Notes from the Recliner 2014 NCAA BB Tournament
*** The infamous sports talk show host Jim Rome calls it “Sports Christmas”. People take days off and/or call in sick just so they can take part waking up on a Thursday morning in the middle of March and slouch in a recliner for a full day of non stop mayhem or sorry, “Madness”. We weren’t short on that for the first morning of “Sports Christmas.” The Madness was in abundance!
*** I have no personal affiliation with Cincinnati as far as their team is concerned, but after their showing against a good Harvard team was a huge disappointment. I have no problem that Harvard beat Cincy except that I lost the best on Cincy. It’s just that they played so poorly for a team to be considered a 15th Nationally ranked 5 seed and go out and shoot 37% from the field.Their total lack of the ability to go on a run was absent.
*** Another disappointment was the showing Oklahoma put up against a highly ranked (Kenpom Offense) in No.Dakota St.. I knew NDS was good enough to put up a fight but OU can score points too, but they didn’t. Too many missed oppurtunities for a dismal 38% from the field (25 of 72). North Dakota didn’t even need to use their mediocre defense against a team that was flat.
*** I would think that the shaky start by Louisville vs the Manattan Jaspers would let them know this isn’t supposed to be easy for you. I have all the respect in the world for Manhattan, but you are a very highly ranked Louisville team. Step yo’ game up!
*** Which makes me think that all of these “Prima Dona” teams need to get their heads out of their collective asses and realize you can get “NAILED” by any team in this tournament… VCU & DUKE!
*** My favorite finish and the one that proves the term “March Madness” was the final effort put up by Texas‘ Cam Ridley’s lay up in the final half second to get past AZ St.
*** Do they need a coaching change at Duke?? (lol)
***Wichita State hasn’t passed the test yet. Although they did handle their business (hammering Cal Poly) unlike other highly touted teams in this tournament. Being a -2.5 favorite vs Kentucky is their first test on Sunday.
***I have Virginia going to the Final Four, but after allowing Coast Carolina to hang around too long wasn’t reassuring. A 20 point favorite and rightly so considering CC rankings. Hopefully for them head coach Tony Bennett won’t be leaving his heart in Raliegh by the likes of The Memphis Tigers.
*** San Diego St allowed New Mexico St. to hang around. Their under 40% from the field and blowing a big lead didn’t help their cause. If they show up the same way vs North Dakota St. they could go down like OU.
*** Tough task for Mercer now to face a determined Tennessee team who’s working on all cyllinders right now.
*** I don’t think UCLA head coach Steve Alford has any plans to allow his team to get beat by SF Austin. Thats not going to happen.I think the Bruins are a sweet 16 team.
*** Free throws to me are like Field Goals in College football… Having wagers that rely on teenagers on a national stage to perform basically unaltered acts to either kick a ball inside the uprights or shoot a ball inside a hoop is actually nuts. Why I continually allow to put myself in these situations, couldprove to be my physical demise.
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