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My Final Four Picks

What the heck…I went out on a limb for the New Orleans Saints in the Super Bowl. It’s time for another bold prediction.

In the semi-finals today, it will be Butler beating Michigan State by 5 points, and Duke edging West Virginia by 1 point. This will set up a beauty on Monday with the perennial powerhouse Dukies taking on the hometown boys. Straight out of Hoosiers. I can imagine Gene Hackman walking out on the floor next to Brad Stevens to help him lead the lads to victory. Maybe Dennis Hopper can make this game…

I’m going Butler all the way for the Cinderella story in their home town. This, of course, will need amendment if they lose today!

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Real Life Hoosiers

How cool is it that Butler is in the Final Four in their hometown?

If you’ve seen the classic hoops movie starring Gene Hackman, Hoosiers, you have to love that a mid-major powerhouse like Butler finally gets to the big stage and it’s 6 miles away from their campus.

So what chance do the Bulldogs have to win the whole enchilada? Well, what chance did they have coming in as a #5 seed to make it this far? Ironically, they play the other #5 seed survivor in the field, Michigan State. It’s better than playing either Duke or West Virginia in the semis. I think they have a great shot against the Spartans to find themselves in the finals on Monday. Tom Izzo is a terrific coach, but I’m giving the edge to the hometown boys to find themselves playing Duke in the finals. From there…do you believe in miracles?

Coach Brad Stevens will probably be the hottest commodity in college coaching. I just hope he doesn’t end up in Eugene.

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