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"The Stack" 4-6-16

Geno Auriemma has now won the most national championships by any head coach, men or women, with 11 as UConn crushed Syracuse 82-51 to win their fourth straight national championship. Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Geno Auriemma has now won the most national championships by any head coach, men or women, with 11 as UConn crushed Syracuse 82-51 to win their fourth straight national championship.
Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Stack is here on this Wednesday and a big congratulations is in order for the UConn Huskies who won their fourth straight national championship last night over Syracuse.  The Stack is back with reaction to that plus a Masters preview so let’s get right to “the stack” for today, Wednesday, April 6th:

 

UConn routs Syracuse in route to 4th straight title

 

Never in doubt.  UConn got off to a fast start over Syracuse and never looked back.  They crushed the Orange 82-51 to win and their fourth straight national championship.  Not only is it UConn’s fourth straight title, but it is head coach Geno Auriemma’s eleventh title, passing legendary head coach John Wooden who had ten titles for most all time.  What he has done at UConn is absolutely astounding.  This game wasn’t close.  The Lady Huskies got out to a 13-4 lead early and kept putting the pedal to the metal.  They were quicker to rebounds and had much better ball movement than the Orange.  At one point UConn had 17 assists to Syracuse’s one.  Ouch.  They were crushed the Cuse on the boards and though Syracuse did cut the deficit down to 21 at the end of three quarters, there was never any real doubt or worry that they would blow this lead.  Breanna Stewart ends her illustrious career with another double-double (24 points, 10 rebounds).  One of the best players over to don a UConn uniform along with the likes of Rebecca Lobo, Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore.  What a special talent.  Congratulations UConn.  No one can light a candle to your program.  They’re trying, but they are a long ways off.

 

Masters preview

 

The Masters tees off on Thursday, but since that is when The Stack’s 2016 MLB preview will be unveiled so it’s time to preview golf’s first major of the year today.  Golf seems to be in a good place with Jordan Spieth of course and Jason Day joining Rory McIlroy as the new trio that will lead golf for a long time.  No Tiger Woods.  That is a bummer.  Hope he can win at least one more major before he calls it a career, but I highly doubt it.  Honestly if someone asked you if you would take Spieth, Day and McIlroy or the field, you would probably take the field.  But Day is playing so well this season.  Bubba Watson has won the Masters the last two times it has been an even year (2012 and 2014) and by deduction, the year 2016 is indeed an even year so like baseball’s San Francisco Giants, Watson just wins the big one in the even years.  It isn’t going to be easy though.  Plus I have a sneaky suspicion Phil Mickelson is going to play well this week and find himself in one of the final few groups on Sunday.  Maybe I’m wrong.  I would love to see Spieth win another green jacket, but Day is just playing too well so far this year.

 

Pick: Jason Day

 

Greg Hardy interview

 

Not going to spend more than a brief moment on this here, but defensive end Greg Hardy gave ESPN an “exclusive” interview in hopes of showing people how much he has changed.  He’s trying to get a job you know since he is a free agent.  It didn’t go well.  After Adam Schefter asked him a question regarding his domestic violence case, he said, “I’ve never put my hand any woman.”  He actually looked right into the camera and said that.  He also said, “I didn’t say I didn’t do anything wrong…but saying that I did nothing wrong is a stretch, but saying I am innocent is correct.”  What?!  How the hell can he say that?  He comes out of this interview worse off than if he just hadn’t done the interview at all.  No team should want to sign and no team should sign him.  If my favorite team were to sign him, I would not root for that team because of the evil this guy represents.  I think a lot of other people feel the same way.

 

Coming up Thursday: 2016 MLB season preview


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