The Not-So-Sweet 16

The first 52 games of March Madness gave us lots of overtimes, buzzer-beaters, upsets and, best of all, a humiliating loss for Duke.  In only 15 more games, we will have a champion.  Unfortunately for basketball fans, most of the 16 remaining teams are about as likable as the warden in Shawshank.  But, if you…

NCAA Second Round Preview – East Region

Thursday, March 20 Spokane, WA   #5 Cincinnati Bearcats (-2.5) vs #12 Harvard Crimson PROMINENT ALUMNI/DROPOUTS Famous Bearcats:  Oscar Robertson, George Clooney, Nipsey Russell, Sandy Koufax, Charles Keating, Jr Famous Crimson:  Fred “Herman Munster” Gwynne, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Barack Obama, FDR. Teddy Roosevelt, JFK, Conan O’Brien, Matt Damon, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Crichton, Natalie…

NCAA Second Round Preview – South Region

Thursday, March 20 Orlando, FL   #1 Florida Gators (-21.5) vs #16 Albany Great Danes PROMINENT ALUMNI/DROPOUTS Famous Gators:  Erin Andrews, Faye Dunaway, Tim Tebow, Stephen Stills Famous Great Danes:  Harvey Milk, Ed Burns, Steve Guttenberg, Frank Whaley (the guy who says “what” a lot until he’s shot in Pulp Fiction) WHO WINS MASCOT BATTLE?…

NCAA Second Round Preview – Midwest Region

Thursday, March 20 Orlando, FL   #5 St. Louis Billikens (-3) vs #12 NC State Wolfpack PROMINENT ALUMNI/DROPOUTS Famous Billikens:  Robert Guillaume, Andreas “One-armed man from the Fugitive” Katsulas Famous Wolfpack:  Zach Galifianakis, John Edwards, John Tesh, the guy who invented the Segway, Philip Rivers, Spud Webb, Torry Holt WHO WINS MASCOT BATTLE? A good-luck…

NCAA Second Round Preview – West Region

Thursday, March 20 Spokane, WA #5 Oklahoma Sooners (-4) vs #12 North Dakota State Bison PROMINENT ALUMNI/DROPOUTS Famous Sooners:  Olivia Munn, James Garner, Mickey Mantle, Huey “The Kingfish” Long, Mookie Blaylock, Brian Bosworth Famous Bison:  former NFL safety Tyrone Braxton, convicted serial killer and sex offender Joseph Edward Duncan III WHO WINS MASCOT BATTLE? Even…

The Movie Basketball Dream Team

The NCAA tournament tips off in a week.  68 teams will scratch and claw with everything they’ve got until a champion is ultimately crowned.  To survive the March Madness battle royal, the winning squad will have to display an uncanny mix of talent and heart that few possess.  If that team were then tasked to…