*And one final college hoops topic I want to cover is the head coaching job at the University of Kentucky. Tubby Smith stepped down as coach this past week (many think right before he was to be fired) and took the head job at Minnesota. A step backward for him to be sure, but apparently he wanted out of the fish bowl that is Lexington. Hey, when you're the only game in town, sometimes the pressure is too much. I don't blame the guy, but the fact is he needs to be replaced. The hot name right out of the gate is former Pitino assistant at Kentucky and current Florida head coach, Billy Donovan. From what I've heard, he's more likely to head to the NBA if he goes anywhere, and why would he want to go there to begin with? Florida will pay him whatever he wants, and he's created a better program there than exists in Kentucky. Maybe his ego will tell him to go be the man in Kentucky, but I would have to lean towards no on that one. My pick for the job would have to be Tom Crean of Marquette. Michigan St.'s Tom Izzo, A&M's Billy Gillespie and Gonzaga's Mark Few are also big names out there, but I don't see any of them jumping. Izzo and Gillespie are already at big schools where they can build their own legend, while rumor has it Mark Few isn't going to leave for anything less than the Arizona job. Crean, on the other hand, looks prime to make the jump. He can recruit, he can coach and unless he's trying to go "Duke" at Marquette, this move makes sense for him. There's only so far you can go coaching at Marquette, Big East or no Big East. At Kentucky, Crean would have available to him the top talent in the country, and he'd really be able to see how good he actually is. Off course, after all that being said, watch Pitino come back and take the job. I know he just came out and said he doesn't want to leave Louisville, but ask the people in Providence, New York and hell even Kentucky how much water that holds (don't ask about him in Boston if you value your life). Even better, watch fat man Rick Majerus get the job. Yea I know, apparently nobody has been listening to his analysis on TV these past few years or they would realize that he can't even talk and breathe at the same time, let alone coach a division 1 power. Keep an eye on this situation though, because knowing Kentucky, and knowing Pitino, this thing's gonna get hotter than black market sales of Anna Nicole's ovaries.
*Apparently, though a lot of us sometimes wonder, there is actually a God. Why do i suddenly know this you ask? No, I haven't been incarcerated. Nor has the almighty appeared to me in a dream. To be honest with ya, most of the time I just dream about being at parties and hot chicks, and yes sometimes those women are drenched in delicious oils. But back to the point here. I know there's a higher power out there for this one sole reason. ESPN removed Joe Theisman from the Monday Night Football booth. Thank the Lord. I understand a lot of people aren't huge fans of Tony Kornheiser in the booth either, but if Theisman stayed in the booth one more game, I was going to start cutting myself, and for real this time! He's just always been one of those guys that when he opens his mouth you say "Wait, you played the game and won a Super Bowl?" I've been listening to the guy for years, since his days on Sunday Night Football, and I don't think he's made a single viable point, or a single intriguing observation. And when they added Kornheiser to purposely butt heads with Theisman, shit just hit the fan. Joe didn't understand what the dynamic was supposed to be, and always came off as if his feelings were hurt. Well Joe, you'll have plenty of time to cry now that you're not on MNF. And feel free to change the pronounciation of your last name again to try and land a new gig. No, I don't think you'd sound cool as Joe TheisMonday Night Football.
*"Cut That Meat" hosted SNL this weekend. And to be honest, from the clips I've seen, he looked pretty damn funny. Now I know nobody watches SNL anymore. Frankly, even if I were still home on Saturday nights, or if the show aired at a different time, I probably wouldn't watch it because I don't think I can name a single person on there anymore (can I get maybe some Daryl Hammond or Tim Meadows?). But that doesn't take away from the fact that the NFL's favorite hick (sorry Favre, it's over buddy. Make sure to wash down your next "dose of pills" with some JD), Peyton Manning, did a damn good job as host. I hate giving Manning props and all, but hey when you're funny, you're funny. And who knows funny better than me? If you answered "no one", then you're correct. Take a look at the video and judge for yourself though. It's almost as enjoyable as watching Peyton drilled into the turf by Richard Seymour, without the screaming and cheering of course.
*Curiosity got the best of me. After about a week of watching ads for the new Right Guard body spray, I absolutely needed to know who the chick in the ads were. Something about her just screamed "Doesn't it look like Denise Richards had a white hot sex baby with Jennifer Love Hewitt?", and I needed to know who it was. I'm not gonna stalk her or anything, but having her name will make it a lot easier for me to search for phony sex tapes....I mean wallpaper for my desk top. Thankfully for you, I found her name, and it's April Scott. She's hot, you know she's hot, and you're welcome. Google Images awaits you my friends.