Posted 11/13/2007 at 06:11 PM
Just a few quick hitters today...
--I've got a pay-if-it-wins only pick loaded tonight for both college football and the NBA. My NBA play is for the Spurs-Lakers total. I'm No. 3 at VI in profit on guaranteed plays (+370).
--According to LVSC's Kenny White, Hawaii is going to be a 10 1/2-point favorite Friday at Nevada. The total will be 74. That's assuming that Colt Brennan's status will remain a game-time decision. Brennan, who was knocked out cold late in last week's win over Fresno St., sustained a mild concussion. He's not expected to practice at all this week. The Warriors will fly to Reno after Wednesday's practice.
--Speaking of Kenny, he'll be a guest on the Power Hours this week at 6:30 p.m. Eastern.
--According to several reports today, Stephon Marbury is on his way out of New York. He certainly won't play for the Knicks tonight at Phoenix. What a loser Marbury is!
--My Top Five Losers in sports (11/13 updated version):
1-Kobe Bryant (given!)
5-Skip Bayless (Not an athlete, but a loser for sure!)
--Gamblers should proceed with caution if looking to back Gonzaga in college hoops during the coming weeks. Josh Heytvelt and Steven Gray are both out 4-6 weeks after going under the knife this week.
--Simeon Rice has enjoyed an outstanding career, but he's not the answer for Dwight Freeney. Unfortunately for the Colts, Freeney is out at least four weeks and there are whispers that his injury could be a season-ender.
--I'm dying to see what happens with Houston Nutt in the coming weeks. Until Nutt is retained or a new coach is hired, the Butch-Davis-to-Arkansas rumors aren't going to go away.
--Oklahoma St. senior WR Adarius Bowman is out for the season with a knee injury that head coach Mike Gundy described as "not serious." As a junior and senior, Bowman had 110 receptions for just shy of 2,000 yards and 18 touchdowns. Therefore, this is a big deal from coast to coast. Obviously, schools like Oregon, West Virginia and Georgia (and LSU, albeit to a lesser extent) are big fans of OSU for its game at Oklahoma to close the regular season. Without Bowman, the Cowboys' chances of pulling an upset -- exactly like they did in 2001 -- have taken a major hit.