Sunday Sports Topics: UCONN, Auriemma, MLB Opening Day, Boston Bruins, Karnowski

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MARLBORO, NY – Sometimes when you wake up inspiration is as easy as opening up the laptop and reading the day’s news items along with morning cups of black coffee, no sugar. Today’s topics without further adieu are UCONN women’s basketball, the Boston Bruins, MLB’s Opening Day, and NCAA Final Four.

Move over Karnowski, the Mississippi State Bulldogs are in town.

Any time you do something one-hundred eleven times in a row without fouling-up you’re doing things right. Can you imagine keeping the wife off of your back for not farting under the covers or something? Well, I can’t and that’s the type of perfection that the Mississippi State Bulldogs help put to an end when they beat the UCONN Hussies, I mean, Huskies in the NCAA Women’s Final Four Basketball Tournament on Friday night.

Normally, I wouldn’t even give mention to women’s sports at all but there seems to be a lot of debate of Gino Auriemma’s run at UConn and that of John Wooden’s ultimate success at UCLA in the 1960’s and ’70’s. No frigging way! Any true sports fan won’t or shouldn’t compare the two. It’s like comparing Stouffer’s frozen lasagna to my Mom’s homemade with Mom’s dish making her the Wizard of West 231st Street.

The competitive imbalance puts the Huskies way above their rivals as they receive the top recruits year in and year out. Not to say the UCLA teams didn’t sign the better recruits during the bygone era, but the field of top-flight talent in the men’s game is significantly deeper than that in women’s sports and allowed for talented teams to rival Wooden’s Bruins teams. With Auriemma’s squads, there is no perennial rival as the Hussies run roughshod over all comers. And outside of those in Storrs, CT and the WNBA front offices, nobody cares because it’s… women’s basketball.

This weather sucks but all things turn to thoughts of warmer climes as tonight is MLB Opening Night. Remember when it used to be called Opening Day and the Cincinnati Reds were always the first pitch to usher in a new baseball season? The money grab in baseball has me a bit peeved, as they will complain of longer games but will do nothing to lose advertising revenue from all the stoppages in play. Hypocrites. I’ll zero in on baseball when I can comfortably put on flip-flops. Until then…

The Boston Bruins, with great hope and anticipation, will garner all my attention provided they qualify for the NHL Playoffs for the first time in three years. Yesterday’s lackluster win against the Florida Panthers helps keep pace in a muddled Eastern Conference race. So frantic is the finish, I was rooting for the Montreal Canadiens to beat Tampa Bay last night. Get the idea?  The playoffs start on April 12 so the Bruins have another week to break my heart.  Stay tuned.

The real Final Four (Men’s Tournament) had me laughing during the Gonzaga-South Carolina game.  It seems like this Karnowski kid on Gonzaga is a spectacle due to his thinning hair, large frame, and Amish beard.  He really reminds me of the kid in Little League who was popping out of his uniform and played like Herman Munster among boys.  For you Knicks fans, he makes Ken “The Animal” Bannister and Pat Cummings look like finesse players.  Go ‘Zags!

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A man amongst men. Cheesy Bruin kicked cancer to the curb - twice. The Cheese Man's a big, tough teddy-bear who survived the Bronx despite being an unabashed Boston Bruins fan and Sargent-At-Arms for Angry Ward's Urban Spur Posse. Nuff said. Doctors have taken most of this throat and had to make him a new tongue from thigh-meat (his own) and still he won't shut up about the Bruins, Cowboys, Pirates and Cleveland Cavaliers. And yes, his kids do love him.
  • The Donald Trump

    The Cocks were terrific yesterday. But Gonzaga sucked them dry. Fantastic.

    • Cheesybruin

      Donald, I guess you can say the Cocks are a stiff opponent on the hardwood but ultimately were finished off by the Zags.

      • We are sorry for being late today… Working nights and upside down – like a bald guy with a beard… But that doesn’t mean you gutter minds should run wild!

  • Junoir Blaber

    Left before the end of the Zags game so glad they won. Also nice to see UConn Women finally lose, just nice to see competition.

    • We weren’t paying attention. Too busy organizing our outfit for Opening Day!

    • Cheesybruin

      I’m almost sure the Lady Huskies will go on another three and a half year winning streak.

  • You Suck

    That video sucked.

    • What did you expect from Boston? #OhSnap

    • Cheesybruin

      Agreed.

  • AngryWard

    Cheeseman, the baseball season opened this year in that abandoned warehouse in Tampa that the Rays call home. The Sunshine State at it’s most depressing… outside of Presidential elections. At least Tanaka and the Yanks got spanked.

    • Cheesybruin

      Does Country Delite count as an abandoned warehouse? I’m sure the local residents hold cockfights in that place.

  • benwhit

    Big win for the Bruins today

    • Cheesybruin

      WHEW! Anton Khudobin and Kevan Miller the heroes today…who da thunk it?!?

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