Tuesday = Lots of Links

 Tuesday = Links

Happy Birthday to the two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash


First Quarter: NHL

1 . Here is the leagues schedule for tonight 
2. The Blackhawks have a western Canada problem as explained here
3. With the NHL trade deadline approaching here is your first link with potential ideas 
4. Owen Nolan to hold a press conference today on his future

Second Quarter: Where Lockouts Happen

1. The current fad going on in New York City is Linsanity
2. Kobe reaches milestone so insert your know jokes/thoughts on what it is
3. Looks like we might find out who’ll host the 2013 NBA All-Star Game
4. Lob City might be without Mr. Big Shot the rest of the season

Third Quarter: College Basketball

1. Andy Glockner’s bracket predictions
2. Here is your MBB realtime RPI
3. College basketball conference standing as of Jan. 31, 2012 Men’s and Women’s 
4. Here is ESPN’s Bracketology Men’s and Women’s

Fourth Quarter: Potpourri (here are a bunch of different links thanks to a poster for the correction)

1. Lee Barfnecht on Doc Sadler looking alot like Moe Iba and Barry Collier so enjoy Nebrasketball fans
2. Dirk’s Brunch Bites make a return to the Tuesday links
3. B(ig)EAST expansion to continue with another team for the 2012 season?
4.  CBSsportsline has a way too early power rankings so enjoy for a football fix


Monday Edition

Four topics on this Monday for you to enjoy

Spoiler alert if you didn't watch the game last night

First Quarter:  Super Bowl XLVI
Last night at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots 21-17. Eli Manning won the game’s MVP which was the second in his career and the fourth Super Bowl win in franchise history for the Giants in addition they are the first 9-7 team to win the title. For everything from recaps to photos I advise you check out NFL.com for more

Mario Manningham had Super Bowl XLVI signature play/catch photo by Heinz Kluetmeier

Second Quarter:  Super Bowl Commericals
Nothing really stood out to me but I did enjoy the Jerry Seinfeld commercials and movie trailers so feel free to share what commericials you enjoyed from the game.
Third Quarter: NCAA Men’s Basketball Top25

Here is this weeks ESPN/USA Today Coaches Top25 Poll the top five, 1. Kentucky 2. Syracuse 3. Ohio State 4. Missouri 5. North Carolina

And now the 4Quarters Top14 (Available each Monday the rest of the CBB season)

1. Kentucky Wildcats/SEC (23-1)
2. Murray State Racers/OVC (23-0)
3. Syracuse Orange/BigEast (23-1)
4. Ohio State Buckeyes/B1G (20-3)
5. Baylor Bears/BigXII (20-2)
6. Saint Mary’s Gaels/WCC (22-2)
7. Missouri Tigers/BigXII (21-2)
8. Harvard Crimson/Ivy (20-2)
9. North Carolina Tar Heels/ACC (20-3)
10. Florida Gators/SEC (19-4)
11. Creighton Bluejays/MVC (21-3)
12. San Diego State/MWC (20-3)
13. UNLV Running Rebels/MWC (21-4)
14. Kansas Jayhawks/BigXII (18-5)

Fourth Quarter: NBA & NHL

Tonight’s Scoreboard Tonight’s NBA  & NHL games

The NBA plus NHL will be soaking up the attention until March Madness begins but I’ll find a way to keep your interests and not just to bore you over these two sports. 


Super Bowl, Sunday, Sunday Sunday!

Today the Patriots and Giants meet for the 11th time in addition to the second time in the Super Bowl Photo Credit UniWatch

It’s Super Bowl XLVI Sunday which is an unofficial holiday in the country as many of you know so here is some stuff for you in my first annual Super Bowl edition.

