Before I forget, I'm trying to make a list of all the teams around the country (high school, college, women's, etc.) that are using all or part of the trendy offense (known as Dribble-Drive Motion or AASAA) devised by
As for this week's 'Bag, the readers were great about sending in YouTube clips of flopping, responses to our latest Parlor Game (see below) and college hoops look-alikes for actors on
It needs to happen, and I can't wait for the day when it does. I happen to think
Part of the barrier, I think, is that athletic directors are too conservative, as are the people who hire them. (How many female ADs are there these days? Not many.) Another part of the barrier may be that the most-accomplished female coaches might not want to risk tarnishing their legacy or be viewed by some as engaging in a publicity stunt.
In fact, this is a story idea I'd like to spend some more time looking into. Three of the many questions I'd like to ask are these:
For athletic directors: How many of you would include a woman on your interview list if your men's basketball coach resigned right now?
For female coaches: How many of you would take a Division I men's job if it was offered to you right now?
For men's players: How many of you would be comfortable playing for a female coach?
This wouldn't be the first time those questions were asked, of course. When CSTV recently asked some players the last question, for instance, the Tar Heels'
Freshmen became eligible to play varsity college basketball in 1973. You'll notice that the NCAA will also note records in other statistical categories for four-year players.
We've talked a lot about the prevalence of flopping in recent editions of the 'Bag, which brings us to a few things:
• Our old friend
What follows is the verbatim 1968-69 point of emphasis, written in an unintentionally hilarious style mixing good old-fashioned finger-wagging with the earnestness of my eighth-grade gym teacher,
You may recall last week's parlor game challenge, in which reader
Two readers came up with one more present-day example, which takes us to the Atlantic 10 with
From a historical perspective, easily the most thorough response came from
League/Years of Overlap/Coach 1 (Played/Coached)/Coach 2/Coach 3
• Big 8/1982-83/
• Big Ten/1976-80/
• Big Ten/1930-42/
• Big Ten/1951/
• Big Ten/1972-75/
• Big 8/1970-81/
• Big Ten/2000/
**** Florida State was not part of the ACC during
Yet another historical example that Charlie missed was in the ACC from 1970-73 with
Other singleton examples of guys who played in the same conference they later coached in are:
Many thanks to these readers for submissions:
Any other parlor game submissions or ideas? Send 'em in.
Last week we also asked readers to provide college hoops look-alikes for characters on
And some more of mine:
With the Oscars coming the 'Bag thought it was a good time to include our annual list of the top movies of 2007 that we saw in theaters:
Also receiving votes:
Disappointment of 2007:
Movies from 2007 that we still want to see:
See you next week! (And make sure to send in a question if you can.)