Photo courtesy of kimoracochran.com. President Obama (pictured above) has proven that he really knows his hoops finishing in the 87.4 percentile of ESPN's Bracket Challenge last year.
By Josh Kramer
We have entered the third month of “Throwback Saturdays” For those of you who are unfamiliar with the routine. This is a day where I look back at my posts on this date one year ago and two years ago. Then we can decipher how spot on I was with my thoughts or how miserably wrong I was. Typically, it is the latter scenario. So what was happening on March 17, 2011? How about March 17, 2010? Let’s find out.
Nearly one year ago (March 18, 2011)..
Madness Highlights Thus Far
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No predictions today. I will let my bracket play out a little. But I wanted to check in and let you know my initial thoughts of this year’s edition of March Madness.
-Number one, I only went 11 of 16 in Round 2 (Round of 64). That is not too good. Shows how much I know. President Obama went 14 of 16 and at the end of Thursday was in the 99.7th percentile in the ESPN Bracket Challenge (over 5.9 million participants). Our President definitely knows his hoops.
-The Louisville game was by far the biggest shocker of the day. I realize there were other upsets, but the Cardinals going down to an in-state Morehead State team? I guess Louisville could technically be considered the 3rd best team in the state of Kentucky now?
-What a start to the first few games of the tournament. 4 of the first 5 contests came down to final second shots. The tournament lived up to all of the hype and more in the first few hours of play. And it is a good thing it did. Because outside of the Michigan St./UCLA game, the nightcap was very weak, featuring multiple blowouts (To finish reading this post, click this link). Continue reading
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The Jayhawks will end VCU's Cinderella story today behind a big time day from the Morris brothers inside.
4 straight thrilling games in a row dating back to Friday night. Will we hit 6 in a row today? I am going with a doubtful. But both games today should be uptempo and exciting. Here is a closer look into the matchups that will give us our final 2 participants for the Final Four. Continue reading
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UConn star Kemba Walker made a name for himself in Maui. He continued his great play throughout the regular season and wowed New York in the Big East Tournament. Now he looks to take his team to the Final Four.
As if there is anything else going on in the wide world of sports that is on the same wave length as the NCAA Tournament right now. Sure there is the Roger Goodell versus Kevin Burnett bickering, Spring Training, and NBA Action. But none of these things compare to the first Thursday of the NCAA Tournament. And yes I said the first Thursday, because it is no longer the first round technically. It is the start of Round 2. Whatever it is the start of, you got to love it.
No predictions today. I will let my bracket play out a little. But I wanted to check in and let you know my initial thoughts of this year’s edition of March Madness. Continue reading
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