Gary Glitter is NOT having a happy Thanksgiving

Glitter’s Rock & Roll Part II[*1] is an arena/stadium staple:

da-dum da-dum da-dum da

da-dum da-dum, da

da-dum da dum

Note to aging rock stars: don’t get accused of molesting twelve-year-olds in Vietnam.[*2] Your holiday may be extended by, oh, four months or so by the friendly Vietnamese government.


It will be a few weeks before the RPI settles down, but this Monday finds South Dakota State at #64[*1] .

The Jackrabbits’ opponents:
#24 — Kentucky (L)
#207 — Northern Colorado (W)
#47 — Illinois (L)

Up next:
#212 — Southeast Missouri State
#212 — Cal State Fullerton

Rabbit Week, Nov. 21-28

Thanksgiving week finds SDSU Jackrabbits winter sports cranking up, with both basketball teams in action, wrestling off for the week, and the swim teams idle until January.

Men’s Basketball
After facing two of the top twenty teams in the country and coming away with a 1-2 record, Scott Nagy’s Rabbits have two home games this week. On Thanksgiving Day night, SDSU hosts Southeast Missouri State[*1] in the Jackrabbits’ home opener. sees a home opener win from this young and entertaining Jackrabbits team against the SEMO Redhawks.

Then, next Monday night, the 28th, the Rabbits host a Cal State Fullerton[*2] team which is picked to win the Big West Conference. The Titans present a big challenge for the Jacks in the first of this home-and-home matchup (the Jacks play their final season game at Fullerton). It will be an upset, but we’ll root for the Rabbits to successfully defend the home court against the Titans.

Women’s Basketball
After a big win against Nebraska and a disappointing squeaker loss to Drake, Aaron Johnston’s squad heads to Ft. Collins with a 1-1 record to participate in Colorado State’s Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational. The Jacks play Colorado State[*3] on Friday night Nov. 25. The Rams are picked to finish fifth in the Mountain West Conference behind Utah, New Mexico, TCU, and UNLV. This is another winnable game for the Jackrabbits.

The Jackrabbits then play the Anteaters of UC Irvine[*4] on Monday night, Nov. 27th. The Anteaters are the fifth place pick by the coaches of the Big West Conference. sees another win for the Rabbits against the Anteaters.

The next home action for the Rabbits is against Middle Tennessee State on Dec. 2.

The Jackrabbits are off until the Cliff Keen Invitational[*5] , December 2-3 in Las Vegas.

Women’s Swimming and Diving
The new Mid-Continent member Jackrabbits are off until a January 13th dual with Northern Colorado in Greeley.

Men’s Swimming and Diving
The Mid-Con Rabbit men’s swim team is off until a January 14th dual at Denver.

Jackrabbits blast Cornhuskers

South Dakota State University’s women’s basketball team demolished the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers[*1] 68-49 in front of 1,953 at the Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln this afternoon.

Nebraska was picked fifth in the Big 12 women’s basketball coaches poll this year.

Where would the Jacks be picked in they were in the Big 12?

Jackrabbit Basketball is here!

College basketball is back, and that means SDSU Jackrabbit hoops!

SDSU played a decent game against the Kentucky Wildcats, and followed up with a nailbiter win against former NCC conference foe Northern Colorado in the opening rounds of the Guardians tournament.

Next up, Friday night, it’s the Illini in Champaign, on ESPNU. Tune in if you get it, the Rabbits will be fun to watch this year.

Abolish the CIA!

If you look at the CIA’s astonishingly bad intelligence to the President and the U.S. government on the Iraq matter, throw in the whole Valerie Plame thing which looks more and more like a CIA operation against the duly elected President of the U.S., and lay on top of that story after story of general CIA incompetence and you realize that Jack Ryan is very, very much a fictional character.

Shut the CIA down, and round up all of those former “Able Danger” military intelligence types and tell them that it’s their show now.

Michael Barone[*1] agrees with me.

Via Instapundit[*2] .

Back Home Again

Snookums and I are back from a Mediterranean cruise, where I had time to sit back and think about lots of things, including where this blog has been and where it should be going.

Travel photos, basketball commentary, lifestyle-type stories.

Us vs. Them commentary (unless the Them are the barbarian Islamic extremists).