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03-20 11:10 am It's Just Sports with Kristian Garic

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With some new proper music. I'm Dick exports here on W that you really like prodigy Bart but I do like prodigy via meets no big fan 51 mixed in their mark and our Christian Garrick. Our through here it's just sports marketing and Alice. Too little radio today and talking NCAA tournament oops. College Baseball falling into gains yesterday. Game three today avoid the sweep against Alabama 1 o'clock for victory here with the until 1230 talk also little pellets SA high school football. After our first rate this hour want replay the unity that we had -- about it on Friday night Alan Dell our prep panel this year. The best in the business for my money. Really kind of weigh in on this idea of a new governing body via Louisiana high school. Sports co op that's to be spearheaded executive director by Paul Rainwater. And also. The idea that the legislators are stark stick their nose and eyes school's sports introducing legislation. And I'll be alive agree with his premise that it has wanted to go back the five plus occasions. I don't think that the state legislators ball. And I school's sports our sports in general but. That's coming your way this hour also will saint free agency conversations like that moves the saints have made so far it frees the hasn't been this sexy splash. Well spent a lot of money aided have a lot of money that built that they're playing in the went shopping at Tiffany's the shopping it cost though no disrespect either one of those. But my point is it's not a it's refreshing they've been calculated the invasion they've been forced to be measured it's been in this free agency and I know they. James Laurinaitis. Oh we cleaner there might be mixed reviews on in the want the particular which means blurred eyes. Is he's 29 years old even if he's had a hundred tackles every year is at a mr. game but I would just ask you to temper your expectations. They're not gonna call him to be the guys. If you stay healthy. He's got to push others in Allen back or step on Anthony have an opportunity to grow next city really really cute pro. Oh by the way he also lost leadership in your locker room we lost that Watson we get that back which our eyes so. I knew that there might be some that are it's not enough in the quality to some of all the not to do that directories that have money even though they visited with Dick fairly. Last week Jason Hatcher as well. Polity in about 2.5 dollar cap space. If you need about. That much to cite your draft class so another extension some sort of reworking of contractors is probably in the works before they can add another veteran player. In threes whether that's going to be reached that stage and maybe he reworked deal Thomas sports that. But the real about what breeze pre densely separate million dollars but do you like the move so far it creates equal black eagle 260187. Next 8787 mark I don't know if you agree there with him for the expectation level which these guys I'm not expecting in the coming in light the world on fire. But the today eighty tackle threshold but if you bet that Michael body yes it better than eight super probably yes is he is he. You know it is so automatically you're upgrading your thoughts that yet you know. He doesn't have to like. The world on fire to be an upgrade over what the saints are ready had. So I I think anything the provides you. Is going to be an upgrade of of what they had because he's a better player. Then the guys that they were wrong with a last year with the exception of maybe you know and an up and coming rookie of Stefani Anthony and hey by the way. He can teach defiance of a few things about it up about about the game. And I'm shares upon Anthony is going to be very excited to be playing next to James Laurinaitis a guy who has been in the league and done it for a long stressed the way he has. Yeah arrived at 2009. 35 overall pick second round by the St. Louis Rams like I mentioned. Their ability won his greatest strengths has not missed the game. In the NFL and there was a mighty thing. He says they deposition that the distances like a linebacker that position for that amount of time that's that's very impressed seven seasons c'mon. Yeah. And oh by the way. One of the biggest things that keeps recurring hear from me as cynical times. On on double coverage is last year you know people that's all it didn't sink in last year's terrible Brandon Browner. CJ Spiller their two biggest. Free agent acquisitions that work out. Here's what I can offer you. Every text I got last year when they were Megan loose at random round. And every text I got when and it's these days to a from guys around leak in the week were all saying what they do it was a bad signing. Haven't gotten that out either one of these two big threes they side. This offseason will be cleaner. Ortiz and nobody I'd actually put out feelers and a the only thing in the kind