Month: March 2014

Too Painful

Yesterday I learned listening to a Final 4 game on the radio in the last seconds of your favorite team’s game (especially when their tied or losing) is a PAINFUL and bad idea.  Oh yeah, I forgot.  When your team Loses! Its even more painful… Here are the 2 recaps of last night’s Elite 8 games… Michigan vs. Kentucky: What a game. Michigan was shooting the jumper really well in this game as always because that’s their strength. Rebounding and crashing the boards is disappointing for this BIG BLUE squad. Kentucky did just that and BIG MAN Julius Randle had 16 points and 11 boards to push UK to the win.  Here are my 2 reasons why UMich lost: 1-rebounds, with Julius Randle crashing the boards the whole game, Michigan couldn’t find a big man to guard him. 2- Bench production was scarce in the loss with Spike Albrecht scoring 0 for 1 and the whole bench getting 11 points in all.  Kentucky on the other side was great with strong games by Andrew Harrison with 8 points, 6 dimes and 3 boards, James Young with 13 points, Julius Randle with 16 points and 11 boards, Aaron Harrison with 12 points and Dakari Johnson with 8 points. Off the bench, Marcus Lee scored 10 and grabbed 8 boards and the 3 players on the bench combined for 18 points.  The game came down to a 72-72 tie and Aaron Harrison hitting the...

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Down to North Texas!

The final Four is on! 2 teams have clinched final 4 spots so far and the 2 games today will determine the other 2. I am rooting for my BIG BLUE and hoping they can pull out a win tonight.  Here are the sums of last nights match ups… #1 Florida vs. #11 Dayton Flyers…  An expected ending for a young and talented Dayton team came to real-life yesterday when the Flyers lost to #1 Florida 62-52. Dayton had a Cinderella run this year after being seeding at #11 and beating #6 Ohio State in the 1st round to mess up ALL the brackets (including mine), then beat #3 Syracuse in a very close game and then beating #10 Stanford in the Sweet 16. On the other side, my bet to play vs UMich in the finals is #1 Florida. Florida has been routing all of their opponents with 12 (Albany), 16 (Pittsburgh), 11 (UCLA) and 10 (Dayton) point wins in the tourney. UF has a very talented team only losing 2 games this year and being the victors for 36 of them. Led by Scottie Wilbekin‘s 23 points and Dorian Finney-Smith‘s 9 boards, UF got the much needed win vs. Dayton.  UD’s top player Dyshawn Pierre had 18 points and 5 assists in the tough loss. UF will play the winner of Michigan st. vs. UConn in the final four. With many young stars coming back, Dayton can...

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George leads Indy to big win

Pacers vs. Heat- Game 3: What a game. These 2 teams always make an epic battle post-season or not. The Pacers and Heat were tied at 1 in the regular season series with a home win for each team. The Pacers were slumping at #1 in the East standings but played great in this game because of the stakes… Miami came back from a 6 pt deficit in the 1st Q to lead by 1 at half. The score was 45-44 at half. With Miami up by 5 going into the 4th, Indy needed to make a push and thats wheat they did.  The got back and won by 1 holding Miami to 15 in the last Q.  Paul George and Roy Hibbert combined for44 points in the win and Heat’s LeBron Jams had 38|8|5 points, rebounds, assists, line in the loss.  Look for Indy to finish strong and on a roll and win the East over sout beach....

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An Important Man lost

Bills legendary owner, Ralph Wilson passed away yesterday at age 95. The Bills home stadium is called “Ralph Wilson Stadium” named after him. He  led the Bills to 2 AFL Championships and a memorable 4 straight Super Bowls but lost all of them.  He founded the Bills and is the only owner left from the AFL in the NFL. He is a Hall of Fame inductee (2009), and a former part of the Navy. The NFL has lost a true...

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Messi Earns Hat Trick in “El Classico”

There’s our special events, then there’s El Clasico when Real Madrid and Ronaldo, face off against Messi and his Barcelona squad. Andres Inesta led off the game with a quick goal in the 6th minute for Barca and they were leading 1-0. Real Madrid came back with Karim Benzema scoring 13 minutes later. Benzema showed his skills again with another goal 4 minutes later to lead 2-1. Then the Messi show started with him scoring in the 41st minute and tie it up at half. Ronaldo scored his lone goal in the 54th minute when fouled in the box and scored. That was all Real Madrid would get when Messi scored 2 penalty shots (64, 83) to win 4-3 and secure a Hat Trick. That was Messi’s 2nd outing in El Clasico that he scored a Hat Trick. That game should keep Barca in the race for numero uno in the La Liga standings… What a day in b-ball! Here is a quick report on the games… Wichita St.’s undefeated hopes were crushed yesterday vs. Kentucky losing 78-76. What a great season for the #1, 35-0 (not including this loss) Shockers. Stanford beat Kansas in a 3pt upset win yesterday. That could be Freshman andrew Wiggins’s final game as a Jayhawk. Baylor beat Creighton in Doug McDermott’s last game as a Blue Jay, he will be remembered as “Doug McBuckets” for his scoring. he scored 3,150 points in...

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