Friday, January 11, 2008

WHO DOESN’T LOVE THE LOVE BUG?

C’mon, who doesn’t love Herbie?

That’s what we thought. Everybody loves Herbie!

Doesn’t matter if it’s The Love Bug (1968), Herbie Rides Again (1974), Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977), Herbie Goes Bananas (1980), The Love Bug (1997 made-for-TV remake) or Herbie: Fully Loaded starring everybody’s second favorite Queen of Rehab Lindsay Lohan (Yep, Britney is still #1).

Everybody loves Herbie…unless, of course, you are an NC State or University of Arizona fan.

Our very own Herbie - Herb Sendek - was shown the door in Raleigh after a mere five straight Big Dance appearances, and sent packing for the Arizona desert. Not a bad move…nicer weather, less pressure, overrated league…It’s all good!

So how is Love Bug Sendek doing out at Arizona State? Currently the Sun Devils are 13-2 after defeating rival #24 Arizona 64-59 in OT on Wednesday night. A big win you ask?

Yep…It was Arizona State’s ninth straight win -- the team's longest winning streak since December 2004. The Sun Devils won their first three Pac-10 games for the third time since it joined the conference in 1978-79. ASU had dropped 12 straight to Arizona.

…and some things never change. The AP described the game as “ugly,” and ASU’s pace of play as “glacial.”

That’s the Herbie, we know and love…or used to love, as the case may be.

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