Friday, February 12, 2010

Gopher Hoops Lose; Hey, Watch the Olympics Instead!

The Gopher basketball team watched its NCAA Tournament hopes go down the drain against lowly Michigan at Williams Arena on Thursday, losing 71-63. The Gophers are now 14-9 on the season and a disappointing 5-6 in Big Ten play. Given the schedule the rest of the way, it's highly unlikely the squad will get it together and receive an invitation to the Big Dance. I've written ad nauseum about the disappointment of this season and don't feel it necessary to re-hash the obvious. Given that I really don't feel like ripping a bunch of college kids today, I'll just leave it and say that the next game for the Gophers is this Sunday at Northwestern.

On a happier note, the Winter Olympics start Friday in Vancouver, and Olympic fans can catch all the USA Olympic squad action at Check it out for some cool stuff.

As for my plans during the Olympics, I cannot stand the games in general (I'll watch hockey and the women's figure skating finals, and that's about it), but will "cover" the US men's hockey action on Donny Puck. Stay tuned here for recaps from next week's games from our very young US squad in Vancouver.

1 comment:

  1. Nice effort last night. Looks like Tubby really got the boys fired up for this one! This season will end with a one-and-done NIT appearance.

    I'm starting to have this feeling that Tubby took this job so he can cash $2m/year checks and put his career on cruise control until it is time to retire. There is no pressure here and fans are content with mediocre basketball. The lack of discipline and lack of emotion from this team starts with the Head Coach and for close to $2m/year, this is unacceptable.

    When do pitchers and catchers report?