After 74 Years Only the “Devil” Stands in Wisconsin’s Way


After 74 Years Only the “Devil” Stands in Wisconsin’s Way

~ Amy Lignor

Who the champions were of men’s college basketball is not exactly the headline one remembers from 1941. Although the headlines around the nation on this Easter morn are all about how the undefeated “Cinderella” team of Kentucky fell, Wisconsin – the winner that heads on to the national championship – should also be spoken about.

downloadWisconsin is about to meet up with Duke; a team that the experts have already called to win the whole thing. It’s odd, actually, when you look back through time, the only years Duke ever seems to be the “underdog” is when they come face to face with the CT Huskies (something they do not have to worry about this time around).


For Wisconsin, they walked into this game with a whole lot of past history on their minds, and stood up to slay the dragon. Kentucky had certainly given the NCAA it’s all this year, and even though they will not be the unbeatable, infallible team to remember, they will be able to hold their heads up high knowing they were absolutely fantastic to watch all year and gave their fans a thrilling moment in time.


In essence, when you get down to the nitty-gritty, it is more a Wisconsin event than an actual Kentucky defeat. Let’s face it, Wisconsin has been seething for a while now. The Badgers had faced a defeat of heartbreaking proportions only a year ago. The Wildcats had the fever and the passion; however, vengeance was what won out when it came to the end result last night.


Hopefully for Wisconsin fans, their team will remain focused on the big prize, and not celebrate too much that they have put Kentucky down when no one else did. They need that feeling of vengeance just one more time before they can brag, and everyone knows that Duke…the Blue Devil…will be more than ready to do to the Badgers what the Badgers just did to Kentucky.


Wisconsin wants this championship more than any other team this watcher has ever seen. It is not the fact that they faced the Wildcats walking into Lucas Oil Stadium standing at 38-0, nor was it the fact that everyone was rooting for the undefeated “Cinderella-looking” team. Wisconsin just paid attention at every turn, and in the last five minutes – when the game is at its most important – they made sure that even though they were behind at the start of the five, when the buzzer went off they were ahead, leaving Kentucky to deal with the smack in the gut they received.


There were Wildcats’ fans that were actually arrested after this one, which is too bad. There is no reason to put any black mark on Kentucky’s incredible run. The fans should feel triumphant either way. No, this is not one of those Oscar: “I was just happy to be nominated” things, I speak of. There really should be nothing happening in Kentucky but extreme pride for a showing that no other team this year can claim.


And Wisconsin can claim yet another…if possible. Although they made it to the Final Four in 2014, they will now head to the Big Dance with the Blue Devils after 74 – let me say it again – 74 YEARS. The last time Wisconsin Men’s basketball claimed a championship was 1941…and it certainly is time they did it again!


Can they stop the Devil? One can hope.


Source:  Sportsmans Lifestyle


For movies opening January 1, 2016

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening January 1, 2016   BIG BUDGET FILMS The Hateful Eight (R for profanity, frontal nudity, graphic gore and a scene of eroticized violence) Quentin Tarantino directed this post-Civil War saga set in Wyoming revolving around a bounty hunter (Kurt Russell) whose stagecoach  runs into trouble while bringing an … [Read More its Good for You.....]


The Ten Best Black Books of 2015

  The Ten Best Black Books of 2015  by Kam Williams 1. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates 2. Black Male Frames African-Americans in a Century of Hollywood Cinema, 1903-2003 by Roland Leander Williams, Jr. 3. The Face That Changed It All A Memoir by Beverly Johnson 4. America The Black Point of View by Tony Rose 5. After the Dance My Life with Marvin Gaye by Jan Gaye 6. Undivided A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian … [Read More its Good for You...]


More Than a Score

  ACRONYM TO FOLLOW by Peter Brav   Finally Our Day has come There’s a Day for everything For doughnuts, siblings, eight track tapes Grilled cheese, daughters and sons to work Encouragement, Alzheimer’s Coffee, math, chewing gum Blasphemy, yo-yos And now finally One for us Truly a Day to celebrate National Don’t Shoot An Unarmed Brother Doctor King Not Seeing Progress George Orwell Laughing It Is So About the … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

Real Estate Appraiser Numbers Keep Falling

    Real Estate Appraiser Numbers Keep Falling By Burt Carey When the housing bubble burst in 2008, lawmakers, bankers and mortgage company executives collectively pointed fingers at each other and at real estate appraisers. In response, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Protection Act of 2010, which limited direct contact between mortgage companies and appraisers, and put in place sweeping procedural … [Read More its Good for You.....]


With the New Year Comes a Need for Fiction

  With the New Year Comes a Need for Fiction by Amy Lignor   America’s TV culture has changed over the past few decades. What used to be the mighty thirty-minute sitcom has mostly disappeared. And now, drama may be headed right down the very same path. Don’t get me wrong. There will be those TV shows coming early in 2016 that will spotlight the men and women with badges who work far too hard and put their lives on the line. … [Read More its Good for You...]


A Great Hunting and Sporting Clays opportunity for the whole family!

  A Great Hunting and Sporting Clays opportunity for the whole family! Pheasant and Quail Hunting Opportunities in Georgia One of the most beautiful spots in America can be found in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains an hour north of Atlanta, where sportsmen and their families can view majestic scenery while having the time of their lives.   Etowah Valley Game Preserve, offers sportsmen secluded hunting fields, … [Read More its Good for You...]


Cal’s Jared Goff Breaks Pac-12 Passing, TD Records

  Cal’s Jared Goff Breaks Pac-12 Passing, TD Records By Burt Carey Quarterback Jared Goff threw for six touchdowns and 467 yards to lead the California Bears past Air Force 55-36 in the Armed Forces Bowl Tuesday at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. What a way for a college quarterback to punch his ticket into the NFL, if that’s what the junior signal caller chooses to do. You can bet there were plenty of NFL scouts … [Read More its Good for You...]


Saudi Economic Moves Indicate Oil Prices Will Stay Low Into 2016

  Saudi Economic Moves Indicate Oil Prices Will Stay Low Into 2016 By Burt Carey Saudi Arabia’s budget moves this week signaled the kingdom’s willingness to allow low oil prices to remain in place into 2016. In a news conference Monday, Saudi Aramco Chairman Khalid al-Falih indicated that the Saudi Arabian government’s choice is to allow surplus oil to remain in the market, keeping the cost of crude at levels not seen in more … [Read More its Good for You...]


3 Fantastic Family Resort Vacations

  3 Fantastic Family Resort Vacations By Burt Carey When mom and dad need a break, so do the kids. Finding just the right balance of kid-friendly and adult activities, hundreds of resorts across the United States have geared up to make your next family vacation just as peaceful or energizing as you want. As you make travel plans for the coming summer, you might want to consider these three world-class destinations. Club Med … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

What to do in 2016? Bring on the Green!

  What to do in 2016? Bring on the Green! by Amy Lignor   As Christmas departs, some are left with a White Christmas that never happens (AKA: Snow in Roswell, NM? What?) And, soon, the next holiday will be upon us all. The clock will count down the last ten seconds, a mighty ball will fall, and we will cheer for the incoming year of 2016. All colors of fireworks will be shot into the sky, and one of those colors (green) should … [Read More its Good for You...]