Monday, March 21, 2005

Surveying the tournament damage

Two of my Final Four teams are gone. Half of my Elite Eight is no more. Seven of my Sweet 16 participants are history. My only remaining hope is for an Illinois-Kentucky championship game in which the Fighting Illini prevail.

Lessons from this year's busted NCAA Tournament bracket:

1) Florida is a lottery ticket that never pays off. I buy into the hype every year, and every year I learn another valuable lesson. Next year I won't buy into the hype. I swear. At least until it's time to make purchases.

2) Buy into the North Carolina hype. The Tar Heels are that good. I didn't believe it, but then I watched them play this weekend. For once, the talking heads were right.

3) Kansas was overrated. I knew it.

4) Roll Tide anyway.


Blogger Mac said...

Gottfried never did figure out the backcourt reserves, and it cost them. I blame the kid who transferred out right before the season started, leaving them with no backup point guard. I hope Winston stays.

2:14 PM  
Blogger John Hubbard said...

My bracket was looking really good until yesterday... then the bottom fell out. I dropped from 1st to middle of the pack in my pools. Oh well.

Winston is gone. Sadly.

2:41 PM  

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