The Milwaukee Bucks are giving basketball fans something exciting to watch this year. Scott Skiles has unleashed the hounds and the Bucks are running...and moving the ball...and showing energy on both ends of the floor...things we havent seen in recent years. It starts with Brandon Jennings of course who is bound and determined to show the Bucks they made a mistake in not extending his contract. With the exception of Saturday he has been solid and sometimes spectacular (like last night stuffing the stat sheet with 33 pts, eight assists, five rebounds and four steals). He's going to be expensive if the Bucks hope to re-sign him now. But its some of the other young players who are also bringing the energy. Larry Sanders, Tobias Harris & Ephe Udoh have started well and mix in the veteran savvy of Ellis, Dunleavy, Ilyasova, Daniels & Dalembert and this team could do some damage....plus when they run and share the ball they are fun to watch. They are already 3-0 on the road, 4-2 overall and have a couple of home games this week...Indy on Wednesday and New Orleans on Saturday. Ted davis has the call on Foxsports1390 WRIG.
Montee Ball has at least given himself a chance to be back in the Heisman conversation. Even after a couple of bad games earlier in the season his production is still high and if he can break the career TD mark yet this season he would probably earn another trip to New York. Give credit to the improved play of the offensive line. I guess that early season coaching change made a difference.
No argument on the MLB Rookies of the year. Bryce Harper and Mike Trout were almost no-brainers. The other awards which come out this week should be more interesting.
Songs of The Day (from my I-pod)
Today is the anniversery of Ray Boom Boom Mancini fatally injuring Duk Koo Kim in a boxing match...Warren Zevon wrote a song about ole Boom Boom
Boom Boom Mancini-Warren Zevon (1987) from a very good album called "Sentimental Hygiene" came this ode to the pride of Youngstown Ohio.
Laughing-Guess Who (1969) one of the early hits after Burton Cummings joined this Canadian band who had a string of hits through the mid 70's.