Stayin Sharp with Evan Sharpley. Where to get your sports fix during the quarantine.

Where to get your sports fix during quarantine...

This year’s March Madness was canceled...but 96-1 WSBT is still in the mood for some great basketball. We have a total of 15 of the greatest games in NCAA Tournament history we’ll be airing over the next three weeks...

It started with the 1979 Championship game between Michigan State and Indiana State...Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.

Here’s the schedule:

Thurs 3/26 - 8pm 2005 Elite 8 Illinois vs. Arizona (Illinois rallies from 15 point deficit in the 4th to force OT, win)

Fri 3/27 - 8pm: 1983 NCAA Championship Game North Carolina State vs Houston (Jim Valvano squad wins on last second basket)

Sat 3/28 - 12pm (game 1) 2006 Elite 8 George Mason vs. Connecticut (First Cinderella to get to Final Four)

Sat 3/28 - (game 2) 2010 NCAA Championship Duke vs. Butler (Cinderella almost wins it all)

Sun 3/29 - 12pm (game 1) 2003 Elite 8 Marquette vs. Kentucky (Dwayne Wade triple-double)

Sun 3/29 - (game 2) 1982 NCAA Championship North Carolina vs. Georgetown (Michael Jordan game-winning shot)

Sat 4/4 - 12pm (game 1) 2015 Final Four Wisconsin vs. Kentucky (Wisconsin ruins Kentucky’s attempt at undefeated season)

Sat 4/4 - (game 2) 1985 NCAA Championship Game Villanova vs. Georgetown (biggest upset in championship history)

Mon 4/6 - 8pm: 2019 NCAA Championship Game Virginia vs. Texas Tech (last year's OT thriller)

For me, the 2016 Nova v. Carolina game and the 1982 MJ game stick out to me. What about you? As far as games I thought should have been on there? The 2015 Notre Dame v. Kentucky matchup and the North Carolina v. Michigan in 1993 when Chris Weber got a technical foul for calling a timeout that the Wolverines didn’t have..

I can guarantee one thing, if you re-run sports, people WILL watch.

WSBT-TV has been running a bracket of their own, one matching up the greatest sports movies of all time. Here is the link to vote: https://wsbt.com/sports/content/dont-let-yourself-suffer-from-bracket-withdrawal-march-movie-madness-is-here-to-help

What is your favorite sports movie?

With most of the country in quarantine, between bracket challenges of random things, desert island challenges has been another topic. Here is one for you:

You can only pick 1 food...1 movie...1 TV Show...1 Album...1 Alcoholic Beverage...GO!

Here are mine…

  • Caddyshack/Swingers
  • Chipotle
  • The Office
  • Led Zep 4
  • Bell’s Two Hearted

Be safe, wash your hands, and STAY SHARP!

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