We're back like a Chris Berman call of a home run..."back, back, back....HOME RUN!"
After traveling around the world for 6 months, it's time to get down to business and talk SEATTLE SPORTS!
Lots going on since I left....yeah, the entire Seattle Sports World had a horrible year in 2008 with the Washington Huskies Men's Basketball team being the one lone bright spot (I know, technically it's 2009, but we need something to smile about right?)
Ah, but things are looking much brighter these days......
#1: Housh signs with Hawks. Big move, great to hear and much needed. I'm glad Keith Gilbertson is DONE as a Hawks coach....a fat man who never told his players to strech before games...hmmmm, wonder why Burleson and others went down so quickly last year? I'm still a HUGE fan of taking Crabtree with the #4 pick. It's been since Alexander in 2001 has the Hawks gone after a young talented dynamic offensive player. Let's not be THAT team that either trades this pick or bypasses on this guy. His numbers are incredible and it's not like he's playing for Eastern Washington or something. See Santanio Holmes for why drafting young WR's is a good idea. Moreover, Seattle has a talented, quick defense and does not need to waste this pick here on a DT. Everyone thinks DT are important, right? Look at SB winner Pittsburgh and you think again. How often do you hear of their DT's being mentioned? Not often, because their LB's, Safeties, and CB's are the real reason that D ticks....Seattle's D is set up similar to Pitts. Now that dumb ass John Marshall is gone, our Defense should excel.
#2: Griffey is back. Wow, is all I can. So what if he hits 20 HR's with a .230 batting average. He puts excitement in this team that needs it desperately. If Beltre can hit 35 bombs and if Bedard goes 17-7, we got a chance....
#3: Sounders are BACK. Pretty sweet to have MLS back in Seattle. Better than the Steve Zungal days with the Tacoma Stars, that's for sure.
#4: WA Men's hoops. WOW, again, is all I can say. Romar has done an amazing job recruiting top local talent, bottom line. Now, the real question is if he can get this team beyond the sweet 16. The real test for this team will come when we face another physical East Coast Team like Louisville that plays a harder brand of basketball. Sorry, but the Pac 10 is soft compared to the East Coast and Romar is going to have to adjust to that as UW advances in the tourney.
That's all for now.....
Seattle Sports Blog Guy