tagged w/ Alex Rochestie
In a great weekend of Pac 10 hoops I must give out my pick for the Pac 10 POTW, Taylor Rochestie.
Taylor led the Cougs to back to back road wins agains Oregon State University (in Overtime) and Oregon in his last visit to "Mack" Court. In these two games Rochestie tallied 44 points and 15 assists (both weekend high's for the Pac) while playing a pac 10 high 84 minutes of solid point guard play. He tied a WSU single game record for free-throws going 16 for 16 from the stripe against Oregon and reached a career milestone while in Corvallis where he eclipsed the 1,000 point mark. Surely his performance should be rewarded with the Player of the Week honor. So, if there is any justice in the world, the powers that be will AT LEAST honor him with an honorable mention for Player of the Week.
The only other player that is worth mentioning would be
USC's Dwight Lewis who led the Trojans to two wins over the Arizona teams. He did have 39 points and 6 assists (along with 5 turnovers in his 73 minutes of play) and Arizona/Arizona St. are definitely tougher teams than those Rochestie and WSU encountered, even at home in the Galen Center. So I won't be suprised if USC/Lewis gets the nod this on Monday but hope that the honor goes to Rochestie.
Going by straight statistics nobody had a better week than Rochestie. Going past the box-score, for those of us who know anything about WSU's style of play, 44 points is a huge number for anyone playing for Tony Bennet & Co.
In both games Rochestie was THE difference maker in the outcome vs. Oregon hitting big three's and every free throw needed in the second half. Against OSU, Rochestie made a three pointer and found Daven Harmeling for another trey, giving WSU it's last 6 points in regulation. He had 8 assists in the overtime win against the Beavers and hit his 1,000th point as an NCAA player. All of this while being targeted by opposing coaches as the primary player to "shut down." While the Cougs have other options (Thompson, Baynes, etc.) Rochestie was indespensible while the same is not likely true of Lewis who had plenty of help from the likes of Gibson, Hackett, DeRozan, etc.
Hopefully the news on Monday is reasonable but considering the fact that WSU hasn't had a Player of the Week since... it's been a while. Did I miss anything? Wanna plead the case for Lewis or someone else? Go for it.In a great weekend of Pac 10 hoops I must give out my pick for the Pac 10 POTW, Taylor... more
Teach The People, a Facebook application and fbFund finalist that allows users to create learning communities, has launched to the public. Alongside the public launch, the startup has also annouced its partnerships with The Learning Annex (which offers lessons from celebrities), Destiny Image, and Quinnipiac University’s Professional Athlete Transition Institute which will help initially populate the site with content.
At first glance Teach The People strongly resembles Facebook Groups, but offers a number of enhancements that make the platform more suitable for teaching. Each community instructor can upload documents, media, and online webcasts. The platform also will support premium content, offering an integrated payment system that allows instructors to charge for their online lessons.
Users will make use of a Digg-like voting system to request that their favorite instructors cover topics they’re interested in. And to ensure that the content available on the site will actually be worth paying for, Teach The People is planning to offer a certification process to instructors for around $50. The site will also be implementing a rating system. Teach The People, a Facebook application and fbFund finalist that allows users to... more
THE Duck’s maiden voyage on the playa and weekend reign around Black Rock City has set a new standard of excellence with regards to art cars. It’s regal structure, flawless lines and impeccable design make it hard trust claims that THE Duck was cast from mortal hands. Truly a treasure to behold and experience. Long Live THE Duck!THE Duck’s maiden voyage on the playa and weekend reign around Black Rock City... more
Very funny and not out of the realm of possibility. , ar
Simply because they want female humans to provide the milk for Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Are you kidding me?
From the article
"If Ben and Jerry's replaced the cow's milk in its ice cream with breast milk, your customers — and cows — would reap the benefits," wrote Tracy Reiman, executive vice president of the animal rights advocacy group. She said dairy products have been linked to juvenile diabetes, allergies and obesity.
Ashley Byrne, a campaign coordinator for PETA, acknowledged the implausibility of substituting breast milk for cow's milk, but said it's no stranger than humans consuming the milk of another species.
