So, Justin, you’ve made no secret about the fact that you don’t like college football very much. But, what are your feelings on college basketball?
Well, hypothetical reader posing strangely appropriate questions, I enjoy college basketball quite a bit.
I can’t say I’m a diehard. I don’t have a favorite school and it’s very unlikely that I will sit down on a random Wednesday night and watch an entire game, start to finish, on ESPN. (Partly because it won’t keep my attention and partly because Modern Family is on. GO MANNY!)
A lot of people complain about the NBA. “The players spend too much time going one on one. There isn’t enough team ball.”
Well, I have similar problems with the college game. I think games tend to turn into 3 point contests, with four players lining up on the perimeter and 1 big guy standing inside trying to draw defenders toward the hoop. I would rather watch players use their athleticism to get to the basket than watch spot up shooters fire from long range all day.
But, at least there’s a way to know who the champion is once the season ends.
Here’s something weird from the letters.
In your article about Newton you state that “he could become the first junior college transfer to win the Heisman.” O.J. Simpson played for City College of San Francisco in 1965 and ’66 and was twice named to the Junior College All-America team before transferring to USC and then winning the Heisman in 1968.
And that is followed by this:
EDITOR’S NOTE: In addition to Simpson, three other junior college transfers went on to win the Heisman: Navy quarterback Roger Staubach in 1963 (New Mexico Military Institute), Nebraska running back Mike Rozier in ’83 (Coffeyville Community College) and Florida State quarterback Charlie Ward in ’93 (Tallahassee Community College).
• Right guard Brandon Moore, 6’3″ and 305, undrafted out of Illinois in 2002. He’s strong (a 600-pound bench press) and smart (an undergraduate degree in English).