March Madness Thoughts

Random thoughts heading into the Elite 8.

  • Did a 16 seed really beat the #1 team in the country? No, they embarrassed them! Still can’t believe it.
  • I said Michigan State was overrated before the tournament and they proved it by losing to a poor Syracuse team. State’s strength of schedule this year was extremely weak and they lost both games to Michigan.
  • Teams playing zone defence have done well.
  • The ACC clearly was the best conference in the country.
  • The SEC got way too many teams in the tournament.
  • Loyola has won 3 games by a total of 4 points. I hope they pull off another win and make the Final Four.
  • Duke has a tough road to the Championship game with Kansas tomorrow and potentially Villanova in the Final Four. Big win last night when they shot <20% from three, shot <40% overall, and were out rebounded.
  • Michigan has the easiest road to the big one with a 9 seed tonight and either a 9 or 11 in the Final 4.
  • I picked Duke to win it all 82-76 over Michigan.

Marching On

I love the month of March for two reasons. March Madness and the coming of warmer Michigan weather.

The month of March is heaven for college basketball fans and NCAA bball just happens to be my favorite sport to watch. The teamwork, intensity, atmosphere, and everything about the game draws me in. I’ve already been tuned in to a lot of the conference championship games from last weekend and I’m about to start filling out my bracket. When you have your pride and money on the line in a bracket pool it makes you so much more interested in the outcomes of every single game. The eventual NCAA champ will need to win their final 6 games of the season before they can cut down the nets on the first Monday in April.

Nicer Michigan weather means I start to get the golf itch. Golf is my favorite sport to play as I keep getting older, because it’s a game most people can play most of their life. It’s you against the course out there. There is a lot of skill to the game, but also a lot of luck and mental toughness to it as well. I’ve already planned a trip down to Indiana or however far south we need to drive in order to play some golf. My Dad, a few of his friends, and I will be making the trip at the end of the month to wet our appetites before we can start hitting the links here a few weeks afterwards. With the changes I’ve made to my diet and workouts I’m really looking forward to the effects it will have on my golf game.