During the 2014 NCAA tournament, Warren Buffett’s firm Berkshire Hathaway and Quicken Loans are offering $1 billion to anyone who comes up with the perfect March Madness brackets. If you think your chances are great, you’re wrong — you have a 9.2-quintillion-to-1 chance of filling out a perfect March Madness
It’s Christmas in March. After 344 days of melancholy, win or go home basketball is BACK — beginning with the opening round contests in Dayton Tuesday/Wednesday evening. Parity is the word in 2014. There are six teams at lower than 10/1 odds to cut down the nets, but after that
University of San Diego 3B/1B/OF Kris Bryant is good at hitting baseballs, very good, in fact, at hitting them hard and far and often. The right-handed slugger is having a season for the ages while putting himself in line to be the Toreros’ first ever top three draft choice (Baltimore
Prospect Profile: Kris Bryant Position: 3B/OF/1B Height: 6-5 Weight: 215 Bats/Throws: R-R Birthdate: Jan. 4, 1992 College: San Diego 2013 Class: Junior Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev. High School; Bonanza Previously Drafted: Blue Jays 2010, 18th round Projected 2013 Draft Round: 1st
Sometimes scouting is exceedingly difficult. The footwork necessary to successfully turn a double-play, a batter being able to cover the outside pitch without opening up a hole inside, the softness of a catcher’s hands aiding him in framing pitches; these skills can best be seen by experienced and dedicated scouts.
Mark Appel is finally pitching like the star he’s been made out to be. The Stanford right-hander entered the 2012 draft as the number one prospect on media draft boards and in his own mind or, at least, the mind of his agent, the Baseball Antichrist Scott Boras. Appel’s slide
Trey Burke, PG Michigan- Burke has earned himself a healthy payday come June with his machinelike consistency (double figures scoring in all 37 games) and efficiency (46%/38%/80%) as a junior. Entering the NCAA Tournament, it was believed by most NBA decision makers that Burke had already shown his full repertoire,
Midwest: #6 Memphis Critics of the Tigers have not hesitated to blast a less than stellar conference schedule at every opportunity. And while I don’t disagree with the poor product that the C-USA puts out, projecting NCAA Tournament performance based solely on affiliation and strength of schedule is unwise. Instead,
Fiction #1 – Notre Dame’s defense is only about its front seven. Fact – The defensive backfield has been surprisingly outstanding this year. From the first game of the season many observers figured that Notre Dame would be strong up front but their Achilles heel would be their pass defense.