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SMELLS SO SWEET: Which Teams Will Win Big On Day One Of The Sweet Sixteen

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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Let me start by saying that I don’t condone coaches paying off players to injure opponents. In no way it should be allowed and the NFL had every right to step in and punish the New Orleans Saints, most notably head coach Sean Payton and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

However, if the NFL thinks the Saints are the only team in NFL history that has put bounties on opposing players, they are either seriously naive, or covering their tracks. Yes, the Saints are guilty, but bounties have been a dirty secret within the NFL for many years.

Now I have no information or evidence to prove this. I am only a conspiracy theorist and a hardcore NFL fan. But I truly believe this practice has been going on for many years and the punishment that Payton received, (a one year suspension and $8,000,000 fine) won’t deter it. The only thing…

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