Editor's Note--When last seen, Large Richard, AKA BigDick was suggesting (demanding?) that you play the EAGLES of PHILADELPHIA both versus the spread, and on the money line, in the Super Duper Bowl. Now I say "last seen" because I think Big D has been purchasing another island and another yacht in parts unknown with all of his winnings ever since 0:00 hit the clock on Sunday Feb 5.....We did catch up with him this week. It was kind of funny, well, not really. You see, we were watching the Syracuse/Arizona State game last night, when I bought up "Hey Big D remember the last time Syracuse and Arizona State played? It was in the tournament a few years back. And you picked Arizona State cause they had a "rising star" that many people in the country hadn't heard about? That was James Harden! And he proceeded to score like 6 points in his worst college game ever, and "The Cuse" won? And when I turned around? Big D was gone. Hmmmm. Maybe he's angry. But maybe that just means he worked extra hard last night?!?! Is your mind going in circles with all the games? Well, how about this?!?
Now that we are all done with that. The MADNESS is HERE!! And Big Dick has 4, count em, FOUR, plays today and tonight!! Starting NOW!!! Gooooooo--R.B.
Yes Richie, thanks for the reminder on the "Harden-gate" game. Also thanks for the accolades on the Super Bowl. You can get a ride on the new yacht. Happy March Madness everyone. Now let's sail through winning waters.....
The tennessee volunteers have had a real nice surprising season. They got a 3 seed to boot! You know who else had a nice surprising season? The WRIGHT STATE RAAAAAAAAAAAAYDDDDDDDDDDDDUHSSSSSSSSSSS. 25-9 and they are GRITTY on the defensive side too. The points work pals. Take in the early game.
"The U" of Miami is a 6 seed with a good coach. The LOYOLA-CHICAGO is an 11 seed with a good coach, too. The RAMBLERS won the title 55 years ago. Not much since then. In the sneakiest line of the opening round, the Hurricanes lay a "mere" 2 to LOYOLA. Another gritty defensive team from the Midwest. We NEVER lay 2 or 4 in a basketball game friends. Take.
In more of our "Dog Day Afternoon", the "fancy" Ohio State Buckeyes from the "powerful" Big 10 take on the JACKRABBITS of SOUTH DAKOTA STATE. The Buckeyes are young and dont have much tournament experience. Believe it or not, the JACKRABBITS are old and DO have experience. The line is 8.5 and we guess that's cause THE Ohio State is a 5 seed. Well, do you know the deal about 12 seeds? In the last 9 tournaments they are 18-18 in the 1st round versus 5 seeds. Um, that is STRAIGHT UP. The points work as you FEAST by dinnertime on the East Coast.....TAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake!
Finally, in a "big ol battle o' Texas" in Dallas, the LUMBERJACKS of STEPHEN F AUSTIN get 11.5 from a once hot, but now chillier, Texas Tech Raider squad. The LUMBERJACKS have won 10 of 11, so are REAL hot, and have been to the tournament 5 of 6 years. They will NOT be "ascared". Can you say buzzer beater? We can. We can also feel comfortable taking the generous 11.5, baby.
So the happy "1st day and night of the tournament" recap? WRIGHT STATE+12.5 vs Tenn, LOYOLA-ILL+2 vs Miami, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE+8.5 vs The Ohio State, and STEPHEN F AUSTIN+11.5 vs Texas Tech.
Now is your head more clear and not going in circles? Good. Let's stay with the soul theme. Cause these locks are signed, sealed, and now delivered. Go get em "Skinny Stevie"....See you tomorrow. Same bat time. Same bat channel. God bless. Good luck and enjoy.