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Watching and Waiting
Watching and Waiting
Published by Swampy Meadows
Watching and Waiting

BEVERLY HILLS (MI) -- Back in the “Psychedelic Sixties” the Moody Blues came out with a mind-altering song entitled “Watching and Waiting” that seems apropos for the Flyers current 2012 recruiting situation. Here’s a sample:

“Watching and waiting
For a friend to play with
Why have I been alone so long?”

You can listen to the whole tune here:


While we watch and wait for Messrs. LeVert, Taylor, Brzoja, Dickerson, Pierre and Wilbut to make up their respective minds over who takes the last two scholarships, let’s light a stick of incense and mellow out to some links:

-- ESPN.com’s Jason King says that, as SMU discovered, more and more Mid-Major Head Coaches are happy to stay right where they are:


-- Jeff Goodman at CBS Sports analyzes the 2012 coaching changes:


-- Luke Winn of SI.com is probably correct in stating that Butler doesn’t need to change a darn thing when they join the Atlantic 10:


-- Now this is really dumb -- former BG recruiting target Vinny Zollo of WKU is not being allowed to transfer because his GPA is below a 2.6 and it might impact the Hilltoppers’ overall APR and could threaten their eligibility for post-season play. That’s correct: not will impact; might impact:


-- Leave it to the stat-heads to come up with a total of thirteen different positions for a sport that features only five guys on the floor at any one time:


Now with PowerPoint slideshow goodness!


-- Here is a comprehensive list of every early-season event in college basketball next season, courtesy of CBS Sports:


-- A few weeks ago, Che-Hsuan Lin of the Boston Red Sox played one-half inning of defense, never batted and was immediately optioned back to AAA Pawtucket. Turns out that Lin’s name translated into English is “Moonlight Graham”:


-- In keeping with the Moody Blues theme that we started out with, here is some really cool video footage shot entirely in space:


-- The best slow-motion video of stuff being destroyed that you will see all week:


-- As a longtime Frankenstein fanatic, I welcome the onslaught of new creature features featuring the good Doctor’s creation:


-- RIP, “Amarillo Slim” -- a poker playing original:


-- RIP, Facts -- 360 B.C.-A.D. 2012:


-- Only the guys at “Mythbusters” would take the time and effort to document that in fact, one actually can polish a turd:


That’s it “From the Swamp.”
You can email me at: swampy@udpride.com
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