According to our guest writer Mike Jarvis, the Big East is no big deal. America's best conference went into Thursday with 11 teams in the tournament. After the first weekend, there are just 2 remaining.
Today we have a special guest blogger. His name is Mike Jarvis.
Mike is a sports buff that never shies away from sharing his opinion or flexing his Buckeye muscles. You can follow Mike on twitter @jarvismb
First off, I must admit that my conference allegiance lies with the Big Ten, and at the beginning of the season I was convinced they were the best conference in the nation. However, once the season started my opinion changed, as I think almost everyone came to regard the Big East as the best conference in the nation. Once the Big East schedule was underway this sentiment only seemed to grow. But this is when I started having questions about the talent of the Big East conference. I still thought they were the best conference from top to bottom, but how did they stack up nationally? Once the conference schedule started the rankings were all relative to each other. By that I mean the Big East teams were only playing each other which made it harder to determine how good they were nationally.
I am not sure how Florida Coach Billy Donovan (pictured above) and the Gators received a number 2 seed. But you can count on the Southeast Region to be a wild one.
It is an extreme chore not to focus all of my attention on the NCAA Tournament. And I will admit, the majority of my thought over the past 24 hours has been focused on the Madness. How should I fill out my bracket? Will it be an upset city marathon like last year? Or will all the parity hype just be for not? Well there is one thing I do know. The Southeast Region will by far be the most unpredictable. Since viewing the Selection Show on Sunday, I was utterly shocked at the way this region came out. Continue reading
Posted in Miscellaneous, NCAA Basketball, NFL
Tagged Ashton Gibbs, Big East, Billy Donovan, Bob Huggins, Brad Wanamaker, Brandon Davies, BYU, Da'Sean Butler, DJ Kennedy, Final Four, Florida Gators, Gary McGhee, George Atallah, Jamie Dixon, Jimmer Fredette, Kemba Walker, Kentucky Wildcats, March Madness, NCAA Basketball, NFL, NFL Draft, NFLPA, Nick Van Exel, Nolan Smith, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh Panthers, SEC, Southeast Region, St. John's, UAB, University of Cincinnati, VCU, West Virginia Mountaineers
The brackets are out. Let the journey to Houston begin!
The Brackets are finally officially set. No more speculation. No more bracketology. I will admit that what ESPN Bracketology specialist Joe Lunardi does is pretty remarkable. But it is made out as if his bracket is more important than the real thing some times. I will take the bracket presented by the CBS Selection Show every day of the week over Lunardi’s. Anyways, after watching the Selection Show this evening, here are a few initial items that really jumped out at me: Continue reading
Posted in NCAA Basketball, Uncategorized
Tagged Arizona, Big East, Bracketology, BYU, Charles Barkley, Colorado, Dallas Lauderdale, Dick Vitale, Duke, Elite Eight, ESPN, Final Four, Florida Gators, Georgetown, Jared Sullinger, Jay Bilas, Joe Lunardi, Kansas, Kemba Walker, Kenny Smith, Kyrie Irving, Louisville, Michigan State Spartans, NCAA March Madness, NCAA Selection Committee, NIT, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, San Diego State, SEC, Southeast Region, Southwest, St. John's, Sweet 16, Syracuse, UAB, UCLA, UConn, University of Kentucky, Virginia Tech, West, Wisconsin
We have an amazing week of College Basketball ahead and I foresee Jay Wright (pictured above) leading his Villanova squad to 2 major victories. Expect Nova to be in the top 10 come Monday.
I will admit that I enjoyed All Star Weekend more than I normally do. The Dunk Contest had a little spice to it, unlike last year’s fiasco. Though it did seem a bit rigged to go in Griffin’s favor. JaVale McGee put on a pretty strong showing in his own right. Then the game. Though very boring for a while, really picked up in the 4th. The play of the game in my eyes was when Kobe flushed home the dunk on the break in King Jame’s grill. And then he gave him a little pat on the butt. Kobe sent a message last night to the Heat, Celtics, and other contending teams. The Lakers will be ready come playoff time. You can count on it. Continue reading
Posted in Miscellaneous
Tagged Alex Ovechkin, Big East, Blake Griffin, Boston Celtics, BYU, Carmelo Anthony, Carson Palmer, Chicago Bulls, Collective Bargaining Agreement, Denver Nuggets, Derrick Rose, Florida, Georgetown Hoyas, JaVale McGee, Jay Wright, Jimmer Fredette, Joe Lunardi, John Calipari, Kentucky, Kevin Kolb, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, MLB, NBA All Star Weekend, NCAA Basketball, New York Knicks, NFL, NHL, Opening Day, Pittsburgh Penguins, Rupp Arena, San Diego State, SEC, Sidney Crosby, South Carolina, Spring Training, St. John's, Syracuse Orangemen, Villanova, Washington Capitals