Since Coffee is for Closers, have a seat and treat yourself to a nice cup of Joe as you celebrate last night’s victory over a very game UNLV squad.
Here’s a few thoughts this AM.
As a Fan I felt Robbed
My love of college basketball isn’t just driven by the play on the floor. Its the complete atmosphere of a large crowd cheering and groaning with the ebb and flow of the game, the band playing, the cheerleaders and dance squads doing their thing.
Blowouts like the Fresno State games have their place, but the game last night deserved a crowd. The players and coaches deserved a crowd. Can you imagine the roar after the Kendle Moore steal and three-ball? The roar on Roddy’s rim finishes? The collective quiet as UNLV’s Caleb Grill shot a three-ball for the win?
That being said…
The “Cheer for Defense” Was Alive…
Credit to UNLV’s spirited bench. At numerous times during the game, you could hear them exhorting their teammates on the court to get a stop. The roar of “Defense, Defense, Defense” permeated Moby last night.
The CSU bench was alive and kicking as well. So were Athletic Director Joe Parker and several other CSU AD staffers who were clapping and cheering loudly down the stretch.
RamNation.com Podcast Karma Just Might Be Real
After the game, Joel Cantalamessa and I shared a few texts regarding Isaiah Stevens’ outstanding game. He brought up the Jim Rome “Jungle Karma” thing in reference to the podcast we did earlier in the week with Isaiah and McKenna Hofschild. (Rome likes to mention that his athlete guests often have big on-field/court performances following an appearance in “The Jungle”.)
If you haven’t taken the time to listen to the podcast, I encourage you to scroll down and take a few minutes out of your day to learn more about these two great point guards, who both happened to have great performances in their first games after the podcast.
Stevens line for the night was 25 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 18 of those points came in the second half as the Rams’ mounted another furious comeback to record a great victory. Some of those hoops left the media members in attendance shaking their heads. But its not just his skills. Its his contagious enthusiasm.
The Lady Rams lost a close 80-76 affair in Las Vegas last night.
In the defeat, Hofschild showed what she is all about. Her final line: 20 points, 8 assists, 4 rebounds. I’m not sure how she got there but if past history held up, she was feisty and fearless as she attacked the rim.
Two fantastic performances just two days after appearing with Joel and I.
I’d say the RamNation Podcast Karma is REAL!
Who should we try to get next?