Originally Published: May 19, 2010 9:30 PM CDT
Randomness and a keypad...
-Over/Under 800 for number of kernels of corn on a cob of corn-hint, approximately 18 rows of those yellow suckers. Source? Dr. Spencer Reid, Criminal Minds, CBS 8pm on Thursday s.
-Doc Rivers is a heckuva coach. Boston stars listen to him, which is half the battle. The other half is that they are good enough to execute what he tells them.
-Phil Jackson is just as good, but in a more unconventional way. Jackson--who will always hold a special place in my heart for having the creativeness in his NY Knick days to actually open two doors simultaneously from the inside of a Volkswagenknows the x’s and o’s. But his calling card is getting quality play and sparse hijinks from rascals like Dennis Rodman, Ron Artest and the other current head case Lamar Odom.
-Can’t wait to see my buddy Flip Saunders begin to turn around the woebegone Washington Wizard franchise. Beating the odds and winning the lottery gives them everyone’s No. 1 draft pick John Wall.
-A nucleus is in place and if Flip is given free reign to make player moves, he can coach ‘em up to playoff contention year after next.
-I hope Scott Brooks stays in OKC as the Thunder head coach a long time. His personality is perfect for the area. However, when Brooks is gone, I hope either Flip or Byron Scott is named coach. I talked with Byron in Staples Center before Game 2 of the first round playoff game between the Lakers and Thunder. He reiterated his love for the OKC area and its people, and his love of playing golf at Oak Tree National. I give Byron around a fifty fifty chance of taking Jackson’s place when he leaves La La Land.
-Tobi Writes of Bleacher Report wrote a comprehensive story detailing the realignment options for Texas. Although the report gives the sense that UT’s import is equal to that of the Green Bay Packers, he does bring up solid facts when illustrating the TV households of the major conferences.
The top five BCS conferences are filled with schools that have statewide followings. This allows for quick and dirty comparisons between those five conferences by totaling the populations of each member schools states.
The Big 12 has a total of 47 million people in the states in which they operate today. Divide that by 12 members and you have 3.9 million people per school. This is the lowest total among the 5 major BCS conferences.
Conference total per school
Big 10 67.3 million = 5.6 million
Pac-10 54.0 million = 5.4 million
ACC 62.5 million =5.2 million
SEC 58.6 million = 4.9 million
Big 12 47.1 million = 3.9 million
-Still working on that corn on the cob question? Someone get the butter