Making a racket over my bracket, or UConn is a bunch of dirty cheaters

Many people can claim their NCAA Tournament brackets are trash. I, however, can back that up.

According to the ESPN Tournament Challenge, my second bracket ranks in 5,732,547th place, leaving me in the bottom 3.23 percentile. Sure, I’m not in actual last place, but I’d hate to see the people who are worse off than my second bracket. I likely lead only the likes of People Who Intentionally Picked All the Top Seeds to Lose in the First Round; People Who Died Before Filling Out a Bracket and Therefore Have Zero Points; Monkeys/Chickens or Other Animals Who Select Winners; and Aaron Saylor.
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What the Cats dragged in

(Note: This article originally appeared in the Dec. 29 edition of Georgetown News-Graphic.)

NASHVILLE — The road from Lexington to Nashville?

A mere hop, skip and jump.

Clemson, S.C., to Nashville?

He scoffs at the trip.

No, University of Kentucky fan Matt Durham had a bit more of a roundabout route in reaching Sunday night’s Music City Bowl matchup between the Clemson Tigers and the Wildcats.

Try crossing an ocean, two countries, at least three states, more than 10 time zones, about 18 hours and 6,700-plus miles.

Big Blue Nation has gone international.
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Football, motorcycles and birthdays

Some days, the world just smiles at you.

Saturday was one of those days, and making it better, it was my birthday.

Cory, Shane, Chad, Jeff, Jessica and I had our fair share of wings, burgers, potatoes, etc. while watching UK improve to 5-0 (and a likely spot in the top 10), so that was good enough. What happened afterward as we stood out side Bee-Dubs, though, made it soooooo much better.
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Bet on it: Your guide to weekend football, Week 4

I’m ashamed of my picks from last week, suffering through a 1-3 mark in college (I’m now 5-4 on the year) and 9-7 in the pros, bringing my overall mark to 32-16.

In college, I missed out on wins by UK, Michigan and Georgia. In the NFL, it was Philadelphia, New York Jets, Green Bay, Kansas City, Jacksonville , New York Giants and Dallas.

So, for this week use caution when following these picks:
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