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Upsets Brewing In The Final Four? (Hour 4)

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March 31, 2023 10:02 pm

Upsets Brewing In The Final Four? (Hour 4)

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March 31, 2023 10:02 pm

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Alright, Hickey, what do you got for me? Zach, the final four is basically here as FAU, San Diego State, Miami, and UConn battle Saturday for their spot in the national title game on Monday night. The theme of this year's tournament so far has been parody, as upsets have been commonplace so far throughout the first four rounds. Tomorrow, San Diego State is a 2.5 point favorite over FAU, while UConn is a 5.5 point favorite over Miami. Onsides or offsides, at least one upset will go down. At least one upset will go down.

I'm gonna say onsides, and here's why. I do like San Diego State to win the game, and I just think their defense, you put that also in a football stadium. FAU with how many three point shots they hit, I do think there's gonna be an adjustment to that. So I like San Diego State, so no upset there. But everyone is talking about UConn. Everyone is already giving UConn the national championship trophy.

And maybe they end up winning it. Maybe they have their one shining moment, and on Monday night when the song is playing, they're at the podium and Dan Hurley's the guy for the next 20 years of UConn basketball. I think though people are looking at UConn as they're that much better than Miami, and I don't see that.

I think Miami is gonna cover, and I also think they're gonna win the game outright. Now, to be fair, a lot of us thought here, me and Hickey, that's a lot of us, that Gonzaga was gonna beat UConn because everyone was on board with the Huskies, and the Zags would find a way to win, and it went from a one point game to the next thing you know, that game wasn't even competitive in the second half. So UConn has been that dominant. I think the key there, when you look at Miami, and you gotta find a way to just contain those bigs for UConn, and we know they can do it down low, but just give yourself an opportunity to be within five with five minutes to go. Now this is a team in Miami that's down 13 in the second half to Texas, but just be within five with five minutes to go, and then let's see if UConn has the ability to win a game where they have to sweat it out late, because we haven't had to see them do that so far in the NCAA tournament. I like the national championship game to be Miami and San Diego State.

That sounds weird. Who would have ever thought I'd be saying that before the season started? Forget the season, before the tourney started. Forget the tourney. How about before the Sweet 16 started? Miami and San Diego State?

By the way, so I'm going on sides. What's the most bizarre sounding national championship game out of the options here? Miami, San Diego State. Miami, FAU. UConn, San Diego State. UConn, FAU. I would say probably the one you just named. San Diego State, Miami, just because I think UConn has obviously been the most popular team because they've been the hottest, and FAU has been the darling of this tournament, so that name, despite the fact that no one knew any players or coached three weeks ago, they've had enough attention where I think it's not as bad. I just feel like San Diego State, because even though they're there, no one has mentioned anything about them, and the defense is not very sexy, so that has not allowed a lot of people to get kind of hooked on board. Let's go, Coach Dutch.

Come on, no one believes in you. It'll be the battle of the two most beautiful places to live. Man, I'm ruthless.

Who's gonna win out? I'm ruthless. We've had so many people from FAU. Oh.

Yeah, I'm shocked you're going next. I've only got one email back from San Diego State. We've had Dusty May on twice. We had John L. Davis on, Elijah Martin, and who else did we have on from FAU? Michael Forrest. That's right, Michael Forrest, who's been a beast off the bench. Cold blooded on the line.

Having a start with his career was a start, and this year he had to come off the bench. So, I'm going onside. Sorry, FAU. Hopefully I'm wrong.

You actually probably thanked me, because if I'm picking San Diego State the way I pick games in this tourney, it means you're gonna win. Boca Raton, get the early bird specials ready. Get pumped up. Dominick's. Get the pizza place going.

Get the bagel boss all lined up. Early bird specials. Let's get it. If they make the final, don't look at those ratings in Boca.

Oof. Let me tell you. A lot of lights off at 9 o'clock Eastern time of night. That's for sure down there. Mateos at 4 o'clock is gonna be packed. Peter Kramer does a great job running that.

Mateos down there. Gonna be packed. Ready to go.

Do you know what time the National Championship game starts, by the way? 907? No, 920.

Oof. Yeah. 920 p.m. Eastern. That's the scheduled start time.

