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ABK…Anybody But Kentucky!!

The Final 4 is now set for Saturday, April 5 with Florida playing UConn and Kentucky battling Wisconsin. Show of hands. How many of you had these pairings? A 1 seed, a 2 seed, a 7 seed, and an 8 seed – not quite what the committee had in mind when the brackets came out on Selection Sunday! Of this group, you could see Florida making it and with a few breaks, maybe Wisconsin. But no one in their right mind would have picked UConn and only the diehard fanatics from the Bluegrass State remotely gave the Wildcats the slimmest of chances.

Speaking of Kentucky, I am pulling for Wisconsin to take them out. Listen, I used to be a Kentucky fan. The tradition, the legendary coaches, the flow of All Americans. You mention college basketball and the first program that comes to your mind is Kentucky. But Kentucky today represents everything that is wrong with college basketball. They have a slick Used Car Salesman running the asylum, no one ever graduates from there anymore, and the one and done player is rushed to the NBA – usually too soon and they fall flat on their face. I get it. It is a different era today but the university is doing nothing to prepare the kids for the future. And guess what? Nothing is going to change anytime soon. Coach Cal will get the 1 year players and their fan base will go crazy over some 18 year old that gets in school, never goes to class, and drops out of school on April 8 to pursue his life long dream of playing in the NBA. By the way, as much as I despise Coach Cal and the program now, he has done his best coaching job ever this year with this group. If Kentucky beats Wisconsin, I will be rooting for the winner of Florida and UConn to take down the Wildcats for the title!

Throughout all of the Madness, there truly have been some great games. Last night’s game between Arizona and Wisconsin was one for the ages. If you look at Michigan State’s performance today, you would have to say that their titanic clash with UVA on Friday took their legs away. I had that game circled on my bracket as maybe the best game of the tournament and it lived up to the hype. Dayton’s run was magical, Harvard, Mercer, and North Dakota State gave the “mid majors” continued notoriety. With a blink of an eye, perennial powerhouses like Syracuse, Duke, North Carolina, and Kansas were bounced out early. All of the ESPN Talking Heads has Michigan State cutting down the nets in the end.

Something has got to change with the replay system. Five minutes to get it right?? How come Little League Baseball gets it right in 15 seconds. When you watch the Little League World Series and there is a controversial call, they go to the camera and 15 seconds later we have the call…the correct call. These yahoos referring the college game meet before they go to the monitor, look at 6 camera angles, come to mid court to talk about it, go back to the camera, talk about it some more, let the coaches know of their decision and 3 beers later, make the call. This needs to get fixed NOW!

Now for my picks. I like Florida over UConn and Wisconsin beating Kentucky. Florida vs. Wisconsin would be a great pairing for the championship. Billy the Kid has won 2 NCAA Championships and the Grizzly coaching vet Bo Ryan is looking for his first. Wait a minute…I just thought of something! Let’s have Florida play Kentucky. An SEC match up for the championship?? NOOOOO!!! YESSSSSS!!! SEC!SEC!SEC! I love the way that sounds…another SEC national champion.

 

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Tim Tebow Joins ESPN SEC Analyst

ESPN.com is reporting that  former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow has agreed to a multi-year deal to join ESPN as an analyst for the SEC Network, it was announced Monday.Former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow has agreed to a multiyear deal to join ESPN as an analyst for the SEC Network,

“I am so excited that ESPN has given me this incredible opportunity,” Tebow said in a statement. “When I was 6 years old, I fell in love with the game of football, and while I continue to pursue my dream of playing quarterback in the NFL, this is an amazing opportunity to be part of the unparalleled passion of college football and the SEC.”

Tebow’s primary role with the new network will be as an analyst for “SEC Nation,” a traveling football pregame show that will originate from a different SEC campus each week. The show will debut before the Texas A&M-South Carolina game in Columbia, S.C., on Aug. 28.

