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TrumpCare Fails with Little Support from Either Side

As President Donald Trump and some of his Republican Party supporters attempted to set out their bill “Trumpcare,” it failed embarrassingly. It truly had no authentic support and was going to take coverage from millions of Americans later rather than sooner, but it still was not a welcome change to most. Some conservatives are calling hypocrisy. Can’t blame the conservatives when their legislators who are Republican decided against Trumpcare, especially when those legislators were praising and wanting to change or get rid of Obamacare end up shunning the conservative health care plan. Republicans are most likely going to think of another plan to come up with to repeal Obamacare.  

March Madness Heads into Final Four

As the NCAA Men’s March Madness heads into the Final Four, surely your bracket was a bust. Once South Carolina beat Duke, my bracket was toast. All in all, this was a great tournament through the Elite Eight. The Final Four will undoubtedly be no different. In a perfect world, it would be the North vs. the South and have North Carolina and South Carolina in the championship games on April 3 in Phoenix, but the odds of that are high but not likely. The Final Four games will definitely come down to the wire just like the game between the University of Kentucky and the University of North Carolina. Look for that game’s star, Luke Maye, to have possibly more than 20 minutes of playing time like he did in the UK vs UNC game to try and get his team into the Finals. Gonzaga has done nothing but steamroll all year, only having one loss in their whole season to BYU. Although seeing South Carolina beat Gonzaga will definitely be an uproar and a bracket breaker, if yours is not already broken, it will also be very challenging to the South Carolina team. But as they’ve beaten the number two team, Duke, it’s not impossible.

The quieter of the NCAA March tournaments is the men’s Frozen four. As it gets a little windy in the tournament, they head to the windy city of Chicago, IL. The remaining teams are Denver vs. Notre Dame and Harvard vs Minnesota-Duluth. Their games will start April 6, and it will be nothing short of an ice breaker. I predict a Harvard vs Denver in the finals in Chicago on April 8. Harvard has played excellent hockey throughout the tournament and to advance to the Final Four played a tough Air Force hockey team. If they keep playing like they are, they could see the championship game. Minnesota-Duluth has gone to overtime both their games so far, so I would expect a big fight from that team to give every chance in making it to the finals.

Denver University, on the other hand, has steamrolled all tournament by winning both games by three goals so far. They’ve had a lot of shots at the net all tournament, and I wouldn’t expect any different when they play Notre Dame. Notre Dame has barely scraped away at making it to the Final Four, so they’re gonna have to play their best hockey against a strong Denver University.

Major League Soccer Attempts to Land a Spot in St. Louis

With soccer being a huge sport in the St. Louis region, it wouldn’t be a surprise to have a MLS team in St. Louis. Well, that vote comes April 4. This is almost certain a once in a lifetime vote, but only city residents get to vote on the decision. Not only would having this soccer team be huge for St. Louis, but it would create many jobs for the city. It will also bring in a lot of out-of-state fans to watch their team which brings in revenue for the city. There’s no doubt that St. Louis would have almost every game of the team’s first season, if passed, be sellout crowds. The crowds who wish to oppose this think the team will just up and leave after a few years, but they will be signing a nonrelocation clause for 30 years if the vote passes. So the team couldn’t just up and leave because they’re not good and think that moving would help the team play better. Obviously, that didn’t work with the now LA Rams. It will be a very close vote on April 4.

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