of eat meat the kind of gave me the thumbs up now like news oh yeah he got you know the seats just it just nailed that they stole free agency they want free agency but yeah pretty solid additions most would agree to 601 it's heavily taxed 877 it will step away welcome back you'll here Al what they'll hear on the beat Google -- -- -- back on Friday night on double coverage of me and Steve Jobs had this conversation about the new athletic association is trying to get off the ground and also has built seeking. In via split Nia playoffs you know it this day. Off of one state legislators Allan what bill. Co host of the malls feature it will pro football roundup that it was. We got Alan Dell right now Alan Dell on Twitter part of our having to do all find out prep crew and Al we saw this today this news. Governing body that's being proposed by Paul Rainwater in the relatives say they LH SSC. That co op what was your reaction. A Christian first off thanks for having me you know without a lot to talk about enough and high school athletics arts they over the last few months in the to discount the newest list the cooperative that's being proposed in. I don't try to learn a lot about it. You know we talked about. The key to our web ownership question about. That he thought something like this was coming you know because. Now what the select the non elect that the division and now this new proposal. I don't really know what to think it is going down missions. It would had secular autopsy Ter re. Here over the last few months and in the early last twelve months it's been a total Rowland our state. What what do you think about this fifteen meat keep up get hung up on this one time fee of 151000 dollars it doesn't seem like it's gonna be O cover. Alternately what's needed to form this spot. I don't think you will either god because what they're talking about as what sixty schools was sixty schools got 151000 I didn't. I know there today. I did a lot else on the hit that early. A lot of money to run these types of organizations I mean now other private donors in the background that we don't know about trying to help at this bank started we don't know that. But it. I don't think it's enough money I mean that. You're leaving our doubt about it a lot of money but you know it takes a lot a lot of money that go to I'll organize that likes in this state. And guy Alan I guess this is really one of ways that I start to do we do as Paul Rainwater do we know who Paul Rainwater is his. He would be the executive director of the Louisiana high school sports cooperatives. A I already hardly got has been involved with our state Carlyle. Endeavor yet many different aspects quit. I don't think it would all my whole lot about in Italy is kind of opt out ear. A army myself why I haven't heard his name until the last stop what they just under read up and learn as much like and about the situation has been thrown to us. That draw that wooded with our according Kyrgyz our listeners are still just try to counter it one more out about about this because. This is certainly something that he changed the way that the Election Day the way to our state does business articles I got what. And I guess Allen did this in the other hang up at him kind of having to win the idea of a new organization is just. Do you think like has the LE Jesse really behaved in such a manner treated schools and sports in such a manner. There you could get enough momentum. And enough schools to make this sort of like Shia religious civil commitments that it would be needed to create a new lead. Like has really just they'd been that bad to Wear realistically. Think another organization could pop up. God let what I don't understand is all of these things Serbian put police. The principles are voting on. They're making this decision now like delicate phase is dropping their the other gavel and they and that's what we're do. They're put it to vote initial stage saying and so there are beat. The leaders of our schools leaderboard seizures are saying now I do know that there are a lot of dealer wrote that with the way that. It is right now the select open not let with the split the special all the sports coming up and it's gonna be checked. So I could I used to have a little comment but it on the back can be sustained long term I'm not sure. Al woods Al Adel act Alan G would Delco most of the Allstate Sugar Bowl pro football round of each every Friday night here on WWL during the prep season. Allen just prefer an educational purpose. Who are the the schools are what other schools that are opposed to the select and and not select. The most amazed at private schools the public schools can help paint that picture. You know it really. God you know I've gone around the state have talked allotted to her people about this topic you know it one bit when every at the superdome without a lot of people I think a lot of the people are gonna open or the media and you know I think a lot of what this elite teams playing each other Jendrzejczyk competition