Thursday, December 24, 2009
Merry Christmas, Bengals, and Happy New Year!
Monday, December 21, 2009
Kudos for the "The U"
I've thoroughly enjoyed the bits and pieces of ESPN's documentary series, "30 on 30," that I've seen so far, but none more than Billy Corben's "The U." The film takes an indepth look at how the University of Miami's football dynasty in the 1980s and early 1990s changed college football forever. For any of you who hate the "anti-celebration" rules now in force in the college game, you can thank the Hurricanes for their existence.
No team had more talent, more swagger or more influence on college football during that time period than Miami. The influence was even felt in Pocatello, when Bengal coach Brian McNeeley developed a "Miami connection," started bringing in players from South Florida (star running back Alfredo Anderson being the most notable), and even changed the ISU helmet design to mimic Miami's "U" logo. (Some Bengal fans might also draw a link to all the trouble those ISU teams got into in those days.)
The last scheduled showing of "The U" is 11 a.m. MT on ESPN on Sunday, Dec. 27. Set your DVR, it's well worth a couple hours of your time.
And thanks for being a Bengal fan -- it ain't always easy, but it's always fun. See you all at Reed Gym for the women's game tonight at 7 p.m.