What your view of sports and life would be if you had too many concussions
EDITOR’S NOTE: Boyd Bergquist was the sports director at KETS-TV in East Tree Stump, Nebraska for almost 40 years. Known across the Husker state as the voice of the Boy’s High School Basketball Tournament, Bergquist was a four-time winner of the Marv J. Butz “Golden Cob” Award For Excellence In Nebraska Broadcast Journalism. That background, along with his quick if not cliché-riddled wit and love of single-malt scotch makes Bergquist a perfect fit to be our “Question” guy.
Did Christian Yelich deserve to win the National League MVP?
~My Name Really Is Jim Gantner
At least from your name, I’m guessing you aren’t an idiot Cubs fan getting ready to make the “It really should have been Javier Baez” argument. Let me put this one to bed quick. First of all, Baez made a solid candidate, as did Yelich and several other guys. So, this isn’t a travesty like Mark “Fists of Granite” McGwire winning a Gold Glove. Second of all, Yelich was a critical reason why the Brewers won that division, and the inconsistency of Baez and the rest of the Cubs’ line-up are why Chicago should have been ten games ahead of the Brew Crew all season.
Yelich is a deserving MVP. Case closed.
Have you seen ESPN revamped “The Crawl?” I think it sucks. What do you think?
J-Dub tipped me that you are our resident critic of ESPN. all things being equal, you’re right; it’s crap. Not only is it distracting, but it is just another tool ESPN uses to misrepresent everything it covers. The new format is little more than a headline followed by a snippet usually taken out of context, all of which has nothing to do with any semblance of journalism. Rather, it’s all about getting you to go to their website or worse yet, download their damn app. You could run that thing across Linda Cohn’s butt and I still wouldn’t watch. They can make a television with that secondary audio program stuff; somebody needs to make one so I can shut off anybody’s stupid crawl.
Which Eastern conference team gets clubbed by the Golden State Warriors now that LeBron is a Laker?
Even after the Jimmy Butler trade, I think the Boston Celtics are the team to beat in the East over the long-haul. The Sixers are a cake that is just starting to bake, so let’s look in on them come 2019. Toronto has some sort of serious organizational dysfunction, so I just can’t buy them winning three play-off series. Giannis Antetokounmpo is emerging as one of the most dynamic young superstars in the league, but I just don’t think the Bucks have the bench to be Finals-ready quite yet. The entire Southeastern Division may very well be the NBA’s version of the “short bus.” Don’t look now, but the Indiana Pacers are sneaky-good, and Domantas Sabonis might be the best sixth-man in the league nobody’s talking about, but I’m still putting my money on Boston.
Does Notre Dame really belong in the college football playoff?
~ The Frackers
Notre Dame being ranked #3 in the country is complete bull-crap. Yeah, they’re undefeated, but look at their schedule. Stanford was exposed as the frauds they are, nobody in the ACC is worth a damn except Clemson, and they don’t play them as part of their five-game deal with the Almost Competitive Conference. Even Florida State and Miami are lousy this year. Notre Dame finishes with Southern Cal, who are also terrible and just lost back-to-back games to Cal and UCLA. Now that Kansas just hired Les Miles, I wouldn’t be surprised if USC cans Clay Helton, possibly even before this article gets published.
That leaves their opening win against Michigan, which is now ranked just behind the Irish at #4. But who do you think would win that re-match if you held it tomorrow? For that matter, look at any poll you like and tell me how far you have to scroll down that list to spot a team you are confident Notre Dame could beat?
I’ll wait for your answer.
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