Our alma mater's basketball team looked flat-out lousy versus the always-gritty Florida International cagers on Saturday. I don't know if I can remember a Purdue team start out as poorly as the Boilers did in this contest...but two games come to mind. Purdue v. IU about 4 years ago, I believe, and Purdue v. Ball State back when Majerus was coaching the Cardinals. The point is, it was an extremely sluggish start. Purdue was down 16-0 before Johnson attempted and made the easiest shot on the court. Purdue simply looked like a team that had been on break. Problem is, so had Fla. Int.
No matter, they fought back and led by as many as 19 in the second half and won...now onto the conference schedule. I don't know who it's going to be, but someone on this team needs to take charge of this team offensively. If not, the NIT might be a long shot.
ESPN Programming Mastery
I thought it was ridiculous on Sports Center last week when the Patriots were compared to the NFL's best teams...before the '07 season was even over. Now that the Patriots are 16-0, ESPN has given the Patriots their own category in the ticker that scrolls across the screen. It read something like this: NCAAM...NFL...