March Madness Final preview on MatchPint

This is it. Tonight is the bittersweet end for college basketball fans. It may very well be the best game of the year (it’ll be the most hyped, anyway). But after tonight, college hoops fans can put away their pom poms and officially licensed NCAA beer funnels for a few months.

I previewed the final on Mud, Sweat and Beers, the MatchPint blog. It’s been a great time writing about the Tourney and I hope to do it again in the future…(hint hint anyone hiring?) You can check out my preview here (which includes my prediction).

Jokes aside, tonight is the pinnacle of a tremendously fun basketball season and since we already know the Heat will win the NBA Championship, this remains the only basketball game left from the 2012-13 season that leaves something to the imagination.

Enjoy.

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Final Four preview on MatchPint

March Madness has finally progressed to April Impatience! But the field has narrowed to four — Louisville, Wichita State, Michigan and Syracuse. To honor these teams,  the Empire State Building will shine its lights in each of the four colors of those teams on Saturday. I have also done something to honor those teams: I’ve written about them so people in the U.K. know that they exist!

My Final Four preview is up now at Mud, Sweat and Beers, the MatchPint blog.

Click here to check it out.

It may not have vibrant colors that illuminate the famous New York City skyline, but it’s short, sweet and you don’t have to book Megabus tickets to see it.

Entering the Sweet 16: Florida Gulf Freaking Coast University

I’ve lost plenty of games already and there are still 16 teams left to play.

As far as I’m concerned, I’ve already squandered my opportunity to win in any of the pools I’m in.

But on the opposite end of the spectrum from me sits Florida Gulf Coast University. They, my friends, have already won. A pair of improbable upsets have unofficially branded the Eagles as this year’s favorite Cinderella. In tribute to their success so far, I’ve written a quick piece for Mud, Sweat and Beers — the MatchPint blog.

It’s not too heavy and hardly comprehensive, but it’s enjoyable nonetheless. Click here to check it out.

March Madness preview on MatchPint

It’s that time of year, music fans.

The time of year when one rock/alternative band gets to ride the financial wave of the well-timed popularity of a sports related song!

Specifically…

Also, it’s March Madness time. Well played Muse.

I’m no bracketologist and if that’s your job, you’re the sports analyst equivalent of being a mixologist. But I enjoy the NCAA basketball tournament just as much as anyone. That’s why I branched out to write my first ever basketball blog on the tournament for Mud, Sweat and Beers — the blog of the British website, MatchPint.

In all honesty, I covered very little about this year’s tournament in the blog, but it’s a fun little read and there are at least a few bullet points about some stuff to watch for while you’re killing your productivity by watching basketball at work.

There will be some additional installments as the tourney goes on so keep checking back after the conclusion of each round for some quick, not so deep thoughts.

And if you’re curious about my picks for the tournament, I’ve posted my bracket below.

Don’t expect much success.

(Click to enlarge)

Pete's 2013 March Madness Picks

The Best of the Worst: Bright Spots for Non-Playoff NFL Teams (Part 1)

I recently developed an opportunity to do some work for Mud, Sweat and Beers. It’s the sports blog for Match Pint, an online and mobile service in the United Kingdom, which shows sports fans what game is being televised in which pub, wherever they are, on their computer or via their iPhone.

The blog and service are mainly devoted to sports (mostly soccer) in the UK, but they also wished to branch out and start hitting on some American sports.

I think it was a swell idea.

My first entry (out of many, hopefully) is devoted to spotting the positives within this year’s non-playoff NFL teams. It’s a bit satirical, possibly upsetting, but probably entertaining.

So if you’re team didn’t make the playoffs this season, check out why I think all hope is not lost. Whether you agree with me or not, it’s likely to stir up some emotion. Laugh, cry, leave me comments (good or bad).

Part 1 covers the Chicago Bears, New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers and the Carolina Panthers.

Click right here to check it out.

And if you’re a soccer fan, be sure to check out the rest of their stuff.

As always, enjoy!

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