Couple of quick points.
First off, watching Canada's number 1 men's basketball team Carleton working number 2 U of Ottawa on The Score. The women have already won and the men are up by four late in the third quarter of the game. Make it 11 late in the 4th.
Good as Ottawa is, they are missing one thing, Dave Smart, who is the not just the best coach in Canada but one of the best in the world. He has to be worth at least six or seven points a game. Alabama just quit their coach and if their Athletic Director, Mal Moore, is reading this, step up to the plate and make Coach Smart a Godfatheresque offer. Then book your tickets for the return of the Final Four to New Orleans in 2012.
Before the game The Score had some lame ass bit with Gerry Dee called Gerry Dee Sports Reporter. OMG, I know Mr. Dee makes a living as a comedian and was on NBC's Last Comic Standing and does a zillion commercial spots and and but cancer is funnier than Gerry Dee. As bad as he is on The Score, I saw him do some NHL Hall of Fame type dinner last year on the tube and he really sucked the pipe there. Terrible would be an improvement.
The announced attendance at the Carleton/U of Zero game is 10,000 plus. Yeah, surrrrre. The reporters in Ottawa are the worst when it comes to reporting accurate attendance figures; from the way the cameras are not showing the crowd, and the sea of empty seats when they accidently do show it, I am thinking may be 5,000 are in attendance. You should be pissed off too, coz when The Score, The Sun, The Citizen, Le Droit, CJOH et. al. provide inflated attendance figures, numbers that those watching and/or at the game and, more to the point, the reporters and announcers know are blatant lies, it taints all their other reporting. Like, may be we have a deficit or may be they are just reporting what the guv feeds them. Ditto, ditto and ditto.
Still, the game is big time, the atmosphere is electric, the broadcast is brilliant, and it shows that CIS basketball is as good as any but the top 50 or so NCAA teams.