It's finally here, the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Except for the NFL playoffs, this is my favorite sporting event. I like it because it's one loss and home--no second chances, no mulligans, no best of seven series.
For the next three weeks, the sporting world will be prognosticating on the outcomes and results of the games, as well as the predictions for upsets. It will be the topic of much conversation at workplaces everywhere, many will enter pools to win money.
And so it goes that once again, Butler University was screwed by the committee. I know they do not play in a power conference, but they were undefeated in Horizon League play. They won every regular season conference game, the conference tourney, and got rewarded with a #5 seed. They will be playing the one team that can do some major damage in the tourney, #12 seed UTEP.
Duke, as always, gets an easy break. Their regional is by far the easiest, and in no way should they have been seeded higher than West Virgina. So once again Duke fans have nothing to gripe about and this just shows why so many people root against them.
I did see the Big 12 final, the Kansas-Kansas State game on Saturday. Both teams played well, Kansas just had a little more oomph.
Georgia Tech gave overrated Duke a lot of fits in the ACC final, yesterday. I won't be surprised to see Duke exited in the Sweet 16 round.
One team that may do some credible damage will be New Mexico. They have some good team players and hustlers on that team and are well-coached.
Anyway, PYY will do its best to cover the high points of the 2010 Big Dance. So stay tuned for top-notch opinionated coverage, right here.