Sunday, February 17, 2019

Bracketology - February 17th

East                                                                                    Midwest 
1 Duke
 1 Virginia 
16  Norfolk State / Radford
 16  Hofstra  /  St. Francis 
Columbia
Columbia  
8 Ole Miss 
 8 Washington 
9  Oklahoma 
 9  St. John's 
4 Va Tech 
 4 Purdue  
13 Canisius 
 13 Northern Kentucky 
Hartford 
Columbus
5 Wisconsin 
 5 Florida State 
12 Texas State 
 12 Illinois Chicago 
3   Kentucky 
 3 LSU 
14 South Dakota State 
 14 Yale 
Tulsa  
Salt Lake
6  Villanova 
 6 Minnesota 
11 Texas  
 11 Seton Hall 
7 Mississippi State 
7 Cincinnati 
10 Syracuse  
 10 Auburn 
Milwaukee 
Jacksonville 
2  Michigan 
 2 UNC 
15 Montana 
 15 Vermont 
  South 
  West 
1 Tennessee 
 1 Gonzaga 
16  UC Irvine 
 16 Prairie View 
Jacksonville
San Jose 
8 Florida State
 8 TCU 
9 Alabama 
 9 NC state 
4 Iowa 
 4 Marquette 
13 San Fransisco / Clemson 
 13 UCF
Columbus 
Tulsa 
5 Kansas State 
  5 Texas Tech 
12 Old Dominion 
 12 Davidson 
3  Houston 
  3 Nevada 
14 Sam Houston State
 14 New Mexico State 
Salt Lake
San Jose
6  Maryland 
6 Louisville 
11 Temple/ Baylor 
11 VCU 
7  Buffalo 
 7 Iowa State 
10 Ohio State 
 10  Wofford 
Columbus 
Tulsa 
2  Kansas 
 2 Michigan State 
15 Liberty 
 15 Bucknell
On The Bubble 
Last 4 IN 
San Fransisco
Temple
Baylor
Clemson

First For In
Nebraska
Utah State
Oregon State 
Creighton


Next for In
ASU 
Arkansas
Belmont
Drake 

Friday, February 15, 2019

2015 Was the Beginning of the End for Memphis

I have reflected on a lot lately. I have been out of University for almost four years now and things have been getting wild. I don't even know where to begin sometimes. My emotions take me far away from where I want to be and then I end up falling short of my goals.

In May of 2015,  the Memphis Grizzlies were 2-1 up on the Golden State Warriors and things went south from there for the Grizzlies and my life. For me this sucked because I was a die-hard Vancouver Grizzlies fan from back in the day. I was 21 at the time. However, I have cerebral Palsy so things click in to my brain about 2-5 years after everyone else.

That hasn't stopped me from being a huge sports fan and having a blog that I am proud of. Unfortunately, things didn't go our way. I regret being so emotional those two weeks and even that calendar year that I didn't enjoy that year.

After a long few years of trying to get back on my feet, I feel really good about myself right now. Similarity, the Grizzlies took a huge first step into rebuilding when they traded Marc Gasol earlier this month. I had been calling for this for about the last two years and I really think we got pretty fair return.

If you think about it, we turned Pau Gasol into Marc and now Marc Gasol into a younger version of Marc and two other players plus a future second round pick.

They still need a bit of a makeover. I doubt Mike Conley wins another playoff round in Memphis so they need a couple of franchise players to elevate them to where they were between 2011-2015.

The beginning of the end was May 11th 2015 and it has gone south since. Personally, I'm disappointed that things didn't happen sooner.

I'm doing better emotionally. I'm looking forward to the next year to see where it takes me but for lack of better word I feel like I have my Ducks in a row way better than I did in previous years.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Bracketology - February 5th

East                                                                                    Midwest 
1 Virginia
 1 Duke
16  Norfolk State / Radford
 16  Hofstra  /  Robert Morris 
Columbia
Columbia  
8 Cincinnati 
 8 Iowa State
9  Ole Miss 
 9  Syracuse 
4 Auburn 
 4 Texas Tech 
13 Rider 
 13 Northern Kentucky 
Hartford 
Columbus
5 Buffalo
 5 Maryland 
12 Georgia State 
 12 Illinois State 
3   Kentucky 
 3 Va Tech 
14 South Dakota State 
 14 Princeton 
Tulsa  
Salt Lake
6  Kansas State 
 6 Miss State 
11 San Fransisco / UCF 
 11 Seton Hall 
7 LSU
7 Washington 
10 Ohio State 
 10 Nebraska  
Milluakee 
Tulsa
2  Michigan 
 2 UNC 
15 Montana 
 15 Vermont 
  West 
  South 
1 Tennessee 
 1 Michigan State
16  UC Irvine 
 16 Prairie View 
Jacksonville
Columbus
8 Florida State
 8 TCU 
9 Minnesota
 9 Indiana 
4 Iowa 
 4 Houston 
13 Bowling Green 
 13 Murray State
Columbus 
Tulsa 
5 Oklahoma 
  5 Villanova 
12 Old Dominion 
 12 Davidson 
3  Marquette 
  3 Nevada 
14 Sam Houston State
 14 New Mexico State 
Salt Lake
San Jose
6  Purdue 
6 Louisville 
11 Temple/ Baylor 
11 Wofford
7  NC State 
 7 Wisconsin
10 St. John's 
 10  Belmont 
San Jose  
Jacksonville
2  Gonzaga 
 2 Kansas
15 Lipscomb 
 15 Bucknell
On The Bubble 
Last 4 IN 
San Fransisco
Alabama
Seton Hall
Ohio State

First For In
UNC Greensboro
VCU
Clemson
Creighton


Next for In
Utah State
Arkansas
Oregon State


Yale