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March Madness and The Chocolate Easter Bunny

HAPPY EASTER 

The Easter Bunny prediction for March Madness 

Louisville

will win!

If Duke defeats Louisville,

then Duke will win the whole thing!

 

BUT THEN THERE ARE THESE GUYS!!!!

Everyone is rooting for the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles in this year’s March Madness NCAA Basketball Tournament.  They defeated Georgetown in their first-ever NCAA tournament game and then went on to destry San Diego State.  They are the first-ever No. 15 seed to win two games in the tournament and advance to the Sweet 16 Round.

So far, the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles

are certainly this year’s Cinderella Story

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To me the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are best described by this quote:

“The secret is to have eight great players and four others who will cheer like crazy.” ~ Jerry Tarkanian

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How to pick the March Madness Winner – It’s Easy

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

The Big Dance

March Madness

No. 1 seeds heading into the tournament:

Louisville, Kansas, Indiana and Gonzaga.

The Cardinals are the overall top seed.

Free Printable March Madness 2013 brackets at:

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/tournament/bracket

NCAA March Madness
Scores & Schedule
  1. Round of 64
  2. Round of 32
  3. Sweet Sixteen
  4. Elite Eight
March 21–22
Midwest
1
L’Ville
Louisville
Mar 21
6:50 PM
16
NCA&T
North Carolina A&T
8
Col. St.
Colorado St.
Mar 21
9:20 PM
9
Mizzou
Missouri
5
Ok. St.
Oklahoma St.
Mar 21
4:40 PM
12
Ore.
Oregon
4
SLU
Saint Louis
Mar 21
2:10 PM
13
N.M. St.
New Mexico St.
6
Mem.
Memphis
Mar 21
2:45 PM
11
SMC
Saint Mary’s
3
MSU
Michigan St.
Mar 21
12:15 PM
14
Valpo
Valparaiso
7
Cre.
Creighton
Mar 22
2:45 PM
10
Cin.
Cincinnati
2
Duke
Duke
Mar 22
12:15 PM
15
Albany
Albany
West
1
Gonz.
Gonzaga
Mar 21
4:10 PM
16
Sou.
Southern University
8
Pitt.
Pittsburgh
Mar 21
1:40 PM
9
Wich.
Wichita St.
5
Wisc.
Wisconsin
Mar 22
12:40 PM
12
Miss.
Ole Miss
4
KSU
Kansas St.
Mar 22
3:10 PM
6
Ari.
Arizona
Mar 21
7:20 PM
11
Bel.
Belmont
3
NM
New Mexico
Mar 21
9:50 PM
14
Harv.
Harvard
7
ND
Notre Dame
Mar 22
9:45 PM
10
Ia. St.
Iowa St.
2
OSU
Ohio St.
Mar 22
7:15 PM
15
Iona
Iona
South
1
KU
Kansas
Mar 22
9:50 PM
16
W. KY
Western Kentucky
8
UNC
North Carolina
Mar 22
7:20 PM
9
Vill.
Villanova
5
VCU
VCU
Mar 21
9:45 PM
12
Akron
Akron
4
Mich.
Michigan
Mar 21
7:15 PM
13
S.D. St.
South Dakota St.
6
UCLA
UCLA
Mar 22
9:57 PM
11
Minn.
Minnesota
3
Fla.
Florida
Mar 22
7:27 PM
14
NW St.
Northwestern St.
7
SDSU
San Diego St.
Mar 22
9:20 PM
10
Okla.
Oklahoma
2
G’Town
Georgetown
Mar 22
6:50 PM
15
FGCU
FGCU
East
1
IU
Indiana
Mar 22
4:10 PM
8
N.C. St.
North Carolina St.
Mar 22
1:40 PM
9
Tem.
Temple
5
UNLV
UNLV
Mar 21
7:27 PM
12
Cal
California
4
Syr.
Syracuse
Mar 21
9:57 PM
13
Mont.
Montana
6
Butler
Butler
Mar 21
12:40 PM
11
Buck.
Bucknell
3
Marq.
Marquette
Mar 21
3:10 PM
14
Dav.
Davidson
7
Ill.
Illinois
Mar 22
4:40 PM
10
Colo.
Colorado
2
Miami
Miami (FL)
Mar 22
2:10 PM
15
Pac.
Pacific
All times are in ET


BUT, because…

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I’ll go out on a limb, after a weekend of drinking green beer,

green beer blessing St. Patrick's Day

even Green Guinness

green guinness

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and predict the following…

March Madness predictions-funny-Notre Dame

Why is March Madness so popular?

Over $50 billion in illegal wagers are placed on college basketball games each year.

But interestingly!!!!

