Friday, March 21, 2008
I did a quick piece over at Sporting News about Cinderella being dead, and I wanted to share part of it in this space. I'm praying Friday's games will be better today and obviously that the announcing will in turn, but I don't see that happening unfortunately (on both accounts)....
Quick name me last year's Cinderella! Too late, there wasn't one. The lowest seed to make it to the Sweet Sixteen was 7-seeded UNLV and there was really only two upsets in the first round (Winthrop and VCU).Blockquoting yourself is so Meta, but seriously what happened to Cinderella? Ever since Butler and Gonzaga made the move to CBB's elite their replacements just haven't been able to keep up. It's a shame really. Check out the rest of that piece (there's a video!) and I'll see you at noon for another day of "Non-Madness"!
Yesterday, there were none (K-State over USC was not an upset, I'm sorry). The "magic" that Laranaga referred to in the above speech appears to be gone for the moment, and that's really a shame. I like the magic, I like the mysticism, and that's probably the reason I got only 10 picks correct out of a possible 16 yesterday.
The Tournament Has Seriously Been Lacking Magic (The Sporting Blog)