On Hoops and Handbells

On NCAA Brackets: Round 2
The brackets are now down to 32 and we’ll know the Sweet 16 by the end of the weekend. Since there are some great matchups in this round, here’s a take on some of the this weekend’s games.

Gotta Pick

  • Memphis over Maryland
  • UConn over Texas A&M
  • Villanova over UCLA
  • North Carolina over LSU
  • Oklahoma over Michigan
  • Syracuse over Arizona St
  • Kansas over Dayton
  • Louisville over Siena
  • Michigan State over USC
  • Arizona over Cleveland State b/c I said Arizona didn’t belong

The Coins Says

  • Washington over Purdue
  • Duke over Texas
  • Oklahoma State over Pitt
  • Missouri over Marquette
  • Wisconsin over Xavier

Upset Special

  • Western Kentucky over Gonzaga

PS: Anyone having a problem with President Obama completing a bracket is a problem and needs to get a life.

On Handbells
I’ve mentioned before that my wife and I play in our church’s chime & handbell choir. We played a classic piece on Ash Wednesday, and are playing it again at our first bell fest this weekend. Well, courtesy of YouTube, here’s the piece, but you will notice it is not our group of 13. Enjoy!

3 thoughts on “On Hoops and Handbells

  1. You almost nailed Western Kentucky over Gonzaga,

    Just a note with the top 3 seeds all making it and 2 fours and a five and the only 12 is a BCS Conference team It is going to make it that much tougher for Mid Majors to get a break and get in unless they win their conference Tournament.


    • Larry,
      There’s no doubt that the better teams are in the major conferences. Interestingly though, in the opinion of many (but not me), teams as Gonzaga & Xavier are midmajors. I guess Memphis is a midmajor too since they now play in C-USA.

      Glad you enjoyed the handbell piece. Watching her is amazing. Our bell fest (a first for us) was a success … 110 attendees to the 50-minute concert. It was a long day for we ringers.

      Thanks Larry!


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