First Quarter: Super Bowl MVP’s

I: Bart Starr QB Green Bay Packers, II: Bart Starr QB (2) Green Bay Packers, III: Joe Namath QB New York Jets, IV: Len Dawson QB Kansas City Chiefs, V: Chuck Howley LB Dallas Cowboys, VI: Roger Staubach QB Dallas Cowboys, VII: Jake Scott S Miami Dolphins, VIII: Larry Csonka RB Miami Dolphins, IX: Franco Harris RB Pittsburgh Steelers, X: Lynn Swan WR Pittsburgh Steelers, XI: Fred Biletnikoff Oakland Raiders, XII: Harvey Martin DE/Randy White DT Dallas Cowboys, XIII: Terry Bradshaw QB Pittsburgh Steelers, XIV: Terry Bradshaw QB (2) Pittsburgh Steelers, XV: Jim Plunkett QB Oakland Raiders, XVI: Joe Mantana QB San Francisco 49ers, XVII: John Riggins RB Washington Redskins, XVIII: Marcus Allen RB Los Angeles Raiders, XIX: Joe Mantana QB (2) San Francisco 49ers, XX: Richard Dent DE Chicago Bears, XXI: Phil Simms QB New York Giants, XXII: Doug Williams QB Washington Redskins, XXIII: Jerry Rice WR San Francisco 49ers, XXIV: Joe Mantana QB (3) San Francisco 49ers, XXV: Ottis Anderson RB New York Giants, XXVI: Mark Rypien QB Washington Redskins, XXVII: Troy Aikman QB Dallas Cowboys, XXVIII: Emmitt Smith RB Dallas Cowboys, XXIX: Steve Young QB San Francisco 49ers, XXX: Larry Brown CB Dallas Cowboys, XXXI: Desmond Howard WR Green Bay Packers, XXXII: Terrell Davis RB Denver Broncos, XXXIII: John Elway QB Denver Broncos, XXXIV: Kurt Warner QB St. Louis Rams, XXXV: Ray Lewis LB Baltimore Ravens, XXXVI: Tom Brady QB New England Patriots, XXXVII: Dexter Jackson S Tampa Bay Buccaneers, XXXVIII: Tom Brady QB (2) New England Patriots, XXXIX: Deion Branch WR New England Patriots, XL: Hines Ward WR Pittsburgh Steelers, XLI: Peyton Manning QB Indianapolis Colts, XLII: Eli Manning QB New York Giants, XLIII: Santonio Holmes WR Pittsburgh Steelers, XLIV: Drew Brees QB New Orleans Saints, XLV: Aaron Rodgers QB Green Bay Packers

Second Quarter: AFC Champions

I: Kansas City Chiefs (1967), II: Oakland Raiders (’68), III: New York Jets (’69), IV: Kansas City Chiefs (1970), V: Baltimore Colts (’71), VI: Miami Dolphins (’72), VII: Miami Dolphins (’73), VIII: Miami Dolphins (’74), IX: Pittsburgh Steelers (’75), X: Pittsburgh Steelers (’76), XI: Oakland Raiders (’77), XII: Denver Broncos (’78), XII: Pittsburgh Steelers (’79), XIV: Pittsburgh Steelers (1980), XV: Oakand Raiders (’81), XVI: Cincinnati Bengals (’82), XVII: Miami Dolphins (’83), XVIII: Los Angeles Raiders (’84), XIX: Miami Dolphins (’85), XX: New England Patriots (’86), XXI: Denver Broncos (’87), XXII: Denver Broncos (’88), XXIII: Cincinnati Bengals (’89), XXIV: Denver Broncos (1990), XXV: Buffalo Bills (’91), XXVI: Buffalo Bills (’92), XXVII: Buffalo Bills (’93), XXVIII: Buffalo Bills (’94), XXIX: San Diego Chargers (’95), XXX: Pittsburgh Steelers (’96), XXXI: New England Patriots (’97), XXXII: Denver Broncos (’98), XXXIII: Denver Broncos (’99),  XXXIV: Tennessee Titans (2000), XXXV: Baltimore Ravens (’01), XXXVI: New England Patriots (’02), XXXVII: Oakland Raiders (’03), XXXVIII: New England Patriots (’04), XXXIX: New England Patriots (’05), XL: Pittsburgh Steelers (’06), XLI: Indianapolis Colts (’07), XLII: New England Patriots (’08), XLIII: Pittsburgh Penguins (’09), XLIV: Indianapolis Colts (2010), XLV: Pittsburgh Steelers (’11), XLVI: New England Patriots (’12)

