Monday, April 2, 2012

Weekend Observations

The field of 64 has been narrowed down to the final two teams and the championship looks rather exciting. The Kentucky Wildcats are playing great basketball right now, but coach Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks are resilient. They make key adjustments at critical points in the game that seem to turn the tide in their favor. Although he tries to deny it, John Calipari needs this championship more than anything to validate his coaching excellence. We all know he can recruit (legally or illegally), but can he finish the final game walking off the court with a net around his neck? We'll see if the basketball gods find him worthy. Here are some observations over the weekend.

Even though Connecticut lost in the Women's Final Four for a second straight year the USA Olympic team has five (5) former Huskies on the roster. They can literally go with a UConn line up and win the gold medal. Geno Auriemma needs to jump back and kiss his self.

Novak Djokovic rolled through the Sony Ericsson Open without dropping a set and tortured his opponents with his mental toughness and clutch winners. If Nadal can't stay healthy and Federer can't find his mojo Novak may be on his way to a grand slam this year.

The Washington Huskies lost their star forward Terrence Ross to the NBA. As an alumni I wanted him to stay for selfish reasons, but I can understand why he left and I don't think he made a bad decision. Good luck Terrence. Thanks for everything.

After watching the Oklahoma City Thunder dismantle the Heat, Lakers, and Bulls last week I'm starting to think they are the favorites to win the NBA championship. They are the most complete team by far and they play together as a unit. If Lebron and D Wade don't pull their heads out of their asses Durant and Westbrook will steal the limelight from them.

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