Hoosier Thanksgiving

Less of Big Ralph Green means more production for the Indiana football team, Dustin writes.

Cold shooting and a stagnant offense are not positive trends for IU basketball heading to Syracuse, I wrote.

IU volleyball was swept by Purdue in the next to last match of the season, we reported.

With Tom Crean looking on, James Blackmon Jr. broke his dad’s Marion High School single-game scoring record with 54 points in his season debut Wednesday night, Jason Hickman of MaxPreps blogged.

Some short but sweet recent highlight of Indiana signee Max Hoetzel in action, thank to Inside the Hall via CityLeagueHoops on YouTube.

IU assistant coach Kenny Johnson was on hand as Eron Gordon score 33 points for North Central but Pike freshman Justin Roberts led his team to victory, Kyle Neddenriep of the Indianapolis Star wrote.

With no further ado, Adam Sandler and “The Thanksgiving Song.”


  1. UCLA is off to its best start in six years, and doing it in dominant fashion.

    That doesn’t seem likely to change against Northwestern.

    After reaching the century mark in back-to-back games, the No. 19 Bruins look to continue their dazzling scoring display Friday night when they meet the Wildcats for the first time in almost 45 years.

    UCLA (6-0) is on the brink of a season-opening seven-game winning streak for the first time since 2007-08, and the team hasn’t been challenged often.
    The Bruins are outscoring opponents by an average of 24.2 points while sinking 54.4 percent from the floor, a marked increase from their 45.1 from last season(courtesy: CBSSprorts.com).

    Alford looks so awkward and uncomfortable at UCLA…It appears his corny and rigid Hoosier blood could just clumsily take UCLA back to the days another Indiana geek put their basketball program on the eternal map of relevancy.

    Hoosier brillo pad New Castle baller “it factor” genes always reigns supreme. Bill Walton must be having a nervous breakdown over his pot-smoking fairytale attitude that Wooden was some blessed hoops god destined to be his only Hoosier flower child.

    West Coast Establishment Bruins finally smartened up and wet back to sleeping in our barn.

  2. …[went] back

    Could one imagine our current squad with having an Alford stroking it from the perimeter? That’s how banners happen.

  3. Oh my God! Alford’s Bruins beat Drexel, Oakland, Sacramento State, Morehead State, Chattanooga and Nevada. West Coast Establishment, IN YOUR FACE!

    To paraphrase and edit the great Mr Wolf from Pulp Fiction, “Let’s not start sucking each other’s ‘lollipops’ yet.”

    We’ll see how the fella does throughout the year, and in the Tourney, instead of Cupcake City. I’m rooting for Alford to succeed in Westwood, but there’s lots of ticks on the his season left.

  4. My thoughts exactly DD. Indiana looked good in the early rebuilding years at the beginning of the season, but once the cupcakes were knocked out, different story.

    Same with UCLA. The wins they currently have don’t prove a thing. I want Alford to succeed, but let’s not proclaim him the king of California just yet.

  5. The Bruins nearly scored 100 points for a third consecutive game as Jordan Adams, Zach LaVine and Bryce Alford scored 18 points apiece in a 95-79 win over Northwestern in the final round of the Las Vegas Invitational on Friday night.

    The Bruins (7-0) made 13 of 17 attempts from 3-point range to finish 4-0 in the round-robin tournament for a share of the crown with Missouri.”Guys were doing a great job sharing the ball,” coach Steve Alford said. ”We have to share the ball. We have a lot of room to improve. We’re a fun group to watch. We’re athletic and we like playing together. We’re a versatile group.”

    Alford had to be proud of his freshman son, Bryce, who hit all four of his 3-point tries and set a career high for points.

    ”As we go, I feel a lot more comfortable,” Bryce Alford said. ”I’m settling into my role. I’m really starting to know the offense. My teammates got me really open shots today.”

    Steve Alford became the first UCLA coach to win his first seven games. Hall of Famer John Wooden started his Bruins stint 6-1 in 1948-49(courtesy:CBSSports.com).

    And suddenly the Bruins, all West Coast ballers, and every LA jive turkey in short shorts can look like Gail Goodrich in pair of blistering hot 3-pt training pants while ripping nets in a blast of Alford’s pure retro jump shooting past in a most awkward and uncomfortable crotch-hugging tight form courtesy of a Hoosier legend that parked his sons and his Albu-quirky Winnebago taco truck outside Pauley Pavilion. Gosh…You mean to tell me that Alford’s dorky redheaded sons have hair the same color as Bill Walton? Where’s the brillo pad! Where’s the hairspray! Mother of all UCLA Buddha worshiping children of sky hooks and flower power too one-dimensional in the post to ever share a Mitch McGary unicycle while waiting for a lottery shot at the last remaining frozen tube of Wooden’s best Martinsville syrup nearing its expiration date next to a Swanson mac & cheese TV dinner in the freezer section of the Amana fridge located in Pauley’s basement! Indiana brillo pads conspiring in butch-style haircuts with coloring spiced to mimic Walton’s gingery mop have found Westwood!! The end is near!! Awkward Hoosiers in LA!!! The end is near!!!!

  6. Correction: The end {of losing] is near(courtesy “it factor” Hoosier b-ball blood spreading its awkward roots)!!

    And it’s all happening right next door to Hollywood again…Thank you, Steve Alford. Thanks for putting Indiana back into its rightful place at front and center stage the basketball Walk of Fame.

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