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1. Craig M - 86 pts*
T2. Bryan L - 77 pts (Louisville)
T2. Colin M - 77 pts*
4. Cindy F - 74 pts*
T5. James H - 71 pts*
T5. Sam OC - 71 pts*
T-Last: Paula B - 36 pts*
T-Last: Rachel G - 36 pts*
* - Selected champion has been eliminated from the tournament
To Bryan L, Colin M, Sam OC, Leni P, Zahra H, Ed K (nice job Dad!), Max M, Megan K, Sue G (nice job mother-in-law), and Shelly P, for correctly selecting Michigan as a Final Four team.
To Zahra H, Ed K (nice job Dad!), Megan K, Bryan L, Colin M, Max M, and Sam OC, for correctly picking the winners of both of today's games.
To Kevin Ware, the Louisville player who suffered the gruesome leg injury. According to Rick Pitino, before Ware was taken away, he asked Pitino to call over the whole team and exhorted them to win the game. With an injury that prompted Joe Theisman to express his heartfelt sympathy.
To both Celinda's family (including Peter G, Sue G, and Nathan G) and my family (including Ed K and Denise K), for making Easter such a terrific day today.
To Miles, for being such a wonderful kid on a pretty long day for him. Two separate parties and he was the star of the show all throughout both.
To Louisville's basketball program. On the same day that the men clinched a Final Four bid, the women knocked off Baylor 82-81 to clinch an Elite 8 bid. Yes, the same Baylor that went 40-0 last year, and followed it up with a 34-1 record (including the #1 overall seed in the Women's tourney) until today.
To the Houston Astros. Much has been made of how Alex Rodriguez will make more than the entire Astros team this season ($29M vs $25M, and $6M of that will go to a player who's playing for someone else this season). Most people are using this to lambast A-Rod. I get it, it's fun to do and he deserves it. But there is no good reason the good people of Houston should be subjected to 162 games watching what amounts to maybe a AAA-caliber team. That's an embarrassment.
To Major League Baseball, who put the Astros in the first game of the Major League Baseball season. Despite them putting an embarrassment of a product on the field for this season.
Tweet of the day
Maybe Florida still has a chance against Michigan. I say that only because today is a day known for incredible comebacks. #MarchMadness
— Frank Caliendo (@FrankCaliendo) March 31, 2013
See you back here on Saturday for Day 9!