Today’s View From the Bull Pen
Growing up in the late 60's and early 70's, I was a huge NBA fan. From Wilt the Stilt to Jerry West to Nate Archibald to my personal favorite, Pete Maravich, I loved the game and watched it as often as I could. Somewhere along the way, sometime after Magic and Bird, I lost that loving feeling, and, unless I just have to watch it for work purposes, I avoid The NBA at all costs.
This cartoon is as clear a comment about those feelings as I can make in less than 100 words. Inspired by the Eagles song "Wasted Time" which I recently heard while watching the History of the Eagles DVD, I think it is my definitive statement about how I really feel about the NBA. It all seems like a colossal waste of time. Don't you agree?
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Archive for March 10th, 2011
Congratulations to the Univerity of Northern Colorado! They are going Dancin’ for the first time in their history! Go Bears! Rock ‘em and Shock ‘em!
It was a super busy crazy day on Wednesday. I had three cartoons to finish and some website things to attend to. So I’m getting to your comments late I’m afraid.
In researching today’s cartoon (I always do a lot of reading to get topics and trends) I found some great stuff by Joe Dorish over at Yahoo.com. You can read the entire article here
In a nutshell Dorish had some very telling stats to prove that the Big East have been dominant this year.
Combined the Big East has a 27-15 (.643) record vs teams from the ACC, Big Ten, SEC, Big 12 and Pac 10. And that includes winning records vs each and every conference. And the wins are not padded by beating up the weak teams in those conferences.
Only two schools (Auburn and Texas Tech) from those five conferences that have played Big East teams have losing records. Combined all the teams from those five power conferences that have played Big East teams this year have a record of 506-240 (.678).
So Big East teams have won nearly 2 out of every 3 games they played (.643) vs the other power conferences in college basketball this season while the teams they beat have won better than 2 out of every 3 games they have played (.678).
Amazing, huh. And you know how the at large Tourney bids are given, right…just like today’s cartoon.