Guests included two of the state championship coaches, Ansonia’s Tom Brockett, and St. Joseph’s Joe Della Vecchia.
Best line of the show? Brockett on he and Arkeel Newsome being awarded the Keys to the City of Ansonia: “One loss and they change those locks quick.”
Naturally, with three finals in the books and the season at an end, all the talk was over who was No. 1.
Now, this was taped a couple of days before the writers and broadcasters voted Ansonia No. 1 in the New Haven Register/GameTimeCT Poll, so it was still up in the air.
Joining the guys to talk on this topic were our own Jim Bransfield, who discussed his thoughts on who he’d vote for No. 1 (hint: it wasn’t Ansonia), and The Day of New London’s Ned ‘Polecat’ Griffen who — like me — went with Ansonia.
Brockett also touched on his thoughts on an Open Division, which seems to be a big topic for the CPTV Sports guys.
(I’m with Tom: Mixed feelings. Yeah, it’d be great. But then we’d have a No. 1 team, and then four state champions that — quite frankly — really aren’t true state champions so why bother playing them at all?)
And I love Joe still beating the ‘You can’t drop a team from your votes if they don’t lose’ drum. I vehemently disagree, as seen on CPTV Sports’ Beyond the Beat show the week before the state finals.
Whatever, it’s all good and everybody’s entitled to their opinions. Here’s to great debates that will never end.
Speaking of which, now that the LL final is over: