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Raheel Ramzanali: Random thoughts 1.0

The Rockets alternate jersey? Meh. Courtesy photo

This is the best time of the year for sports fans because of the NBA, March Madness, MLB right around the corner, and NFL free agency so instead of focusing on one topic, here are a few things that have me pondering:

  • If you have a team falling in the second round of the playoff, why not just pick the upset in the first round? At the end of the day, this is just a numbers game and if you don’t pick at least 3 out of 4 in the Final Four AND the champion, you’re more than likely out. Won’t it be way more fun when you get to brag to your group that you picked South Dakota State over Ohio State?

  • The Rockets win streak is over, but my biggest takeaway from that game was how dope the Raptors OVO City Edition jerseys looked. I know I’m nitpicking and it isn’t my money, but the Rockets Chinese City Edition jerseys are such a meh. I wish we had some dope ass unique jerseys like the rest of the NBA, but I guess paying LeBron won’t be cheap so gotta get that money!

  • I finally stopped being cheap a bought a decent surround sound system for my sports viewing pleasure and I asked this question on Twitter: What’s the first song you would play on your new system? My pick is Mountains from the Interstellar soundtrack. What is yours? Add to the tweets.

  • Hey everyone, just a reminder, TruTV is on DirecTV channel 246, Dish 242, Xfinity 1430, and ATT U-verse 1164. You’re welcome.

  • $10 billion. Can you guess why this number is important? No, this isn’t the total amount of Bitcoin bought (or lost) in recent months. This is instead the total dollar amount people will wage, put in a pool, or bet otherwise during March Madness! Oh by the way, only 3% of that will be waged legally. *Insert debate about making sports betting legal*

  • My biggest issue with Odell Beckham Jr.’s video was that he ordered a crappy hotel pizza and not something from Uber Eats or DoorDash.

  • Please stop sharing that Kanye West song bracket because it doesn’t even have Lost in the World as one of his best songs.  Bye.

  • Shout out to all the companies that will let employees watch the NCAA games and work. I’ll never take for granted the opportunity to work in an industry that encourages us to watch basketball during work hours. This really is my favorite time of the year.

  • Be sure to follow me on Twitter for my brackets: The Raheel and Del listener bracket, Baby Trixster Picks The Games bracket, and my official bracket!

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Texans to hire David Culley. Composite image by Jack Brame

Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Texans will hire former Ravens assistant head coach David Culley as their new head coach. John McClain reported earlier on Wednesday that the coaching hire was narrowed down to Culley and Bills DC Leslie Frazier.

Now the question becomes, what does Deshaun Watson think of the hire? Culley has no experience as a head coach but did work closely with Andy Reid from 1999-2012 in Philly and 2013-2016 in KC. Many believed that Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy would be the next Texans coach because of his years learning from Reid. But the Texans opted for the lesser-known Culley instead.

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