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Monday, March 19, 2007

Sweet 16: How Are We Doing?

Time to check our bracket and see how our picks are panning out. And see (in the rare instances) why we were wrong.

Mich St vs. Marquette: We used the relativity theory to come up with our pick of the Golden Eagles. Based on the fact that Al McGuire won a title there and he is the brother of illustrious coach and title winner at UNC, Frank McGuire. The relativity theory did not factor in that Al got lucky.

Texas vs. USC: The pick here was Texas, based solely on Kevin Durant. We fell into the trap of believing that a one trick pony team could overcome horrible coaching. We had misgivings when we made the pick, siting the fact that the only one trick pony teams of recent memories had great coaches.

Wash St. vs Vandy: We went with the Tony Bennett hype. When will we learn that only the young Negro coaches are worth buying into?

Virginia vs Tennessee: The SEC was simply better than we thought.

Butler vs Maryland: Seems clear after the ACC tourney and this, that MD played above themselves those last couple of weeks in the regular season.

UNLV vs Wisconsin: Wisconsin goes a long way towards proving that the Big Ten basketball season is mirroring the football season. The top two schools overhyped.

Duke vs VCU: Had the devil going out in the second round. But this was welcome.

Indiana vs Gonzaga: Figured that the weak Big 10 would get bounced here. Can you blame us?

Our remaining teams still in the Sweet 16:

UNC
G'town
Ohio St
Memphis
Texas A&M
Florida
Oregon
Kansas
Southern Illinois
UCLA
Pitt

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I not sure if MD was playing above themselves or not. The fact is if they were hitting thier free throws on this particular game, they advance. Unfortunatly, hitting free throws is a pretty important part of the game, and MD did a pretty good job of this during the regular season. Also, what can you do when the opposition shoots damn near 50% from beyond the arc. Maryland was in the top 10 in the country in 3pt. percentage allowed, but Butler was lights out.

Mostly though I'm shocked that you are not talking about conspiracy. I mean, in the final minute some white boy was granted a completely bogus charging call on DJ Strawberry by a white official. That was a possible 4 point swing right there in the last minute. That call was bad.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"Mostly though I'm shocked that you are not talking about conspiracy."

Sir, we didnt get that game here.

David said...

"Mostly though I'm shocked that you are not talking about conspiracy. I mean, in the final minute some white boy was granted a completely bogus charging call on DJ Strawberry by a white official. That was a possible 4 point swing right there in the last minute. That call was bad."

Don't forget about the white coach who chose to play defense down 2 with 40 seconds to go. He had to be part of the conspiracy too, because nobody could be that dumb.