Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wednesday Weekly Awards

Player of the Week: Omar Samhan. The Saint Mary’s Center is averaging over 30 points a game, and seems to be an unstoppable force. The Gaels will continue to ride him if they want a Final Four appearance.

Coach of the Week: Matt Painter. The Head Coach of Purdue has his boys playing so well, and believing they can be a final four team. I wasn’t thinking that

Team of the Week: Cornell. The Red’s biggest win all year was a close loss to Kansas. That has certainly changed, as Cornell has coasted into the Sweet 16. Can they beat Kentucky? Probably not…but I wouldn’t count them out just yet.

Goat(s) of the Week: The Tournament Selection Committee. No, I don’t believe we need more teams. But what is arguably already the best tournament is sports could be better. The seeding needs to be fixed! Every year teams are either over or undervalued…sometimes to a point of comedy. It was embarrassing to see Cornell as a 12, and anybody who watched Villanova over the last month would know they were no better than a 4. These are just a few examples of the many misses once again by the committee.

Play of the Week: Ali Farokmanesh has major onions. There were a lot of great plays to choose from, but Farokmanesh’s money three to seal the win over Kansas takes the cake.

Vindication of the Week: Tom Izzo is a fantastic coach. Every year Michigan State gets no respect…including from me…and every year it seems that the Spartans are in at least the Sweet 16. Izzo also kept his team composed after Kalin Lucas went down, and successfully did NOT call a timeout late, and let his team play it out…and win. Even without Lucas, Izzo will have his team up for whatever UNI brings to the table.

Website of the Week: I don’t really understand the whole “Fail” phenomena…I have never used the phrase. But, man this site is hysterical.

Technology of the Week: NBA Jam. Is there a better game to remake? Can’t wait for this to hit the stores.

Upcoming Game(s) of the Week: College Basketball Regional Semi’s and Finals baby



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