Just My Opinion

Darius Songaila:

Why more Hornets fans aren’t talking about this deal is beyond me! 

Not counting the blockbuster swap of Tyson Chandler for Emeka Okafor the Hornets acquiring Songaila is the best moved they’ve made all offseason.

Songaila is the answer as the back-up power forward.  A 6’9 player who’s tough and can score….Songaila is better than any of the Hornets back-up big men currently on the roster (Armstrong, Diogu & Marks).  A native of Lithuania who played college ball in the states at Wake Forest University, Songaila can be coutned on to score between 7-12 points nightly coming off the bench.

A second unit headlined by Collison, Posey and Songaila is pretty strong.   

Songaila is also a playoff tested veteran who was actually suspended a few years ago for throwing a punch at Lebron James. 



I know it’s only the second week of the college football regular season but if BYU runs the table and finishes 12-0 they should play in the BCS National Championship Game!

No questions asked! 

If BYU finishes 12-0 they’d have 4 quality wins against ranked opponents (the Cougars have already upset #3 Oklahoma.  They still have to get past Florida State, Utah and TCU).

In my opinion if BYU is undefeated an does not play for a national title then congress should intervene immediately and do everything in it’s power to destroy the BCS!  

I’ve never been to the state of Utah (except to change planes in Salt Lake City) and have no ties to the Mountain West Conference so take me seriously when I say the MWC is just as tough as the Big Ten.

Think about it…last weekend Ohio State barely held off Navy, Minnesota needed OT to beat a rebuilding Syracuse team, Iowa needed to block two FG’s at the end of regulation to hold off Northern Iowa and Illinois was embarrassed by Missouri. 

The four schools I named are four of the top five schools in the Big Ten.

This season…I’d take BYU, Utah and TCU over Ohio State, Penn State and Iowa any day of the week! 

I became a believer in the MWC last January when I saw Utah upset a very talented, physical Alabama team. 

So keep an eye on the Cougars and hope that if they run the table and finish perfect than the computers that spit out the BCS rankings are fair and place them in the National Championship.      



Chad Jones

Maybe I’m crazy but I thought LSU safety Chad Jones looked slow and sloppy against the University of Washington last weekend.

I know many are touting Jones as a potential 1st round pick in the NFL draft next April but last weekend he didn’t look like an SEC player let alone an NFL player!



In fact, after watching Jones at the College World Series last June I truly believe this gifted athlete will make his mark as a left handed pitcher in baseball.

Here’s how I think things will go for Jones for the rest of 2009 and into 2010.  I don’t think Jones will play well enough in football to be considered a 1st round NFL draft pick…therefore he’ll opt to stay in school and not enter the NFL draft early.  Staying in school means Jones goes back to play baseball for Paul Mainieri.  Jones is a batting practice warrior who hits balls into the lights during warm-up’s but who struggles in games against all lefties and most tough righties.  Mainieri made Jones a pitcher at the end of last season and this is where I believe Jones future is.  It’s not very often you get super athletic lefties who throw in the upper 80’s/low 90’s!

If Jones worked at his pitching he could easily be a weekend starter in the SEC and would be a very high pick (probably 1st round) in the Major League Draft next June.  

Jones and Anthony Ranaudo going one-two might even bring the Tigers back-to-back titles for the first time since ’96-’97.



Other Stuff:

I think LSU will struggle this Saturday against Vandy.

I think BYU will beat Tulane by at least 28 points this weekend.

I think the the Saints will beat Detroit by at least 14 points and the black and gold defense will force two turnovers and sack Matthew Stafford 4 times.          

I think the new WDSU 4pm news (starting Monday, Sept 14th) featuring Scott Walker & Randi Rousseau will be a big success…because lets be honest….news in our city is so much more interesting than a tired, boring little show named Oprah!!!! 


2 Responses

  1. I like that deal!

  2. Always bashing the BIG 10, but never looking at the SEC. Yes, SEC teams win a lot of games, because they play the worst out of conference schedule every single year.
    5, yes 5 SEC teams played a AA team.
    LSU won by a TD over a team that was winless last year.
    USC won 7-3 over NCSt. Pitiful.
    Auburn and UK acually played, and beat D1 teams (congrats on wins over Miami (OH) and LA Tech)
    Ole Miss (a top 10 team) scored late TDs to make it look like an impressive win. It was far from that, and Snead looked terrible.
    Alabama actually won over a good (but over-rated) opponent.
    And UGA actually scheduled a tough team. Oh, they lost.


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