Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Coaching changes

Good news for the program, Riley is finally cleaning a little house.....errr Newhouse. I actually think Greg Newhouse is a good person and coach, he's done well for the program. But it is good see some moves before spring practice. 

Friday, March 11, 2011

Final Thoughts on OSU's Basketball Season

I watched the Arizona game last night. I watched Joe Burton. I don't know this kid, but I'd say he's got issues. Physically he is a really big guy, mentally he is a 2 yr old. Yes, the Arizona players got physical with him, but I saw him grabbing/pushing the entire time he was on the court. I saw him turn the ball over. Shit, I saw lot's of amazingly stupid plays by OSU players- I don't want to single out Burton. But if I played for Arizona I would have literally kicked him in the balls(I think one AZ player grabbed them...oh well). Arizona's 3 pt trifecta completely deflated OSU at the start of the second half. The whole thing felt like AZ imposed it's will on OSU and OSU accepted the imposition.

Cunningham looked good, but again mentally weak. How do you forget to stay hydrated between games? Come on man.....

I still think CR is not the right guy. The team reflects him. 'nuff said. 

OSU's football team has injury issues coming into this spring. Katz is out, Rogers is out, Bishop is out. Geez. I guess it's good that other kids will get reps. 

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Nike Store- HQ report 2

After the Civil War I reported that the Nike Store at Nike HQ was inundated with University of Oregon gear. I wrote it off because Oregon was in the Rose Bowl. 

Now, report 2. It's March 2011. Oregon's basketball team or any other sport, is not in national championship contention- that I know of.

Guess what the merchandise mix is in the Nike Store at Nike HQ? 

99% University of Oregon
1%- one OSU sweatshirt and one visor to be specific- I will publish the items as soon as I get them in a good light.

BTW- Nike doesn't allow anyone to take pics of their campus store- I tried to get them, but failed.

Don't forget to vote on whether OSU should drop Nike or not. The poll is on the right side of this blog.

BTW- Did I mention the University of Oregon is under investigation by the NCAA for recruiting violations?

OSU doesn't need Nike, or it's UofO connections. Distance is a good idea right now. What if Phil Knight get's implicated with recruiting violations? OSU doesn't need to associate with an organization like Nike. 

Saturday, March 05, 2011

6 Players? Really?

As I said after the last loss to Oregon, Craig Robinson has lost his team. This ship has sank. OSU fielded half a team in an embarrassing loss to ASU

The burning question is whether or not De Carolis takes care of business and fires CR. If he lets this go on, we will see another embarrassing result similar to OSU's women's team. 

Having to discipline half your team after this year's pathetic performance is a really bad sign. These kids are probably good kids, clearly they don't respect their coach.

(photo source: AP)