The NCAA’s Sweet 16 featuring: The Dunking Eagles, The Shockers and the Southwest Philly Floater

Posted in Blogroll on March 25th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(College Basketball AP)

The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles have soared from obscurity right into The Sweet Sixteen.

The first weekend of the 2013 NCAA Tournament has given us the usual thrills — while a No. 1 seed took a major spill. The second seeded Georgetown Hoyas were upset by the 15th seeded Florida Gulf Coast Eagles 78-68. The Eagles punched their ticket into the Sweet 16 after defeating seventh seeded San Diego St. 81-71. The Wichita State Shockers did exactly that to No. 1 seeded Gonzaga in a 76-70 victory. The Shockers resemble more of an evil stepsister than a Cinderella.

The LaSalle Explorers have taken the long, hard road to the Sweet 16. Philly’s lone remaining team in the dance defeated Boise State 80-71 in the play-in game. The Explorers went on to defeat fourth-seeded Kansas State 63-61 and twelfth-seeded Ole Miss 76-74.

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Tip-Off for 3/25/13 (featuring Sugar Ray Robinson): Miami Heat rally back once again to defeat the Charlotte Bobcats 109-77

Posted in Blogroll on March 25th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Robert Mayer/USA Today)

The big, bad Miami Heat are closing in on one of the NBA’s most hallowed records.

Some stretches of the Miami Heat’s 26-game winning streak have not been easy. There have been games where the world champions have trailed by 20+ points, only to pull out the victory. Against the Charlotte Bobcats, the deficit was not as heavy.  But as has been recent custom, Miami did fall behind by double-digits.

Without Dwyane Wade (knee), Norris Cole and Ray Allen combined for 31 points in Miami’s 109-77 victory over Charlotte.

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Sunday Spoken Word: Jordan Black and Red Chicago Clouds

Posted in Blogroll on March 25th, 2013 by Michael Tillery

Heaven’s a red and black cloud when his god gets hot. Basketball is better because of MJ but the spirit of us is not. Doesn’t matter the name in front of him, none had the will to surpass the deep steps ahead as his mind and body awaited your next best thought vs. his easiest reflex.

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