- Any seconds? I hereby nominate T. Kyle King for the position of Official Liaison between the weblogging community and the mainstream media.
- Parker's Wooden. Congrats to Lady Vol Candace Parker, who just won the women's Wooden Award. She's also on the cover of a special Sports Illustrated commemorating the Lady Vols' Championship Season ($).
- Durant's Wooden, and gone. Speaking of the Wooden Award, Texas freshman Kevin Durant completed a sweep of the top six national player of the year awards by winning the men's Wooden Award. Oh, and Burnt Orange Nation is handling the news of Durant's imminent departure for the NBA pretty well.
Bball in the fast lane, Fball in the shop. If you have access, be sure to check out John Pennington's most recent piece for GoVolsXtra contrasting the current state of Tennessee's basketball team with the current state of the Volunteer football team. His conclusion:
Tennessee's basketball program looks to be in the fast lane to success.
Tennessee's football program looks to be in the shop for another re-tooling.
And Florida looks to have found a second gear that no one else can match.
Read the whole thing.
- Time Capsule. This perspective brought to you by The Passage of Time: defensive end Walter Fisher was recovering from a pretty significant shoulder injury and surgery last year. The defensive line really should be much improved this season.