Archive for the ‘NCAA Tournament’ Category

Finally Some Good News For Michigan

Monday, March 30th, 2009

It's taken quite some time but the state of Michigan finally got some good news. As I'm sure you've heard, Sunday afternoon the Michigan State Spartans knocked off Louisville to win the NCAA Tournament's Midwest Region and head to the Final Four in Detroit. In the process, the Spartans made ...

Roommates Episode No. 5: Shooting Blanks

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

On this week’s episode of Roommates: It’s Sunday night. One of my roommates is having a girl over for a movie. I happen to have more than 250 films at his disposal for “Movie Night.” “Movie Night” film selection is vital.  A guy has to pick the flick. You can’t leave it ...

NCAA Tournament Thoughts: Day One, Early Session

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

I guess you could call this a running diary, but it's really more just my thoughts as the games progress. There will be very little rhyme or reason to the updates, they'll just arrive as things come into the cosmic skull jelly that rests between my ears. Enjoy. Games on right ...

How To Make Money Watching Sports

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Ah, it's time for the NCAA Tournament to tip-off, otherwise known as Christmas to sports gamblers. Here at Rumors and Rants, we love to gamble. We usually just don't have any money to do so. And that's not always a bad thing. The last successful bet yours truly placed was ...

Screw You, SEC

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Every year, the NCAA tournament committee manages to make at least one glaring mistake. And we're always here to call them out on it. Last year, it was the comparatively minor violation of giving Butler the shaft when it came to seeding. Last year's Bulldogs, who were clearly good enough to ...

The Greatest Day In North Dakota History

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

On November 2, 1889, the State of North Dakota was admitted into the Union. On March 11, 1903, the state witnessed the birth of Lawrence Welk. Nearly 106 years to the day of that landmark event, North Dakota watched in glee as significant event No. 2 of its history occured: the North ...

You Are Advised Not to Watch the Big Ten Tournament

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Basketball has a certain reputation in the Big Ten: The slow, grinding pace and physical play doesn't exactly inspire people to watch how beautiful a well-played basketball game can be. Instead we have to suffer through games like Penn State's 38-33 win at Illinois a few weeks back. Watching two minutes ...