NCAA College Rivalry Weekend

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WSU just beat UW in a classic 2OT victory in the Apple Cup for 2008 on NCAA College Rivalry Weekend. It was a great win 16 to 13 to hand the Huskies a pathetic 0 and 11 record.

Granted neither team was that good this season, but it is always good to see a hard fought game. The Seattle PI published some interesting status after the game:

“Washington State won the Apple Cup for the fourth time in the last five years for the first time in the series’ history.

The stunned Huskies remained the only winless team in the country and need an upset of California on Dec. 6 to avoid the school’s first winless season since 1890.”

Full Article on the Seattle PI site about the game.

Kidd’s Contract Dispute

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Jason Kidd is my favorite player in the NBA and I was disappointed to read today that the Nets refuse to deal with him fairly. It is so sad to see a dispute like this force a great player to these lengths (sitting out with a fake Migraine headache reportedly).

Why can’t Rod Thorn (the owner of the NETS) just sit down and deal with Jason fairly? He’s a great player and all he wants to do is win. Just sit down at the bargaining table and negotiate with him to retain and hire a great supporting cast or trade him and forget about it and rebuild!

Why would Rod Thorn and the NETS organization seem to think that they can hold somebody like a slave. What makes employers like this think that this is a playable hand? One word — “lawyers”. Its bad advice but I think lawyers drive much of this kind of thinking.

My advice to Rod is to play the players hand and the fans hand (a so-called WIN WIN). Nobody is going to stay on the team without Jason. Nobody is going to watch a team without Jason. Period!