Thursday, March 31, 2011
current events. It's full of articles and columns about Mizzou athletics by real writers like Mike DeArmond and his son Gabe who runs an excellent Missouri site, PowerMizzou, as well as guys like Bryan Burwell and Bernie Miklasz from St Louis today. Please stop by and let me know what you think. It's still a work in progress, but I'm actually pretty happy with how it's turning out.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Baseball season in Kansas City begins Thursday at 3:10 as the Royals take on the Los Angeles Angels at Kauffman Stadium. Coming off a 95 loss season in '10, Ned Yost begins the season as manager and mercifully ends the Trey Hillman era. But after you've sat through Bob Boone and Tony Pena, you're used to seeing scratch your head decisions. Yost has experienced some limited success while managing the Milwaukee Brewers, going 512 wins against 574 losses from 2003 to 2008. However, he took over a terrible team and brought them to respectability going with young players. Ironically he was fired late in the season in 2008 with his team playing good ball. I don't think Yost, at 55 is going to suddenly make you a world series contender, but he seems to do well with young players, and that's where the Royals are going to be, starting this season. 4 rookies in the bullpen, including former Missouri Tiger, Aaron Crow. Luke Hochevar draws the opening day start. I had pretty high hopes when he was drafted, but really haven't seen any consistancy from him yet. I'd like to get excited but really can't. Starting pitching is weak, some journeymen guys were acquired. When the season starts to slip away, which could happen in May, I expect to see some young guys start to come up.
Monday, March 28, 2011
So the coaching search continues and if we don't hear anything by Wednesday or Thursday, it's likely we won't hear anything until the final 4 ends. There's an unwritten rule about teams doing anything to take the spotlight away from the 4 teams in the championship round. I probably should care more about the upcoming hire, but I can't say that I do right now. I do know that I hope we see a coach standing on a stepladder a week from tonight that makes America say, "Who the hell is that guy?"
If you'd like to get some stories on Missouri from some pretty darned good journalists, I'm attempting to consolidate some daily to keep you informed. I'll be adding a Big XII section as well as serious news as well as the bizarre. Drop by my website and head to "Current Events" to catch the thoughts of Mike and Gabe DeArmond, Bryan Burwell, Dave Matter and others.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
One thing I know he'd like to talk about right now is the women's softball team and their coach Ehren Earleywine. The Lady Tigers currently sit at 21-3 and on a 18 game winning streak. After the 3-3 start which was made up of mostly warm weather teams while the Tigers were forced into training inside, they've been on fire. The conference season will be starting soon and we'll get a better look at how the ladies stack up against some pretty good competition. But the pre-season hopes of a conference title and a long run in the college softball world series look possible once again.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
(I'm being kind) capable of arguing on both sides of a discussion, as long as it supports the viewpoint they have at the moment. I look at it like this, Mike Anderson is once again a hot commodity and I don't blame him for wanting to make all he can while he can. Hell, it's just business and that's the American way. Currently talk is of him being considered for the Georgia Tech and Arkansas jobs, with the highest figure mentioned was 2.7 million for the piggies. I'd like coach to stay. He runs a clean program and has made Mizzou semi-relevant again in hoops. But 2.7 million? I don't think the university can justify that. Pinkel makes 2.5 and he's won 48 games the last 5 years, and blown off opportunities to talk contracts with both Washington and Michigan the past 5 years. I think the AD will offer around 2 million and if that's not enough, well we go coach shopping.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Guards gotta keep their man. Too many open looks this year. We were spoiled by JT Tiller and Zaire Taylor the last 2 season. They were like flies on a bull's butt. Just irritating as hell. We've got to quit losing our guys. On the offensive end I'd like to see more drive and dish and less settling for the 3 point jumper. Unless you're Marcus Denmon, in which case, don't be shy, shoot more.
The Tigers open Wednesday night at 8:30 against Texas Tech. Should they win they'll meet up with 3rd seed Texas A&M on Thursday. I believe the Tigers are already firmly in the NCAA tournament but I'd really like to see them win at least on in KC. If you're in the area, or even if you're not, it would be nice to see a large Missouri crowd out making some noise. After the game we can head over to Power & Light. The first one's on me.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
|Mike Alden, a man with a tough job.|
|The beaks pack the house.|
|Do you know which squad this is?|
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
|Dom Hamilton was missed badly.|
Whatever happens, it's going to be an interesting spring on both sides of the ball. We've seen recruiting get a lot of play, especially in the 2010 class. Now we'll see how many of those highly regarded players are ready to make a contribution in the all new Big XII - II.