You Know It's Amazing, a couple weeks ago, there was a poll on AM950 The Fan's website, and I saw the voting results and just had to comment. Here is the question they asked: Which school has had the best basketball team in the past 10 years? The choices were the 4 division one schools in Colorado. Air Force, Colorado, CSU, and DU.
Air Force received 60% of the vote? Are you kidding me? Best team? That's one team in the last 10 years. Voters on that poll must have suffered from extremely short term memory. 100% of the vote should have gone to the 1997 CU BUFFALOES! And it isn't even close... It might be a close race for 2nd or 3rd, but sure as hell not first. Yes, I'm biased because I was a member of that team, but seriously there isn't another answer.
Look at the rosters, strength of schedule, conference, wins on the year, performance in the NCAA tournament, players who moved on to play professionally, if the teams were to have been frozen in time and were pitted against one another in a simulated video game, whatever. In every comparison Colorado comes out first, and I can't believe anyone would argue otherwise. Was this a topic of conversation on AM950 while I was out of town that week?
If I'm hosting a radio show I'd have to lobby for Third Person Thursdays. Forty deuce thinks tons of people would love to listen once a week to people talking in the 3rd person. Remember 'The Jimmy' from Seinfeld? Forty deuce thinks that a show like this might lead Forty Deuce to have split personalities. Forty Deuce just likes to think about an hour of 3rd person speakers honoring the great Rickey Henderson. Thank you Random Burrito for the Ricky Being Rickey section.
Waiting until Thursday to start the NBA Finals is moronic and appeared to be 'the' topic of discussion on this mornings sports talk radio shows. Well, that and Roger Clemens' groin. To me, the NBA Playoffs are not as good as they used to be. The time between games just kills my interest level, especially these days as my patience level has drastically eroded over time. And what used to be a 'hard' foul in the NBA a few years ago is now grounds for a game suspension. What the hell happened to toughness, perseverance, and even patience?
Ya Know, It's Amazing, 10-20 years ago you never heard phrases like fatigued groin, male depression, flagrant foul, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), it is what it is, micro-fracture surgery, qb rating, pitch count, Olympic bronze medal in basketball, and all the rest. We also didn't have entertainers checking in and out of rehab like it was the Bellagio.
I'm here to tell ya, (if you didn't know it already) our society is officially soft. That doesn't mean that there aren't a few throwbacks living amongst the masses, but it does make me pretty sad.