The NCAA tourney is back — thank you Lord. Some people say the worst sports day of the year is the day after the All-Star break in baseball. I think it’s the Monday after the 1st and 2nd rounds (now 2nd and 3rd rounds) of the NCAA Tournament. After 4 straight days of madness, we have to suffer through 3 days of absolutely nothing.
Harrison Barnes tells Sean Keeler that his decision on whether or not to go pro hinges on North Carolina’s success in the NCAA tourney. I take that to mean, if they win a title, he’s certainly gone. I highly doubt the Heels will get that far, but I wouldn’t be surprised if HB jumped to the pro’s if UNC makes the final four. Right now, he’s projected to go somewhere between 1 and 5. That’s awfully tough for a 19-year-old to pass up. He says he’s going to do what’s best for him, and his family. I put it at 60-40 that he stays one more year.
Ben Jacobson’s name is being thrown around in relation to the Missouri head-coaching opening. I think ‘Jake’ is worthy of being considered for the job, but I really don’t think he would be a good fit at Mizzou. Tiger fans are used to seeing a fast-paced brand of basketball — and that’s just not Jacobson. You also have to consider the fact that his coaching protege failed miserably at Iowa State (another Big 12 school). There is one stat working in his favor, however — coach has never lost to Kansas.
Lolo Jones has yet to commit to the 2011 Drake Relays. Relays Director Brian Brown says they’ve made an offer, and they’re waiting to hear back from Lolo’s agent. Brown says he isn’t too worried, yet. It would be a shame if Des Moines track and field fans miss out on their native daughter.
It has been brought to my attention, by a blog reader, that Bob Dylan is in on the Rebecca Black craze. Here’s Dylan’s cover of “Friday” … it’s the bees knees http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9FISHEO3gsM