It’s back baby! With only six days until Selection Sunday, I’m already seeing brackets in my sleep and unconsciously drifting to ESPN for ticker-time. I long to be in a Vegas sports book, or at least that room in Graceland with the wall of TVs. It’s March, and it’s maddening. So why shouldn’t we all… Continue reading 2007 Championship Week Challenge
Dr. James Naismith developed the game of basketball as a winter diversion for the Springfield, MA YMCA. His original 13 rules remain mostly intact to this day. Little known to most hoops fans are the 13 donut rules he applied to another New England winter treat – Dunkin Donuts. The 13 donut rules. 1. The… Continue reading Friday Morning Donut Call
The schools of Carmel, Indiana have always reflected its slot in the state’s pecking order, but none were more telling than the 1921 building. “Old North” was a classic Hoosier K-12; from the brick and limestone exterior to the cramped interior gymnasium. This small town on Indy’s north side slowly evolved into a middle class… Continue reading Old North and the Pinhole Camera
The party is over. Hoops season is complete. Spring Break in Bracketville has given way to finals prep and summer job searches. After a bracket-gone-wild pre-party, little George Mason showed up at the kegger with some bruises and shoulder chips. LSU, despite post-Katrina chaos raging on, managed to down twelve beers at the wet t-shirt… Continue reading Year of the Gator Indeed
So…..how’s everyone doing in their office donut pool? While my head says Boston Kreme will run the table, my heart wants Lemon to make a deep run out of the 5/12 pairing. The box is wide open this year, and even tournament newcomers Maple and Sour Cream have legitimate shots.
I know how much you love March Madness. All the picks, the distractions, watching four games at once, the chance of winning big…it’s got it all. That’s why you owe it to yourself, and your office crew, to get the party started a week early with the Championship Week Challenge. Fill out brackets for the… Continue reading 2006 Championship Week Challenge
With the season well under way, schedule analysis becomes useful in determining which team will seem powerful come March. A squad with 25+ wins is guaranteed a high seed, and becomes an automatic threat to play deep into the postseason. After posting a 9-0 start, the Florida Gators are facing what looks to be a… Continue reading Year of the Gator?
Hey, my boy Josh McRoberts will be lacing them up for Duke tonight (ESPN, 7:30PM.) Be sure to check out fellow Carmel High School alum getting his frosh-on with elder teammates J.J. Redick and Shelden Williams. I’m sure I’ll tune in for a peek, but I’m more excited about the November 30th Duke/Indiana game in… Continue reading Josh McRoberts’ Collegiate Debut on ESPN
Having the best high school hoops player in the country hail from your hometown is cool. Watching him dominate on national television is nothing short of thrilling. In case you haven’t heard, Josh McRoberts is the real deal, and was awarded MVP honors last night for his 17-point, 12-rebound effort against the best talent in… Continue reading Josh McRoberts Named McDonalds MVP