Thursday, April 26, 2007

This is where the power lies!

Hulkamania may be running wild on the 730 ESPN studios tomorrow afternoon. We will absolutely have some of the legends of wrestling in with us, and maybe even the biggest legend of all. This is where the power lies!!!!!!

Jeremy Schaap, Doug and Jackie Christie, and now today...

We have had quite a few guests this week, but today might top them all. As many of you know, I freely admit that I watch and enjoy American Idol. That said, American Idol Tonight Host (TV Guide channel) and Season 1 runner-up Justin Guarini will be on the show today. I just had to make it happen. Sorry, I simply could not pass up the opportunity to get one of the stars of "From Justin to Kelly" on the air. What a classic picture.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Larry Brown? Oh, please no.

I have seen enough boring basketball for the rest of my life. Larry Brown is a guy that you hand a ready-made team to and you let him take you over the top. In the column in the Commercial Appeal it was mentioned that there would be no one better to teach the young players. Really? You want Larry Brown coaching a young team? Larry Brown is a winner. That is nice. Mike Fratello wins games too. That was a lot of fun, right? The one thing that is promising is that I guarantee that he would hate Pau, and they would have no choice but to move him eventually. Unfortunately, I also think he could be a psyche killer for the young guys. Do you think that Brown will be willing to make investments in the young players in order for it to pay off later, or will he want to win immediately? You have to have patience will this group. This team is not ready to win big... and that is when you hire Larrry Brown. You hire that guy to take you over the top. Please Michael Heisley, don't spend a ton of money to get this guy. Hiring Larry Brown is the surest bet to have boring games. That is what I care about. Tell me the last time that you had fun watching a Larry Brown team play? It is absolute torture. I watched him coach in a playoff game that was won 69-65. It is burned in my head. I really hope this idea goes nowhere.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

John Paxon is a genius I suppose

Just got done watching Heat v. Bulls. Pau for Deng straight-up would look like a bad deal for the Bulls now.

Paralysis by analysis (NFL Draft)

Paralysis by analysis is the motto of the draft every year it seems. I just watched an interview with Brady Quinn on ESPN where he said that the Raiders had been talking to his agent. No surprise there, considering you would expect them to talk to everyone that they would consider with the number 1 pick, and who knows, maybe the Raiders will be smart and take Quinn after all. What did surprise me is that after they get done interviewing Quinn, they bring on Chris Mortensen and he says that there is an issue with his accuracy. REALLY? The guy has been a 60% passer with 69 TDs and 14 INT's in the last two seasons. What are these guys looking at? A workout? Certainly not statistics or film. The guy threw 55 more TD's than he did interceptions in the last two seasons. Give me a break. Are you just trying to come up with some kind of problem? At least say he struggled against LSU or something that could at least be construed as legit.

Be happy if your team snags one of the following players...

Guys that I believe are undervalued from all of the mocks I have looked at include Georgia DE Quentin Moses (projected 3rd Rd guy, way too low for this guy). Had bad workouts evidently. So what. If a team stands him up in a 3-4 and lets him rush, he will be awesome.

Sidney Rice (WR from S Carolina) is projected as a 2nd Rd pick and I have always liked this guy. 6'4", fast, can catch in traffic and never had a good QB but was wildly productive in the SEC. He will be better than WR's taken before him.

The last guy I will mention is Sam Olajabutu. This guy was a dominant SEC player for Arkansas and I cannot believe that he is projected to be a 7th Rd. pick. He probably got injured too much but grab a tape and watch it. This guy is not real big, but he is a baller. Someone will get a huge steal that late and at the very least have one of the best special teams players in the league. Criminally underrated. Again, he dominated games in the SEC when he was not hurt.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Brady Quinn should be the #1 pick

It is simply insane to me that any team in the NFL would consider taking JaMarcus Russell over Brady Quinn. Before the Sugar Bowl if you would have asked anyone with a brain, they would have said Quinn is the guy. Well, Russell and LSU (probably the team with the most future NFL players in the nation) beat Notre Dame (average talent, coached extremely well) and all of the sudden Russell is the second coming. But what is he the second coming of? Evidence revealed by the Football Outsiders suggests that drafting Russell over Quinn would be a big mistake (something I believed before I read this tremendous analysis). HERE IS THE ARTICLE we talked about on the show today.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Jerry West leaving July 1st

Jerry West gave what seemed a lot like a goodbye speech today at the Forum when he met with the media. I will have the full audio for you to hear today on the show. He talks about a lot of different subjects concerning himself and the Grizzlies.

Grizzlies Rundown

Michael Heisley met with the media last night before the game, and Jerry West will meet with the media this morning. I will have a rundown for the site and the show later today. Go Vote for the Show on the M Awards in the meantime if you have not.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

I just had to do it

I opened up the sports section of the CA this morning and had to laugh when I read the article about Jerry West wanting Marc Iavaroni. Just a refresher... blog post date-- Nov 14th, 2006. I have to go rest my brain.

"Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility; I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change." --Frank Lloyd Wright

"Nobody likes a know-it-all." -- some idiot

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Memphis Sport Magazine Awards

Go vote for the show in the M Awards. Click here for the ballot, we are on it. I have little faith in the voting process of things like this after the Flyer put me in a tie because of personal relationships of powerful people and business interests, while not allowing a positive article about the show to run in the "Best of" issue because of those relationships. Like Kanye, I will probably whine about that forever. Anyway, here is another outlet that is doing a group of awards, and I am being proactive with this one. A weekly appearance and a relationship with the other station does us no favors, so we have to rock the vote on this one. We will truly have to make it totally undeniable and it will take some stones to give us the award, even if we have the most votes. If you dig the show, go vote for it. Thank you as always for listening to the show, you guys make it happen. If just a small percentage of the people that visit this site everyday vote, it will be undeniable.

Here we go... By the way, I love you Memphis Sport magazine and really respect what you are doing. I would say that you produce the best sports magazine that has ever come out in Memphis, and possibly in the world. I apologize in advance if this works and we put you in a weird spot.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Some things from the Wednesday Show

Here is the article we discussed that was written by Jason Whitlock concerning the Don Imus controversy. Imus isn't the real bad guy

Here is the article we referenced that described the characters you will find at your local gym
Surviving the Gym: A Beginner's Guide

Robert, our insane e-mailer, came on the air and argued that Pac Man Jones is being suspended because he is a black man, not because he is a criminal. Callers called in and challenged Robert on his crazy logic. Here is the segment... ROBERT ON PAC-MAN

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

In case you missed it...

Yesterday we had Pat Summitt, Bruce Pearl, Phil Fulmer, and Mike Hamilton all on the show live at the Hilton (Big Orange Caravan). All of them were incredibly gracious with their time. They all have different personalities, but are all equally personable and humble. I would argue that as a group of three, that UT would have the 3 most high profile coaches in the nation as a group (obviously Summitt would be the reason). It was nice to catch up with all of them and if you missed it, or want to hear it back, here is the audio...

Pat Summitt on the 7th National Championship, how bball has changed, and what she is like off the court

Bruce Pearl on the season , the Ohio State game, Dane Bradshaw, and the Oden/ Durant debate

Phil Fulmer on the off-season, expectations at UT, and Peyton winning the Super Bowl

Monday, April 09, 2007

Today on the show...

I will be broadcasting live at the Hilton for the Big Orange Caravan. Today we are scheduled to have Phil Fulmer, Bruce Pearl, Pat Summit (fresh off 7th national championship), A.D. Mike Hamilton and others on the show. If you are going to be at the caravan, come by and say hello.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Good hire by Arkansas, Ingram Hill Audio, and Alanis Morissette is hysterical

I really like the hire of John Pelphrey at Arkansas. Lucky for them, Dana Altman bailed. Pelphrey is a pressing, up-tempo style coach (which I am admittedly totally biased towards because they are saving bball from the egomanical, get credit for everything, slow down basketball terrorists dressed as coaches). In addition to that, he has recruited at the highest level (which was a major reason that I panned the Altman hire). I think this is a really good hire. In terms of guys that don't have the big name, I like the Pelphrey as the best fit for the Hogs. Now watch him have a press conference and leave after he hears Broyles call the hogs.

INGRAM HILL was in studio last week and played what will be their first single off of the new record that comes out July 24th. The song is called Four Letter Word. Also, they did in fact write a song for the show (for the bandwagon segment no less). HERE IS THE AUDIO OF THE 2 SONGS.

Lastly... I am pretty sure that I am late on this one, but Alanis Morissette slayed me with this video and cover of My Humps by the Black Eyed Peas. The girl has a great sense of humor.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Michael Beasley on the show today

Beasley was the McDonalds Game MVP and is a part of Team USA for the Hoops Summit this weekend. More importantly than that, he is in a bit of a fix. He signed to play with Bob Huggins and now Huggins is going to Morgantown. K State seems to be set on not granting Beasley a release from his commitment. Today, Beasley is on the show and we will talk to him about the Hoops Summit and how he sees this all playing out.

This is Beasley in action...

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Derrick Rose and Ingram Hill in studio on Thursday

Celebrated Tiger recruit Derrick Rose will be in studio for the show. The Nike Hoops Summit is on Saturday at the Forum and Rose will be on Thursday and UCLA recruit Kevin Love will be on the show on Friday.
Rock superstars Ingram Hill are playing the first Peabody rooftop party of the year on Thurs night and they will be in studio to play some songs. Also, they will tell us about the upcoming album release and how they will become extremely famous and never talk to us again. They tell me they have a song written for the show... we will see.
I leave you with Derrick Rose, he is much better than Marc Gasol...

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Florida wins the National Championship and Noah makes sense

It really looks to me like Donavan (or Dunnavan as Billy Packer calls him) is trying to move the mic away from Noah when he starts talkin crazy.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Calipari talking to Ark, seriously?

I am on record as saying that Arkansas is a great job to take over at this point, but Cal in Arkansas is hysterical to me. If people thought Cal in Memphis was a bit unnatural, imagine Cal in Fayetteville. I would never miss a coaches show, I promise you that. He is gonna leave Memphis at some point, lets just hope its a place as funny as Ark. I cannot think of anything more polar opposite, and it would be great theatre.