Anyone else disgusted watching the two teams playing out of the
Pepsi Center these days?
The Avalanche looked more pathetic than it has all year Saturday
in a 2-0 loss to the Red Wings, the second loss in a row to our
hated rival. Subtract the first two periods of goaltending from
Tommy Salo and the Avalanche played like crap in every facet of the
Peter Forsberg has looked flat since coming back, Joe Sakic has
stopped scoring since Alex Tanguay got hurt, Rob Blake has not been
getting shots on net and Tony Granato has changed line combinations
more times than Condoleezza Rice has cited executive privilege for
not appearing publicly under oath before the Sept. 11, 2001,
I have been the biggest Pierre Lacroix fan since the Avs came to
Denver. But he may have pulled too many triggers this year, namely
the Derrick Morris trade. It seems like the first year the Avs have
believed they could win games just because of the names on the back
of their sweaters. Hopefully they will turn it around, but this
type of play will lead to a quick first-round exit…
After one of the greatest turnarounds in NBA history, the
Nuggets are laying a golden egg of their own right now.
A month ago we were talking of the Nuggets possibly moving up to
a four or five seed in the Western Conference. After Saturday’s
85-83 loss to the Utah Jazz, the Nuggets were one game behind the
Jazz and Trailblazers for the eighth and final playoff spot.
The problems with Carmelo quitting in Minnesota after teammates
questioned his shot selection seem to be over, but the incident is
a microcosm of what’s happening with the Nuggets recently. They
don’t have the flow and confidence they had early in the
I’m still amazed at the job the rich and creamy Nougats have
done this year, but that doesn’t mean they’re excused from blowing
I’ve been filling out NCAA Tournament brackets for more than 10
years now, and this is the first year I picked the Final Four
exactly correct. Three of the four Elite Eight games over the
weekend show why the NCAA Tournament rivals the NHL playoffs as the
best tournament of the year.
I’ve got Oklahoma State winning it all, beating Connecticut in
It may be false-thinking on my part that the ‘Pokes of the
Panhandle can beat UCONN, who has blown everyone out, or Duke, who
has the most tourney experience, but long-time Cowboy coach Eddie
Sutton is looking for his first title just as Jim Boeheim of
Syracuse was last year…
Spring football fever has hit campus and the Rams have a lot of
question marks to answer in their lineup.
The best news to come out of practice is that running back
Tristan Walker will stay on and is about 75 percent recovered from
a season-ending knee injury. Walker has been on the sidelines
almost his entire college career, suffering season-ending knee
injuries in both of his first two seasons.
There were rumors he thought about transferring or quitting the
team, but he has been participating in some drills and is holding
out hope of playing in the Green-and-Gold Scrimmage at the end of
Walker arguably has as much if not more talent than any of the
CSU running backs and should be in the thick of another competition
for the starting job.