March 22, 2012
It’s no secret that football is by far the nation’s most popular sport. It’s so popular that we are more intrigued by what is going on in the NFL off season than we are in the other sports that are actually playing their seasons out right now. When you’re in the month of March and you can over take the NCAA Basketball Tournament as the lead story, you know you have everything in your favor. It just goes to show you that even though the NFL plays their games in the fall and winter, the interest for the NFL is year round. This week, we found out where Peyton Manning would sign a deal with, the punishment the New Orleans Saints would receive for Bountygate , and where Tim Tebow would get traded to. These three stories have combined to dominate the airwaves of each and every sports station we know of, and March Madness is almost a afterthought. With that said, March Madness will resume tonight with the regional semifinals, better know as the “Sweet Sixteen.” Maybe now that there will be games played in the tournament, March Madness will go back to being the lead story. But I can’t say that I wasn’t interested in those stories in the NFL (football is my favorite sport). But back to March Madness; How many of you had to do that second chance bracket? I know I have to fill one out. But I do still have my tournament winner in there, which is Kentucky. There are some good match-ups to look at tonight and Friday night. I know that sometimes we get caught up in the hot things that are going on, and the NFL is definitely the trending thing right now. But I’m a guy who likes to keep track of everything, and it’s time to see who will march on to New Orleans. So I have Michigan State over Louisville, Syracuse over Wisconsin, Florida over Marquette, and Cincinnati over Ohio State. All the games should be fun to watch. Let’s sit back and enjoy.
By Charles Taylor