Thursday, April 16, 2009

College baseball shocker ... kind of

It is kind of fitting that this happened on the night our show aired where we were talking about college baseball. Last night in Baton Rouge, Nicholls State upset the No. 1 team in the nation, LSU with a 3-1 victory.

Headline in Thibodaux, La. this morning: Nicholls stuns top-ranked LSU, 3-1

Did Sports Center have it? Any of the national online network sites have it? Take a look at the designated college sports page on those sites and tell me if you find it.

If this were football or basketball, you couldn't get away from this story. There would be interviews with coaches and players, we would have heard the radio highlight clip 100 times already, the experts would be telling us what is wrong with LSU and the term greatest upset of all-time would have been used on more than one occasion.

When Appalachian State beat Michigan in Ann Arbor, it sent shockwaves though college football, and App State was the two-time reigning national champions in their division. Nicholls State was 10-44 last season, they are a sub-.500 team this season and currently sit in 8th place in the Southland Conference.

Granted baseball is a different sport. On any given night a pitcher can get hot and shut a team down. Last night the Colonels used eight different pitchers to keep the LSU hitters off balance.

I think that is one of the things that makes college baseball great. On any given night a team can be vulnerable and lose to a perceived lesser opponent, even a national champion contender.

While in the grand scheme of things, Nicholls beating LSU in baseball is not a huge shocker. I think it is a feat worth noting, and it is a shame more people are not aware of what happened in college baseball last night.

-- Jason Barfield


Anonymous said...

Why aren't you on channel 78 anymore?

Anonymous said...

You are by far the smartest person on the panel...and the cutest, too.

Anonymous said...

You really think she is the smartest??? She is talking out of her ass half the time and then finishes with some lame snide remark. She does look good however which I assume is why they have her on the show.