13) Most under-reported story in sports; guy named Erik Compton is T5 thru seven holes in last round of the PGA Tour event at Torrey Pines. Mr Compton has had two heart transplants; not bypasses, transplants.
In other words, the guy is on his third heart and is a pro athlete. Amazing.
12) CBS had an interesting thing Sunday about how golf course workers make new holes for each round, then replace the holes from the previous day. Never saw that before; guess the guy making the holes was a real-life Carl Spackler from Caddyshack.
11) Lakers/Clippers both had home games Sunday; I'm wondering how many people were at both games. Would be interesting to know.
10) Clipper announcers were saying Sunday night that Blake Griffin has it in back of his mind that he could play tight end in the NFL, but no one in the NFL could step in and be an NBA player. Interesting debate.
9) Very bad news for the Celtics, with Rajan Rondo tearing his ACL; you look at the playoff picture in NBA East, and you see teams #1-7 are fairly well ahead of everyone else. Boston is in 8th place, and now is vulnerable to being passed by anyone who can get close to .500.
Curious to see how Danny Ainge approaches this; does he go the veteran route to try and patchwork his way into the playoffs, or does he turn to a youth movement, which is harder in the NBA than in most sports.
8) Memphis PG Mike Conley also got hurt Sunday and Grizzlies fizzled in 4th quarter without him, losing 91-83 to the Hornets- they were outscored 27-15 with game on the line in fourth quarter.
7) There is a TV show on TLC called Plastic Wives, about four women in Beverly Hills, who are all married to plastic surgeons. Terrific. It is my duty to watch this show and report back to you, so I will. Soon.
6) You look at seven non-football Big East schools who are branching off to form their own league and after Georgetown/Marquette/Villanova, and Villanova is a maybe, those teams aren't very good, though they are mostly located in big cities, which could promise big TV ratings.
Providence/DePaul/Seton Hall/St John's; no title contenders there, which is why VCU/Butler/Saint Louis could be appealing to the new league.
5) SMU went 33-34 last two years, with PG Jeremiah Samarrippas in his first two years as a college player; when Larry Brown took over the SMU program, he sent Jeremiah packing, saying he wasn't good enough to play for the Mustangs, not while Brown was coach.
Young Samarrippas is now at Tennessee Tech, and Brown's first SMU club is 11-10, 1-5 in Conference USA, while turning ball over 23.6% of time, #313 in country in that important category. Maybe they should've kept the kid around-- its mid-major college ball, not the NBA.
4) Random stats: Road team is 9-0 vs spread in Idaho's WAC games, dogs are 8-1; underdogs covered all six of South Carolina's SEC games.
3) How badly does Texas need PG Myck Kabongo (due back Feb 13)? They lead the whole country in eFG%, and they're 1-5 in the Big X; teams that play great FG% defense generally win a lot of games, but Texas is #299 in eFG% offense, so their games have basically been rebounding contests.
2) Miami looked great in whipping Duke during the week, but I was lot more impressed by them following that up with 71-47 rout of Florida State; its one thing to beat a rival you seldom beat, but to pound another rival in the next game too, well thats a signal that Miami is the real deal.
1) CBS' coverage of Sunday's Super Bowl starts at 11am. Game is at 6:30; they can really get companies to buy commercial time for stuff seven hours before kickoff? Good for them.
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