As we head towards the highly anticipated Men's Final Four this weekend, we find ourselves blessed with two great matchups. Both games should be intense, bordering on epic for various reasons.

GAME 1: KENTUCKY vs LOUISVILLE.  The Battle of Kentucky takes the national stage as two storied interstate rivalries with a well documented hatred for one another face off with a berth to the National Championship game on the line. On paper, Kentucky should win this game, however, you cannot discount the rivalry factor, or the Rick Pitino factor, having coached both teams and understanding the nuances of this storied rivalry like no other.  That gives Louisville a legitimate shot at pulling off an upset.  That being said, my gut feeling is that Kentucky will pull this game out but it will be closer than expected.  KENTUCKY 66, LOUISVILLE 61.

GAME 2: OHIO STATE vs KANSAS. The two teams met in December and Kansas won that game, knocking the Buckeyes off the #1 ranking in the process.  However, the Buckeyes played that game without their best player, Jared Sullinger, who was out with an injury.  Things are different this time around as Sullinger's back and hungry for a National Championship.  And outside of the North Carolina game, the Jayhawks have played ugly basketball.throughout the tournament.  I think OSU gets their revenge here.  OHIO STATE 72, KANSAS 61.

Catch both FINAL FOUR games this weekend at Third and Long, beginning at 6pm. And check back for my Championship prediction on Monday!

Don't forget to join us for MAD MEN SUNDAYS (10pm) as we take in the latest episode of "Mad Men"!  Drink specials during the show!

TONIGHT: Start the weekend right with the "Weekend Kick-Off", featuring $4 domestic drafts/well drinks (5pm-9pm)!  Then catch the NY Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens and NY Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks (7pm)!


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