Third Quarter: NFC Champions

I: Green Bay Packers (1967), II: Green Bay Packers (’68), III: Baltimore Colts (’69), IV: Minnesota Vikings (1970), V: Dallas Cowboys (’71), VI: Dallas Cowboys (’72), VII: Washington Redskins (’73), VIII: Minnesota Vikings (’74), IX: Minnesota Vikings (’75), X: Dallas Cowboys (’76), XI: Minnesota Vikings (’77), XII: Dallas Cowboys (’78), XIII: Dallas Cowboys (’79), XIV: Los Angeles Rams (1980), XV: Philadelphia Eagles (’81), XVI: San Francisco 49ers (’82), XVII: Washington Redskins (’83), XVIII: Washington Redskins (’84), XIX: San Francisco 49ers (’85), XX: Chicago Bears (’86), XXI: New York Giants (’87), XXII: Washington Redskins (’88), XXIII: San Francisco 49ers (’89), XXIV: San Francisco 49ers (1990), XXV: New York Giants (’91), XXVI: Washington Redskins (’92), XXVII: Dallas Cowboys (’93), XXVIII: Dallas Cowboys (’94), XXXIX: San Francisco 49ers (’95), XXX: Dallas Cowboys (’96), XXXI: Green Bay Packers (’97), XXXII: Green Bay Packers (’98), XXXIII: Atlanta Falcons (’99), XXXIV: St. Louis Rams (2000), XXXV: New York Giants (’01), XXXVI: St. Louis Rams (’02), XXXVII: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (’03), XXXVIII: Carolina Panthers (’04), XXXIX: Philadelphia Eagles (’05), XL: Seattle Seahawks (’06), XLI: Chicago Bears (’07), XLII: New York Giants (’08), XLIII: Arizona Cardinals (’09), XLIV: New Orleans Saints (2010), XLV: Green Bay Packers (2011), XLVI: New York Giants (2012)

