We will find out later this morning if Barry Alvarez gets named to the College Football Hall of fame. He is one of seven coaches nominated and certainly is deserving of the spot. He's the winningest coach in Badger history and rescued a moribund program returning it to yearly success. He's the only Badger coach to win consecutive Rose Bowls. He says he would be thrilled to be selected calling it the ultimate honor a college coach can recieve. For those of us who remember what Badger football was before the Alvarez era there is no question that he deserves it.
Tiger Woods says he will be back to defend his title at the Memorial Tournament next week in Ohio. Woods has been out of action since May 9th with an inflamed joint in his neck. He still plans on playing in the US Open and British Open if his health allows it.
Sports Illustrated calls it "The Beautiful Game". The US named its final roster for the FIFA World Cup which is happening this summer in South Africa. Are you a soccer fan? I know alot of people are but America has never really embraced the game as a spectator sport. I expect the World Cup coverage will draw in some casual fans for awhile but I don't expect it cause a explosion of soccer mania in America like it will in the rest of the world.
Speaking of spectacles...the NFL earlier this week awarded a Super Bowl to the new stadium in the Meadowlands. I know that the league wants to reward it's New York backers but come on. The Super Bowl is party that needs warmth. Packer president Mark Murphy says he's intrigued at the suggestion of hosting a Super Bowl at Lambeau Field. Never Happen! Too many logistical problems to be overcome. Chicago maybe...but once again... unless youre going to play the championship game at the home field of the team with the best record, the Super Bowl should always be played at a wram weather site. Rotate it between San Diego, Miami, Phoenix, New Orleans and maybe Dallas. Fans want to combine a trip to the Super Bowl with a vacation and don't want to pack their long underwear to do it.
Congrats to Bryan Miles of Wausau East who earned a trip to the State Tennis Meet with a hard fought sectional win yesterday.
WIAA tournament baseball and softball get under way today in D-2,3& 4. We will have the Wisconsin valley Conference regualr season finales today on Foxsports1390 WRIG. First up DC Everest at Wausau West in Game 1 at 4:15 with Rhinelander at Wausau East to follow.
Songs of the Day- (From My I-pod)
For Once in My Life-Stevie Wonder (1968) this song was actually recorded a year before it was released but Berry Gordy didn't like Stevie's up-tempo version. It became the best-selling version of the song.
For The Love Of Money-O'Jays (1974) the Sound Of Philadelphia strikes again with this funky tune. Love the bass line...hard not to move to this one.