Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Additional notes from previous posts and other news.

Here are some updated news from previous posts and other news.

- Isiah Thomas has now been given only one year to turn around the team he put together. In a press conference today, NY Knicks owner says that since Isiah is the person that put this team together he felt it best to let him coach it and in turn is only giving him one year to turn around the mess. The Knicks finished this past season with a record of 23-59 and I'd have to say he would need at least 15 wins or more to show improvement. I don't see that happening, bye Isiah, you will now have failed at everything you've touched since your playing days ended.

- It's looking more and more like College of Charleston will be hiring former Kresse understudy and current Winthrop coach Gregg Marshall. They have officially contacted the school to seek permission to speak with him about the vacant position. The Post and Courier says that the position is basically his if he wants it. C of C wants someone that has ties to the school instead of what they got in Tom Herrion 4 years ago where they wanted to start anew.

- Ghana was eliminated by Brazil today in the World Cup by a score of 3 - Love. Though the score would indicate a blow out it was far from that, in fact Ghana really played Brazil tough and won the battle but lost the war, Brazil getting a few breaks to score a couple goals. Ghana is the team that eliminated the USA team from the Cup. This was Ghana's first time in the World Cup and they made it to a round the USA can't seem to get to.

- The Braves finally ended their 10 game losing streak this past weekend, their longest since 1988, as they took 2 of 3 games against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. But they still don't seem to be out of this funk yet having getting beat by the Yankees last night 5-2 as Tim Hudson, the Braves ace, continues to struggle. He gave up 5 ER in only 5 Innings. If the Braves are to get this season going the way it should, Huddy needs to get right soon.

- Since Clemson was eliminated from the College World Series I really didn't follow it quite as much but I did catch a little of the Championship series between UNC and Oregon St. From the first game it appeared that UNC would run away with the Championship but as Oregon St has done since it lost in their first game they continued to battle and scrapped their way back to claim their first National Championship in baseball. The ACC sent 4 teams to the CWS and none were able to claim the title.

-If Atlanta Braves fans think they have it tough right now, well they need to think again. It could be worse, much worse, we could be Pittsburgh Pirate fans. The Pirates are in the mist of a 11 game losing streak with upcoming games against the White Sox (3), Detroit Tigers (3), at Mets (4), at Phillies (3). So that 11 game streak could end of being a 24 game losing streak. Ouch!!!

- If you care, the NBA draft is tomorrow at 7pm. The Toronto Raptors have the first pick but there is no clear cut #1 pick out there. Top prospects include; LSU PF Tyrus Thomas, Italy PF Andrea Bargnani, Texas PF LaMarcus Aldridge, Washington SG Brandon Roy and Gonzaga SF Adam Morrison.

- Let the countdown begin. NFL training camps are now only a month away from opening up which means college and pro seasons are just two months away. I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of team Clemson and Dallas can be on the field. I will have my football predictions posted later in mid august.


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