Sunday, March 20, 2022

MARCH MADNESS 2022 – IF ANYONE CARES (published 3-20-2022; article #304)


Howdy, y'all! Are your minds and eyes engaged, to read for a while? Despite the warm and sunny weather, I prefer to write and not hike. I have six articles to publish today! This is the first one.

The articles will become more profound, starting with this “if anyone cares” article, as the least profound. I apologize to readers, who are Tennessee college basketball fanatics -- including Mrs. Appalachian Irishman!

Tennessee Basketball in March

The men's team, on Friday, March 11, 2022, won the SEC Tournament Championship. They beat Mississippi State, 72-59. That was the first SEC Championship that the men's team had won in several years or decades. I don't keep track of that stuff.

The men entered the “March Madness” tournament. On Thursday, 3/17/2022, St. Patrick's Day, they won Round One: #3 Tennessee 88, #14 Longwood 56. Happy belated St. Patrick's Day, by the way, to y'all!

For Round Two, yesterday (Saturday), March 19, 2022, they lost: #11 Michigan 76, #3 Tennessee 68. That was one of those bracket-busting upsets. Once again, Tennessee has no “Sweet 16” appearance.

Mrs. Appalachian Irishman is fond of the Lady Vols. They didn't win the SEC Tournament Championship. I have forgotten the date and which team beat them. Mrs. Appalachian Irishman remembers.

Yesterday, however, the Lady Vols won Round One, of their “March Madness:” #4 Tennessee 80, #13 Buffalo 67.

Round Two will be tomorrow, at 7 PM. The Lady Vols will play #12 Belmont. I reckon that the television will have to be on whatever channel for the game -- not on the Gunsmoke channel, as usual.


From courtside, this is the Appalachian Irishman signing off, from his March Madness update. I thought that you might be bored. I was, while writing this article!

Let's move on to the second article, of six in total, today!

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