case of the Monday's is a pretty good way to describe, well... Monday. Granted nobody will read this until Tuesday morning, but at 2:21 a.m. (when most of these articles begin their production) it's still Monday for this guy!
Anyway, at some point in between shouting swear words at my TV during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, putting off the last couple final grades for 2011-12 basketball and a long-overdue change of address back to some town called Logan, at least some kind of update on things was needed, right? So let's hit on some of the weekend's topics and such as.
GARY WILKINSON GOING FOR ANOTHER TITLE
Last year former Aggie Gary Wilkinson helped carry the New Zealand Breakers to the National Basketball League title. Probably by the time anyone reads this, the final game of the 2012 finals will have come and gone. Either way, Wilkinson is having another monster year over there, averaging 16.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game in leading the breakers to a league-best record of 21-7.
Let's hope the Breakers make it two in-a-row!
**UPDATE: Breakers win!!!!
NEW LOGO MANIA IS HEATING UP
Utah State got a little hype from Nike's official blog on Monday. I'm still skeptical about all of this, but also excited at the idea of Nike wanting USU to be a part of new and exciting things they're doing. Based on the link they have to the new uniforms for Missouri, I get a little more excited. I can't imagine they would entirely overlook how conservative a place Cache Valley can be, thus limiting how crazy they could really go with things.
I'm just still hoping that we can maybe get decent basketball jerseys for sale in the USU bookstore and Locker 42. To be fair to Locker 42, they've been selling some good jerseys, there just haven't been many of them for sale. The bookstore though... horrible what they've been doing with jerseys.
JOHN L. SMITH
Just up and bailed on Weber State. Brutal for the Wildcats. And really is that the best you could do Arkansas?? Couldn't give a young, up-and-coming assistant a shot at coaching? Maybe get his feet wet as an interim coach until you can bring in a full-time head coach after next season?
Plenty of good stuff going on with them, which we'll be covering a lot more in-depth on Tuesday afternoon. But for now, you should check out their Facebook page and Twitter feed. Somehow they only have 363 likes on Facebook and 588 followers. Those numbers should be a lot higher. Hit them up!