Apparently, this NCAA tourney thing is a pretty big to-do. And I just wanna fit in. Oh, I've watched a little bit of hoopin'. I've listened to what some analysts have to say...who they like, who they don't, who they think got snubbed.
And I copied and pasted the teams into all the right cells on the spreadsheet, and tomorrow I get to watch it all start crumbling down. It always does, you know.
Perhaps this year, though, I have a secret weapon. Someone I never would have thought I'd call an ally.
I've heeded the advice and basketball knowledge of Bobby Knight. I never cared much for the guy, but his 900-plus wins as a coach make it pretty obvious that he knows his stuff. And in his first year as a guest analyst on ESPN, I can see the storyline playing out: "Knight Joins ESPN, Picks National Champion."
So I sent Pittsburgh all the way to the center of my bracket, because Bobby Knight told me to. I just wanted to do something a little different than all the North Carolinas and Kansases. I'm already resigned to the fact that my bracket will be sufficiently broken by Friday.
But as of right now, it looks like a sure thing...because it's got Bobby Knight's seal of approval. (at least the final slot does.)
My Final Four: Louisville, Kansas, Pittsburgh and Duke.
The chuckling may commence.......now.
"Trying to take money out of politics
is like trying to take jumping
out of basketball."