* Today's Wally Hall column probably deserves a full Wally Watch, but I don't have time.
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It isn't the most important moment in Hog history, but it's still one worth noting.
Last night's entirely uninspiring but not at all unexpected loss to Florida not only marks the merciful end of the basketball season, it also signals the beginning of a loooong dead zone in the major Razorback sports before football kicks in again.
And thankfully, this mind-numbing regular season (or, to be exact, this mind-numbing conference season) is over.
Wally Watch: Where we read Wally Hall so you don't have to. March 8, 2009: Angst building, but Pelphrey needs more time.
OK - so maybe that headline is a tad misleading. Along with approximately 500 other people, I was fortunate enough to attend last Saturday's dinner honoring the 1994 national championship team.
Wally Watch: Where we read Wally Hall so you don't have to. February 27, 2009: 2009 Razorbacks could learn from 1994 Hogs Primary Theme: Something is rotten in Fayetteville, and the way to fix it is by following the example of the ’94 national champs.
That's because I met Dwight Stewart - perhaps my all-time favorite Razorback - and have the photo above to prove it.
How he'll do on the field remains to be seen, of course, but presumed-future-Arkansas-star-QB Ryan Mallett has already turned in one of the best athlete mug shots ever.
1994 National Championship Team in Attendance + Weekendlong Festivities + John Pelphrey's Boots + Nolan Speech at Halftime + Playing Worst Team in the SEC* = Blowout Razorback Win Now, if we could just replicate that formula about 25 times a year we'd be in business.
On January 6th of this year, the Hogs beat Texas in what I think we can all agree was one of the most glorious Razorback sports moments in recent memory.
Yikes. So much for feeling optimistic.
In the ExPats' never ending quest to bring you diversion from obsessing on the current basketball season, we offer up the most unlikely Florida State Seminole of all time: Myron Rolle, Rhodes scholar.
Thanks to the wonders of satellite radio, I had the pleasure of listening to last night's game.
Ok, it's been well-established that the basketball team is not exactly the most fun topic of conversation these days, so it's time to shift gears to something lighter: one Mr. Houston D. Nutt.
And now ... the moment you've been waiting for all day: the unveiling of this week's SEC Basketball Power Poll (like the JFK assassination and the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, this will be one of those "where were you when?" moments).
I remarked recently that if you had told me in April 1994 how the Razorback basketball program would perform over the next 15 years, I would have been very, very surprised.
Well, it looks like the Ol' Greybeard's unsourced report on why Marcus Monk is no longer eligible may have been close to right.
This morning has produced that rarest of events: a Wally Hall column that contains something other than unintentional comedy and incomprehensible passages.
45 points from Jodie Meeks (a Bud Walton record) + Courtney Fortson nowhere to be found = a 16 point Kentucky win.