By Doug Branson
On Billy Donovan going pro level: I don’t know quite what to think of this one. I like his chances of being successful on a few grounds:
1. He’s going to the Eastern Conf.
2. He has Dwight Howard
3. He’s been extremely successful at the college level
On the other hand, I don’t like his chances on a few grounds:
1. He has Eastern Conference talent
2. He only has one Dwight Howard
3. Rick Pitino, P.J. Carlesimo, John Calipari, Tim Floyd, Lon Kruger and Mike
And OH the irony, in a draft that features three
On Cavs-Pistons series:
I love how the internet, ESPN and instant news updates have revolutionized sports journalism. Take this latest Kobe Bryant instance for example I feel like I’ve been through an entire off-season of Laker news in a day. Instead of letting the situation play out and reporting on it when they got definitive news, or not reporting on it after realizing how ridiculous the whole situation is in Los Angeles, ESPN gives minute by minute coverage, Stephen A. looks like more of a jackass and Sportscenter has to change its tune mid-highlight. It’s silly.
Relating all this to the “
On Samir Patel:
Karl Malone, Cal Ripken Jr., Dan Marino, all superstars who were forced by their bodies to retire before ever tasting championship glory. Add Samir Patel, superstar speller, to this elite list. Although it was a rule prohibiting anyone past the eight grade from competing, not his body that forced Patil to retire from the Scripps National Spelling Bee without a t-r-o-p-h-y, trophy.