Apologies for no preview for tonight's game. My mild cold is not going to get any better due to staying up late last night and tonight feeding my two biggest addictions: politics and college hoops.
With Super Tuesday behind us and the long 40 days of Lent ahead, we have a great slate of basketball games tonight. That makes this a happy Ash Wednesday... or maybe that is the wrong mindset. Remember, man, you are dust and to dust you shall return.
The football team signed the best recruiting class in the country today,* a great feel-good story for the University. Unbelievable how Charlie Weis and the coaching staff kept such a great group together through the worst season in recent memory. Now that talent better translate into wins.
*Irish are technically ranked #2 on Scout.com, but #1 Alabama will certainly not be able to keep the entire class together until the fall (through failed acceptance to the University or "gray-shirting"). That gives the Irish a claim on the recruiting national championship that is certainly as valid as, well... any BCS title these days.
Let's get a win at Seton Hall tonight. Almost halftime as I'm typing this, but not making any comments just yet. Don't jinx it.
#2 Duke at #3 UNC tonight. Simply put, the best regular season contest there will be this season. No matter your opinions about either program, having two arch-rivals with number one seed talent play makes for must-watch viewing. Can't wait for tip-off there.
And Shaq O'Neal has been traded to Phoenix to join Steve Nash and the Suns in return for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks. Nice to see the only pro team I can stomach get some added help for a possible title run. Here's to Nash and friends getting a ring this season.