Your Weekly Roundup From The Sports World and Internet

Welcome to the 55th edition of Tuesdays With Mitch, where we’re mourning the end of the college basketball season but also embracing one of the best times of the year on the sports calendar. Let’s get into it.

Connecticut beat Kentucky to win the national championship last night. It was an impressive performance from the Huskies and a great game that provided a fitting ending to an incredible tournament. Here’s some of the best media stuff from last night:

Twitter thought it was quite interesting that Jerry Jones, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Tony Romo were all watching the game together.

Then let’s jump to the 2nd half when James Young might have made the play of the tournament. And that’s saying something.

via @LindsayALee/Getty Images

via CBS Sports

By now we all know that UConn held on for the dramatic win. Their 2nd-year coach Kevin Ollie was a little bit pumped.

via @cjzero

via @cjzero

This security guard is not enjoying himself as much as the Husky students.

A couple weeks ago I wrote a post that generated some positive feedback from you folks about the tournament’s incredible opening weekend. The next two weekends were also awesome.

There’s nothing like March Madness. What a tournament. What an event. What a sport. I’ll miss college basketball dearly for the next few months. Of course, college basketball season isn’t over until you watch this beautiful, perfect video.

Straight goosebumps. See ya in November.

The Rockies’ first week was good and bad. They’re 4-4. I still think they’ll have a good season. That lineup has the potential to do some real damage, especially if Charlie “Chuck_Nazty” Blackmon turns into a reliable leadoff hitter. He was just named the co-NL Player of the Week, due in large part to his historically awesome Home Opener. So that’s a decent start for him. Morneau has been a good fit. CarGo is pretty locked in.

Once the rotation is healthy, they’ll look like a pretty complete team. De La Rosa has been a concern but if he can relax between the ears, his talent should get him back on track. Chatwood comes back this week. Nicasio was dominant at Coors in his only start. Lopez and Belisle are a concern in the bullpen, but a healthy and effective Boone Logan could help with that.

We’ll see where the season goes, but I still think this team has some solid potential.

Stud of the week:

Congratulations are in order for my good friend Randy Andersen and his new bride Emily ummm… Andersen. He’s a stud. His wedding was awesome (mostly because of the groomsmen), even if it meant I couldn’t go to the home opener or watch the Final Four games on Saturday. This is my favorite of the few pictures I was able to take on Saturday night.

DSC00528

Weddings are the shit.

Douche of the week:

Whoever made the decision to move the Rocky Mountain Showdown to a Friday night. I hate this move for so many reasons. Having this thing on the Saturday or even Sunday of Labor Day Weekend is pretty much perfect.  Friday night? That’s not perfect.

The reason for the move is the Pac-12– it’s technically a CU home game this year– negotiating with ESPN and Fox for a desired time slot. (TV Dollars! Who knew?) But now people need to figure out a way to get off of work early. Most people can no longer plan their entire day around the game. The tailgating will be hindered. But the attendance is going to take a major hit. The game will now be played at the same time as the opening night of high school football, meaning thousands of Colorado football fans and their families will be preoccupied. For a game that is on life support when it comes to attendance and buzz, this move really hurts.

Tweet(s) of the week:

This Twitter exchange was great.

This was a funny and somewhat uncomfortable scene.

Personally, I think The Bird is usually a lame and unoriginal gesture, but this one was pretty funny. Also, his blonde friend looks like someone I would never want to hang out with. Also, I actually think I kind of never want to go to Ohio.

This isn’t as cool as catching a ball in your beer and chugging it. But it’s still an awesome way to catch a foul ball. I love those super slo-mo cameras. Who buys popcorn at baseball games, though?

 Picture of the week:

Great shot of some wild action during Saturday’s Avalanche vs. Blues game, which the Avs won 4-0 in an encouraging fashion.

@Diehardsport

Some notable links from the week in sports media:

  • Ben Hochman’s piece on the awesomeness of Opening Day in Denver is the best column I’ve read from a local writer in a long time. I’ve come to the conclusion that Hooch is the most talented member of the Denver sports media. Check out this paragraph:

And, most everyone surely shared that tingle of anticipation when you walk toward the dark, shadowy gates, down the drab gray hall and then there, suddenly, is the gleaming green of the infield. And you realize there’s no place on the planet you’d rather be, and you wonder about those people who don’t “get” baseball because, at this moment, even if they lived on your block, they’re foreigners for sure.

*I added this article on Monday afternoon. By the time last night’s game had come and gone, the dude was some sort of internet celebrity and I’m sure you’ve heard his story. Anyway, after last night we know he looks like a complete dumbass after all, which is good!

And finally, a little historical context for ya. This happened 40 years ago today.

 

Happy Tuesday everybody. Thanks for reading. See ya next week.

***

Comment on any of this stuff below, or email me at mdhahn1@yahoo.com with post ideas, videos or other media I should know about. Subscribe at the top right of this page. Follow me on Twitter @MitchDHahn.

2 thoughts on “Your Weekly Roundup From The Sports World and Internet

  1. dad

    As you watch the Aaron video as he crosses home plate, there’s a young guy in a white jacket and white pants with a microphone on the 3rd base side. That’s a 22 year old Craig Sager. No shit. Also, the Kentucky fan story and the Mickey Rooney stories were great. Bet most of your followers “don’t have the time” to read some of those that you post but they make for great reading. Mickey Rooney was awesome. Some of his Tonight Show appearances with Carson were unforgettable. Thanks.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s