A thrilling ride through the first 2 rounds, only to see it crash and burn like your worst roller coaster nightmare. OK, someone’s worst.
From the ESPN (composite, official) bracket:
27 wins in the Round of 64
10 wins in the round of 32
3 wins in the Sweet Sixteen
1 win in the Elite Eight.
Total of 41 wins, with 1 more to come if Wisconsin wins in the Final 4.
You’ll notice the perfect West division I predicted. Maybe Warren Buffett can spare $5,000?
From CBS Sports I went 24/8/2/1 for a total of 33 wins, plus 2 if Wisconsin wins out.
From .FOX Sports I went 25/9/3/1, 38 wins, and this is busted.
And for Sports Illustated: 23/10/4/0 = 37 wins, busted
Also in horses: I did wager on these 3 horses as I surmised from Friday in the future wager: California Chrome, Ring Weekend, We Miss Artie, in wins and exactas. I also involved the field selections.
So much happening between all horses on the trail that it’s challenging to figure who has the best chance of getting enough points to be in the big show.
On Saturday I plan to give you my analysis of the Wood Memorial (Samraat, Social Inclusion, Uncle Sigh) and the Santa Anita Derby (California Chrome, Bayern, Hoppertunity, Candy Boy, The Admiral are contenders), along with the historic Grand National at Aintree. Mind you, I don’t know much about ‘chasers, and I haven’t scored yet in wagering on this event but I’m excited to see this one. While I have it in mind, I truly would like the fences at Aintree, which average 4’10” in height, higher than its companion National Hunt fences, to be at the same level, for the sake of safety of all concerned. Aintree has seen it’s share of tragedy at the track, and this has to be curtailed.
A word about golf, in noting the new standards set by the World Golf Hall of Fame: The sport really should be co-ed. The HOF is co-ed, so why not the competition? I’m all for women playing at private clubs. Let’s take it a step or 3 further, and let’s engulf the LPGA into the PGA or vice versa, so there’s a large rota of courses and championships.