Tickets for the Miley Cyrus concert in Columbus went on sale Saturday and I forgot to make a purchase. Curious, I went to StubHub to compare Miley tickets with Michigan-Ohio State seats. Nosebleeds for The Game in Ann Arbor are going for $120. A bad seat for Miley’s April show at The Schott costs $70. Sanity prevails.
The Dayton Flyers are 3-0 heading into this week’s trip to Georgia Tech, where former UD coach Brian Gregory will greet his old team with a relentless weave offense and a physical defense intent on stopping the dribble-drive. Right now that’s all UD has, because its post players have done less damage than a vegetarian at a Texas barbecue.
There were signs of an inside game in the second half of Saturday’s 78-58 win over one of the St. Francises. But the stat the Flyers will have to fix as they embark on a stretch of games against schools we’ve heard of is this: Matt Kavanaugh, Devin Scott and Jalen Robinson are a combined 10-for-31 from the field. Unfortunately, the NCAA doesn’t offer a 6-foot-6 and under division.
Ohio State’s weekly press events are boring, and that’s by design. Control-freak coaches such as Urban Meyer order players to talk like robots, which made Evan Spencer’s recent comments so refreshing. Spencer blurted out that the Buckeyes would “wipe the floor” with Alabama or Florida State if they met one of the Southern powers in the BCS title game.
Meyer was not impressed. If the stars align and the Buckeyes do play Bama or FSU, that quote will be repeated nonstop and Spencer will be running the steps at Ohio Stadium every day after practice.
No way the Bengals can lose today at home to the Browns, right? If the weather is OK, Cincinnati wins and improves to 7-4 with a tough stretch (Chargers, Colts, Steelers) on tap. But if it’s windy and rainy, the Browns’ defense could be the difference. I wouldn’t lay money on either team, but I’d take a long look at the “under.”
Trending up: Quinoa burgers, Mexico’s soccer team, Andrew McCutchen. My son laughs hilariously when he sees the Bud Light commerical featuring a quinoa burger. Or is that a louffa? Bud Light offers the funniest commericals on TV. Can’t wait to see what they roll out on Super Bowl Sunday.
Trending down: Jameis Winston, Whitey Bulger, Anthony Bennett. Winston is the Heisman Trophy favorite, but if this sex assault story lingers he has no chance. My prediction: Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron wins college football’s most coveted trophy. Lifetime achievement award.
Knucklehead of the Week
The Orlando Magic’s Glen “Big Baby” Davis lived up to his nickname last weekend when he was caught on tape throwing a computer keyboard against the wall at a Travelodge motel. Davis, apparently watching his pennies despite his $6 million salary, approached the front desk at the downtown Orlando business at 4 a.m. He was told there was no vacancy. Davis obviously did not know security cameras were humming when he went on his tantrum. Maybe Big Baby needed a bottle.