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Enterprise Ultimate Pick Up Moment

March Madness® 2014 will truly be one for the ages. Not only is just about everybody’s brackets busted by upsets and overtime drama, but we are only just getting started! Now I know I’m not the only one who’s billion dollar bracket was busted immediately, so I had to secure my chances at winning in some other way.

Enterprise provided that with their own bracket battle. Right now if you go to Enterprise’s Facebook page, you can vote for the Ultimate Pick Up Moments in NCAA® March Madness® history. They are currently in their own Final Four, and just by voting for some of the best moments of recent memory, you can enter yourself to win a trip for two to Indianapolis, along with tickets to the 2015 NCAA® Men’s Final Four®!

But that’s not all! We here at Guys Gab are doing our own little contest! We want to know which of the Final Four® Ultimate Pick Up Moments sticks out to you and why?

We first have to check out the four finalists using Enterprise’s Facebook App. Lets check them out!

The Shot ’92:
Everybody has an opinion when it comes to Christian Laettner. There is one thing that we can all agree on though. His turnaround jumper as time expires deserves it’s recognition as one of Enterprise’s “Ultimate Pick Up Moments” in March Madness history. First you have to appreciate that long inbounds pass and the leaping abilities of Laettner to catch and control the ball. Second Laettner’s pivot which allowed him room to hit his immaculate jumper. The rest is history, Duke wins the National Championship and Laettner never became the super star that the 3rd overall pick in the NBA expects.

In Tribute:
What I love about this moment is that it truly isn’t about basketball here. Its about brotherhood and friendship. This is what makes college ball great is that it is still a team sport. Bo Kimble shoots left handed free throws in honor of his friend and teammate Hank Gathers who collapsed on the court during a game earlier in the season. Loyala Marymount went on to win and advance to the sweet 16. Brotherhood prevailed that season and it is surely the most touching and heart wrenching “Pick Up Moment” on the list.

The Put Back:
1983 National Champions NC State were the underdogs coming into the championship game facing a tough Houston team. This shot is one of the most iconic National championship moments of all time and surely is an “Ultimate Pick Up Moment” for the ages. Lorenzo Charles slam with one second remaining had the 6 seeded Wolfpack rushing the court. What also makes this an “Ultimate Pick Up Moment” is that NC State had one of the most iconic and inspirational coaches of all time. Jimmy V’s legacy alone can make ‘The Put Back’ the winner in this contest.

Smart Shot ’87:
It’s only fitting that we have two national championship moments going head to head in the final four. Keith Smart’s iconic jumper in 1987 solidified the Hoosiers as the best team in basketball that year. Smart’s one dribble pull-up wasn’t just a “Pick Up Moment” for the Hoosiers, it was extremely clutch and smooth. Let’s see if Smart’s jumper can handle Jimmy V in the Semi’s.

My Predictions:
In Tribute over The Shot
The Put Back over Smart Shot
Championship: The Put Back over In Tribute

Now what you guys need to do is leave a comment below telling us which “Ultimate Pick Up Moment” is going to win the whole thing and why. The best comment will win the Ultimate Finals Prize Pack Which includes the following:

Finals Party Pack ($350)

  • $200 AMEX Gift Card
  • Mini Basketball & Hoop Set
  • Bamboo Wood Lap Table Tray
  • 2 Basketball Table Cloths
  • Cups, napkins, forks, knives for 40 people
  • Enterprise Duffel Bag
  • Enterprise Game Day Seat Cooler
  • Enterprise Stress Reliever
  • Enterprise Can Koozie(10 pack)
  • Enterprise 24oz Tritan Water bottle

EDIT: CONTEST CLOSED, WINNER NOTIFIED

And don’t worry, because this awesome prize pack will be delivered to you just in time for the NCAA Finals on April 7th. And if you don’t win the prize pack this go around, you still have three other chances to do so!

During the Kentucky/Louisville, @bullzeyedotcom will be live tweeting the game and will be giving away an Ultimate Prize Pack as well! Just use #EnterpriseNCAA to enter. Keep an eye out for Next Impulse Sports (@playgrounddad) who will be live tweeting a game during the Elite Eight for a chance to win a finals pack. And TheHoopDoctors.com will be making a blog post where you can also comment for a chance to win!

