The Swinging Bunt
Late night hoops. Well, that was annoying wasn’t it? The fact that the Missouri-Memphis and Villanova-Duke games both tipped off after 10pm Eastern Time is inexcusable. I’ll be blatantly honest with a sentiment heard from everyone still awake close to 1am last night… I don’t care AT ALL if people on the west coast have to rush home from work to see the beginning of some of these games. It’s way more important to have EVERYONE SEE THE ENDS OF THESE GAMES! Simply put, CBS and the NCAA have screwed this up royally. It’s especially frustrating that the games were yawners as well… which has probably made me even more ornery this morning. Something needs to change. This is my first year out of college as a “professional” – a term I use very loosely – and maybe that’s another reason why I’m more outraged than I’ve ever been about these late night tips. But c’mon, how in the world does it makes sense that ‘Nova and Duke, schools in Philadelphia and North Carolina for those geographically impaired, are tipping if in Boston, Massachusetts later than games in Phoenix! I could go on for days, I swear, but I won’t. Instead, I’ll just resort to a good ol’ fallback of mine… posting pictures of Duke fans being miserable so we can all laugh at their misfortunes!
Friday Must See TV. More “evening” basketball is slated for tonight, as the NCAA Tournament will be down to the Elite 8 by the end of the night… or I mean the end of the morning, or whatever… by 4am I guarantee we’ll know the final eight! Action gets underway shortly after 7 with a Midwest Regional Semifinal pitting the Tourney’s #1 overall seed Louisville and the lowest remaining seed in the field, Arizona. Then at 7:30ish in the South will be Syracuse-Oklahoma. The night double-dip has Kansas-Michigan State and North Carolina and Gonzaga. As for the picks, give me the Cards, Orange, Sparties, and Heels.
Scanning the Blogosphere
Camden Chat takes an in-depth look at the Orioles current roster and speculates who might be potential trade candidates and who might actually still be around in the future when they might win in a few years.
Big League Stew tells us the O’s aren’t the only amateur organization in the A.L. East who cares more about “service time” than winning. This Super Two Status stuff really ticks me off; does anyone outside the front offices of the Rays and O’s think David Price and Matt Wieters aren’t major leaguers… RIGHT NOW!
Rumors and Rants: If you had Notre Dame, St. Mary’s, San Diego State, and Baylor in your Final Four, you’re right! The problem for Irish, Gael, Aztec, and Bear fans is that… it’s the NIT Final Four.
Faceoff Lacrosse Blog has three things to watch in the Loyola-Syracuse game tomorrow on the Evergreen Campus in North Baltimore and speculates about the Greyhounds goalie situation.
CMS Video of the Day
CBS has floated out an excerpt of their upcoming ’60 Minutes’ interview with Lebron James. The spot was filmed at Lebron’s old high school, St. Vincent St. Mary, in Akron, Ohio and will air nationally Sunday evening after the Final Four is all set.
The Morning’s Final Thought
Now whether he’s intentionally funny or not… that’s questionable, but either way, funny nonetheless.
In a basic, very simple Q and A session with TSN, Jenks revealed these interesting tidbits… and no they are not Ray Bachman’s answers, they’re Jenks’.
“What I’m reading: Read? I don’t even read the newspaper.
Favorite Physical Attribute: I have a nice butt.
What’s on my I-Pod: Anything 80’s rock.”