Monday, March 3, 2008

The Best Of The Worst

I have to say, I'm impressed. When Claxton went down earlier in the season things were looking pretty bleak. I actually listened to most of a PSU v. Iowa game that went like this:

18:09 left in 1st half: losing 0-5
10:21 left in 1st half: losing 2-13
05:07 left in 1st half: losing 9-26
18:05 left in 2st half: losing 21-32
06:27 left in 2st half: losing 37-51
00:00 left in 2st half: losing 49-64

Well it took some time, but we got it together on the return trip and even stole enough money out of the THON jars to pay off the refs:

But seriously, there are other things going on here that Iowa fans should be worrying about.*

So with that win, and another against Michigan, Penn State finds itself the best of the crappy embarrassingly large improvement...but I'll take it.

The current "Bottom 5" standing look like this:

1. Penn State
2. Iowa
3. Michigan
4. Illinois
5. Northwestern

(You see how I did that, how I took out the other 6 teams and made PSU #1? Nice, huh?)

So there it is, Iowa, Michigan and Illinois all have to deal with the fact that they are worse than the the team everyone picks to finish last that has a real hard time beating Northwestern on a yearly basis.

Now I know that writing this posts guarantees a first round exit in Big Ten Tournament, but it's not very often I get to tell other schools their basketball program is worse than ours and so it is necessary.

*I realized after publish that I probably should condition this comment by saying that I don't really know anything about Iowa's flaws. I just thought I'd try to defend crappy officiating.


Nick said...

I especially liked the Vlade Divac worthy flops from Iowa that drew charges, but the Hawkeyes wouldn't bother to throw those on that highlight.

Paterno Lives! said...

I would have said Anderson Varejao, but I totally agree.

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