Lent Day Sixteen

Lent Day Sixteen

Thursday, March 20, 2014 – Spring is just moments away. It is 11:47 am. My Final Four for the men’s basketball bracket are: Florida, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wichita State with Florida becoming National Champion. Of course on my sentimental bracket, I have Stephen F. Austin playing Baylor for the National Championship. My Final Four for the women’s basketball bracket are: any four teams NOT from Connecticut, or Fort Bend, Indiana or Louisville. So in the first round games, let’s go Prairie View, and Robert Morris and Idaho. The Prairie View Tigers will eat the Huskies and the Idaho Vandals will vandalize the Louisville Buggers. I know it is the Cardinals, but remember last year? There is a reason Coach Kim Mulkey has to sit out the first round game for Baylor. And the Robert Morris Colonials will beat up on the Irish. Hmm. That sounds rather historical, doesn’t it? The colonists beating the Irish. If you read the comments (and thank you very much) it appears the Iowa Hawkeyes mascot does come from James Fennimore Cooper’s historical novel The Last of the Mohicans. Hawkeye was a frontiersman and a hero in the novel. What was Hawkeye Pierce’s name on M*A*S*H? Spring has sprung. Captain Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce.

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