Hey everyone. Charlie here.

March Madness has come and gone.  Every year it’s exciting.   How did you do in your bracket?  I remember a gal I went to college with who actually picked the teams that had her favorite colors. I remember laughing at her….but that was short lived when she ended up beating me, go figure.

I’m someone who watches b-ball with a passion and knows every team in and out, and then to get beat by someone who doesn’t know Duke from Eastern Tennessee Tech….Oh Well you win some, and you lose some.

larry-bird-1984larry-bird-nowI was watching ESPN classic and they were playing the 1979 championship game…do you remember the 2 future Hall of Famers who played in that game?

Yep you guessed it…Indiana St’s Larry Bird and Michigan St’s Irvin “Magic” Johnson.   2 names that really took basketball to a new level in the 1980’s.

“Then” the players played differently, they were more “robotic” if you will,  more scripted.  “Now” the players are just sooo darn athletic,  I’m amazed at the agility of today’s players.magic-johnson-in-college

Basketball “then and now” were both great.   Hopefully you magic-johnson-now1enjoyed this year’s NCAA hoops season.


  1. I will proudly admit that I had Carolina going all the way in my bracket. As for the rest of it, well…

    Basketball is the one sport where I prefer the modern players to the old-school ones. Give me Bradshaw over Romo and Mantle over A-Rod, but I’d rather watch Lebron than Larry any day.

  2. Hi Charlie!

    For some reason Larry Byrd has always cracked me up. I think it’s just because he’s so pale. I don’t know. I mean, if the boy is gonna wear shorts like that, the boy needs some sun. 🙂

    My bracket didn’t do so well this year. I was nearly perfect after the first two rounds, but then my main teams were defeated and alas, I, didn’t have a single team make it to the final four.

    I guess that’s what I get for chosing my champs by doing the “My mother and Your mother…” playground chant.

  3. Love that pic of Larry bird! Charlie? Is that you? I rarely get to watch basketball but love it when I do! I like to PLAY basketball!!! I love to play it.
    What a fresh surprise. Great post!

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