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Blue Down Under and Spring Madness


The Dodgers finished a very successful road trip to open the season, sweeping the Arizona Diamonbacks in their brief 2 game series.


Dee Gordon all smiles as he climbs the Sydney Harbour Bridge.  I really hope he wins the 2nd base starting job .

March Madness

OK, I know a lot of you are also pauing attention to March Madness.  So far our west coast teams have had a strong showing with San Diego State advancing and Stanford pulling off the upset over Kansas earlier today.   Speaking of Madness, with the Bruins playing later today in the round of 32, here’s my favorite moment….

4.8 – Tyus Edney 1995 NCAA Tournament: http://youtu.be/pHceOvR464s

It’s been 19 years ( Time sure fly’s fast…) since Tyus Edney’s mad dash .  As one put it, Boise to Oakland in 4.8 …


Tyus Edney .  One of many Bruins who have had the honor of signing my Pyramid of Success poster. 

Dont you just love this time of year ?  All shades of Blue working as one…


Go Dodgers !!!  UCLA FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT !!!

Drei’s March Madness Tweet and Countdown to Opening Day (@Good_Drei)

Andrei Ojeda (@Good_Drei) tweeted at 0:44 AM on Mon, Mar 25, 2013: 7 days ’till #OpeningDayLA ! C’grats to #FGCU on being the 1st 15th seed into the #Sweet16 ! Thx Howland for taking #UCLA to 3 #FinalFours ! (https://twitter.com/Good_Drei/status/316093149959290880) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download

Like the rest of you i’m certainly counting the days toward Opening Day !!! But in the meantime….

How many of you have broken brackets ? My west was already done when New Mexico got ousted in the first round by Harvard. Oh yeah, how many of you ACTUALLY had Florida Gulf Coast University in the Sweet 16 ? Yeah… I didn’t think so. That’s why we all love March Madness. It breaks our hearts but at the same time we all love an underdog right ? Especially when it’s a school a good 90% of us i’m guessing nevef even heard of. March Madness…GOTTA LOVE IT !!!

Speaking of March Madness , I know I am in the minority amongst the Bruin faithful when I say the Ben Howland should have been given at least one more year to calm the storm amongst the Sons of Westwood.  When you think about it, considering he had two players leave the team this year ( Josh Smith and Tyler Lamb ) , the team was coming off a season where they missed the tournament and the naysayers had the team in turmoil ( Yes, you SI ), yet they still found a way to win the PAC 12 regular season title, and enetered the tourney without one of their best scorers in Jordan Adams, who injured his foot in the Pac 12 tourney against Arizona, Howland may have done one of his best jobs in his 10 year tenure at UCLA.  Let’s not forget 3 Final Four appearances and 4 Pac 12 titles.  OK, so no Final Fours in 5 seasons, bit again, considering the circumstances he was faced with this year…..  Oh well.   It really didn’t seem that long ago when the Bruin faithful thought it was only a matter of time when Howland and the Mighty Bruins would hang banner 12 up in the rafters of Pauley Pavillion and many we’re sporting those HOWLAND IS MY HOMEBOY shirts. 

Ben Howland’s signature in my Wooden Pyramid of Success poster that i’ve had Bruin players and coaches sign since 2002.  Howland signed over the box stating….PATIENCE.  Good things take time….  Not in the minds of those who believe in the WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY theory….

Did I forget to mention that we are 7 days away to OPENING DAY !!!  GO DODGERS !!!  You can also follow me on twitter @Good_Drei