Mad props to Enterprise for hooking up four lucky winners, and don’t forget to vote for the “Ultimate Pick Up Moments” via their Facebook app. These pick up moments are just like Enterprise, because as they say, “We’ll pick you up!”

Disclosure: Guys Gab was compensated for our participation in this campaign, however the opinions expressed here are my own.

Corey Panati is a graduate of York College, and he's also the latest addition to Guys Gab. He's excited to bring his love of sports and movies to a browser near you. If you're on Twitter, you can follow his ramblings @coreypanati

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  1. Carlos Parga

    March 28, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    With respect to the other finalists, my vote would for the Put Back by NC State. Coming in as underdogs against a powerhouse of a team and they found a way to win. That’s what March Madness is all about: surviving and advancing and that’s just what they did. Watching Jimmy V frantically try and find anybody to hug was classic and his legacy to the sport will always be remembered. You hear it in Dick Vitale’s speeches during the Coaches vs. Cancer classic at MSG. Its about the passion, desire, and willingness to succeed that sets this monumental moment apart from the rest. What an awesome contest! Hope I win!

  2. Jamie Steagall

    March 28, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I absolutely loved “In Tribute”. I think this “Ultimate Pick Up Moment” is going to win the whole thing- or at least, it should. This moment was one of my favorites- of all time. Not only did this moment show that basketball and sports in general are not just about winning and losing but about building life long friendships on and off the court. This was a moving moment that spoke volumes to both men and women around the globe. We can all relate, and have a deep respect for what Bo Kimble did in honor of his friend, his brother, his teammate Hank Gathers. Of all of the “Pick Up Moments” on the list, this one spoke the most volume…it was heart wrenching, inspiring, and moving on so many levels. I loved everything about it.

  3. Geekdad248

    March 28, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    1992 featured one of the greatest basketball teams of all time – The US OLYMPIC “DREAM TEAM” captained by Magic Johnson & Larry Bird – of the twelve players on the team 10 were named to the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. Who wouldn’t dream to have had a chance to win a Gold Medal on that “Dream Team” and Christian Laettner was a part of it. If Laettner hadn’t made “The Shot” in ’92 to help Duke become National Champs he probably wouldn’t be on the 1992 Olympic Team roster. So while Laettner’s NBA career was a bust, he is 1 of the 2 players not on the “greatest player list” he can always claim being a part of the Dream Team (and show off his Gold Medal). So THE SHOT has my vote for “Ultimate Pick Up Moment” because it made the difference in both winning the NCAA National Championship and also getting its shooter picked to be on the 1992 USA Olympic team coached by the legendary Chuck Daly and supporting the dynamic duo of Michael Jordan & Scottie Pippen. Laettner was the only college player on the Olympic Team that year which was also an impressive “pick up moment.”

  4. Michael O'Shea

    March 28, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    I believe that the Put Back by NC state is the ultimate pick up moment, and also the best college basketball moment ever. Obviously after the fact you had the illness and death of the great Jim Valvano, so looking back now that game is much more memorable. The 30 for 30 “Survive and Advance” also helped to solidify the greatness of this moment. The NC State run was what everyone loves most about March Madness, an unfavored underdog team make a late season run in order to capture the college basketball ultimate prize. Coincide with the fact that they played one of the toughest teams of all time in Houston ( Phi Slamma Jamma). I think if you put all of that together, you come up with the ultimate pick up moment and one of the most memorable sports moments in history.

  5. bn100

    March 28, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    “The put back” is the “Ultimate Pick Up Moment” because of Jimmy V. This inspirational coach took coaching to a whole new level by the way he conducted himself and coached his team in a caring and thoughtful way that not only inspired his athletes’ greatness, but showed that they took his coaching to heart with the end result ending up in their favor. The best way to celebrate Jimmy V. is to crown “The put back” the “Ultimate Pick Up Moment” champion, recognize his enduring legacy and bring renewed attention and interest to the 1983 champions.

