The season opens tonight with Virginia Tech playing USC (ESPN tonight) - i expect USC to blow out VaTech.
on a totally different note:
Last night - ESPN had a behind the scenes look at the making of Sportscenter - it was a pretty cool show ... they were showing the making of the show on ESPN - including the studio/location going-ons, while the actual show was coming on ESPN2. i thought it was a pretty cool thing ... so many pieces have to fall in place for the show to be broadcast. But I love Sportscenter ... they were describing that it is a show produced in several languages in several countries bla bla ... they actually showed a shot of a Sportscenter version with the name of the show written in Hindi!! So do they have a hindi version in india these days?? now, that would be something to watch out for on the next trip back home:)
and in the olympics - the dream known as the dream team is finally over ... the USA lost to Manu Ginobli and the Argentinians. Argentina won the soccer gold, and Marion Jones' comes back empty handed.
I also saw the 4X400 womens' relay heat - the indian quartet of Rajwinder Kaur, K M Beenamol, Chitra K Soman and anchor Manjit Kaur gave a spirited performance, breaking the national record to qualify for the finals. After a poor third leg, Manjit Kaur had a very good run in the final 400m to pull up from 5th to 3rd and ensure automatic qualification. Anju George broke the national record in the long jump too, but could not manage more than 6th place in the finals - and yet it was an impressive performance. Heroes are there to find ... except that now, the bar of winning a medal has been removed ...