And can I give you a lock? Sure. There will be one tweet that we see when this game gets started at 920 p.m. Eastern from one person here at CBS Sports Radio.

I already know you're gonna say Sean Marrasch. Yeah. Hates the consumer. A National Championship game. It's not fair starting this late. You know, nah, I gotta put my hard hand out on the board, and then I gotta get up to work and it's all about me because I'm a pig.

Blah blah blah blah. That's it you'll see Monday night folks That's morass Monday night getting ready to bitch about the start time for the national championship game and then when people like you and I Will chirp back at him. He'll go You know morass is gonna do that where you don't think for the about the people on the west coast have to rush home To get in front of their TVs for a 6 20 p.m. Pacific tip. It's all about morass It shows living on the west coast it pays those early games.

It does pay I will say when I had a football Sunday this year when I was in Colorado. That's only two hours behind That was very nice. Oh early football is great on the west coast 10 a.m. 1 p.m And you're done by like 5 or 6 I bet the only time you really get screwed is when you have the London game like 9 30 a.m In the morning the East Coast. Yes, because then it's 6 30 or 7 30 if you're mounted time, that's not fun tough Yeah, that is that is very very tough Yeah, those ratings in Boca if FA using the national title game be very very very low Yeah, that's my grandma's is actually someone that stays up late. She's okay She will be on she'll see about the first 15 minutes.

She goes better like 10 o'clock All right. So hey, she'll see the first half. She'll see the first half that is for sure speaking of the final four all four coaches have a lot to gain by winning a title Dustin May's a chance to Arguably make the most in or win the most improbable national championship ever Well, Brian Dutcher can cement San Diego State as a legitimate power Danny Hurley can help guide Yukon back to their glory days Well, Jim Lara nega can cap what has been an incredible career and incredible resume on sides or off sides Jim Lara nega is the coach that has the most to gain this weekend Yeah, here's why and I know like I look at this. I don't really think Dutch or Hurley Come right to mind it was my decision making it was Lara nega or dusty May and the reason why I go with Lara nega is Because we already saw what he did at George Mason gets the final four. That's enough for a career, but then You're in another final four with Miami, which is not historically a great or even a good program and You find a way to win a national championship It doesn't make you the best coach of all time clearly But it makes you one of the more impressive coaches of all time where you have a final four at George Mason and your big Big job was going to Miami, which is not a good basketball program historically and you'll find a way to win a national championship That's the difference for me. I know you could just as equally argue Oh dusty may If he wins a national championship, that's just like unheard of where he's at And it's one of those names that you'll from remember forever. I don't think like John fans I don't think any of these coaches could really lose anything this weekend outside of Danny Hurley because he's expected to get the job done but just from the historical standpoint and this is Probably I would say the last time Lara nega is gonna be here in this spot That's why I go coach on this spot.

So you asked me coach Lara Nega's coach has the most game this weekend on sides Let's talk a little baseball because the Angels kicked off the 2023 season last night in the most Angels fashion possible They lost to the A's to one in a game in which Shohei Ohtani fold the team Fold them at this point him out You played against an ace team that is more concerned about spending the least amount of money I don't know the winner, you know when Rome runs the callers on a show rack them Rack them. Well rack him. I think is I keep him. Oh, so we don't want to do that That's for the smack off rack him as I keep that call. Oh, you're right. They play like a little I don't like that call Oh, yeah, very good call.

Mm-hmm. Yeah, whatever they do on on the great gym Rome show Just run the call get him out get him out Because you couldn't beat the A's the lowly age of Shohei Ohtani pitching six innings Allowing two hits no runs struck out ten and you lose two to one Eventually now with the MVP winner and impending free agent This is a pivot of the year for the Angels to try to keep their unicorn of a player So on sides or off sides the Angels will make the playoffs this season. How can anyone expect that? I Know that there's three wild card spots. They're not winning the division. There's three wild card spots This team has one of the longest playoff droughts you know out of active teams that haven't made the postseason and We I saw six CBS writers. They gave their their predictions for the baseball season and five of them had the Angels in the postseason I know we all want to see it. I want to see Ohtani in the postseason I want to see trout in the postseason, but it's not happening. So you asked me the Angels make the playoffs offside I Was looking to make sure they were not in first place just to you know They make a bad joke that everyone is 0 1 1 but they just also beat the old loss of the A's so never mind They're in last place at the A's with the with the Astros. You're one of those guys on Twitter Zach they're technically tied for first place.

