Thursday, March 26, 2009

Vitamin Water Commecial And Sweet 16 Games

One thought before posting Sweet 16 Vickers...

You've probably seen the semi-decent Vitamin Water ad starring Christian Laettner and Rick Pitino. If not, here goes:

Two items of business here...

1. When Laettner shoots the Vitamin Water bottle into the recycling bin, it hangs in the air to long. Stuff like this will always drive me nuts.

2. Christian Laettner was an underrated NBA player. It seems to me his name is often equated with bust, but that's simply not the case. While it's true Laettner never approached star status, he did manage to have
five seasons averaging over 16 ppg, and in his fifth season, his first full season with the Atlanta Hawks, the dude made the All Star team.

Now that we have that out of the way, here are the Vickers for the Sweet 16 round:


Arizona-Louisville UNDER (139)


Boilers (+6.5)
vs. UConnecticut


Nova (+2.5)
vs. Duke

(Note: I'm not putting money on this one. Duke is simply better than Nova, and they will win tonight.)

Mizzou (+4.5) vs. Memphis State

One quick prediction about this weekend's best game, Syracuse-Oklahoma: Blake Griffin attempts twenty free throws and fouls out both Jackson and Onuaku in a high-scoring Sooners victory.

-Brad Spieser (