The Sticky Egg is blue today, and it’s not because I’m sad or cold or have gone a little crazy in Photoshop.
It’s College Colors Day.
The tradition began in 2005 as a way to celebrate the college experience. People across America are encouraged to ‘suit up’ in the colors of their favorite college or university to show their school spirit.
It’s no coincidence that College Colors Day occurs when kids are headed back-to-school — a great excuse to wear those new t-shirts and hoodies you paid way too much for at the university bookstore.
So, I’ll be wearing the goods here in New York City — where a University of Kentucky tee turns a head or two — and the Egg will be as blue as any proud egg…
In the Big Blue Nation.
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You can take the girl out of Kentucky, but you can’t take Kentucky out of the girl.
A scene from last Sunday’s The Newsroom on HBO — which took place in March, 2012 — had on a television set in the background playing footage of a UK Wildcats NCAA tournament game.
So of course, I had to mention it on Facebook. And my friend Dennison posted the quote at the top of this post in the comments section.
March Madness, baby.
That same quote came to mind just moments ago when Kentucky native (and UK grad) Josh Hopkins, who co-stars with Courtney Cox on Cougartown, tweeted:
Anybody in the Atlanta airport? 3 hour layover. Bored.
Only a Southerner would forgo his ‘star status’ and reach out to his followers on Twitter for some company.
‘Cause we’re friendly like that.
(And we win championships.)
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This NCAA Final is stressful to watch! To keep from biting my nails, I created this cherry pop art print. (The cherries are on my pj’s.) Inspiration comes in the darnedest places.
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Who am I cheering for on this, the opening day of the Men’s NCAA Final Four?
Simply read the signs.
Take those birds in hand, Wichita State!
Go Cinderella go!
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In the battle of evil vs. evil….
how are you supposed to choose sides?
Is the evil closest to home the obvious choice?
Yes, Louisville hails from my home state, but they are Kentucky’s bitter rival — one that we know all too well.
That’s what makes a Louisville win particularly repugnant. We’ll never hear the end of it — from the local media and from ‘friends’ who wear Cardinal red.
So then — is the evil from a dread rival the obvious choice?
I’ve hated Duke as long as I can remember. Christian Laettner’s last-second shot is like nails on a chalkboard, and yet every March, Kentucky fans are forced to re-live it again and again.
An NCAA tourney where Duke loses is a good tourney…but do I want them to lose to Louisville en route to a Cards championship?
I gotta say — the two teams imploding at game’s end is about the only outcome that works for me.
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March Madness –
It’s not just for basketball anymore!
During a break in today’s Ohio State/Iowa State match-up, I switched over to the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational Golf tournament. Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler are in the final pairing, and I wanted to see if they were on the course.
Not just then.
Spain’s Sergio Garcia was the focus of attention because his ball was up in a tree. And so was he.
Sergio wasn’t gonna take a drop.
Nope, he climbed up into the tree and decided to hit the ball from right there.
To get it into the fairway, he had to hit a back-handed shot. And believe it or not, he did just that…and then climbed on down.
Gotta love the craziness in all sports this time of year!
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The Wichita State Shockers certainly lived up to their name – huh, Gonzaga?
I know it stings every time I look at my wreck of a bracket.
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The Egg is late today. I’ve been watching a lot of basketball. I’ve seen some amazing plays, a couple of bracket-busting upsets, and…
Not in players’ mouths, mind you — hanging out of ‘em.
At every whistle. At every time out. At every pause in the action.
Players seem compelled to display their bite plates to the spectators in attendance.
Funny — I wear one at night and have never felt a similar compulsion.
But perhaps I should take a style note from these college basketball stars (and NBA stars of tomorrow).
It certainly works for our man Noel.
(Feel better, Nerlens.)
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Posted in Basketball, College, March Madness, Sports
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Have you ever heard of Jeff Goodman?
Me either…until about 15 minutes ago.
During March Madness — the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ — I look forward to all the new names and faces and stories of teams going above-and-beyond what even they thought they could do on the road to the Final Four.
It’s the spirit of college sports.
Sure, we start with a Number 1 seed for the tournament, and Number 1 seeds for each of the regions. But the games that truly inspire us — that have made this championship the tradition it is today — are those David-and-Goliath victories.
The Cinderella teams. The lower-seed overachievers. The bubble teams who prove they belong.
Which brings me back to Jeff Goodman, a CBS sportswriter based in Boston who seems to have forgotten all that. If it is that difficult for you to watch, Mr. Goodman, simply look the other way.
The rest of us enjoy the view.
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