Chris Lofton explodes and gives my reason to celebrate. I’m picking the Pac-10 champion, whether it be the Bruins or the Cardinal, and then the fourth goes to Kansas. Last year they fell to Saint Mary’s and this year they limped into the Big Dance.
The popular event through the borough of Media goes to the starting line at 7 p.m. tonight and race officials expect as many as 1,200 runners. The two loop course also offers plenty of chances for spectators to cheer on their favorite runners in this Delaware County tradition that will celebrate its 30th anniversary tonight.
One hard to find game on the March Madness schedule 2010 is at around 5 p.m. EST. Butler will take on UTEP, in a game featuring two potential sleepers in the West region. The game won’t be on CBS, and is only available on CBS’s cable channel.
I think this evening might be the night the Rams get the elusive backup to Steven Jackson. The first name that jumps off the list is Mikel LeShoure from Illinois. Many thought he could get taken in round one and he might not make it to the Rams. Two other names that could be seen by the Rams are Ryan Williams, from Virginia Tech, and DeMarco Murray from Oklahoma. I actually like all three and seeing how the running back position continues to be undervalued I could see the Rams waiting for the third round to pick up a running back.
The Utah women have moved past their first hurdle in the form of the Villanova Wildcats and now await Maryland, the No. 1 seed, who will be playing in their own arena. Is life fair? No, it is not. But I believe the Utah women won’t go down easy.
BA, Professional Handicapper’s League: The Colts have not played a meaningful game in six weeks. So no, I don’t think you are crazy for thinking this line is too high. Their offense is based on rhythm, meaning they could easily be out-of-synch for a quarter or two. On the other hand, they could look like the Colts of Weeks 1-14. If so, the Steelers are in for a long day, and the line would actually look a bit low. A tough call on that one, on Sunday. Seattle is an awfully good football team. I think this line is based more upon the fact the Skins are really doing it with smoke and mirrors. How long can you rely on opportunistic defense to win you ballgames? Also, 120 yards out of your offense won’t get you past the Seahawks. In this ballgame initially I don’t think that line is high enough.
On his expectations for the offense: “I think our offense is definitely going to be good. I feel like we have a high-powered offense. We have weapons on the perimeter, weapons in the backfield and I think our line is solid. We’ve got a lot of veterans returning and R.J. got a lot experience and I think he can lead the team.
Watch out for the West Coast Conference champ, which will be either Gonzaga, a name we’re all familiar with, or Saint Mary’s, a name you’ve heard but not in basketball. SM owns the tiebreaker with a win over the Zags, and will be in prime position for the easier path later. They also have a win against a top-25 school, whereas Gonzaga is 0-4 against that category. Whoever wins the automatic bid will receive decent seeding, and possibly a favorable game. I think Saint Mary’s has a shot to be playing more than two halves.
A.J. Price, Indiana (#52) – Last but not least, Price rounds out this year’s Big East draft class. Price might be able to crack the team as a backup point guard, but that’s the best case scenario for the UConn standout. What he lacks in athleticism and explosiveness, Price makes up with great poise and ability to get his shot off. After suffering setback after setback in college, it’s great to see Price get drafted, even this low.