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Glad to Be Mad
We get the chance to hear Dan Bonner, one of the best color commentators, instead of Dick Vitale.
As a Chicago Sun-Times sportswriter and former high school band member, I have to respectfully disagree with the idea of Rocky Top being the most infectious fight song. I defy anyone to get that I'm a Tar Heel Born ditty out of his or her head. My alltime nightmare game would be North Carolina-- Oklahoma. That Boomer Sooner thing doesn't go away easily either.
Michigan State center Drew Naymick could also have made your men's All-Brainiac team. Naymick earned his bachelor's degree in finance last May with a 3.61 GPA and is now pursuing a Ph.D. in the same field. Meanwhile, he anchored the Spartans' frontcourt this season and set the school record for career blocks.
Murray State's Guffey twins—guards Amber and Paige, who both have GPAs in excess of 3.95—could have made your women's All-Brainiac team, and also your list of sister acts.
Your story stated that the normally football-obsessed state of Tennessee had six men's and women's teams in their respective basketball tournaments. In fact, the state had nine teams, including the women's squads from Vanderbilt, Chattanooga and East Tennessee State.
Senator John McCain squeaked out a win in your presidential poll of players in MLB, the NHL and the NBA (PLAYERS, March 24). But if you had included athletes from NASCAR and the PGA Tour, it would have been a blowout of historic proportions.
There are only two reasons people ever vote Republican: They are millionaires or they are naive. Professional athletes are both.
A Soldier's Choice