I do these Catholic league a little bit upset. Because they like they'd been isolated a little bit there until we get the playoffs especially in a while you are that many game let me be keen to compete against. Outside of the Catholic league but you know my argument is this whole thing and one reason I think that you're gonna need it thinks stick around for a while and let something like this. Does actually happen. Is who would get really hurting. I don't believe that there's two when he caught a nation that said that multiple time under show I don't think illegitimate McClatchy Asia as we do and our state our state is not big enough. That this many championships I think if they can if they could tighten down. Just at the bit to work. But you look at the last couple years you know jet to hadn't won a state championship and all of the Catholic high of that merger at what what what Jim did you look up so I think it's helping. Not only the public schools but also a topic of the private schools as well. Well I just I don't know whether they would go and yeah I know that there's a lot of people unhappy and right now and I want to get the other make the maker the great I get. It everybody's entitled to their opinion. And right now and our state there's more pagan and now there ever has been vocal. Yeah an alum I mean I'm you said that we we've had this conversation linked in you've said that before a message really always stuck to me is like we almost have to accept. The way it is now. Because you're never going to go back on allowing less teams in less communities in less kids. And that's you know that today audits of the should be about her and I guess in the theory. We eerie nobody wants a less kids to win championships basically that's it boils down. Yet you know once you once you make something that is so be it in you start seeing these community tactic yet it is very hard just I. Down that they were not gonna have a league champion. I think it would come out of the box originally. And a piece split this thing and you looked up or call us we'll let vacation story product school at seven instead of nine. I think that the whole body was acceptable watered down product. That you're people's argument they we have too much of a watered down product right now we need to feel better team is playing each other and I think that's what this proposal. I'll run in the this what the proposal is coming from they're trying to hit some really good up and program altogether when association and have to break up there shall be. Alan what Dell Alan G1 Dell on Twitter co host the Allstate you'll pro football around a man he's one of the best in if not the best in the business look we appreciate it time and joining us on short notice. Alan go go into the rescue Friday nightmare. I got it dead heat sound they sent Allen Waddell earlier. On Friday talking about the Alex essay in the split the not select select which has gone on for about two or three years now and now the election SA has been about the idea. Introducing legislation if forced in the go back to the five classifications. 260187687870. With the the saints free agency moves so far how measure NCAA. Bracket look him in do you wanna see. The only test day go back to this aren't high school football in general go back to the five classifications. Party like the way it is now pullback Athens news will also get an update. On the it's suitable economy gains on going right now and does some that are coming up today recap. The most. Upsets in round lawn since 2001 it means you may that. This has been the storyline drought throughout the NCAA tournament is how crazy. Some of these. Games have gone and in your bracket smoke and boss that little bit with fifteen the net to. Fourteen seats still in it make Iran make a mix. Iowa Villanova right now. Villanova on top Iowa point four to seventeen mark. Quickly before we go to news here it's amazing to think it's been fifteen years. At this now amount of upset. In the first. And I think it speaks to the parity of the game right now I think which you've seen this year. Is a lot of these smaller conference champions are teams that are Lleyton was juniors and seniors guys that have been in the system three years four years. Whereas you have these power conference teams. Have a lot of one and done guys and I think if you're seeing the experience kind of rise up and and and and and show itself. Against these teams that are better maybe. Built quickly because that's what they have to do this a team like Kentucky. Have a huge turnover rate every year you have to you have to be really good at building a team quickly John Calipari has banned that. But yesterday you saw Kentucky fall by the wayside because Indiana has a team that has that some some junior leadership on. Yeah and immediate. Makes you wonder those second key bought a whole lot that are recruits for the two or three years obviously like Ella issues. I lose to those players been sentence of being one of them. This season he's just