I usually have a pick ’em this time around but year I am going to forego that so I can focus on the two that I already am in.
I have followed some strategies throughout my years and I have done pretty well. I have never won but hey, I still got a good amount of upsets right.
Today I will share my tips on having a great bracket. A winning one? I don’t know. But these are what I hold on to when I fill my bracket out.
One of the greatest things about my alma mater is its rich history in track & field. But for some time, the program was dissolved and it was only a memory. The practice field was just an open public area next to the football stadium. The only true reminder of its greatness is the statue of John Carlos and Tommie Smith.
But today the school announced that in a couple years, the track & field program would return. This makes me so happy. For what Speed City meant to San Jose and the campus, it is great to bring back one of the school’s biggest and most important sports programs.
This was amazing. I am so happy!
That was the game-winning shot! Except the ball never went in. It was ruled a goaltend and UCLA took the lead and won, advancing to the next round.
Take a look at these two angles. Is that a goaltend? The shot looks off and there appears to be a chance that it would have missed the rim entirely. Maybe the refs think it could have grazed the rim. We’ll never know. But from these angles, it looks like it would have missed.
However, the risk is too high to be even trying to grab the ball that close to the rim. And it’s odd that the officials can’t go to replay on something like that. Still, it may not have had any chance of going in, but chancing it by reaching for the ball that close to the rim warrants a call. Not a fair call, but it was the call that had to be made.
It’s that time of the year again! The brackets are set and it’s time for you to fill them out. Can you beat me? Join my bracket pick ’em game. I will not pick Kentucky to win. But will you?
So earlier in the day, Cardale Jones tweeted this.
Some speculated that he would announce his entry into the NFL Draft. Some hoped that he’d stay at Ohio State. His stock is really high so leaving for the pros made sense. He then held a nationally televised press conference for his announcement.
After letting the events of last night sink in, I can now fully appreciate the beauty of this new playoff system. If we were still under the BCS rules, Ohio State wouldn’t be champions. In fact, they wouldn’t even have a chance at the title. This is what I think the college game needed and we got a great taste of why it was a success.
One of the things that makes college football’s new system great is the chance for teams to prove that they are deserving of a title shot despite not being ranked at the top. I wonder if the playoff will expand in the future. But for now, we got a great glimpse of what goodness can come.
Ohio State proved to me that their defense was phenomenal and their running game controlled the entire tempo. I am was thoroughly impressed with Cardale Jones and his poise despite his lack of prior playing time. The Oregon offense never got a chance to get into a good tempo and as a result they just look baffled on the field. Even though it wasn’t that close, I was hooked watching this game and I know that a part of it was because I witnessed the two games on New Year’s Day and wanted to see its conclusion.
Good job, NCAA. You got something right. Now don’t mess it up going forward.