Quote of the day
"I would say it's not even really close, so far, by miles and miles our worst game of the year in every way." -- Sacramento coach Paul Westphal, after a 14-point loss in New Jersey
In the span of 24 hours, the Saunders-Blatche conflict took a surprising about face. We went from:
Saunders: “Fifteen years, I’ve never seen anything like it”
Blatche: “I'd say blame me 25 percent.”
Wednesday game: Blatche starts and plays 39 minutes
Go figure. He actually led the Wizards in minutes played – although they weren’t that productive, with 21 points, 6 rebounds, 5 turnovers, and nothing else. I’m thinking that if I’m Flip Saunders, I don’t feel real good about my prospects of returning to coach in Washington next year. And if I’m Flip Saunders, that may be a good thing.
The Arnold Palmer Invitational teed off this morning, and Alex Prugh remains the popular favorite in GuruGolf, in spite of missing two consecutive cuts. Trade conservation is a powerful motivator. Boo Weekley is the second most popular GuruGolfer, after missing cuts in 3 of the last 4. Ditto.
Market Madness resumes action tonight. The Big East puts its last two survivors on the floor in the first games tonight, each missing a key player. In late action, Cornell tries to knock off Kentucky and completely obliterate any brackets that might still be in the running. Hopefully, this week’s action lives up to last week’s drama.
Speaking of Market Madness, I attempted to identify all GuruPatrons in the standings yesterday. If you are a GuruPatron and you are not listed in the GuruPatrons only standings, let me know.