It would've been funny. Are you someone that tweets out tonight or the Mets lost to one man? I really thought they were gonna go 162 and oh you saw my tweet. You definitely did. Are you serious? Yes, I know you saw it. So yes, I said it A total sarcasm. Damn. I thought this is the year the Mets are gonna go 162 and oh wait Did you actually just look it up tweet in the break?

I did not see that. I love jokes like that fingers crossed I love when people prank call radio shows saying hey, what do you think? Can is this the other Mets go 162 and oh, hey, come on, they're like, you know a crack I love that stuff. It cracks me up good. So, you know what unfortunately there goes that dream with the match We need to put you on Twitter management. There's load management in the NBA You need to be on Twitter management well Some of those tweets. I think they're funny.

That's for sure. And if you don't find it funny then get a better sense of humor That's what I tell the Twitter folks out there It's not my problem Just like me picking Arizona twice in the last four years as my national champion them losing the first round It's not a me problem. It's a you problem.

You have an accountability problem. I Am after Kyler Murray, it's never your fault point the finger at everyone. But yeah, well, you don't get paid like him That is for damn sure All right We talked a little NBA ESPN's the last NBA straw pulled the season in which they do But which they pull a hundred potential voters are pulled to see who their pick for MVP is It was at least early this week and the race is tight Joel Embiid overtook Nicole Jokic by two total points as a Sixers big man garnered 790 points while the reigning back-to-back MVP registered 788 points now Jokic in this voting by ESPN that again is unofficial straw poll did have more first place votes He had 42 40 edge over Embiid on sides or off sides.

Nicole Jokic will win his third straight MVP award like the numbers just said it Feels like this is really a conversation between Embiid and Nicole Jokic There's been some talk as well for Yanis on to the kumpo but When you look at the Sixers and the Nuggets with Embiid and Jokic it is splitting hairs I'm going to say that it's the Joker and Because when you're so close, I think being the number one seed matters and The Sixers are four and a half games off the number one seed and the Nuggets are the number one seed by three games I think that will play a difference it could go either way It's like so close but I will say the Joker gets his third MVP For now on sides if like two weeks ago you probably asked me that I'd probably go Embiid and then Embiid misses that game up against the Joker and I feel like that's gonna sway a lot of people's opinion on this and Finally the NFL could be going global Later and let's just say some are fired up about it. No one in this room, but some are fired up about it Oh, see that's how you boo hickey not the other night Also, I'll be honest what is that a dead cow you're dying cow I as you could tell I'm not a boor No, your voice cracks like I am NOT a boor. Hey you suck. Oh Oh My god, I'd rather just scream expletives Anthony red don't you're a boo Actually ironically I did curse at Anthony Rendon. Can you do me a favor? Can you don't use the word that he used but just say hey Anthony Rendon you suck and then boo Hey Anthony Rendon, no, no like you're at the game.

Okay. All right Let me get in this over here few beers in drunk as a skunk hot take hickey. Oh, My angels, let's go a thinning tie game Rendon's like three four four in the game big game, right? Yeah, kind of get me to step here Right, don't you suck? Now to be fair again, it's out of my element I'd rather just scream f you oh, yeah and Yeah, that's that's usually and you also advocated earlier that you think players should be able to beat the crap out of fail Yes, okay, but also I I could live in both worlds because I said the upper deck. They're not gonna hear me I'm going up to the upper deck Anthony Rendon. If you're listening 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS 8 5 5 2 1 2 42 27 Please feel free to call and then we can arrange that fight between you and hickey.

