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Coming Soon: Big Ten Football Preview

Since our homebase is located in Big Ten Country, we feel that we have to do the token “Big Ten Preview.” Our friend, Joe Pasquali, is taking care of this task. He has been to plenty of Big Ten games over the last few years, he’s a big U. of Michigan fan, but shows no bias to the Wolverines. I don’t want to step all over his lengthy preview, so I will be releasing it in ten parts in reverse order of our predicted finish this season. Joe did a great job and I know you will like it.

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Fresno State Has A Baseball Team

When I think of Fresno State, I think of Trent Dilfer and the Jerry Tarkanian. I never associate the school with winning championships, well except the 1998 women’s softball championship (I had to actually google to find that). They won the College World Series tonight against Georgia, 6-1. The Fresno State Bulldogs were 47-31 and had to win the WAC tournament to even make the playoffs. In NCCA Men’s Basketball terms, they were this year’s Mount St. Mary’s, but instead of losing to North Carolina in the first round, they won the whole thing.

Fresno State was actually listed in the Pre-season Top 25, but they started out the season losing 12 of its first 20 games. Injuries plagued them this year and they underperformed, well until the last month when it really counted.

Congratulations to Fresno State, I would have never thought the college could do something that would trump Jerry Tarkanian chewing on a towel.

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Kansas Proved Me Wrong

My bracket-skills need some work, I usually do pretty well in tournament pools, but this year was a bad year for your local area “White Boy.” I had UNC/UCLA in the final game with UCLA winning the dance. Even though I think that game would have been amazing, the Memphis/Kansas game didn’t disappoint at all. I watched a few games that Memphis and Kansas participated in this year and the games I watched, neither team impressed me. I saw Memphis lose to Tennessee and I barely paid attention to the Kansas games I watched ’cause I have never believed that Bill Self was that great of a coach. I’m no fool though, I’ve seen highlights almost daily of Brandon Rush or Mario Chalmers making some great plays on Sportscenter, but I have never given them much dap. The dap-o-meter reading was extremely high during the National Championship game. Especially after that amazing shot that Chalmers drained with guys in his grill.I have to confess that I wasn’t really into the National Championship game from the start. I don’t really have much love for either of the teams. My opinion on Memphis is that they are a bunch of thugs that will not end up with a diploma and Kansas play is more boring than entertained (most of the time). I was watched the game at the Winking Lizard tavern and I was just minding my own business and watching the game and talking to my friend, like a sane person. Anyways, there was a group of guys next to me that were really into the game, excuse me, REALLY into the game. I happened to be sitting next to the guy who was screaming directives and plays at the Kansas team, I believe this gentleman may have been what the experts call “drunk.” This made me start wanting Memphis to make this game into a blow-out, just to shut this guy up. They let me down, they actually made this game into one of the most entertaining Final Four games that I can remember. As we speak, John Caliperi is currently petitioning the league to ban the free-throw.

Do you think Chalmers and Rush will have decent NBA careers? I believe Chalmers plays a lot like Tayshaun Prince. He is long and has good range for a guy his size. He can also play defense, which is just a plus when you think about what he would bring offensively. The jury is still out on Rush. His brother Kareem Rush, was a great player at the University of Missouri, but hasn’t panned out as a pro. He is still in the NBA, but has been a bench player. I don’t like to compare siblings like that, but Kareem was a much better college player than Brandon. I hope the best for him.

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Our Bracket Was Nearly Destroyed

UCLA nearly gave half the country a heart attack. Most people have either North Carolina or UCLA winning this year’s NCAA tournament and UCLA just gave us a scare. Texas A&M played a good game, but UCLA was giving them some open looks. The Bruins are known for their defense, but they didn’t show any until the second-half. Kevin Love is a great talent, but for half of the game he was trying to be Kevin Pittsnogle. Pittsnogle could stroke a pretty 3-pointer, but Love needs to stick to the inside, at least during this tournament.

