If you’re a hip-hop and basketball fan go read this article about some of the ties between the two. It’s a good exploration of how the two have influenced each other, although I think the author gives Michael Jordan a little too much credit on the fashion tip. There’s definitely a chicken & egg thing… Continue reading They’re Playing Bas-ket-ball…
PVRBlog has a post with some excellent ideas and resources for catching those Olympic events you want to see. Maybe we’ll be lucky and they won’t broadcast the US Basketball team getting trounced. And they also have a post about the apparent slow death of the X Games. I just noticed that ESPN has chopped… Continue reading Tips on TiVoing the Olympics
I just saw a clip from an ESPN show, Two on Two, airing tomorrow night. The funniest part was when Larry Bird said that he’d get upset if a team sent a white player to guard him. He took that as a sign of disrespect. 🙂 This article sums it up (text copied below): Bird:… Continue reading Larry Bird: NBA “a Black man’s game”
Those of you who have been following the Marcus Dixon story be sure to see the current episode of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Here’s what’s on that episode (which is running several more times over the next week or so): Marcus Dixon In a major development following REAL SPORTS’ probing report last fall on… Continue reading Marcus Dixon on ‘Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel’
Needless to say, my NCAA Tournament brackets are totally jacked up. Not only did Stanford, who I picked to win it all, lose, but Kentucky, who I had losing to Stanford in the championship game, got upset this weekend as well. I can’t recall there being so many major upsets this early in previous years.… Continue reading Upset City!
Ouch! I took 5 losses in my brackets yesterday. I tried to get cute by picking a few upsets and I paid for it. Now I’m ranked #357,453, a slip of 271,623 places and into the 55th percentile. But all of my second round winners are still alive, so I’m expecting a significant rise by… Continue reading Some Quick NCAA Tourney Notes
There was some great basketball yesterday in the tourney and I’m pretty happy with my picks after day 1. I currently have 13 out of a possible 16 points, and am ranked first in the SportBlog pool, second in the Barefoot And Naked pool, and 220!?!?! in the Fans of Stanford pool. I’m amazed at… Continue reading I’m Number 85,830!
My NCAA Tournament picks are done. I have Kentucky, Wake Forest, Mississippi State and Stanford going to the Final Four. It was tough to pick Miss. St. over Duke since I haven’t even seen Miss. St. play. But I have seen a lot of Duke, and while they are an incredible team when everything is… Continue reading Let the Games Begin
I’ve been trying to find a bloggers’ NCAA tournament pool with a lot of members, but it seems like there are a lot of different pools with just a handful of people in each. Oh well. I’ve decided to join two of them, and the pubic ‘Fans of Stanford’ pool on Yahoo’s Tourney site. If… Continue reading NCAA Tourney… Who Wants Some?
There’s nothing like a good college basketball game. I just finished watching the Duke/North Carolina game. That game never disappoints, and tonight’s 83 – 81 overtime win by Duke sure lived up to the tradition. I can’t wait for the rematch in a few weeks, and this type of action is making me itch for… Continue reading Hell of a Game