Well now that we are officially into July it means I have to start gearing up for college football season. For most people that would include looking at depth charts, or schedules, or recruiting. For me it mostly consists of thinking on things to rip on the Iowa Hawkeyes about. So yesterday was a great day for me.
Did you see this thing yesterday about the "Tigerhawk" logo finally going on midfield at Kinnick Stadium. Of course you did, it's been all over the internet for the past month and all over Twitter yesterday. I know Iowa fans are staring down the barrel of a 7-5 season and need something to get excited about but calm down guys.
You would have thought with all the talk about this damn midfield logo is getting that Jesus Christ himself had signed on to join Gary Dolphin in the broadcast booth this season or something. I guess I had never really noticed that there wasn't a logo at midfield at Kinnick but relax a little bit here Hawkeyes fans. Even Matt Campbell thinks you guys are overhyping this thing a little bit.
I was a little disappointed to see Vince Carter sign with the Sacramento Kings yesterday. I wrote a blog piece a little over 2 months ago about Vince Carter not only still being in the league but being a productive contributor on a playoff team. Really a remarkable accomplishment for a player in their 19th season. NINETEENTH!!!
He went into free agency this year and was hoping he'd find a way onto a playoff team. I thought maybe with him going into his 20th season he may take a little less money and try to sign with a contender. Not even possibly a Warriors or Cavs but maybe a Rockets, or Thunder, or Celtics, or Wizards, or some team on the verge of making a Finals run. I thought it would be fun to see him play one more competitive year on a playoff team.
And then he signs with the Kings. It actually seems like a great fit and a mutually great situation for the Kings and Carter, but selfishly I was disappointed. I can't see the Kings being a serious threat to much of anything next season so that means I won't see or hear much of Vince next season. He signed for 1 year, $8 million so it was a great deal for Vince financially. And the Kings have done a nice job rehauling that roster and trying to rebuild that culture. They've gotten rid of many of their disgruntled parts and done a nice job of getting high-character guys on the roster to build around their young talent. Vince is an excellent addition to that plan.
So it seems like a great fit, for everybody but me. Oh well.
What a opening week from Big Brother. A night one elimination, a self-eviction, 3 showmances, 5 nominations, a veto used, a broken bone, a failed backdoor attempt, a secret power used, and a blindside eviction. Unreal. Now with one full week in the books, here's the first combined POWER RANKINGS for the season.