Post-Basketball Doldrums

I’m battling a bit of a basketball hangover after the end of the tournament, so my mind isn’t really into the sports scene today. I’ll be back in full force tomorrow, and I have a full slate of baseball content on tap for the next few weeks, but I can’t let today go by without commenting on a few things that have caught my eye:

  • I didn’t watch the game, but I was very impressed to see that Pat Summitt and Tennessee added yet another national championship, and that they did it in impressive fashion by totally overwhelming a Stanford team that hadn’t lost in months. I don’t follow the sport much, but I can’t help but be amazed by what Summitt is putting together – that’s eight national championships since 1987. Amazing.
  • The Tigers dropped to 0-7. They have been outscored 18-2 in their last two. Unbelievable. If you had told me that at this point the Orioles would be the best team in baseball and the Tigers the worst I would have suggested that you check into rehab. It’s obviously way too early to draw any conclusions, but this is truly bizarre.
  • Bill Self says that he is looking for ‘security’ after winning the title. That’s code for ‘I want three Brinks trucks full of cash or I am going to Oklahoma State’. It will be very interesting to see how this plays out. Kansas really has no choice but to open up their wallets and dump the contents onto Self’s laps.
  • Kevin Love and Darren Collison are going pro. Also the sun came up today and the sky is blue.
  • LeBron has missed more than one practice with a sore back. Washington and Philly, Cleveland’s two most likely first round opponents, love to hear that.
  • Tiger is at even money to win the Masters. Mickelson is at 10/1, Vijay Singh is at 18/1, and Geoff Ogilvy is at 20/1. No other golfers are below 25/1. There are no words to describe how staggering those odds are. Tiger is a terrible bet at that price, but it is hard to pick anyone but him given how he is playing.
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