 The NCAA officially “opposes all forms of legal and illegal sports wagering, which has the potential to undermine the integrity of sports contests and jeopardizes the welfare of student-athletes and the intercollegiate athletics community.”

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VCU and Shaka Smart

March 2012

Shaka Smart may be the Number One choice for the Coaching position at The University of Illinois.

Illinois fired Bruce Weber on Friday.

Shaka has done an incredible job during the last two seasons. He deserves a shot in the Big Time in the Big Ten!

NCAA Basketball Upset

VCU earns a birth in the March Madness ~ NCAA Tournament

VCU Upsets Drexel ~ winners of 19 straight Games

Drexel had a chance to tie the game at the buzzer but VCU held on, 59-56, to win the CAA Championship.

Can VCU And Shaka Smart repeat the incredible March Madness Run of 2011?

 

Re-Cap of March Madness 2011

and

VCU’s Incredible Performance

VCU loses to Butler

“If you want to talk about quality of shots, we had, I would say, six or eight layups that we missed,” Smart said. “So I would say that wasn’t the difference. Butler has an experienced team. They know how to win. They’re not going to beat themselves. We knew that coming into the game. We just made a few too many mistakes.”

Good run, though!

Shaka Smart and the Giant Killers

VCU ~  “ No sacrificial Rams.”

Great Story in the NCAA March Madness

Lots of Fun to watch!

Shaka’s Got ‘Em Believing (VCU Final Four Song)

ESPN’s Dick Vitale said before the tournament “Look at Colorado’s résumé, look at UAB and look at VCU,  it’d be an M&Mer — a mismatch, man. It would be like a beauty contest — Roseanne Barr walking in versus Scarlett Johansson. No shot, none whatsoever.”

Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU is situated in the heart of Richmond, the capital of Virginia since 1779

Shaka Smart, the 33-year old who’s got Virginia Commonwealth in the Final Four, is suddenly the hottest coaching commodity in NCAA men’s basketball as the Rams prepare to take on Butler in Houston.

Shaka Smart Quotes

(Shaka Smart developed a love for quotations at Kenyon College. Smart began writing down quotes into a digital document that is now over 110 pages long.)

Smart, who quoted Major League after beating Kansas, said quotes are his biggest hobby.

He said his favorite quote is from his wife:

“Appreciation is the currency of success.”

“We have a point-nine-percent chance. It’s kind of like that movie Dumb and Dumber: ‘So, you’re saying we’ve got a chance?’ ”

We’ve played our best basketball when it matters most … That’s why I’m sitting up here with a net around my neck.

His wife also said (about Shaka wearing the basketball net after the game), “It’s like the lamp shade of basketball.”

Smart talked about some of the advantages he has being only 33. ”I have a lot of energy,” Smart said. “I have the ability to relate to our guys. It wasn’t too long ago I was in college.”

On style of play~ Smart described his “havoc” defensive philosophy during his introductory press conference as, “We are going to wreak havoc on our opponent’s psyche and their plan of attack.”

About his Name: “It’s about the best thing my dad ever did for me,” Smart said. “Because I was raised primarily by my mom. Shaka is an African name, named after a king in southern Africa who united hundreds of thousands of people. He was a warrior, he was a tough dude, and my dad chose to name me after him. You may have seen the movie ‘Shaka Zulu.’ That’s who I’m named after.”

Speaking a day after No. 11 seed VCU upset top-seeded Kansas in the Elite Eight, school athletics director Norwood Teague said he has every intention of keeping Smart in Richmond.

“We’re gonna’ keep him,” Teague said. “We just have to be proactive about it.”

Who is Shaka Smart

After graduating high school, Smart attended Kenyon College, a liberal arts school in Ohio. As a member of the Kenyon College basketball team, he was an all-conference selection as a senior and is the school’s career assists leader (542). Smart was named a member of the 1999 USA TODAY All-USA Academic Team. ~wikipedia

Smart earns a $325,000 base salary and he could earn in excess of $500,000 this season.

Smart may be a candidate for several vacancies at power conference schools, where some coaches earn in excess of $2 million.

“In a competition famous for its upsets, the Rams having made it to Houston may be the most unlikely occurrence in the history of the tournament,” says Nate Silver at The New York Times, who listed the Rams as an 820-1 underdog to make the Final Four going into tournament play.

The Rams beat five teams from five different “power” conferences — the Pac 10, Big East, Big 10, ACC, and Big 12 — a feat no underdog has managed in the history of the tournament.

“One of my sisters showed me something where it said Kansas now has a 44 percent chance of winning the national championship,” Smart, 33, announced Saturday, a day before Kansas had zero percent chance of winning a national championship. “We have a point-nine-percent chance. It’s kind of like that movie Dumb and Dumber: ‘So, you’re saying we’ve got a chance?’ ”

 

 

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