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The Bracket Yard Daily 2-24-21

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The Bracket Yard Daily, Feb. 24, 2021: Tiger’s Injury, Sparty Yes, Bezos in the NFL?

Get well soon, Tiger.

The Bracket Yard Daily starts with some sad news, but the show must go on today, February 24.

Top Sports Stories

[GOLF] Tiger Woods Injured in Car Crash: Just a few days ago, we were speculating about Tiger Woods and a possible return to Augusta for the 2021 Masters. All of that has gone out the window now as Woods was injured in a car crash on Tuesday morning local time. Reports say it was a single-car, rollover crash and TMZ reported that Tiger had to be removed from the vehicle using the Jaws of Life. He also had to have emergency surgery as a result of his leg injuries. We all wish Tiger the very best in his recovery.

[CBB] Michigan State Beats Illinois: Uh oh, folks. Here comes Sparty. We suspected that this game against #5 Illinois on Tuesday night would be decisive as to whether or not they would remain on the bubble. They might be doing better than that now, as Michigan State beat Illinois, 81-72. Joshua Langford posted a double-double with 13 points and 16 rebounds. This late-blooming team is making a serious play to get into the NCAA Tournament, just like teams such as Duke, Maryland, and Georgia Tech. Sparty is not a team I would want to face in the Big Ten Tournament.

[NFL] Bezos to the WFT?: Word is that Jeff Bezos, the outgoing Amazon CEO, may be interested in delivering himself a pro football team. Now THAT’S what we call prime membership. He will no doubt need something to do, and Washington Football Team fans would love nothing more than for Dan Snyder to leave town and never darken their doorsteps again. However, according to reports from InsideHook, if Bezos does jump in and by a stake in the nameless NFL team, it will be a minority share. Sorry fans, you won’t be rid of Dan Snyder just yet even if Bezos comes through.

Games of the Day

Carolina at Tampa Bay (NHL): The best hockey game on the board by far on Wednesday night, as the two teams combine for a record of 23-8-2.

LA Lakers at Utah (NBA): Two of the best teams in the West get to tussling at 10pm Eastern on ESPN, and these teams combine for a record of 47-16.

Alabama at Arkansas (CBB): The Hogs are a team on the rise, and judging by the #6 ranking, you might think this is about Alabama football, not basketball. These are a few excellent SEC teams and both will be looking for a statement win.

Indiana at Rutgers (CBB): Both of these teams need this game more than they think they do. Rutgers is in somewhat better bubble shape, but they do not want to be sitting at 12-10 a few weeks before Selection Sunday. Indiana can find themselves squarely on the bubble with a loss.

5 Good Sports Links

  1. [NFL] “Growing ‘buzz’ Jets will keep Sam Darnold, trade No. 2 pick,”
  2. [MLB] “Albert Pujols retiring after 2021 season? Angels star undecided despite wife’s Instagram fueling speculation,” CBS Sports
  3. [COLL] “UCLA dismisses track, cross country runner for alleged slurs,” ESPN
  4. [NBA] “Something doesn’t add up with the DeMarcus Cousins situation,” The Dream Shake/SBNation
  5. [NFL] “Ben Roethlisberger meets with Steelers president Art Rooney II and it reportedly went well,” CBS Sports

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