Three big tournaments are upon us and for the first time in a long time, there are three overwhelming favorites to win all three.
March Madness is only days away with Zion Williamson and the Duke Blue Devils under a two-to-one favorite to win the entire tournament. The Golden State Warriors, winners of three of the last four NBA titles are heavier favorites than that. Las Vegas currently lists them at -200 to threepeat. And my beloved Tampa Bay Lightning have run through the regular season and are looking to bring home their first cup in fourteen years after having come ever so close in four of the last five seasons. The Lightning are also two-to-one favorites to win the Stanley Cup.
Here is your task if you choose to accept it. I need for you to tell me whether these teams, in each of their respective sports, will win it, or not win it, in the comments section below.
In college basketball, I am giving you the choice of Duke or the field. In the NBA, I’m giving you the choice of Golden State or the field. In the NHL, I’m giving you the choice of the Lightning or the field. Choosing the field in any one of these three sports obviously means the favorite will NOT win it all.
Easy enough, right?
As your TIEBREAKER, I want you to list who you think will represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals. Ah, things just got a little trickier.
There you have it, folks. Pick away. Duke plays their first game on Friday at 7pm so ALL ENTRIES MUST BE LOGGED IN BEFORE TIP-OFF OF THAT GAME!!
The winner of this contest will not only be declared the smartest person alive but will also win a fabulous SportsChump t-shirt and their very own copy of the first ever SIS Football Rookie Handbook for 2019.
Happy March (and June), everyone… and happy picking!
RONBETS’ HAPPY ENDING!!!
I’d be remiss if I didn’t give a shout-out to RonBets who continues to single-handedly make a mockery of every contest I host.
At the beginning of this contest, Bets laughably took the field over Duke, the Lightning and the Warriors. Well, guess who’s laughing now.
Here are your finals standings with Bets perfect yet again. Let me know if you want me to mail you the prize, sir, or drop it off at Alessi with the t-shirt I still owe ya’.
Nicely done as always.