Lucas Oil Stadium and Indianapolis host their first Super Bowl tonight

 Fourth Quarter: Super Bowl Results I-XLV

I (Los Angeles Coliseum/Los Angeles, CA): Green Bay Packers (NFC) 35 Kansas City Chiefs (AFC) 10
II (Orange Bowl/Miami, FL): Green Bay Packers (NFC) 33 Oakland Raiders (AFC) 14
III (Orange Bowl/Miami, FL): New York Jets (AFC) 16 Baltimore Colts (NFC) 7
IV (Tulane Stadium/New Orleans, LA): Kansas City Chiefs (AFC) 23 Minnesota Vikings (NFC) 7
V (Orange Bowl/Miami, FL): Baltimore Colts (NFC) 16 Dallas Cowboys (NFC) 13
VI (Tulane Stadium/New Orleans, LA): Dallas Cowboys (NFC) 24 Miami Dolphins (AFC) 3
VII (Los Angeles Coliseum/Los Angeles, CA): Miami Dolphins (AFC) 14 Washington Redskins (NFC) 7
VIII (Rice Stadium/Houston, TX): Miami Dolphins (AFC) 24 Minnesota Vikings (NFC) 7
IX (Tulane Stadium/New Orleans, LA): Pittsburgh Steelers (AFC) 16 Minnesota Vikings (NFC) 6
X (Orange Bowl/Miami, FL): Pittsburgh Steelers (AFC) 21 Dallas Cowboys (NFC) 17
XI (Rose Bowl/Pasadena, CA): Oakland Raiders (AFC) 32 Minnesota Vikings (NFC) 14
XII (Louisiana Superdome/New Orleans, LA): Dallas Cowboys (NFC) 27 Denver Broncos (AFC) 10
XIII (Orange Bowl/Miami, Florida): Pittsburgh Steelers (AFC) 35 Dallas Cowboys (NFC) 31
XIV (Rose Bowl/Pasadena, CA): Pittsburgh Steelers (AFC) 34 Los Angeles Rams (NFC) 19
XV (Louisiana Superdome/New Orleans, LA): Oakland Raiders (AFC) 27 Philadelphia Eagles (NFC) 10
XVI (Pontiac Silverdome/Pontiac, MI): San Francisco 49ers (NFC) 26 Cincinnati Bengals (AFC) 21
XVII (Rose Bowl/Pasadena, CA): Washington Redskins (NFC) 27 Miami Dolphins (AFC) 17
XVIII (Tampa Stadium/Tampa, FL): Los Angeles Raiders (AFC) 38 Washington Redskins (NFC) 9
XIX (Stanford Stadium/Palo Alto, CA): San Francisco 49ers (NFC) 38 Miami Dolphins (AFC) 16
XX (Louisiana Superdome/New Orleans, LA): Chicago Bears (NFC) 46 New England Patriots (AFC) 10
XXI (Rose Bowl/Pasadena, CA): New York Giants (NFC) 39 Denver Broncos (AFC) 20
XXII (Jack Murphy Stadium/San Diego, CA): Washington Redskins (NFC) 42 Denver Broncos (AFC) 10
XXIII (Joe Robbie Stadium/Miami, FL): San Francisco 49ers (NFC) 20 Cincinnati Bengals (AFC) 16
XXIV (Louisiana Superdome/New Orleans, LA): San Francisco (NFC) 55 Denver Broncos (AFC) 10
XXV (Tampa Stadium/Tampa, FL): New York Giants (NFC) 20 Buffalo Bills (AFC) 19
XXVI (Metrodome/Minneapolis, MN): Washington Redskins (NFC) 37 Buffalo Bills (AFC) 24
XXVII (Rose Bowl/Pasadena, CA): Dallas Cowboys (NFC) 52 Buffalo Bills (AFC) 17
XXVIII (GeorgiaDome/Atlanta, GA): Dallas Cowboys (NFC) 30 Buffalo Bills (AFC) 13
XXIX (Joe Robbie Stadium/Miami, FL): San Francisco 49ers (NFC) 49 San Diego Chargers (AFC) 26
XXX (Sun Devil Stadium/Tempe, AZ): Dallas Cowboys (NFC) 27 Pittsburgh Steelers (AFC) 17
XXXI (Louisiana Superdome/New Orleans, LA): Green Bay Packers (NFC) 35 New England Patriots (AFC) 21
XXXII (Qualcomm Stadium/San Diego, CA): Denver Broncos (AFC) 31 Green Bay Packers (NFC) 24
XXXIII (Pro Player Stadium/Miami, FL): Denver Broncos (AFC) 34 Atlanta Falcons (NFC) 19
XXXIV (GeorgiaDome/Atlanta, GA): St. Louis Rams (NFC) 23 Tennessee Titans (AFC) 16
XXXV (Raymond James Stadium/Tampa, FL): Baltimore Ravens (AFC) 34 New York Giants (NFC) 7
XXXVI (Louisiana Superdome/New Orleans, LA): New England Patriots (AFC) 20 St. Louis Rams (NFC) 17
XXXVII (Qualcomm Stadium/San Diego, CA): Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFC) 48 Oakland Raiders (NFC) 21
XXXVIII (Reliant Stadium/Houston, TX): New England Patriots (AFC) 32 Carolina Panthers (NFC) 29
XXXIX (ALLTEL Stadium/Jacksonville, FL): New England Patriots (AFC) 24 Philadelphia Eagles (NFC) 21
XL (Ford Field/Detroit, MI): Pittsburgh Steelers (AFC) 21 Seattle Seahawks (NFC) 10
XLI (Dolphin Stadium/Miami, FL): Indianapolis Colts (AFC) 29 Chicago Bears (NFC) 17
XLII (University of Phoenix Stadium/Glendale, AZ): New York Giants (NFC) 17 New England Patriots (AFC) 14
XLIII (Raymond James Stadium/Tampa, FL): Pittsburgh Steelers (AFC) 27 Arizona Cardinals (NFC) 23
XLIV (Sun Life Stadium/Miami, FL): New Orleans Saints (NFC) 31 Indianapolis Colts (AFC) 17
XLV (Cowboys Stadium/Arlington, TX): Green Bay Packers (NFC) 31 Pittsburgh Steelers (AFC) 25

