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Champion Week

As this week goes longer more teams will enter their ticket into the NCAA Tournament. Only 68 teams will make it so I wrote a list of teams who don't need their conference tournaments to advance to the field of 68.

Arizona
Florida
Kansas
Villanova
Wichita State
Wisconsin
Creighton
Duke
Syracuse
Michigan
Iowa ST
Virginia
VA Commonwealth
San Diego State
Cinncinnati
New Mexico
UMASS
Saint Louis
Oklahoma
Kentucky
North Carolina
Louisville
Michigan ST
Ohio ST
Oregon
Gonzaga
UCLA
Connecticut
Memphis
George Washington
Texas
Colorado
Baylor
BYU
Southern Miss
North Dakota ST
Arizona ST
Toledo

Teams that can use their conference tournaments to avoid an exit ticket from the tournament
ST Joseph's
Nebraska
Stanford
Tennessee
Southern Methodist
Kansas ST
Pittsburgh
Harvard
Minnesota
Missouri
Xavier
Georgetown
Iowa
Providence
Cal
ST John's
Belmont
Wisconsin Green Bay
Florida State
Iona
Middle Tennessee ST
Arkansas
ST Mary's
San Francisco
Stephen F Austin
Louisiana Tech
Manhattan
Illinois

So far, Harvard and Manhattan has been successful as teams that could use their tournament to get into the field of 68. Wichita ST also won their conference tournament. Because Wichita ST won their tournament I have ST Joseph's in. Right now my last four out are Nebraska, Stanford, Tennessee, and Southern Mithodist. My last four in I have ST Joseph's, Toledo, Arizona ST, and North Dakota ST.

I also have a list of teams that have punched their tickets to the tournament because of an automatic bid and will play a role of a bubble burst
Wofford
Eastern Kentucky
Delaware
Coastal Carolina
Mercer

As the week goes by more teams will either be eliminated from the list of teams who are in or will have their tickets punched as a team who'll be in the field of 68.
Tonight will see 4 teams get their tickets punched into the field of 68.

NFL Team needs this offseason

The NFL Free Agent market is about to open up and I'm here to tell you how each team can improve this off season based on positions.

The Buffalo Bills will need 2 free safeties, an outside linebacker, a defensive end, a defensive tackle, a wide receiver, a tight end, and a kicker.

The Miami Dolphins will need a strong safety, three corner backs, a line backer, 2 defensive tackles, a wide receiver, a tight end, three guards, and two offensive tackles.

The New England Patriots need a strong safety, a corner back, 2 middle linebackers, a linebacker, a defensive end, a defensive tackle, five wide receivers, 3 tight ends, 2 running backs, 3 offensive tackles, and a center.

The New York Jets need a free safety, a corner back, a defensive back, an outside linebacker, a line backer, a defensive tackle, 2 wide receivers, a tight end, a running back, a quarter back, an offensive tackle, and 2 guards.

The Baltimore Ravens need 2 strong safeties, a corner back, 2 inside line backers, a defensive end, a nose tackle, 2 wide receivers, 2 tight ends, and 2 offensive tackles.

The Cincinnati Bengals need a free safety, 2 defensive backs, a line backer, a defensive end, a wide receiver, a tight end, an offensive tackle, a guard, and a punter.

The Cleveland Browns need a strong safety, an inside line backer, a line backer, 2 wide receivers, a running back, an offensive tackle, 2 guards, and a center.

The Pittsburgh Steelers need a strong safety, a free safety, a defensive back, an outside line backer, an inside line backer, 2 line backers, 2 defensive ends, a nose tackle, 3 wide receivers, 2 tight ends, 3 running backs, 2 offensive tackles, a guard, and 2 centers.

The Houston Texans need a defensive back, 2 inside line backers, a line backer, a defensive end, a nose tackle, a tight end, 5 running backs, a full back, 2 offensive tackles, and a guard.

The Indianapolis Colts need a strong safety, 2 corner backs, a defensive back, 2 inside line backers, a line backer, a defensive tackle, a nose tackle, 3 wide receivers, 4 running backs, an offensive tackle, 2 guards, a center, and a punter.

The Jacksonville Jaguars need a corner back, a defensive end, 2 defensive tackles, a wide receiver, 2 running backs, an offensive tackle, a guard, and a center.

The Tennessee Titans need a corner back, a line backer, a defensive end, a defensive tackle, 4 wide receivers, 2 running backs, a quarter back, an offensive tackle, and 3 centers.

The Denver Broncos need 2 free safeties, 3 corner backs, 2 middle line backers, a line backer, 3 defensive ends, 2 wide receivers, a running back, an offensive tackle, a guard, and 2 centers.

The Kansas City Chiefs need a strong safety, 2 free safeties, a corner back, an outside line backer, an inside line backer, a defensive end, a defensive tackle, 4 wide receivers, an offensive tackle, and 2 guards.

