Well, I am on Spring Break, so luckily I could sleep off that "game that shall not be named" on Sunday and not miss any class. The NHL deadline was as lame as ever (hooray for former Bronco Corvo to the Caps) and March Madness is so close. Ohio State clinched a share of the Big Ten regular season title. The Pac-10 is ultra pathetic, but you haven't heard of it because the media loves it some Pac-10 as much as it loves hating on the Big Ten.
1. Sidney Crosby- Had a great Olympics, scored the second biggest goal in Canadian hockey history and is now a national hero. His game winner past the best goaltender in the NHL showed he is a player of great talent and poise. Sadly, the Ovie vs Crosby in the Olympics was a stinker, but the gold medal game was an all time great. I still hate him.
2. Syracuse Orange(men) Basketball- Ranked first in the nation for the first time since 1990. Sure they won a National Title, but that stat shocked me. Cuse is playing as good as ever and could really make some tournament noise very soon. The Big East is top heavy this year but still the Orange should get a lot of credit for lasting this long into the season and playing that rough zone defense.
3. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Basketball- This isn't an early April fools. I did congratulate Notre Dame and Crosby in the same post. ND has played very well without its best player (Harangoudy) out for the last few weeks. They have forced their way into tourney talk and if they take care of business down the stretch, they could go from NIT contenders to Big Dance pretenders. Still quite an accomplishment for a team that has underachieved for the past few years.