The HOHOHOrrible Moment of the Week

That was disgusting!

If you’ve been watching the NCAA Tournament you know exactly what I’m talking about.

There’s probably even a few viral videos about this already.  

I advise anyone with a weak constitution to not read beyond this point.

 

That’s what happened to Louisville’s Kevin Ware’s right leg when he tried to block a shot.

That had to have hurt like a mother!

It’s a type of injury that you don’t wish on anyone, but reminds us that careers can change in an instant.

Will Ware play basketball again?  Will he even be able to walk properly?

We’ll have to wait and see.  His team is obviously upset and now they are motivated to come out of this thing with an NCAA Championship. 

I think it’s clear that Louisville is going to have some sympathy because of this.

Despite that, I in my opinion think it’s clear who you need to root for. 

Cheer for Louisville.  They deserve this win more than the other three left. You can see the video of the injury here http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/31/kevin-ware-leg-injury-louisvile_n_2989690.html

*no hohoho here* 

 

The HOHOHOrrible Moment of the Week

It’s amazing how many things can happen in the world of sports in such a short amount of time.

It was hard to choose the moment that really stood out to me this week.  I was planning on doing a double-feature on Brandon Knight getting dunked on by Deandre Jordan and Jason Terry getting dunked on by LeBron James, but one stands out in particular.

And it has to do with college basketball.

No it’s not Gonzaga losing to Wichita State.

No it’s not Georgetown losing to Florida Gulf Coast (who just became the first #15 seed to advance to the Sweet 16. 

It’s a certain high-profile powerhouse’s dismissal of this man…

In this Friday, March 22, 2013, photo, UCLA coach Ben Howland talks to his players during the second half of a second-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Austin, Texas. UCLA announced Sunday, March 24, 2013, that the university has fired Ben Howland as basketball coach after 10 seasons that included three Final Four appearances, but culminated with another early-round exit from the NCAA tournament. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Ok, what was UCLA smoking.  Here’s a guy who led your school to three straight Final Four appearances, not to mention a 233-107 overall record as your coach. 

Howland also won the Pac-12 regular season title this year.  Heck, Bone might be out of a job soon if this becomes the new standard.

The point I’m trying to make is that this move makes absolutely no sense at all.  Perhaps there were some politics at play that we don’t know about, regardless though the man deserved at least one more year.

I’m going to laugh so hard if the Bruins turn into the Oakland Raiders of college basketball.

Here’s where I got a majority of my information from http://news.yahoo.com/ucla-fires-ben-howland-basketball-coach-020144777–spt.html

HOHOHO 

HOHOHOrrible Update

Hello fellow bloggers,

I will actually be doing a double post of the HOHOHOrrible Moment of the Week on Sunday so be sure to catch me then.  Also once football season starts I think I might move it to Tuesday to accomodate all the possible follies which may take place during Monday Night Football.  Anyways hope all is well, and good luck with your brackets if you’ve chosen to do that.

Sincerely,

Arthur Wilson

PS:  Oh and by the way…

HOHOHO

 

 

Timothy Bradley & Ruslan Provodnikov Create Something Special

Ruslan+Provodnikov+Timothy+Bradley+v+Ruslan+jzmthSWvjEJlThe crowd for the Timothy Bradley (30-0 12 KO) vs. Ruslan Provodnikov (22-2 15KO) wasn’t exactly the biggest crowd ever, but it certainly was one of the most privileged as Bradley and Provodnikov engaged in one of the most violent and entertaining fights of the year so far. No one who witnessed this bout will soon forget it.

Bradley, who was making the first defense of his welterweight title, was expected to easily outclass the Russian fighter and was as high as an 8 to 1 favorite. However, Provodnikov quickly changed perceptions when he caught Bradley with a short, compact right hand that clearly stunned Bradley and caused him to fall. Referee Pat Russell failed to call a knockdown but Provodnikov proved his point: He didn’t come here to simply earn a paycheck.

The war continued in round two as Bradley started imposing an effective body attack and stick-and-move tactic. But, as soon as Bradley stood still, Provodnikov rocked him with right hands and left hooks that had the champion practically out on his feet.

Bradley managed to survive the initial onslaught and seemed to be on his way to outclassing the Russian-born fighter with his jab and strong hooks to the body.

By the sixth round, Bradley seemed to take control of the fight as Provodnikov looked arm weary from all the shots he threw in the first two rounds. Then, he badly hurt Bradley again late in the round and the two warriors exchanged shots as Bradley desperately tried to stand on his feet.

Bradley recovered well enough to take back control of the action until the 12th round, when Provodnikov did his best Rocky impression by finally scoring an official knockdown on Bradley with a series of hard left hooks to the chin and right hands. Once again, Bradley did enough to survive to the end of the bell.

The unbelievable action and drama of this fight can’t be fully experienced by reading about it. If you haven’t seen this fight, I implore you to change that.

Officially, Bradley won by scores of 114-113 (twice) and 115-112 but neither of these men are losers. The amount of heart and courage it takes for such a fight to happen makes both these men “must see”.

Ironically, Provodnikov probably made more fans in this loss than he ever did in his previous victories. As for Bradley, maybe the nightmare of getting no credit for his win over Manny Pacquiao last year can finally fade away for him. Some fans may again attack him for winning a close decision, but keep in mind that this fight was close. This isn’t anything like the clear decision victory for Pacquiao that instead went to Bradley.

In regards to the future plans for these men, isn’t it obvious? Let’s see World War II.

The HOHOHOrrible moment of the week (sorry this is late)

(2) Indiana 72

(26-5, 14-4 Big Ten)

(7) Michigan 71

(25-6, 12-6 Big Ten)

The Michigan Wolverines should change their name to the Washington State Cougars.

They borrowed a page from WSU’s playbook and decided to “Coug It” in the final minute.

Up 71-66 with 52 seconds to go the Wolverines had the game in the bag…or so I thought.  Then Cody Zeller makes a shot with 41 seconds left to make it 71-68.  Ok no big deal, Michigan will still win this.  Then Tim Hardaway Jr. gets fouled and misses a free throw giving the ball back to Indiana.  Cody Zeller makes two free throws with 30 seconds to go to cut Michigan’s lead to one.

OK NOW YOU CAN PANIC!

But thankfully Big Ten Player of the Year Trey Burke gets the ball and all is well.  After all he did make a clutch dunk against Michigan State last week.

But he misses his free throws too.

Ok, seriously.  Do you want to lose traction in a conference where one game means the difference between a high seed in the NCAA tournament and a tough match-up with Georgetown or Syracuse in the Sweet 16?

Apparently Michigan did as Zeller made a layup to make it 72-71.

  Not to mention Burke misses probably the easiest layup you could probably make in the final seconds.  Seriously my sister could have made that shot.

Regardless, this is a devastating loss for U-M.  Surprisingly they actually moved up in the poll from #7 to #6.

But they fell to #5 in their own conference.

That’s the way the cookie crumbles.  At least they have the Big Ten Tournament.

HOHOHO!