Editor's Note--Well, we had technical difficulties last Sunday so we could not publish. Those in Big D's inner circle know he went 3-0 though on Sunday.....Then Big D didn't really love much the last 2 days. But now? Now, we have some important WEEKEND clashes. Big D has one play today, and 2 tomorrow, for some feisty NCAA action. Oh, for those of you who will be in Nevada next week? We will all be attending the HorsePlayers World Series at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas. And by "We", I mean the "Royal We", the "A-list We". All other glitterati, are invited. Hopefully, we can all gather round next Saturday afternoon, and take a photo of me with a big cardboard check. But that's then. This is now. Oooooooh Biiiiiiiiiiiiiig D?!?!!?--R.B.
Thank you, Richie, for giving us an updated itinerary for next week. Best of luck. We'll be cheering you on. See you all, that can attend in Vegas. Sorry for the absence this week but we've been studying. On with the show....
In the first ever Elite Eight battle for 2 two teams who have NEVER been to a Final Four, there is much at stake. These two have met up in important games in the past, ironically. More heat on Gonzaga than Xavier to make it to the Final Four. West Virginnie almost pulled the upset. Now can Xavier? Well, you know how Gonzaga won on Thursday? With good ol fashioned defense, that's how. Xavier gone UNDER in 7 of 8 neutral site games. Gonaga UNDER 6-2 last 8 NCAA games, and 19-8 UNDERS in non-division games. UNDER tonight baby.
In the Sunday battles, Game 1, these two teams know each other well. SEC divisional foes throw down in Manhattan!! They split on the season with each winning at home. Winner goes to the Final Four. Shocking South Carolina is here and in fine form. Smashing Baylor by 20 (TWENTY!) in their sweet sixteen game. How'd they do that handsomes? Dee-fense. As they are well known for. Florida is VERY fortunate to be here on that crazy 3 to sink Wisconsin. That game was a little out of character for the Gators Friday night. The coach will stress that its best to play gooooood dee-fense to get back to the Final Four again. South Carolina 56-23 UNDER in their last 79 after a win, 26-7 UNDER as an UNDERdog of less than 6. Florida UNDER 18-6 as a neutral site favorite. Huge battle in the trenches at the Garden, baby! UNDER!
Finally, all the glitz and glamour Sunday at 5pm eastern! Unc vs Kentucky! Sooooo many final fours, championships, tradition, NBA stars, etc. A yuge prize for this victory too. Another Final Four. 1 vs 2 seed. We bet if you ask Coach Calipari how his team has gotten this far again? He would say "Boxing out and deeeeee-fense". That's 5 straight UNDERs for the 'cats in the NCAA and 13 of 16 UNDERs after winning straight up. Sure, Carolina has some yuuuuuge offensive talent. But how about this? They are UNDER last 10 of 12 after a straight up win AND UNDER 10 of 14 after scoring 90 points in a game. John Q. Public will be taking the OVER in this game (and looks like he already has.....). Not us. Everyone will need to work for their hoops in this probable instant classic. They stick a 158 total on this game, means both teams probably need to score in the 80s for an over. Too difficult pal. DEEEE-FENSE
So the happy "UNDER Elite Eight" recap: UNDER 145.5 Gonz/Xav, UNDER 135 Fla/SC, UNDER 158 UNC/Ky.
We don't care about in division, out of division, or SUBDIVISIONS. It's all about UNDER this weekend. Good luck and god bless. Enjoy. Hope to see you next week from Nevada! Now speaking of SUBDIVISIONs, this is a groovy 80s song. Richie is that you being left behind, or the cat in the car, at around the 2:05 mark? Hmmmm?!