Monday, January 11, 2010

Five things to consider on this Monday

Five things to consider while wondering whatever happened to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots:

1. ACC lesson: What did we learn?

The first full weekend of conference hoops play didn't clarify much, if anything. We know that North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland have something in common -- they're the only ACC teams without a league loss on Jan. 11. But give each of them time.

Maryland faces a tough test at Wake Forest Tuesday night and the hot-and-cold running Tar Heels make a dangerous visit to Clemson on Wednesday night.

2. Get a room

If you're a Bobcats fan, you should ask if there are rooms to rent at Time Warner Cable Arena this week as the team plays three games there in five days. There's a Western Conference theme to the homestand. Houston comes in Tuesday, San Antonio and the great Tim Duncan (right) are here Friday and Phoenix comes in Saturday for a rare weekend home doubleheader for the suddenly surging Bobcats.

3. Moving day

Pete Carroll has resigned as the head ball coach at Southern Cal and the official announcement of his hiring as the Seattle Seahawks' potential saviour should come sometime today. He's 0-for-2 in the NFL so far but seemed a perfect fit for the Trojans. Maybe the third time is the charm.

4. 2013 is getting closer

Chancellor Philip Dubois (left) said he is encouraged by the support from the UNC Board of Trustees for Charlotte's proposed football program, making it even more likely the 49ers will be playing football in 2013. He would probably be more excited if sales of 49er Seat Licenses (FSLs) picked up.

5. For entertainment purposes only

If you're interested, here are the early lines on the four NFL playoff games this weekend:

New Orleans is a 7-point favorite over Arizona (hmmm...);

The Colts are 6 1/2-point favorites over Baltimore (Peyton Manning covers);

Minnesota and Brett Favre (bottom) are 2 1/2-point favorites over Dallas (take the underdog);

And, San Diego is an 8-point favorite over the New York Jets (sounds about right).

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