Sports Agenda for Thursday (2/7/13)
Thank goodness national signing day is over, now we just have to wait 2-4 years to see if these guys can actually play college football. Plus, D-Wade makes one heckuva quarterback and the Panthers are back on the ice.
Quote of the Day:
“Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge.” – Bill Cosby
National Signing Day aftermath:
Now that National Signing Day is behind us, we can turn our attention to the 2014 recruitin…sorry, just can’t do it today.
Alabama pulled in the top class in the country while Florida pulled in the top SEC class.
Plus, Ole Miss, yes, Ole Miss dominated and pulled in a top 10 class.
Remember, that’s an Ole Miss team that could barely compete in the SEC two years ago.
Heckuva job by Hugh Freeze there.
Miami had a talented class, but it was small thanks to the bumbling, stumbling, NCAA investigation.
I don’t want to say anything, but Inspector Gadget could have pulled something together faster than the NCAA on Miami.
Anyways, UM’s class was ranked 44th by Rivals.com, it could have been higher had Alex Collins chosen UM like his mom did.
If you haven’t heard that story, he wanted to go to Arkansas, Momma wanted him to go to UM.
Momma took the papers and left yesterday leaving the kid looking horrible and making his recruitment the butt of jokes for the last 24 hours.
I feel for the kid, but he’s going to sign today, reportedly, so hopefully he’ll be able to put the family drama behind him soon.
One other thing struck me about National Signing Day on Wednesday….WHO THE HELL IS RUNNING FIU’S FOOTBALL TEAM?
Look, I know Ron Turner took over, but his latest move was to fire the recruiting coordinator on National Signing Day, or at least let the word get out that day.
I guess my biggest question for FIU is, how does Pete Garcia keep his job?!?!
He ran off a great coach and recruiter in Mario Cristobal and made FIU a joke again. He hired Ron Turner, who isn’t even the good Turner brother. And this is the guy who hired Isiah Thomas too.
And let’s not kid ourselves here, it wasn’t Garcia who got FIU into Conference USA it was geographic location/media market plus the team reputation that Cristobal built.
I just don’t get it.
Miami Heat: (off Thursday)
Well, the Heat did what they always do to point guard Jeremy Lin, make him look horrible.
He had just 13 points and at the end of the first half, he turned the ball over to help Miami increase its lead.
D-Wade did his best to channel the mid 2000’s en route to 31 points, 5 rebounds, and 8 assists.
LeBron, another ho-hum night of 32 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists.
I don’t think we realize just how good he is and many fans take him for granted. He’s the MVP, every year that he continues to play at this level.
Nice to see Norris Cole go for double-figures and UD put in 9 points and 13 rebounds.
Didn’t know what was wrong with Ray Allen en route to a 1-8 shooting night, but everyone has those occasionally.
It was a good victory for the Heat over a decent Rockets team.
Now the Heat get ready for one of the Western Conference’s best teams, the L.A. Clippers.
Yup, Lob City is coming to Miami on Friday night.
If that’s not enough, the Lakers visit Miami on Sunday afternoon.
Well, what’s left of the Lakers right now. My guess is Dwight Howard won’t be able to take out the pacifier long enough to play.
There’s no way I’d trade for Howard or sign him to a long-term deal if I was a g.m., but that’s just me.
Oh, and if you didn’t see it last night….D-Wade decided to channel his inner Peyton Manning with about 7 minutes to go in the third quarter last night.
Wade pulled the ball back off a tip and lobbed a ¾ court pass that hit LeBron in stride for an easy layup.
That’s just unfair if you’re a defense!
Florida Panthers: (@ Philadelphia Flyers, 7 p.m., Fox Sports Florida)
The Cats continue their week long road trip of four games in seven days tonight against the Flyers.
I don’t want to say the Panthers may be in trouble, but the last time they saw Philly…the Flyers hit them so hard the Panthers got up looking out of the earhole of their helmets.
Florida has since scored a couple of victories, but coming back from a 7-1 thumping a couple of weeks ago to beating Philly tonight will be tough to say the least.
Philly is only allowing 2.7 goals per game, but on the bright side, against anyone not named Florida, they only average 2.3 goals per game.
The Flyers are coming off back-to-back wins and Florida, well, they need points in the standings, desperately.