Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Random Stuff

OK, this is far and away the best quote in sports history.
Nobody in the game of football should be called a genius. A genius is somebody like Norman Einstein.

- Joe Theismann, Former quarterback
Here are Schilling's numbers for his last three outings since returning to the starting lineup:
IP    H   R   ER  BB  S   Results
5.0 9 6 6 1 5 L
6.0 9 5 5 1 4 L
6.1 9 4 4 3 4 L
Well, if there's any good news, Curt Schilling should be throwing shutouts in four more starts. Of course, he might set the single singe record for most hits allowed by a starting pitcher, but what are you going to do. Since returning to the rotation, Schilling's 0-3, but he's shown improvement with each outing. No one's mentioned this, but there seems to be a correlation between the amount of time he spends blabbing to the media and his success on the mound. That is, the more time he concerns himself with baseball -- and frosted hair dye -- the better he seems to pitch. Hmmm.

Is it basketball season already? Not really, but the Tar Heels are back in action ... kinda. Well, actually, they're more accurately back from action after a recent trip to the Bahamas that included exhibition games against the likes of Y-Care Wreckers, a Bahamian club team, as well as the Real Deal Shockers, which also happens to be the name of my fantasy Nascar team. Despite the fact that this was probably more a vactation than anything, it was still good to see this:
Junior Reyshawn Terry ... scored 13 of his 27 points in the first quarter and also grabbed eight rebounds in the contest.

Freshman Tyler Hansbrough scored 21 points for Carolina, while senior David Noel had 17 points and eight boards. Junior Wes Miller had 14 points, four three-pointers and zero turnovers and freshman Mike Copeland and senior Byron Sanders scored 12 points apiece.

... Freshman Bobby Frasor and senior Damion Grant did not score in the game, while freshman Danny Green did not play after suffering a left thigh contusion in Saturday's contest. Freshman Marcus Ginyard has a left wrist injury and did not play in either game.
Quentin Thomas only scored three points, but he had seven assists, and more importantly, only one turnover. If it turns out that he only scores three points for the entire season, but only averages one turnover a game, I'd take it. I wonder how many times the Real Deal Shockers will be on the 2005-06 schedule?