Morning Buzz 2.24.11

Posted: February 24, 2011 by robjoneslyes in Freak Stuff

Happy 55th Birthday Eddie Murray

In a dedication to our old friend Johnny Renshaw, today’s Morning Buzz is sponsored by one of the greats in baseball history and former Baltimore Oriole Eddie Murray. Aside from having one of the best afro/chops/fu-man-chu combos ever created, Murray is one of only 4 players in baseball history to have 3000 hits and 500 homers. The first ballot Hall of Famer was an 8-time All-Star and helped the Orioles to the 1983 World Series. Probably never accused of taking the “cream” or the “clear” either.

Today on the Sports Buzz…

Kentucky continued their road woes last night in Fayetteville, losing to former Unforgettable John Pelphrey and Arkansas in OT. There is no doubt that UK coach John Calipari was out-coached by the former Wildcat and has left fans wondering if he’s just a good recruiter and not an in-game coach. UK has won only 2 road games all season. Even though tourney games usually have a home feel for the Cats, these road struggles do not bode well when you try to assess how far they go in March.

Greg Brohm & Chip Cosby will take your calls and try to put their hands around what’s going on in Lexington on the Buzz this morning at 9 on 1080 AM. Is it the lack of depth? Are they getting out-coached? Who is the team leader? Will the road problems lead to a short March?

Greg & Chip will attempt to answer these questions streaming live on TalkRadio1080.com & via the IHEARTRADIO app on your smartphone.

Buzzworthy…

– Not that Auburn already has enough trouble with the whole Cam Newton situation, but a former player is going on HBO Real Sports alleging an assistant coach gave him “improper benefits” while he was playing. The assistant will just blame it on his dad (SportsByBrooks)

Marshon Brooks set the single-game Big East scoring record last night with 52 in a loss to Notre Dame. The amazing thing is that he scored the 52 on only 28 shots.  (Providence Journal)

– Big loss for Georgetown as starting PG Chris Wright broke a bone in his non-shooting hand in last night’s loss to Cincinnati. If he is out for a significant amount of time, the injury could be devastating for JTIII’s squad. (Jeff Goodman)

Deron Williams caused Jerry Sloan to quit last week in Utah and is now a member of the NJ Nets after being traded Wednesday. Utah was wise with this move, aquiring 2 first round picks, Derrick Favors and Devin Harris for a guy who would have left for nothing after next season.  Oh, and yea, the guy who wrote this article is who you think he is. (Salt Lake City Tribune)

This Day in Sports…

Nothing…Do something great and athletic today and it will be This Day in Sports next year

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