Poll: Who’s your KOBS Final Four? And some thoughts on soccer…

June 12, 2008 |

In an attempt to restart my daily poll, I thought this would be a good one. It’s really simple…just comment on this blog to let other’s know what you think…

Who’s your KOBS Final Four?

I will reveal specific picks in a later blog, but my I’m voting Johnny U, Jim Palmer, Brooks Robinson, and Gary Gait.


I’ll be voting Johnny, Jim, Brooks, and Cal all the way through.

It was tough for me to pick Jim Palmer over Ray Lewis, but his resume is phenomenal. I almost flipped a coin, but two stats put him over the top: 211 complete games out of a total of 521 starts. Considering he also amassed 53 shutouts and led the AL in wins three times, I had to go with Jim Palmer, even though I never saw him play. I’ve seen Ray play in person (and up-close-and-personal at training camp with NST) more times than I can count; but, in respect for the spirit of this competition, I have strayed from the norm of my age group and will vote for Palmer over Ray.

Quick note about soccer: The United States looked pretty good against #1 Argentina, playing them to a tough 0-0 draw. The USA has one of the best goalkeepers in the game in Howard, who made several dazzling saves. He also used to play for ManU, so maybe I’m a bit biased considering I’ve loved them since high school. For those who don’t know, ManU dons a patch that is pretty close to Calvert Hall colors.

Cristiano Ronaldo led Portugal to a 3-1 victory over the Czechs, all but sealing them a spot in the final eight. There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind who the best player in the world is anymore. He assisted on the final goal in stoppage time after blasting a rocket past Peter Cech earlier in the half to break the 1-1 tie. Unlike Ronaldinho, Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t disappear in big games, as proven by yesterday’s display and his play in the Premier and European finals. UEFA Euro 2008 has been really fun to watch.