Thursday, March 28, 2013

NCAA Tourney: My Picks (Sweet 16/Elite 8)

Well ladies and gentlemen March Madness started last week and I didn't post my picks (shame on me). So I had to make sure I posted my picks for the Sweet 16 and beyond. College basketball fans wait every year for - the excitement - ,the upsets and Cinderella stories that make up the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament and there were a few  in the first round but I don't see any taking place in this round. Well..#1 Kansas will fall and  the stories of La Salle (#13) and Florida Gulf Coast (#15) has grasped our attention and some of those that like to root for the underdog are predicting upsets ....but not me. First of all the fact that #13 La Salle is playing a #9 seed Witchita State doesn't fascinate me. If La Salle win it isn't an upset to me. But whatever. 

I have highlighted the team  I chose to win between the two. I have Syracuse, Ohio State, Kansas, and Louisville coming out of their Region and into the final four.

Let's get it started (fist pump)!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Ron Washington Gets Little Credit For Rangers Success

Ron Washington is my uncle. Well he’s not really my uncle... but he reminds me of an uncle. The one that likes to laugh and all the kids like to hang onto his leg when he comes around because he gives them a dollar. He smokes his cigarettes and drinks his beer while telling jokes and keeping everyone around him smiling. But they respect him and when someone says ‘I’m going to tell your Uncle Ron”…you get some get right! He’s that uncle. And he has been that “uncle” for the Texas Rangers ball club.
Ron Washington is the most successful manager the Texas Rangers have ever had.
No one else is in the conversation.
He has led the Rangers to the playoffs each of the past three seasons, including back-to-back trips to the World Series in 2010 and 2011. The Rangers have won 279 games the past three seasons; only the New York Yankees has won more in the American League over that span.