The Biggest Shoes to Fill, Impact Frosh and Most Underrated Pac-10 pieces are now live at AOL. I went with Gibson as the #3 most underrated player in the Pac-10, based on his status as the #4 WR coming back in the Pac-10 this year in total receiving yards and receiving yards per game, but he's a guy that if you mention his name outside of Pullman, people are like "who??" :)
For honorable mention on Biggest Shoes, I went with Mixon and Bass for Frampton. Mixon is on the list, but who the hell knows if he'll do much of anything this year. He's overweight and injured, so Bass might be the guy after all. And for Impact Frosh I went with Chima, as it's pretty obvious right now that he'll be starting vs. Wisconsin. I don't know if that speaks volumes for how impressive Chima is, or, how thin the corners truly are back there!
Coaching hot seats are up next. I'll be kind, but, I think it's obvious who's going to be on the short list of coaches that need to win - NOW.
I'm sick of the whole Sonics mess. They are doing what they set out to do from day 1, and that is to hijack this toy and take it back home. It's been crystal clear, but now it's out there. What a ROYAL F-UP by McClendon though, man, you just don't open your mouth and say something like that! Either these guys are really stupid, or they are liars. Either way, I'm less inclined to give them a penny for anything and I'm almost to the point to say fine, you want the team, just take it and get out of our hair. Go lose millions in OKC and whine to them about a new arena. Just leave the name and the history, a local ownership group led by David Sabey and/or other Microsoft millionaires will emerge, a new Pepsi Center-style arena will get done with the proper time and planning and one day, the NBA will return.
And, think about this - who wants these guys to own our team?? McClendon is sure a winner. Other than being a billionaire with a capital B, he's donated big money to anti-gay marriage groups and was part of the John Kerry smear campaign, Swift Boats for truth or whatever the hell that was. Good riddance.
Meanwhile, Art Thiel....what can you say? HOME RUN today. Art is pretty negative at times, but, I had a few LOL moments reading it today. Great, great stuff.