I'll say this for them, they're fun to watch. They look like they may actually have something going this year, even if the sample size is absurdly low. They obviously aren't going to be a playoff team, but I think they are going to be a hell of a lot better than 21-61 this year. Some other thoughts and miscellaneous ramblings from a wild Saturday:
You know Brandon Roy is an elite player already when he's 4 for 17 from the floor and the other team goes zone when they're up by 1 with 20 seconds left, followed by their whole team collapsing on him, and he kicks out to a wide open Dixon in the corner for the game winner. Awesome.
Travis Outlaw apparently channeled his Vegas self for tonight's festivities. If he'd like to continue to play like that, well, maybe Trader Bob's parting gift to the franchise wasn't such a bad idea after all.
Martell Webster can shoot, I'll give him that much.
What the hell is on Udoka's arm?
Why in the the name of all that is good and holy does the Pac 10 schedule Duck and Beav games at the exact same time on a November Saturday? It took me 3.5 hours to get home tonight. Not good times. Not good times at all.
I haven't seen the stats, but I think the Ducks rushed the ball 84 times for 792 yards today on the Huskies. I particularly liked the game still in doubt, 1st and 10 at their own 7, rush the ball every play for 93 yards and a back breaking touchdown. That's just basically saying "you know what, we're not screwing around anymore, we're jamming it down your throat the rest of the game."
Stop throwing it to the other team Dennis.
How can a guy that runs like a freight train be so soft with the injuries?
The Blazers are 2-1, 2-0 within their own softy division with the Lake Show coming to town in a few days. I'm officially excited about the team, and yes I do reserve the right to hate them at some point in the 06/07 season.
Go Blazers, Go Ducks, and just remember that you can't spell suck without U-S-C.