04/01/2012 archive

2012 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Semifinals

UConn Husky, symbol of might to the foe.

Fight, fight Connecticut, It’s vict’ry, Let’s go.

Connecticut UConn Husky,

Do it again for the White and Blue

So go–go–go Connecticut, Connecticut U.


Connecticut, Conneticut Husky, Connecticut Husky

Connecticut C-O-N-N-U!

So professional handicappers look at it this way.  I agree with some but not all of their analysis.  Notre Dame is without a doubt the worst team UConn could face and they will have to play very hard and carefully to win.

Baylor on the other hand is not a team that presents an unsolvable problem.  Brittney Griner is without a doubt a phenomenon, but you send your bench at her inside and get her in foul trouble.  Stanford is a premier program and has the depth and discipline to do this.

It’s been a bad season for the Lady Huskies, the worst in years, even so they are capable of going all the way against any team in the field.

Regional Final Results-

Result Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
77-58 1 *Baylor 38-0 2 Tennessee 25-9 Mid West
81-69 1 *Stanford 34-1 2 Duke 26-6 West
80-65 1 *UConn 32-4 2 Kentucky 27-7 East
80-49 1 *Notre Dame 33-3 2 Maryland 30-5 South

Tonight’s Action-

Time Seed Team Record Region Seed Team Record Region
6:30 pm 1 UConn 32-4 East 1 Notre Dame 33-3 South
9 pm 1 Baylor 38-0 MidWest 1 Stanford 34-1 West

Rant of the Week: Bill Maher

Real Time with Bill Maher March 30th, 2012

Right to Protect Your Home, Car Elevators, Zimmerman, Absurd Laws

If Women Ruled The World

Would the world be all that different?

Yesterday was the last day of Women’s History Month and Melissa Harris Perry hosted a all female panel to discuss women in leadership roles and how different would the world really be. Ms. Perry was joined by Frances Fox Piven, professor of political science and sociology at the Graduate Center in the City University of New York; Mona Eltahawy, New York-based columnist and international public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues; and Jessica Valenti, founder of Feministing.com, author of several books, and newly-announced contributor and blogger for The Nation.

Punting the Pundits: Sunday Preview Edition

Punting the Punditsis an Open Thread. It is a selection of editorials and opinions from around the news medium and the internet blogs. The intent is to provide a forum for your reactions and opinions, not just to the opinions presented, but to what ever you find important.

Thanks to ek hornbeck, click on the link and you can access all the past “Punting the Pundits”.

The Sunday Talking Heads:

Up with Chris Hayes: Chris guests for Sunday:

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) (@carolynbmaloney), chair of the Joint Economic Committee; Alexis Goldstein (@alexisgoldstein), member of Occupy the SEC and former Wall Street information technologist; Kai Wright (@kai_wright), editorial director of Colorlines.com and an Alfred Knobler Fellow of The Nation Institute; Karen Ho, author of Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street and associate professor of anthropology at the University of Minnesota; John McWhorter, Columbia University professor of linguistic and American studies and contributing editor at the New Republic and TheRoot.com; William Black (@williamkblack), associate professor of economics & law at University of Missouri – Kansas City and author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One; and Richard Benjamin, senior fellow at Demos and author of Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America.

The Melissa Harris-Perry Show:

This Week with George Stephanopolis: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), who will debate health care, the budget, and the 2012 presidential race.

The roundtable guests are George Will, conservative commentator Ann Coulter, former White House environmental advisor Van Jones, author of “Rebuild the Dream,” Matt Bai of The New York Times Magazine, and “Nightline” co-anchor Terry Moran.

Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer: Starting this Sunday Face the Nation expands to a one hour format.

Mr Schieffer’s guests are Vice President Joe Biden; GOP presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul; and Romney campaign adviser Kevin Madden. CBS News political correspondent Jan Crawford and political director John Dickerson, along with PBS NewsHour and Washington Week’s anchor Gwen Ifill, will discuss the 2012 presidential race and the Supreme Court’s hearings on the Affordable Care Act.

The Chris Matthews Show: This week’s guests are Dan Rather, HDNet Global Correspondent; , NBC News Justice Correspondent; Nia-Malika Henderson, The Washington Post National Political Reporter; and Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post columnist.

Meet the Press with David Gregory: Mr. Gregory’s will ave interviews with GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY).

The roundtable guests are Tom Friedman and David Brooks of the New York Times, Fmr. Newsweek Executive Editor Jon Meacham, Fmr. Rep. Harold Ford (D-TN) and MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski.

State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Ms. Crowley will have interviews with Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY); Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI); House Intel Chair Mike Rogers (R- MI) and Ranking Member  C.A. Ruppersberger (D-MD); and round table political discussion with the New York TimesJeff Zeleny and CNN Sr. Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash.