So you picked Pitt, Memphis, Oklahoma, and Louisville to make it to the Final Four, and your dream of owning bragging rights in your office pool came crashing down, last weekend, faster than Billy Gillespie’s tenure at Kentucky.
There is still hope for you entering Final Four weekend. It’s called the 2009 “Scoop” Challenge, courtesy of April Fools and Thin Air Sports.
After hours of deliberation and cereal eating, the Thin Air Sports selection committee decided upon the top 32 cereals, based on talent (taste), coaching (creativity), fan base (popularity), and overall record (overall awesomeness). Each team was seeded accordingly, and placed in a tournament bracket, consisting of the Box, Bowl, Milk, and Spoon regions.
It is finally that time of year again. We will obsess over our brackets for hours on end, tweaking and changing them until we think we have the unbeatable combination that will earn us office bragging rights for the entire year. We search for the unexpected upset that will shock the nation and lead us to victory.
Here’s the 2009 NCAA Tournament breakdown:
I am going to try my best to put together a blog every Sunday night/Monday morning to recap the weekend’s events. Since I’ve given up drinking for lent, and I can actually remember what happened over the weekend, this might be worth while.
…First off, I am LOVING the World Baseball Classic (WBC)! This is the only time (once every 4 years) that I can root for the likes of Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, Derek Jeter, Jimmy Rollins, and Jonathan Broxton! The US team beat Canada 6-5 on Saturday, and then took Venezuela to the woodshed this evening, defeating them 15-6. Colorado Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta went 2-3 with 4 RBI’s, including a bases clearing double in the 6th inning to put the US team up 6-3. The first round wraps up on March 11, and the field narrows down to 8 teams. So far, three teams have advanced–US, Japan, and Korea. Japan defeated Cuba in the first WBC in 2006, and looks like the team to beat, so far. However, the US has looked sharp in the first two games. This should be a GREAT start to the 2009 baseball season.
A couple weeks ago, a friend asked me who’d I’d rather have on my team: Larry Fitzgerald, or Brandon Marshall? 0.3 seconds later, I responded, “without a doubt, Fitzgerald!” That is no diss on Marshall, it just shows how highly I think of the Arizona Cardinals wide receiver.
I’ve been saying it for the last three years, as I reaped the benefits of having him on my fantasy team: Larry Fitzgerald is the best wide receiver in the NFL. If you’ve been watching the playoffs, you would agree with me. Week in and week out, the guy makes the most ridiculous catches I’ve ever seen!