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Hitting To All Fields: Thoughts On Passing Of Reid Flair, Keep Your Head Up Kevin Ware, MLB Season 2013 Is Here

by THEE "Unsilent Majority" Marc with a "C" James
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(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

First and foremost, on behalf of everyone here at CBS Radio Charlotte, I would like to send my condolences and prayers to Ric Flair, great friend of WFNZ, on the passing of his 25-year old son Reid. No Parent should ever outlive their child.

Thoughts and prayers for Louisville’s Kevin Ware who suffered one of the most gruesome injuries I’ve ever seen in my entire life. I’ll never forget the reactions of his teammates, Coach Rick Pitino, and Duke guard Tyler Thornton when that unfortunate incident occurred. Glad to hear he is now on crutches in the hospital and in good spirits as he will be headed back to his hometown of Atlanta this weekend to watch Louisville try and cut down the nets for him.

Kevin Ware’s injury was reminiscent of Joe Theismann vs. L.T. and Giants in ’85 on Monday Night Football and Napoleon McCallum with Raiders vs. San Fran. in ’94 on MNF. looked ten times worse than South Carolina’s Marcus Lattimore and Univ. of Miami’s Willis McGahee in ’02 BCS Title Game. It was an extremely prudent and very classy for CBS Network to NOT show Kevin Ware’s horrific injury at halftime or after the game.

Speaking of the Final Four, at least I accurately picked 2 of the teams to make it correctly: #1 seed Louisville and 4th seed Michigan. Other than that, my brackets are a bigger mess than a pack-rat on an episode of Hoarders.

Trey Burke’s EPIC 23-point performance for Michigan in the 2nd half and overtime against Kansas showed why he is not only the BEST point guard in America, but hands down the National Player of the Year.

After Calvin “C.J.” Leslie declares for the NBA Draft, Freshman Rodney Purvis announced he is transferring from the Wolfpack. It was the sixth player that transferred from N.C. State since Mark Gottfried took over and the ninth player to leave since 2010. Things don’t look good on the surface for the pack in the upcoming season.

Congratulations to Gregg Marshall (Former Winthrop Coach) and Wichita State on beating #2 Seed Ohio State and #1 Seed Gonzaga to make it to the Final Four. Last time a team from Missouri Valley Conference made it to the Final 4 was Indiana State back in 1979 with a guy by the name of Larry Bird.

Great news, it’s “Opening Day” in Major League Baseball. BAD news, I’m still a DIE HARD, lifelong-suffering New York Mets Fan.

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