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  • Apr 17, 2018 04:43 PM
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    I would absolutely love to stop hearing about how amazing Lebron James, Durant and Curry are.... It's been irritating me for a good while now. Almost so much that It's been pretty much ruining the entire sport for me. At least with the NFL there are about a dozen stars that everyone rotates talking about. But with the NBA.... all I ever hear about is these three, and more specifically, James. Every single time I turn on the sports channel, it's "LEBRON JAMES DID/DOES/IS?/CAN/WILL" every single time. I'm super tired of it.

    It'd be great to see some rookies come in and outshine everyone, at least James.

  • Apr 05, 2018 11:25 AM
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    I don't know.. It seems like he keeps doing this same routine over and over, or at least that what the media shows it as. A scandal pops up, he plays awful, then takes a small hiatus. Once the scandal wears off, everyone then starts talking about how the "champ is on his way back." But nothing extraordinary happens. I just don't see it ever happening.

    Just yesterday I heard about one of his exe's coming back to haunt him about this or that.

    Tiger is one of those athletes that has to have a clean slate in order to perform at their best. Basically meaning that if he's in the tabloids, you can bet he's not going to perform. Maybe if he can just stay out of the tabloids for a while, he could actually win like we all know he can. So considering the stories I've been seeing about this new scandal, I'm going to guess he'll get 4+ placing.

  • Mar 26, 2018 08:55 PM
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    Villanova is champion! 79-62 is a much bigger spread than I thought it'd be.
  • Apr 01, 2018 11:52 PM
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    I'm actually thinking the exact opposite on both matchups, but for the same exact reasons. I think Duluth will win by at least 2 points. As far as ND vs Mich, I think Michigan will stomp Ohio. Even though they are in the FF, I don't think they have been playing like themselves lately.
  • Apr 01, 2018 06:09 PM
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    Welcome! Happy Easter!
  • Mar 26, 2018 08:55 PM
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    Dallasite Wrote: Good stuff. I agree with your picks. I like Loyola Chicago v Villanova in the finals. I'm rooting for Loyola as well all the way for the same reasons. Plus I have watched all their games in the tournament so far and they are not playing like a lucky #11 seed at all. Really good point guards. Solid defense. And the big center is really playing great right now. I think he is propping the entire team up. If they can continue to shoot well, they really can go all the way.

    How about Villanova and Michigan? From everything I've seen lately, it should be the perfect matchup.

  • Mar 26, 2018 08:55 PM
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    This year's NCAA tournament was a pretty amazing one to watch. The Final Four is now officially set and we have ended up with four really great teams, that all happen to be conference winners: Kansas, Villanova, Loyola Ramblers and Michigan. This is also the first time in 5 years that all the teams have a 30 win seasons. So no matter what happens, all of them are champions. There is no shame in losing after you get to the Final Four.

    First off, Loyola-Chicago is my pick to win the tournament. They're only the fourth 11th seeded team in the tournament's history to make it this far, let alone the Final Four. That makes them a underdog story, which I can't help but to root for. There's only one problem though, they will have to face off with Michigan. There is no sleeping on the Wolverines. They had a really impressive Big 10 tournament run. I honestly wouldn't mind if either team won, but I have to give it to Loyola. I think they have been playing better this year. They also seem to have that important spark right now that can really make a difference during crunch time. I'll say Loyola will win this one with an 8-point spread.

    As far as Kansas vs Villanova, this one seems to close to call. Two No.1 teams that have a history of making it happen. Kansas just came from an impressive overtime victory against Duke, and Villanova has just been dominating everything lately. If I had to choose between the two, I would give the (very slight) upper-hand to Villanova. They're just making all the right moves at exactly the right times. I'll say Villanova wins, but just slightly. I can see this game going into overtime.

    Thought's on the matchups? I'm wondering if my predictions are unanimous, or if I'm off-base at all.

    The Final Four kicks off:

    Saturday, March 31st in San Antonio.

  • Mar 18, 2018 10:38 PM
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    That really was a great game. I'm excited about the Elite Eight too. I favorite part about this whole tournament is the EE and the FF. The first and second round is just way too congested, but the final three rounds are nice and straight forward.
  • Mar 15, 2018 05:29 PM
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    Dallasite Wrote: Seems this year is the most (or one of the most) successful years for 'underdogs' in the NCAA tournament ever. Also seems like the term underdog might go away or be replaced, simply because the spreading of talent across the nation is becoming a lot better. Smaller schools are getting better at recruiting, and it's leveling the playing field. That's a good thing; makes the sport much more dynamic to watch imo. Good video on the topic.
    That's the best. I love it when just one underdog beats the higher rated team, let alone as many as there are this year. I wonder what it is about this year specifically that has made all the top teams fall so quickly.
  • Mar 11, 2018 07:07 PM
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    Dallasite Wrote: 3 of my 4 from my main bracket made it to the sweet 16. Only missed the Tennesse call. Still have a Gonzaga v Duke championship shot though, so doing pretty good so far.
    My bracket seems to fall apart way too fast to be super excited about it.