Sunday, March 22, 2009

NCAA Round Of 16
After watching much basketball this weekend, it struck me that the brackets were falling very true to seeding this year. The East region features the 1, 2, 3 and 4 seeds. The South region features the 1, 2, 3 and 4 seeds. The West region features the 1, 2, 3 and 5 seeds (that would be the #4 seed losing to the #5 seed - not that big an upset). And the Midwest region being the least true to prediction with the 1, 2, 3 and 12 seeds still standing. Wake Forest is the #4 seed that really screwed the pooch this time around. A #1 ranked team at one point, a team that beat UNC (a darn good bet for the crown now that Ty Lawson's back), beat Duke (so pppbbblllttt! on your pooch screwing) and went deep into the season undefeated. Only to bow out in the first round. I'll reduce it to letters: FU WFU. You embarrassed the ACC yet again. You lost badly to a 13 seed which then lost badly to a 12 seed.
Ah heck - much more excitement next weekend. I hope Duke can show up all the haters and beat Villanova. I'd love to see them make the Final Four, which then can do if they have a good game. But Duke is not the best team this year. Certainly a top 8, a top 4 if they play their game, but not a national champion.


Gradual Dazzle said...

Go Duke!! I'm still tickled beyond delight that they feasted on a meal of Longhorn burgers yesterday. Whatever they do from here on out, I'm going to be on their side just for THAT.

And at least for now, my beloved Sooners are in the running. :) If they were to end up playing the Blue Devils, I'm afraid that would be the only thing to sway me from my support of Duke. But you'd understand, I'm sure.

BlogDog said...

(pat pat pat) Yes, dear. I understand. I am over my alma mater mono-mania. If Duke loses to Oklahoma, I'll not get rage-y.