wonder if it's really. Going that route in in the NCAA. Men's basketball all right step away from the news headlines and come back each eternal recap and preview of today's action here on W in to a well run are also in the mix today pay an analyst here it's just sports go to 1230 we'll hand things off the deals Sports Radio network is tiger's trying to avoid a sweep today. On the baseball diamond against Alabama they lost 43. Six dozen double header yesterday could get much going offensively it's usually turn and actually go right now. Obviously a big games today will highlight those engage ago recap as to what you know what teams how you check out yesterday in and games to look forward to today more hard will it take you through that. Right here on W. Thanks Christian. And and you know we had thirteen. Upsets in the first round which tied the all time greatest. Sad and upset back in 2001. And we came really close of surpassing that by two more games ahead. At Iowa temple game came came right down to overtime in the first round in. And Iowa want one right at the buzzer at the end of overtime and likewise saint Joe's and Cincinnati Cincinnati all pulled off the upset. They were executing a dunk at the buzzer. But the but the player who dumping his fingertips were still on the ball even though was inside the rim in the net as though they waved it off. It was no good in saint Joe's mood also two games that could have easily been upsets. Didn't didn't go that way as of thirteen upset in the first round. But things kind of even doubt back to where you would expect yesterday out of the four double digit seeds and in action yesterday three of them ended up exiting determine. Let's go through all the action starting with overall top seed Kansas the jayhawks had an easy time at things against. Number nine UConn 7361. Was the final. I UConn was down 24 points at one point in this game they did rally they got it back to nine but in Kansas kind of kind of pulled away at the end. Had the player of the day yesterday in his game amount of years saw it I I'd I had the the call right there in my sports messages they're Wayne's selvin junior. Had the most monstrous dunk I have seen in a very long time. His teammate was bringing the ball up the court. He drew the defense he had three guys kind of come towards him and he acted as if he's gonna finger roll it. But instead he just kind of popped it up to the other side the basket seldom was trailing. In midair he pawns of all the one handed throws it down. It was just he brought the funk if we go back to the ninety's for a second he brought the funk on mad dog and Kansas moves on 73 to 61. Likewise number one seed North Carolina. They little divot problem with Providence. Into the second happen eventually they pull away at the end and win. By eighteen. Nineteen points Providence just kind of ran out of gas at the answered number I'm Providence goes down the Tar Heels move on 85. 66. The other number one seed in action yesterday Virginia Cavaliers also had got a little bit of a fight put up by their opponent number nine Butler. But again they Beloit the and they win by 877. Sixty nines all three number one seeds that were in action yesterday moved on to number one seed in the tournament so far this year. Are seven and oh one number one seed left to go today that's organ we'll talk about that. In a little bit. In terms of the double digit seeds that that were playing yesterday Wichita State. Put on huge defense of performance in the first round against Arizona. They held the wildcats to just nineteen points in the first half in that first game that allowed them to advance into the round of 32 bit yesterday. They were the ones getting stifled. They're leading scorer Fred banned lead just twelve points on the day. And the Miami Hurricanes really really put the screws to him the number three Miami moves on 6557. In the south bracket. They knocked the shocker is out of determine. Number twelve Yale bulldogs were an action taking on duke the defending national champion Duke Blue Devils a four seed this year. And and this was another game that was. It ate it got out of hand for a minute but Yale hold back into it but they could never quite get back over the top they did cut the lead to two at one point but in duke. Finally kind of got their legs back under him. Got things going 7164. Duke advances into the sweet sixteen over Yale. And Arkansas Little Rock another one of the darlings of the first round the champion of the sun belt. They hadn't were never in this game they league they got trounced set by seventeen points by number four seed Iowa State. 