Chicken Box Friday is Tomorrow…lets start up trouble…

January 08, 2009 |

On 12/18/08…I wrote the following….
“9. If the University of Maryland Men’s Basketball team does not win their next 6 games…its NIT BOUND for sure!”
This statement was based on the last few years and how the selection committee has constructed the 64 team field and the “GOOD WINS” (Michigan St. and Michigan) the Terps already have. Avoid a pothole and beat..Delaware State, American, Bryant, Elon, Charlotte, Morgan State and then open the ACC sked with a home win against Georgia Tech and maybe they scratch out 9 ACC wins and into the tourney they go.
Well last night at home something went wrong…AGAIN! The Terps lost to the Morgan State Bears! No offense to the Bears, their players and their coaches…but MD up 14 with about 12 minutes to go in the second half, this needed to be a win. After the game I listened to Chick Hernandez and the other announcer (I do not recall his name) and they said “this was not as bad a loss as many people will make it out to be”. REALLY! I SEE!…ummm no offense to the experts but this was a season crushing loss…devastating loss…the type of loss that brings the Garyland haters to their feet.
I FOR THE RECORD am NOT A GARY HATER…What Mr. Williams has done at MD is above and beyond what I expected when he started in 1989. Here are some facts. MD is 40 – 40 in ACC plays since the 03-04 season. MD has had 8 seasons with a record 500 or better in ACC play in Gary Williams 19 years. The Terps have gone to the NIT 3 out of the last 4 years and on their way to 4 out of 5.
Build a statue of Gary, name the court “Williams Court”, but sometimes the message gets stale and you need a change…Just ask the Ravens!
On the the BC MESS….tonight’s “National Championship Game” should be a great one. Oklahoma has every bit as much talent and speed as Florida. It’s a battle of the last two Heisman winners and Two of the better coaches in all the land. I am picking Florida 34 – 31 btw. Guess What?!…its all a fraud!
THE UTAH UTES are the NATIONAL CHAMPS in my mind…here is why…first their schedule!
2008 SCHEDULE
( Click on an event for complete event information )
Date Opponent / Event Location Time / Result
08/30/08 at Michigan TV Ann Arbor, Mich. W, 25-23
09/06/08 vs. UNLV TV Salt Lake City, Utah W, 42-21
09/13/08 at Utah State TV Logan, Utah W, 58-10
09/20/08 at Air Force TV Colorado Springs, Colo. W, 30-23
09/27/08 vs. Weber State Salt Lake City, Utah W, 37-21
10/02/08 vs. Oregon State TV Salt Lake City, Utah W, 31-28
10/11/08 at Wyoming TV Laramie, Wyo. W, 40-7
10/18/08 vs. Colorado State TV Salt Lake City, Utah W, 49-16
11/01/08 at New Mexico TV Albuquerque, N.M. W, 13-10
11/06/08 vs. TCU TV Salt Lake City, Utah W, 13-10
11/15/08 at San Diego State TV San Diego, Calif. W, 63-14
11/22/08 vs. BYU TV Salt Lake City, Utah W, 48-24
01/02/09 vs. Alabama TV New Orleans, La. W, 31-17
NOTICE ANYTHING THERE? Exactly…they never lost! 13 – 0…check.
But Ken…they play in a weak conference (for the record they play in the MWC and the conference is ranking as the 7th best). Well maybe, but out of their 13 wins..6 came against bowl teams…3 wins came against teams in the top 15 in the polls.
As for their schedule they went on the road to play Michigan and Oregon State, both from BCS conferences, so can’t knock them for a lack of trying. The system we have now is a fraud…period! It has preconceived ideals before the season starts. So I hope tonight’s game is a classic well played game, but the UTES are number 1!
Lastly the Ravens! I liked it a lot more before the media started jumping on the Ravens bandwagon…but here is my view of the game. When they played in week 5, a few things are now different from then.
a. Joe Flacco is a better QB and has learned from just about every mistake he has made.
b. The Titans were very healthy in week 5…they are not as healthy now…week off or not.
c. Ed Reed is now possessed.
d. The Ravens are on a roll winning 6 of their last 7.
e. The Titans have lost two of their last 3.
Rob Long and I will give our scores after 4pm on Friday so listen in…do you think Jim Schwartz will call in this week? lol

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