Forget about your New Year’s resolution for a second and think about what’s really important as we head into 2008: football! Check out Bullz-Eye.com for previews and predictions for all five of the BCS Bowl games, beginning with the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day and ending with the BCS title game on Jan. 7.
SPORTSbyBROOKS.com picked up an intriguing article from the Miami Herald about Bill Parcells and the internal cleansing he’s about to perform on the Dolphins. Apparently one of the reasons why head coach Cam Cameron might be shown the door is because of his penchant for reading blogs.
“Real” journalist have this notion that the blogging world is ruining sports and the end of SbB’s post is funny and spot on. And one thing is for sure: If Parcells wants Cameron gone, there’s nothing that’s going to save the first year head coach. Blame it on Cameron’s desire to read daily gossip or whatever else, but the fact of the matter is that Parcells wants people that he can control. He’s going to fill that entire front office with “yes men.”
Redskins 27, Cowboys 6
Browns 20, 49ers 7
Bears 33, Saints 25
Broncos 22, Vikings 19 OT
Titans 16, Colts 10
The Jazz sent Gordan Giricek and a protected first round pick to Philly for Kyle Korver. Utah is in need of good outside shooting and Korver should be able to fill that role. He can play shooting guard or small forward, and will likely back up Ronnie Brewer and Andrei Kirilenko at those positions.
The Sixers are rebuilding and the trade rids them of Korver’s contract, which runs three more years at $15.5 million. It looks like the Jazz got the better end of the deal unless Philly is able to turn the first round pick (which is bound to be late in the round) into a starter-caliber player.
Two coaches were relieved of their duties this past week. Scott Skiles of the Chicago Bulls and Jessie Evans of the University of San Francisco. In the NBA, teams change coaches in mid stream all of the time, but in college it is becoming just as common. After starting 4-8 it was announced by the athletic director (Debra Gore-Mann) at USF that Jessie Evans was taking a leave of absence.
Please Ms. Athletic Director, call it what it was. He was forced out!! In his place steps Eddie Sutton. Let me preface my comments by first saying that I like Eddie Sutton and that he has always been good to me. Also, he is one helluva coach. Only two wins away from 800 signifies that he is one of the best in the profession. However, he was forced out at Oklahoma State after getting into an accident while he was intoxicated. I understand that he admitted a drinking problem, but he was, afterall, on his way to meet his team to fly to a game in the middle of the afternoon.
Coach Sutton was given a second chance by his alma mater, Oklahoma State, after he was dismissed from the University of Kentucky for NCAA violations. I am all for forgiveness and second chances, but let’s be realistic for a moment.
Does he really deserve another chance? I don’t think so!
The hypocrisy of college athletics has shown through again. Instead of setting and example for young student-athletes, this athletic director decided to say that the most important thing is winning. If that is so, then why shouldn’t we pay the players just like the NBA does. (That’s a topic for another day.)
The next time a college athletic director stands up and says we are all about education and the welfare of the student athlete. Ask them why their actions don’t say the same thing. Actions have always spoken louder than words.
Oh and by the way I hope Coach Sutton gets to 800 and beyond. Also, that someday athletic directors and presidents tell the unadulterated truth.