"We're aware this idea is somewhat absurd, and that putting it into practice is a stretch. At the time same, it's pretty absurd for us to be drinking the milk of cows," she said.
To Ben & Jerry's, the idea is udderly ridiculous.
"We applaud PETA's novel approach to bringing attention to an issue, but we believe a mother's milk is best used for her child," spokesman Sean Greenwood said in an e-mail. He didn't respond to requests for an interview.Simply because they want female humans to provide the milk for Ben & Jerry's... more
That's right folks. B-Dizzle is J Cizzle are together at last. The former UCLA Bruins star who now plays for the Los Angeles Clippers has decided to clip some pounds and fatten his wallet a bit more by becoming the frontman for the weight management program.
From the Article in people
First, it was Kirstie Alley. Then Valerie Bertinelli and Queen Latifah. Now, Jenny Craig's got a new famous recruit – and it's safe to say he's kind of a big deal.
A really big deal. Baron Davis, the 6' 3" L.A. Clippers guard, is the new man on the Jenny plan, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.
Inspired by current spokeswoman Latifah, Davis, 29, started the plan at the beginning of August to get in shape for basketball season.
"I know Queen Latifah, and when I saw her out there using it, I thought maybe I could use it, too, to work on my health and fitness goals and inspire others," he tells PEOPLE.
During the NBA off-season, Davis let his fitness slide. "In the off-season, it's kind of hard to maintain day-to-day," he says. "I don't want to get up and cook. And when I pig out, I'm the type of person where there's no limit to what I can do."
His favorite pig-out food? "Definitely Mexican," he says. "I go to Pinches Tacos in L.A., start with a carne asada burrito, and work my way down the menu." That's right folks. B-Dizzle is J Cizzle are together at last. The former UCLA... more
Word of advice for all you NBA stars... read your contracts and don't get on the moped when it says not to in your contract. The Warriors should punish this kid to the point where he won't do it again. Word of advice for all you NBA stars... read your contracts and don't get on the... more
Producer Tom Barber Might and Playa Barbie. Take one!
Coldplay at the Illusion art installation. Shakey camera work thanks to my lil' digle.
arFor T, Coldplay at the Illusion art installation. Shakey camera work thanks to my... more
The TV Free crew encounters a sizeable dust devil headed straight for the esplanade. Ever courageous, the crew decides to get up close and personal with their trusty digital camera handy to catch all the action.
The TV Free crew encounters a sizeable dust devil headed straight for the esplanade.... more
Hope things are going super duper out there in the real world. Just woke up over here in Black Rock City. Can't even tell you how great the experience and response has been already. Great things are happening all over the playa. The art projects are ridiculous so make sure you try and watch a few of those. The Outdoor Cinema is awesome and has been getting a great response. It's great to hear people that know our name and respect what we're doing out here. Off to breakfast now.
aroc Hey everyone Hope things are going super duper out there in the real world. Just woke... more
In basketball today, the almighty dollar rules the world. Take young Brandon Jennings for example. One of the top high school players in the country has recently decided to skip college and go straight to the pros. Maybe your saying "Wait a second AROC, I thought high schoolers had to go to at least one year of college before going to the pros." Well you are correct my friend but only in the case of the NBA. This is not the case when it comes to playing professionally in places over seas where no such rules apply. "Ah yes AROC I think I know where you are going with this."
Over the past decade symptoms of foreign interest and involvement in the game of basketball have been growing. Before the year 2000 if I said "international basketball" you'd probably think "Tony Kucoc or Detlef Schremph?". The US has dominated the sport since its inception but now things are changing quickly. Yao Ming, Tony Parker, and Steve Nash are but a few of the foreigners that are among the best players in the league. The fact that the USA basketball team is even being questioned as the consensus pick to win the Olympics should be evidence enough to convince us all that the game is changing.
