“I go to bed starving.”–Shabazz Napier
Stop the presses!
I was all set to publish a tribute to the start of the baseball season, but along came Shabazz Napier and his MVP performance to lead UCONN’s run to the NCAA division one men’s national championship and–poof! What timing. Considering that my wife and daughter are both UCONN alums, I just had to shift gears and get this out first. (Considering all the tuition checks I sent them, you’d think they could rebate me something out of all that TV money. But that’s another story.) I was unable to find any back story on where the name Shabazz came from. But shazam, did he ever have a great tournament.
As for the quote above, it was actually published by CNN this morning, and came out as a sideline to the Northwestern University athletes winning the right to unionize. Napier said that his scholarship doesn’t cover all his basic expenses, and he often doesn’t have money for food. He went on to say, though, that he does not think of himself as an employee, but a student-athlete. Nor does he think college players should get tons of money, just some say. Judging by how he played this past weekend, he’ll be eating like a king when the NBA comes calling in a few months. GO HUSKIES!
OK, I got that off my chest. Now it’s time for baseball.