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March 13, 2009 |

The Swinging Bunt

David Cook, really?  “Ladies and Gentlemen, may I have your attention please!  Welcome to the 2009 ACC Tournament in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia.  We want to thank everyone for coming out and supporting all the schools competing this weekend and because of that… we at the ACC want to reward you the fans for being so great!  For tonight, we’ve booked a very, very special musical guest for your halftime entertainment… American Idol winner, DAVID COOK!!!!”  Crickets, that’s all I can see happening when that announcement gets read over the Georgia Dome PA system.  But then again, it is an improvement over Lil’ Mama who performed last year.  Or is it?  I actually have no idea… I don’t know who either one is.

That’s a big man!  Former Alabama left tackle Andre Smith is getting beat up pretty well nowadays by the national media, but he really can’t blame anyone but himself.  He was suspended for the Sugar Bowl by Nick Saban for having inappropriate relations with an agent, and then he showed up overweight to the draft combine and left without notice before interviewing or working out for teams.  Smith was once considered a lock top-5 pick now today his stock continues to plummet by the minute it seems.  It really doesn’t help him that this is the video coming from the University of Alabama Pro-Day yesterday in Tuscaloosa yesterday.  I don’t want to be mean by posting this… but it’s interesting like a train wreck.  The man is costing himself millions with each tenth of a second.

Scanning the Blogosphere

Orioles Hangout gives their Spring Mid-Term grades to the birds from down in Fort Lauderdale.

Fanhouse has another nice ACC Tournament Preview.’s Blog on College Pro-Days takes a look at the University of Maryland workout from yesterday.  Fast rising wide out Darrius Heyward-Bey had another outstanding performance.  Will he be around at #26 when the Ravens might be looking for a receiver?

Watchdog has an excerpt of the transcript of the Q and A between Michael Phelps and Matt Lauer to be seen on Dateline this Sunday evening.

Inside Lacrosse has their weekend picks including UMBC-Maryland, Hopkins-‘Cuse, and Loyola-St. John’s.

Faceoff says Loyola will stick with Jake Hagelin in goal for their game against St. John’s this weekend.

CMS Video of the Day

March Madness means big television ratings for both ESPN in the conference tournaments and CBS during the NCAA’s, which in turn means that we’ll be seeing great commercials coming from all the usual suspects.

Adidas has a few great spots ready to premier featuring Kevin Garnett, Dwight Howard, Tracy McGrady, and Josh Smith.  Each is shown with gear from a school they think is the team to beat for the college hoops crown.  Must be pretty tantalizing for Bruin, Jayhawk, Cardinal, and Panther fans to see these guys holding their team’s jersey.