Which franchise will claim its fourth Lombardi trophy?

Overtime: Other Super Bowl information

Most Super Bowl titles: 6 – Pittsburgh Steelers, 5 – Dallas Cowboys/San Francisco 49ers, 4 – Green Bay Packers, 3 – Los Angeles-Oakland Raiders/Washington Redskins/New England Patriots/New York Giants, 2 – Denver Broncos/Baltimore-Indianapolis Colts/Miami Dolphins, 1 –  Kansas City Chiefs/Chicago Bears/Baltimore Ravens/Los Angeles-St. Louis Rams/Tampa Bay Buccaneers/New Orleans Saints/New York Jets

Franchises Super Bowl records: Pittsburgh Steelers 6-2 (8), Dallas Cowboys 5-3 (8), New England Patriots 3-3 (7), Denver Broncos 2-4 (6), Green Bay Packers 4-1 (5), Washington Redskins 3-2 (5), Los Angeles-Oakland Raiders 3-2 (5), Miami Dolphins 2-3 (5), New York Giants 3-1 (5), Baltimore-Indianapolis Colts 2-2 (4), Minnesota Vikings 0-4 (4), Buffalo Bills 0-4 (4), Los Angeles-St. Louis Rams 1-2 (3),  Kansas City Chiefs 1-1 (2), Chicago Bears 1-1 (2), Cincinnati Bengals 0-2 (2), Philadelphia Eagles 0-2 (2), New York Jets 1-0 (1), Baltimore Ravens 1-0 (1), Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-0 (1), New Orleans Saints 1-0 (1), San Diego Chargers 0-1 (1), Atlanta Falcons 0-1 (1), Tennessee Titans 0-1 (1), Carolina Panthers 0-1 (1), Seattle Seahawks 0-1 (1), Arizona Cardinals 0-1 (1)

Teams that have not made the Super Bowl: Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans

Franchises Super Bowl droughts:

New York Jets Super Bowl III (1969), Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl IV (1970), Minnesota Vikings Super Bowl XI (1977), Miami Dolphins Super Bowl XIX (1985), Cincinnati Bengals Super Bowl XXIII (1989), Washington Redskins Super Bowl XXVI (1992), Buffalo Bills Super Bowl XXVIII (1994), San Francisco 49ers XXIX (1995), San Diego Chargers XXIX (1995), Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl XXX (1996), Denver Broncos Super Bowl XXXIII (1999), Atlanta Falcons (1999), Tennessee Titans Super Bowl XXXIV (2000), Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl XXV (2001), St. Louis Rams Super Bowl XXXVI (2002), Oakland Raiders Super Bowl XXXVII (2003), Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl XXXVII (2003), Carolina Panthers XXXVIII (2004), Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl XXXIX (2005), Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XL (2006), Chicago Bears Super Bowl XLI (2007), Arizona Cardinals Super Bowl XLIII (2009), New Orleans Saints Super Bowl XLIV (2010), Indianapolis Colts XLIV (2010), Green Bay Packers Super Bowl XLV (2011), Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl XLV (2011), Cleveland Browns/Detroit Lions 46 years without a Super Bowl, Jacksonville Jaguars entered league in 1995 which Super Bowl XXX was played and Houston Texans 2002 with Super Bowl XXXVII

Can Super Bowl XLVI match Super Bowl XLII between New England and New York?