Back to Brandon Jennings. The NBA's policy is such that a player is not allowed to enter the NBA Draft straight out of high school. At first this seems like a great idea. Better players in the NCAA, more mature players in the NBA and happy fans across the boards. Besides the 1/1000 players that have a career changing injury in that one year of college everybody wins. Right? Problem is that the kids want or in a few cases need the money and don't want to wait it out. In this years NBA draft many players from overseas were questioning whether or not it was worth it to join a team that may not even garauntee them a spot on the roster. Rookie contracts in the NBA are also becoming a factor as non-NBA contracts continue to grow with the popularity of the sport. Some players might be able to find a more lucrative contracts abroad whereas the NBA limits the amount of money a rookie can make.
In the case of high schoolers like Jennings, possibly the best h.s. player in his class, the difference is very significant. A free year of schooling and college hoops at Arizona or hundreds of thousands of dollars and pro basketball overseas. Well Brandon Jennings has made his decision and will become the first player to give up his scholarship. Dorm rooms and textbooks? No Sir. He will likely play ball in Europe for a year, make a bundle of cash (hopefuly Euros for his sake) and watch college hoops from his apartment in Italy.
This will undoubtedly set the precedent for the future and could even lead to others following suit this year. The whole thing wreaks of Maurice Clarett but it does make sense and will probably work out better for the Jennings. The jig is up everyone. If it wasn't going to be Jennings then it was going to be somebody else. What remains to be seen/heard is the reaction from the NBA and NCAA chieftons who'd be smart to start figuring out a way to stop this from happening. If not, there could be two drafts next year and and a bunch of 6'9 kids signing up for Latin. In basketball today, the almighty dollar rules the world. Take young Brandon Jennings... more
Very possibly the best SportsCenter duo in the history of the network, Dan Patrick and Keith Olbermann will once again share the screen thanks to NBC. Bob Costas will host the NFL show that includes Cris Collinsworth, Jerome Bettis, Tiki Barber and Peter King. Can't wait for this. Great times but makes me think of my favorite SportsCenter anchors, teams and hosts. There were many but who's your favorite?
From the article
By Michael Hiestand, USA TODAY
Dan Patrick, the longtime ESPN anchor, will this season join NBC's Sunday night NFL studio show – where he'll reunite with Keith Olbermann, his on-air ESPN SportsCenter partner between 1992 and 1997.
Patrick will also join a big cast on a show wrapped around NBC's Sunday primetime game.
He'll be the show's third co-host – along with Olbermann and Cris Collinsworth – on a show hosted by Bob Costas that includes analysts Jerome Bettis, Tiki Barber and reporter Peter King.
Said Olbermann Monday: "My concern is that we didn't have enough people on the show. We really needed that 19th guy."
Patrick, who left ESPN last year and now hosts a syndicated daytime radio show, had a contract that prohibited him TV work until this September. His NBC deal will also include working on NBC's Olympic coverage, starting with the 2010 Winter Games.
Monday, NBC Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol and Patrick both said the idea for Patrick joining the NBC show came from Costas.
Said Patrick: "If Bob didn't sign off on this, there's no way I'd walk into the room."Very possibly the best SportsCenter duo in the history of the network, Dan Patrick and... more
This would be the best thing to happen to Warriors basketball since, well it would be a great move. EB is the real deal and this would be a great move. The money scares me but hey you gotta pay the cost to get the boss or Brand as it were. This would be the best thing to happen to Warriors basketball since, well it would be... more
What is this world coming to? At least the legendary soccer player wasn't hurt. He did loose some cash, his watch (which was a nice one I bet) and his mobile phone. Duder, there's two things to remember here... one, don't steal from Pele. I mean come on, it's Pele for chrissakes. What is this world coming to? At least the legendary soccer player wasn't hurt.... more
Remember this one? Yep, it's court time so get your scorecards out. On the defense team we have R. Kelly who says he isn't the man in the video, blah blah... On the prosecution we have some poor saps trying to put R. Kel back in the proverbial closet/jail. Who will win? We'll find out soon enough.
Sorry bout the picture but it's sooo clickable.
CHICAGO - A prosecutor in the child pornography trial of R. Kelly warned jurors Tuesday they would have to watch a videotape depicting an "underage child performing sex acts that you have never seen before."Remember this one? Yep, it's court time so get your scorecards out. On the... more