Friday, March 28, 2014

Madness Indeed!

I created several brackets for both the men's and women's basketball tournaments.  In my best-case scenario, I have three of the Elite Eight correct for the men's tournament with Dayton as the one who spoiled things for one of my other brackets. We'll see how the other games turn out; however, I am picking Florida to win this year.

In my top bracket for the women's tournament, I have the Notre Dame Lady Irish winning.  I correctly picked/guessed thirteen of the Sweet Sixteen teams.  Each year finds me tuned in to see some roundball, and this year has been no different.  Last week some of my students stayed after school to watch with me.  I didn't have popcorn for them because it was unexpected.

Miggy landed a ten year deal for $292 million?  Let's hope the Detroit Tigers get their money's worth out of this two-time AL MVP.  Opening Day cannot come too soon for the rabid baseball fans.  Enough of the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues.  The Yankees are starting CC as pitcher on their first game of the official season on April 1.  Let's see how things turn out for him since he's reportedly made some changes.  I am glad that the LA Dodgers had a wee chat with Yasiel Puig.  Take your practice drills seriously, friend.

Lady Grid out.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Another Day, Another Dollar (or Snip, Snap, Snout)

The Cowboys' release of DeMarcus Ware means the Denver Broncos' defense is undergoing immediate rebuilding.  The Jets acquired Eric Decker to improve their receiving corps.  The Broncos picked up Aqib Talib from the Patriots for a nice amount of money, and James Harrison was cut by the Bengals. Miles Austin will be cut by the Cowboys. Darrelle Revis is now a Patriot.  The Panthers have released Steve Smith.  Don't remind my son; he's still unhappy about that one. Sproules will be an Eagle and no longer a Saint.  Where will Hakeem Nicks land?  How will Jonathan Martin fit in with the San Francisco 49ers? When will we get a new QB in Big D?   As if that's not enough, the draft begins in eight weeks. My head is reeling.  I hope to keep it together for Selection Sunday as March Madness unfolds.

Speaking of college hoops, Mizzou defeated my Aggies in two overtime periods 91-83.  Ugh.  Kansas upset Oklahoma State in overtime 77-70.  Louisville CRUSHED the life out of Rutgers and allowed them a paltry 31 points in the game. Seton Hall just edged Villanova 64-63.  It's getting hot in here!

The Lady Aggies were beaten in the semis by the Lady Vols.  Rats.  Next year!  Even better, bring on the tourney.

Lady Grid out.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Selection Sunday is Coming!

Just think of it. In ten days, I get to fill out my NCAA basketball brackets for the men's and women's tournaments.  Giddy begins to describe the feeling I have. My one regret is that some of the more serious games take place when I may be working.  I'll keep ESPN's feed on my workstation and let my young charges know of their teams' successes or failures.  Bring on March Madness!!!

Lady Grid out.