March may be about the ‘Madness’ but This Week in Sports Social Media is all about big time firsts.
A Canuck saves the Gators
March Madness may have started yesterday but before the big tourney kicked off, NCAA conference championships played across the country set the stage for the field of 68. Leaving the ball in the hands of Canadian Andrew Nembhard, with seconds left to play vs LSU, the Florida Gator drained a three with seconds left in the game total the SEC title and stamp their ticket to the big dance.
Canadians making big moves in the dance
Sure we know its early and March Madness just started but after just a day of play, Canadians are behind some of the biggest wins in the tournament thus far. Don’t be surprised to see a few of the guys on this list back here in the coming weeks making names for themselves, and cutting down a few nets.
Bianca’s breakthrough win
Without question the most impactful athlete in Canada right now is Bianca Andreescu and this week she put it in stone taking her first WTA tournament, the BNP Paribas Open. The sky is the limit for Bianca and we’ll be there rooting her on every step of the way.
Alphonso shoots and scores
Keeping with the firsts theme, we also look a look across the pond to Germany where West Coast native Alphonso Davies is now plying his trade on the pitch in the Bundesliga. Needless to say perennial Champions League powerhouse Bayern Munich is happy to have him as he netted his first goal for the team this week and became the youngest member of the team to find the back of the net since 1999.
Young birds heading north
You’ll have to forgive us if we seem a bit excited this week because aside from all the winning going on here, we’re also just happy that the snow is giving way to some sun and rising temperatures which means one thing really; the start of baseball season. Sure we’re not expecting much from the young Blue Jays this season, there’s a number of first timers that will take the field and hopefully prove doubters wrong. Until then, lets just say goodbye to spring training and and hello to actual spring.