The Oakland Raiders need a free safety, a strong safety, 3 corner backs, 2 defensive ends, 3 defensive tackles, a wide receiver, a tight end, 2 running backs, 3 offensive tackles, and a center.

The San Diego Chargers need 3 corner backs, a defensive back, an outside line backer, a nose tackle, three wide receivers, a running back, a quarter back, a full back, and a guard.

The Dallas Cowboys need a strong safety, an outside line backer, 3 defensive ends, a defensive tackle, a running back, a quarter back, a guard, and 2 centers.

The New York Giants need a free safety, a strong safety, 3 corner backs, an outside line backer, a middle line backer, a defensive end, 3 defensive tackles, 3 wide receivers, 2 tight ends, 2 running backs, a quarter back, 2 guards, and a kicker.

The Philadelphia Eagles need 2 free safeties, a strong safety, a defensive tackle, a wide receiver, a quarter back, and a punter.

The Washington Redskins need a free safety, 3 strong safeties, a corner back, 2 inside line backers, an outside line backer, 3 line backers, a defensive end, 3 wide receivers, a tight end, 2 running backs, a quarter back, and a center.

The Chicago Bears need 2 strong safeties, 3 corner backs, a defensive back, 2 outside line backers, 5 defensive tackles, a wide receiver, a tight end, a running back, 2 quarter backs, an offensive tackle, a guard, a long snapper, and a punter.

The Detroit Lions need a free safety, a corner back, a line backer, 2 defensive ends, 2 defensive tackles, 3 wide receivers, 2 tight ends, a quarter back, an offensive tackle, 2 centers, a kicker, and a long snapper.

The Green Bay Packers need 2 outside line backers, a line backer, 3 defensive ends, a nose tackle, a wide receiver, 2 tight ends, 2 running backs, 2 quarter backs, an offensive tackle, a guard, and a center.

The Minnesota Vikings need a corner back, a middle line backer, 2 outside line backers, a defensive end, 3 defensive tackles, 3 wide receivers, a tight end, a running back, a quarter back, an offensive tackle, and 3 guards.

The Atlanta Falcons need a corner back, a defensive back, an outside line backer, a middle line backer, 3 defensive tackles, a tight end, an offensive tackle, 2 guards, and a center.

The Carolina Panthers need a strong safety, a free safety, 2 corner backs, an inside line backer, 2 line backers, a defensive tackle, 3 wide receivers, a tight end, 2 quarter backs, 2 offensive tackles, and 3 guards.

The New Orleans Saints needs a strong safety, a free safety, a corner back, a defensive back, 4 outside line backers, a line backer, 2 defensive ends, 2 wide receivers, a tight end, a running back, a quarter back, 2 offensive tackles, a center, and a kicker.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers need a corner back, 2 defensive backs, 2 outside line backers, 2 line backers, a defensive end, a defensive tackle, a wide receiver, 2 tight ends, a running back, a quarter back, 3 guards, and a kicker.

The Arizona Cardinals need 2 corner backs, a defensive back, an outside line backer, 2 inside line backer, a line backer, a defensive end, a wide receiver, 5 tight ends, a running back, and 2 offensive tackles.

The San Francisco 49ers need a strong safety, 2 corner backs, a defensive back, 2 wide receivers, a running back, a quarter back, a center, and a kicker.

The Seattle Seahawks need a free safety, 2 corner backs, a line backer, 2 defensive tackles, 4 wide receivers, 2 tight ends, 2 offensive tackles, a center, and a kicker.

The ST Louis Rams need a strong safety, a free safety, 2 outside line backers, a quarter back, and 2 guards.

Top Ten Teams with money to spend:
Oakland Raiders about $61 million
Jacksonville Jaguars about $59 million
Cleveland Browns about $55 million
Minnesota Vikings $39 million
New York Jets $39 million
Miami Dolphins $39 million
Indianapolis Colts $38 million
Green Bay Packers $34 million
Cincinnati Bengals $28 million
Atlanta Falcons $25 million

Don't be surprised to see the Colts, Packers, and the Bengals repeat as division champions based on the salary space each of those teams have.
Teams looking to move key players to open space
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Darrelle Revis
Chicago Bears - Julius Peppers
Carolina Panthers - Steve Smith

A Revis move would make sense considering he'll be making $16 million this season, Peppers will be making $13.9 million this season, and Smith will be making $7 million. Tampa won't get much for Revis and the Bears won't get much for Peppers, but the Panthers may very well get some in return for Smith. Yes, Steve Smith is 34, but he is the cheaper of the three and there's a lot of teams out there who could use a receiver. There aren't many teams on the top ten list of available cap space who's willing to take on contracts like Revis and Peppers.