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March Madness 2012 Bracket Preview

Here’s a region-by-region look as you all fill out your brackets. May the madness begin! South Region I don’t see any way in which Kentucky does not win this region. They’re set up to face UConn in the second round. While it will be an interesting game, it shouldn’t be too difficult for them. In […]

Basketball AP Top 25 (Week 18): UNC Proves Superiority Over Duke

1. Kentucky (63) I have trouble seeing them lose another game this season. 2. Syracuse (2) The Orange have a #1 seed locked up, and are 30-1. They’ve proven to be the class of the Big East. Given the grueling nature of the conference tournament though, there is a very reasonable possibility that they could […]

Basketball AP Top 25 – Week 17

1. Kentucky (63) The Wildcats are 28-1. Their only loss was on the road against the #18 team in the country. All of their starters could be taken in the first round of the NBA draft. What more is there to say? 2. Syracuse (2) I would like to know which two writers keep voting […]

Basketball AP Top 25 – Week 16

1. Kentucky (63) Bold prediction of the week: the Wildcats will get a #1 seed. 2. Syracuse (2) Record-wise, the Orange have kept pace with the Wildcats. They’ve navigated a tough schedule and have a number of ways to beat you. With that said, a number of their games are very close. It’s good that […]

Basketball AP Top 25 – Week 15

1. Kentucky (63) The Wildcats toyed with #14 Florida last week, but it was never a contest. They didn’t seem particularly challenged, pulling away at the beginning of the second half. The only doubts that remain with them are whether their inexperience will cause them to seize up in an important game. No one can […]

Basketball AP Top 25 – Week 14

1. Kentucky (63) I would be remiss if I did not mention UK’s obliteration of #8 Florida last night. They are just amazing. Almost too much talent, if that’s possible. Last week Anthony Davis averaged 7.5 blocks per game. Blocks! That’s absurd. Chad Ford has four of the team’s starters ranked in the top 30 […]

Basketball AP Top 25 (Week 13): Murray State Continues to Impress

1. Kentucky (63) Last week was another easy walk through the SEC for the Wildcats. This is the time of the season when malaise sets in though, so watch out for the upset. 2. Syracuse (2) The Orange won both of their games last week, but the absence of Fab Melo was evident. Unresolved academic […]

Birdman Bets $5 Million on the Patriots?

Rapper, Cash Money Records co-founder/co-CEO, and Lil Wayne father figure Birdman (now known as Baby, for some reason, although his real name is Bryan Williams) has offered to bet $5 million on the Patriots to win the Super Bowl. $5 million! While many reports claim he has already made this bet, the phrasing of this […]

Basketball AP Top 25 (Week 12): Missouri to No. 2

1. Kentucky (61) As usual, Kentucky looked really good last week. I wouldn’t call them unstoppable, but they’ve certainly shown signs of dominance. For that reason, I think they are going to get upset soon. Before the matchup with No. 14 Florida, in fact. Because the SEC hasn’t been quite as strong as it looked […]

Basketball AP Top 25: FSU Blasts North Carolina

1.    Syracuse (60) Is there some sort of Syracuse equivalent to, “Roll Tide?” If so, I would like to use it to describe their continued success in the Big East. If not, let me suggest a few. Squeeze Orange Hold The Pulp Citrus Strong Fab Melo 2.     Kentucky (4) The Wildcats beat Auburn […]

Trading Paul Pierce: The Truth Hurts

The Celtics need to trade Paul Pierce. As a rational sports fan, I’ve come to realize that this is the best option. The Celtics aren’t going to win the NBA Championship this year, and they won’t be able to win it again with their current nucleus. So they need to blow it up. This starts […]

Basketball AP Top 25 (Week 10): Temple Tops Duke

1. Syracuse (60) The Orange did their business last week.  At this rate, they look to have a decent chance of making it through January undefeated. With five of their last seven games against UConn, Louisville, and Georgetown though, they are likely to trip up in sight of the finish line. 2.    Kentucky (5) The Wildcats […]

Basketball AP Top 25 (Week 9): Baylor Enters Into Top 5

1. Syracuse (60) Last week was business as usual for the Orange. They opened the conference slate with walk throughs against Seton Hall and DePaul. Things will get a little tougher this week, with games against PC and No. 20 Marquette. No one gets through the Big East unscathed, so Syracuse’s first loss should come […]

Basketball AP Top 25 (Week 8): Baylor Defeats Paul Quinn

1. Syracuse (54) The Orange played the eclectic duo of Bucknell and Tulane last week, and they will get started with Big East play this week. They will play a school almost exclusively associated with Big East basketball (Seton Hall) as well as a school that people often forget is in the Big East (DePaul). […]

Basketball AP top 25 (Week 7): Syracuse Continues to Roll

1. Syracuse (53) Solid win over NC State. I talked last week about how I didn’t think they were deserving of the No. 1 ranking. While they aren’t the best team in the country, they’ve done nothing to dissuade me from thinking they deserve to be No. 1 right now. They’ve done everything they’ve had […]