7861. But there were a couple of upsets yesterday. A one of them of the more Meyer variety but we saw a team that we've seen a lot of success out of go down. That being number four Kentucky Kentucky. That one of the stats of the tournament for me going into the tournament with that says John Calipari got to Lexington Kentucky has. Only twice not been a number one seed and both of those times. They got to the final four despite being lower seeded this year they were four seed and I had him in my final four but they get knocked out yesterday by Indiana. Number five seed hoosiers 7367. And Kentucky have a valiant effort but in Indian Indiana ended up pulling away and the via the big upset of the day yesterday. Number eleven guns Agha. Would a huge defense the performance against number three Utah law. 82 to 59 was the finals or nominated. Eric McClellan led Gonzaga with 22 points and now is that yeah. Through the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament have held both of their opponents to under sixty points. You're gonna win a lot of games if you can hold your opponent in college under sixty points and Gonzaga is into the sweet sixteen. For the second straight year Mark Few of course one of the better coaches in this in smaller conference basketball. And he has guns Agha ready to play every year that is their eighteenth straight year in the tournament. And they almost didn't make it they had to win the West Coast Conference to get in as it is. The number one seed in that conference a Saint Mary's didn't make it they were a bubble team that didn't make its of guns that had lost. They probably would have made either. But now they're here and they're making some noise and their into the sweet sixteen with a eight to 59 victory over Utah it's yesterday's games. And moving forward to today another eight matchup on tap in as we finish out. The sweet sixteen. One game is in progress as we speak the Villanova Wildcats 82 seed. Are taking on number seven Iowa 857 to play in the first half there and Villanova with a nine point lead 28 to nineteen. They were a team that. Was kind of an enigma coming into this man matchup bluntly about the could be number one seed a lot of fuel popular one of the weaker number two seeds so that they're kind of Schoen. That they belong at this moment at least 2819 they leave Iowa in the first half. And look into advanced into the sweet sixteen the other seven matchup on tap for today. The next one at 140 tip is the one that I'm most excited to look at. The Southland Conference champions Stephen F Austin lumberjacks the fourteenth seed taking on number six Notre Dame. And I I'm just gonna say this. It's march a 4016 it's 316. How can you bet against Steve Austin what is 316 Austin 316. Wins all the time wrestling Alia now where I were taken aback. With Stephen F Austin but they look good in the first round against West Virginia a great defensive effort Thomas walk up put up huge numbers. And a career game for him 33 points Notre Dame. Kind of sleep walked through the first half and even our second half as Michigan. Where they finally turned it on and got the victory. An aunt and that that kind of thought that they were in started in the ACC tournament so they've had a stretch of games here referring Irish where they haven't looked themselves. And they they they they kind of remote to back a little bit against Michigan we'll see if if that sustains or if or they kind of slip back into their. Recent funk with Stephen F Austin takes the floor against them at 140. VC EU takes on Oklahoma at 415 today the VCU rams with a new coach this year Shaka Smart moved on. He's got a tip into the final four years ago and had him. In the tournament every year. You know Texas he he's at Texas he went out in the first round and he asked if he had beat his old team BC you still rolling here at the moment they got to take somebody yield. And Oklahoma that's going to be difficult matchup for them the sooners. Another team that a logical thought to have been a number one seed they end up as the number two seed. And they'd they'd rather rams here in the second round I would think Oklahoma probably moves on from that game. But we've also seen you stranger things happen. But I I would not look for v.s you pull the upset there. We are assured however that will have at least one more double digit seed in the sweet sixteen because we have. 81015. Match up. At 510 today just how you drew it up in the bracket number ten A and I don't have that does that guy forget of course we we all expected Tom Izzo spartans go out in the first round. But. The Blu-ray asked the blue raiders of middle Tennessee led wire to wire in the game against Michigan State that was won the more impressive performances. Of this tournament. A middle Tennessee. With a ninety to 81 victory over Michigan State knocking out one of the teams that people thought would be. A contender for the championship. ESPN has people file their brackets within two point nine million brackets had Michigan State as the champion. So that's that's 2.5 million brackets right there that are busted that they haven't found the people who at least had them into the second round so it's O. Michigan State definitely ruined a lot of people's. On people's brackets when when they when they lost to middle Tennessee but the blue raiders. Hey you can't fault and they got it done and and art and yes. Then