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Sunday Morning QB: Yes, Twas Most Exciting Pigskin Weekend Ever

footballoldIt wasn’t long after noon yesterday (Saturday), when Ohio State and Michigan were trading hay-makers in the Big House that surely made Woody and Bo cringe, that I had a premonition, that I thought of that Thanksgiving Friday from yesteryear, November 29, 1984, when arguably the most exciting college pigskin encounter — until yesterday — was played.

The Hail Flutie game featured Bernie Kosar and the diminutive flinger Dough Flutie firing it all over the field. Lots of scoring, lead changes and Brent Musburger and Ara Parseghian in the booth to call the ebb and flow.

Not long after that one kicked off and BC grabbed an improbable 14-0 lead, I called my co-worker Scott, who, more professional than me, chose to go into the office that day. “Get to a TV,” I implored, “this is going to be one of the best ever.”

What the Wolverines and Buckeyes were doing, with national title implications and a possible Big Ten title on the line, not to mention a year’s worth of bragging rights in the second most intense college pigskin rivalry, was a harbinger, I was so very sure.

If only I knew. Continue reading Sunday Morning QB: Yes, Twas Most Exciting Pigskin Weekend Ever

Thursday BasketBALLS: Bobby’s Back. Yech!!!!!

announceOther than the stupendous news that doddering Tim McCarver was calling it quits, that we’d no longer have to endure his inanities during the World Series, this was the 2013 announcing story that had us all toasting the telly at BW3.

Bobby “Call me Bob” Knight’s ESPN contract as a college hoops color guy wasn’t renewed. Or, so it was reported last spring.

Forget his cranky duplicity. Forget his brusque don’t-bother-me manner. Forget his dour visage. Forget the his and his matching sweaters with play-by-play guy Brent Musburger.

Simple fact is that Knight, for all his vast basketball knowledge and insight, can’t express that on a telecast in an understandable and illuminating manner.

Read: He’s boooooorrrrrrrrrrring! Continue reading Thursday BasketBALLS: Bobby’s Back. Yech!!!!!