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Zuki & Ruggs Show

Zuki & Ruggs Show

Zuki and Ruggs discuss UCONN’s triumph in the NCAA tournament, where the UCONN women’s program rank amongst all-time sports dynasties, the men’s improbable run to the title, whether or not Geno or Ollie should test the NBA, opening week in baseball including Josh Hamilton’s stupidity and whether or not baseball should implement a...

Please Donate!!

Please Donate!!

Of all the guests we’ve had on the show, Chris Herren is the one that stuck with me the most. I, like probably everyone reading this, have seen close friends and family members battle with substance abuse. So to hear from someone like Chris, who was able to turn his life around and become a voice of hope for millions, was probably the most important thing...

Best College Football Basketball Schools

Best College Football Basketball Schools

The two most profitable and enjoyable college sports are football and baseball. UConn just won another men’s basketball national championship. That program has been incredibly successful over the past 15 years. Their football team? Not so much. Sure, they’ve won 26 championships, but many of those weren’t in D-1A. .485 career winning...

Onions! Bill Raftery Splits, Hangs, Delivers with Vern Lundquist

Onions! Bill Raftery Splits, Hangs, Delivers with Vern Lundquist

CBS Sports produced this remix / mashup music video thingy featuring highlights from this year’s March Madness set to sizzling sound bites from Bill Raftery (not Raferty) and Vern Lundquist (not Lundqvist). Raftery has served as an analyst and play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports’ college basketball coverage for more than 23 years. During March...

Elite Eight Preview

Elite Eight Preview

With eight teams still dancing, and four interesting matchups; this weekend is set up to be a very interesting one for college hoops fans. Santa was 4-3-1 with his Sweet Sixteen picks, so if you’re betting along with me, at least we’re making some small change. Here’s my take on this weekend’s Elite Eight games: SOUTH REGIONAL...

Sweet Sixteen Previews/Picks: East & Midwest Regionals

Sweet Sixteen Previews/Picks: East & Midwest Regionals

Friday’s Sweet Sixteen matchups offer up some very interesting storylines. From UCONN’s return to the Garden, to a number-one seed as an underdog, and of course Louisville locking horns with Kentucky; Friday should be great. Here’s my take on all the action: MIDWEST REGIONAL (Indianapolis, IN) (11) Tennessee vs. (2) Michigan (-2.5) Friday, 7...

Sweet Sixteen Preview/Picks: South & West Regionals

Sweet Sixteen Preview/Picks: South & West Regionals

You don’t have to tell Florida head coach (and two-time NCAA champion) Billy Donovan how many more wins his Gators need to take home another National Championship. As a matter of fact, as we approach tomorrow’s Sweet Sixteen matchups, every coach still with a dance partner knows the stakes. Two wins this weekend, followed by two more next weekend,...

Boston College needs Jim Calhoun. Badly.

Boston College needs Jim Calhoun. Badly.

Lost in all the hoopla surrounding the opening weekend of March Madness, was the report that former UCONN coach, Jim Calhoun, may be interested in the head coaching vacancy at Boston College. I understand that the opening week of the NCAA Tournament is a big deal, but so is Coach Calhoun, no? Why isn’t anyone talking about this as a legitimate...

March Madness: College Basketball Buzzer Beaters Compilation FOR THE WIN!

March Madness: College Basketball Buzzer Beaters Compilation FOR THE WIN!

We’ve been rolling out a ton of March Madness posts lately and for good reason, ‘cuz it’s the balls, baby. No joke, I have about 20 brackets going. Of course, my analysis is half-assed and jackassed, but Santa’s are the stuff of legends. Check out his previews at these links: EAST | SOUTH | MIDWEST | WEST. For my money’s worth,...

NCAA Tournament: West Region Preview

NCAA Tournament: West Region Preview

The West is perhaps the region I see getting the most out of control. It’s rife with talented mid-seeds, as well as higher-seeded teams with unique skill sets. Here’s my take: (1) Arizona 30-4 The Arizona Wildcats are as talented as any team in the field. Aaron Gordon is an unbelievably talented freshman forward, and leading scorer Nick Johnson is a...

NCAA Tournament: Midwest Region Preview

NCAA Tournament: Midwest Region Preview

The Midwest Region is the home of the nation’s only undefeated team – the Wichita State Shockers. The Shockers are a very talented team, and I’ve been telling people that very thing all season long. But this region is more than just Wichita State. Because from Duke to Louisville, and Michigan to Kentucky – this bracket is chock full of...

NCAA Tournament: South Region Preview

NCAA Tournament: South Region Preview

The South Region is the one with ‘chalk’ written all over it. I see an early upset in this region, but I see most of the usual suspects making it through to Memphis next week. Here’s my take: (1) Florida 32-2 The Gators have it all. Any phase of the game you look at, and Billy Donovan’s crew has it. I do think the main key for Florida...

NCAA Tournament: East Region Preview

NCAA Tournament: East Region Preview

Ever since the brackets were unveiled on Sunday, there’s been a lot of talk about which is the toughest region. Truth is, I still don’t know. All four regions have various reasons for being difficult, but I can tell you what I know for sure: the East is the most interesting. Why? Because I think it’s the only region (the West is similar) where...

