Monday, January 30, 2006

Lack of commitment

LSU lost a commitment today when Mobile, Ala., wide receiver London Crawford switched his commitment from LSU to Arkansas.
And we wonder why 50 percent of marriages end in divorce?
I don't know what the proper word to use in recruiting is but commitment isn't it. Just like last year when Ryan Perrilloux was "committed'' to the University of Texas until signing day and then signed with LSU.
As it is, the final three days of each recruiting season are often highlited by players switching commitments.
Here's a thought: If you don't know where you want to go to school don't announce a commitment.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Oklahoma City Hornets

George Shinn says the New Orleans Hornets should remain in Oklahoma City next season.
Here's a thought, George, why don't you keep them there.
You've already pulled up behind Tom Benson at the state trough for your handout. Now when trouble comes you want to bail out on the city and the state.
News flash: You're the Hornets. You're not the Saints. Heck, you're not even Tulane. And don't even think about putting yourself in the same breath with LSU on a statewide appeal basis.
So if you want to go George, pack up the van. You're pretty familiar with that having left Charlotte.
And here's a prediction: You'll be leaving OKC in a few years because that market isn't any better than the one you're leaving. When the novelty wears off, you'll be cranking up the moving van again.

Friday, January 27, 2006

LHSAA does the right thing

Kudos to Teurlings Catholic principal Mike Boyer for tabling the six amendment proposal that would have forced a vote on the elimination of spring football.
The LHSAA has it right as it is now. If schools don't want to have spring football, then they don't have to have it. The choice belongs to the school.
Yes, you can try to make an argument for eliminating spring football. But more harm than good is done that way. Leaving the decision to the schools is the right way to go.