Vandy, take heart —
You’re not the first team to lose a NCAA tournament game in the final seconds because of a brain fart.
Ignore the histrionics of the play-by-play announcers. Turn off the post-game shows. Consider hypnosis?
I’m old enough to remember a really big blunder that kept the storied Michigan Fab Five out of the Final Four. It was way back in 1993 before the Interwebs.
Michigan vs. North Carolina in the Elite Eight. North Carolina up by 2 with 11 seconds to go. Trapped on the sidelines, Michigan star Chris Webber called a time out that they simply didn’t have, and got dinged with a technical foul. North Carolina went on to win the game and ultimately the national title.
Sure, I remember that brain fart to this day, but Vandy — your game was just a first-rounder. There are plenty of bracket busters ahead that will inspire much more ire.
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I love Jordan Spieth. If you follow golf, you probably do, too.
If you don’t know who Jordan is, he’s the best thing to happen to golf since Tiger Woods first entered the scene. (And keep your judgments to yourself — he who casts the first stone and all that…)
Jordan became a professional golfer after only one year of college, but no one has ever disparaged his decision to leave school early or lack of education or poor example to our youth.
I think Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari sees the irony…don’t you?
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Happy Birthday, Kentucky!
Thank you for being my birthplace, home of the #BBN and the state where…
Peanut butter was invented!
That’s right – – right in Lexington in 1958.
There is a little tear in the corner of my eye…
I was waiting to board my flight to Chicago last night when I heard a fellow passenger utter the familiar phrase:
I bleed blue.
I immediately knew a UK Wildcats fan was at the gate, so I walked over and inserted myself into the conversation. What were the chances?
And can you guess how long it took before we were discussing the UK/Duke game of 1992?
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Pro basketball has never held my interest. The NBA playoffs are in full swing, and my only question is…
“Any former UK players still in the mix?”
When pro ball and UK intersect, I’m in…if only briefly. That’s why I’m stoked about tonight’s NBA draft lottery, which takes place at 8pm right here in New York City.
With seven UK Wildcats in the lottery–and freshman forward Karl-Anthony Towns the projected #1 overall pick–I can’t wait to watch the action on ESPN.
As soon as my Wildcats find a home, I will wish them well, and then probably not think about pro ball again (until they start making headway and headlines for their respective teams).
That shouldn’t take long.
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Tagged #1 overall pick, basketball, college, education, entertainment, ESPN, headlines, Humor, Karl Anthony Towns, Kentucky, life, NBA, NBA draft lottery, NBA playoffs, New York City, pro ball, pro basketball team, professional basketball, Sports, Television, UK Wildcats
In basketball games, the home team wears white, and the visiting team wears a more saturated color.
In tennis, the players wear whatever they please, regardless of their seed in the tournament.
That’s why all of us watching the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters tournament on Tennis Channel are experiencing eye strain.
Both players in orange jerseys.
On an orange clay court.
I believe my eyes are bleeding orange blood, too.
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Tagged basketball, blood, clay court, color, entertainment, eye strain, eyes, Fashion, home team, Humor, Monte Carlo Rolex Masters, Novak Djokovic, orange, Rafa Nadal, Sports, Television, tennis, Tennis Channel, tennis tournament, tournament seed, visiting team
The 2015 NCAA Final Four doesn’t start for three hours, but TBS’s coverage has already begun.
That’s right — they’re going to spend the next three hours talking about the two games yet to come.
And I’m cool with that.
It’s a bit like the red carpet that precedes all the major awards shows.
But based on what I’ve seen so far, this show won’t be as pretty. I mean…
Dennis Miller is the host.
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Tagged basketball, college, commentary, coverage, Dennis Miller, Final Four, host, Humor, March Madness, NCAA, red carpet, Television, who are you wearing
I had seen images online of the April 6th issue of Sports Illustrated, so I couldn’t wait to get mine in the mail.
Just look at that angle of Karl-Anthony Towns in action:
But then I got my issue today. And it looked like this:
Because apparently there are no college basketball fans in the Northeast.
I mean, how could there be? No teams from this area made the Final Four. And there couldn’t possibly be fans of Kentucky, Wisconsin, Michigan State or Duke outside their state lines, right?
(Well, probably not Duke.)
Don’t worry. I’ve already contacted SI and requested a copy of the Kentucky cover issue. And written a letter to the editor.
March Madness only comes once a year.
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During the exquisite, emotional roller coaster that is March Madness, I often wonder —
What if real life was conducted like the NCAA basketball tournament?
* You hold a press conference at the end of each business day to discuss your successes and failures with members of the media.
Can you imagine the questions you would receive about your workday?
- You were 15 minutes late. Was it really traffic?
- You ate lunch at your desk. Do you think getting some exercise would have been a better idea?
- You seemed to lose focus during your afternoon teleconference. Any particular reason why?
* You have your car custom-painted for business trips, or for the start of a new project, much like the Kentucky Wildcats’ new custom paint job on their bus for the trip to the Final Four in Indianapolis.
* And a huge, adoring crowd of cheering fans would greet you each night upon your return home.
It would definitely have its perks.
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- Having a panic attack mid-afternoon when you fear you may have missed one of the Sweet 16 games.
- Breathing a huge sigh of relief when you realize they don’t begin until after 7pm ET. Geez.
- Keeping your birthday open because you don’t know the game schedule yet.
- Wishing the games would just get here…and wanting them to last forever, all at the same time.
- Being grateful every day that you are an alum of the University of Kentucky!
GO BIG BLUE! #BBN #TIMEFORNINE
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