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Didn’t Eric Gordon Used To Be Good?

At the beginning of the season, Eric Gordon looked like a phenom. He was the main reason IU started 17-1 and didn’t look like a freshman. He shot the lights out and was clutch in every game. What happened last night? Not only was Gordon have the worst game of his young college career, but he turned into Vin Baker at the free throw line. The kid is an 84% free throw shooter, but he could barely locate the rim. He was laying enough bricks that he needed to apply for a Home Depot membership card.
I have watched the NCAA tournament for most of my 27 years on this planet. I’ve seen some extraordinary individual achievements (Glen Rice, Randolph Childress, Bo Kimble) that were the main reason that their team won. This was the first time that I have seen the play of one freshman make their team look like a middle school team. I am not only picking on Gordon’s shooting, but he was constantly turning the ball over and making bad passes. Gordon wasn’t even running during most of the game. He walked up and down the court. He wasn’t even running hard to get open. He made Arkansas look like Nolan Richardson’s with Scotty Thurman and Corliss Williamson. I’ve seen Arkansas a few times this year, don’t be fooled, they are not a good as IU made them look.

Before this game, every NBA mock draft had Gordon being a high lottery pick. Do you feel comfortable drafting a guy who looked lazy in the biggest game of his career?

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With One Shot…

…this went from March Sadness to March Madness. Western Kentucky’s last second heave to win the game was the electricity the tourney needed. Not to be outdone, in the same region, San Diego did the same thing. The underdogs love overtime, they seem to get an extra burst of energy that sways the momentum. How does UConn always ends up with players drafted in the first round of the NBA draft, but they can’t make any noise in the tourney since Khalid El-Amin strapped on some Nikes over his cankles.
I hope the second half of the games today contains as much drama as this afternoon. How is your bracket now, Mr. Greenberg?

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Stephen Curry Is Better Than Your Better

Davidson may not be a Cinderella team, since many people expected them to come out and give Gonzaga a game, but wow. Stephen Curry was lights out. I used to think that Chris Lofton was the best pure-shooter in college basketball, but this game may have changed my mind. Curry had 40 points with 30 points coming in the second-half. Before the game I thought he was a Earl Boykins-type player, but looks like he’s more of a playmaker than Boykins ever was. Curry can easily put Davidson on his shoulders and do some memorable things in this tourney. They could possibly face Georgetown in the next round. Georgetown doesn’t have much guard-play, but Hibbert clogs up the paint and offensive rebounds will be minimal. I look forward to the possible match-up in the 2nd round.

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NCAA Day 1 – Disappointment

After watching the first 16 games of the NCAA Tournament, I can say that my 4-year old niece could have picked these games. I’m pretty sure everyone would picked a “safe” bracket for the office pool can sleep well tonight. This doesn’t mean that you know more about the NCAAs than the next person, it just means that you lack balls.


I don’t have the biggest balls this year, I admit it. I have a few upsets (W. Kentucky, South Alabama) but nothing that I can brag about if they come true. I hope that something outstanding happens the next few days or I will never get throughMonday’s “Mike and Mike In The Morning.” I usually listen to every morning, but I find it hard to listen around this time of year. Mike Greenberg uses the word “chalk” constantly when referring to the NCAA Tournament. If you fill out a bracket and you have all the favored seeds winning, it’s considered “chalk.” I can’t honestly say why they refer to it as that, but I must have heard that word 100 times on friday. Both Mikes announced their bracket predictions and Mike Greenberg lacked any sort of round objects between his legs. He chose all four #1 seeds to make the Final Four. He defended himself by saying that he isn’t playing it safe by doing this, ’cause it has never happened. I can tell you right now, he isn’t the first person to predict that all #1s will make it, but he is probably the only MALE to ever public admit this.


I’m sorry Mike, you lost your “Man Card.” Please turn in your remote control and whatever you have left of your testicles, at the front door.

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