we'll. It just goes to show you next year I'm letting my eight year old bella at at at I mean like that's that's that that's what it comes down on its. I don't know I mean. I don't watch a lot of college basketball that I'll pull disclose I don't watch a lot of their embassies but I do get in the March Madness I get into the tournament. And you know what has changed this and I know get a break here but. I think when they went to the games and all the networks where everybody was sharing this that's what made this that's what's made this term an even bigger now oppose the east be exclusively. Kind of shut out they cut away the one game to another Dahlia strategically placed these gains like they have. And everybody can see them they're put a long line your stream of money so they're they're maximizing. There exposure. Two to a fan base that otherwise might not be there had it not been for turn it so. I love it I don't kid to a deadly regular season I just I had. I don't either can't. So it has do with. I amended in some of that has do with the idea that I just incidental watch two on a college basketball. They're the target season could this not all that that drama though but in the NCAA tournament. This one has lived up to the hype it lived up to kind of yes Cinderella stories if you like the underdogs. He got an opportunity to root for some today market are Kristian garic here each of sports on WW well enough and aka I welcome back it's a sports will quickly squeeze in Elway in the online want your OW to go hey Owen. And this is one thing. For it and be successful Dijjer publicly what. We didn't. Stir. Well and security. On their own on the because we didn't get to Randy Turnbow was like we did some Bo you're. And that being what it was global when. Things were in there. Well without a doubt. That's the exact reason why you were. That year thirteen in three and number one seed in the NFC and you know when the bull look at the turnovers they forced. He lost and again it is he's 3738. Takeaways that summit seen him obviously in the post season. And how many taken away there and interceptions from Tracy for the if they wanna get that here's the thing here's how he get that and I think they know that while I appreciate. You highlighting that though I think they understand that that quite well because. They've tried to get back that it tried to force more turnovers and you know why they haven't is because they have a talent deprivation. On defense solvable are in the state did they getting better they're proving going by last year's draft class. It's a real long ago. A little ways but they've proven. Sean Payton as he doesn't need. A top five defense necessarily win at defense at 2009 statistically. Aside from the turnovers they are soft they were Alabama don't break. They want them they weren't dominant fierce they want the Denver Broncos they weren't that. The Baltimore Ravens they want to Chicago Bears they were close. We could still win. With a highly efficient office that's why you like will be cleaner at the saints office I certainly come back here it should sports on DaVita iasis sports go to 1230 hand things off the LG Sports Radio network. More and are crushing Garrick here in. Game three as the tigers are trying to avoid the sweep against the Crimson Tide lose 436 the Nelson and a double header yesterday and watch and. This Villanova Iowa game on on line right down in the nose put it on Iowa. Two seed or seventh season two seasons take care business but what is really cool if you watch it NCAA dot com. Have a boss button yeah. And they they set they've had it for years that it's yeah Larry's. Yes so if your boss comes in and year Watson. You know that work you know allowed to get that but that it brings up I have a clip audience that it basically be separated to like chart at a spreadsheet yes a -- sharks and you can. And although boss. It as of now there are out of work and no big deal about that was the year I promise some real productive today yet. The kick off the NCAA that over. For being creative curriculum without a boss won the weary kind of escape if here's. Your balls solves that walks in your cubicle all walks by that that would become a little league of malice. Hovering right there right so you know at that find them out you know and directed this that reality is that quick. A quick click on Allison and and yet the boss bought back here spreadsheets charts and you know it's. If you're terming geek like me this is an amazing time to be alive because you have all these options we can watch all the games you know beholden. To CBS saying we're gonna serious game now like you can watch every game if you want. Yeah that's that's what's made this tournament grow over the last couple years. 2601878. X 87870. LSU loses two games loses the series against Alabama got a text here that a lot address about the time in eighty panic on Ellis who baseball. Easy now I'll go in more detail on that. Next hours while the it's just sports here at W him well enough that.