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Last year, like every season, tickets for the Final Four had to be purchased a year in advance, for a pretty penny too, only now, tickets are practically being given away down in Houston as nobody wants to see an eight, eleven, third, and fourth seed play…. But I ask, why? I mean, its so exciting to be at the games, and now you get to see part of history, as an eleventh seed may just take home the crown!  To my readers, I suggest you go down to Houston, buy a ticket, grab some popcorn, and jump on the Virginia Commonwealth bandwagon!  But first, read my Final Four Preview!

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.

Virginia Commonwealth vs. Butler 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!

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Album Of The Year Preview

Posted: February 13, 2011 in Music
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Its Grammy Sunday, rivaled by only the Super Bowl for the most exciting Sunday of the year!  Here at Jacob’s Sports we break-down the nominations of the album of the year, and give you our prediction!

Teenage Dream, by Katy Perry In what certainly is one of the most sang along to pop album of the year, Katy Perry joins other California Girls while she lives her Teenage Dream at the 53rd Grammy Awards!  This album was one of the top five sellers of the year!  Will the Fireworks go off for Katy Perry?  Will she win this award?  If this was based on radio plays, honestly she could win it, its hard to find a major radio station not playing “California Girls”, “Teenage Dream”, or “Firework” at any given moment!  Perry has a good as chance of any for bringing home the trophy!

Recovery, by Eminem If I were to tell you this is not my favorite album of all time, you’d be saying “I love the way you lie”, because personally I believe this album deserves to soldify Em’s return to rap, and give him the trophy!  That is why, this is my pick for album of the year!  It features Kobe, Lil Wayne, Pink, Rihanna & Slaughterhouse, and features an all-star line-up of producers, including Dr. Dre.  My favorite track off this album rarely sees any air time, and is title “Talking To Myself”, if you have time, go check it out!

Tracklisting for Lady GaGa's 'The Fame: Monster'The Fame Monster, by Lady Gaga The main reason this has slipped out of discussion is because it came out such a long time ago and its songs rarely are played anymore!  Telephone, featuring Beyonce is amongst of slew of other hits including, Alejandro, Bad Romance, and Monster.  This is the album that is on few predictors radar, but has the opportunity to win big!

The Suburbs, by Arcade Fire Now I am not going to be like all the other guys and act as if I know anything about this album, because I do not.  None of us over here do.  I do not want to go on youtube, type it in and listen to the songs because if none of us have ever heard of this album, it will not win.  Do not even bother with this one folks, seeing as it will not win!

Need You Now, by Lady Antebellum I believe Need You Now was number one on iTunes for many of weeks, but other than that, non-country fans know little about this album.  We all know the melody from the hit Need You Now, albeit this album does not prove much depth, and for that reason I do not think it will win!  Great song though!

My Pick: Eminem Recovery!