The Oh’s Knows Bros sit down to talk first and foremost, if they each have ever messed around and gotten a triple double. After quickly acknowledging that no, it has not ever happened – if you don’t count NBA Live 2005, they talk about a very impressive win from the Iowa Hawkeyes this past Saturday over the Michigan Wolverines. The guys also talk about going to, and seeing the LEGO Movie, and how amazing it was. This leads into a discussion about how Pixar and Disney movies are definitely made for parents, and not really kids. Pixar somehow leads into talking about Hitler’s art as a child, and how he was kind of a dick. Wrapping things up the guys talk about Parks and Recreation, and compare Hendricks Motorsports to Stewart Haas Racing, talking just a little bit of NASCAR as they prepare for the Daytona 500 in 12 days!
This episode starts out with the guys talking about feeling cultured drinking wine, and drinking craft beer – but then turning back to good ole fashioned Busch Light. They guys also dissect the Hawkeyes loss to Michigan State on Wednesday night and talk about a few people overreacting about the 2 point loss to the 7th ranked team in the country. Wrapping things up the guys talk Super Bowl, prop bets, who wins and why the Bronco’s kicker Matt Prater needs to change his number to 64!
We are almost 24 hours removed from the Iowa loss to Michigan State at Carver Hawkeye. But I still feel like taking out my anger like this kid. There are a few ways to release the stress and built up anger out after a loss – like bust your desk with a lamp and rip up every DVD case that makes you think of, said, really tough loss. Our good buddy decided to murder his dinner tray. I mainly drank heavily and threw every gold t-shirt I own as hard as I could against the wall. Oh and I also prayed. But big props to this guy for making me, us, and everyone feel better about ourselves. Like I always say before I go to the dentist, “Someone always looks worse than me.”
And please never tell this kid we did actually pick Batista to win the Royal Rumble.
1/28/14 – 9:37pm: As I sit at the local watering hole in the Drake neighborhood, possibly as the only person of age here, I’m left to wonder what happened to our beloved Hawks. Just last week they were touted as a Final Four contender by every ESPN analyst. So tonight, on Super Tuesday, at home against #7 MSU, we were supposed to rise to the occasion. Instead, it was a performance every Iowa fan dreads. Now I wasn’t able to catch the game on the tele (stupid night class), but following the game on Twitter was enough for me. I could get Vine’s of Keith Appling walking to the moon and back, Fran kicking his clipboard, and everything in between. I could also see outrage turn to disappointment as the Hawks squandered yet another chance to prove themselves. 15 minutes without a field goal and shooting 65% from the line will do that to a team. The Hawks are good, will remain good, but were blown up to epic levels by the mothership that they could just not sustain. They have a week to regroup before another Super Tuesday showdown at home against an Ohio State team that desperately needs a win. Beating the Buckeyes, again, might provide some more confidence for this bunch, while a loss could send them in a tail spin that I don’t even want to think about. Until this weekend.. On Iowa!
1. NBA teams don’t know how to tank: Is it “Riggin for Wiggins”? Or “Sorry for Jabari”? Or even “Too Tart for Smart”? However you spin it, some of these teams forgot what the definition of tanking is. Some of the top teams – that were expected to be at the bottom: Boston, Phoenix, Philadelphia and Washington are above .500 or even leading their Division. Boston clearly is rebuilding, yet are leading the Atlantic. What? Phoenix has a bunch of guys that you’ve never heard of – unless you are a fan of the D-League, but are competing in the West. Who knows what is going on in Philadelphia and until Washington changes their name back to the Bullets, don’t think they will be relevant again. I would imagine these GM’s aren’t entirely thrilled with the way their teams are playing. But Boston has Brooklyn’s picks for the next 50 years there’s a lot of season left for everyone. But the one team who obviously knows how to tank, the Cleveland Cavaliers is at it again. Wait. Didn’t you just have a number 1 pick. Oh 2 in the past 4 years? How’s that working out for you? Have fun in Cleveland Jabari.
2. The West is good. The East is bad. The Top 3 teams in the West have a combined record of 44-10. The Top 3 teams in the East have a combined record of 40-16. That’s probably not the best way to look at it, because of the fact that the East has arguably the top two teams in the league with Miami and Indiana. Look out for Rip City though. How about the fact that the East only has 2-er 3 teams ABOVE .500. Three freaking teams. The West only has 3 teams below .500! Wow. If the playoffs were to start today, the Charlotte Bobcats (you read that right) would make the playoffs as an 8 seed, with a 8-11 record. Just lovely.
3. The Big Apple isn’t doing so hot: What is going on in New York? The Knicks have looked absolutely terrible. The Nets and their millions haven’t been much better. Both teams had high expectations this year and have done the except opposite. I mean they are behind the Raptors (what?), the Celtics (what?!) and the 76ers (what?!?) after the first month of the season. Who would have predicted that? Injuries have plagued the Nets so there is still hope of a slight turnaround, but with Jason Kidd still on the bench and trying to spill $50,000 drinks on the court, there’s probably no hope. The Knicks actually have no hope and continue to show that Melo cannot lead a team. After seeing George Karl on ESPN the other day, it amazes me that a team would choose Kidd and Mike Woodson to lead their teams over him. If things don’t turn around in the next month, heads will be rolling in the Greatest City in the World.
