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Cole World: The NBA Playoff Race, March Madness & Soul Food

By 03.11.11
Cole Aldrich

Cole Aldrich

And with March Madness upon us, I’d be crazy not to talk about my Jayhawks. I like ’em. They’re going to be real tough. I think we’ll get a No. 1 seed, and being 30-2, we’ve proven ourselves through the course of the year. They’re good enough and they deserve it.

I think they can win it all. It’s March Madness, so you never know what’s going to happen, but talent-wise, we can win it all. I found out my freshman year it takes a lot. The most important advice I can give ’em is to make sure you get your rest. Doing all the little things that will prepare yourself mentally and physically, realizing that every game could be your last. They might play in Tulsa for one of their games, and if we don’t have a game and I’m free, I’m definitely going to get out there.

For the rest of the Final Four, I don’t even know if I could tell you. It’s one of those years where there’s not a ton of dominant teams, but you never know who will play really good for a few games.

If there’s one guy to watch out for, it’s Nolan Smith. I think he has been playing really well this year. I played ball against him in high school, and him and Singler from Duke are going to defend that title really well this year. It’s going to be tough.

Other than that, I’ve been busy travelling. Planes, hotel rooms and then the game. Personally, I think I played well against the Lakers. At least for me, whenever I get into the game, I try and impact it in small ways that might not make it into the box score. That is, in addition to rebounds and blocking shots. You know, setting good screens and doing the little things to help us out.

I also had a real good dinner at this soul food place in Atlanta called TWO urban licks. I think I just got the chicken, but it was so good. And I need to get Jackass 3D, but there’s not really a Best Buy around here.

Until next time…

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