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Commentary: No Mega winner here, so it's back to the work of sports

Well, since you're reading this, you must know that I was not the holder of the winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Baltimore County.

Nope, not me, and probably, not you either. Trust me, I don't generally play the Power Ball or Mega Millions games, but as that pot grew, I felt the urge to donate my $10.

And what did it get me? Two tickets with five games on each. Of the 10 games, I had one number. That's right, one number and two pieces of paper for the trash.

Oh well, it wasn't meant to be, at least for me or anybody that I know. Better luck next time.

Now, with the NCAA March Madness pools that concluded Monday night, I had a bit more luck, or should I say skill? No, probably mostly luck.

Anyway, I was in a real dilemma during Saturday's Final Four tilt between Louisville and Kentucky. When I made my picks last month, I had Kentucky winning the whole thing.

Not long after I made my picks, I saw that President Obama had picked the same final four as me. Obama, though, picked North Carolina to win it all. Well, did anybody see the Tarheels in Monday night's championship game? Uh, didn't think so. I guess I'm one up on the Prez.

So, back to Louisville. That's the team I root for throughout the regular season, but with the pool on the line, I sort of rooted against them. I think the term "money is the root of all evil" plays well here.

As it turned out, I think I might have still won the pool, even if Louisville could have done the unthinkable and improbable. It still pained me though to root for a John Calipari-coached team. How long will it be before Kentucky hits bottom?

After my terrible performances in fantasy football this past season, I was due to do something right. Congrats to myself.

Now, on to the rest of this week. School is out for everyone I know, except John Carroll, but the games play on. Several teams take this week to get in a few extra matches or games. Saturday is usually the big day for it, but there's a few happening during the week.

Fallston is hosting its annual Fred Sheckells Boys Lacrosse Tournament today (Wednesday). Two matches will be played at 2:30 p.m., with the consolation match at 5 p.m. and championship at 7 p.m. Hereford, Winters Mill and Dulaney will participate in the event.

There is plenty of baseball action to see Saturday. Havre de Grace and Bel Air are both on the schedule to host events. A handful of girls lacrosse teams will also be in action as well as some softball teams.

There's plenty to see and the forecast looks promising. All you need is to be there and there's plenty of room for you.

Happy Easter!

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