I will make a few points about the incident that occurred Saturday night when Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart shoved a Texas Tech fan, Jeff Orr, after Orr shouted something at Smart’s direction in the waning seconds of the Cowboys/Red Raiders basketball game. And after I finish this, I’m moving on, because this story is essentially … More The Last Word On The Smart/Orr Incident
If there was one lasting image, albeit a fitting one, this picture above said it best. Before the tip-off of Iowa State’s game versus Michigan, head coach Fred Hoiberg surprised many by walking out of the tunnel…with Johnny Orr by his side. For 14 seasons, Orr walked out of that same tunnel, pumps his fist … More Every Night Was “The Tonight Show” in Ames: Johnny Orr (1927-2013)
Need I say more? In case if you were unaware, there are lyrics (yes lyrics!) to the CBS College Basketball theme. Sing-a-long with the older version of CBS’ theme. Come on and watch some basketball, you’ll watch it all… day… long… Come on and watch some basketball, til’ your pool sheet is done! .. Come on and … More The Greatest One Hour of the Year
Last year, I was awake for nearly 24 hours to take in the College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon being televised on ESPN. It was a fun experience. I was able to do it, simply because I was between jobs and didn’t have much to do besides sending resumes and networking. Now that I’m in the working … More Basketball…Up All Night
His nickname is Joey Brackets. He loves making predictions. This is his favorite time of the year. People love him or hate him, but when he pops his head on your TV set, everyone stops to watch him. He’s not a political pundit or a dabble with a mystery ball. Joey Brackets is obsessed with … More The Science of Bracketology
Over the past week, Coldplay and Nickelback provided lessons in creating and cultivating your brands in social media. The main idea is, by combining what Michael Wagner and the Ad Mavericks gang have written, that if you continue to create and cultivate your brand, the more people will gravitate towards it, via traditional or social media. I don’t … More The “Power” of Gus
A good life ended at 8:45 pm Central Daylight time Friday evening for a good man. Let me correct myself. A great man. I’ll refrain from writing any more until Saturday. Better yet, I’ll let the story, the games, and the images, do that for me. Coach, Nellie is waiting for you.