For the record....and just to get this post in under the wire....here are my picks to make to Detroit on April 4th.
First, on the left side of the bracket, there are no big surprises. In the Midwest Region #1 overall seed Louisville will come out on top, beating #2 seed Michigan State in the regional semi-final.
In the West Region it will be #1 seed UCONN, over #2 Memphis in that semi.
Now, on the right side of the bracket, I think its going to be an all BIG EAST regional semi-final in the East Region, with #1 Pitt losing to #3 seed Villanova. I do expect that regional to be a classic, should it occur.
And on the bottom half, the South Region will have #1 seed North Carolina meeting #3 seed Syracuse (possibly the toughest bunch of kids I've ever seen on a basketball court- maybe new football Coach Doug Marrone can use them), and the Tarheels coming out on top.
Yes, I was tempted to go all Big East...but I think Syracuse has played so much basketball in the past week that they will hit a wall....
So the Final Four....Louisville, UCONN, Villanova, North Carolina....Louisville will beat UCONN in the first national semi-final, Carolina will beat Villanova in the second...and the in the NCAAA National Championship Game the North Carolina Tarheels will lose to the Louisville Cardinals.
Alright.....I'll be back with news and current events later, with a slap or two at AIG, Congress, and "The Usual Suspects".
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Its called "Useless Trivia and Mindless Rants". That's because I adhere to the principle that you can't please everyone, nor should you try to please everyone....so before anyone else rips this blog for being a waste of time or having faulty logic, I thought I'd beat them to the punch, and zing just a bit of self deprecating humor into the title....hey, some people think that's an endearing quality.
Seriously....I hope to entertain and maybe inform, and even teach the reader about a few subjects. And don't be alarmed by the political trappings you may see here. I'm upfront about my political beliefs and affiliations, but I don't wear my politics on my sleeve, and have and always will refuse to be locked into a rigid dogma. This is not really a political blog; its just disguised as one.
My model is probably CBS SUNDAY MORNING, a magazine format. I'll talk about news, sports, TV and films, about music, literature and pop culture, and about the famous and the infamous....and about some people who are out there trying to make a difference in a world that seems to get just a little tougher everyday.
Oh yes...there will be some politics as well.
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Occupation- If you believe my conservative friends, I'm a pinko commie socialist out to destroy the very fabric of America's core beliefs.
Liberals think I'm an old school moderate Democrat, and that a guy my age needs to get his hair cut more often.
Just put away that broad brush....
I'm just a "Blue Jersey Guy" who happens to "Bleed Scarlet".