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A quick basketball break over lunch

Post by News Tribune Staff on March 20, 2008 at 12:21 pm with No Comments »
March 20, 2008 12:21 pm

Karnell Steele looked up at a TV showing the Kentucky-Marquette game when his cheeseburger and fries arrive. The 32-year-old Tacoma was at the Schooner Pub & Galley in Lakewood to take in the NCAA tournament on his lunch break, but he wasn’t there to watch any particular team – just enjoyed watching the CBS broadcast of March Madness.


In years past, he watches games during the regular season and fills out a few brackets.


This year, it’s a bit different.


"This is the most I’ve watched hoops this season," he said. "I’ve got a little one – a 7-month-old son – so there’s not much time for basketball. And no time for a bracket."


Many of the basketball fans at the Schooner were just taking off for their lunch break. Jack Childers, a 55-year-old Lakewood man, was among them. He used to watch basketball all season long, but now he just pays attention to the playoffs.


His early impressions? Pay attention to Kansas, which defeated Portland State 85-61.


"I was pretty impressed with them," he said. "Plus, I grew up in Nebraska, so I’ll be rooting for them."

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