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College Basketball Champs

Congrats to Notre Dame Ladies and Villanova Mens college basketball teams for completing their 2017-2018 journey and finishing on top. What? NAll in all,a fun to watch season. Until the mens tournament, there really weren’t any dominant mens teams. Everyone was beatable. But Villanova made it look easy. Three pointers shot from Mexico went in at a ridiculous rate. My bracket had a Michigan-Michigan State final. So, I was only half right. Poor Virginia. God hates them. Years ago they were upset by Chaminade and this year destroyed by a 16-seed, the first 16-seed to beat a number one ever. Thank you UMBC. Now any team can believe they can do it. On the womens side, Notre Dame appearts to have UConns number. At least in the tournament. I believe they have a 4-3 record against them. The parity in womens competition is no where near that in mens. If you bet on womens B-ball, take the higher ranked team and you generally win. I believe some people went bankrupt betting onmens games this year. I will probably be dead before a number 16 beats a number one in womens college basketball. So now , I look forward to my third favorite season-major league baseball. But wait!! There’s more!! The Masters and the NFL draft coming up in the next few weeks. I’ll be in heaven once more!

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Cinderella, 2018 MLB and Maybe More

The Final Four is set for NCAA basketball. My original bracket had Villanova and Michigan in it. It also had Michigan State and Cincinatti in it. How Many had Loyola-Chicago aka Cinderella in it? Probably millions-in heaven. Nothing would make me smile more than to see Loyola take the cake. I grow weary of the “Big Boys” always winning it. I did have MSU over Michigan in the final. The Wolverines were playing great basketball after a so-so first half of the season. I still have them winning it over Villanova in bracket number 5 lol. What a great BB season where anyone can win because of the lack of dominant teams this year. Their may be a new NCAA rule adopted for next year: no divine fans or mascots. I’m sure having a fan such as Sister Jean will be deemed unfair and will be banned from courtside attendance next year-especially if they win it all. It is the NCAA after all. The organization with 3000 pages of rules and only 100 are viable. Loyola may be under investigation  by the NCAA or probation because something HAS to be wrong if they win it. My prayers, as if you need any more, are with you Loyola.

Major League baseball begins today!!! No, it’s not April yet. The earliest start ever? At least in quite awhile. Being a Cubbies fan, I hope they can repeat their 2016 performance. Many spring training followers say this is the best team they have seen. Many say it is a better team than last year. Go Cubbies!

 

March Madness Arrives

Yahoo! It’s March. Other than the opening day of football, March is my favorite time of year. NASCAR is underway and Kevin Harvick is running the show for now. The Olympics are finally over-we didn’t do so well in my opinion. Thank God the NBA all-star game is over. Now begins the quest for the right to hold the trophy as the #1 college basketball team. I’m saddened that my Baby Badgers won’t be in it for the first time in a blue moon. They did begin to play some excellent b-ball a little too late in the game. They will be back next year. My faves for the championship are Michigan State, Virginia, Duke, and look out for Michigan-they are hot and just won the Big Ten Tournament for the second straight year. It’s always fun to watch the upsets. Making out a dozen brackets in hopes of being that one in a trillion that gets all the games right. The selection committee has a tough go of it this year. There doesn’t seem to be any shoo-ins. Parity has arrived this year. I’ve got my genie fromDirectv set for 5 games at a time. I’m all set. Are you?

March Madness Arrives

Yahoo! It’s March. Other than the opening day of football, March is my favorite time of year. NASCAR is underway and Kevin Harvick is running the show for now. The Olympics are finally over-we didn’t do so well in my opinion. Thank God the NBA all-star game is over. Now begins the quest for the right to hold the trophy as the #1 college basketball team. I’m saddened that my Baby Badgers won’t be in it for the first time in a blue moon. They did begin to play some excellent b-ball a little too late in the game. They will be back next year. My faves for the championship are Michigan State, Virginia, Duke, and look out for Michigan-they are hot and just won the Big Ten Tournament for the second straight year. It’s always fun to watch the upsets. Making out a dozen brackets in hopes of being that one in a trillion that gets all the games right. The selection committee has a tough go of it this year. There doesn’t seem to be any shoo-ins. Parity has arrived this year. I’ve got my genie fromDirectv set for 5 games at a time. I’m all set. Are you?