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So Ends The Kobe-Duncan Era

Kobe Bryant's Lakers and Tim Duncan's Spurs met 7 timesin the playoffs and represented the West in the Finals13 times over a 16 year period. The NBA is full of eras.  We had the early days of the NBA when George Mikan and the Minneapolis Lakers ran things.  In the 1960s, it was the Boston Celtics' amazing dominance.  In the 1980s, it was Bird and Magic.  In the 1990s, it was...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

What If The Big 12 Crumbled?

With the Big 12 possibly looking at expanding from ten teams to their namesake twelve, there are rumors all over about who the two new schools could be.  There is some excitement that some schools on the outside of the Power 5 could get a ticket into the party.  But what if this moves in the other direction.What if schools leave and the Big 12 is kaput?That is a realistic possibility...
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June 13, 2016  |  Discuss

My Dad, Mother's Day and A Five-Year Anniversary

Today is Mother's Day, but I'd like to take a second to talk about Father's Day.  Ten years ago, I wrote a blog post about my dad and fathers for Father's Day.  My mom would tell me that my dad really, really, really enjoyed the post and felt proud.  Here is the entire post I wrote back on June 18th, 2006: Happy Father's Day to everyone.  If you are reading this blog, then...
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May 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Where Should The Big 12 Expand?

The Big 12 is apparently looking at expanding to, uh, 12 teams.  Yes, the ten team league with a twelve team name is looking to expand.  Football is running this, per usual, but it is the fact that the league is worried about getting left out of the college football playoff.  So adding teams is going to be tough.This isn't like the last few rounds of conference realignment. ...
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May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

It Really, Really, Really Hurts ... But Congrats To Villanova

SORRY.  NO PHOTO TODAYI was stunned.  I actually knew it was going to happen, but I was still stunned.  Kris Jenkins hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to win the National Championship against my Heels.Ugh.Ugh.It certainly stings.  It was the first buzzer beater to win an NCAA Tournament since NC State did in against Houston in 1983.  So, yeah, as a North Carolina fan, three...
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April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Sportz' MLB Predictions

Okay, let's take another stab at this:NL EAST1-Mets*2-Nationals*3-Marlins4-Phillies5-BravesNL CENTRAL1-Cubs*2-Cardinals*3-Pirates4-Brewers5-RedsNL WEST1-Dodgers*2-Giants3-Diamondbacks4-Padres5-RockiesAL EAST1-Blue Jays*2-Red Sox*3-Yankees4-Rays5-OriolesAL CENTRAL1-Royals*2-Indians3-Tigers4-White Sox5-TwinsAL WEST1-Astros*2-Rangers*3-Angels4-Mariners5-AthleticsWORLD SERIES:  Blue Jays over Mets
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April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Sportz Assassin's Final Four Preview

TEAM TO BEAT: North Carolina. The only No. 1 seed remaining, the Tar Heels look like a title team.  Their inside game is elite and clearly is advantage against the other three teams in Houston.  Add in their recent ability to stretch defenses with their three point shooting, and they are playing nearly unbeatable basketball. TEAM THAT WILL WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP: North Carolina...
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April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Multiple Teams In The Final Four ... Yet Again?

The 1975 tournament was the first that allowed multiple teams from one conference to qualify for the event.  The very next season, Indiana and Michigan met for the championship ... obviously both were from the Big Ten.In the 41 tournaments since the tournament expanded like this, there have been multiple teams from one conference in the Final Four 24 times.  Amazing that much more...
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March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

What The Tar Heels Could Look Like In 2016-2017

Will Isaiah Hicks become the star of the 2016-17 Tar Heels? The North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball season will end this weekend.  Either it will end with the Heels' celebrating their 6th NCAA Tournament championship or it will end with a heartbreaking loss at the Final Four.Either way, we are going to sneak a peak at what next season's team could look like.  They won't...
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March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

UConn Isn't Ruining Women's Basketball ... But I'm Not Watching It

There has been much made about Dan Shaughnessy's tweet about UConn's dominance ruining women's college basketball.  People all over the sports world are chiming in.  Most agree that it isn't the case.  UConn isn't killing the game.  Everyone else needs to step it up.That's my view as well.  It isn't the Huskies fault that they are so good and no one else can touch them.  Are...
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March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Sportz' NCAA Tournament Recap - Elite Eight

Buddy Hield has carried Oklahoma back to the Final Four Just a quick recap of what I saw in my Sportz Room.GAME OF THE DAY: Villanova vs Kansas. Whenever the top overall seed goes down, it's a big deal.  This was a real good one.  The Wildcats looked like they were looking good early, then the Jayhawks predictably took the game over.  But Nova took it right back.  Their defense...
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March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Sportz' NCAA Tournament Recap - Sweet 16, Day 1

Just a quick recap of what I saw in my Sportz Room -- filled with TVs that I can watch all four games going on at the same time.GAME OF THE DAY: Kansas vs Maryland. Well, this one was close at the half.UPSET OF THE DAY: Villanova vs Miami. There were no upsets today.  Not even close.  But it is a suprise that Miami got handled like this.  CONFERENCE OF THE DAY: Big 12. Kansas...
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March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Sportz' NCAA Tournament Recap - Sweet 16, Day 2

