I don't know anyone that attends the University of Louisville, but I have a sneaking suspicion attendance will be minimal on campus this week. The Cardinal men and women both reached the national championship game with impressive victories over Wichita St. and California. The Shockers gave the Louisville men a run for their money, but in the end the Pitino press was too much to handle. The Cardinal women were playing with house money after taking down the great Brittney Griner so the Golden Bears seemed like child's play in comparison. Louisville is trying to do their best UConn impersonation so let's see if they sweep both titles Huskies style.
As for the Michigan men? they have no chance of beating Louisville tonight because they play scared. During their game against Syracuse they went to a keep away offense with 3 minutes left. I guess no one told them that strategy is a recipe for disaster in the shot clock era. In fact that cowardly strategy is the very reason a shot clock exists at the college level. Syracuse didn't have enough shooters to make Michigan pay, but Louisville certainly does. A national championship and induction into the Hall of Fame is probably the best Monday Rick Pitino will ever have. Congrats. Here are some observations over the weekend.
Carmelo Anthony has found a way to channel his inner Bernard King and the Knicks are on a roll winning 12 straight. With wins over Miami and OKC during the streak New York is out to prove they belong in the conversation with the NBA's elite. Unfortunately LeBron and D Wade will be waiting in the Eastern conference finals to shut that conversation down.
The Los Angeles Lakers will pay for their apathetic attitude they've had all season by missing the playoffs. After getting handled by the Clippers yesterday the Lakers trail the Utah Jazz by a 1/2 game for the 8th and final spot. There's only 5 games left and the Jazz hold the tie breaker. Sucks to be Jim Buss right about now.
Is it just me or does it seem like San Francisco and Seattle are preparing for an all out war this season. After the Niners make a big splash in the off season the Seahawks counter with an explosive move of their own and the bad blood continues to boil. Without question this has become the biggest rivalry in the NFL right now. A word of advice for sports fans: Don't wear Niners gear to Century Link field and don't wear Seahawks gear to Candlestick Park. It's not worth your health and safety trying to make a point and represent.