  6. Liwei

    March 29, 2014 at 1:26 am

    “The Put Back” should be the “Ultimate Pick Up Moment” because NC State were such a huge underdog. They were facing “Phi Slama Jama” (Houston Cougars) and two future NBA Hall of Famers in Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon. When Dereck Whittenburg took that last shot, it was obvious that it was going to be an air ball. Game over? Nope. All of a sudden Lorenzo Charles snatched it in the air and dunked for the game winner. In my opinion the greatest ending to an NCAA championship game

  7. Barbra

    March 29, 2014 at 2:30 am

    I have to go with the “Tribute” shooting the free throws left handed showing that you put your teammate before anything else and still winning is incredible. It shows the game can be more about winning and losing…it can be about heart. There have been a lot of underdogs winning in this year’s tournament so this seems like a fitting pick me up moment and is my choice.

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This Mother’s Day, Treat Mom To Breakfast In Bed.. And Maybe Even A Spa Gift Card

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It’s hard to believe, but we’re just a few weeks away from Mother’s Day. Do you know what you are getting that special superwoman on your list? My suggestion – Start things off on the right foot and treat her to breakfast in bed. She will appreciate the effort.

While the notion of cooking breakfast might seem daunting to some (myself included), there’s no need to panic, as we’ve partnered with Bays® English Muffins, who have provided us with some tasty and delicious Mother’s Day recipes that are easy to make and sure to please!

Trust me, if I can make these dishes, then you can too. See how easy it is for yourself:

If she’s a fan of French Toast, Bays Classic French Toast substitutes boring bread for English muffins. The Mattina Toscana is a restaurant-quality egg sandwich. The Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake Spread is perfect for those Mom’s with a sweet tooth. But my personal favorite would have to be the Strawberry Ricotta Balsamic Bites.

Bays English Muffins comes in four different varieties (Original, Sourdough, Multi-Grain and Honey Wheat), so feel free to use whichever one best suits her tastes in your dish. You can find them in your grocer’s refrigerated case next to the eggs – not in the bread aisle.

You can find these recipes and more on Bays website under the recipe tab, but I’ve included the Strawberry Ricotta Balsamic Bites recipe here for your convenience:

Strawberry Ricotta Balsamic Bites recipe

Ingredients:
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1 pkg. (4 oz.) goat cheese (or whipped cream cheese)
3 teaspoons grated lemon rind, divided
4 BAYS English Muffins, any variety, split
8 medium strawberries, trimmed, sliced
2-1/2 tablespoons balsamic glaze
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions:
Mix ricotta cheese, goat cheese and 2 teaspoons of the lemon rind.
Toast English muffins.
Spread about 2 tablespoons ricotta mixture on each muffin half. Top evenly with strawberries; drizzle with glaze. Sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon lemon rind, salt and pepper.

Bon Appétit!

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You can enter the contest every day from April 24th to May 13th 2018 on Bays Facebook page. Official rules can be found at Bays.com. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to ‘LIKE’ Bays’ Facebook page, to share your Bays creations and pick up some new ideas.

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What would you renovate with $10,000? eLEND, a mortgage lender that provides affordable home financing options to first time buyers and existing homeowners, is asking that very question, and your answer could help you get the cash to do so!

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Jason Bourne is one of the most popular and compelling characters in contemporary fiction, captivating fans since The Bourne Identity’s release back in 1980. Originally created by bestselling author Robert Ludlum, the Jason Bourne books became international hits and spawned a thrilling […]

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Jason Bourne is one of the most popular and compelling characters in contemporary fiction, captivating fans since The Bourne Identity‘s release back in 1980. Originally created by bestselling author Robert Ludlum, the Jason Bourne books became international hits and spawned a thrilling film franchise starring Matt Damon.

Now, New York Times bestselling writer Eric Van Lustbader carries on Jason Bourne’s story with a new novel about the rogue secret agent who has lost his memory…

The Bourne Initiative hits shelves next week, and it sounds like another adrenaline-fueled thriller:

Gen. Boris Karpov, head of the feared Russian FSB, is dead. But Karpov has reached out from the grave with an unstoppable cyber operation he conceived in the months before his murder, aimed at the heart of the United States—a way to steal the president’s nuclear launch codes. Who has taken over the operation? Karpov trusted only one man: Jason Bourne. But can Bourne be working against his own country? Gen. Arthur MacQuerrie, chief of the Dreadnaught Section of NSA and Morgana Broussard, head of the mysterious Meme, LLC, are convinced of Bourne’s treasonous act, and will do everything in their power to kill him.

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