By Matt Norlander
The 10 biggest discoveries in our world in 2011. // A different set of discoveries: the best viral videos of the year. // This could be a day-maker. // The lava lake and abandoned Ferris wheel are my favorites. // A devastating, tragic story, because the girl never knew she was about to die. Her last memory/vision is an innocent millisecond before non-existence. // Vote for the worst Christmas song here; I actually don't have anything against "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" ...
★ I really love what Goodman's done with his informative/notebook-esque Tuesday column. A mushy stew of great info.
★ How about this St. Joe's transfer story from two years ago.
★ In wake of the Xavier-Cincy mess, I think two games would've been better than one, but either way, any punches thrown in hoops need to result in suspension, almost always.
★ One of the five best things Rob Dauster has written in 2011.
★ Will Shabazz Napier be out for Thursday's game against Fairfield?
★ "As long as the schools make rules to give the Todd Grahams of the world all the power, the Todd O'Briens don't stand a chance." Agreed. But the Todd Grahams are never losing the power.
★ I still disagree -- silly, stupid, irrelevant writer's opinion, I know -- with playing Sullinger when he's got tweaks to kink out, but he did play well against Lamar last night.
★ Seth Greenberg has some interesting protocol his players must cater to on Twitter.
★ If we must ditch "true point guard" then I'm immediately going to start using "pass-first point guard."
★ Saint Mary's has won eight straight, but I've gotta see them against better competition. No one talks about how Randy Bennett tends to schedule so lightly.
★ By mid-January, I think we see Brad Beal become a real force.
★ Bernie Fine accuser Zach Tomaselli pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of his own.
★ Forgot to link this yesterday, but it's been officially one year since this blog was launched. Very proud of what we've done here in 366 days, and hope to get even better, even prettier and even tighter in the next year. Thank you for continuing to come back -- our numbers have been improving more and more. We love you.
► Robbie Hummel once again can jump. He couldn't get six inches off the ground two months ago.
♬ This is an order from the Member of the Tribe who resides at this blog, one Mr. Goodman, who wanted Sandler's holiday tune in this spot today.
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