A New Years Blog
My hope is that all you readers enjoyed a peaceful and happy holiday season. I thought I’d wait until the holidays and the New Year got under way before offering my opinions on all things sports. All things sports that I’m interested in, that is.
I mean, it’s not like anything has happened over the last few weeks that might give myself and Frank something to blog about. Or was there?
way through the Seahawk season Frank and I were talking and the Hawks came up
in the conversations. I recall saying something like ‘because it’s his first
year, we should give Coach Mora more time before deciding whether hiring him
was a good or bad idea, but something seems terribly wrong with the team.’
Well, the decision was made to get rid of him after one season. Not sure he got a fair shake, but he does leave with a lot ($12 Million) to help sooth his pride. What really makes me wonder is the fact the same people who decided that naming Mora Head Coach was a good idea, are the same ones who let him go after a year. Both decisions may prove to be hasty.
As for the man they hired to replace him, you can’t listen to the local sports talk stations to not know EVERYTHING about him. Except this: Carroll was a two-time (1971-72) All-Pacific Coast Conference free safety at Pacific and earned his bachelor’s degree in 1973 in business administration. He received his secondary teaching credential and a master’s degree in physical education from Pacific in 1976. He was inducted into the Pacific Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995 (taken from Pete’s webpage-http://www.petecarroll.com/about_pete/). Now you have everything you need to know.
It seems the Husky Men’s BBall team has a Brockman deficiency. They sure look pretty soft inside (bball lingo for close to the basket) and if they don’t fix it, it’ll be a long season. Meanwhile, across the state in bustling metropolis of Pullman, Coach Len ‘throw me a’ Bone has picked up right where Tony Bennett left off, meaning the Cougs look like they could win a few games again this year. It’s nice to have good bball both side of the state. Here’s hoping the UW fixes their problem.
The Mover and the Shaker of Safeco continues to move and shake the Mariners. The moves look good to me, especially getting Franklin G under contract for three/four more years. Franklin is as graceful a center fielder as anyone in the game.
So there you have it, football, basketball and baseball all in one blog!
Now get out there and take one for the team!