Listen. I know my limits I'm not gonna sit behind the dugout and then curse someone out here, but each each their own by the way I know people can't see me right now. I literally fell out of my chair. I'm squatting down right now like I'm a catcher Well, that's what that's what some bad booze will duty and those booze are because the NFL is going global an anonymous NFL owner spoke a front off of sports saying that the International division consists or that the international division Excuse me Consisting of teams and Europe will be in the league's future with it being more of a question of when rather than if the expansion Overseas could net the NFL owners three to five billion dollars in revenue on sides or off sides You are excited for the NFL's international expansion No and I hope it never happens because we don't need four more teams potentially and I don't think it's fair to the players to Make them live permanently in like Germany or London and you get traded there.

I just think it would be an absolute mess So I hope it doesn't happen. So you say am I excited? No offsides John Fanta joins us next Planning a wedding can be intimidating but finding the perfect suit shouldn't be Indochino makes it easy to get a fully customized suit right from home with dozens of high thread count fabrics patterns and colors to choose from Indochino lets you fine-tune every detail and design a suit tailored perfectly to your body and your personality Set up your measurement profile on Indochino's website and choose fabric and customizations without leaving the house Or book a showroom appointment and let Indochino's dedicated style guides help you and your wedding party Look flawless for the big day.

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To Five of eight tonight, not bad. He had 17 shots from the from the floor. How many you think he hit 12? Spot on Oh How many points icky let's see how good the math skills are to 39 Do you think it's over under eight and a half rebounds over?

Correct with 11 Look at those numbers Now give another stock up to Jason Tatum By the way If I were to ask you what team Blake Griffin is playing for would you have the answer for that? Oh, yeah Celtics Okay, just making sure I was walking around the newsroom Someone goes did you don't play Griffin was on the Celtics and I was like, yeah And I just was wondering if some people just didn't know that that was the thing. Anyway, I Have sat here bitched and complained a lot about this disgraceful Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred Got him for credit The sport that he runs is it a better spot right now because the one thing and one thing only and that's the pitch clock These games are going by quickly and I think It may be the biggest thing for baseball hickey since Syringes with the steroid error Because the steroid error kind of saved baseball and now everyone's like oh You can't put this player the Hall of Fame but it brought excitement back to the game Baseball was in a bad spot.

I Really do believe the pitch clock is gonna do wonders for the sports out for the sport. So give it a stock up You know what else to do wonders for the sport Having the sports preeminent player in the postseason Shoah, y'all Tani was awesome last night and it wasn't enough Because the Angels just find new ways to lose games and I hate to say that I hate to say it because I've been in that spot where you've had such a great player and In this case, you know, he's more than just a pitcher But I've had those kind of generational pitchers and they just get no support from the team But to lose the athletics to one When Shoah, y'all Tani is just dealing last night And he also had a hit and he also walked but he is six sittings only lost two hits It has ten strikeouts that just can't happen, but it did so I'm gonna have a stock down to the Angels Did you catch what Stephen Jones said today? I Did not about a Zeke Elliott no, oh boy You know why they didn't offer Zeke a new contract like I was operating under the belief That because Jerry business said at the end of of the season that they were gonna try to attempt to restructure the deal They have to reconfigure the contract. I read today that Stephen Jones said Something along the lines of they didn't offer him a new contract because they didn't want to insult him Now I think he's probably got the most insulted Because he went on the market and realized no one really wants him and had to make up a few teams Which were the Jets? Who else was the do brother to the Eagles bangles Eagles and bangles and Zach Taylor comes out right away He's like, nope, we're good with our team Is that really where the Cowboys are you can't just say you didn't want the player anymore we didn't want to insult them You're basically admitting then you would have insulted him with the offer that you would have given him So just say it's time to move on.

We appreciate Zeke and that's it But the Cowboys can't do that. So stock down to the Cowboys All Righty, and that's another week of the Zach Gelb show on CBS Sports Radio I would like to thank John Fanta for stopping bull up stopping by the inventor of the Lambo leap Leroy Butler for joining the program as well and the new head basketball coach at Temple the Owls, baby Who also was an assistant at Penn State in Miami Adam Fisher the hickey? I think that was an open invite for me to go to a temple game games next year. You want to join me? Penn State guy I will pass you enjoy temple basketball. I got my own team to worry about here Just more times right invite hickey places and he just continues to say no Ranger games Mets games Penn State games. No, no, no, no. No, I'm trying here folks. Talk to you Monday everybody I'm grateful we out.

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