I thought I could sleep in today and have a leisurely morning. I'm spending much of my day in a lovely Cincinnati suburb on business. Ironically, that meant I could get up a little later than usual, enjoy some coffee at home, maybe watch a little SportsCenter before hitting the road. But leisurely early morning be damned! TwistNHook wants me. TwistNHook needs me
When I woke up this morning, I checked my e-mail. (Because, who doesn't do that when they first wake up?) And what do I see? An e-mail at 1:17 am from TwistNHoook. 1:17 am! It means I just missed it by 30 minutes before I went to sleep last night! What could be so important to e-mail me at that time?
Only the most important of daily routines. The DBD. TwistNHook asked if I could put it up because he has an "early court hearing" this morning. My first thought at this request was not how it would mess up my morning. Or how I could possibly get it done before embarking on my journey to the Queen City. My first thought was:
TwistNHook is going to court this morning? What could this mean? Is there a grandmother in trouble? Is there a grandmother in trouble somewhere?
Maybe it's time to call the Wonder Pets?
(If you got that reference, you have children. Or have some weird affinity for Nick Jr. programming.)
But I put aside my worry about TwistNHook's court hearing to scramble and put together this DBD. I am your pinch hitter for today. Your Manny Mota. Your Candy Maldonado. Your Dean Hashimoto, if you will.
All right, how many of you got that last one?!?
BERKELEY - Senior forward Jamal Boykin has been named the Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 22-28., as announced today by the Pacific-10 Conference.
A native of Los Angeles, Calif., Boykin helped the Golden Bears clinch a share of the Pac-10 title for the first time since the 1959-60 season. In wins over Arizona and Arizona State, Boykin averaged 17 points on 14-for-22 (64 percent) shooting from the floor and 8.5 rebounds.
In Thursday's 95-71 win over the Wildcats, Boykin scored 20 points and pulled down 10 boards for his sixth double-double of the season and 12th of his career. Playing in 37 minutes, he was a perfect 6-for-6 from the charity stripe. In Saturday's 62-46 victory over the Sun Devils, Boykin was 7-for-9 (78 percent) from the field, scoring 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds in 32 minutes of action.