March Madness has a means of bringing about moments that very few sporting events can even remotely pull off. There are the fixtures and mainstays which occupy deep spots in the tournament nearly each and every year: Kentucky, UConn, North Carolina, Arizona, Kansas, Michigan State, and finally the Duke Blue Devils. Of the teams just mentioned, there could only be one of them that would get the blood boiling for most of you. I mean, who hates Kansas? Rock Chalk Jayhawk is loved by mostly all of us as it depicts what March Madness is all about. Kentucky? Nah, unless you attended Louisville. But that is not what this post is about. There will always be teams and fan bases that wish for failure of their most heated rivals. Here, I am talking about the New York Yankees of college hoops. Yankee haters exist in every corner of the country. Same with Duke. No college hoops team is more divisive than the Blue Devils. Does anyone know a true Blue Devils fan? Oh, a worthy sidenote: nobody likes Duke football. It is only basketball which deserves attention. I have loads of friends, by the way and only one is a true Duke fan, albeit in basketball only. This means only one thing: 99.9% of my friends would rather go through a high-powered colonic than cheer for Duke. Let's explore why after the jump.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
It shouldn't come down to this. How many times have you heard this? I watched all of the talking heads on ESPN, CBS, TNT, TBS, TruTV, The Food Network, and any other network the NCAA decided was worthy of their hardwood spring classic. Were it Kansas vs. Northern Illinois, I'd agree wholeheartedly. However, this was Texas (4) vs. Arizona (5), two teams with identical records and pretty evenly matched. These games usually do come down to moments like these. Sadly, the officials became the focal point once again. This is not their best of years. Follow along after the jump...
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Aloha means hello. It has been a while. Rest assured, there are a litany of topics I could cover based on the time lapse since my last post. Who am I kidding? I knew exactly where I was going as soon as I had some time to commit to a blog post: The selection process for March Madness. I actually believe the NCAA Selection Committee is a devoid of rationale and sports intellect. This past Sunday, they actually made the BCS Honks appear like professors. I'll give you the case of the Texas Longhorns and their #4 seed they received while Florida received a #2. Let's break it down a bit further.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Life is full of unwritten rules. Don't talk with your mouth full. Open the door for a lady. Don't let your dog kiss your mouth (really people, it is gross as Fido has tongue bathed his nether regions for about 40 minutes before you arrived home). You get the drift. I almost forgot one: No cheering in the press box. Ever. How did this come about?