The Bucks have said they will match any offer that free-agent-to-be Brandon Jennings recieves after this season. Some have said that's a foolish strategy because Jennings will never be a leader that should command top dollar. The problem is that every so often he puts together a string of games that show his potential for greatness. As Jim Boylan takes over as head coach for the rest of the season, Jennings has led Milwaukee to two straight wins, scoring 29 & 35 points in the process. Last night's win in Chicago was huge and Jennings added six assists and six rebounds to stuff the stat sheet. The main question is, can he do it consistently enough to warrant a max contract? Do you want to build your team around him? I really think the Bucks have no choice. It's not like Milwaukee is a city that top free agents clamor to come to. When the Bucks land a possible difference maker in the draft...they should do everything they can to keep them and build around them. With the development of Larry Sanders, the potential of John Henson and the veteran prescence of guys like Irsan, Dunleavy and Mbah Moute...they have a core to build around. Monta Ellis is a nice player but probably wont be around after this season because he & Jennings don't mesh well on the floor and do alot of the same things. A big shooting guard who can play D should be at the top of the shopping list and this team can be a playoff contender for the forseeable future.
Nobody going into the Baseball Hall Of Fame this summer? It's ridiculous of course and those writers who left their ballots blank to protest the Steroid Era should have their voting priveliges revoked. Even if you dont vote for Clemens or Bonds...leaving Biggio, Piazza & Raines, & Bagwell off the ballot is malpractice. You can also make a strong argument for Morris & Schilling. Cooperstown has always held a special place in the hearts and minds of baseball fans. As the PED users tainted the game in the 90's...so have the voters and voting process tainted the Hall of Fame...from which it's going to be very hard to recover.
Sam Barber continues to make her decision to transfer from Winona State to UWSP look great. She had 33 points last night as the Pointers rolled over Stout. She is the leading scorer almost every night and it has to be alot more fun to dominate in D-3 in front of friends and family...than struggle in D-2 in far flung cities around tthe Midwest.
I'll have high school hockey tonight as the Wausau East Lumberjacks host Stevens Point...live at 7:15 on Foxsports Am1390 & FM 93.9...that will be followed by DC Everest hockey at Marshfield.
Songs of The Day (from my I-pod) Donald Fagen's birthday today. He's 65.
It's What I Do-Donald Fagen (2006) Fagen won the grammy for this album and this smooth tune which features a conversation between Fagen and the ghost of Ray Charles was a standout.
The Nightfly-Donald Fagen (1982) his first solo record...a tribute to the late night radio he used to listen to