It has become sort of my own running joke that Mack Brown couldn't win a national title until Jim Thorpe showed up on campus. "Jim Thorpe", of course, being Vince Young who graduated from UT this past weekend. VY's Herculean and at times mythical football prowess while he was at UT must have had a smiliar impact amongst Longhorns as did Thorpe's amongst Carlisle Indian School backers during the first decade of the 1900's.
For you knuckle draggers who don't know, Oklahoma native American Thorpe was the world's greatest athlete for the first quarter of the 20th century. Thorpe helped lead all Indian Carlisle to college football prominence, led the Canton Bulldogs to a pro football title and for fun made $5,000 a year playing in the big leagues for John McGraw's New York Giants. Oh yeah, he also set the world record in the decathlon at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm.
Vince Young has struggled after his days at UT. From his flame out in Tennessee to his financial issues to his drunken arrest on assault charges in a club, he actually has much more in common with Thorpe than just sports. "Injun Jim" went through all of the aforementioned endeavors long before there was ever a Vince Young. Thorpe never could escape from the legendary days of schoolboydom and so it seems has been the case with VY. He's still a young man at age 30 and there's plenty of time yet to write his own story and end the parallels with a man history has regrettably mostly forgotten.
Surprise, surprise - the Spurs gave the Timberwolves a primer in playoff basketball on Sunday.
And here are the highlights in all their fun filled glory.
''Nobody talks about getting this over with like you've got a rash,'' Popovich said. ''Like you can take a pill or put some cream on it, it's going to be gone. This is a war. They're a class team; they bust their ass at both ends of the floor. It's not about getting rid of anything. It's about going and playing and that's about it.''
And with that being said, the Spurs took care of business last night in the AT&T Center, outworking and outmuscling Golden State to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference semifinals
If you plan on eating anytime soon, you may not want to look at Kobe Bryant's recent Instagram post. If your curiosity gets the best of you, read on.
And yes , for those who can't wait to hear this wonderous song .....
here it is.
(For those who were expecting something better....hopefully something will show up soon)
NBA Western conference semi- finals game #5 is tonight at the AT&T Center.
The San Antonio Spurs & The Golden State Warriors battle once again starting at 8pm. You can hear all the action on our big brother station, news radio 1200 WOAI .
GO SPURS GO !!!!!!!!!!