Happy St. Patrick’s Day. May the luck of the Irish be with you as you slay the sports conversation over the weekend.
While drinking green beer of course,
The Last Night’s Game Team
NCAA March Madness Tournament
- Did you call it? As we reported in our five things to know about March Madness, the most likely bracket upset is a #12 beating a #5 team. It happened yesterday when Middle Tennessee State (#12) beat Minnesota (#5).
- Celebrities love basketball too. Famous fans of Northwestern, like Julia Louis-Dreyfus whose son plays on the team, saw them win their first ever tournament game. Icon Bill Murray cheered on his son as he (assistant) coached Xavier in their win to advance.
- Today’s schedule is full of non-stop basketball action to enjoy while you pretend to work.
- How’s your bracket doing in our Last Night’s Game Challenge? Find out here.
World Baseball Classic
- Batter up. Team U.S.A. will play an unbeaten Puerto Rico team tonight in San Diego in the second round of the World Baseball Classic.
- Good guy alert. Hall of Fame basketball player Shaquille ‘Shaq’ O’Neal furnished the family home of a 5-year-old girl who was a victim of a dog attack that left another child dead. Shaq has been close with the family since the attack.
- We’ve all battled weight issues but likely never had an incentive like this. Running back Eddie Lacey has been plagued by weight issues, which he partially blames on Chinese food. He signed with the Seattle Seahawks (National Football League) and his one year contract includes $385,000 in weight loss related bonuses. When does the juice cleanse begin?
- There’s been talk about the Los Angeles Lakers intentionally tanking their season, but what does that mean? In the NBA Draft (National Basketball Association), the worse your team was the season before, the better chance you have at a top pick in the draft. Fundamentally it should help the bad teams become better.
Tanking means a team is intentionally making roster moves to ensure they continue to stink this year in hopes of receiving a better draft pick next season.