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 teams...an 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.

3 comments:

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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