After a much-needed vacation in Washington, I realized I've been out of the loop when I had no understanding of why E.J. Singler and his crew were walking through the SeaTac Airport (the Ducks and Huskies are playing each other in the NIT). I guess all great things come to an end. Back to the grind with a solid collection of links.
- Nick Foles and Juron Criner did themselves no favors in the NFL Draft Combine. Maybe they aren't numbers guys, but their showing at the Arizona Wildcats' Pro Day on Monday might've given scouts a better idea of how good the duo will be in the NFL. The Daily Wildcat has this in-depth report on Foles and Criner's thoughts and performances. In short, 40-yard dash times don't really matter a whole lot for Foles -- though I'd argue that his pocket presence does nothing to help his cause -- and body control is the name of the game for Criner.
- Andre Iguodala only spent two seasons at Arizona before being drafted by the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers. He was caught in the aftermath of the Allen Iverson-led Sixers, and while fans have been at times unnecessarily cruel to Iggy, he's all of a sudden leading one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference without being a go-to scorer. HoopSpeak breaks down what Iguodala's place is in the NBA, on the Sixers, and why he's misunderstood. This is a must-read for hoops junkies.