ncaa tournament final

I’m trying to design some Appmon, which is actually more difficult than designing straight up Digimon because a lot of apps have been taken already… so you have to go a bit outside the box.

Skimon, at the top, is a Cameramon variant based on the Epic ski app that my family used in Breckenridge to calculate our ski stats for the day. I classified him as Social because the app was really about sharing your photos and ski data with other people. He’s blue like Cameramon’s sprite in Cyber Arena.

Sportamon has design influences from Hackmon, Dokamon and regular Digimon Extyrannomon. He’s an Entertainment type app for streaming sports videos, like an ESPN app. I wanted him to look like a sport’s team mascot - and also like Digimon’s mascot, Agumon (wink wink) - so he’s got a big mascot head and foam finger hands. I chose a basketball shoes because the NCAA tournament final game is tonight and it was on my mind.

I’m trying to think of more Appmon to make, so if I make more I’ll post them here.

In case you need an idea of what that looks like, Kentucky basketball has:

NCAA Tournament champions: 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996, 1998, 2012

NCAA Tournament runner up: 1966, 1975, 1997, 2014

NCAA Tournament Final Four: 1942, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1966, 1975, 1978, 1984, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2011, 2012, 2014

NCAA Tournament Elite Eight: 1942, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen: 1951, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

NCAA Tournament appearances: 1942, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

Conference tournament champions: 1921, 1933, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011 (Note: There was no SEC tourney from 1953–1978.)

Conference regular season champions1926, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2012

The year in basketball summed into one simple phrase. My last and favorite post of 2016. Because how else can you describe:

A Classic NBA All Star dunk contest

Buzzer beater/game winner in the NCAA Tournament championship game.

Kobes final 60 point game.

The Warriors record breaking 73 win season

Curry back to back MVP (1st ever unanimous).

Thunder losing after up 3-1 in the West Semi Finals.

Warriors giving up a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals

LE BLOCK

Kyries clutch Finals game winner

Cavs NBA Title and Parade

Durant to the Warriors, Rose to the Knicks, Pau and Aldridge to the Spurs…. Etc. Not to mention the craziest Summer free agency ever.

The retirement of multiple NBA legends.

Russell Westbrook Triple Double streak.

DeroZan hoopin

Harden looking like the best PG in the league

Giannis looking like the best player in the league by 2018.

Everyone looking better, matter fact.

Curry most 3s in a game record

Multiple 50 + point games already.

Klay 60 points in 3 quarters.

Triple Doubles every night.

Kentuckys Malik Monk just dropped 47 last week 

Joel Embiid finally healthy and beastin.

Derrick Rose back (kind of)

Knicks back, by Knicks fans standards at least.

Classic Christmas day Cavs/Warriors rematch.

Anyways….

You get the point.

2016 has been an epic year in Basketball!

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“We all see the history, the tradition and the nearly mystical quality of Kentucky basketball at every game and in every season.

My vision is one of celebrations and banquets; diplomas and banners; rings and parades…

When they become a family in every sense, when they care more about their teammates than themselves - It’s at that point when we will become unbreakable and unbeatable.

A vision that sees the you, greatest fans in all of sports once again puffing your chests and chanting in whatever language you choose, and however loudly you want to shout it…

Go Big Blue! Go Big Blue! Go Big Blue!”

-John Calipari, Big Blue Madness 2009

(photos by Bob Donnan/Getty

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Some more pics of Aaron Rodgers from the Badgers game. The last one was taken by Bo Ryan’s daughter and with the caption “pizza never looked this good.”