Jake Barber

Jake Barber

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I've been a sports fan for quite some time. I love the game of basketball. I was a Sonics fan since I can remember, and I can only imagine what the city of Seattle would be like if we had the Thunder team in Seattle. Just because they left, I didn't gravitate to the Blazers, who are the closest team now. I'm still a Thunder fan, and even though I think they took a step backwards trading James Harden this season, they're going to do great things in the seasons to come. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge "I'll Block Ya" is a great trio. I'm becoming a believer in the Clippers, Grizzlies, and Knicks this season. I think this is going to be one of the more interesting seasons in recent memory.

Love college football. Wouldn't call myself an "expert" by any means. But I love seeing how things shake up week after week. I never thought Notre Dame would be #1 this close to the end of the season. I never thought my favorite team, the Washington Huskies, would be #25 in the BCS standings. I didn't think Oregon and Alabama were capable of losing. And I think it's pretty awesome that the 5 year old picked Baylor to upset K-State and Corso and Herbstreit picked Kansas State. Kudos to him.

The NFL. Fantasy football is about as far as I go. I do a weekly "Pick 'Em" on my facebook page, and that's as far as it goes. I love my Hawks. But I've been a Falcons fan ever since they drafted Matt Ryan. I watched him play a few college games on the TV and I was a believer. Future MVP right there. The Seahawks! Who would have thought they'd be this competitive this late in the season with a rookie quarterback taken in the third round? Well I'm a believer once again. Playoffs are a definite possibility this season.

College basketball- Gonzaga! Washington! And I love the Orange. I'm from Washington, but I don't always keep it local. I love Syracuse. Jim Boeheim has to be one of the greatest coaches in NCAA history. Never really followed women's, but after watching Baylor last season, I'm interested to see what they do this season.

Always up for a good debate, so if you're up for it, let me know. We'll make it happen.

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  • Kerry Miller posted 584 days ago

    Kerry Miller

    You're just picking Oregon to be a contrarian, right? I agree with your other 7 picks, but I still love Louisville to win it all.

  • Kerry Miller posted 585 days ago

    Kerry Miller

    Biggest surprise definitely Florida Gulf Coast. Biggest disappointment is the entire West region of my bracket. I've had rough regions, but this is historically awful.

  • Kerry Miller posted 594 days ago

    Kerry Miller

    Better question: What if Washington beats Oregon and Cal but loses in the Championship game? They would at least be a fringe bubble team. I think if they win three straight to take the title, they'd wind up with a No. 10 seed. They just have too many losses, and no offense to Cal and Oregon, but those aren't wins that would blow away the committee.

  • Kerry Miller posted 596 days ago

    Kerry Miller

    For sure. If Louisville, Georgetown, or Marquette wins the Big East tournament, they would get a No. 1 seed. Pitt, Notre Dame, or Syracuse would be a real stretch, but who knows. Connecticut went from a bubble team to a No. 3 seed for winning that tournament.

  • Kerry Miller posted 596 days ago

    Kerry Miller

    Louisville is my pick to win the whole NCAA tournament right now, but you have to like Pitt in the Big East tournament. For whatever reason, they always play well at MSG. And Marquette really struggled there against St. John's last weekend.

  • Kerry Miller posted 597 days ago

    Kerry Miller

    Thanks man. Yeah, I try to keep up with comments as much as possible. Unless you're getting 1000 comments, I feel like that's half the job. You gotta engage with the readers.

  • Will J Baker posted 1075 days ago

    Will J Baker

    Next article in my Career-defining moments series is up


    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/946987-r-truth-10-career-defining-moments

    Tell me what you think, your feed back would me much appreciated!