The unhip media got a lesson in slang from Sio Moore. "It was kind of a 'bring your ish kind of weekend'," Moore said. No one had any idea what he meant by saying 'ish', though the popular theory was that it was short for 'finish', as in finishing the game. We're dorks. Thanks to a Google search by Ken Davis, we got the definition from the Urban Dictionary. 'Ish' is slang term to replace the word, uh, poo. I can't wait to use it at my next dinner party.
I think you have to continue to explore" expansion questions. Is 14 the right number? Will 16 be? I don't know if I'm in the minority, majority -- I don't talk to anybody about this -- but (it) seems to me that if you're going to go 14, then you should go 16."
"The past several days have magnified the period of instability that exists today in the world of college athletics. I want to say thank you to all of our loyal supporters and fans of UConn and our athletic programs for their patience during this time.
"Please know that we will always do what is in the best interests for the University of Connecticut.
"We remain committed to our ideals and principals in intercollegiate athletics and will continue to achieve excellence academically and athletically."
If I’m UConn I’m filing that application today, and it reads something like this:
Yo ACC bitches. Congratulations! You have successfully taken all the teams we hate the most and formed some sort of Anti-UConn Legion of Douche. And while we’d love nothing more than to fart on all y’all faces, we really don’t have a choice but to kiss your ass and ask to be part of your stupid conference.
Now we really shouldn’t have to get on our knees and beg here, even though I know the thought of that is giving Coach K and Jim Boeheim simultaneous boners right now. You just let Pitt and Syracuse in, which in swag terms, is like letting Fat Joe and Paul Wall (respectively) into your 50/50 club. We’re at least Rick Ross (Arggggggghhhaaa) in this analogy.
So you want to improve the quality of football in the ACC? Then why not let in the defending Tostidos Fiesta Bowl runner-ups? And have you seen Johnny Mac’s trick shot video? It’s right up there with guy getting hit by ice cream truck. Plus it’d be great to show Randy "Billy Zane’s character from Titanic" Edsall that revenge is a dish best served cold, and we’re about to give him a whole motherfudging bowl of gazpacho.
What’s that? THIS season? Has that started already? We were too busy recruiting Andre "hide yo’ point guards, hide yo’ centers, and hide your small forwards cuz he rapin’ errryyybudddyyy out here" Drummond for our National Title defense to notice.
Oh yeah, maybe you saw our little run last March? You know, when Duke and UNC and all your other golden boys were shitting the bed…remember that? If your secret agenda here (and we can only assume this is the case) is to create a basketball conference that is equivalent to a Dick Vitale wet dream, you absolutely need our service.
And, not that you care, but we also pretty much own women’s college basketball. And soon Pat Summit isn’t going to know the difference between a full-court press and a panini press, at which time the NCAA will just give us the trophy at the start of every season, and save everyone the trouble of having to sit through five months of women’s basketball. Zing.
So, in closing, as much as we’d like to go all Braveheart on your ass, we’ve seen the movie and Mel Gibson gets beheaded at the end. Let’s get this clusterfuck going and I can promise we’ll make some average-looking football babies, but a whole bunch of sexy-as-shit basketball babies.
With Texas A&M poised to join the SEC, the Big East is looking to add those three Big 12 schools and grow to 12 football schools and swell to 20 in basketball.
If that seems unwieldy, think outside the box.
The Big East has studied the creation of four five-team divisions in basketball and two divisions -- East and West -- in football, The Post has learned.
The Big East is also like a compact car in that in collisions with much larger vehicles does not hold up well. Sure, it was 4-2 in Bowl season last year. No one can or should take away wins against Kansas State, Southern Mississippi, Clemson, and Kentucky. You also don't want people to know these were the four teams you beat, since four knockouts is four knockouts whether you're getting them in a gym full of trained fighters or a kindergarten school yard. A win is a win, bros. Scoreboard!
When I asked Maryland coach Randy Edsall about reports concerning UConn AD Jeff Hathaway, Edsall smiled, said 'no comment.'
"Quite frankly, Jamal was the throw-in. When you saw Alex, even as a young guy, great student and great kid — Jamal was a good student and a good kid, too — but Alex seemed to be the limelight guy. He was the one who was the McDonald's All-American, a big, strong physical kid. They wanted to go to school together. The more we saw of Jamal — I remember taking a trip early in his senior year just to reassure him that we really wanted him. We had to reassure him that he was an important part of our recruiting process."
"I volunteered ... this is the first time I've publicly have said this, to sit out games this year," Calhoun said on the Dan Patrick Show, according to CBSSports.com. "Whether I agree or disagree with the NCAA is not important. I am the head coach at the University of Connecticut, therefore I should take full responsibility for anything that happened."
Congrats to the Connecticut Post for moving yet another step closer to irrelevancy by not sending staff reporters to cover the UConn men's basketball team at the Final Four in Houston. Short-sighted decisions are running newspapers like yours into the ground. Is the couple of thousand dollars you saved going to mean anything at the end of the fiscal year compared to the number of readers you have alienated? Readers aren't dummies. They know when they are being taken for suckers. Get a clue, guys.
The writer is a former staff writer for the Connecticut Post.