Morning Buzz 3.16.11

Posted: March 16, 2011 by robjoneslyes in Freak Stuff

Happy 22nd Birthday Blake Griffin

Even though he has turned into a double-double machine and fills up SportsCenter more than Brett Favre retirement coverage, my lasting image of Blake Griffin is the only time I saw him live 3 years ago against Louisville in the tourney. Our man Earl Clark sent Griffin and his Oklahoma Sooners packing after a second-round beatdown where E5 looked like the future NBA all-star. As is the case a lot of the time, I was wrong about Griffin. Dude has serious game.

One more day until the “real” start of the NCAA tourney. Last night’s games between Clemson/UAB and UNC-Asheville/Arkansas-Little Rock had a few highlights, but were uneventful for the most part. Even though, UNCA and UALR went to OT, it was just a game played to see who is going to get their ass kicked by PITT in the real “first round”, Thursday. If that was the NCAA tourney I was watching last night, it has gone to a sad place. Rinse and repeat occuirs tnight with a couple more insignificant play-in games that don’t leave that good tourney taste in your mouth. I’m just going to act like they didn’t happen and enjoy myself the next 4 days.

Today on the Sports Buzz…

It’s all about balance on the Buzz today as I am joined by Bacon and our UK insider Steve Romines for a different version of the 3-man weave. I don’t know what else we would talk about besides the start of the greatest show in sports and banter back and forth about who will advance and who will be upset. As always, the Cards and the Cats will be at the center of the conversation with both teams starting their Madness run tomorrow against Morehead St. and Princeton respectively. Call in with your predictions at 502.571.1080.

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This Day in Sports…

March 16, 2008 – Georgia, tied for last place in the regular season with a 4-12 conference record, becomes the SEC’s most improbable champion under the most unfavorable circumstances, winning four games in three days. A tornado forces their quarterfinal game to be postponed, which requires them play two games in one day. They win both and then upset Arkansas in the championship game, 66-57. Because the tornado damaged the Georgia Dome, they play three games in Georgia Tech’s arena. The championship game takes place before a crowd of 3,700 reporters, officials and relatives.

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