1st Day of March Madness and we got games going on 2HDTVs, 4 laptops, iPad, and iPhone lol!
1st...Congrats to UVA on winning the ACC Tourney! The pic above I took as UVA went on to beat Duke by a score of 72-63 at the Greensboro Coliseum. It sucks to see Duke lose especially in a game with so many fouls called. 29 called on Duke...15 on UVA...go figure. But it's time to move on and get ready for the NCAA Tournament. Duke plays Mercer on Friday at 12:15 Other than summer, this is my other favorite time of the year! Brackets are being filled out, office pools are being formed, and wings are being ate by the millions lol! Check out the Duke Report Unique Office Pool Challenge at the 1st link below. Shout out to all the people who joined the pool.
I am a strong believer that the first 2 days of the 64 teams competing (Thursday and Friday) should be national holidays. Why? The global outplacement consultancy firm Challenger, Gray&Christmas once estimated that workers distracted by March Madness could cost employers as much as $1.8 BILLION in unproductive wages during the 1st week of the tourney! Read more from my March Madness article from last year at the 2nd link below.
Want to know how to throw an Awesome March Madness party? Stay tuned in to this blog over next few days as I will post pics from my annual March Madness Party.
Enjoy the games and GO DUKE!
Shoutout to Rodney Hood for sealing the deal with the free throws Friday night in Greensboro to advance Duke past Clemson. With the win today over NC State Duke is now playing UVA in the ACC Championship Sunday at 1. We will be down there Sunday to cheer on Duke for the win. Here's to hoping Duke can now win 11 of the past 16 Duke Invitationals...I mean ACC Tournaments. :)
Pic I took of Rodney Hood setting up to make the freethrows for the win. Other pic is of my buddies Keith, Cole, Chad, and me.
It's that time of the year for March Madness! One of my two favorite times of the year. (Summer being the other one.) I haven't updated the blog in a while..but there is a lot going on. Over the last few weeks, I covered the VT game at Cameron and the away game at Wake Forest for Duke Report. We were at ESPN College GameDay at Cameron Indoor Stadium for the taping before the Duke Unc game. I will be at Greensboro this Friday for Duke's 1st game in the ACC Tourney. The plan is to hopefully be there Sunday as well. Follow @DukeReport on Twitter as I'll send out some pics of the game atmosphere. This site will get updated with videos and pics from past games I have been at here in the near future.
For now.... check out one of my latest articles at Duke Report on a unique office pool you can do with 16 people. (1st link below)
Want to know why I think the 2nd round (used to be 1st round) Thursday and Friday of the NCAA Tourney should be national holidays? How about $1.8 BILLION in unproductive wages for employers! Read more about the March Madness Effect at Duke Report (2nd link below)
My last article for Duke Report was about the ESPN College Game Day Experience. You can read that (3rd link below)
Pic above was of me hanging with the Blue Devil after the NC State game. Pic below I took from ESPN College Game Day March 8th.
It's time to fill out some brackets and cheer on Duke! GO DUKE!
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