27.Jan.2011 Basketball: Oregon State @ California
People will probably ask,"Why are you still writing about basketball, Angry?"
"Robinson is incompetent! Who cares about basketball!?"
Well, I do. I've seen flashes of good play that make me tune in for more. Masochist? Perhaps.
In Berkley, they're calling Craig Robinson "Hope-in-Law"; that's moderately funny. Hey, I still have a little hope. Let me enjoy it for a few more hours, jerks.
Anyway, what do I know about Cal? Not much. I saw them playing someone the other night…I think it was USC. They had a kid named Harper Kamp who was causing all kinds of problems down low. He impressed me, so I wrote his name down on a piece of paper that said "Talk about this guy when Oregon State plays Cal." So, I am. Another guy, Jorge Gutierrez, was causing problems as well. He's a Troy Polamalu clone; you guys probably remember him from last year…the awkward looking guard who out-hustles people. Now apparently he can score, too.
So…that's my analysis of this game because that's all I know. I may have some hope for this season, but I'm not going to spend a lot of time researching these players, games, or match ups, and I'm definitely not going to spend time analyzing them. Not until the games are meaningful at least.
Anyway, I figure this will be a loss since Kamp was uber aggressive and effective down low–I don't see the Beavers matching that fellow's intensity. I also hear he is a good chess player. See, now that is my kind of guy. Why can't we recruit chess players!? (note: I'm ranked 6,500 in the world on chess.com if anyone wants to give it a go). 🙂