WFMY TV 2 used to have a show called “The Good Morning Show” with Lee Kinard and the show may still be around but I believe Lee has left the building. Since Mr. Kinard is gone but not forgotten let’s change the show around a little and take a look back at some of the lowlights and highligts from this past weekend with “The Bad Morning Show”. Why can’t we be honest, all of the mornings are not going to be good and we might even be able to generate some ratings with this new show and revised format.
From the weekend and since this is “The Bad Morning Show”, how about those ugly Maryland basketball uniforms. Those are the ugliest uniforms I have ever seen in my life. Yellow with red trim. That is pug ugly or butt ugly, take your pick. Doesn’t Southern Cal wear some sort of butt ugly uniform like the ones that Maryland was sporting. And didn’t I see their man Tim Floyd being escorted off of the court by police this past weekend for insubordination. Tim Floyd has to be one of the worst coaches in the history of basketball at any level. And Debbie Yow the Terp AD, from Gibsonville non the less, should be ashamed of those ugly turtle shells. Yellow uniforms with red trim and a checkered flag on the side? Looks like something at a Shell station.
NASCAR actually has a chance to do something. Run shorter races. Saturday night’s race was near-perfect. Have 70-100 lap races and you might be able to keep your audience. Run 50 laps and take a break, like a halftime and then come back with the second half of the race. Neck and neck, real tight racing, is what all the necks and the rest of us newer fans would like to see. Dale Earnhardt Jr. winning the Budweiser Shootout has all types of sports fans psyched up for the Daytona 500, which should be the Daytona 115. Race fans are ready, but are the NASCAR officials ready to make the necessary changes to keep their sport growing in the right direction, which in my opinion would lead to shorter races and more exciting/interesting action.
*****Shorter races interesting-Long races BORING.*****
There are a few good things we need to mention on “The Bad Morning Show”. Scott Houston from Northwest Guilford set a state record in the pole vault event at the NCHSAA indoor track and field meet in Chapel Hill. Houston’s vault cleared the bar at 16 feet/6 inches to set the new state record and it gave him first place. The old mark was 15 feet/3 inches also set by Houston back in 2007. The Grimsley boy’s swimming team had success at the state meet in Chapel Hill. Myles Oliver was a big winner for the Whirlies and he was the anchor on the 200 meter freestyle relay team that grabbed a gold and the team also earned second place in the 200 medley. The team was made up of Myles, William Ruhm, Adam Nussbaum, and our man James Gentry. James is the son of Jim and Susan Gentry and he has been swimming in local pools and spas and lakes and ponds and creeks for many, many years. I was happy to pick up the Sunday N&R and see James’ name among the champions. James also plays lacrosse and is a band member at Grimsley. James Gentry, a state champion, good stuff on “The Bad Morning Show”.
Good stuff for the NC A&T men’s basketball team on Saturday at Florida A&M. The Aggies were winners in Double OT and Greensboro Day School grad Steven Rush had 21 points to pace Jerry Eaves’ squad. The Lady Aggies were winners over FAMU as well running their record to (16-5) overall and (9-0) MEAC. The unbeaten MEAC mark is good for first place. Good stuff for Jeremy Clayton out of Smith High School and now a major player for the Apps of Appalachian State University. Clayton took his game to a higher level in the ASU win in OT over the Citadel on Saturday. Clayton had 14 points and 16 rebounds in the huge hoops win for the Appalachian men.
High School baseball practice is supposed to get started today, we’ll see who has the jump on Monday February 11, 2008.