The people are filing into the city of New Orleans for this years NCAA Final Four 2012, march madness has been “MAD”as always, numerous teams have been bounced and sent home. All the drama, all the excitement, all the heroics, have built the stage for only 4 teams to stand on, BUT who will steal the show when the curtain closes? Lets look at the matchups below:
Yesterday quarterback Tim Tebow was announced as the newest member of the New York Jets. What they didn’t tell us: that Tebow is really, really, really excited. As much as I want to, I cannot hate on Tim’s spirit and his love for football. What I can criticize is why someone who is so well spoken can come off as such a dumb jock in a press conference. Some media people say he handled it well, and he did, but in not the way he spoke. He handles the fact that not one Jet front office personnel was there with him. How are you going to host your own press conference? An ill timed press conference during the NFL owner meetings, where Jets ownership and head coach Rex Ryan were yesterday. Said Tebow about their absence, “I have bosses, too, and they wanted me to stand up here and talk to you
all,” he explained, “so I can blame it on them because they made me do
|How can a newly acquired player be the lone representative for a franchise? Ask Guy Smiley and the New York Jets.
10…9…8… Eventually you get the blinding flash, then the blast wave that crushes everything in its path for miles in every direction, then the radioactive fallout which poisons the landscape into a toxic nuclear wasteland where there simply is no survival.
Then there’s what happened to my bracket. This was beyond collapse; this may have been the worst bracket I’ve ever filled out. If you read any further, be warned that my bracket exploded with such ferocity that radiation may be seeping into your eyeballs at this very moment.
As March Madness comes to as fast as an end as it began with, I am reminded this time of year why I DON’T DO BRACKETS: By the first weekend, usually the play-in games, I am out of contention and have lost any money I put into a pool. I haven’t competitively done brackets in a few years, much to the chagrin of new followers to TSFSG. When confronted with the usual question, “You’re The Sports Girl, I how do you not do brackets”, I quip back, “YA GIRL DON’T DO BRACKETS” and give the above explanation. I think it’s hilarious how people get caught up in brackets. I would rather play fantasy soccer than do brackets.
But it does not stop me from making predictions, which I guess is what doing brackets is, but I don’t like being wrong that many times. Reviews and predictions for The Final Four in New Orleans after the break!
Tiger Woods stopped all naysayers — at least for a few more weeks — as he dominated the field this week to beat Graeme McDowell on Sunday by 5 strokes at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill on Sunday.
An era is coming to an end in Atlanta. Larry Wayne “Chipper” Jones, arguably the best position player in the history of the Atlanta Braves short of Hank Aaron and perhaps the greatest third baseman in the history of the franchise, has announced that he will retire at the end of this season.
You really can’t compare Jones to “Hammerin’ Hank,” but comparing Jones’ career numbers at this point to Hall of Fame third baseman Eddie Mathews gets a bit interesting (all statistics from Baseball Reference.com).
By Sam Brief (Sam’s Sports Brief)
It’s Sweet Sixteen time in the 2012 NCAA Tournament and we certainly haven’t seen the usual load of upsets and heart-pounding finishes. Although this is true, there have been not one, but two 15 seeds knocking off two seeds, as Norfolk State stunned Missouri and Lehigh shocked Duke. Other than those two bracket-busters, there has mostly been chalk. Will that continue in the Sweet Sixteen? It is time to find out. Here are my picks for day one the 2012 Sweet Sixteen:
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(ALL GRAPHICS MADE BY SAM BRIEF)