Posted on: March 24, 2009 5:48 pm
Edited on: March 25, 2009 12:48 am

Curveball from the Pac-10

Who is Larry Scott? He just got named the new commissioner of the Pac-10. I read the release and I still don't have a clue.

Apparently, Scott is well accomplished as head of the Women's Tennis Association. What, Billie Jean King wasn't available? When I think of women's tennis, I don't think WTA. In fact, I don't think at all. I usually switch the channel unless Maria Sharapova is playing.

You know where this heading don't you? Submitted for approval, a list of organizations more relevant than the WTA.

Major League Lacrosse ... The National Intramural Co-ed Inner Tube Water Polo Association ... The Belinda Carlisle Fan Club ... The Arena League Football Players Association ... Quilters International ... Midwest Angus Breeders Association ...

Do I need to go on?   

I'll cut Larry a break. This isn't on him. He applied for the job and got it. I'm sure the Stanford tennis coach is happy. It's the Pac-10 I don't understand. It was talking to San Diego Padres GM Sandy Alderson. It twice offered the job to the guy who runs the NCAA Tournament, a wonderfully qualified guy named Greg Shaheen.

We know now that Scott wasn't exactly a first choice. Now he has to learn the BCS, which is slightly more complicated than tennis' tiebreaker.

Maria Sharapova is Maria Sharapova. Whether she belongs to the WTA or not is meaningless to me. She's hot, OK? Now it's up to L. Scott to prove to me that he matters.



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