11:48 a.m. Time to be the only dad at pre-school picking up his child. Always awkward. Clemson will clearly win out. Up next is Siena vs. Northeastern. Guarantee you we will have several mentions of the 4th & 2 in this game.
11:46 a.m. In response to whether or not the DVR was one of the top five inventions this century, I received this Tweet from Michael_Rudolph "Easily. It goes like this 1. Internet 2. George Foreman Grill 3. Coors Light 4. DVR 5. The Slap Chop."
11:41 a.m. Talking fantasy football with Telep (that's what you do when the game is 68-31) and I just shot myself in the foot. Telep: "I need to pick up a player in our league." Me: "You should get Jason Snelling of the Falcons. With Michael Turner out, Snelling will get 80 yards and a touchdown when he starts." Telep: "Why don't you get him?" Me: "Um." Waiver wire order Telep 1, Me 4. I need a RB. Whoops.
11:39 a.m. Have had the game on mute for the last 15 minutes. Best 15 minutes of the morning.
11:31 a.m. Somewhere Scot Pollard is thinking "I really like the mutton chops with the fo-hawk," with regards to Carter McMasters.
11:27 a.m. Always enjoy an impromptu call from my good friend Dave Telep.
11:21 a.m. I'll be honest when Noel Johnson signed with Southern Cal, I always had the feeling that he'd go pro or transfer back to East Coast after a year in L.A. He told me he doesn't even like tacos. There is a killer taco stand right down the street from the Galen Center.
11:19 a.m. ESPNAndyKatz "So far only dozed for 15 minutes on the floor at ESPN from the second half 16-minute to the 8-minute mark of Hawaii-Northern Colorado."
11:15 a.m. Trevor Booker just hit a three and then a fade away jumper. I might take my first break of a day. Adrian Branch is gushing.
11:13 a.m. Tanner Smith with the drive and score. He's gotten better and better and better. Guys like Mike Maynard did a great job with his skill development in high school.
11:12 a.m. Fact - I never saw Demontez Stitt in high school or AAU. That's a rarity.
11:07 a.m. Getting ready to dive into the second half.
Two quick thoughts - really respected Jason Williams as a player. One of the best guards in college basketball this decade. But he struggles as an analyst and color commentator. Wish him well as an assistant coach. Let's be honest, that's what he'll be in two or three years.
Second thought - didn't respect Doug Gottlieb as a player in college. Played against him one summer. Cheap shot artist on screens. But so was I. Maybe we are one in the same. Love his views on college hoops and the second best guy at ESPN behind Jay Bilas. Great insight. Understands how important recruiting is. Shoots it straight and honest. Really respect him and his views.