The NFL Draft starts Thursday by my count – I’m pretty sure that’s right although it may be sooner if the NFL has decided to make it a four or five day process because it’s not stretched thin already and everyone knows if the NFL doesn’t do something everyday to keep itself at the top of the news cycle people will forget it exists.
So yes, that’s some sarcasm and no, I’m not the biggest fan of the spectacle called the NFL Draft. It’s too long, and is heavy on analysis that at best is read from a scouting report and at worst is blind guesswork.… Read the rest
Both John Hammond and Scott Skiles are up for renewal as GM and Head Coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. What Hammond did early on in his tenure was nothing short of a miracle. The fact that he was able to find someone to take Dan Gadzuric’s contract was cause to think that Hammond had revealing pictures of GM’s throughout the league. It was only a couple of season’s ago that we, as Bucks fans, were appreciating the message (hard work and defense) and the style of play that Skiles’ team possessed. h
Do GM’s and Coaches go bad in 2 years? … Read the rest
NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodell has not yet handed down punishments for the “Bounty Gate” scandal. Why you ask?
Are you telling me, that not one..NOT ONE veteran could have stood up and said “NO”. Mr. Smith, are you telling me, with a straight face mind you, that your players aren’t capable of standing up and stating that they will not participate in an act that targets others within the brethren to purposefully injure? Is that what you’re really expecting us to believe?… Read the rest
Jarrod Uthoff has been cleared to contact any school outside the Big Ten Conference. Athletic director Barry Alvarez, associate athletic director Justin Doherty and head basketball coach Bo Ryan decided Thursday afternoon to lift all “permission to contact” restrictions except for league schools.
Did Ryan suddenly decide that the media attention wasn’t worth it? Did he finally get to hear the true reasons, from Uthoff himself as to why he wanted to transfer out of the program? Did Alvarez go over Ryan’s head? Whatever the reason, the UW program now rids itself, right or wrong, of the national media scrutiny it’s been under.… Read the rest