It’s clear I won’t be taking everybody out for dinner with all my winnings from NCAA tournament pools.
I just checked all 4 of my pools. I have two Final Four teams in one, one in another and none in two. Fine job. Remember when I mentioned I used to cover college basketball and knew what I was talking about? That was untrue. I was actually in a coma during that time.
My faith in North Carolina and Texas proved unfounded. Did Roy Williams leave the Meadowlands for the final 15 minutes of that game? The Tar Heels played without any sense of purpose whatsoever.
But I’m happy for John Thompson III, who restored a sense of pride in Georgetown. I’ll be rooting for them next Saturday.
Meanwhile, the winner in the “Dumbest Question of Spring Training” contest has been named.
A radio reporter from Jacksonville asked Derek Jeter – and I’m serious – “What is the difference in Derek Jeter the man, Derek Jeter the player and Derek Jeter the Hollywood icon?”
This was as Jeter was walking out the door of the clubhouse and heading for his car.
Is there even an answer to that question? Since when is Jeter a Hollywood icon?
But Jeter, to his credit, gave the woman some manner of answer before doing the whole “looking-at-his-watch-and-walking-away” thing.
Six more days of spring training. Get me home.