Royster would be Sam, the butcher.
Alice is obviously Anna Stokes, the admin assistant for Wade and the coaches.
But Will Wade has a better alter ego than Mike Brady, rather Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory.
Stewwie, I couldn't agree less with you on the SoCon tournament. When the Mocs first joined the SoCon they did play the first round games in the higher seeded cities. The Mocs traveled to Greenville to play, and lose to, Furman, then the remaining teams all went to the same city. I could possibly live with that concept. However, the way you detailed it makes no sense. It would basically be flipping the finger to the fans. Let suppose WCU had the best record. That puts the tournament in Cullowhee NC. I doubt they have enough hotel rooms for the fans in a 10 mile radius.For a listing of what hotels the fans could use click on
Of course, attendance would plummet because how many people can take off a whole work week for a tournament? Plus, why would they want to go besides basketball? Many of the fans use the tournament as a vacation. Lots of things to see in Cullowhee, pine trees, oak trees, some other trees I don't know what they are. Then in the evening, lets go to dinner! They have 12 restaurants, of which Starbucks, Chick FilA, and Subway make up 3 of the 12.
Wow, I can't wait to spend a week there! When do we go????
Speaking of Saban, yall might enjoy this:
JoMo11, I will be on the road to Asheville so I will comment now. I have speculated on that very scenario in the past. If the football powers do break off from the NCAA they have said they would stay in all other sports. I believe that, for a short period. Then they would realize they could have their own March Madness and the tv networks would follow. Afterall, if you had the ACC/SEC/Big10/BIG12/PAC12/etc having a tournament vs the SoCon/OVC/MountainWest/MAC/etc, which one do you think the networks would pay the big bucks for? Afterall, its about ratings and the former would get them, not the latter.
Then what would happen? The loss of the March Madness money would really slam the NCAA, that is their major moneymaker. It helps subsidize all the "minor" sports championships, such as helping pay for teams to spend a week in Omaha for the College World Series and to pay for the NCAA bowling championships, yes they do exist, look it up.
Then you would have a huge chasm between the haves and havenots. But the money would keep rolling in at the big schools......
I really think we are headed down that road with the SEC commissioner driving the bus. Oh wait, SEC teams don't use buses. The SoCon does, but the SEC would be headed down that road in a chartered jet.
I am happier with Uggla hitting .300 in spring training than .180.
The Fly is open,let's go Peay!
I suspect Saban is one of those coaches whose welome would wear out real quick with a team of players who some of are making more than him. He apparently is a mini-dictator type of coach and that style has a quick half-life in the NFL, while in college the players are gone by the time they can't stand him anymore.
I agree Mark on the NCAA/NIT thing.
Heard on ESPN yesterday, know what Wilt would say to 61 points? Halftime.
1961 to 62 season Wilt averaged 50.4 points per game and 25.7 rebounds per game.
Wilt was the most dominant player ever in the game, sorry Lebron.
Check this out:
Wilt Chamberlain blocks shots nearly 13 feet up: IMPOSSIBLE 7-footer leaping ability
by Wilt Chamberlain Archive
Wilt Chamberlain's one-step vertical-reach revealed in Photographers Light
by Wilt Chamberlain Archive
Remember, basketball had a rule change due to Wilt, from the interweb:
When Wilt Chamberlain was in high school, he had a unique way of shooting free-throws. He would stand at the top of the key, throw the ball up toward the basket, take two steps, jump toward the rim and jam the ball through the net. Doing this resulted in basketball rules to state that a player cannot cross the plane of the free-throw line when shooting a free-throw.
He is the only person I remember who could block Jabbar's skyhook.
With respect to Saban, if we had fewer possessions and slower players in college basketball we probably cut down injuries there also. After all, fewer possessions and slower would result in less exposure to injury. So, I am proposing no fast breaks in college basketball. Balls must be walked up the court. Any player that is found to be running will be whistled for a penalty resulting in two free throws. That should make for lower scoring games and less injuries. If that works, maybe we should even look at banning jumping in the game. Many injuries occur when players leave the ground and have to land. Lets make the game as safe as possible.