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The Summer Sports Dead Zone

Every year in late June through the end of August, sports fans, with the exception of die hard baseball fans, experience what could be described as a sports “Dead Zone”. With the end of NCAA Basketball in March and the NBA finals in June, NFL is still months away, and college football doesn’t start until September. OUCH! So we will just sit around and watch reruns on ESPN Classic, Sunshine and FSN dreaming of endzones and pigskins. Baseball is fine for playoffs, but the regular season is Boring, with a capital B. Tennis and golf are OK, but nothing to get your blood pumping every day. We need longer football seasons. No! We need two football seasons. 🙂 The crazy thing is how long the NHL season runs, yet I don’t even watch.

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Rock Chalk, Jayhawk

The JayHawks of Kansas pulled out a stunning come-from-behind victory thanks partially to a coaching screw up and also a choke job at the freethrow line by Memphis. While Memphis was physically the superior team, Kansas played team ball, demonstrated their outstanding defense, and made just about everything they threw at the hoop in the last 1:30 of regulation. They forced many Memphis mistakes in the first half. Congrats to Kansas for one of the best NCAA finals ever. Unfortunately, I was in bed and was not able to watch past the first half.

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NCAA Championship

Here is the scoop. Kansas plays some great team defense, and really does function as a team. Memphis has superior talent and is one of the most physically athletic teams to play college ball. Calapari is a competent coach, but apparently his strength lies in recruiting thes outstanding individuals. He did the same at UMass. When Memphis is rolling, they are almost unstoppable. I believe that Memphis will jump out to a quick lead and Kansas will have to buckle down and play smart basketball the rest of the night just to stay in the game. Memphis will beat Kansas by double digits. Memphis will finish the season with an NCAA record 39 wins.

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Covered Thoughts

  1. Kansas vs Davidson last night was a historic game. If Davidson won they would be the first 10 seed to make the final four. If Kansas won, it would mark the first time all four teams in the final four were 1 seeds.
  2. Davidson was 1 play short of being David to Kansas’ Goliath. Dell Curry’s son didn’t get an open shot so he dished to a teammate who threw up an NBA 3 pointer.
  3. I opened a twitter account and started twittering.
  4. Jesse needs to put all the videos on youtube.
  5. I missed being at church yesterday.
  6. Tomorrow’s “profiles” blog entry is going to be great. My dad is writing again about a massive event in 1992 at the church. He really needs to start up his blog so he can write about all his adventures.
  7. Someone at work told me that Communism was a good system on paper; he said the only reason it doesn’t work is because man won’t let it. I know what Glenn Beck means when he says that he needs to duct tape his head so it won’t explode! This guy at work said communism ignores the human factor and that is why it doesn’t work. Any system that is set up for man, yet ignores man is not a system that can work EVEN on paper. DUH!
  8. The Democrats are trying to get Rush Limbaugh indicted for “Operation Chaos”. That’s ridiculous. Rush is cracking me up on this one.
  9. Word on the street is that the Canes will go three deep at RB this year. Could be a fun year for this team.
  10. I want to go see Horton Hears a Who this week.
  11. I wrote this entry from work but I had to get home to add the links.

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smothered thoughts

  • I ended up kayaking at Biscayne National Park instead of Black Point. I’ll throw out a couple pics later.
  • It started out peaceful around 2pm, but by 3ish the wind had picked up to around 15 to 20 mph. Dave had a difficult time navigating his canoe since his wife was watching the little ones and he was the only one in the boat with a paddle.
  • There were a few whitecaps splashing me. Good thing I left my phone in the car.
  • We didn’t see any crocs, eagle rays, dolphins, or sharks.
  • We found a nice cove in the mangroves where we plan on doing some snapper, snook, and shark fishing this summer.
  • Dave brought two female connections for my kayak paddle so we had to rig it to get it to work. We had fun anyway.
  • On the tourney tip, Tennessee is out, UNC is moving on.
  • To the ESPN Life Pointe crew, you were right about Georgetown. (Still scratching my head on that one.)
  • UNC vs Kansas for the whole enchilada seems like a pretty good bet at this point.
  • I watched Citizen Kane with Marcela last night. I will post my thoughts on that incredible film later.

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Scattered thoughts

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Miami is out

The season is over, and we Canes need not hang our heads in shame. After an incredible come back Miami had succumb to the superior talent and depth that Texas presented. I expected the final to be around a 15 to 20 point margin for the Longhorns, but Miami was brave. They even had a chance to send the game into OT if they could have made a 3 point bucket at the buzzer. Unfortunately, they were not able even to get the ball in position to take a shot, much less make it.

Texas 75 Miami 72

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