Friday, March 14, 2008
College Basketball is Flat Out Awesome
As I have told friends, and I'm convinced of this, picking the NCAA Tournament takes absolutely no skill at all.
No matter how smart or ignorant you are, people ALWAYS pick teams to win from their conference, whether it be the conference they went to school at, the place they grew up or the area they live in now.
I prove this by explaining that all my Pac-10 buddies, God love them, keep barking about USC as a sleeper and how UCLA is the front-runner heading into next week. Granted, it's hard to argue with the latter, but it's funny how passionate and tainted people are when talking about their own conference.
Also, anyone in the Big 12 thinks Texas is going to win it all (unless they went to Kansas) and anyone from the Conference USA (all 20 of you) is so high on Memphis their head might explode.
I love this time because it really does bring the degenerate in gamblers out in full wave. People that never gamble are "crunching their bracket" the same way people that never drink are throwing up in the corner during New Years Eve. Intelligent friends of mine actually trying to come up with some concrete information about a Wisconsin-Michigan State game is high comedy.
Anyway, enjoy the last few days of these conference tournaments, as I try to decide which team I like better, Marquette or Stanford, Tennessee or Gonzaga. If we were France, companies would just give us the next week off.