Freak Speak: Vol. 1
Various times throughout the year, the sports landscape is flooded with noteworthy topics of discussion. Early March is a great example of such a time. It can be overwhelming to try and consume the feast of relevant topics, so from time-to-time I'll provide a short point of view on whatever is consuming my mind at the time. I'll call these sporadic gathering of thoughts, "Freak Speak".
Volume I of "Freak Speak" is below...consume and digest:
...Buzz Williams' Marquette Golden Eagles no longer need a Big East Tournament win to be invited to the big dance.
...that this is outstanding: If Rob Jeter's Milwaukee Panthers can secure one more victory, all four division one men's basketball teams in the state will have 20 wins or more.
...that Wisconsin will not be granted a NCAA tournament game in Milwaukee, and will be shafted two seeds lower than they really should be.
...that North Carolina and UConn will play in the championship game...of the NIT.
...that if I had a giant "DO NOT TOUCH" sign, I would affix it firmly to the NCAA tournament. Never has the phrase, "If it ain't broke, don't' fix it," been more applicable.
...that if a team was willing to take a chance on Maurice Clarrett in the first three rounds of the NFL draft, the same will happen with Tim Tebow. I have a hard time believing that 3 rounds of players are better football players than he is.
...that after running a 4.4 (40) yard dash at the NFL scouting combine, USC safety Taylor Mays will no longer be available to the Packers in the first round.
...the Bucks will represent the eastern conference as the 7th seed in the NBA playoffs.
...that having absolutely zero flexibility with Michael Redd, the Bucks have done everything possible to shape this roster for a run at the playoffs.
...that the most exciting team to watch in the NBA is the Oklahoma City Thunder.
...that Kevin Durant will be the first NBA MVP not named, James, Bryant, Nash or Wade.
...that people have forgotten about Greg Oden.
...that if I were going to start an NBA team today and needed a 1-2 punch, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook would warrant serious consideration as my top pick.
...that Jeff Suppan will be a part of the Brewers opening day rotation, and Dave Bush will start the season in the bullpen.
...that Chris Narveson will replace Suppan in the starting rotation before season's end.
...that the Brewers are going to be very happy Jim Edmonds is part of the organization.
...that Tiger Woods' first tournament back on tour will be the British Open.
...that if the NHL can't capitalize on the massive interest and excitement of Olympic hockey, they are completely hopeless.