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Sweet Sixteen 2009

By Trevor Freeman

With March Madness right around the corner….God Bless the NCAA Tournament, we decided to do a little preliminary analysis for those of you pining for the moment that the bracket is revealed.  Over the past month, I have sat down and watched as much college basketball as humanly possible.  I formulated the sixteen teams that I think look Sweet Sixteen worthy.

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The Madness Has Arrived

by Trevor Freeman

Jalapeno Poppers.  Glass Slippers.  Yuengling.  Bryce Drew.  Chili Cheese Nachos.  Harold Arcenaux.  Chicken Wings.  Rumeal Robinson.  Budweiser.  Bill Raftery.  Mozzarella Sticks.  Bracket Busters.  Tequila.  Jeff Fryar.  Are you filling out your bracket right now?  Is today the most unproductive Monday you have had in weeks?  Don’t be concerned.  It is that way for everybody.  It was an excruciating wait between now and the end of the Super Bowl, but it is finally here.  Ladies and Gentleman……….the Madness has arrived.

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Our Look At The Final Four

By Trevor Freeman

Goosebumps.  That was what filled my arm down the stretch of the Georgetown-North Carolina game as I watched the Hoyas rally back to deliver a revenge punch that had been twenty-five years in the making.  And I’ll be quite honest…….I was worried that this Elite Eight was going to leave us wanting for more.  I thought the only goosebumps I was going to get all weekend was from a second viewing of last Wednesday’s “Friday Night Lights” (“friends……friends….Texas forever….Texas forever man”).  Then the last seven minutes of regulation and overtime gave us the stirring comeback we had been dying for all weekend.  

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Hot or Not: March Madness

By Billy Fellin

    Welcome to article number 357423 written about March Madness here on Sportscolumn written within the past week or two. Two rounds into the tournament and Cinderella has yet to show her face. Two rounds in, there are hot trends emerging and things we just want to stop now and be done with. Here are some of those; here is Hot or Not.

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Our Look At An Eventful Weekend

By Trevor Freeman

Treeemendous Saturday.  I know there is a God and that he loves us when he provides a weekend like this past one.  Is there a more underrated happening than when St. Patrick’s Day and the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament link up?  Barrooms filled with people rallying behind a team like Xavier as they try to knock off Ohio State.  Loud roars each time a big shot puts a game into overtime.  Maybe this year I did not get the full eight hour St. Patty’s experience, but the afternoon I spent barhopping reminded me of why this day is New York’s version of Mardi Gras.  

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You are about to bet on March Madness. Cancel or Allow?

CANCEL! CANCEL! CANCEL! I’m not stupid enough to actually bet cash on the tournament since I’m not up on my college bball this year (aside from throwing $50 away on office pools) but I am part of a contest from nbx.com called Battle of the Blogs. Instead of a bracket, they do a contest where you start with 100,000 points and you can bet on each game. Good thing it’s not real cash or I’d be selling blood and sperm right now.

I waded slowly into the betting pool, putting down 100 or 500 points on BC over Texas Tech, Louisville over Standford, Michigan State over Marquette, and various other games. Amazingly I went 11-3-1 to begin the contest. However, from Friday to Sunday, it seemed that college basketball was fixed. Against me specifically. I dropped 16 straight bets. 16. You could flip a coin and not do anywhere near as bad.

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Ten Predictions for March Madness

The most entertaining sports weekend of the year is heading our way. Sixty four teams will be whittled down to 16 in a crazy four-day rush of non-stop college basketball. While every person worth knowing has already filled out a bracket, here are ten March Madness predictions anyway.