Take notice employers of human beings: The NCAA Tournament kicks off on Thursday March 15th. Expect the flu bug to kick in on Wednesday night. I wonder how many sick days will be taken on Thursday and Friday of that week? Whatever your guess is, multiply it by 10, and since St. Patrick’s Day is on Saturday night, you might as well include Monday.
I love the madness, but if you are so inclined, you might want to have your “clicker” ready to switch back and forth to Altitude during the chaos of this college basketball celebration. The Colorado Avalanche are in a street fight right now with 7 other teams for 2 spots in the Western Conference Playoff Race. The Denver Nuggets (as of March 6th) have won 4 in a row and are within a point of 6 other teams currently in the Playoff picture. Not good enough to stew your intrigue? How about this:
The Avalanche have 14 games remaining. Of those games, 12 are with teams fighting for position in the Playoffs (6 at home, 8 on the road). Gabriel Landeskog has proved he’s anything but a rookie. The man is a man, man. He is 205 pounds of solid muscle, and he’s taking the Calder Trophy Race by storm. Both goaltenders are on fire. 12 games in 21 days in March. You like Madness? Tune in.
The Nuggets took their bumps and bruises with the injury bug and turned it into a winning streak. You tell me another “TEAM” that can lose 3 of their best players and run some of the best “PLAYERS” out of the gym. Ty Lawson is making other point guards look stupid. Kenneth Faried makes the nickname “Manimal” seem tame. This is the best “TEAM” I have followed in 15 years. 12 games left in March and they are just starting an 8 game home-stand. Get your tickets and some popcorn and get to a Nuggets game this week!
So here’s my advice to you…get your “Honey-to-do-list” done. Pay your bills. Clean out your in-box. Return phone-calls. Get it all done, because March Madness is here, and it’s on RIGHT NOW….on Altitude.