Wednesday, March 29, 2006

The baseball season has not even started yet, and things are already looking bad for the Cubs. Kerry Wood and Mark Prior have been placed on the DL:

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 is reporting that Kelvin Sampson will leave Oklahoma for the job at Indiana University. Good luck! Hoosier fans will be all over him if he doesn't win immediately.
You heard it here first- next year's George Mason, the Loyola Ramblers!

Monday, March 27, 2006

While most people outside of the SEC had never heard of LSU's Tyrus Thomas prior to the NCAA tournament, his inside play along with teammate, Glen "Big Baby" Davis, has apparently shown even flashes of his potential that his NBA draft stock has gone soaring, all the way to the #1 pick in this year's draft according to
"Let's win this one for all the small schools that never got a chance to get here"

You are going to have to convince me that George Mason's victory over UConn is not the greatest upset in NCAA tournament history. The last time that a #11 seed made the Final Four was 20 years ago when LSU also defeated a #1 seed, Kentucky. But at least LSU was from one of the so-called "power conferences" while George Mason is from the Mid-major, Colonial Conference. In fact GMU was a team that some thought would not even make the NCAA tournament. Instead the Patriots defeated the tourney's prohibitive favorite to make the Final Four, providing hope to every Mid-Major team in the country.

Friday, March 24, 2006

The Minnesota Vikings have just signed QB Mike McMahon. What- the Vikings couldn't wait for Joey Harrington?!
More bad news for Duke, er I mean more good news for Duke haters:

Thursday, March 23, 2006

While the Cowboys' signing of Terrell Owens will hog the headlines, the signing of K Mike Vanderjagt is a much better signing. Although his extremely wide right miss in last year's playoffs is fresh in everyone's memory, Vandy's still one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history. And while is may not be the perfect teammate (but then again was what he said about Peyton Manning a couple of years ago worse than what Manning said about his offensive line after the loss to the Steelers in the playoffs?), I'm pretty sure we will not be seeing Vanderjagt getting suspedned during the middle of the season.
For a Duke fan like myself, nothing sums it up better than the headline on the website: "Well, that Sucked..." As great a player as J.J. Redick has been for Duke these past four years, he has been far from a great tournament player for the Blue Devils. That's why I cannot rank him ahead of Dukies like Christian Laettner, Bobby Hurley, Grant Hill, Jason Williams and Shane Battier. Well, now I can focus on my brackets, hopefully win some money and root for ABC- Anyone but Conneticut!!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Did Northern Iowa's Greg McDermott accept the Iowa State job too quickly? If Steve Alford goes to Missouri (Why?) then McDermott could have been a contender for the University of Iowa opening.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

While this is clearly the time of college basketball, it has been a busy off-season for the NFL. With Dante Culpepper being traded to the Dolphins, it means that Drew Brees will probably sign with the Saints. If Drew Brees does sign with the Saints, that will have major reprecussions on the NFL Draft. The Saints will not need a QB and will either trade the #2 pick or draft someone other than Matt Leinert. If Matt Leinert does not go with the #2 pick, then he will probably go to Tennessee with the #3 pick, whom many assumed who be drafting Vince Young. In that case which team drafts Vince Young? The Jets? The Raiders? Or maybe the Dolphins as insurance in case Culpepper is not fully recovered from injury.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Not only will the Big East Conference get 7 or 8 bids to the NCAA tournament, but a former Big East member, Boston College, will be playing for the ACC tournament championship. While the majority of the state of North Carolina (Wake Forest, NC State and UNC fans) would usually be rooting agaisnt DUKE in today's championship game, I bet that alot of old-liners and tradionalists would not be happy with a newcomer, especially one from the Big East, winning the ACC tournament.

Monday, March 06, 2006

At this time of year, the top 25 is not as important as automatic bids and RPIs. For example Michigan State is out of my top 25 but that team is more than capable of making run into the Sweet Sixteen if not better.

1. UConn- despite a close game with Louisville, the best team in the nation.
2. Villanova
3. DUKE- better right the ship quick.
4. Memphis
5. Texas- playing for a possible #1 seed
6. Ohio State- a Big Ten Tournament chanpionship could translate into a #1 seed
7. Gonzaga
8. George Washington- got lucky agasint Charlotte
9. Illinois- like UNC, much better than anyone expected them to be.
10. UNC- Tyler Hansbrough is an incredible freshmen!
11. Pittsburgh
12. Tennessee- Bruce Pearl is the Coach of the year!
13. Boston College- best Jesuit team in the land!
14. Washington
15. UCLA
16. West Virginia
17. Kansas- here's hoping for a Kansas- Illinois match-up in the tournament
18. Florida- anyone who beats Kentucky is okay with me!
19. Georgetown
20. LSU
21. Oklahoma
22. N.C. State
23. Iowa
24. Nevada
25. Marquette

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Congrats to the Florida State basketball team for defeating Duke tonight (although Fla. State may have the dumbest fans in the ACC despite some of the hottest co-eds!). The Seminoles should make the NCAA tournament and UConn should move into the No.1 position in the polls. Now on to more important things for the Blue Devils- GO to Hell, Carolina, Go to Hell!!!