Tuesday Sports Notes
- Congrats to Vanderbilt's baseball team, which overcame an upset loss to Tennessee in the opening game of the SEC tourney to win the conference title and earn the number one overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.
- Is anyone else having trouble getting excited about seemingly inevitable prospect of watching the Spurs play the Pistons in the NBA Finals? I have a great respect for both teams; I'm just tired of San Antonio, and I still haven't forgiven Detroit for what they did to the Pacers.
- Add Michael Andretti to the list of superstars who have never won the big one. Andretti will re-retire from open-wheel racing after finishing 13th in the Indy 500. Despite leading over 400 laps in his 16 appearances at the Brickyard (including more than one appearance where Andretti appeared to be the best driver in the field), Michael never finished Indy in Victory Lane. Indy hasn't been kind to the Andrettis (Mario, Michael, Jeff, John, and Marco), who have one title between them—Mario's win in 1969. Michael's son, Marco, lost last year's race by a fraction of a second on the final straightaway.
- I confess that I'm looking forward to Thursday's Scripps National Spelling Bee, hosted this year by ESPN's Mike & Mike. Deadspin has the odds.