Less Is More: Yea for 68 & More

The sports pages of New Orleans Times Picayune are overrun with news of the NFL draft, the Zurich Open PGA event which is in town and college baseball.

Did I mention more pages of coverage of the NFL draft than there are pages in the entire C-J sports section? True.

But nestled at the bottom of one of the pages is the news on expansion of the NCAA mens basketball tourney. And, frankly, it could be much worse.

68 teams. While no details appeared in the article, one assumes there will be four play in games. Perhaps in Dayton on Tuesday for tradition’s sake. My hope is that no automatic qualifiers play in these games, only Joe Lunardi’s last 8 in.

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Did you hear?

Tim Tebow was taken in the first round. Jimmy Clausen wasn’t.

All together now . . . . . . .     Awwwwwwwwww!!!!!!

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Other sports news of note where I am: Jason Bohn is leading the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. The Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints picked Florida State’s Patrick Robinson in the first round of the draft. Drew Brees is going to be on the cover of Madden 11. Avery Johnson and Jeff Van Gundy are the first names to pop up in the New Orleans Hornets coaching search.

While grabbing coffee this morning, guys were talking about all that, a couple of snippets about the NBA playoffs, a guy in a Cubs hat and a guy in a BoSox hat were chatting about their teams, but I heard nary a mention of these two words . . . Marquis Teague.

– Seedy K

One Comment

  1. Herbert Birdsfoot
    Posted April 23, 2010 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    Good stuff, as usual. Love the Clausen quip.

    It really is all relative – once you get outside the boundaries of the Commonwealth, you realized how limited the sports talk and coverage is down there (present Web log excepted, of course). Heck, I live in Indy and there’s no “chatter” whatsoever about Teague; it’s all about the NFL Draft and perhaps a little bit about the NBA playoffs, auto racing, baseball, and/or golf.

    Through the magic of the Web and even the actual airwaves, I still tune into 84WHAS sometimes. And the sort of overkill going on with Teague is one of the reasons I don’t miss living in Abramsonville.

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