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2008 Maui Invitational Preview

Monday, November 24th, 2008

As many of you know, I'm a lucky bastard. Every year in late November, I head to Maui with my family to spend Thanksgiving on the beach. But along with relaxing in paradise, we also make sure to attend the EA Sports Maui Invitational, which is easily the nation's best ...

McD’s Week 13 Picks: Rivalry Week Part One

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

It's McD's week 13 picks extravaganza! This week is positively loaded down with fantastic games to the point that I may not shower until 11pmĀ eastern Saturday night. My record isn't what it should be (read: shitty) against the spread, so I'm going for broke. The sheer number of picks I'm making this ...

On The Road

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

So I'm sitting in my lovely hotel room in Southeastern Indiana tonight and suddenly I realize I just wasted two days of my life. Those two days were spent covering the opening round of the riveting 2A sectional round of the girls state basketball tournament. I drove nearly two and ...

Week 13 Picks: Thanksgiving Edition

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

I'm back after a one-week hiatus because my computer crashed. And to make up for not giving you a little comedy with my suffering and ineptitude, I'm coming out with a special two-part Thanksgiving Week Rock-Solid, Lead Pipe Lock, Guaranteed Win and No Foolin' Picks! Feel the confidence coming out ...

Maui Invitational: Day Three

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

The final day in Maui is always a sad one. It's my fifth year coming to this tournament and I know I sound like a broken record, but I can't emphasize how great it is. It's such a fun, relaxed, closely packed atmosphere and the competition is always fantastic. This ...

Maui Invitational: Day Two

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

An interesting day here in Maui. The games weren't great but the performances by individual teams were. In fact, the opening game was the only one that stayed competitive throughout. Chaminade v. LSU LSU continues to disappoint. They have so much athleticism but just don't know how to put it all together ...

Maui Invitational: Day One

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Not to gloat, but being a lucky bastard is fun. For those of you who don't know, every Thanksgiving I spend the week in Maui with my family. Of course, that trip always coincides with college basketball's best preseason tournament, the EA Sports Maui Invitational, so we always get tickets. ...

Day 3 At The Maui Invitational

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

Today I'm going to go over the games in order, and just give you a brief recap and some final thoughts on each team, their fans and the tournament in general. Purdue v. DePaul (Fifth place game) Purdue 81, DePaul 73 The Boilers led the entire way in this one and were even ...