Monday, May 25, 2009

Some SEC news- Calathes leaving UF, ex-Vol Smith and home invasion

Nick Calathes is going back to Greece, Greece, Greece. Calathes is going back to Greece... yes I think so. The now former Gator guard from my old rival HS (Lake Howell) is forgoing his last 2 years to play professionally in Greece for $1.1 million per. I don't blame him.

Ex-Vol Ramar Smith is having a little trouble with the law. Now that's a shocker... NOT. Seems like he broke into someone's house, robbed them, and might have some info in a shooting. You stay classy Tennessee.

I've had little time to keep this semi-updated lately.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Your semi-regular MLB ballpark ranking

Based on the ones I've been to this year. As of now here's the list (of 3)

1) ATT Park- San Francisco
2) Coors Field- Denver
3) Turner Field- Atlanta

ATT Park is awesome. Even though the team sucks, they had a nice crowd. Food was great, the bleacher seats were comfortable and not 2 miles from the plate and the cost of a ticket wasn't back-breaking. The view of McCovey's Cove is nice.

Coors Field is a place I've been 2 times prior and I like it as well. I was trying to go to the Nuggets game that day, but didn't want to pay $60+ for a game I don't generally like (NBA). Beers of the World is overpriced, but to be expected at a ballpark. I bought $35 seats which were located about 24 row behing home plate (great view). the ballpark itself is nice and situated near the bar scene.

Turner Field is a place I've been at least a couple dozen times. In my younger days we'd buy a cheap ticket and sit in the RF bar area. The food is average at best, beer is overpriced (unless you hit the RF bar- Chop House), and the seats aren't the greatest unless you buy lower level between 1st and 3rd base. It has a generic feel about it.

I plan on making at least 4 more ballpark stops this year. For the millions that follow this blog I'll keep you up to date.

Friday, May 15, 2009

NBA mock draft

Unless my eyes are bad I only see 2 SEC players going according to this... both in the 2nd round and both from LSU.

From NBADraft.net

This one is a bit older and doesn't take into account that Patterson from UK is coming back. Only 3 SEC players listed here. Alonzo Gee is listed at 69 FWIW. I saw projections of him last year in the mid to late 2nd round.

Collegehoops.net

Side note- if you haven't been watching the NHL Playoffs I suggest you watch a game next week. It has been one of the best playoffs in recent memory.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Yamene Coleman leaves basketball team

He's preparing for life after basketball with that degree of his (Criminal Justice). Good for him and I wish him the best.

"I'm grateful for the opportunity to earn a degree from the University of Alabama while representing the Crimson Tide on the court," Coleman said in a statement. "I will definitely cherish the four years of memories, friendships and experiences from Alabama as I move forward to the next step in my life."

Read it here.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

More national coverage on the Renardo Sidney move to MSU

It has to be pretty obvious for espn to chime in on it. I guess Stansbury is going to have to mend his ways now that he's on the radar.

Pat Forde article

If I were a HS star, I'd rather live in Starkville than Los Angeles. Not much to do in LA... neverending fun in Starkville.

Monday, May 04, 2009

$tate steals one from Cali

Kid was committed to USC, but they pulled his scholarship because his step dad expected financial compensation. Well, that's no problem for slick Rick $tansbury...Come on down to $tarkville!

Renardo Sidney