You'll have to excuse me if this post glows, as I finished my last final about six hours ago. Lunch, two margaritas and a nice nap later, I'm ready to get back to regular posting and celebrating. Sorry for the irregular posting, I'll be doing my best to make it up to you over the next few weeks.
Amazingly, the local paper that is not publishing because its power is out has the best news stories today. Congrats, Manhattan Mercury, and good luck getting the power back on in icy Manhappiness.
I think we can go ahead and call Jordy Nelson a consensus All-American, as he was named to two more All-America teams this week. That makes five total for those of you who are counting.
It sounds like Jamar Samuels and Dominique Sutton are ready to join Frank Martin's Wildcats when they become eligible this weekend. Sutton seems to have all the answers to what ails the Wildcats, although I think he'll probably find it's a little easier to get it done in high school than it is in the Big 12. Not complaining though, he should be a helluva player.
Also, it appears Samuels has taken care of his academic issues.
If Jordy Nelson is a consensus All-American, Michael Beasley is a consensus top pick in next year's NBA draft. I'm happy for Beasley personally, but I know both he and your humble blogger are looking for more wins before he gets picked up by whomever's ping-pong ball gets pulled this spring.
On another note, the Seattle SuperSonics are one of the worst teams in the NBA, again, this season. Could we see a Kevin Durant/Michael Beasley front-court combo in the Emerald City next year? Or might it end up a little closer to home, say, Oklahoma City?
That's it for today. My best to those of you dealing with the ice storm that has snarled travel and knocked out power. More to come this week, and then the report from the Sprint Center next Monday.