Friday, August 31, 2007

Friday Musings

Cousin Antoine Leads the Desert Swarm

The Arizona Wildcats kick of season four of the Mike Stoops experience tomorrow in Provo when they take on BYU. Hope springs eternal yet again in the Old Pueblo as Wildcat fans are really, really sure this is the year they will finally get that bowl bid. In the words of Dana Carvey as George H.W. Bush, "Nah gonna happen." A chronically concussed quarterback-an offensive line of matadors, and a brand new spread 'em offense will dash Wildcats hopes for Lee Corso's love yet again. Couple that shaky offense with Stoops' Woody Hayes-like sideline meltdowns and you have an emotionally unstable team that falls apart when things start to go bad.

That being said, the Wildcat defense should be pretty solid this season. A Nasty D-line and a very athletic defensive backfield led by future NFL star, my cousin Antoine Cason (17th, thrice removed) should keep the Wildcats in games...except when they play USC.

N&O Love

About two weeks ago, I went off on the N&O sports staff for either jumping on the Barry Bonds watch bandwagon or heading off on a Dollywood-Pigeon Forge vacation adventure and leaving us in the dark about all things Hurricane. Luke and Lorenzo are back with some nice reporting over the past few days. The Cam Ward and Nic Wallin pieces were nicely done. Still want to know what JR's, Hedican Says No Mas, Plan B is.

Brandon Sutter

David and Beth have the clip of Brandon Sutter whacking Alexi Cherepanov at the Summit Series. Alexi had something coming for the slew foot, but it looks like the Capos of Team Canada took things a bit far. Sutter's double-armed shiver to the underside of Alexi's chin crossed the line. Hits to the head have to stop-end of story.

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