Monday, March 28, 2011

The Unlikely Final Four

Do you think there is anyone in the country with a NCAA bracket that has a Final 4 of Kentucky, Connecticut, Butler, and VCU?  I don't think so and I am glad.  I am tired of basketball snobs, such as Jay Bilas (CBS) raining on everyone's parade.  If you don't come form ACC or Big East, you really don't have a chance, or so goes his conventional wisdom.  This is only the third time that a number one team has failed to make in to the semi-finals.

Personally I am pulling for the winner between Butler and VCU - since conventional wisdom says they don't belong.  When I am King, I'll let everyone into the tournament. How you like that Jay?


  1. Paul Daugherty at SI had a column yesterday bemoaning the presence of Cinderella's at the ball. It was fine for him that they crack the sweet 16, or even the elite 8 once in awhile, but they should have the decency to make way for their betters when it comes to the finals.

    Just another reason why I've grown sick of college atheletics. I'm tired of grown adults cursing at 19 year olds.

  2. I am with you - it's a game played by kids. Instead of raining on their parade, give them some credit. Besides -- if the other teams were so good, how come they lost?