Just had a quick thought run through my head today as I get ready to go to my last Iowa State home game of the year. I know the "What If?" game is always tricky, but imagine what this season would have been like if Monte Morris didn't come back for his Senior year. And on top of that, what if Naz wasn't hurt his original Senior season and not here either. Things could have gotten real ugly in Ames and for Steve Prohm.
I think many people, myself included, were at least a little disappointed with the Steve Prohm hire. He seems like a good guy and a good fit at ISU but he wasn't flashy by any means and Iowa State had made itself into somewhat of a popular basketball brand by the time Hoiberg left. And then when Iowa State struggled a little this season, you could tell the "Prohm Sucks" contingent was starting to get a little more vocal. One win at Kansas kind of squashed a lot of that momentum though. I think that win alone bought him a year's worth of good graces with most fans.
But imagine that Iowa State not only lost that game, but also played this entire season without Monte Morris. Or even without Naz Mitrou-Long too. Definitely not a tournament team and a disappointing season would likely have been endured. Add a loss against Iowa into that mix and I can envision Prohm being pretty unpopular. Add Hoiberg being on shaky ground in Chicago and you know the "Hoiberg back to ISU" rumors or hopes would have been running rampant, no matter how far fetched they would have been.
But, Morris is back and Naz is back and Iowa State should make the NCAA Tournament. That should have bought Coach Prohm a little bit more of a grace period in Ames and allowed next year to be a little bit more of a rebuilding process. Sounds like the guys Iowa State has coming in next year should be OK but it will be a step back I'd assume. But at least this year may make that a little easier to handle.
I know this is going to be a high bar to clear but I think the next two paragraphs are going to be the worst two paragraphs I've written so far in the Three Count. Not even sure what I'm going to try to say or mean, but going to try it anyways.
So I was flipping through the channels on the TV last night because that's what cool people do with their Friday nights I've been told. Eventually I settled in on a show I had never seen before but it was bright and flashy and it caught my eye....so I guess basically I'm a 8 year old. It was about Superheroes and villains and crime fighting....I think??? I'm not really sure I guess, it's hard to explain. Well anyways after figuring out the name of the show, Powerless, I caught the rest of the episodes on On Demand this morning to catch up. It's on NBC, it's only 4 episodes in, and it's different. But a good different.
It's a fun comedy but I don't know if I'd call it funny. It's kind of fast-paced and the dialouge is pretty back and forth, if that makes sense. It reminds me a lot of "Better of Ted", another NBC show that was short lived that I enjoyed. It's like stupid comedy funny...but this one has superheros and villains and is kind of cartoony without being a cartoon. It's just fun. But I also don't know if it's great or if many people will actually watch it....which is probably why it has the Friday night time slot. So I could see it getting cancelled quick. But I'll enjoy it while it's on. Go watch it, you may like it...especially if you like stupid comedy.
Couple quick NBA stories that popped up yesterday that I wanted to briefly hit.
- Shaq is still a smug prick. Always has been, always will be. An entertaining smug prick sure, but still the prick part. I don't watch a lot of NBA on TNT so I wasn't even aware of this "Shaqtin a Fool" thing he does, but it sounds exactly like a thing Shaq would do. So apparently he's just been ragging on JaVale McGee for years now? Good for the Warriors and good for Durant for sticking up for their teammate. Shaq's a bully. Then on top of that, rumors are that Shaq is backing out of his WrestleMania match with Big Show this year. Good, I've had enough Shaq in my life.
- Anthony Morrow thought wearing Derrick Rose's old number with the Bulls was going to be a good idea? Yeesh. I know D-Rose left on shaky terms in Chicago but he's still a Chicago kid born-and-raised, they love him there. No way that was going to play well with the Chicago fans. Such a weird season in Chicago, still feel bad for Hoiberg.