Super Bowl rematches:

Dallas Cowboys-Pittsburgh Steelers, Super Bowl X (1976), XIII (1979) and XXX (1996)
Miami Dolphins-Washington Redskins, Super Bowl VII (1973), Super Bowl XVII (1983)
Cincinnati Bengals-San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl XVI (1982), Super Bowl XXIII(1989)
Buffalo Bills-Dallas Cowboys, Super Bowl XXVII (1993), XXVIII (1994)
New England Patriots-New York Giants, Super Bowl XLII (2008), Super Bowl XVI (2012)

The City of Indianapolis might be the real winner this week from how it seems they have done hosting the big game

Super Bowl XLVI prediction: New York Giants over New England Patriots, this postseason I’m 8-2 (picked the Steelers over Broncos and Texans over the Ravens)

Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend:

Today was Roger Goodell's state of the league press conference in Indianapolis

First Quarter: NFL Super Bowl Week

Sunday the game will finally take place in Indianapolis but the Wall Street Journal is focusing an interesting delima facing the Super Bowl in four years from now. Commish Goodell’s state of the league address which included news that there will be Thursday night football week 2-week 15. Sunday I’ll have another edition which will be an all-Super Bowl XLVI edition.

New York Giants (NFC/9-7) v. New England Patriots (AFC/13-3), Lucas Oil Stadium/Feb. 5 at 5:29 pm
Patriots road to Indy: beat Denver (8-8) divisional, Baltimore (12-4) AFC Championship
Giants road to Indy: beat Atlanta (10-6), @Green Bay (15-1), @San Francisco (13-3) NFC Championship

Second Quarter: NHL

Here is the schedule for the NHL this weekend and I’ll go the lazy route and just link the front page for all other news.

Third Quarter: College Basketball

Here is the schedule for this weekend with my choice of four games to watch (which all happen to be on Saturday).

1) No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes (19-3/7-2B1G) @ No. 20 Wisconsin Badgers (18-5/7-3B1G), 1pm/ESPN
2) Vanderbilt Commadors (16-6/5-2SEC) @ No. 11 Florida Gators (18-4/6-1SEC), Noon/CBS
3) No. 13 UNLV Running Rebels (21-3/5-1MWC) @ Wyoming Cowboys (17-5/3-3MWC), 3pm/theMTN
4) No. 8 Kansas Jayhawks (18-4/8-1BigXII) @ No. 4 Missouri Tigers (20-2/7-2BigXII), 8pm/ESPN 

Fourth Quarter:  

NBA  All-Stars starters were announced so here is the list (note the schedule is at the begginning)

Thursday w/ 4Quarters

Almost done with the week here are four Thursday topics for you to be cooler at the water cooler on Groundhogs Day

Drew Doughty played beat the clock last night but was home cooking involved?

First Quarter: NHL

Tonight the NHL keeps chugging along with action so here is the slate, listed are two key divisional match-ups oh how about this LA

1) Minnesota Wild @ Colorado Avalanche, 8 pm
2) Dallas Stars @ San Jose Sharks, 9:30 pm

Second Quarter: NBA tonight

Enjoy the scoreboard tonight in the association, TNT has alright games tonight

1) Chicago Bulls @ New York Knicks, 7 pm TNT
2) Denver Nuggets @ Los Angeles Clippers, 9:30 pm TNT

Third Quarter: Super Bowl XLVI Week

Jim Trotter on Tom Brady … Joe Posnanski on when did Tom Coughlin become a good NFL coach … Grag Garber on the Pats

Fourth Quarter: A little of this and a little of that

Husker Locker (who you should read anyways) on the Pelini recruiting … oh Akron … and Pelini part II

The Wednesday Edition

It’s the middle of the week so here we go

To think you could pay $25 to watch this in Indy, capitalism wins again!

