I forgot to mention that I had some pretty good seats for Charlie Frye's first start for the Browns. The game was outstanding for the first half. The crowd was going crazy over No. 9. Chants of "Charlie" showed everyone who the fans want to start at quarterback. Frye made some amazing long passes on a frigid day.
In case you forgot, I began the Start-Frye Movement. Hopefully, coach Romeo Crennel sits Trent Dilfer for the rest of the year. If he plays Charlie, it will be a reason for Browns fans to get excited.
The Zips lost to California 89-75 Saturday. I listened to part of the second half on the radio. Romeo Travis and Rob Preston fouled out. Announcer Steve French was going crazy about terrible officiating. Coach Keith Dambrot had a technical foul.
I didn't watch the game, but it's safe to say you're not going to get many calls when you're a little-known school playing on the road in the Pac-10. (And yes, on the West Coast, Akron is not well known.) Regardless, it's safe to say Akron will not return to Berkely, Calif. anytime soon.
As I predicted, the Zips would need to minimize Leon Powe to win. They didn't. Powe went off for 26 points and 10 rebounds.
Buchtelite reporter Mike Hixenbaugh was at the game. Ask him how San Francisco was if you get a chance.