This and That


Week of February 18th, 2019

Each week I'll write about the world of sports:

*The Basketball Hall of Fame announced several new candidates to the 2019 class. Paul Westphal, Jack Sikma, Marques Johnson and Ben Wallace are among the latest names to be considered.

*Wow, this has brought me to tears.To have my name on a list of the Who╒s Who of sports broadcasting has given me goosebumps. Been blessed by the TV people at ESPN, helping me so much in my 40 years. I thank the announcers, producers, directors and people behind the scenes. This honor belongs to ALL of you!

*It is so odd to see ?Connecticut and Notre Dame on the second line for women╒s college basketball seeding! ?

*The Broncos got a proven quarterback in Joe Flacco. We will see what they do with Case Keenum now.

*The NBA fined Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry for comments on Anthony Davis.

*Steve Kerr was fined $25,00 for referee abuse and breaking a clipboard after Draymond Green was assessed a flagrant foul. I wonder if there is a double standard on calls on the former Michigan State player.

*Big win for St. John╒s, defeating Villanova at Madison Square Garden. Chris Mullin needed that one.

Quote of the Week

“An NBA All-Star game featured zero D, but who cares. Fans enjoyed the many dazzling moments on display.

-Dick Vitale