Wednesday, March 25, 2009

March Madness: Who's Moving on to the Elite Eight?

Check out my full article regarding the Sweet 16 and the Elite Eight in the BetUS Locker Room.

Anyhow, I'm inclined to stick with the Big East teams even though I do belive that Louisville is vulnerable to both Arizona this Friday and Michigan State on Sunday.

I also like Oklahoma to make a statement against Syracuse and North Carolina to romp all over Gonzaga.

Pittsburgh should get a free pass by thumping Xavier while Duke should fall to Villanova. Finally, I see Purdue upsetting Connecticut.

Read my article and then let me know what you think!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

NCAAB Tournament Preview: Don't Expect Long Shots in the Final Four

I just got done writing my article on the NCAAB Tournament. It's just a preview article and I'll be going in depth later on this week. So make sure to read all of the articles in the BetUS online sportsbook before putting money down on who you believe will win each region.

Okay, here is who I believe makes it to the Final Four:

East Region - - #1 Pittsburgh Panthers

Midwest Region - - #2 Michigan State Spartans

West Region - - #2 Memphis Tigers

South Region - - #2 Oklahoma Sooners

Check out the full article in the BetUS Locker Room.

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March Madness Bracket: Fill it Out For a Chance at 1 Million!

The NCAAB Tournament begins this Thursday. So, it's time for bettors to fill out their March Madness brackets. The BetUS online sportsbook will be offering some great prizes for those gamblers that pick the most winners in their brackets.

But before filling out the brackets, read my article in the Locker Room that gives some hints on what to look for when filling out your bracket.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Houston Rockets Could Challenge Lakers

The Houston Rockets could challenge the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference because of subtraction not addition.

Usually, when a team is on the cusp of winning a championship, they add a player or two to get them over the hump. Such was the case with the Detroit Pistons in the late 1980's when they traded for Mark Aguirre and low and behold, they finally beat the Boston Celtics.

But the Rockets are doing it differently. They lost Tracey McGrady for the season, they traded away Rafer Alston, but they are playing better now than they have all season. Why? Because they made the brilliant move of starting Ron Artest at guard.

Artest can now play man to man against the opposing team's best guard. Artest is also big enough to take those smaller guards to the hole when getting position on the blocks. Finally, Artest is still a terrific rebounder who can muscle his way into the paint past those guards.

With Artest at guard, the Rockets can start one of their better defensive players in Shane Battier. Battier concentrates solely on shutting down the opposing teams best front court player, Artest shuts down the opposing teams best guard, the Rockets use the entire 24 second clock and bore the pants off of their opponents for victories.

Hey, it's been working. It's been working so well that I believe Houston has a legitimate shot in the Western Conference.

Read my NBA Power Rankings list for this week in the BetUS Locker Room and then start thinking about betting on the Rockets.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Hollywood Still Scared of Creating a Film Version of "The Alienist"

Caleb Carr wrote "The Alienist" in 1994. It was a huge hit, settling in on the New York Times Bestseller List for six months, and there was no doubt in anybody's mind that some Hollywood Studio would scoop it up and turn it into a brilliant two hour movie.

After all, the characterizations are amazing, the movie sets would be extravagant, and Carr's writing is absolutely superb. Okay, maybe that's the biggest problem.

Caleb Carr is too good of a writer for Hollywood to do him justice. At least, that's what I see. Why not put another billion dollars into a Dan Brown novel, or give Stephanie Meyers, who's ridiculous notions of what constitutes a vampire would make Dwight Shrute from The Office question her as if she were a Benjamin Franklin stripper (Office fans know what I mean!), a few more millions.

Who wants to take the time to turn a brilliant novel from an amazing writer into a film? Nobody, I guess.

If anybody has any opinions on why The Alienist is still just a book, let me know.

I'm dying to know since it's so obvious how good some of the world's best actors would be in a well written and directed movie of this book.

Some maverick in Hollywood should just take a shot. Why not? Look how long it took to turn Ken Kesey's book, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, into a movie.

That turned out well, didn't it?