Tuesday, July 15, 2008

FINALLY the MWC is better than the BCS at something...

1) ACC, July 20-22, The Ritz Carlton Lodge in Greensboro, Ga. (Yes, Ga.)
2) C-USA, July 20, The Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee
3) Big 12, July 21-23, The Downtown Marriott in Kansas City, Missouri
4) Mountain West, July 21-22, Green Valley Ranch Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada
5) Sun Belt, July 21-22, The Hilton St. Charles in New Orleans, Louisiana
6) WAC, July 22-24, The Hilton Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah
7) SEC, July 23-25, The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama
8) Big 10, July 24-25, The Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Illinois
9) PAC 10, July 24, Los Angeles Airport Hilton in Los Angeles, California
10) Big East, July 28-29, Hotel Viking in Newport, Rhode island
11) MAC, July 28-29, Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan

Those are the media day locations for the major and mid major conferences this year... I think it's very apparent who picked the top location (Hint: It's not the MAC or the Pac 10 and it's definitely not the SEC). I've actually been to a work conference at said Green Valley Ranch and it's sharp sharp sharp. So, say what you will about the downtown Kansas City Marriot, but for my money if I had to attend any of these said functions, I can't think of a better locale than Vegas. So, congrats MWC leaders! Now let's work on getting some status...

From Heroin to Heroics

In case you missed it, here is the unbelievable display of power from Josh Hamilton last night in the Home Round Derby. As one of the announcers put it "It looks like this guy has found a new way to get high."

Read Josh's amazing story here if you aren't familiar.