Tim Tebow has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

 The former Florida quarterback also will contribute to a variety of ESPN platforms, including “SportsCenter,” ESPN Radio and the network’s Heisman Trophy coverage.

Tebow will make his debut as an analyst on Jan. 6 during ESPN’s pregame coverage of the Vizio BCS National Championship.

“Tim is an SEC icon with a national fan base and broad appeal. He will be a significant contributor to the compelling content we will deliver with the SEC Network,” said Justin Connolly, ESPN senior vice president, programming, college networks. “Tim brings a wealth of knowledge about the game, the conference and the passion among SEC fans.”

Tebow’s role with ESPN will not preclude him from continuing to pursue opportunities in the NFL. He was with the New England Patriots before being released prior to the regular season. He also has played for the New York Jets and Denver Broncos.

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Tim Tebow Heisman 2007

On December 8, 2007, Tebow was awarded the Heisman Trophy, finishing ahead of Arkansas’s Darren McFadden, Hawaii’s Colt Brennan, and Missouri’s Chase Daniel. He was the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy.  He garnered 462 first-place votes and 1,957 points, 254 points ahead of the runner-up, Arkansas running back Darren McFadden.  He finished the regular season as the only player in FBS history to rush and pass for at least 20 touchdowns in both categories in the same season. He had 32 passing touchdowns, and 23 rushing touchdowns. Tebow’s rushing TD total in the 2007 season is the most recorded for any position in SEC history.  The total also set the record for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in FBS history. Tebow became the third UF player to win the Heisman Trophy, joining Steve Spurrier and Danny Wuerffel.

Aaron Hernandez Not Guilty Plea

Aaron Hernandez Plea Not Guilty

Former Patriot Tight End Aaron Hernandez  ArraingmentAaron Hernandez was arraigned this morning on charges stemming from his involvement in the  murder of  27-year-old semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.

Hernandez has long insisted he’s innocent therefore his not guilty plea came as no “big” surprise.

Last month, the 23-year-old former NFL tight end was formally indicted for 1st degree murder, carrying a firearm, possession of a firearm, possession of a high-capacity firearm or feeding device, and 2 counts of possession of ammunition.

A pretrial date has been set for October 9th.

ABOUT:  Aaron Michael Hernandez (born November 6, 1989) is a former American football tight end who played for the New England Patriots.

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Hernandez  played college football for the University of Florida, was a member of a BCS National Championship team, earned All-American honors, and was recognized as one of the outstanding college tight ends in the nation. He was drafted by the Patriots in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft, and was selected for the Pro Bowl following his second NFL season.

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Kanye West is Booed at the Dodgers Game

Dodger fans booed Kanye West

Kim Kardashian so dislikes Katie Couric right now and many fans at Dodger Stadium so dislike Kim’s  husband  Kanye West.

Kanye West Booed at Dodgers GameAccording to ESPN writer Arash Markazi via TWITTERKanye was watching the Dodgers vs New York Jets  game Wednesday night with several friends and Kim’s brother Rob Kardashian.  Kanye’s photo was flashed on the jumbotron during the game.  When fans saw it they booed.

It was apparent that the loud negative response to the rapper presence was intended for him…because when singer Robin Thicke and rock ‘n’ roller Anthony Kiedis,  appeared on the tron…the entire crowd erupted in applause.

About:  Kanye West is an American producer, rapper, fashion designer and actor who has a net worth of $100 million.

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Kanye West’s Record Label — Hunting Down Album Leaker

Kanye West‘s record label Def Jam is on MAJOR damage control right now .

The rapper’s  sixth studio album  “Yeezus” has album leaked online. The album was scheduled for release on  June 18, but the entire album has already surfaced on the web.

In today’s digital age, this is not uncommon.  Major record companies have special divisions to handle these types of issues.  They use  various methods to track down the source of a leak … as well as to put a stop to any further illicit file sharing.

According to sources…The record company already has a lead on who’s behind the leak and plans to take swift punitive action.

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