Eight days. Eight days until the greatest weekend of the year.
If what March has brought us so far, it’s going to be an awesome, heart-pounding, climatic, breath-taking, edge of your seat, any other cliche you can think of, March the rest of the way. Let’s see what’s happened so far.
Cleveland State is going to the dance for the first time since 1986 and Rollie Massimino. Not that I’m a big Viking fan but got to root for the home team and that was a pretty sweet ending to the game last night.
Akron and Kent State both pulled out close wins keeping Kent State’s 20-win season streak a live. (They need one more win.)
OU won to set up a showdown with Bowling Green as they march towards the MAC title.
Sad to see Stephen Curry out of the tourney but I was getting tired of Davidson anyway. It wouldn’t have been the same story if Davidson made a run again. It wouldn’t have been a surprise or as fun. Now there will be another team we can all fall in love with and watch in amazement as they pull off a few upsets. We had George Mason, Davidson and now who knows, Cleveland State? Siena? OU? Michigan? (Seal, what ever happened to suite tickets to the MAC or even that Cavs game you could get suite tickets too?)
Speaking of the Cavs, I didn’t watch the end of last night’s game but on the radio this morning they were talking about AC’s announcing, and my god, I being tired this morning would have been worth. Priceless stuff, even for Deep in the Q himself.
Did you see Kerry Wood pitched well yesterday? And by well I mean he didn’t have any body part fall off.
Let’s talk about the 2009 New York Jets back-ups, other wise known as the Cleveland Browns. What the hell is Mangina doing? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, he has taken over a team which wasn’t good and needs help at every position on defense and a few on offense (right side of line and possible running back, TE, and wide receiver). One way to make impact changes right away is through free agency. Mangina is all over that. But instead of going after big time players who can make an impact, he has gone after his former players with the Jets. But not the good ones. The back-ups. Guys who couldn’t start for the Jets are now supposed to come and start for the Browns. That is either awful GMing and coaching or it just says how bad the Browns really are that back-ups from a 9-7 team can come here and start, or maybe it’s both. When The Chocolate Dumpling and Savage were in charge they went after free agents. They might have always worked out, but it gave us fans something to be excited about in March before the reality of the season set in. Thanks to Mangina, the reality of the crappy season has already begun.
I set up a bracket challenge at Yahoo. Group name is J Beanie’s Bracket, group ID is 54214 and password is jbeanie. So please go sign up. The winner gets a guest post (possibly more than one if you want) and an autographed picture of J Beanie himself.
It may still be eight days and counting until the first game tips-off but it’s only five days until you can start filling out brackets. Who else gets excited like a boy seeing his first set of tits when they think about that?