The headlines in Michigan should have read…

“Michigan Players Are a Bunch of…”

Michigan players from the 2008 and 2009 teams said they practiced too much. Yeah right… If anything you practiced too little, even if you did violate NCAA rules. Who throws their alma mater on the bus like that?  Why would you potentially invalidate any of those wins you did have…however small of a number that is.

Morris twins…working hard?!

Back to KU sports… Gary Bedore had a great feature story on the Morris twins today. It begs you to ask “who are you and what did you do with the Morris twins?” when the media finally sees them. If they changed their attitude, bulked up and worked hard all summer, then I say congratulations to them. However, I feel like I’m getting tricked. We’re talking about the same Morris twins who hardly hustled last season? The same Morris twins who got boxed out by their opponent in every game, even Nebraska. I’ll have to see it to believe it.

Apparently they’re still three-chuckers. Okay, I guess they didn’t change that much.

“Ohio steel town molded three Big 12 coaches

If you get a chance, check out Brady McCollough’s piece on Youngstown, Ohio. It’s good stuff people. He’s the best collegiate feature story writer for miles…even if you still dislike him for the Henry situation.

Cy Greinke

Not collegiate-related, but Zack Greinke was filthy today. Complete game shutout one-hitter. That’s his sixth complete game and third shutout. He also had five strikeouts and gave up one walk. That’s 20 strikeouts and two walks in the past 17 innings pitched.  His ERA is now 2.32, which is the most impressive in the majors, as Carpenter’s ERA is deceiving in the National League as he’s pitched 40 less innings than Greinke and well, it’s the NL.

Greinke is the best pitcher in baseball, and it’ll be a travesty if he doesn’t win, especially if it comes down to wins. Despite what people think, he isn’t that far behind C.C. Sabathia for the win leader in the American League. Greinke has 13 and Sabathia has 15.

Greinke is also the first 200-K Royals pitcher since Kevin Appier in 1996.