Doctor S sez: College basketball is winding down to clear the way for MLB's Boys of Summer.
Thursday, March 24
Men's college basketball, NCAA Tournament, regional semifinals, Florida vs. BYU (7:27 p.m., New Orleans, TBS): Some people have picked Florida to go to the Final Four. Now that Pittsburgh is out, that seems like a safe bet. But first the Gators have to get past Jimmer.
Friday, March 25
Men's college basketball, NCAA Tournament , regional semifinals, Ohio State vs. Kentucky (8:45 p.m., Newark, N.J., Ch. 12): Can the young Wild-kittens overcome the super-talented Buckeyes?
Saturday, March 26
Men's college basketball, NCAA Tournament, regional finals, teams TBD (3:20 p.m. and 5:40 p.m., Ch. 12): The first two spots in the Final Four will be decided. ... Soccer, international, United States vs. Argentina (6 p.m., East Rutherford, N.J., ESPN2): Sadly, most of the people who attend the game will be there to see the Argentineans, not the Americans.
Sunday, March 27
Men's college basketball, NCAA Tournament, regional finals, teams TBD (1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Ch. 12): We learn who will fill the last two spots in the Final Four. ... College baseball, Ole Miss at Tennessee (1 p.m., Knoxville, Tenn., SportSouth): The Rebels conclude their weekend SEC series against the Vols.
Monday, March 28
Women's college basketball, regional finals, teams TBD (6 p.m. and 8 p.m., ESPN): The women's Final Four begins taking shape, if you're interested.
Tuesday, March 29
Men's college basketball, NIT semifinals, teams TBD (6 p.m. and 8 p.m., New York, ESPN2): Alabama is among the favorites to claim college hoops' biggest consolation prize... Women's college basketball, regional finals , teams TBD (6 p.m. and 8 p.m., ESPN): The finals spots in the women's Final Four are set.
Wednesday, March 30
College baseball, Ole Miss at Southern Miss (6 p.m., Hattiesburg, 97.3 FM): The Rebels and Golden Eagles collide in the Hub City.
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Yo Doctor S, I picked all 4 teams in the finals, VCU, UCONN, KENTUCKY and BUTLER. I'm about to make some change up in this mother. I know VCU and Butler would be right where they are just like I knew the Steelers would be in the Super Bowl. They will be in it in 2012 too. I'm very superstitious, writing on the wall. Seven years of bad luck....
Yo, Walt, I'm sure you picked Butler and VCU to reach the Final Four. I'm sure the Easter Bunny will bring me a basket of goodies next month, too. However, Butler and VCU have a better chance of winning the 2011 NCAA championship than the Steelers do of being in next year's Super Bowl.
- Dr. S
The Steelers are for sure going back to the Super Bowl in 2012. Hien Ward will win it all on Dancing with the Stars because he is a Steeler, and Ben Roethlberger will get married this summer and stop the Saints and Cowboys from sicking their ugly and desperate female fans on him and claiming phony rape charges. I couldn't enjoy any of the Super Bowl this year. Just when I started to get happy Rashard Mendenhall fumbled the ball after Coach Kevin Greene, an ex-Steeeler, told Clay Matthews, Jr. it was time to make something happen. Even the Steelers, the greatest pro football team of all times, can't beat the Steelers. That game was a freak of nature, an act of God, a heartbreaker for the Steeler nation. Somebody got to pay for that! How about everybody paying up the upcoming season?