Well, here we are….

Well, it’s been a while, and a lot has happened since my last post over a week ago. I am dealing with some health issues and although in the long run, they will probably be minor, it has messed with my head and my motivation. I have really started to feel my age and the effects of what I have done to my body the last 30 or so years, and it seems to an extent, it is starting to catch up to me. I’m in the process of taking care of those issues and to be honest, I have actually started to put the worriers in the back of my mind and try and focus on what I can control, and that is work, friendships, and this blog. Rest assured I’m not going anywhere and the issues are NOT in any way shape or form serious at this point so I am not going anywhere.

So… the Sports world is pretty busy these days, despite the fact that the NFL is in the offseason, there have been plenty other goings-on that can be addressed and highlighted here as I am so “famous” for doing. But where to start is the question, but with some good music blaring in my ear and a website to keep going let’s dive right into it shall we? First, the NHL Playoffs are about to start Wednesday night with a full slate of first-round matchups set to begin. Tampa-Columbus, Pittsburgh-NYIslanders, St Louis-Winnipeg, Dallas-Nashville, and Vegas-San Jose all start their series on Wednesday night, with Toronto-Boston, Pittsburgh-Carolina, and Colorado-Calgary starting their series on Thursday night. My fandom is worn on my sleeve, as a die-hard Tampa Bay fan, the Presidents Trophy winner, the leagues top point winner and arguably the best goalie in the NHL, the bolts look to do what they haven’t done in 15 years, and that is lift Lord Stanley’s cup high over Tampa Bay. Having the best record in the NHL means nothing if you don’t win the cup, so “bring it home boys” will be my motto for the next couple of months.

Since I was shot down during The Sports Nerds Show last night due to no interest, I will share my thoughts on the NCAA Final Four in Minneapolis. I actually DID watch both games Saturday night and they were both excellent games, with the early game providing more drama than the late game. Virginia beat Auburn to advance to the final tonight due to a couple of controversial calls/non-calls at the end of the game. First, the refs missed a BLATANT double dribble by Virginia player Ty Jerome in the waning seconds of the game, allowing Kyle Guy to loft a last second three pointer at the end of the game. Guy was fouled and went to the line for three free throw shots. He nailed all three with seemingly “Jimmy Chitwood” confidence and sent the Cavaliers to the Championship Game tonight against Texas Tech, who defeated perennial NCAA Tournament powerhouse by 10 points behind the heroics of Matt Mooney, who scored 22 points, including four three-pointers, three of which came in a 2 1/2 minute span in the second half to lead the Raiders to their first ever Championship Final. With tip-off scheduled around 9:30 eastern tonight, I don’t know if I will be able to stay up for this one, after all I DO have a real job to go to in the morning….lol.

I want to close tonight’s post out with some NFL news. In case anyone was wondering or had any questions on their mind, Antonio Brown is a DOUCHE. He needs to move on to his new team, get the Steelers and Ju Ju out of his head and just prepare for the season. going after him on Twitter and proving what a little “BITCH” he is, does no one any good and only makes him look like the bad guy. Dude.. get over it, The Steelers were done with your antics, your drama, and your diva attitude. As a good friend of mine said last night during the show… you will have plenty of time to whine and moan trying to catch bounce passes from Derek Carr next season, so you have plenty to worry and bitch about so leave the past be the past and just move on…

Now there are several other subjects I could approach tonight in this post, but I am going to let this one stand as it is. Just a few things tolook forward to coming up.. Tonight’s National Championship game, the NFL draft is in two weeks, and my favorite week of the year is here… It’s Masters week, and as is my usual tradition, I will be off work from Wednesday through the weekend watching as much golf as I possibly can. this is my favorite tournament, and the ONLY one I take time off work for each year. Look for posts all this week to be golf-heavy and full of talk about tradition and history. Have a great week everyone, and #GoBolts!!!!

PS: – a HUGE shout-out to Blain Jones for moving my stand-alone site over to his server this week. He saved the website from certain deletion, and I am eternally grateful to him for doing that. Along with that, a big thank you to sunny Suggs for hosting my site for the last several years, I appreciate your patience, your kindness and your friendship.. and to quote your own catchphrase.. I #MissYourFace… love you…

Scott – “The Sports Nerd”

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