What a fuckin’ weekend.
- Mike Mauti’s injury was the most devastating. A serious knee injury to Penn State’s best defensive player, team leader, and once clear future NFL LB, who had already recovered twice from ACL tears in his career. All signs point to this being a third, yes THIRD, ACL tear. Hurts me to type that. Tears shed by teammates, coaches, and fans around Beaver Stadium. We wish Mike, a friend of ours, the best in his recovery. Wish we could do more. He will get a MAJOR standing ovation next Saturday, on senior day.
- Penn State PG, Tim Frazier, suffered a left leg injury over the weekend:
[Collegian] Frazier, who has averaged 21.6 points and five assists per game this year, exited the fifth place game in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament just six minutes in with what appeared to be a left ankle injury.
Penn State trainers reportedly told ESPN that Frazier injured his Achilles tendon, but the team wasn’t “pessimistic” about his health moving forward. According to the report, the Lions will wait to announce an official diagnosis upon returning to State College.
- Then, Reid decides to keep the Eagles best player, LeSean McCoy, in the game, down 25 points, with under two minutes left. Unreal. Of course, Shady suffers a serious concussion and is carted off. Then, to make matters worse, Reid tells Jeff McLane that he was trying to win the game and doesn’t regret his decision.
[USAToday] Why was McCoy, who gained 45 yards on 15 carries and caught six passes for 67 yards, still out there in a game long lost?
“Because we’re trying to catch up and win the game,” Reid said.
Asked about 25 being alot of points to make up with that little time, Reid repeated, “We were trying to catch up and win the game.”
Does Reid regret keeping McCoy out there?
“No,” the embattled coach said flatly.
- Lastly, I hate Andrew Bynum and he hasn’t even stepped on the floor yet. I don’t even care how many frames, I mean games, he plays this season. Just go away. Ps. If the Sixers sign Bynum to a long-term deal, I’m done.