Posts Tagged ‘Jimmer Fredette’

Daily Dose will come much later in the day, as well as a feature on the Chicago Cubs, please check out home run corner!

Butler Bulldogs vs. Virginia Commonwealth Rams Let me just give a shout out to Brad Stevens, head coach of Butler, for defying all odds in back-to-back seasons, and making two straight Final Fours!  Its funny that an eight seed can be a favorite in a Final Four game, but that is just what happens when your facing an eleven seed.  How about Shaka Smart? His team, the Rams, wasn’t supposed to even be in the field, and they had to win a play-in-game to get to where their at… In the locker room before games he seldom spoke, rather he would show clips of announcers dissing VCU, like Dickie V, when he said they shouldn’t be in the field, or Charles Barkley saying the team had no shot at beating Kansas… Well they did, and in this tournament alone, they have beaten a PAC 10 school, a Big East school, a Big 10 school, an ACC school, and now a Big 12 school, that’s just incredible!  i recently purchased myself a VCU t-shirt, yeah, I jumped on the bandwagon… Bias affects my pick, but… VCU!

Kentucky vs. Connecticut While its hard to compete with the excitement of two Cinderella teams squaring off, this game is probably going to be one of the closest Final Four games in history, as Brandon Knight faces off against Kemba Walker’s Huskies, a team that has now won nine games in a row, all on neutral territory.  But the question remains, can Kemba keep turning out the victor?  I believe so, but if the Wildcats are going to win this game, then they need to stop the penetration… How can Kentucky win this game?  As I said, defensively they need to stop all penetration, and on the offensive end they need to go down low, Connecticut is not very deep.  So, who will win?  The answer is simple, whoever has more luck.  Thats usually how March Madness is, which team gets hot and lucky?  Connecticut will win though.

Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees The Yankees blasted the Tigers on opening day, winning 6-3, Joba Chamberlain became the victor, and Rivera got the save.  I expect to see a more focused Tigers team today, as they again compete on a national level.  While I expect it to be close, I think that AJ Burnett shows some consistency, and the Yankees win.

Standings (Top Dogs) (New Rank in brackets)

  1. Musicfan58 (667 win percentage) (28-14-1) (2)
  2. Jacob’s Sports (659 win percentage) (30-16-2) (1)
  3. Fielderisnotafielder  (10-10) (5)
  4. John Wall (15-13) (4)
  5. History of Sports (7-9) (6)
  6. FunnyBunnyMoney  (14-17) (7)
  7. pac 10 erryday (6-3) (3)

Fighting For A Spot:

  1. volleyballlove (2-2)
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I broke down the other two regions in the previous posts, and here comes the second post!

Southeast Region: I called it, the upset over Pittsburgh, and now we have an eighth ranked team playing a four seed, Butler and Wisconsin… Frankly, I think Wisconsin is very overrated, even though they already beat Ohio State earlier this season, and I think Butler advances to the Elite Eight.  Jimmer’s Cougars will play a team that is also overrated, the Florida Gators… Yes, you can tell where this one is headed, Florida will loose, BYU advances to the regional finale.

Southwest Region: Other than Duke, there is no team I love to watch play, more than Virginia Commonwealth, this new found love just became as I saw them play live Friday and Sunday night, at the United Center… Its a great atmostphere, when the eleven seed wins three straight games, and is now in the Sweet Sixteen… They play an aggressive defense, and they rarely miss the many threes they take… Bye Purdue! Notre Dame was thwarted by Florida State, the team that VCU plays.. And in the top half of the region, Kansas should blow by Richmond, but many thought that about Northern Iowa.

NOTE: I will be taking a short leave of absence, the rest of the week, and when I come back, its baseball time!!!

Hey guys, in this post I will break down all the action we saw last night, as well as what to expect in today’s games!

Its Jimmer Time

Man, oh man, I am a genius(Southeast Region). Call me conceded, but how many of you had Pitt getting knocked off by Butler in the second round? Yeah, that is what I thought, I’ve got Kansas State coming out of that regional, and unfortunately, they just got knocked off by Wisconsin.  Jacob Pullen looked great, totaling a sum of 60 points in the two games his team played, too bad it was to no avail! No upsets in the bottom half of this region, as Fredette’s Cougars look to take on the Gators in the Sweet Sixteen.  The Sweet Sixteen in this region is: Butler, Wisconsin, Brigham Young, and Florida.

Southeast Region Games Today:

None.

Kentucky is good, just not lucky(East Region) Kentucky is very very good, they just have lost too many close ones, so if their luck turns, I will favor them to go to Houston, their already halfway there, after winning yesterday, the team advanced to the Sweet Sixteen.  George Mason plays Ohio State tonight, this game can be found on CBS.  There is a bracket buster here, Marquette, after beating a six-seeded Musketeer team in the first round, the field is open for the Golden Eagles.

East Region Picks For Today:

Ohio State (1) vs. George Mason (8) There was a guy on yahoo sports or some other big website that had predicted the upset in this one, I am not going to.  I believe that Ohio State WILL win this game, albeit exit the tournament to Kentucky in the Sweet Sixteen.

Marquette (11) vs. Syracuse (3) Here’s a game that you should expect the unexpected in… A lot of people though Xavier would be here, albeit the Golden Eagles have taken their place, and I believe they will pull the upset… Marquette wins.

North Carolina (2) vs. Washington (7) I have gone crazy, and think that Washington is going to win this game… Just kidding, I have North Carolina in my Final Four, but lets just say this: I am expecting this to be the best game today, and it is also the earliest.  Tar Heels win.

Can you say beast?

He’s back! Boy, am I getting redundant. (West Region) In a first round game that I got to say little about, Kyrie Irving dropped a team-high 14 points against Hampton, in his first game off the bench… If he start’s today against Michigan, and sees a lot of minutes, they will blow the Wolverines right out of the tourney. UCONN and San Diego State (in double OT) both advanced to the Sweet Sixteen yesterday.

West Region Games:

Duke(1) vs. Michigan (8) I already said it, Kyrie Irving is back in what seems to be full force, but today will be the telling point. Duke wins.

Texas (4) vs. Arizona (5) Well, I really was expecting to see Oakland play Memphis in this match-up, so I’ll go with Texas.

Richmond? The Spiders? (Southwest Region) Yesterday Morehead State played the Richmond Spiders, a 12 verse a 13, the twelve won, Richmond.  And they have advanced to the Sweet Sixteen… The only team yet to emerge from that region… Kansas has the Illini tonight, VCU plays Purdue, and Florida State squares off against the Irish.

Pick along.