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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Nobody asked me but...

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Nobody asked me but...what an effort by the Portageville Bulldogs in Saturday afternoon's amazing come-from-behind victory at Sikeston.

Trailing 25-4 in the first quarter, Portageville never quit and slowly crawled back into the game against Sikeston. Portageville was down by 16 points heading into the fourth quarter when they made a comeback even John Elway would be proud of.

Portageville senior Trey Mosby put on the cape and became Superman in the fourth.

Let's run down Mosby's late-game heroics in the quarter. First, Mosby hits a 3-pointer to tie the game with 37 seconds left.

Then he blocks a Sikeston 3-pointer and regains possession with 20 seconds to go and for the finale, he hits the game-winning free throw for Portageville. Mosby ended with 13 points in the fourth quarter, 23 for the game.

Mosby was excellent on offense, he was Gary Payton on defense.

Mosby shut down Sikeston's all-stater Julian Beard, who finished with six points in the contest, 12 points below his average.

Against Sikeston, Mosby had three steals and three blocks.

Portageville is light years ahead of what I witnessed to begin the year. They have the same players now that they did in early December, so something has changed.

First and foremost, Mosby is getting healthy after breaking his arm during football season.

After struggling just to shoot a lay-up to open the season, Mosby is hitting 3-pointers with confidence and he's becoming more comfortable with his right arm.

Scary, very scary for Portageville's remaining opponents. When Mosby is healthy, he is one of the top guards in the area.

* Portageville is a very lucky town to have their boys in the hands of Bidewell.

* Do you think Sikeston's Michael Porter enjoys playing Portageville? You be the judge.

Porter had a then career-high 35 points in his freshman year in an overtime victory against Portageville. Saturday, Porter set a new mark with 36 points, albeit in a loss.

Like bears to honey and Paris Hilton with a video camera, Porter does indeed enjoy playing Portageville. However, I bet Porter would trade every one of those points for a 'W.'

* Just an observation, Dexter and Doniphan's girls basketball teams are battling it out over which squad has the best winter tan. Seriously, both squads would give the girls at West Beverly and Palm Beach High a run for their money.

* Don't look now, the St. Louis Blues have started to turn their hockey season around (yes, St. Louis has a hockey team). After experiencing an 11-game losing streak, the Blues promptly began a winning streak. With 13 wins in their last 16 games, the Blues are starting to gain some respectability.

Now, who really cares about what I just wrote? Lets see, one, two, three...yep, that's about what I thought.

* Speaking of the NHL, it has been reported that their all-star game was seen by a total of 500,000 people. By comparison, about 20 million people watched the NBA All-Star game last year.

I believe more people watched the latest PBS special of "The Incas: The Lost Civilization" than the hockey game.

The game was held on a cable channel called "Versus."

The only "versus" I know, or care about, is the name of Pearl Jam's second album. Good stuff, check it out.

* I believe the Indianapolis Colts will win the Super Bowl over the Chicago Bears. Everybody knows by now that whoever I pick usually doesn't win. So that means the Bears will be celebrating the Super Bowl.

Sorry Colts fans.

And finally, nobody asked me but...the Super Bowl should be a national holiday.

Nobody should have to work the day after the Super Bowl. There, I've said it.