Let me start this column by saying how disgusted I was watching Seattle’s Richard Sherman make a jerk of himself on national television last weekend during the NFC Championship game.
Why can’t professional players just let their play do the talking.
Of course it was only seconds after seeing the interview that I, like a lot of tweeters, took to social media bashing Sherman. Yes, we know you are good. Yes, we saw you break up the play to seal the win against the 49’ers. But you don’t have to act like a jerk about it and then go over to Crabtree and rub it in his face.
Now, Sherman is apologizing and saying that Michael Crabtree talked trashed to him the entire game.
You know what I have to say to that. Be the bigger man. Just play.
Part of me, even though I am not a Broncos fan, wishes that Peyton Manning would burn Sherman during the Super Bowl.
I still hope that Seattle wins the game just because I can’t stand the Broncos and the years of misery they have caused me.
With that being said, I guess the Broncos are favored to win the game and I will be happy for Peyton because I think he is a class act. But part of me, even though I can’t stand Sherman as a player, wishes the Seahawks would win the game.
On the subject of football I was one of those viewers that watched the Pro Bowl Draft by Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice on Wednesday and I have to say that it was quite entertaining.
Although it wasn’t the true NFL draft, I thought it was fun to watch just the same. Now I didn’t watch all three hours but I did flip the channels every now and then only with my wife’s permission.
Of course it wasn’t a good sign for the Chiefs when quarterback Alex Smith was taken with the last pick of the draft. That makes two “Mr. Irrevalent” players on the Chiefs roster.
Has anybody else notice that the MU Tigers basketball team plays absolutely no defense. Say what you want about the Tigers this season but no inside presence I can’t imagine MU making it past the first round again in the NCAA Tournament. That will make three straight years for head coach Frank Haith’s team to be ousted in the first round.
I do like Clarkson, Brown and Ross, though. I think as a tandem there is no better in basketball.
Haith’s record looks good against non-conference opponents but when it comes to the SEC, which is a bottom feeder according to analyst, the Tigers are average at best.
Hey, if you want to see some good basketball at the high school level we have several teams in the area ranked in the high school basketball poll.
Of course nobody is having a better season than the New Franklin Lady Bulldogs, who are currently 13-0 overall and 5-0 in the CAC. Our very own Boonville Lady Pirates basketball team is also putting together a good season at 13-2 overall and 4-0 in the NCMC. And then for the small schools in the area, the Prairie Home girls are currently 11-4 overall.
Pilot Grove junior Kerigan Wessing  hit the 1,000th point mark in her career Thursday night against Slater.
Wessing hit the mark with 38 seconds left in the second quarter on a putback and finished the evening with a game-high 27 points to give her 1,017 in her career.
Also, if you haven’t heard, the Boonville R-I School Board voted to reinstate freshmen sports for the 2014-15 school year. However, if the numbers are there this spring, Boonville Athletic Director Chris Shikles said C-team baseball will play a modified schedule.
The Windsor gymnasium at Boonville High School will also have something new in the coming weeks. The scoreboard next to the banners will have points and fouls for basketball but will also have displays for volleyball and wrestling.
The pre-season baseball rankings by the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association is out and Boonville is nowhere to be found in Class 4.
How is it that the Pirates finished fourth last year in Class 4, have the bulk of their team back this season, and are not in the top 10 or receiving votes for that matter.
We do, however, have one team ranked in the top 10. The New Franklin Bulldogs are currently ranked No. 9 in Class 1.
Columbia College women’s basketball player Heather English is having another good season for the Lady Cougars.
Playing under the tutelage of Mike Davis, English is currently averaging 14.6 ppg along with 2.6 apg and 1.8 spg. Also, in 17 games this season, English has averaged double figures in 11 of those games and is shooting 46 percent from the field, 36 percent from the three-point arc and 73 percent from the foul line.
Last but not least, the area will be hit with a plethora of tournaments next week at Slater, Sturgeon and Higbee.
The Glasgow girls and Sacred Heart boys drew the No. 1 seeds at Slater while the New Franklin girls and Sturgeon boys both locked down the No. 1 seeds at Sturgeon. Meanwhile, in the CCAA Tournament at Higbee, the Bunceton girls and Jamestown boys are favored to coming away with the title there.
As for the Super Bowl next week in New York, I will take the Broncos over the Seahawks 34-27.