Just a Few Thoughts…
The Northwestern basketball story has been a fun one to watch this season. It probably ends this weekend, but its been fun seeing Elaine Benes cheering her kid on, Doug Collins watching his son coach the Wildcats and get the win in the most improbable way against Vandy. I feel for Fisher-Davis (no relation by the way) and the intentional foul he committed that cost them the game. Young guys (and old guys) do dumb things.
Vance Joseph made a comment that should scare Broncos fans. Denver is on the search for a left tackle and Joseph told the Denver Post that Donald Stephenson might be a candidate for the job. Coach has watched film from last year, right? Stephenson was one of the worst right tackles in football. So let’s promote him to protect the blind slide of Siemian, Lynch or maybe Tony Romo? Let’s hope a trade for Joe Thomas is still out there. Maybe Vollmer isn’t too old after all?
Palisade’s Sami Feller is a goal scoring machine! In two games for the Bulldogs girls soccer team, she’s already scored seven goals this season. She was one of, if not, the best player in the valley last year and the future Arizona State Sun Devil is tearing up again this season.
Keep an eye on the Paonia baseball team this season. They came up short of winning the 2A state title last year and have two of the best pitchers on the Western Slope in Kayden Seriani and Jayden Miller. Might be the best team on this side of the hill, regardless of classification. Could be a fun game to watch April 11th when Grand Junction faces the Eagles at Canyon View at 5 PM.
Glad to see the Colorado Mesa baseball team will get to attend the Ryan Texiera service on Sunday. There was the possibility they may not be able to travel up the coast to the service and go back down to San Diego for Monday’s games at Point Loma. Mavs skipper Chris Hanks told us Tuesday the schedule will work out for them to make the trip. Would have been awful if the Mavs didn’t get the chance to say goodbye to their friend and teammate.
Speaking of goodbyes, The Jim Davis Show says godspeed to former show regular Scotty “JoJo” Wilburn. Scotty passed away last weekend and was a fixture at all the local sporting events. In Scotty’s opinion, Central High and Ohio State would never lose a game and beat everyone by 100 points or runs. Scotty was developmentally disabled, but never let that stand in the way of competing. He pitched slow pitch softball for the old Winston Rodeo Scoreboard team with the Bullen brothers, Chuck Nissen and others. He loved to talk smack! I’ve missed his calls and The Jim Davis Show family will miss Scotty!
Catch The Jim Davis Show weekday mornings from 7-10 and good luck with your brackets!!