Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Coaches vs. Cancer (and Each Other)

Greetings ... was on vacation last week, and things are pretty slow at this time of year, so blogging's been equally slow lately. Now we're back, with plenty of blogging to do.

To start off, we give you this link from the Washington Examiner website. Seems Jim Calhoun and Jim Boeheim are in the nation's capitol today for a Coaches vs. Cancer event, and their competitiveness extends even to this arena.

http://www.dcexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/YeasandNays/

Good stuff. Calhoun has never shied away from ribbing his fellow coaches, either from near or far. He still refers to UConn's patsy-filled, 2006 early-season schedule (in which the Huskies never left the Nutmeg State) as a "Jim Boeheim schedule" -- a reference to Syracuse's penchant for not leaving upstate New York until January.

No doubt, Calhoun took particular pleasure in passing Boeheim on the all-time coaching wins list with a victory over the Orange up in the Carrier Dome last February. (Incidentally, Calhoun is 11th on the all-time list with 774 -- four more than Boeheim.

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