And the winner is, the Michigan Wolverines. That is how I see it. On Monday night, they will prevail over the Louisville Cardinals, in a close, overtime game, 78-77.
I feel like they have the talent to match Louisville and a coach that will not be over matched by Rick Pitino. Plus, I always like the Big Ten in any final game, they play such tough games during the year and in such pressure packed situations.
Now here is an offer that will never ever be made on CSNNW.com again. This is better than a Haynes and Jaynes episode, let alone lunch with the guys. This is even better than Ian Karmel's best jokes, or maybe he has had only one good joke, not sure which. And for sure this is much better than a Jordan Kent tie, which the guy has the best ties in America. And last but not least, this is even better than my good buddy on Talkin Ducks, a Richard Lucas stare down, which no one ever wants to ever face.
The suspense is now over. All you have to do is tell me who will play each other Monday night and who will win. Then in the next Crawford's Court you will get your name is there, which will appear forever on the internet. What a deal, so either use the comment section or email me and the rest is history. Good luck, pick well and here is a little help from a few friends of mine, just in case you need help. I gave you my picks, here are some additional.
Brandon Ogden---Brandon was the first person who ever emailed me after my first blog. He agrees with me, Michigan over Louisville
Richard Lucas---Great basketball mind, Louisville over Syracuse
Chris Haynes----Our own at CSNNW.com and best beat writer in the NBA, Louisville over Michigan
Jason Brough----Does a wonderful job as the Associate AD at U of Portland, Syracuse over Louisville
Andy McClouskey---Of Mac's message, terrific basketball coach, Louisville over Syracuse
Jordan Whitley---Our own once again at CSNNW.com, covering Ducks and Beavers, Louisville over Michigan
Kevin Berry----My great boss at CSNNW.com, knows the game of basketball well, Louisville over Syracuse
Chris Maples---President of Oregon Tech, awesome sports fan, better college president, Syracuse over Louisville
Adam Willis---Outstanding producer of Talkin Ball on Comcast SportsNet, Louisville over Michigan.
Ross Miller---Who despite us knucklyheads on Talkin Ducks, produces greatly, Syracuse over Louisville.
There you have it, now your turn, you know what you have to do and you will forever be enshrined in Crawford's Court. Get busy.
Greg Crawford, College basketball insider, CSNNW.com