Monday, March 24, 2008

Monday 03/24 A.M. Quickie:
16, Curry, Nova, WKU, WVU, Duke, More!

Today's Names to Know in today's Sporting News column:

Stephen Curry, Coach K, Kevin Love, Courtney Lee, Scottie Reynolds, Joe Alexander, Drew Lavender, DJ Augustine, Brook Lopez, Drew Neitzel, Joey Dorsey, Bruce Pearl, Rick Pitino, Wazzu and More!

Including:
Why my bracket is busted...
Why Stephen Curry is the Sweet 16 MOP...
Why Western Kentucky was kinda screwed...
Why Villanova is my gut-buster...
Why UNC needed a challenge...
Why UCLA, Memphis and Tennessee were glad they got one...
Why Duke is built to lose in the Tournament...
Why Tiger's streak is over...
Why Miguel Cabrera is worth it...
Why Speedo is loving life...
Why Dirk isn't...
And more... after the jump!

Bonus Posts today: THREE of them! (1) Daily Quickie Readers Tournament Challenge update! (2) Would you rather be Duke or Villanova? (3) MLB Season-Opening Book Club.

In case you missed it this past weekend:
Best game of the Tournament? Watching Duke lose.
Villanova's win may be my Worst. Loss. Ever.

My bracket sucks. Nothing sucks worse than putting your misjudgment in the Wall Street Journal for everyone to see. I'm like the Bear Stearns guy in charge of mortgage investments.

-- D.S.

3 comments:

BobbyStompy said...

As a Wazzu fan, I appreciate the props in the column today on how the team did in the opening rounds.

That said, I don't think we match up any worse with a team than we do with UNC (in terms of athleticism and defending inside). The first thing I did when the brackets came out was check which region UNC and Tennessee were in compared to Wazzu. Unfortunately, they drew both schools.

Oh well.

Lake said...

Re: "UNC fans might wish their Heels had bigger gut-checks in the first weekend."

You obviously missed the ACC Tournament (not that I would blame you) when the Heels beat VTech by 2. Or all three games against Clemson. Or the Duke game at Cameron. (Etc. etc.)

This team isn't like the UNC squad from a year ago that couldn't close out a tough game. In fact, with the notable exception of the Maryland game, I think the Tar Heels have shown a knack for eeking out a 'W' under tough conditions.

Hell, you could say that this team has had far too many *gut checks*. Not that it'll make WSU any more of a daunting opponent than they already are for the high tempo Heels.

cityleaguehoops said...

Here's some great footage of Drew Lavender.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iZTJMEHS8A