Everyone’s Favorite Announcer is Deaf…

March 24, 2008 at 1:13 pm | Posted in Ademola Okulaja, Basketball, Sports | 4 Comments
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to his critics, that is.

Roger Van Der Horst tries to portray Billy Packer in a somewhat sympathetic light, but you can’t shine a turd. 

He’s a political junkie who’d just as soon talk about a campaign as he would a season.  

My idea of hell is talking politics with Mr. Cash’s former pitchman.  I’m fairly certain he’s a right wing windbag.   

He collects art, with a particular fondness for Picasso ceramic plates.

From my limited understanding, Picasso was a bald dickhead as well.  But that’s not all he collects.

More than three decades later, in Seattle for the 1995 Final Four, Packer was scrambling to turn junk into jewels. During an open practice session Friday, Oklahoma State’s Bryant “Big Country” Reeves shattered the backboard with a dunk. Packer ran onto the court and started stuffing pieces of glass into his pockets. If the Cowboys went on to win the title, he could envision a $500,000 windfall in Big Country earrings, necklaces, pendants and the like.

That’s just pathetic.

Overall, he still comes across as a bitter old man.  Bitter his father wasn’t recognized as the genius he was.  Bitter that he didn’t become a head coach.  And uninterested that legions of fans despise him.  Still, this weekend’s worst announcing goes to Bob Wenzel during the Duke game; “HE COULD RUN FOR GOVERNOR!!!”.  What have ye wrought, Dickie V?  And by the way, how is Jay Bilas able to work for both CBS/ESPN? 

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METS WIN! METS WIN! METS WIN!

December 14, 2007 at 11:51 am | Posted in Ademola Okulaja, Authors, Basketball, Ric | 5 Comments

The way it should have gone.  I’m ordering my t-shirt tomorrow.

Hot Hot Hot!

September 5, 2007 at 8:37 am | Posted in Authors, Ed Geth, Gridiron | Leave a comment

Jackie’s NCAA Preview

March 14, 2007 at 2:30 pm | Posted in Ademola Okulaja, Basketball, Jackie Manuel | Leave a comment

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I’m not about to try and tell you who will win games between the winners of A/B and C/D. It’s one thing to enter a pool for money, and quite another to be confident enough to make bad predictions based on bad predictions. I’m not claiming to be enlightened or a bracketologist and so instead I’ll make my predictions round by round to avoid being wrong more than once for each game.

Maryland over Dook Jr.

Texas Tech over Jared Dudley

Louisville over Stanford

Washington St over Oral Roberts

Gonzaga over Indiana

Texas A & M over Pennsylvania

Butler over Old Dominion

Georgetown over Belmont

Vanderbilt over George Washington

Ohio St over Central Connecticut St

Dook over VCU

Marquette over Michigan St

UCLA over Weber St

Wright St over Pittsburgh

BYU over Xavier

North Carolina over Eastern Kentucky

Albany over Virginia

Georgia Tech over UNLV

Memphis over North Texas

Notre Dame over Winthrop

Tennessee over Long Beach St

Wisconsin over Texas A & M CC

Creighton over Nevada

Miami (OH) over Oregon

Kansas over Niagra

Virginia Tech over Illinois

Purdue over Arizona

Texas over New Mexico St

Villanova over Kentucky

Southern Illinois over Holy Cross

Florida over Jackson St

Arkansas over USC

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