First Quarter: NHL

Night two of NHL action post All-Star break here are games to view in my opinion

New York Rangers @Buffalo Sabres, 6:30 pm NBC Sports Network
Pittsburgh Penguins @ Toronto Maple Leafs, 6:30 pm
Washington Capitals @ Florida Panthers, 7 pm
Dallas Stars @ Anaheim Ducks, 9:30 pm

Second Quarter: NBA action

Today’s schedule with suggested games to watch

Chicago Bulls @ Philadelphia 76ers, 6 pm
Oklahoma City Thunder @ Dallas Mavericks, 7 pm ESPN
Indiana Pacers @ Minnesota Timberwolves, 7 pm
Los Angeles Clippers @ Utah Jazz, 9:30 pm ESPN

Third Quarter: College Basketball

For a Wednesday night here is the schedule of games

Suggested viewing/listening
Wichita State Shockers (18-4/9-2 MVC) @ Missouri State Bears (13-10/6-5 MVC), 7:05 pm
Illinois State Redbirds (14-8/6-5 MVC) @ #12 Creighton Bluejays (20-2/10-1 MVC), 7:05 pm NET
UTSA Roadrunners (14-7/6-1 SLC) @ UTA Mavericks (15-5/ 7-0 SLC), 8 pm
Colorado State Rams (14-6/3-2 MWC) @ #13 UNLV Running Rebels (20-3/4-1 MWC), 9:30 pm theMTN

Fourth Quarter: NFL Super Bowl Week

Here is a article about the two coaches, Gregg Doyel on future Super Bowl sites such as London? Viva cold cities hosting the big game!

Here are locations that I’d like to see future Super Bowls held at

1) Los Angeles, California (either at the LA Memorial Coliseum or Rose Bowl) – There is something iconic about this image
2) San Diego, California (Qualcomm Stadium) – I pray they build a new stadium soon to replace Qualcomm
3) Kansas City, Missouri (Arrowhead Stadium) – Don’t let location fool you average temps are warmer than you think
4) Houston, Texas (Reliant Stadium) – Perhaps one of the best stadiums in the NFL and the last game there was classic
5) Denver, Colorado (New Mile High Stadium) – Something about the mountains and the Lombardi trophy sounds cool

Ok, now LA/San Diego have hosted a combined 10 times (7 Los Angeles and 3 San Diego) and Houston twice but its been since 2003 that the State of California last host the big game . LA last hosted in 1993 when Dan Beebe ran down Leon Lett in the Cowboys beatdown of the Bills in Pasadena. For Houston it’s not been as long having hosted in 2004 but before that it was 1974. Kansas City you say? Well Lamar Hunt helped in naming the event and the weather isn’t as big an issue as I’m sure you’d think plus KC is a convention city and could handle this watch with what they do with the MLB All-Star Game this summer. Finally, Denver sure there might be some snow but it melts quick in the Mile High City plus again the mountains mixing with the Lombardi lets make it happen.

Bracketbuster X and how 4Quarters would fix it

Here are the games that I’d have if I could choose the match-ups

Yesterday I promised that today I’d put up if I had free reign of the ESPN created Bracketbuster event, its ten years old and lets face it its out of control. 148 teams or so are involved and hell look at the Missouri Valley Conference which is the best midmajor this year conference this year and drew the short straw. Heck you don’t even have Gonzaga who is the king of the midmajor (despite their lack of Final Fours) in this even but other West Coast Conference teams are. It’s time to make this what it should be and select a handful of teams that aren’t in the ACC, Big East, BigXII, B1G, Pac12 and ACC take the weekend before conference play starts and have them play schools from the MVC, Mountain West, Colonial and Atlantic10 plus any other teams that are worth a damn that season. This event is made to help teams that need the RPI boost which it simply doesn’t anymore. Again if I had my choice this year here are the match-ups I’d select.

