Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Brian Said It

A round of various sporting quick hits from me today.

SI.com brings us the joy that is the Jim Harrick Jr. final examination. Questions, 18 of the 20 of which were multiple choice, included "How many halves are in a college basketball game?", "How many points does a 3-point field goal account for in a Basketball Game?", and "In your opinion, who is the best Division I assistant coach in the country," among the choices for which were then-University of Georgia assistant coach Jim Harrick Jr. In his (ridiculously weak) defence, there was one moderately tricky question: "How many teams are in the NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship Tournament? A. 48 B. 64 C. 65 D. 32." Tricky, since the course was in Fall 2001, and many may not have remembered the addition of the play-in game in the 2001 tourney.

Restricted free agent Drew Bennett resigned with the Titans on Monday. I guess it's time to buy the #83 jersey. Wait, no, I'm still too cheap.

Jevon Kearse is now a former Titan as he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles for $66 million over 8 years, including a $16 mil signing bonus. Not the $20M he was looking for, but still more than he probably deserved. I must confess the Eagles weren't where I thought Kearse would end up, but I don't know enough about their defense to really give the acqusition any serious analysis. SI's Don Banks has a column on the signing, as does ESPN's Len Pasquarelli, neither of which really answers my question.

Awful team loses to good team. What a shock, Tampa Bay beats the Blackhawks, 5-3. Also lovely news was the Rockets blowing a 12-point 4th quarter lead and losing to the Lakers, 96-93.

On Brian's post earlier this evening, I'm taking Antitrust this quarter with Ben (Brian had it in the fall), and I don't think the situation is quite as bleak as Brian presents it. Take, for example, this quote by Richard Posner, from his Antitrust Law, 2001 edition, "Much of antitrust law in 1976 was an intellectual disgrace. Today, antitrust law is a body of economically rational principles largely though not entirely congruent with the principles set forth in the first edition [of Posner's book, published in 1976]."

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