March 15, 2010
Okay, its March Madness time. In just a few days many of us will be glued to TVs, handheld devices, computers and possibly, but not likely, radios, taking in all the basketball we can. The first four days of the NCAA tournament are like nothing else.
And I am sure many of you will be filling out online or office tournament brackets. For fun, of course.
Love to hear your thoughts on the bracket, but first, here are mine.
The Pac 10 sucks. It doesn't deserve a second team. Sorry, you can't justify it. No way, no how. The league was dreadful all season.
Why, if Kansas is the No. 1 seed overall, don't the Jayhawks play the winner of the play in game? Why does that honor go to the Dookies, who were the No. 3-rated top seed.... Why are the four strongest Sweet 16 teams (Top 4 seeds) in with KU and Syracuse and the weakest in with Duke and UK?
Why are a 23-win Virginia Tech team a and a 22-win Mississippi State team out, while Notre Dame, Minnesota, Wake, Clemson, California, and Notre Dame in -- all with fewer wins -- in?
Did anybody really think Illinois deserved to get in the tournament? Maybe they thought MJ had some pull....
First No. 1 seed to go out: Syracuse.
Upsets in the opening round: Cornell (12) over Temple (5); San Diego State (11) over Tennessee (6) and Murray State (13) over Vanderbilt (4).
I also like Richmond, Baylor, and Siena to have solid tournaments.