The Final Four is set and I cannot wait to go to Minnesota.
There are so many great storylines. Texas Tech, picked seventh in the preseason Big 12 poll, is going to its first Final Four. Chris Beard has done an incredible job leading the Red Raiders. Defense got them to Minnesota, stopping Michigan and Gonzaga.
Virginia made up for last year's disappointing first-round loss to UMBC. Tony Bennett is a class act who is making history. His father, Dick, led Wisconsin to the 2000 Final Four, meaning the Bennetts are the second father-son duo at the Final Four, joining John Thompson and JT III.
The field of 68 is set. It is time to start dancing.
Congrats to the top four seeds: Virginia, Gonzaga, Duke and North Carolina.
The bubbles burst for: Texas, TCU, Indiana, NC State and Alabama.
Let the fun begin, the best three weeks in sports.
It was also a busy week in the NFL as free agency and a numbers of trades happened too. The Browns acquired Odell Beckham Jr.
The Jets landed LeVeon Bell and CJ Mosley. The Ravens added Earl Thomas and Mark Ingram. The Jaguars signed Nick Foles. The Redskins signed Landon Collins. The Lions added WR Danny Amendola. The Bills signed Frank Gore. The Eagles acquired DeSean Jackson. The Chiefs landed Tyrann Mathieu. The Cardinals landed Terrell Suggs. The Niners acquired Dee Ford.
The Titans got Cameron Wake.
I had a great time calling the Tennessee-Auburn game. It was a great win for Bruce Pearl’s team and it was a great environment.
Championship Week should be special. I am excited to call the WCC and SEC tournaments.
It will be interesting to see how the bubble teams fare and see which teams earn the !-seeds.