-6.

- The line on the Kansas-Baylor game was KU by four. The Jayhawks blew that away with a 20 point win on the road.

- Anyone who thinks that Blake Griffin's game is one-dimensional, i.e., vicious dunks, needs to watch the tape from yesterday's game against the Indiana Pacers. Griffin scored 47 on a variety of shots and moves, and complemented the scoring with 14 rebounds.

- Quick, name the last U.S. male to win the Australian Open. If you guessed Andre Agassi in 2003, you'd be correct. Agassi was a three-time winner of the event.

- Last night on the ESPN telecast of Baylor-Kansas, Bob Knight said that Kansas' Thomas Robinson was a better shooter from the high post than either Marcus or Markieff Morris. Now, I'm no Bob Knight but that is about as ridiculous a statement as a color commentator can make.

- The latest RPI hoops rankings for contending Big 12 clubs are: Kansas, #1; Texas A&M, #16; Missouri, #27; Texas, #41; Oklahoma State, #43; Kansas State, #51; Colorado, #71; and Baylor, #101. Other teams of interest are: Duke, #10; North Carolina, #25; Missouri State, #38; and Wichita State, #42.

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