My Final Four Preview

If you are a gambler, ignore this post. Chances are slim that my vocalized predictions come true. I would have to say it’s a stretch that I am 50-50. That said, here is my shot at prognostication: Semi-final 1: #7 UCONN (18 in the final AP)  vs #1 Florida (1 in the final AP) Connecticut should have been higher than a seven seed. They finished ranked in the top twenty which usually translates into a 4 or 5 seed. Florida is the best...

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Dealing with the Madness

It’s that time of year again when the NCAA tournament takes over television for three intense weekends. During that time we will see sports at its craziest. Most will tell you they love the opening weekend. It is almost like the tryouts for American Idol because you are not watching for what should happen; instead you are watching for what could happen. For the sports nuts who are lucky enough to correctly pick an upset, they...

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The March Break Adventures of a Sporting Nut

The Last ten days have been quite the whirlwind and now I need a vacation from my vacation. We started on the West Coast visiting San Francisco and Pebble beach, and ended on the East Coast in the great city of St. John’s, Newfoundland. We went to Oakland to watch the Warriors beat up on the Suns and sat on the clubhouse patio as the 18th hole beat up on some lucky golfers. After that we hopped on a plane and travelled 7326 km to St....

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Five Friday Thoughts Plus Before March Break

March Break marks the point when the hour glass quickly runs out of sand on the school year. No matter how much happens in April, May, and June, I always feel time goes by too quickly. So before I leave for a week vacation, here are some of my observations from around the league. 1. Greatest out of bounds play I have seen in a long time. Oakland University was down by two with the ball on the baseline after Youngstown scored. With...

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Language Control

The new rules in the NFL prohibit the players from using racially charged words on the field; specifically targeting the ever sensitive N-word. It has certainly created a great debate but I am not sure if it is just the language we are discussing. I hear how it is being bantered about, the discomfort it causes, and I don’t think they have gotten it right yet. According to George Carlin, there are only seven words you cannot use...

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