NCAA Bracket Pool!!

NCAA Bracket Pool!!

Anyone interested in joining the O’Neill’s Softball NCAA pool, please send us an email to tristatesportsguys@gmail.com. $20 to enter, 50% goes to the team, 50% to the pot; top 3 get paid. http://oneillssoftball.mayhem.cbssports.com. Share...

March Madness: Neal’s Most Dangerous College Basketball Teams

March Madness: Neal’s Most Dangerous College Basketball Teams

You might remember Santa posted his list of March Madness impostors recently. I’m countering with unheralded teams that might open some eyes. The video you see above was released a while back but it features Campus Insiders’ Jordan Cornette giving his three teams everyone should watch out for as brackets get all filled up. I add my pair of Lincolns...

Why Not the Nets?

Why Not the Nets?

Hey, did you hear the Heat and Pacers are facing off in the Eastern Conference Finals this year? You must have heard; all the experts have been saying it for months. Everything leading up to that series is just window dressing. There’s only one problem: The Brooklyn Nets. The Nets were a running joke for the first 2 months of the season, racking up loss...

Don’t Fall for These ‘Impostors’ While Filling Out Your Brackets

Don’t Fall for These ‘Impostors’ While Filling Out Your Brackets

For me, there is no time of year quite like March. The NHL playoff picture begins to take shape, Major League Baseball is just around the corner, and you can almost see golf’s greatest players driving down Magnolia Lane for a chance to get fitted for a Green Jacket. And, of course, for fans of college basketball, there truly is nothing quite as exciting...

Your Chance to Win Mets Tickets!!

Your Chance to Win Mets Tickets!!

Attention Mets fans, here’s your chance to win 2 tickets to the May 23rd game against the Diamondbacks, courtesy of our friends at True North Tickets. All you have to do is like and share this article, or retweet it on twitter, along with your thoughts on what the best part of this interview with Bobby Plump, aka the real life Jimmy Chitwood was. We will...

Bobby Plump: The Real Jimmy Chitwood!!

Bobby Plump: The Real Jimmy Chitwood!!

If you missed Wednesday’s show, we were joined by legendary high school hoops star Bobby Plump, aka the real life Jimmy Chitwood from Hoosiers. How much of the movie was based on true stories? Click below to find out. http://www.tristatesportsguys.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Bobby_Plump_Interview.mp3 Share...

These Reebok Retro Shop Commercials Are Fantastic

These Reebok Retro Shop Commercials Are Fantastic

Being a Seattle Supersonics fan I’m a little biased here but any basketball fan can appreciate these commercials. They star a bunch of old school players, Kemp, Shaq, Iverson, (basically anyone who ever had a Reebok contract in their life) and they sit around in the barbershop talking about their favorite players of all time. Check them out below, pretty...

Here’s Five Teams that Could Really Bust your Bracket

Here’s Five Teams that Could Really Bust your Bracket

With ‘Selection Sunday’ fast approaching, it’s quickly becoming an exciting time of year for college hoops fans. March Madness is always great, but I really feel this year’s tournament has a chance of being even more exciting than usual. It’s always easy – especially in March – to focus on the ‘blue blood’...

The Legend of Young Larry Bird Kroll Show Sketch Will Crack You Up

The Legend of Young Larry Bird Kroll Show Sketch Will Crack You Up

I love the Kroll Show. There’s rarely a misfire with any of the skits but this one took it to another level. Kroll excels in two ways: facial expressions and subtle nuances. The Legend of Young Larry Bird included a deluge of the latter. If you don’t know Larry Bird, you might’ve still chuckled or grinned, but if you DO know Larry Bird, holy...

UNLV Basketball’s “Khem Kong” Still No Match for Grandmama

UNLV Basketball’s “Khem Kong” Still No Match for Grandmama

Via CampusInsiders on Dailymotion, Produced by Justin Yurkanin for the Las Vegas Review-Journal The largest “prop” in college basketball history is known as “Khem Kong”, modeled after 6’9″ 220 lb Junior forward and Pitt transfer Khem Birch, who’s from Montreal. So, this kind of creation sort of makes sense since...

Zuki & Ruggs Show

Zuki & Ruggs Show

Zuki and Ruggs discuss Derek Jeter and share some of their favorite Jeter moments. They recap the NBA All-star weekend, and whether or not the Knicks should’ve traded Carmelo Anthony, and they discuss the Olympics. Some American failures on the slopes and analyze some Olympic hockey. Share...

Top 5 Syracuse Basketball Moments This Season (2013-2014)

Top 5 Syracuse Basketball Moments This Season (2013-2014)

I am by no means a college basketball fanatic. I like to watch on lazy Saturdays but I’m not frothing at the mouth on a daily basis. Since I have a lot of Orange friends, I second-hand hear about their team’s success a lot. Syracuse is off to their best start in program history with a record of 23-0 en route to securing a #1 ranking in the country....