Looking forward to hosting Wheels at Work this afternoon (3-4pm on Fox Sports Radio 620)! I'll be visiting with former Major League pitcher Doug Drabek. The 1990 NL Cy Young Award winner is the new pitching coach of the Hillsboro Hops Northwest League team that starts play in June. I'll also be chatting one on one with University of Oregon baseball coach George Horton. And, I'll be talking Super Bowl commercials with someone who tracks which ones you like and which ones you don't. Join me for Wheels at Work this afternoon. And then, join me tonight when I host Beaver Nation Live from 7:05-8pm (on FSR-620)!
The NBA says its officials blew the charging call on OJ Majoy with 1.5 seconds left. The league says Ronnie Price should have been called for a blocking foul and Mayo should have been awarded a pair of free throws (the score was tied at the time). It annoys me that the league will occasionally come and and admit it was wrong on a call in the final seconds of a game, but doesn't say anything about the calls that have been botched throughout the game. To me, it smacks of appeasement. The NBA is appeasing the fans in Dallas which lost the game, just as it did when it said the officials blew the goaltending call that cost the Blazers a game against OKC last season. That was to appease the fans in Rip City. I would urge the league to say nothing about any calls if they're not going to address all the wrong calls made in a game. The officiating is observed in every NBA game, and officials are graded on their work. Unless the NBA wants to tell us how many calls each official has blown, I have little interest in hearing from the league, "Oh, about that last blown call? Sorry!"