4. Derrick Rose has bad knees: (WARNING: I am comparing Derrick Rose to Brandon Roy. Well I am. But I am not saying that there skill level was ever even close to being the same. Just watch okay.) Poor Derrick Rose. You can’t help but feel bad for the guy. Remember Brandon Roy? Former Rookie of the Year, followed by 3 trips to the NBA All-Star game followed by terrible knees and an exit stage left to retirement after a short 6 and a half year playing career. Brandon Roy could ball. And he almost. Almost made Rip City relevant again. Think if his knees held up? Now. Think of Brandon Roy and times him by 3. Remember when Derrick Rose was torching people in 2011? He was a freak. He was doing things most humans couldn’t and shouldn’t be able to do. Growing up a few hours from Chicago, and a Michael Jordan fan – I’m not 100% sure why I dislike the Bulls so much, (couldn’t be their fans) but I dislike the Bulls. But as much as I disliked them, I loved seeing Derrick Rose play. You had to keep your eye on Derrick Rose at all times. If Derrick Rose was in the game, you wouldn’t go grab a beer or go to the bathroom or move an inch, until he was no longer in the game. Not a lot of guys can make you do that. I know I am talking like the dude died. He didn’t. And he will return to the NBA after two major knee surgeries in the past 2 years. But it just won’t be the same. Just won’t be the same.
5. Wake us up when Christmas rolls around:
Well they looked like good games at the start of the year. Either way – they are unveiling the NEW Holiday “BIG” uniforms. And this is really when things start getting good. Remember the lockout year? Yeah, they should really think about pushing the season back a few weeks and shortening the schedule a bit. Oh you would lose out on millions NBA? Oh. Well it was a thought. BALL NIGHT!
- My Thoughts On Derrick Rose And The Bulls (thefansforum.wordpress.com)
- Derrick Rose Not Quite Ruling Out Return This Season (stunningguidance.wordpress.com)
- LeBron James Has ‘No Doubt’ Derrick Rose Will Return to MVP Form After Injury (bleacherreport.com)
Quick review. The Hawks started out the season 5 and 0 to cupcakes like UNC Wilmington and Maryland-Eastern Shore, to name a few. Then they took off to the Bahamas to play in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. Things went basically as expected. Almost.
With an exciting opening round overtime victory over Xavier, the Hawks routed UTEP and were poised for what everyone hoped to be a decent matchup and not total bloodbath against Andrew Wiggins and the Kansas Jayhawks. That is until Villanova decided they wanted to play the Hawks in the Championship, beating the Jayhawks in the 2nd round and going on to become your overall tournament champion beating the Hawks in a very exciting overtime match.
So through 8 games – Adam and Nick were spot on predicting the season correctly thus far, 7 wins and 1 loss. Not only does it feel good to be perfect. It feels good to compete again. Oh sorry Nick, I was talking about the Hawks.
For those of you who didn’t follow us following the Hawkeyes football season. Nick was a little off his game this year and finished an embarrassing 5-7. Ouch. While Adam surprisingly picked 9 out of 12 games correctly, becoming your first ever Oh’s Knows Resident College Football Expert!
Please no flash photography.
But this isn’t football! This is basketball. And things get good tomorrow night as the Hawks take on ACC and Catholic opponent Notre Dame in which is sure to make for good television. No need to adjust your television set, there will be a lot of white guys out there.
After the Big Ten/ACC Tournament Challenge, the Hawks wrap up their non-conference schedule with in state rivals Iowa State and Drake as well as two other schools whose names are too long to type out.
Things are going to get interesting. Maybe not here in Part Two, but eventually. Adam and Nick don’t disagree on a lot, but one does believe Iowa has what it takes to beat the Fighting Irish. And he’s been right a lot more this year than the other guy – for those keeping score at home.
The moral of the story, it’s great to be an Iowa Hawkeye. And with basketball relevant again, I can’t wait to get back home so I can watch my mom yell at the radio when Kliff Kingsbury.. err – Zach McCabe misses a wide open three ball from the corner.
- LISTEN: Oh’s Knows #16 // Well, You’re A Nerd (12-1-13) (ohsknows.wordpress.com)
- Iowa Hawkeyes Basketball Predictions // Wins and Losses Pt. 1 (ohsknows.wordpress.com)
- Iowa Hawkeye Basketball (rileyps.wordpress.com)
BEST // Former Iowa High School prep, Marcus Paige, drops 32 in UNC’s upset victory overr #3 Louisville.
WORST // The Indianapolis Colts. Unforgivable.
BEST // HAIM performing on Saturday Night Live a few hours after the Hawkeyes beat the Wolverines in Football.
WORST // No NASCAR. And a devastating blow to Fantasy Football, freshly served by my brother.
- Best and Worst of the Weekend (ohsknows.wordpress.com)
- Watch Sister Band ‘HAIM’ Perform On ‘SNL’ (businessinsider.com)
- North Carolina bounces back, knocks off No. 3 Louisville (collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com)