Saturday, March 17, 2018

NCAA Tournament Updates

The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is past the opening round now and the field has been paired down to 32 teams beginning today (St. Patrick's Day) and so far, so good for the Final Four selections here. Kentucky, North Carolina, Villanova and Michigan State are still around.
The biggest shocker thus far in the tournament took place Friday evening when the University of Maryland-Baltimore County Retrievers beat the top dog, Virginia Cavaliers, 74-54 to advance.
It was the first time ever a 16th seeded team beat a number-one seed in the opening rounds. Virginia (31-3 to finish their season) was the overall top rated team in the nation entering the tournament.
But as the old saying goes - That is why they play the games.
Locally (here in Chicago area), the Loyola Ramblers beat Miami, 64-62 on Thursday with a buzzer beating three-pointer by Donte Ingram to advance his team to a game against the mighty Tennessee Volunteers (number three seed in the West Region) on Saturday evening. Tennesse smashed Wright State, 73-47 in their opening game.
It should continue to be an exciting tournament as Round Two gets going today and tomorrow as the teams look to advance to the Sweet Sixteen next weekend.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

March Madness - Here We Go

The NCAA Basketball Tournament is totally up for grabs this year. Here are the Heftyinfo selections to make it to the FINAL FOUR in San Antonio, Texas in three weeks.


North Carolina


Michigan State

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Random Thoughts

Can't even remember the last time a post like this went up on this site, but here goes.

President Donald Trump . . .  WTF ?

Vice President Mike Pence . . .  WTF ?

Teenage students from the Florida high school shooting massacre are getting death threats from hard core NRA supporters . . .  Total insanity there.

Trump flip flops on political issues more than former Democratic presidential candidate (2004) John Kerry ever did, but yet he gets a free pass from the news media.

The Me Too movement . . .  long overdue, how long will it endure is the real question.

Seems the millennial generation is finally beginning to take themselves seriously about life. Now get out there and vote in the 2018 Congressional elections this November to help make a change for the better for this country.

Professional and college sports just need to get back to the basics.

News items on the American agenda and how they are covered begs the question of  - Is that true or did you hear it over on Fox "News?"

Do Americans really need AK 47 and/or AR 15 assault rifles?  If shooting those guns is so important to people, why not just enlist in the military and then they can shoot them all they want to.

People who are seriously demented do not deserve to be gun owners.  Period, end of discussion.

The American flag and national anthem are symbols of the United States of America. People make up the fabric being of the country, any country in the world for that matter.

Climate change is real.

Corporations are NOT really living, breathing human beings . . . U.S. Supreme Court decision on so called citizens united calling them people and saying money is free speech is wrong.

Everybody in the USA deserves to have health care coverage, it fosters the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness penned by our forefathers in the Declaration of Independence.

Good Day ! 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Gun Reform In America? Don't Hold Your Breath

Until shit like this goes away, don't count on any type of gun reform laws happening. Too many Americans are still brain washed.
(Note the "Christian" symbol and Statue of Liberty in the lower right hand side of the billboard)
But hey political leaders,  especially the Republicans, let's keep offering up those thoughts and prayers to the victims' families and loved ones.

Monday, February 5, 2018

NFL - Super Bowl 52 Recap

The Philadelphia Eagles shocked the world and beat the mighty New England Patriots, 41-33 to win Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis, Minnesota as backup quarterback Nick Foles threw for three touchdowns and also caught a touchdown pass to end the first half scoring.
Foles (pictured at left) was named the Most Valuable Player for the game as the Eagles won their first ever Super Bowl title. The Patriots took a short lived 33-32 lead in the fourth quarter before the Eagles drove downfield and took the lead right back when Foles connected with tight end Zach Ertz for an eleven-yard touchdown pass.
From there, the Eagles defense got a crucial fumble recovery when Pats' QB Tom Brady was sacked and stripped of the football deep in his own territory. Eagles kicker Jake Elliott drilled a 46-yard field goal to provide the final score.
In the losing effort, Brady passed for 505 yards with three touchdown passes, but couldn't get it done in the clutch this time as the Patriots suffered their third setback (they have five victories) in the Super Bowl during the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era.
The two teams combined for 1,151 total yards in the game - a Super Bowl record while also seeing just one punt during the game.