First Quarter: Ranked Mid-Majors versus the College Basketball Elites (sites: Chicago/Denver/Kansas City/Memphis)

NOTE: I’ll select a neutral site for these games to be played at since they’d never play at the smaller schools

1) #1 Kentucky Wildcats (21-1/SEC) vs #9 Murray State Racers (21-0/OVC) – FedEx Forum (Memphis, TN), Memphis seems neutral for this game

2) #2 Syracuse Orange (22-1/BE) vs #13 UNLV Running Rebels (20-3/MWC) – United Center (Chicago, IL), I thought hey why not meet in the middle instead of playing at the NYC Carrier Dome which all non-conf games for the ‘Cuse are

3) #3 Ohio State Buckeyes (19-3/B1G) vs #16 Saint Mary’s Gaels (21-2/WCC) – Pepsi Center (Denver, CO), Again another site that is in the middle pretty much plus easy to reach

4) #4 Missouri Tigers (19-2/BigXII) vs #12 Creighton Bluejays (20-2/MVC) – Sprint Center (Kansas City, MO), Sure its in Missouri’s home state but its practically in the middle plus the ‘Jays travel well and it be a easy trip south on I-29

Second Quarter: Next tier of Midmajors and top25 teams (These games will be played at same sites listed in 1st Quarter)

1) #5 Duke Blue Devils (18-3/ACC) vs #17 San Diego State Aztecs (18-3/MWC) – United Center (Chicago, IL), This game would be fun to watch or at least to me it would be

2) #6 Baylor Bears (19-2/BigXII) vs #23 Harvard Crimson (19-2/Ivy) – FedEx Forum (Memphis, TN),  This game would be interesting I think with Baylor taking on Harvard also alot of nerds hah

3) #6 North Carolina Tar Heels (18-3/ACC) vs Gonzaga Bulldogs (17-3/WCC) – Pepsi Center (Denver, CO), This would be the other Denver site game and UNC would travel to meet the ‘Zags in the mile high city

4) #8 Kansas Jayhawks (17-4/BigXII) vs Wichita State Shockers (18-4/MVC) – Sprint Center (Kansas City, MO), I don’t care if this would be a home game for KU its a game I want to see and that the Jayhawks would never schedule

Third Quarter: Midmajors versus potential bubble teams (games played at midmajors)

1) Connecticut Huskies (14-6/BE) @ Nevada Wolfpack (18-3) – This game would be played in Reno and would be used for a resume builder for both teams, I’d love to see it.

2) Minnesota Golden Gophers (16-6/B1G) @ Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (20-3/SunBelt) – The Blue Raiders get a B1G bubble team to visit which would be one of the biggest games in their gyms

3) Kansas State Wildcats (15-5/BigXII) @ Oral Roberts (20-4/Summit) – Manhatten, Kansas to Tulsa, Oklahoma wouldn’t be a terrible drive and if the Golden Eagles wanted to they could move this game to the BOK if they didn’t want it on-campus

4) California Bears (17-5/Pac12) @ Long Beach State 49ers (16-6) – Here is your west coast game and I could have choosen any Pac12 team and put them against the Beach who should get to play a power team at home

Fourth Quarter: The rest in my opinion (games played at team with better record)

1) Weber State Wildcats (16-4/BigSky) @ Southern Miss Golden Eagles (19-3/CUSA) – Weber State has the leading scorer in the country and Southern Miss is a under the radar team

2) Iona Gaels (17-5/MAAC) @ Cleveland State Vikings (18-4/Horizon) – I think this would be another fun match-up if it were to happen

3) Davidson Wildcats (15-5/Southern) @ Bucknell Bison (17-6/Patriot) – Two teams that have made life hell for midmajors match-up at Bucknell

4) BYU Cougars (18-6/WCC) @ George Mason Patriots (18-5/CAA) – How about this tilt? Ok, maybe I’m the only excited about this game but I think you enjoy it.

Alright so those are 16 games that I’d make if I were in charge and if you noticed no A10 teams which sorry under this format I just ran out of teams/space they’d been in the next flight. Next time I’ll do a MVC/WCC/A10/CAA match-up with the top teams in the four best non-power six conferences

Bracketbuster games (none-TV) and those selected for TV the weekend of Feb. 17-19