Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sunday afternoon musings

- Hmm, I just saw a Zale's commercial with a light drawing being used. I wonder where they got that idea? From a certain telecom company's past ad campaign?

- Tiger Woods' announced hiatus from golf and business was followed today by news that Accenture joins the list of companies dropping the golfer as their endorser.

- I like the news that Turner Gill will be the new football coach at the University of Kansas given the related news that Chuck Long and Carl Torbush will join Gill as his offensive and defensive coordinators, respectively. A key for Gill will be protecting the current recruiting commitments to KU. (Let's hope he can get Jacoby Walker to re-think his commitment this week to Utah. The Houston dual-threat QB was committed to Kansas but changed his mind during the coaching search process.)

- In Sprint Center news, Eric Clapton will come to the venue in early 2010. And, his opening act will be front man Roger Daltrey from The Who. Daltrey had earlier announced that he would tour on his own, without bandmate Pete Townsend, although the two will be together as the halftime entertainment at this season's Super Bowl.

- KISS drew about 9,700 to Sprint Center recently with a top ticket price of about $127. Taylor Swift sold out in 1.5 minutes with a top ticket price of $65. I'm not suggesting the two acts are comparable, in current popularity, but it does showcase the need to price tickets to the marketplace.

- Speaking of the Sprint Center, Kansas' hoops game with LaSalle there was sold out yesterday. Over 18,800 watched the #1 ranked Jayhawks and stud freshman, Xavier Henry, who scored 31 points. Henry's game goes to a new, and more complete, level offensively when he uses his strength to drive to the basket as he did yesterday.

- Bill Self's post-game frustrations with his team's rebounding and toughness was well-deserved. Kansas is deeper than any team in the country but has yet to display the rebounding and defensive toughness which are hallmarks of Self-coached teams.

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