Paraphrasing from the ESPN Michael Beasley lovefest:
"MICHAEL BEASLEY IS THE #1 PICK IN THE NBA DRAFT RIGHT NOW. O.J. MAYO AND DERRICK ROSE WILL COMPETE IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE DOUBLE HEADER. THREE OF THE NATION'S BEST FRESHMEN IN ONE NIGHT!!!!!
Notre Dame will play some basketball, as well."
Not to be confused with an informed sports channel, the Worldwide Leader not only featured SportsCenter anchor Jay Harris mispronouncing Kyle McAlarney's name, but proudly displayed a graphic that incorrectly listed Luke Harangody's stats over the past three games. Good luck finding an ESPN employee besides Digger and Dick Vitale who know more about Notre Dame than "Harangody is big" and "McAlarney was suspended last year."
So, I'm stretching it a little. Anyways, Bamm-Bamm has helped the Irish overcome very poor first half shooting with a double-double. He is clearly outplaying the much-hyped Beasley so far. ND let the Wildcats back in the game after jumping out to a fast start. Need to build the lead right away and stop the foolishness (including a tip-in for Kansas St. with no Wildcat players within 10 feet of the ball).
Dick Vitale is definitely earning more of my respect tonight, however. No matter what you think about the man, he certainly knows his basketball. His knowledge of this Notre Dame team is much greater than anyone else involved in the broadcast. He knows the little details about all the players, including the subs, and has given credit where it is due without hopping on the Beasley bandwagon too much.
Mac needs to start making shots, Tory has to stop turning the ball over, and Harangody must keep the intensity inside. We can win this game.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
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