Archive for December 2011

Sports Science: Darius Johnson Odom is one of the elite players in the country

December 6, 2011

This video is insane because I have been watching DJO for three years and you can see his development. The most shocking part about this is he has such blazing speed and quickness and he was hurt when he first got here in 2009. He was in a boot for quiet some time and sat out the first month of the season in 2009. That’s something many people around the country didn’t know about this amazing athlete. But his game just speaks so much volume when you watch him. To have that ability to score off the dribble makes him such an elite scorer and he warrants double coverage every single time. But with an unselfish Marquette team, DJO can put himself in the same category of Marquette greats and could even be drafted in the first round this summer. Getting compared to Dwayne Wade is something to take seriously and students around campus understand that…

New Red Sox Manager Bobby Valentine is a good fit but players not happy

December 6, 2011

(Charles Krupa/ AP)

Via ESPNBoston:

The conversation suggests that Valentine, known as a no-nonsense manager in stints with the Mets and Rangers during 15 years, was perceived by some as a darkhorse candidate who would not be popular with some players.

“They’re going to have a mess on their hands,” the source said when asked what would happen if Valentine, who at that time was just one of several candidates, was hired.

After Valentine’s interview, Cherington said he had not spoken with any players about specific candidates.

“I talked to a lot of players about qualities in the next manager and things that might matter to them, but I haven’t talked to our current players about specific candidates,” Cherington said. “I don’t think that’s fair (to the players). We’re going to hire a manager and if it didn’t happen to be the guy that they felt strongly about, it kind of puts them in an awkward spot. I talked to a lot of them about qualities they would be looking for, or appreciate in a manager.”

Being a New Yorker, I really appreciate what Bobby did with the Mets but I don’t think this team is going to be ready for Bobby. Everyone says that he can motivate players and expects winning but my question is that it’s the Red Sox. They have guys like Ortiz, Beckett, Pedroia, Ellisbury, Gonzalez, Youkilis, and Lester. These guys are veterans now and they don’t want to deal with a manager calling them out if they don’t play well. Ortiz didn’t do well with all the criticism when he batted under .200 in 2009 and Francona wasn’t the type to throw him under the bus. But Valentine might just do that and it could make the Red Sox worse because they are not used to Valentine’s demeanor. This was a high risk/reward choice by Boston’s front office. It could either work magic or fail miserably. Only time will tell…

CBS 58’s Donnie Dwyer Sports Broadcast December 5th 2011

December 6, 2011

CBS 58’s Donnie Dwyer covers everything in Wisconsin Sports from the Badgers and their Rose Bowl match against Oregon, Aaron Rodgers and the big win for the Packers to continue perfection. Marquette basketball travels to New York City to play in Jimmy V Classic against Washington. They are ranked #11 in the nation. Tune in to get all the information you want!