Lou Pickney's Online Commentary
Shooting Star Press
March 28, 2003
I'm leaving here in a few minutes to head up to Jacksonville. Should be a fun weekend.
I stayed up last night to watch the Duke/Kansas and Marquette/Pittsburgh games, which both went down to the wire. I've never seen CBS switch back-and-forth as much as they did between those two Sweet 16 battles. With Duke/Kansas on, we didn't get to see a great deal of the Marquette/Pitt game locally in the Tampa area, but what I did see looked like every bit of the physical battle you'd expect between those two teams.
As for Duke vs. Kansas, it was an exciting, back-and-forth team. The Duke haters had to be happy with the outcome (sorry to my friend Todd Martin, who's a Duke fan). Arizona vs. Kansas should be a nice game. I'll be pulling for Kansas in that one.
Here's a question: If Texas Tech wins the NIT, will Bob Knight still give back his salary for this season?
My friend Scott Massey called me this morning with the idea that they could do a show called "Rumsfeld" in the same vein as Seinfeld. He suggested White House spokesman Ari Fleischer as George Castanza, National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice as Elaine Benes, and President George W. Bush as Cosmo Kramer. He even said that Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle could play the role of Banya and former President Bill Clinton could be Newman. I'd probably tune in to see that...