Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Vols' Woolridge is a man of many talents
By Eamonn Brennan
If you watched Tennessee's upset win over No. 1 Kansas in Knoxville on Sunday -- and unless you were distracted by football, what's your excuse? -- you likely noticed sophomore forward Renaldo Woolridge's quietly effective performance. Woolridge started in place of dismissed forward Tyler Smith and shot 4-of-6 from three, scoring a season-high 14 points. Like teammate Skylar McBee, who hit the most unlikely of final-minute 3-pointers, Woolridge was an out-of-nowhere contributor to what might be Tennessee's best win under Bruce Pearl; it was his moment in the sun.
It's actually not that bad! This is more than we can say for most athlete-rapper hybrids. And hey, any song that begins by dutifully listing every college basketball conference -- even the mid-majors get prominent placement -- before sound-biting someone that writes for this very blog is a song I can dig, quality notwithstanding.