COLLEGE basketball is over for another year, the NBA is close to conclusion and baseball is back! Another big week in sport taught us so much more than that though.
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WE learned that the UConn women’s team are no longer invincible. Mississippi State snapped the Huskies 111 game winning streak thanks to Morgan Williams buzzer beater in OT. The last time that UConn lost before then was to Stanford on Nov 17th, 2014.
WE learned that baseball can help us through the NBA/NFL less period. Once the playoffs and Finals are done there is down period of a month or two before NFL training camp and close to three months before any real football is played. Off season news will keep us engaged, but thank god for baseball. Especially if pitchers keep doing this….
WE learned that Russ v Harden for MVP may be decided in the final few games of the year. At the time of typing Westbrook just clocked up his 41st triple double of the season against Milwaukee and after his incredible stat lines from the past few weeks, he has made ground on the ‘favourite’ in James Harden. With Harden ailing from a wrist injury and Russ balling, I think we have a new favourite.
WE learned that Roger Federer has Rafa’s number. For the third time this year (and the 2nd time in a final) the ‘Fed Express’ topped the Spaniard to further confirm his G.O.A.T status. Not that it’s really a discussion anymore, but at the age of 35 the greatest men’s tennis player ever continues to wow us all.
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WE learned that it took a national championship to forget about last years failures for North Carolina. A 71-65 gritty win over Gonzaga on Monday night erased all the negativity and heartbreak from last years National Championship loss at the buzzer. It was the 6th title in school history, and the 3rd for head coach Roy Williams.
WE learned that the one-and-done freshman are lining up for an NBA payday. Malik Monk and T.J. Leaf recently joined the field of those bolting college for the pros. Lonzo Ball, Jarrett Allen, Jayson Tatum, Dennis Smith Jr, Jonathan Isaac and Markelle Fultz also healdine what could be a game changing class of NBA talent.
AND finally we learned that Tony Romo’s future has been decided. He won’t be lining up under center for Dallas, that much we already knew. He won’t be a Texan or a Bronco. Instead he is trading his cleats for the headset, retiring from the NFL and becoming the lead NFL analyst for CBS. Thanks for the memories Romo.