Friday, November 13, 2009


UConn has received national letters of intent from both Michael Bradley, a 6-foot-10 power forward out of Chattanooga, TN, and Jeremy Lamb, the 6-4 combo guard out of Norcross, Ga., according to a school spokesman.

***Doron Lamb, the Class of 2010 shooting guard (and no relation to Jeremy), is slated to make an official visit to UConn this weekend. He'll come on Sunday and leave Monday morning, missing the Huskies' 9 p.m. game with Colgate that night.

***The Huskies got an official visit earlier this week from Cleveland Melvin.

***Indulge me for a moment: The Who is my all-time favorite rock band, even ahead (barely) of The Beatles and Stones. When I heard the rumor (not yet confirmed) that they would be playing this year's Super Bowl halftime show, I was thrilled. Honestly, I never thought I'd see the day.

But now I'm wondering if it's a good idea. Is the target audience for the Super Bowl halftime show a Who crowd? Does the audience even know who The Who is? Maybe they're familiar with "Baba O'Riley" (Teenage Wasteland!) and "Won't Get Fooled Again" as the CSI theme songs. Maybe that's one of the reasons why The Who were asked (CSI and the Super Bowl, after all, are both on CBS).

But do young kids really dig The Who? Minorities? Those audiences may not be Stones, Springsteen or McCartney fans, either, but at least they likely know who those guys are. The Who? I don't think so.

Either way, let's hope we don't get another one of these type outbursts from Pete Townshend at the Super Bowl.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would minorities not like The Who? That's racist.

November 13, 2009 at 5:53 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

imagine if they broke out borris the spider? the crowd would be so confused

November 13, 2009 at 7:04 PM 
Blogger David Borges said...

With Keith Moon unavailable to play drums ... how 'bout Warren Moon?

November 13, 2009 at 7:08 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave are you ever going to do the in game running thread like you've done in the past?

November 13, 2009 at 7:53 PM 
Blogger David Borges said...

Honestly, that's not something I've normally done. Do people really want that? Aren't most people interested in the game either watching it or listening to it on the radio?

November 13, 2009 at 8:22 PM 

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