More March Madness Musings

The SEVEN
by Mack Williams
26 March 2017

I. Fake News

FOX News may be the real king of “fake news,” but U. of Kentucky guard De’Aaron Fox is the real thing, as UCLA found out the other night during his 39 point performance against them. They might be asking, “why us,” given that his teammate Monk rang them up for 40-something in their earlier game against Kentucky.

Despite his advanced game, Fox has the skinniest legs I’ve ever seen on a basketball player at that level. Were I advising him in this era of “one and done,” I would suggest he do one more year with Coach Cal while he bulks up a bit.

II. He May Get There…

UCLA’s Lonzo Ball is an excellent player, and has already declared that he will forego his remaining eligibility and go into the NBA draft this June. That said, I don’t think we need to wait that long to determine that he is not the equal of Stephen Curry, at least right now, despite what his dad says.

III. Now I Can Die In Peace

…read the sign held by a die-hard New York Rangers fan upon their Stanley Cup victory in 1994, after a span of some 46 years without drinking from the Cup. It’s been half that number of years since that one.

IV. Quarterbacks Matter

If I get Colin Kaepernick’s phone number, I may just pass it on to anyone who works at Met Life Stadium. Either of the full time occupants of that building could use his services, whether as a backup (Giants) or a starter (Jets). Winning will make anyone with an issue forget about his taking a knee during the National Anthem.

Actually I wish they wouldn’t forget. The discussion he wishes to engender needs to occur.

V. For The Love of Money

If Brock Lesnar couldn’t just walk into UFC from WWE and run roughshod over the competition, what would make you think Conor McGregor can succeed against dominant champion Floyd Mayweather? What would make McGregor take his first boxing match against a champion?

Oh, yeah. $

VI. Pro-Life?

The President’s proposed budget – cutting school lunch, Sesame Street and seniors’ meals – shows once again that to many so strongly anti-abortion conservatives, “pro-life” ends after the womb.

VII. Mr. Twitter

Lucky the guy who went to NYC to stab blacks wasn’t a Mexican or a Muslim, or Donald Trump would have been tweeting about him and the incident.

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