The calm before the storm (and not the red storm)
WEDNESDAY- Welcome to the WTIC Newsroom, workstation #4…It’s a quiet day in the newsroom, Aaron Kupec, Bill Pearse, Matt Dwyer and John Silva are busy at work and I am trying to not drive them crazy…It’s a week without any play by play for me and even though there is a lot to keep me going, it’s still boring without play by play. But when next Monday rolls around, it will get crazy.
The buzz surrounding the football teams trip to the Fiesta Bowl hasn’t let up. Almost everyone I talk to , wants to talk football. The first ever BCS berth, against a legendary program will do that. I have started to do game prep and the Oklahoma offensive stats are mind boggling. You can bet the UConn defensive coaches are pouring over every piece of tape they can get their hands on to try and figure out a way to slow down Landry Jones and the Sooners offense.
Jordan Todman received another All American honor today, named first team A-A by the Sporting News. It’s the third All American team he’s been chosen for and he deserves all of them.
The UConn basketball team is now ranked fourth…That’s right, the same team chosen tenth in the pre season Big East coaches poll. You and I know the Huskies aren’t the fourth best team in the country…or are they. That’s why they play the games,which for Jim Calhoun’s team resume Monday at the XL against Coppin State. The big attraction that night will be the debut of the Giant German, 7’1 freshman Enosch Wolf. He practices with the Huskies for the first time on Sunday so it’s unfair to think he will play a major role in the first couple of games.
And of course, the top ranked UConn Women shoot for their 88th win in a row at Madison Square Garden Sunday afternoon when they play Ohio State in the Maggie Dixon Classic. A win equals the 88 straight wins by the UCLA men from 1971 thru 1974. It doesn’t matter how you feel about comparing the two teams, both accomplishments stand on their own for their brilliance. The fact that the Huskies are going for the mark at the World’s Most Famous Arena adds to the drama.
Ok, that’s it for now. Join me all week long on SportsTalk at 6:10.