This and That


Week of March 18th, 2019

Each week I’ll write about the world of sports:

*The field of 68 was announced. Duke, North Carolina, Virginia and Gonzaga were 1-seeds. Bubble burst for Texas, TCU, Indiana, NC State and Alabama.

*What a busy week in the NFL. 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.

*If the NCAA Tournament wats to avoid controversy, with mid-majors missing out and power conference teams four games below .500 in league play dancing, I have a thought. Using my plan of 28 at-large bids to power conference and insure eight for Mid majors creates excitement. Reward success instead of mediocrity.

*Great to see Killian Tillie back on the court for Gonzaga. He has been injury-plagued the last two years. Mark Few is thrilled to have him back. Unfortunately the Zags lost in the WCC title game for the first time since 2012. Fans at Las Vegas airports said they were stunned.

*Congratulations to Tom Izzo of Michigan State. He earned his 600th win as the Spartans beat Ohio State in the Big Ten tournament.

Quote of the Week

“The big dance is all set. Bubbles were burst, and now March Madness goes full swing!”

-Dick Vitale