Greetings and Welcome to Holy Monday.
Yesterday, was Palm Sunday, and thus marks the beginning of Holy Week. For most Christian nations, it is an opportunity to think and reflect on things. In the Motherland, usually, people retreat to the provinces and take advantage and schedule vacations. Especially on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, where the country virtually shuts down on its own.
Just one game left in men's college basketball's main course, the NCAA Tournament. It has a palindromic feel, as it is UK vs KU. Yours truly finished an embarrassing last place. Shame on me. But look who is currently on top. 5 players finished with over 1000 points. There is currently a tie as of the moment with Mikey and Billybawl at the lead, but the former has the Wildcats and the latter has the Jayhawks. In fact, he is the only one of the pool who has Bill Self's team winning the tournament.
Here forth are the links after the jump:
Kentucky versus Kansas by the numbers. (c/o UK Athletics, KU Athletics and New York Times' The Quad)
Naismith peeps and others think Bill Self is the best coach, compared to the AP peeps and others who had Frank Haith. (c/o Kansas City Star and STL Today)
Danny to work miracles in Tulsa. (c/o Tulsa World)
What should John Groce do in Champaign. (c/o Daily Illini)
What to expect from Bruce Weber in Manhattan. (c/o The Manhattan Mercury)
Starkvegas poaches from Clemson. (c/o For Whom The Cowbell Tolls)
Cardinals finish their business in the Garden. (c/o San Francisco Chronicle)
The BEast will have a team hoisting a trophy, and so will a mid-major. (c/o Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Aurora Sentinel)
How exactly did the unibrow go to Lexington? (c/0 Tucson Citizen)
Said unibrow is harvesting trophies. (c/o Larry Brown Sports and Louisville Courier-Journal)
I hope the collegiate players are taking from him regarding declaring. (c/o Sports Agent Blog)
Oklahoma State wins a trophy as tribute (c/o Swish Appeal).
Griner versus Griffin in a dunk-off. (c/o HoopsWorld)
Bears versus Irish in Denver for the final. (c/o The Ledger and The Day)
Brittany and Kim also hogging awards. (c/o Houston Chronicle)
Ricky Williams gets a statue in Austin. (c/o Daily Texan)
Why should the NHL care about the Frozen Four? (c/o New England Hockey Journal)
Stern versus Emmert, on the one-and-done. More here. (c/o Columbia Tribune and ESPN)
Ryan Newman escapes with a victory. (c/o Telegraph Herald)
This first-time IndyCar participant was deemed to be considered as not being a rookie. (c/o Independent Online)
Just one spot available on USA Women's Basketball. We probably know who's going to be in it. (c/o New York Sports Journalism)
Thierry Henry nets his first hat trick in MLS. (c/o Newark Star-Ledger)
Mario Balotelli being Mario Balotelli. (c/o BBC Sport)
Liverpool spent £35m on him, and Newcastle reaps the reward. (c/o Independent and Daily Mail)
Bruins win division. (c/o Boston Globe)
What's on the beat on the ice? (c/o On The Forecheck)
The Red Sox have their rotation. (c/o Boston Herald)
Miami Marlins open their park... with a loss. (c/o Miami Herald)
Lakers assist in Warrior tanking. (c/o Los Angeles Times)
Hello, Friends... Welcome to Augusta National. Expect a more in-depth preview later on this week from our expert panel. (c/o The Leaderboard)
Here is something new from the Motherland's shores.