Does it seem like every year about this time things tend to go sour on the blog?
With the football season over and with no bowl game to look forward to this year it seems that many bloggers tend to go into a funk and go all negative about everything orange and green just about this time of the year.
It doesn't have to be this way; really it doesn't.
Basketball season is just starting and Jim Larranaga's boys are doing quite well thank you very much. The men's hoopsters are out to a 7-1 start as they look forward to upcoming Atlantic Coast Conference play.
Last night in Orlando Durand Scott scored 17 points and Reggie Johnson added 16 points and 13 rebounds to help Miami to an easy 72-50 victory over Central Florida. Shane Larkin had 11 points and six assists and Kenny Kadji scored 10 for the Hurricanes (7-1), who led all game and won their sixth straight.
The Hurricanes now head out to Honolulu, Hawaii over the Christmas Break for the Diamond Head Classic Tournament which is a really nice gig if you can get it. Conference play begins in Atlanta against Georgia Tech on January 5.
Baseball season is also just around the corner, and after another great recruiting class by UM head coach Jim Morris, his diamond dogs should be poised for an excellent season.
In its annual breakdown of the country's top recruiting classes, Baseball America rated the Miami Hurricanes' 13-member group as the 10th-best incoming class in the nation. The publication's rankings were the second to recognize the Hurricanes' 2012 class, comprised of 11 true freshmen, one redshirt freshman and one junior. Collegiate Baseball newspaper rated the Hurricanes' 2012 class the ninth-best in the nation in its annual rankings released in late September.
It was the first time the Hurricanes had a group ranked in the top 10 by Baseball America since 2006, as Miami was recognized with the second-highest rated recruiting class in the ACC (UNC was No. 5).
The Hurricanes hard-ballers begin the 2013 season on Friday February 15 at 7:00 PM against Rutgers at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.
And speaking of recruiting the "silly season" has started once again as college football head coaches all over the Country beg, grovel and plead with high school seniors who all believe they are destined to be the next "great one" at their position and college of choice.
(Editor's Note to high school players: You better have a Plan B, trust me on this one).
This is the time of year when recruits begin to play their very own modern day version of the dating game with verbal comittments to teams that are on again or off again about as often as Al Golden says "certainly" or mentions "the process" or runs his fingers through his hair during a post-game presser.
If you are part of what now appears to be a National obsession when it comes to following the recruiting game and the whims and wishes of around 10,000 eighteen year old kids who are soon to be college football student-athletes then have at it. And, if you choose to waste your time by staying up all night worrying about who is going where then please, have at it.
Just don't count me among that crowd. Personally, I have no time for wondering what color shirt or hat a certain player wore to school one day or what he said, she said, he said. Especially when the great weather of the mild Florida Winter and the great outdoors reminds me why I live in the beautiful Sunshine State.
A wise man once said:" Worry is like a rocking chair; it keeps you busy, but gets you nowhere."
Call me on National Signing Day and then we will talk and compare notes.
Until then, well not so much. I'll be outside, playing.