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Opinion: Thoughts While Shaving

The Final Four college basketball teams are set for the championship tournament in Minneapolis April 6 – 8.  #1 seeded Virginia will play #5 Auburn Saturday, 6:09 PM, and #2 seeded Michigan State will play #3 Texas Tech at 8:49 PM.  Winners play Monday for the championship.

#1 seeded UNC and Duke ousted, but some great games over the past few days.

Remember 1957?  Not likely unless 70 years old or older.  Carolina (31-0) was coached by Frank McGuire and the Kansas Jayhawks (24-2) head coach was Dick Harp.  Game was played in Kansas City and UNC won 54-53 in triple overtime, one of the greatest games in the history of college basketball.  UNC’s Lennie Rosenbluth was National Player of the Year.  The Jayhawks were led by First-team All American Wilt Chamberlain.  Kansas was pre-game favorite by 3 points.  Carolina starters, in addition to Rosenbluth were Tommy Kearns, Pete Brennan, Joe Quigg and Ken Rosemond.  One of the first, if not the first college game I ever had the privilege of watching on TV…

Duke had a great season this year as well. Congratulations to Coach K and his mostly freshman team.

Time for baseball.  Fayetteville Woodpeckers begin play this year in a new downtown stadium.

Bladen County Commissioners meet at 6:30 PM today, regular meeting at the courthouse.

Farmers getting serious about planting row crops, corn, etc.  Overnight lows in the upper 30s for the next couple of nights before warming up, again.

Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.  Thomas Tusser

No matter how chaotic it is, wild flowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere.  Sheryl Crow

In winter, I plot and plan.  In spring I move.  Henry Rollins

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