Sweet Sixteen in Summary

Now that sixteen teams remain, let’s re-shuffle the deck and take a closer look at the field. Four #1 Seeds: Florida, Kansas, Ohio State, and UNC Three #2 Seeds: Memphis, UCLA, and Georgetown (Yeah, throw a little salt ‘n’ peppa on the crow I need to eat. Boo hoo for the Badgers of Wisconsin). Three […]

When is a foul intentional?

Well … that’s a bit difficult to answer because you’d have to be a mind-reader to some extent. But it was absolutely criminal for the referees in Saturday’s Xavier vs Ohio St. contest not to call an obvious intentional foul on Ohio St. with about 9 seconds left in regulation. Greg Oden quite clearly committed […]

Results Are In For The Sweet Sixteen Challenge!

And the winner is…a whole lotta people with ten correct answers: Aaron, JNuke, JFeola,and yours truly for the Premier Division. Wally picked ten in the Elite division. Tidbits – Nobody picked Tennessee nor Vanderbilt. JNuke was the only person to pick USC. The Nukester was also the only person to pick the Ducks of Oregon. […]

ThIS IS WHY I HATE CBS!!!!!

Reason #1 – The Vanderbilt / George Washington game is in the second half. I am getting a live feed of our local news!?!?!?! Imagine me making a horse sigh. Reason #2 – A timeout on the floor means an automatic commercial break. Instead of a timeout on the floor equals a switch to another […]

Final 4 and beyond … who will wear the crown?

Okay, boys. This is the moment (okay, one of the key moments) we’ve been waiting for. It’s the opportunity to fill out those doggone brackets and figure out who’s going to the Final Four, and more specifically, who’s gonna claim that chan’ship. We’re gonna play “closest to the pin”, cuz nobody’s gonna ace this quiz. […]

Father forgive me…

For I have sinned. I know not what is going on with me. I have been carrying this grief on my chest for a couple of weeks now. The weight is becoming too great. I have come to a realization, and I don’t want to admit this…, but…but…Mariano Riviera deserves all the props he gets. […]

A Defending Trend

A brief overview of recent college hoops: Washington 61 UCLA 51 UW took away UCLA’s running game. As a team the Huskies made a commitment to get back on the defensive end and eliminate any possibility that Bruins might have for getting easy lay ups. Wisconsin 52 Michigan State 50 One stat I would love […]

Searching For It

Charlie Weis sat behind the microphone. His hair still wet from a September-Michigan rain. He proffered specific answers when referring to the significance of plays by Terrail Lambert, Jeff Samardzija, and Rhema McKnight. When speaking of his quarterback Weis lacked the same specificity: “He has it. I don’t know what it is, but he has […]

Here’s My Guys…You Pick The Court…Game On!!!!!!

As February melts (hopefully for us in the Northeast) into March, college hoopsters prepare for the madness. After spending ample time viewing the nation’s hoopsters, I have assembled my own team – Casey’s Crew. Using the premise of “the whole is greater than the sum of the parts” I challenge anyone who thinks they can […]

The Passing of Dennis Johnson

What a shock! Former Celtics great Dennis Johnson dies at 52 The Associated Press February 22, 2007, 4:48 PM CST AUSTIN, Texas — Dennis Johnson, the star NBA guard who was part of three championship teams and combined with Larry Bird in one of the great postseason plays, died Thursday after collapsing at the end […]