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Dudes. Helicopter. Ball. Rim. Need we say more?
Welcome back to BracketRacket, your one-stop shopping place for all things NCAA on tournament game days. And away we go.
GREATEST SHOT EVER?
Dudes. Helicopter. Basketball. Rim, Need we say more?
Watch here: http://tnw.co/zGFMKL
One more thing, actually. The shot traveled 192 feet. Using the college arc and calculating three points for every 20 feet, 9 inches, that makes it a 27-pointer _ plus change.
WORLD’S LARGEST BRACKET? CHECK. BUT FOR HOW LONG?
Something that won’t stay in Vegas for long: the title of “World’s Largest NCAA Bracket.”
The bugs were still being ironed out at press time. But it’s designed to display the bracket on the underside of a 1,500-foot by 90-foot canopy that covers a downtown street between casinos, apparently because there never seem to be enough scoreboards in Vegas when you really need one.
And do it before the sheiks in Dubai get wind of this and begin construction on a bigger one. They don’t play a lot of hoops over there, but they are very, very competitive that way.
TODAY’S CELEBRITY ALUM …
Bruce Hornsby told AP’s Will Graves after UNC-Asheville almost toppled Syracuse in Pittsburgh that he’s just another Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter who wishes he was a better baller. Think Kanye West, or Nelly, but with fewer tattoos and radically different tastes in music. Best known for the 1980s easy-listening hit “The Way It Is,” Hornsby is taller than you’d think seeing him on TV _ 6-foot-4, though at age 57, he insists he’s “shrinking” _ and knows his way around a court better than you’d ever guess.
He turned down a basketball scholarship at Randolph-Macon to play piano, eventually graduated from Miami (Fla.), and roots for UNC-Asheville because his son, Keith, chose the fork in the road that dad bypassed and plays shooting guard there. Funny how things worked out.
Why such hatred toward America's freedom of religion?
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