Just a quick recap of what I saw in my Sportz Room -- filled with TVs that I can watch all four games going on at the same time.GAME OF THE DAY: Notre Dame vs Wisconsin. Hey, today we at least have a game to pick from (heck, we have two).  This was a back and forth game that the Badgers seemingly had the game late.  However, two great steals by Demetrius Jackson swung the game...
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March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Sportz' NCAA Tournament Recap - Second Round, Day 2

Just a quick recap of what I saw in my Sportz Room -- filled with TVs that I can watch all four games going on at the same time.GAME OF THE DAY: Texas A&M vs Northern Iowa. With about 40 seconds left in this game, this certainly didn't look like a candidate for Game Of They Day.  Yet, it is.  How did Northern Iowa lose this?  How do you lose a 12 point lead with 40 seconds...
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March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Sportz' NCAA Tournament Recap - Second Round, Day 2

Just a quick recap of what I saw in my Sportz Room -- filled with TVs that I can watch all four games going on at the same time.GAME OF THE DAY: Indiana vs Kentucky. Two schools who have a fierce rivalry that don't play during the regular season anymore.  Kentucky threw some good punches, but Indiana had a steadier array of jabs.  It was a great atmosphere where both fanbases...
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March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Sportz' NCAA Tournament Recap - First Round, Day 2

Just a quick recap of what I saw in my Sportz Room -- filled with TVs that I can watch all four games going on at the same time.GAME OF THE DAY: Northern Iowa vs Texas. The night session had a few great games.  The St. Joe's-Cincinnati and Notre Dame-Michigan games were awesome.  But the Panthers and Longhorns had a back and forth affair that had a big shot by Texas to tie the...
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March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Sportz' NCAA Tournament Recap - First Round, Day 1

Was it really an upset when Yale beat Baylor? Just a quick recap of what I saw in my Sportz Room -- filled with TVs that I can watch all four games going on at the same time.GAME OF THE DAY: Providence vs USC. There were so many candidates, but I'm going here because the entire game was compelling.  It was close throughout and the ending was a bit shocking.  The Friars looked...
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March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Sportz Assassin's Midwest Region Preview

Chicago's "Bean" TEAM TO BEAT: Virginia. The Cavaliers are the only No. 1 seed to not win either a regular season or conference tournament title (they finished 2nd to North Carolina in both instances).  But the Cavs have one of the most efficient offenses in the country to go along with that stout Pack Line defense.  Malcolm Brogdon has had one of the best seasons in the nation...
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March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Sportz Assassin's South Region Preview

Louisville Slugger Museum in Louisville, KY TEAM TO BEAT: Kansas. The Jayhawks have been among the top of the rankings all year long.  They have everything you want in a champion.  Experience, athleticism, frontcourt, backcourt.  They aren't an NBA-talent heavy team, but they play so well together.  A team will have to beat them to advance; Kansas won't beat themselves. TEAM...
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March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Sportz Assassin's East Region Preview

Philadelphia hosts the NCAA East Regional Final TEAM TO BEAT: North Carolina. The Tar Heels were the preseason No. 1 team and while they've had a bit of a rocky season, they still ended up with a top seed.  The Heels ended the season winning at Duke, then demolishing Notre Dame in the ACC tournament semifinals before beating fellow No. 1 seed Virginia for the ACC crown.  A very...
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March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Sportz Assassin's West Region Preview

Disneyland in Anaheim, CA TEAM TO BEAT: Oregon. The Ducks are probably the least known of the No. 1 seeds.  They won the Pac-12 regular season and tournament titles.  They are athletic and have weapons all over, including forward Dylan Brooks. TEAM THAT WILL WIN THE REGION: Oklahoma. The Sooners will go as far as Buddy Hield will take them.  I think that is to the Final Four...
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March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Tournament Selection Committee Sure Didn't Like the Big Ten

We can all bitch, piss and moan about the NCAA tournament bracket.  How is Tulsa in?  What does Monmouth have to do?  Oregon and Virginia are No. 1 seeds?  How is Tulsa in?  Syracuse wasn't too bubbly?  How is Tulsa in?  And How is Tulsa in?One thing that is clear is that the committee didn't like the Big Ten too much, but sure loved some Pac-12.  Sure, the whole Oregon got...
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March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

The annoying things that bracket players do ...

It is bracket time again, so people all across our great land are taking pen or pencil to brackets at hoping for the best.  They reason, they debate, they flip a coin.  Most of all, they think they are correct.  They go to blogs and websites to get that last bit of info to make their selections. This isn't that post.This is for those people who collect the brackets.  Those...
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March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Sportz' Bubble Watch: Selection Sunday

Today is the day when we find out the 2016 NCAA Tournament bracket which will consume our lives over the next three weeks.  Who got in?  Who got snubbed?  What was the committee thinking?  Are the No. 1 seeds correct?  Who got the easiest road?  What is the toughest region? So what are we looking at tonight?BUBBLE WATCHWhich teams get in?  According to my bubble, these are...
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March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Sportz' Bubble Watch: March 12th

With many conference tournaments ending today while others having their semifinals, it is time to merge the bubble into one pile.  First, let's take a look at who are in right now.  The locks, the looking goods and the one-bid leagues (*-denotes "looking good"):LOCKS/LOOKING GOOD (37)ACC:  North Carolina, Virginia, Miami, Notre Dame, DukeBIG EAST:  Villanova, Xavier, Seton Hall...
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March 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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