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Sunday, February 18, 2007

WFAN snubs Monmouth/until I called/and other thoughts

At 1120 pm..I was driving north on Maryland Route 15 last night when I caught the FAN 20-20 update. They mentioned every ""local" college hoop result from Wagner to Marist and..no Monmouth score.l Again at 11:40, same deal.

So I called. I had lots of time. It's a lonnnnnnnng ride. It's a good thing. I called and called..busy, busy, busy..then it rang..and no one picked up. And I called some more.


Finally at 1230AM ...ring, ring, ring - "The FAN' a guy (producer) I imagine answered. I explained
to him who I was (he did not appear impressed - he did ask how Tyson Johnson was doing though - KIDDING!) .....anyway I asked him if they would put on the MU score.

Sure enough..at 1240 pm..."Monmouth beat Mt. St. Mary's by a point" (they often do not give the full score of NEC games)..then at 1AM .."and Monmouth beat St. Mary's by a point" - he forget the Mount part, but why quibble? - and then they had it on again at 120AM..after that I listened to WIP the rest of the way home.....

Nice win by the MU women. MU is far from the only school that doesn't draw well for NEC women's action. The "crowd" at the game Saturday afternoon ....a whopping 198. No wonder I got such a good parking space!

Talked a little with MSM men's coach Milan Brown after the game. Visiting CCSU
is what concerns him. Doesn't fear playing at SHU or Quinnpiac if it comes to that. MSM beat FDU this season. MU did not come up in conversation as it does not appear - right now - they'll meet...in the first round.

My sleeper pick to win the NECS - FDU.


On the way there - Penn State U - Wisc men's hoops must have been on about four radio stations....also found the Millerville-East Stroudsburg Pa. hoops... then there was the Daytona 300-500-800 - whatever. What can be more exciting than NASCAR on radio???

And then picked up a Loyola, Md. - Notre Dame indoor lacrosse match. Honest.


Back to hoops: Remember - the NECs are re-seeded after the first round with the lowest seeds always visiting the highest.

John Bunch - 14 boards was a career high. Last six games JB averaging 11.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 5.6 blocks.

e-mail tonygsports@aol.com

8 Comments:

Blogger Trust Me said...

Tony we must have the same mind set. I was driving home between 12-1 AM Saturday and also heard the 20/20 update, or should it be called the "20/20 except Monmouth update". I tried calling in a few times as well, only once it rang but got no answer. It's a shame that top D-1 program, even if they are struggling this year, do not get any sort of recognition. Hearing every other NEC score from Sat night, but not the Monmouth game? It's a joke but upsetting for someone who loves there school and wants the same amount of respect that every school should get? What does Calloway have to do? Make it 8 straight +.500 seasons? Jeez, I guess we'll just run the table, win the tourny on FDUs home floor again(god that would be sweet), and make a George Mason type run. Then maybe we can get mentioned at 2 in the morning.

10:34 AM, February 19, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

That's just a bad job by FAN. I understand they have many ""little" D1s under their umbrella but to mention every school except Pratt (kidding there!) was a poor performance on their part.

Now it could have been.. score didn't move on AP wire or some other problem..but...frankly.. I doubt it.

The guy doing to update..Battaglia? I was not familiar with him. Maybe he's new in the area and doesn't know MU is "local."

12:22 PM, February 19, 2007  
Anonymous Sir Brickalot said...

Lord Graham,
Can you please tell Coach C. to change BRUIN,BRUIN BRUIN to EARTHQUAKE,EARTHQUAKE EARTHQUAKE?I think the other coaches may be onto it.

1:07 PM, February 19, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

I'll see what I can do.....of course..Bruin, Celtic, Knick, all those MU sets, have worked for the last 20 years so he may be a little reluctant ..but I'll be sure to tell him you suggested it..


I think there's a better chance of the FAN giving scores of MU games, than there is for MU to change its plays...

1:37 PM, February 19, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Computers - were'nt in almost everyhousehold, Air - wasn't equal to Jordan, Rap Music - had not taken over almost every genre of music, Bruin, Celtic, and Knick - were still household names. Funny how things change. Ooooops, all except the MU defense

4:17 PM, February 19, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OOOOOOOOps, offense & TG's bloggers that can't spell or complete our own thoughts right.

4:20 PM, February 19, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"that top D-1 program"
we ARE still talking about Monmouth right?

5:04 PM, February 19, 2007  
Blogger Trust Me said...

Yes a top D1 program when you consider the demographics of the school and the league it plays in. One of the better teams in the NJ/NY area for an extended stretch. Also a very powerful team within the NEC. Two championships within a three year stretch, it doesnt matter what league , on what level, that is impressive and worth mentioning. Top D1 Program.

12:39 AM, February 20, 2007  

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